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Just Cause 3

Square Enix, Avalanche Software
Dec 1, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

51%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
67 / 100
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Game Informer
8 / 10
Polygon
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 is a playground where you get to be a physics-defying force of destruction, and its loop of liberating dozens of towns across this enormous scenic world would've gotten old much quicker if the combat wasn't so full of options for free-form mayhem. Getting the most out of it requires some creativity and tolerance for performance bugs on your part, so come expecting to make at least some of your own fun. It's a damn shame so many performance problems and punishing load times keep cropping up [on the PS4 and XB1 versions], because I love what Just Cause 3 does. But for game that's so heavily dependent on action to run this poorly is no laughing matter. [OpenCritic note: Dan Stapleton separately reviewed the PC (8) and PS4/XB1 (5.9) versions. Their scores have been averaged.]

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A bombastically enjoyable action game with serious performance issues gets spread too thinly over a vast map.

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The explosions are amazing, and it's fun in short bursts, but Just Cause 3 is ultimately an unremarkable, shallow experience.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The core action is explosively silly in all the best ways, but the controls, missions, and story structure are all disappointingly underdeveloped.

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A chaotic action romp, tragically let down by repetition and padding. There's fun to be had, but all too little variety in its huge open world.

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Blowing up everything loses its anarchic thrill after several dozen times, but it's still a blast

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If you can judge a game based on the moments that make you put it down for the night, Just Cause 3 is hard to criticize: I only stopped when I needed to sleep, not because I wanted to put the game down. The "did you see that?!" factor seems unlimited here, and it kept me coming back to discover what unexpected domino of explosions I could start next with a single grenade. The formula of the Just Cause series hasn't been expanded, but it has been improved. And it's rare that a game is so comfortable in its own skin.

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Just Cause 3 is a stunning display of cause and effect, despite weak story missions and occasional technical problems.

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OpenCritic Coverage

It's Your Last Chance to Play These Two Titles in Xbox Game Pass

It's Your Last Chance to Play These Two Titles in Xbox Game Pass

Just Cause 3 and LEGO City: Undercover are currently in Xbox Game Pass, but they won't be for long. Consider this your last chance to play them.

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