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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: 33 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Dec 2, 2015
    90
    Just Cause 3 stands for freedom and fun. Every gameplay element is working towards one and the same goal: doing whatever you feel like. Just Cause 3 is simply a game you must play, it would surprise us if you wouldn't like it.
  2. Dec 1, 2015
    80
    Just Cause 3 is a chaotic, over the top action game where a simple grenade could level an entire military base from the domino effect alone. It is a beautiful action movie in video game form, with a cool protagonist and an incredible attention to detail.
  3. Nov 30, 2015
    80
    Just Cause 3 delivers what it does best: chaos and destruction. Though the world and gameplay feel monotonous at times, the wingsuit and other new additions are fun. But still no multiplayer, really?!
  4. Jan 19, 2016
    80
    Just Cause 3 is a monument to excess. It’s Hot Shots. It’s Charlie Chaplin in The Dictator, if Charlie Chaplin had rocket-powered C4 in his boots. It’s that scene in Dr. Strangelove where Slim Pickens rides the nuke into Russia, except...well, no, it’s pretty much exactly that scene on repeat for 25-30 hours.
  5. Dec 2, 2015
    75
    Just Cause 3 has two souls: one is pure, untarnished and ridiculous fun, the other is pretty raw, unpolished and repetitive. If you like blowing stuff up, launching rocket cows into space, or simply chaos, this game is definitely a dream come true. Just don’t expect an action masterpiece.
  6. Nov 30, 2015
    70
    Just Cause 3 is a sandbox game that works only if you create your own experience. But if you play it in a straight way, it shows only limitations (and some technical issues that we hope Avalanche will fix soon).
  7. Dec 23, 2015
    55
    Gliding over Medici’s beautiful vistas and causing those awesome explosions are the only fun things in a soulless product known as Just Cause 3. But then again, you can just gaze at screenshots while listening to the game’s soundtrack.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 158
  2. Negative: 58 out of 158
  1. Dec 6, 2015
    10
    Well, this-is.. Amazing.One of the best game i played since long time. Who cares about the plot. I'm full of all that games that want to giveWell, this-is.. Amazing.One of the best game i played since long time. Who cares about the plot. I'm full of all that games that want to give an amazing plot when probably best part of the players even care. this, is a game.you can do everything you want. he is an old style hero, a real one. some good joke while i shot with my bazooka, cool attitude, superstrong, unbeatable. Big map, lot of thing to do. The MOD system is cool.
    Now the part about the graphic:
    Yes there are problem on PC version. I have an i5-4670k 3.40ghz, 8gb ram,geforceGTX 760, and it give me some problem, mostly when i turn on myself very fast, and there is some "lag", but all that kids who say that is worst that BATMAN are real morons. you can play any way. probably in 2/3 weeks we will have the patch, so be patient. i cant stay here and read some stupid newbie who say "is possible that for everygame that come out we need a patch?". yes is possible, you konw howw difficult is to make a triple A game in this period? shut the **** up and go to work or play something else. you are not playing supremario bros, this are amsterpieces idiot, id like to see you do anything like. this.
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  2. Dec 2, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I prefer this to just cause 2 simply because if you get board you can play the game how you want to just go on a rampage.
    And alot of people are giving it negative reviews because it wont run ot there system i have had no problems what ever'
    Great engine on my system silky smooth no lag first half hr of gameplay long loading but after fine.
    And what game can you tether a person behind your car and brag then along.
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  3. Dec 1, 2015
    8
    Just Cause 3 is bigger and almost better from its predecessor blowing things up is what this game series does best. It’s impossible to denyJust Cause 3 is bigger and almost better from its predecessor blowing things up is what this game series does best. It’s impossible to deny that there are a number of things that the game doesn’t do very well like performance issues (that will be fixed with a patch) and some boring story missions but all of this is easy to forgive when your adventure in the beautiful place called Medici the game gives yoy complete freedom to do almost anything and the explosions and battles are sweet Expand
  4. Dec 18, 2016
    6
    The makers of Just Cause 3 obviously took a very close look at Far Cry 4.
    However, execution is sub par in my opinion.
    The AI in this game
    The makers of Just Cause 3 obviously took a very close look at Far Cry 4.
    However, execution is sub par in my opinion.
    The AI in this game is lame, to say the least.
    Blowing stuff up is fun at first, until you realize all missions are more or less the same, then it gets old really fast.
    Long term playability is limited.
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  5. Mar 4, 2017
    5
    Just Cause 3
    A game filled with some of the best highs and most disastrous lows of any recent game i have played.
    Upon getting this game
    Just Cause 3
    A game filled with some of the best highs and most disastrous lows of any recent game i have played.

