Percentile Rank

Just Cause 4 is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 123 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 123 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 3, 2018

The pros and cons shout over one another constantly, and I think that’s why I find it such a frustrating game to play

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ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Dec 3, 2018
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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 3, 2018

Solis is a huge island, which allows for a realistic distribution of targets, and environmental diversity. There's some pleasure to be had exploring its various environs of city, jungle, mountain and beach-fronts, making use of an almost infinite variety of vehicles.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Dec 4, 2018

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

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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 7, 2018
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Dragnix
Wait for Sale
Wait for Sale
Dec 10, 2018
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PCWorld
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 3, 2018

I plan to chip away at Just Cause 4 over the next week or two and hopefully write a definitive review at some point. Between the technical issues, the drab story, and the baffling mission structure though I’m feeling pretty disappointed so far.

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Wolf's Gaming Blog
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 15, 2018

At times Just Cause 4 excels at being a playground for destruction, a welcome bit of silly entertainment that lets you ride on top of a car over the edge of a cliff before jumping off, opening your chute, pulling out a rocket launcher and raining down hell.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 4, 2018

Although that said, even if the bugs and AI were fixed, it would still leave behind a version of Just Cause that barely changes anything you actually do since the third edition, yet has made every aspect of doing it so astronomically more annoying. What went wrong? How did such an established and entertaining series end up in such a quagmire? Gosh I’d love to know.

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GameCloud
No
No
Jan 14, 2019

Just Cause 4 has everything you’d expect from a Just Cause title, but it also suffers from a major case of one step forward, two steps back across many key areas of the game. The new grapple features and extreme weather conditions are well executed and are a perfect fit for the franchise, but poor design choices with the visuals, lighting and animation, and issues with object rendering combine to deliver an unpleasant and sometimes unplayable experience. This was a highly anticipated game for me so, so it pains me to say that players looking to jump into the Just Cause franchise should look to and would have more fun with Just Cause 3.

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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 10, 2018

There’s plenty to do in Just Cause 4, be it the actual campaign or simply wreaking havoc across the land.

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Unboxholics
Caution
Caution
Jan 4, 2019

Just Cause 4 is like a Michael Bay movie. It is full of explosions, full of intense action and without any real substance.

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Scored Reviews

Windows Central
Dec 3, 2018

Featuring a deep and diverse world, addictive action gameplay, and a fantastic new engine, Just Cause 4 is easily the best game in the series, hands down.

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Game Revolution
Dec 7, 2018

But the game also lets you become Michael Bay by giving you total control over the chaos you can create on the screen. That may not be a flattering comparison in the cinematic world but for a game like Just Cause 4, it’s one of the highest compliments.

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Cerealkillerz
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2018

Just Cause 4 offers the most diverse and beautiful Playground of the Series so far and finally optimized some parts from Just Cause 3 like the generic enemies and repeated order of missions. The Apex Engine delivers an amazing performance (PC Version) and we can recommend this game even with its unfinished cutscenes and a lot of arduous NPC accompanying missions.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a title that is worth experiencing for anyone who just wants to have a good time watching explosions and flying around a beautiful world.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Dec 10, 2018

Just Cause 4 is another solid entry in a franchise that continues to bring me hours of over-the-top, hilarious action. It doesn't do enough to evolve the franchise, and doesn't make enough use of the new weather effects, but the new tools available to Rico and the improvements in customization options is well-worth the price of entry.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

Just Cause 4 is the most essential game in the series, perfecting years of blowing things up in the most creative ways. While the narrative doesn't have any lasting impact, the overall package delivers as video game comfort food.

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Impulsegamer
4.1 / 5.0
4.1 / 5.0
Dec 21, 2018

A new entry in the Just Cause saga spells hours of fun for gamers if not anything really new for fans of the series.

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GameSpace
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

If you love open world games that let you loose to just play with things and see what kind of mayhem you can create, there's no better series than Just Cause 4. And while this holiday season is filled to the brim with new games, I would strongly advise against sleeping on Rico's latest adventure. It's one you'll be guaranteed to have dozens of hours of fun with. Recommended.

