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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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Just Cause 3 - Destruction Dev Diary
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: 67 out of 159
  2. Negative: 58 out of 159
  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 14, 2015
    6
    The game is somewhat good. If you're bored and have money to burn but don't feel like going outside, this game will hold you over in shortThe game is somewhat good. If you're bored and have money to burn but don't feel like going outside, this game will hold you over in short bursts.

    The graphics aren't the greatest, but rating games purely on graphics anymore is silly.

    The gameplay has a over the top action and situations that are as unreal as they are hilarious. However, this game falls short because the amount of repetition and padding. Essentially, this is a far cry game with half the content and effort.

    It's not outright terrible, but it is not an amazing game by far. The game is average or slightly below. Go find a cheap game on a Steam sale instead of this for more entertainment at a lower price.
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  5. Dec 5, 2017
    5
    Lots of fun to be had here, but the game seems like it doesn't want you to be on the ground. I feel a huge disconnect when I see Rico doingLots of fun to be had here, but the game seems like it doesn't want you to be on the ground. I feel a huge disconnect when I see Rico doing insane acrobatics and then barely being able to manage a slow jog during a firefight. I really don't see why there isn't a sprint feature. The left stick-click button isn't used at all in this game. This could have easily been a crouch, sprint, or a dodge roll; three features from previous games that desperately needed to return.

    The main problem with this game is that it claims to be a sandbox game, but it seems to shoehorn you into the same method of destruction every time. Fly in, shoot a few things, and fly out when the heat gets to be too much, rinse and repeat. Since the left-stick click has no key binding, it leads me to believe that a sprint function existed at some point, but was retroactively removed in order to encourage players to fight a certain way ( I actually read a forum post by one of the devs that suggested this). The DLC wing-suit with the jet boost really goes a long way to bandage the problem, as the game becomes almost 100% focused on aerial combat after it is obtained, making it extremely fun to always fight in the air.

    That being said, I would have liked to spend more time on the ground, getting to see more of the beautiful world the devs created up close and personal. Unfortunately, the ground-based combat is so dull that it doesn't really seem to break up the pacing between the aerial combat portions. The game would honestly be a 9 for me if you could sprint. I hate that this was the deciding factor for me, but in the end I couldn't get past Rico's slow running speed. Hopefully Avalanche learns from this and improves the on-foot combat in the future.
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  6. Jul 29, 2016
    2
    This game is super-fun at the beginning, but as you start to progress you see how developers totally abandoned the game towards the end. TheThis game is super-fun at the beginning, but as you start to progress you see how developers totally abandoned the game towards the end. The cinematics at the start of the game are good, but when compared to the ending cinematics just wants to make you cry, they definitely didn't put time into it and was without a doubt rushed. The game has a lot of yet unfixed bugs, making some missions impossible or too easy. Balancing is non-existent, sometimes a thing looks impossible while other times I can just stand and tank bullets. The boss fight is unmentionable, too easy and quick, just use a tether on the chopper's nose and the ground and pull. It takes forever to load even though I have an SSD and a GTX 970 SC. The car physics are a joke, when I went to ram a tuk tuk with my truck, I almost stopped and the truck did a wheelie. All in all, an unpolished and unfinished game which's fun only at the beginning 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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