    Upon getting this game on release day i was hyped. Loved just cause 2 with at least 3 playthroughs completed on ps3. Arrived at a new triple A title only to find no SLI support... okay. This meant i was using a 680 instead of a 690. On release day this game was nothing short of unplayable. I just love 30fps medium settings at 1080p,, truly glorious. After waiting for some drivers and a couple of patches I got stuck in, and was having great fun. Stuttering on a 4790k aside, i was having fun.
    So lets talk gameplay.
    - The wingsuit, was a very logical and good edition to Just Cause, it aloud for mobility (without vehicles) to be increased massively, although difficult at first, a lot of fun once mastered.

    - Vehicles feel a lot better than in just cause 2 mostly down to the work of Criterion Games who did a fantastic job, except motorbikes, they are horrendous and easily one of the worst things to drive in any game. Lots of vehicle choice with plenty of detail.

    - Challenge scores and Feats that once set your friends can try and beat, a lot of fun to be had. However many of the challenges are incredibly buggy (especially bomb blasts) this 9 times of 10 stop them from being fun and make them more of a chore and an absolute nuisance.

    - Upgrades, not much needs to be said, they are great edition and really help with a sense of progretion throughout the game, good job.

    - Graphics, oh my. Run in 4k on a Titan X Pascal, its nothing short of stunning. Render distances could be improved but apart from that a true feast for the eyes.

    - Story, no spoilers, is a lot of fun but has dodgy characters and terrible pacing with live rendered cut scenes that most of the time go wrong in some way.

    Now, comes for the real problems. Im currently running a 5960x at 3.3ghz and the game doesnt stutter at all even in massive moments of destruction. However it should not be necessary to own a £1000 cpu just to get the game to be smooth. The developers need to get there act together. My game would crash after about 4 hours of play without fault, there are still VRAM leak bugs that havnt been bothered to be fixed. And although I would say compared to most people my game ran well I know a friend with a 6700k and GTX 1080 and the game would flat out refuse to run in full screen without crashing.

    However many hours of enjoyment I have had out of this title I cannot overlook the fact that the Devs released a broken game and have refused to fix it.

