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Just Cause 4

Square Enix, Avalanche Studios
Dec 4, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
7.9 / 10
PC Gamer
73 / 100
Easy Allies
6.5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
USgamer
2.5 / 5

Just Cause 4 Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

Sandbox Mayhem

Lack of Innovation

Bugs and Performance

While Just Cause 4 delivers the chaotic combat and murderous mayhem the series is known for, it fails to meaningfully advance the series. As a result, many of the systems feel old and dated. Performance also seems to be an issue on PC.


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Just Cause 4 Trailers

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Just Cause 4: The Black Hand [ESRB]

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Just Cause 4: Brand New Grapple Hook [ESRB]

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Just Cause 4: The World of Solís [ESRB]


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Critic Reviews for Just Cause 4

Weather effects and party balloons see a knockabout charmer return in decent form.

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Just Cause 4 is a slightly better version of Just Cause 3's destruction-fueled action, but lacks a big new idea to give it an identity of its own.

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Still delivers the series' sandbox mayhem, but is underserved by some pretty dated systems.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

It's an improvement on the last game but as a franchise Just Cause is still squandering the majority of its potential with its banal mission design and dull storytelling.

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Few games serve up more nonstop action and destructive freedom than Just Cause 4

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Traversal and destruction highlight Just Cause 4 and new gadgets add a welcome layer to the formula, but missions rarely bring out the game's best features.

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There are times when Just Cause 4 is amazing, but the final result is a game that loses parts of what made Just Cause great in the first place. The new mission structure repetitive and causes the series' staple destruction to take a backseat. The tether customization is top notch and the new weapons are a winner, but things like throwable C4 are gone. And the extreme weather, which is exciting when it appears, doesn't make its presence felt during most of the game. I had fun with Just Cause 4, but it's a game I want to love more than I actually do. Temper your expectations.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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