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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: 33 out of 68
  2. Negative: 13 out of 68
  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. Jun 29, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just cause 3 is the game for pyromaniacs as every ten feet from you in all directions there is something to blow up or destroy you can spend hours exploding every bridge petrol station and tank the story may be lacking but it dose not disappoint and the dlcs are the cherry on top you think its fun blowing stuff up than try blowing stuff up in a MECH!!! that improves the experience by one hundred and ten percent so just cause three 12/10 Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    9
    Great fun and will keep you entertained for hours if you like shooting things and blowing stuff up. It gives a good challenge and has manyGreat fun and will keep you entertained for hours if you like shooting things and blowing stuff up. It gives a good challenge and has many side missions which are also fun and different like races and flying through rings with a wing suit, well worth a try if you haven't played before Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2016
    7
    Enjoyable but insanely the camera control also controls direction! How could they make this mistake!
    Also Text and Maps way too small
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    Enjoyable but insanely the camera control also controls direction! How could they make this mistake!
    Also Text and Maps way too small
    Car control and feel nice when driving slow but horrible when fast
    Shooting too random, zoom scope would be nice
    Should be able to name points on the map and save points to go back to instantly
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  5. Feb 15, 2016
    7
    Eh, not bad at all, but something definitely seems to be missing with this game. The game play and explosions are better than before, but theEh, not bad at all, but something definitely seems to be missing with this game. The game play and explosions are better than before, but the map has far less locations than the last game making the map feel rather empty and lifeless. The character feels like a generic military buff this time around with the voice to match. The devs kept hyping the story yet it's very generic and barely gets the job done. The biggest sin this game commits is forcing the players to do these challenges to unlock skills essential to game play. The challenges themselves are phoned in and uninspired. If you can't be bothered to do these side activities (I don't blame you if you don't) then you will be using the same few moves throughout the game. Also, why did they take out he whip meele move and replaced it with this lame shoulder push. Visually, this game shines and is probably one of the best looking games of this generation so far with a detailed map and a very well done view distance. Overall, get it on sale. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2015
    5
    I spent a few good hours playing the story mode and free roam, but I just didn't really feel drawn in by the game. The grappling hook optionI spent a few good hours playing the story mode and free roam, but I just didn't really feel drawn in by the game. The grappling hook option is super cool at first, allowing you to soar around all over and get pretty much anywhere on the map, but it grows tedious after awhile. It feels like the game developers thought creating a big ass map would make up for the mediocre/overused/recycled game plot and supporting characters. Driving is another weird thing I noticed...it was like they used driving mechanics from an original Xbox game, and hoped we wouldn't notice. The other sketchy part about the game is the explosions and the world destruction. It's nice to see pretty much everything break down if you blast into it, shoot it, etc, but I felt like I was watching destruction physics that were super cheesy and outdated. The game just doesn't seem like it's complete in a lot of areas, especially for a next gen console. If you're a HUGE fan of the Just Cause series, or if you love mindless sandbox games in general, this might be your perfect fit. Maybe consider renting it before you buy though, I'm certainly glad I did. Expand
  7. Jan 21, 2019
    0
    В этой игре все ужасное - от управления до графики. Сюжет дурацкий, локации огромные, пустые и непроработанные, быстрое перемещениеВ этой игре все ужасное - от управления до графики. Сюжет дурацкий, локации огромные, пустые и непроработанные, быстрое перемещение ОГРАНИЧЕНО, даже за бесплатно по GamePass не стоит потраченного времени Expand

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