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GamePro
81 / 100
GamePro

Top Critic

81 / 100
Dec 3, 2018

Fun open-world action spectacle, which could cost graphic inadequacies and a few barren missions sympathy.

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Rectify Gaming
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2018

Overall, Just Cause 4 is a worthy sequel, and improves many problems I had with 3. A shallow story and bland open world don’t hinder the excitement and insanity the tool set Rico is given to cause damage with.

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AbsoluteXbox
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 11, 2018

Overall this is thoroughly enjoyable destruction along with an entertaining storyline and I really enjoyed my time with it.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
Shacknews
Charles Singletary Jr

Top Critic

8 / 10
Dec 4, 2018

Beyond the occasional crashes and the visual flicker, the game ran fairly well with so many things happening on screen. I never noticed any significant slowdown, even with the game’s weaponized weather completely upending the area around me. At worst, there’s a slight framerate dip with massive rapid explosions, but nothing that impacted my gameplay experience. Overall, Just Cause 4 is a very entertaining package and its potential won’t be fully tapped for a long time.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Dec 6, 2018

Just Cause 4 feels old in its mechanics, but it is incredibly fun to play. The extreme climate effects, the hook, the parachute and the flying suit allow us to develop some crazy combat maneuvers.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a very funny game but with a shallow and very repetitive story. A game with lights and shadows that does not manage to be outstanding despite trying

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Saving Content
Dec 7, 2018

Just Cause 4‘s villains never have enough screen-time to warrant their position of power or revenge, but this game is the equivalent of a popcorn flick for video games. It’s as ridiculous as the series gets, where the bad guys are trying to control the weather (the weather!), and Rico is the perfect person to remove them from power. Just Cause 4 is at its best when it isn’t too serious, and focuses on the fun and silly – which this game has in spades. Just Cause 4 is a great ride from start to finish.

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Gamerheadquarters
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 31, 2018

Just Cause 4 delivers on the explosions, wild action and fun you expect from this franchise.

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We Got This Covered
Dec 12, 2018

Just Cause 4 amps up the chaos and fun to well past 11. Gamers have never before had the freedom to cause mayhem on this grand of a scale.

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TrueAchievements
Dec 11, 2018

Despite issues in several areas, Just Cause is ultimately about the scale of its action moments over which players have complete control, and the freeform sandbox in which players run amok, and to these ends Just Cause 4 is the best in the series.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2018

Taking more of a narrative approach while not really offering all that much narrative but definitely adding a little more marvel in the form of cataclysmic weather events as the major antagonist, Just Cause 4 is a shade more than just another Just Cause game. The major gameplay loop of orchestrating chaos remains true to the series but it is meted out just a bit more slowly while unlocking the goodies to perform your opus just a bit more freely. The real shine of the game comes from just whipping about the game world transitioning between grappling, wing suiting, parachuting, carjacking, plane-jacking, and inviting the player to turn the entire island into their own X-games playground on steroids.

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LevelUp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2018

In many occasions we usually consider that good results are achieved by adding; bigger, more impactful, more showy, more noisy. However, at no time and under any circumstances is it assured that this is so and in Just Cause 4 this results in its greatest virtue and its greatest weakness. We have a huge open world, but with a mission design exploited to exhaustion for more than 10 years by countless titles. We have a freedom of action that allow us to overcome the enemy, but without defined limits that allow us to overcome even the game itself. Despite the improvements and implementations of this fourth installment, the final result tells us that it is not more, nor less than its predecessor and that, without a doubt, was an untapped opportunity. Even so, Just Cause 4 does not represent a setback or a bad delivery in the terms of the franchise and if you are a fan of the adventures of Rico Rodriguez, you will not be disappointed after making the revolution succeed in Solis.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 3, 2018

In spite of trotting out a premise that's been done to death, Just Cause 4 remains fresh thanks to its creative gameplay features and varied missions. With explosions aplenty and stunning visuals, there's little amiss with this over the top entry in the series

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

While it misses some of the best features from its predecessors, Just Cause 4 is a captivatingly fun experience, with enough new mechanics to be a staple for action fans.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 4, 2018

