The Just Cause series has become a mainstay in the gaming industry, and after I shortly covered the fourth instalment in the Epic Games Store free games: “Just Cause 4” and “Wheels of Aurelia” article, it’s time to have a look back at the original two titles.
Just Cause, published in September 2006, is about a field operative and specialist in regime change (the ridiculous job description already indicates how silly things become) who has to bring down the corrupt government of South American state San Esperito which is in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Of course the hero brings his own destruction on top of the various factions of the tropical island by using weapons and performing out-of-this-world stunts not only on the ground, but in the air as well, even if it means jumping from one vehicle to the next.
Just Cause 2 – Complete Edition, published in March 2010, includes all the weapons and vehicles DLC, offering an even crazier sandbox experience that takes place on the island of Panau where agent Rico Rodgriguez has to find and eliminate his friend and mentor, again showcasing the series’ ridiculous sense of storytelling.
But of course it’s the fun gameplay that truly shines, with even more explosive set-pieces, as one doesn’t simply jump from cars to cars, but jets and helicopters, too. If ever there was a game that deserves a blockbuster movie, then it’s probably this one (or the series as a whole).