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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: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jan 8, 2016
    90
    Just Cause 3 is an amazing spectacle of destruction and satisfaction.
  2. Dec 1, 2015
    85
    Those that found JC2 underwhelming or repetitive won’t find much to change their mind here, but for fans like myself that simply can’t get enough destruction, Just Cause 3 delivers on all levels.
  3. Dec 16, 2015
    80
    It’s a solid and light-hearted game that offers a sprawling open-world playground for you to explore and destroy in as many creative and humorous ways as you can imagine. There are bugs that need to be addressed, it lacks the depth of other games in its genre, and it can be repetitive over long periods of play, but in short bursts of a couple of hours or so there’s no hiding from the fact that being given the freedom to blow things up to your heart's content provides some of the most chaotic fun you’ll find on the Xbox One right now.
  4. 70
    Just Cause 3 can be a rather fun game, but it's not the sequel we were hoping for. There are some very impressive things to be found within its large-scale and explosive quest, and on its insanely large world of Medici, but technical problems and dated mechanics hold it back from living up to its potential.
  5. Dec 8, 2015
    70
    Long load times, sluggish frame-rate and awful shooting would usually be the end of an action game. Just Cause 3 just about gets away with it though thanks to the hugely open approach to carnage with the likes of grappling hooks, parachutes, wingsuits, rocket launchers, infinite C4, tanks, choppers and the freedom to do whatever you want with them.
  6. Jan 9, 2016
    60
    The lasting memories of Just Cause 3 will be the small moments where everything comes together to make the most insignificant action feel like a unique event. The fact that all of the mechanics work together so seamlessly is impressive, but the magic is fleeting.
  7. Dec 4, 2015
    59
    When the spectacular fireworks and hilarious, delightfully destructive chaos kick off, the frame rate often drops well below 30 frames per second. And when the frame rate drops, it’s much harder to defy death as you’re piloting one of the many helicopters, jets, or cars, or stay in the air when you’re using the fun but touchy wingsuit. When you die, you’re subjected to loading times that can last 90 seconds or more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 58
  2. Negative: 12 out of 58
  1. Dec 1, 2015
    10
    10/10 from me.. this game gives me everything I want at the moment; FUN, FUN & FUN!

    Truly a step up from Just Cause 2, in this 3rd
    10/10 from me.. this game gives me everything I want at the moment; FUN, FUN & FUN!

    Truly a step up from Just Cause 2, in this 3rd installment bigger really is better. I have recently put 3 days into Fallout 4 and I find myself dropping it like a hot potato just thinking about the chaos I can create in this game.

    For those who want a break from the intense online shooters, epic story rpgs and games alike.. pick this up!
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  2. Mar 24, 2016
    10
    Just Cause 3 is an open-world action game that focuses on massive destruction. The open world is hilariously huge and can be freely explored,Just Cause 3 is an open-world action game that focuses on massive destruction. The open world is hilariously huge and can be freely explored, from underwater up to the mountain tops. The world contains spectacular landscapes and is full of side activities and destructible objects. If you want to have a really nice open world and enjoy some cool, completely exaggerated action, then this is the game for you. After the first big patch, the game runs more smoothly and didn't experience any crash anymore. Strong recommendation for every fan of action and open world games. Expand
  3. Jan 16, 2016
    9
    What's up Gamers, I have been playing games for longer than most of you have been alive most likely and I have been coming to this site forWhat's up Gamers, I have been playing games for longer than most of you have been alive most likely and I have been coming to this site for reviews for several years but I have never signed up till now. After reading the reviews for this game I was not certain if I was going to buy it but I got bored with the games I was playing and broke down and bought it and it is so much fun. Some of these reviews are just people that only like first person shooters and if it doesn't play like Call of Duty they don't like it. JC3 game play is so fun and refreshing because you can do so many things. The addition of the wing suit is awesome, just trying to see how far you can fly with it, through mountains and stuff will keep you occupied for hours not to mention all the little side missions and races and stuff. I have been playing for a couple hours a day for 3 weeks and have not gotten bored with all the stuff you can do and I have not even explored half the map. I had to get on here and put my 2 cents in because there were so many bad reviews for this game and it doesn't deserve it. The only complaint I have is that the loading takes a while sometimes but I haven't had any issues with lag or any major glitches. One reviewer talked about the civilians not being found enough and I just scratch my head and wonder what he is talking about. If you go into any town they are all over the place and there are little side missions that pop up randomly where you help civilians with either a broken down car or their boat is stuck and you use the grapple to get it back in the water, it's a nice little addition to the game. Its a great game and I hope my review helps. Expand
  4. Dec 14, 2015
    7
    It's fun but I got bored of it really fast. The combat is lifeless, it doesn't feel solid when you hit someone. The biggest let down of thisIt's fun but I got bored of it really fast. The combat is lifeless, it doesn't feel solid when you hit someone. The biggest let down of this otherwise great game is the controls. It feels unruly. The writing takes some getting used to, like a sub par netflix exclusive but you can look past it eventually. The gameplay itself is great but the controls need to be alot tighter. Expand
  5. Jul 26, 2016
    7
    Overall this game performs well but runs dry after a while of playing it. It lacks a storyline of different gameplay.
    All you do is go to a
    Overall this game performs well but runs dry after a while of playing it. It lacks a storyline of different gameplay.
    All you do is go to a base, kill some people and blow everything up, and that is fun to do but thats all the game is. As its main part of the game, destruction does not take place as much as it is retailed for in my opinion, there are gasoline tanks, vehicles, statues, walls of bases, and a few bridges that are destructible, the rest is not, again it lacks content.
    I would like this game so much more if it had a multiplayer, as one of gamers favorite things to do is blow sh*t up with friends.
    The graphics hold up to be quite well and though the loading screens are quite long, it is not a major killer for the game.
    Graphics 8.5/10
    Gameplay 6/10
    Price 8/10
    Plot 6.5/10
    Total 7.25/10
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  6. Mar 10, 2016
    5
    The game is pretty funny while you are playing the campaign and liberating settlements but the story is terrible and the missions are just goThe game is pretty funny while you are playing the campaign and liberating settlements but the story is terrible and the missions are just go here, defend this, kill that. There are no side missions and also once story is done there is really nothing else to do in the game.
    I found myself quickly bored after completed the story and the challenges which are required to unlock stuff are boring and repetitive.
    The game has 1 min loading times and TERRIBLE performance. Dipping towards 15fps
    The game is OK but I would only pick up for really cheap
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  7. Feb 5, 2016
    0
    No cover system, no more crouching or aiming. Just shoot in the general direction of your opponent and hope that bullet magnetism takes overNo cover system, no more crouching or aiming. Just shoot in the general direction of your opponent and hope that bullet magnetism takes over and actually hits them. Pathetically clunky controls for a TPS game made in 2015. This game doesn't even deserve a proper review because its controls are so poor. It's absolutely inexcusable. Expand

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