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  • Summary: Set in the bucolic Mediterranean island republic of Medici, a land crumbling under the brutal rule of General Di Ravello, you assume control of franchise's hero Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to liberate his homeland and the people of Medici...by any means necessary. With over fourSet in the bucolic Mediterranean island republic of Medici, a land crumbling under the brutal rule of General Di Ravello, you assume control of franchise's hero Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to liberate his homeland and the people of Medici...by any means necessary. With over four hundred square miles of utter freedom from sky to seabed and a massive arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can dream up. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. Dec 1, 2015
    95
    Let’s try a metaphor and imagine games as drinks. Fallout 4 is a fine wine, aged, complex, and evolving, likely better with a bit of wait. Bloodborne is a single malt Scotch — dense, overwhelming and rarified. Destiny might be a well made cocktail — a bit trendy, probably too expensive, but eminently satisfying and possessed of a certain technical skill. Just Cause 3 is a Miller High Life. It might not tick those other boxes of quality that those other drinks manage, but damn if I’d have it any other way.
  2. Dec 13, 2015
    87
    When you’re not waiting for it to load, Just Cause 3 is an incredibly fun game. Crisp visuals and a clever soundtrack bring all the explosions to life. Even with the violence and destruction, it manages to maintain a lighter tone than the Far Cry games, without sliding into the outright silliness of Saints Row. But, it’s still silly enough.
  3. Dec 21, 2015
    80
    Just Cause 3 gets away with more stunts and high-flying hijinks that, let’s be honest, even Hollywood can’t get away with much anymore. Come for the explosions, but stay for the, well, stay for even more explosions.
  4. Dec 8, 2015
    77
    All in all, Just Cause 3 is one giant bombastic set piece that manages to be immensely enjoyable and disappointing at the same time.
  5. "I have an island and i will blow it up!" Just cause 3 is a symphony of explosions. Action scenes make you feel good but missions get repetitive after a while.
  6. Dec 5, 2015
    70
    Like me, fans of the predecessor will still enjoy playing this game, and the true sandbox nature that promotes tinkering around with nearly endless possibilities will ensure that some people will continue to play it even after the story is completed.
  7. Dec 4, 2015
    30
    Imagine a roller coaster that stops for maintenance every 30 feet and doesn't allow you to exit, even after you've already been around the track a few dozen times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 154
  2. Negative: 27 out of 154
  1. JRG
    Dec 1, 2015
    10
    Repetetive after a while, and it has some questionable progression unlocks. A little bit shallow too.

    But hell if I'm not having more fun
    Repetetive after a while, and it has some questionable progression unlocks. A little bit shallow too.

    But hell if I'm not having more fun than ever.

    Every day I come home and look at my PS4 game collection and think "these are all great games, but I'm feeling lazy as hell. I don't want to think, I want to RELAX."

    Enter JC3. Turn on the game, blow stuff up, cry laughing at the awesome freedom afforded to you.

    Thanks Avalanche. You know what you are good at and don't pretend to make this game something it isn't. It's good, stupid fun. And I've been waiting for this since JC2.
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  2. Jan 8, 2016
    9
    Although the game does get repetitive it can be excused with all the creative ways you create chaos. This game has many explosive surprises inAlthough the game does get repetitive it can be excused with all the creative ways you create chaos. This game has many explosive surprises in its sleeve and its something to appreciate. The world is absolutely beautiful with plenty of things to see and all of its hidden secrets and easter eggs to find. From driving a boat to wingsuiting through the world this game is what players want to immerse themselves in. The beauty of this game i undescribable, I had a great time flying around through caves, hills and cities. The story is great fun too with lovable characters and funny moments for everyone to enjoy and not to forget all the action it packs. The addition of mods is fantastic and great to mess around and making gameplay incredibly fun. This game almost lives up to its previous game but it is still an amazing game with lots to do. Expand
  3. Dec 1, 2015
    9
    While the story arc remains unimportant, everything else is an improvement over predecessor Just Cause 2. The new wing suit makes exploringWhile the story arc remains unimportant, everything else is an improvement over predecessor Just Cause 2. The new wing suit makes exploring the islands easier. The environments are again massive and even more beautiful than before. The fire leech has instantly become one of my favourite weapons in gaming history. Just Cause 3 might not exceed expectations, but then again it doesn't really have to as long as it delivers what it promised. And it does: endlessly blowing up everything in sight in various way still is fun, a lot of fun. Expand
  4. Dec 19, 2015
    7
    Just Cause 3 is basically explosion simulator. I'm not saying the explosions and booster explosives aren't super fun to watch, but that's theJust Cause 3 is basically explosion simulator. I'm not saying the explosions and booster explosives aren't super fun to watch, but that's the extent of what's offered here. The side missions are boring, the main character is like a blank sheet. Occasionally they throw a gob of ink on there, only to rub it off with white-out. Some other characters like Dimas are pretty good, but Just Cause 3 lacks good characters. This game encourages me to be creative. In my face, it tells me it will reward me for being creative. And while ten automatic weapons, a missile launcher, and three snipers are shooting at me I'll plant a super intricate chain reaction and be 'creative.' Basically the game consists of main quests, side quests, and taking bases. You'll need to take bases to advance the story. The first couple of bases are awesome as you goggle at the explosions and watch your explosives go to work, but then it becomes repetitive as being creative is impossible as the super aggressive AI works all too well on you. There will be red screens. There will be grinding. All I ever used was a RPG, and occasionally the plantable explosives on big objects. But over all of this, the idea of how you take bases is absolutely ridiculous. Blow the crap out of everything and then the dictator loses the place. What? How does that help the resource starved rebels? Now onto the best parts of the game. The graphics are phenomenal. I've never felt more in paradise in a video game. The explosion effects are awesome too, with pieces of metal flying through the air, and crushing Di Ravello's puny militia troops. I've never had more fun strapping explosives that push things(booster explosives) onto cows and watching them fly through the air in awe. It almost brought tears to my ash caked eyes. The game is extra fun when you're just jacking around, blowing up cars and cows, and testing how far you can free fall. Also, travelling with the combination of wingsuit, grapple, and parachute makes long distances a 'distant' memory.
    Overall, Just Cause 3 is great for what it is, but it lacks anything else. If you love explosions, strap right in to your car coated in plastic explosive, and enjoy blowing everything to pieces.
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  5. Oct 1, 2017
    7
    This game has nice graphics and a great story line, but, I got bored playing It after 3 days. The gameplay is a little weird with the hook andThis game has nice graphics and a great story line, but, I got bored playing It after 3 days. The gameplay is a little weird with the hook and the parachute. So if you want to have a little fun, destroying everything, It is the right game to play ! Expand
  6. Jan 15, 2016
    6
    As fun the sand box can by at times, the whole game is afflicted by terrible tech, with heavy frequent frame drop when the real actionAs fun the sand box can by at times, the whole game is afflicted by terrible tech, with heavy frequent frame drop when the real action starts.... and not minor drops, consistent heavy drops that affect badly the gameplay.

    And some vehicles have the worst handling i ever saw in any videogame.

    For the rest : great destruction, many vehicle and weapons, beautiful islands.

    this game needs a major patch to be playable, in this state it is totally ruined by the bad tech.
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  7. Aug 8, 2016
    0
    4702MQ CPU GTX760 GPU 16Gb RAM and up to 70 pictures in Game. But many many cold shut downs in Game. Bad support and trubleshotings. i have no4702MQ CPU GTX760 GPU 16Gb RAM and up to 70 pictures in Game. But many many cold shut downs in Game. Bad support and trubleshotings. i have no experinece about Gameplay because....... b. Expand

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