Just Cause review

Grappling hooks, guns, parachutes and political righteousness - now mix and make your own fun

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Go-go gadgets

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    Unleashing stylish stunts

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    Pretty sights


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    Rehashed GTA gameplay

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    Repetitive music

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    Lack of opportunities

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Daddy, where do cheap bananas come from? Well shucks, Billy! Don’t you remember the days after World War II, when the CIA liked to sneak into Latin American countries, assassinate elected leaders and install hand-picked puppet tyrants so corporations like the United Fruit Company could move in and rape the land and people?

You can be part of that rich history in Just Cause, where you’ll play Rico Rodriguez, a CIA agent sent to initiate regime change in a paradise island overrun with power-hungry militias. He's an Antonio Banderas look-alike, in a skin-tight jumpsuit, ready to overtake San Esperito, a 20 square mile nationswollen with lush vegetation, rugged mountain terrain, rivers, lakes, villages and cities. It's all glowing with vibrant color. It's yours to overthrow. And damn if it isn't fun... on your own terms.

More info

DescriptionHijack any vehicle in your efforts to overthrow the cruel governmental overlords of San Esperito - GTA style.
Platform"Xbox","PC","PS2","Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Mature","Mature","Mature","Mature"
UK censor rating"16+","16+","16+","16+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)