Just Cause 4 is the best entry in the series to date, offering spectacular free-wheeling destruction on a scale that's not been attempted before. Rico remains one of gaming's most enjoyable protagonists, but more than ever before, it's really all about what he's capable of doing rather than the events unfolding around him.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

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

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

Just Cause 4 lives in the mystique of a simulation that is concurrently shattering apart and performing as designed. Agency and Chaos are rival gods condensed into a single protagonist who uses the world's most outrageous toolbox to violently and preposterously address its most rote objectives. Limitations are explosive fuel for superpowers, somehow balancing the equation that allows Just Cause 4 to make sense.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

With its extreme weather scenarios and the familiar, over-the-top usage of Rico's grapple gun, wingsuit and parachute, Just Cause 4 is the most ridiculous and best it has ever been.

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VGProfessional
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2018

Just Cause 4 doesn’t make a lot of changes to the core gameplay of the series, but then again it doesn’t have to. It does make some welcome tweaks and additions, most notably to the grappling hook. The fourth installment in the series may not be as visually appealing as other titles in 2018, but it’s just as explosive and entertaining as ever.

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IGN
7.9 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

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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Gamefa
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

Just Cause 4 is by far the best and most complete game in the series. Improved graphics, vast world and new gears, are all helping to deliver an amazing and enjoyable experience. On the other hand, Just Cause 4 suffers from numerous technical issues, Lack of creativity in level design, shallow story and incomplete gun-play. Still If you are fan of the series and pure action in video games, Just Cause 4 is one of those games that delivers a simple, enjoyable gameplay with many ways to create pure action and explode your mind!

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PowerUp!
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 8, 2019

Just Cause 4 isn’t new. But it does what it does well. If you’re a fan of the first, second or third you will have just as much fun with the fourth.

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IGN Italy
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

In Just Cause 4 you will have fun making things explode and exploring the map in the most different ways, but don't expect a great depth of play.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2018

We finish this 2018 in style with the last triple A of the year. Rico returns to the top in a title full of action that will not disappoint fans of the saga and that will delight users looking for a sandbox full of explosions and shootings.

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GRYOnline.pl
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a really engrossing game that makes you want to goof around. The amount of new toys will decide about the longevity of this game – players can unlock A LOT of them during their progress with the main storyline. Unfortunately, it also means that gamers have to complete a dozen of repetitive tasks. Despite that, it’s still worth it.

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Nexus
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2018

Overall, Just Cause 4 is a fun game. I’ve enjoyed my time with it, but I can’t justify it at full price given that it displays a lot of noticeable inconsistency and that it feels like it’s toyed with new ideas, but ultimately failed to carve its own identity out of the franchise.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2018

Just Cause 4 is an enjoyable ride with a memorable and exciting campaign, full of thrilling gameplay moments. However, the rest of the game is a compilation of outdated mission design and poor technical performance. My advice: stick to the campaign for a fun fifteen hours and forget about everything else.

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PC Gamer
73 / 100
73 / 100
Dec 3, 2018

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

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IGN Spain
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a success at the same things that made great the third game, but a failure when tries to improve its narrative, variety o polish. Finally a fun game in short bursts but not much else.

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The Games Machine
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

The latest adventure of Rico Rodriguez, with its good dose of adrenaline and over-the-top action, forces our hero to embark on a real impossible mission to dismantle the dangerous Project Illapa. Despite the lack of variety and the exaggerated length of the campaign, Just Cause 4 still manages to push the boundaries of players' imagination, dragging them once again into a world of destruction, explosions and pure chaos.

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GameSkinny
Dec 4, 2018

Despite a few inconsistencies and missed opportunities, Just Cause 4 is still insanely fun and worth your time.

