Just Cause (2006, Open-World Action, 360) – 5/10 game review

Cast / crew
Creative Director: Christofer Sundberg
Technical Director: Linus Blomberg
Original Game Concept: Christofer Sundberg
Original Game Concept: Nils Gullksson

Just Cause (2006)

Rico is called upon to stabilise an unstable republic by destabilising it via the usual internationally recognised method of shooting hundreds of people in the face. And blowing stuff up.


Featuring truly impressive game tech and a beautiful environment that feels like a very large golf course, Just Cause falls down because it’s gameplay just isn’t much fun. The highly saturated graphics aren’t matched by highly saturated gameplay with Rico being boringly bullet-proof, and featuring insta-death vehicles, spam rockets and spam helicopters which make almost the entire game a slog. There is one good mission in the entire game (where you had to kill crops) but it ends in a truly joyless multi-part final mission leaving you with a really bad impression. Just remember that it’s the world’s best Magnum, p.i. title sequence simulator and that everything else is just a bonus.

This game contains mild swear words, adult dialogue and extended extreme gun violence and sensuality.

Classified 16+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 16 or over..