Just Cause 3
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Just Cause 3 is an explosive third-person open-world action game and the third entry in the Just Cause game franchise. Set on the fictional tropical island of Medici, this bombastic adventure follows the exploits of Rico Rodriguez, a freedom fighter who loves to blow stuff up. With its lush setting and emphasis on destructible environments, Just Cause 3 feels like a mixture of Far Cry and Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, encouraging players to explore and destroy to their heart's desire. With the entire island of Medici in need of liberation, Just Cause 3 guides players on a rollercoaster of action, offering a hefty amount of content to enjoy.
Main Game Features
- Giant island map to explore
- Unique grappling hook traversal mechanics
- Highly destructible environments
The story in Just Cause 3 picks up several years after the events of Just Cause 2, with our hero Rico Rodriguez returning to his home country of Medici. Located somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, the lush and colorful island of Medici has been overrun by a violent government regime. Led by the dictator General Sebastian Di Ravello, an army of militants spend their days oppressing the people of Medici, forcing them to mine a rare material known as Bavarium. Intent on saving Medici from their political stranglehold, Rico teams up with his old friend Mario and spearheads a resistance against Ravello and his goons. The story is somewhat by the numbers, but provides a good setting for climactic battles and general mayhem.
Just Cause 3 is an open-world game that's all about mayhem, and Medici is an awesome place to let loose. This expansive, tropical map is made up of various provinces, each with numerous locations to liberate. Armed with his trusty grappling hook and arsenal of heavy weaponry, Rico must destroy every militant in his path while destroying propaganda, fuel tanks, statues, and more. Like other open-world games, you can drive around with cars or fly using helicopters and jets, but it's far more exciting to explore Medici using Rico's brand new wingsuit. This allows you to soar through the air, flying through caverns and valleys with impressive speed.
In addition to the main story missions littered across Medici, you'll unlock various challenges by liberating new locations. These challenges include vehicle races, wingsuit courses, mayhem challenges, and much more. Depending on your performance in the challenge, you'll earn gear mods, which upgrade Rico's weapons and skills in some wacky ways. With a massive map, dozens of missions, eight types of challenges, and loads of chaos to cause, Just Cause 3 is utterly packed with open-world fun.
While Just Cause 3's story is a bit predictable, the destruction-focused gameplay never grows old. Flying around and blowing stuff up as Rico Rodriguez remains fun for dozens of hours, thanks to a long list of obtainable upgrades and interesting locations to explore. The variety of bite-sized challenges keep the gameplay experience refreshing, while the pure size of Medici constantly beckons you to keep exploring. Rico's grappling hook, parachute, and wingsuit combo makes every moment of Just Cause 3 extremely fun, as even the act of moving around the map feels full of excitement.
Although it doesn't make any huge changes to the franchise's formula, Just Cause 3 is a treat for gamers who like to go crazy and blow things up.
- Explosive and entertaining combat
- Feels great to navigate the island
- Lots of player freedom
- Uninspired story
- Somewhat repetitive environments
- Extremely long load times