    Overall I would give this game a 5/10

    p.s. Dont get me started on the DLCs what a cash grabbing joke, 60% of the time they are absolutely horrendous and the rest of the time they are crashing. They break all of the balance in the game and unless you can get them all for under £5 i wouldn't go anywhere near them.
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  6. Jun 19, 2016
    2
    I'll start by saying that I was a HUGE fan of the second game in the series. Easily one of the biggest, most immersive games I've ever played.I'll start by saying that I was a HUGE fan of the second game in the series. Easily one of the biggest, most immersive games I've ever played. This game is the exact same size, but don't let that fool you. There may be the same amount of square mileage in the game, but somehow the developers managed to make it feel smaller by having less actual settlements (there are only about 100 total settlements in the game, JC 2 had over 250, with extra chaos objects scattered around the world). Even knowing this, I still was willing to give it a shot. Then I tried literally everything the game had to offer. The races: not much different from Just Cause 2, but the physics of driving makes the cars feel weightless, like little feathers that can get thrown from the road after hitting a simple bump or pebble. Fail. The air races: the plane controls are unresponsive. It feels like you're trying to turn the entire earth on its axis using little more than a finger. Fail. The demolition challenges: half the time you get pigeon-holed into using a single weapon inadequately suited for the task at hand. If you DO manage to find a tank or helicopter that you can use instead, I would refer you to the aforementioned bit about driving and flying. Fail. The boat races: sometimes the amount of time to get 5 stars is more than enough, but other times, you're using every last drop of nitrous to get a 2 star score. Fail. The wingsuit courses: fine control of the wingsuit is difficult, but it's made even more difficult when half the checkpoints are literally 2 feet off the ground (sometimes with rocks or trees spawning inside them) combined with nearly 90 degree turns that cause Rico to go spinning out of control like a dreidel spun by the Incredible Hulk. Fail. These would all be forgivable shortcomings, until you realize that these challenges are also tied into the upgrade system, so if you want better stuff, you're gonna have to grind for it for hours, achieving what feels like very small rewards (i.e. faster drop recharge times- if you have to order anything from a drop, you're just being lazy; literally everything you need can be found in the game world). Upgrades are possible, but if you want the really high end upgrades, like the ability to fold up your wingsuit and grapple into a mountainside instead of faceplanting into it like a bug on a car windshield, prepare to grind. Then there's the actual settlements. Clearing the towns is kind of stupid because you have to take over a police station, requiring you to generate a certain preset amount of chaos, but if you accidentally destroy one of the objects inside before letting your buddies in, good luck reaching that amount without having to steal a military car or two and driving it inside the station solely to blow it up (you don't get credit for chaos outside the base walls). Clearing military settlements is a little fun, but you're constantly dealing with hordes of enemies. This wouldn't be a problem if Rico were as invincible as he was in the second game, but somewhere between then and now he seems to have had his old adamantium wolverine-like bones replaced with cotton candy. It is ridiculously easy to die. Case in point: in JC 2, you could take 2 or 3 solid hits from rocket projectiles fired from tanks, helicopters, etc. Good luck if you get touched by any rocket propelled anything in this game. Rico turns into a big pile 'o dust. That was what made JC 2 so fun. Then we come to the missions. In JC 2, half the fun of the missions was listening to the cutscene dialogue. Every character in the game seemed somewhat self-aware that this was a B action movie and the writing was just terrible, so it all seemed very tongue-in-cheek. This game actually tries to be a good action movie, but it still has the same crappy writing and plot-line. The result is a painful series of cutscenes surrounded by what is actually pretty good mission design, in most cases (with one glaring exception). That exception comes about halfway through the plot. I won't go into plot detail in case you still want to play this train wreck. Suffice to say it involves intercepting a friendly plane and escorting it. But, oh no, there's an aerial ambush planned (see what I mean when I say the plot is crappy). So it logically starts you off in a plane located about 1.5 km away from your escort target, but the planes trying to intercept your ally somehow have engines fit for Apollo shuttles, so they close the distance much quicker. This leaves you with having to snipe the planes from a distance. It would be great if there was a lock-on function, but there isn't. It would be great if the plane you were in had nitrous, but it doesn't. It would be great if the plane controls were a little more responsive, but they aren't. All-in-all, this single mission finally put me over the top with trying to deal with all the little issues and made me say, "Screw it." Learn from my misadventures. Don't buy this game. Expand
  7. Jan 1, 2017
    0
    I was pretty hard to launch the game first time. It crashed few times, hung my PC few times... When I finally managed to start it - it workedI was pretty hard to launch the game first time. It crashed few times, hung my PC few times... When I finally managed to start it - it worked perfectly. But it looks like it manages to start only few times in a week. Other times it tells that I have no internet connection and freezes (my connection is perfect by the way), or just freezes on a first loading screen.
    When it works - it's a great game, really fun and perfectly optimized. But what's a point of this when I can't actually play it?
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