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Just Cause 3

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Based on 109 critic reviews
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Available on:PlayStation 4Dec 1, 2015
Xbox OneDec 1, 2015
PCDec 1, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Avalanche Software

Publisher: Square Enix

Genres: Action, Adventure, Third-Person Shooter

The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.

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

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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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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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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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Audience Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
Explosions enthusiast Rico Rodriguez is back, this time flying around his Mediterranean hometown of Medici to depose another dictator terrorizing the nation. In this third-person action game, you will play around a gigantic map, find every structure painted red, and blow them the **** up to kingdom come with better toys and unlimited C4. With the help of allies, Rico will free

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