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Just Cause review

AT A GLANCE
  • Go-go gadgets
  • Unleashing stylish stunts
  • Pretty sights
  • Rehashed GTA gameplay
  • Repetitive music
  • Lack of opportunities

Just Cause offers some nice explosion-filled graphics (the 360 looks best, followed by the PC, Xbox and lastly the PS2), some inspired stunt work and some fun tools.

And the world is huge. If it was more packed with opportunities for us to use those tools and stunts, this could have been a GTA-killer.

Instead, the game’s best moments bubble out of your brain. Artistic types will blow through the mission, then happily spend hours wandering the island and devising elaborate stunts, combining their plane-to-plane jumps with long freefalls with murderous rampages with driving burning cars off cliffs and shooting grappling hooks into boats and…well, you see?

More Info

Release date: Sep 27 2006 - Xbox, PC, PS2, Xbox 360 (US)
Sep 22 2006 - Xbox, PC, PS2, Xbox 360 (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox, PC, PS2, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Published by: Eidos
Developed by: Avalanche Studios
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes
PEGI Rating:
16+

3 comments

  • Shnubby - July 19, 2012 8:26 a.m.

    This was one of my first Xbox 360 games and it's fair to say that it's a fun and decent game but to be honest the story didn't keep me interested for long and messing around was rubbish compared to all the havoc you can cause in Grand Theft Auto! I haven't bothered to try out the sequel.
  • CreeplyTuna - March 24, 2010 9:01 p.m.

    this was the coolest game i ever played when i was 9. now im 14.
  • ChickenStew - June 12, 2009 5:21 a.m.

    Jesus, I never thought i'd ever say, "I can't believe I spent 11 bucks for that shitty game".

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