Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 Reviews Summary

Sandbox Mayhem
Lack of Innovation
Bugs and Performance

Summary: 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.

Rating Summary

Based on 131 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 131 critic reviews
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6 / 10.0
Dec 25, 2019

Just Cause 4 has a beautiful and varied world of surfing, exploding and Bollywood. But this is all the game has to offer, it doesn't make the effort to pay attention to the Story and characters, and the technical difficulties and repetitive stages prevent you from having a lasting experience.

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3 / 5.0
Sep 22, 2019

Just Cause 4 has so many problems. Bad graphics, bad story, and weaker gameplay. But the missions are enjoyable to the point that you might accept it all. Weak Recommend

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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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7.8 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2019

The gameplay of Just Cause 4 is always the same with the inevitable grapple and a rich arsenal that will allow you to indulge in a gunplay that always has a certain solidity.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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7 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2019

In conclusion, Just Cause 4 is a pretty good game and even though it is not the best part of the series, it will not disappoint anyone who has played the previous titles and it has the potential through its good story to bring new fans to its universe.

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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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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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2 / 5
Jan 8, 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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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