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Too Much Gaming
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 2, 2019

Just Cause 4 feels like you're living in and advancing the plot of a B–movie, and that's amazing. Wherever Rico goes, there's bound to be action, excitement, and more importantly, explosions.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

For fans of the series, Just Cause 4 ends up being one of those virtually critic-proof titles. The story is forgettable, and the repetitive mission types can feel like a chore. With that said, the chaos that all of your tools can cause creates a type of destructive madness that few other games can replicate, and the fun springing from that anarchy is undeniable. It isn't a masterpiece by any means, and it could certainly stand to be improved in the area of graphical presentation, but the moment you get your hands on the game, you might not care so long as there's something you can blow up.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Just Cause 4 is just a better Just Cause 3, and that's not a bad thing, but it feels that many elements were added just 'cause rather than seeking to revolutionize Rico Rodriguez's many revolutions. New weather elements hardly play into the moment to moment gameplay, even if they make for some pretty epic moments during a few campaign missions. It's a physics playground of the highest order, but rarely does enough with the clever mechanics in it's repetitive mission structure, whether it's the bland challenges scattered on the map or the increasingly dull and overly long Region Strikes. Just Cause 4 has some great ideas, massive explosions, and much needed improvements over the last game, but it can't quite step out of the shadow of its own idea that pure and utter chaos should be the headliner, making the massive open world feel less compelling and more, well, just 'cause.

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Zoomg
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

Just Cause 4 offers almost nothing new compared to the previous games in the series, but it still has the chaotic gameplay and exaggerated action of Just Cause which makes it fun to play.

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Atomix
70 / 100
70 / 100
Dec 7, 2018

Just Cause 4 it's a very entertaining game thanks to its nature and concept, but fails to deliver a new entry with major improvements as fans and gaming market may expect.

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PC Invasion
Dec 3, 2018

Beautiful, explosive, and endlessly creative - but hampered by similarities to its predecessor, some repetitive mission design, and not many leaps forward in its core mechanics.

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GotGame
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2018

Should you join Rico in his newest mission? The answer lies in the kinds of game you enjoy. If you had fun with the prior titles, then Just Cause 4 delivers enough improvements to make it worth a playthrough.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2019

An 80s action movie in videogame form, some poor design choices don't stop this being a great sandbox to play in.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2018

Just Cause 4 is neither a revolution nor a weak entry in the series, but it is actually the most complete Just Cause title yet. JC4 gathers everything positive from the previous games, adds some other things on top of that, and despite a repetitive gameplay and some story telling issues, still manages to at least satisfy the fans of the series.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

Buy Just Cause 4 if you want to set off epic explosions and simply have fun playing the fool. Don’t buy it if you expect to do that while working your way through its story, because you’ll be sorely disappointed.

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Saudi Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Dec 5, 2018

Just Cause 4 introduced some interesting new features that made the gameplay more fun and creative but at the expense of other stuff. It's an experience that you will enjoy but a one that you will forget the moment you drop your controller for the last time.

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EGM
7 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

Just Cause 4 has so many good systems in place, but it seems to have lost sight of what to do with them. While it's a relatively decent game in its own right, it continues the series' decline.

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Cheat Code Central
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Dec 5, 2018

Other than laughter and the occasional satisfaction of seeing a crazy plan come together, Just Cause 4 doesn’t illicit much of an emotional response. It’s ugly, monotone, and almost feels incomplete. Even some of the character animations look lazy, as though the characters themselves are saving their energy for something. The game isn’t without its charm, certainly, but that charm doesn’t amount to much when it is marred by a plethora of other issues. Just Cause 4 approaches its potential, but doesn’t quite seize it. Considering how well the game performs at its peak, that is a real shame.

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PCGamesN
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 3, 2018

Just Cause 4 refines everything that made its predecessor great. It's still one of the most generous and bombastic open world games, but its new systems don't progress the sandbox as much as they should.

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Screen Rant
Dec 5, 2018

Just Cause 4 refuses to reinvent the series, but it still offers a thrilling, over-the-top ride for fans.

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Gamersky
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a wild and outrageous open-world game, and there are a lot of goofy and funny moments that worth cherish. But compared with its prequel, Just Cause 4 barely changed in terms of gameplay.

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TheXboxHub
Dec 12, 2018

Overall, Just Cause 4 feels every bit the game that Just Cause 3 did, yet it pales in comparison due to its lacklustre presentation, stilted design and derivative story

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GearNuke
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

Just Cause 4 shows that you don't need a story to provide an entertaining gameplay, but the lack of activities in a massive open world is also its biggest fault. Giving the players an open playground with tools of destruction is basically the selling point of this game.

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Softpedia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

Still, I have hope for the franchise, and I'm sure that it's going to be turned around at some point. Until then, we're left with some mindless fun, and that's about it.

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Oyungezer Online
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2018

If you don't really care about the story and repetition doesn't bore you, then you'll love the action and enjoy your time with wingsuit, parachute and grappling hook trio.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Dec 10, 2018

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Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

The series of Avalanche Studio reaches its fourth chapter: an experience that is always fun but begins to show the signs of fatigue.

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New Game Network
69 / 100
69 / 100
Dec 12, 2018

Just Cause 4 is an easy-to-play sandbox of chaos with a sprinkling of extreme weather. It holds strong due to an improved grapple and varied tools, and while this explosive sequel won't set the world on fire, you can blow up enough things to make it interesting.

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Heavy
6.8 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

6.8 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Just Cause 4 is rough around the edges and is one of those releases whose fun factor depletes over time. It still provides a slew of entertaining moments, but not not enough interesting takes on the types of themes that are starting to feel a bit played out.

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Spaziogames
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

Just Cause 4 succeeds in being a chaotic open world in which ammunition tricks and vehicles are always on.

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AusGamers
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

But is that at all bad?.

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PlayStation Galaxy
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2019

At its core, Just Cause 4 seems like a game that's been directed by Michael Bay. Special effects are fancy and explosions are always pretty to look at, but there's no real depth or anything meaningful to find in this game.

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SECTOR.sk
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

Great destruction in massive world, but also bad UI, simple and repetitive missions and graphical issues.

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TrueGaming
6.5 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2018

While it still presents the same over the top action experience from the last instalment, Just Cause 4 fails to impress with its general look and the new extreme weather and grappling hook attachments which were interesting but underused.

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Game Volt
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2019

Just Cause 4 provides fun moments of thrilling chaos and destruction, but the game suffers from a repetition that can not be overlooked in the way tasks are performed and provides a superficial story with predictable events. Although the size of the destruction is limited compared to the third part, Along with the ability to navigate the virtual world quickly and smoothly

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Critical Hit
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Just Cause 4 may be a maniacal sandbox full of explosions and action, but it's a world that feels dull, repetitive and hollow inside as it missed the mark on being the perfect vehicle for some much-needed Christmas Catharsis.

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ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

I adored the second game, dealt with the third one, but this fourth entry just lost its appeal far too quickly. It might be time to rethink and restructure the series, or perhaps move on to a new idea.

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Gameplanet
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2019

Just Cause 4 feels uninspired and lacks anything new and exciting enough to keep players hooked. While the moment to moment gameplay is fun and refined, the lack of variety in both setting and structure makes the game fade into the background in a year packed with so many impressive titles.

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Easy Allies
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2018
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Wccftech
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Just Cause 4 delivers a truly astounding open world that lacks much to do beyond “blow up more gas tanks.” A shallow story, an absence of interesting NPCs, and frustrating mission design make for an uninvolving game that sometimes feels like a job to play. There is fun to be had in Just Cause 4, but only if you stage a revolution against what the game wants you to do.

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PSX Brasil
65 / 100
65 / 100
Dec 13, 2018

Avalanche Studios has brought novelties, such as the huge amount of easter eggs and weather conditions, making the game fun, but it's full of mobility issues, and textures that don't match. Not to mention the story and extremely repetitive missions, that make the game interesting just by having an extensive map and abundant jokes.

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GameWatcher
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2018

On one side, we can’t deny we had a lot of fun dipping in and out of Just Cause 4. It’s an exciting, crazy sandbox with some wonderful tools and pretty non-stop action. The downside is - Just Cause 3 did most of this stuff a lot better.

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GBAtemp
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2018

Just Cause 4 suffers from having little to no meat on its bones and a very poor graphical presentation. The complete freedom of movement is exhilarating but ultimately not enough to keep your attention for more than a couple sessions.

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GameCrate
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

An open world game needs to be engaging and exciting for dozens of hours, and JC4 doesn't manage that feat. It has amusing moments, but it isn't $60 worth of fun unless you really love the series. If you're interested in this game, I suggest you wait til it drops to $25 on sale. It's a nice distraction, but not much more than that.

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VideoGamer
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 7, 2018

Just Cause 4's thrills give way to repetition and a dull mission structure, but it's a ridiculous roller coaster while in full swing.

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DualShockers
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2018

Just Cause 4 has some cool ideas and nifty gameplay mechanics that are completely undercut but its own poor mission structure and game design.

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Press Start
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 11, 2018

Just Cause is undoubtedly a fun series with a devoted following. When you embrace the chaos there can be a lot of fun to be had, but it's when you look deeper at the nuts and bolts it isn't a bustling sandbox you find. It's more of a litter tray, full of waste. If you expect the finest the genre has to offer you're bound for disappointment, though if you're after more of bedlam Just Cause is famous for then this fourth iteration is what the doctor ordered.

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Digital Trends
Dec 9, 2018

There's explosive fun to be had in Just Cause 4, but it's mostly a rehash of old ideas.

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IGN Middle East
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a sequel that's looks to be promising on many aspects but in the same time failed to make enough improvement from the last sequel, however the Arabic full support was very much appreciated

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Dec 10, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a tale of two games.

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Stevivor
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

If you enjoyed the last game in the series then Just Cause 4 will give you a lot of fun creating explosions across the world, it just doesn’t push the series in any meaningful direction.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Dec 19, 2018

Just Cause 4 more often than not feels like an average open world third person shooter than it does the explosion filled bonanza that it should be.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Dec 6, 2018

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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Daily Star
Dec 10, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a game for those who want to be creative, but those who don’t mind when it is all taken away and they have to hack into some consoles in-between waves of generic enemies. Fun, but not as fun as it could be.

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Pardis Game
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Just Cause 4 is an unnecessary sequel. The creators had the means to create a massive game, one that'd succsed by any means but in the end, Just Cause 4 does not meet the requirements for a standard AAA and is nowhere near it's true potential. If you're planning to buy it then I'd recommend you wait for an offer cause  you're going to experience a lot of flaws tagging along with a really bad performance.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 7, 2018

Just Cause 4's traversal system can be wonderfully entertaining, and the chaotic, explosion-sim physics in play are frequently exhilarating, but they're manacled to a game that has absolutely no idea how best to use them. What's the point in giving players an array of tools that lets them cause wanton destruction on a gargantuan scale, and then designing a campaign full of drab, copy-pasted missions that barely require you to use them? It's a bit like getting the coolest BMX on the market for Christmas, but then your Mum tells you you're only allowed to ride it around the garden where she can keep an eye on you. Cheers, Mum.

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

Just Cause 4 the best grappling hook-focused open-world sandbox game for the PS3…I mean PS4

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GameZone
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

Just Cause 4 is fun when you're unloading lead, dancing around lightning, and blowing things up but it lacks significantly elsewhere. Avalanche has released a very unpolished open world experience that feels outdated visually and mechanically. To add insult to injury, the story feels bland and continues to make Rico one of gaming's most uninteresting protagonists despite his wide array of skills and gadgets. Just Cause 4 isn't a really bad game, it just has a lot of shortcomings and issues that hold it back from being something more than average at best and really mediocre at its worst.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 4, 2018

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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Reno Gazette-Journal
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

Just Cause 4 introduces some new interesting features like strike missions and an immersive frontline but does so at the cost of doing away with the familiar liberation system that fans of the series know and love. The result is a Just Cause game that doesn't quite feel like a Just Cause game, which might not sit well with some folks. Hopefully, the next game in the series finds a way to merge both as the game's base mechanics continue to be a hoot for players with creative minds.

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Gamers Heroes
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 4, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a fantastic playground of chaos, giving players the tools and creative options to sow seeds of complete mayhem. It's only when you step away from that mayhem, following the path of the campaign put ahead of you, that you'll find repetition, lack of character, and a disappointing open world.

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Xbox Achievements
60%
60%
Dec 10, 2018

A sequel that on paper had huge potential, Just Cause 4 is unfortunately a bit shabby and light on genuinely new ideas, beyond the novelty of lightning storms and tornadoes. The core gameplay remains good, explosive fun, but Rico is evidently running out of steam.

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COGconnected
58 / 100
58 / 100
Dec 10, 2018

It pains me to speak ill of a series I’ve thoroughly enjoyed in the past, but Just Cause 4 is a disappointing extension that needs to aim a lot higher and is, frankly, kind of boring. In the climate of exceptional games that have preceded it this year, it simply does not hold up.

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Video Chums
5.8 / 10.0
5.8 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2018

There's no denying that Just Cause 4 is a disappointing game with its generic gameplay and embarrassing graphics.

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Bazimag
5.8 / 10.0
5.8 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2018

Recommending Just Cause 4 to both old fans of the series and new players is a hard task. if you are a fan of this series you might be easily disappointed because the game hasn't changed much compared to the previous games. and if you're new to the series, you might fell in the trap to compare it to other open world games out there and therefore not enjoy it much. there are many issues in the basis of its gameplay that can't be resolved even with huge updates.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
55 / 100
55 / 100
Dec 13, 2018

Just Cause is always known for its action aspect. And the fact is not changed with Just Cause 4. But with almost last gen visual and countless of bugs and issues, it feels like a rushed game.

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USgamer
Dec 12, 2018

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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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Jan 10, 2019

Just Cause 4 is more a technical demonstration of the engine's capabilities than an exciting modern game. If you are waiting for an interesting missions, nice story and fresh decisions, then you just will not get them. The game may be fun for the first couple of hours, especially due to explosions and acrobatics, but then it gets pretty boring.

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Geeks Under Grace
5 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Andrew Borck
5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2019

Rico's newest adventure falls flat. Worth a rental, or just play the third in the series, which is so far the high-water mark.

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3DNews
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2018

Another Just Cause game with a couple of meaningless additions, which didn't fix almost any issues of Just Cause 3.

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Gameblog
5 / 10
5 / 10
Dec 11, 2018

Just Cause 4 is more or less of the same. It's still good to play Rico and use its usual stuff, but it lacks strong new features, and with its redundant secondary quests system, its dated visuals and all the bugs, it just feels like a average game.

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Pure Playstation
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

Avalanche Studios clearly tried doing something different with the Just Cause series and added some new flavor to Just Cause 4. It’s a shame none of the additions really fit or handled properly. The story wasn’t well told, gameplay gravitated away from proper destruction, and just things that make the title look like it’s from 2008. If Just Cause 4 is like this because the developers are running out of ideas, it might be best to retire the series and move on to something else.

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Destructoid
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2018

Just Cause 4 is not a better game than its predecessor. In many ways, it feels like the same game, just with a new continent to explore. For some, this may be all they ever wanted, but for the rest of us, it's just not enough. The formula starts to show itself early and can feel monotonous only a few hours in. There will always be joy in the mass destruction of the Just Cause 4 games, but the games seem to rely more and more on "making your own fun" instead of pushing the player into exciting and unique scenarios via the mission structure and overall game design.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Jan 21, 2019

Just Cause 4 is just more of the same. The physics engine that has been around since Just Cause 2 is still fun to see in action, but that's about it. There is nothing new about Just Cause 4 that makes it stand out from other entries in the Just Cause series. The Extreme Weather system that was meant to make a huge difference in Just Cause 4 just isn't used enough for me to care, and outside of things going BOOM, the game just seems like more of the same.

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MonsterVine
2 / 5
2 / 5
Jan 8, 2019

Even ignoring the massive technical faults, Just Cause 4 just isn’t fun to play.

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Slant Magazine
Dec 11, 2018

It doesn’t matter how cool an individual set piece looks if all the smaller scenes leading up to it are marred by unresponsive vehicles, dumb AI, and shoddy physics.

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Niche Gamer
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

In a year where Square Enix also released The Quiet Man, I’d be hard pressed to decide which of these games is worse. Just Cause 4 may have a slightly higher score, but I think I’d prefer playing The Quiet Man. At least that title is short.

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