14 Games Like Just Cause

Games Like Just Cause Our collection of games like Just Cause features the best in the action adventure genre where you’ll explore an open world full of quests and vehicles.

The Just Cause series started in 2006 and is well known for it’s over the top action sequences that take place across impressive open world environments. Filled with a diverse range of methods to traverse these environments players are free to explore as they please while completing various main and side quest objectives. With each instalment of the franchise giving players a new real world inspired fictional location with different factions the Just Cause games offer a wealth of fresh content.

Just Cause is an open world shooter at the core with players engaging in firearm based combat with their enemies from a third person perspective. While you won't be able to sneak through the camps of your enemies players have a wealth of destructive abilities that secret agent Rico Rodriguez utilises to complete missions alongside his impressive running, swimming and even skydiving abilities.

The games like Just Cause here are perfect for fans of games that feature open world environments and focus on high action gameplay. In these games you’ll get to complete your main mission at your own pace as you take on side missions and explore what the game world has to offer through various means.
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is an action focused adventure that will have you playing Lara Croft as she attempts to survive the harsh wilderness she finds herself stranded in. Designed as a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise the 2013 edition brings newcomers to the world of Lara Croft while appealing to those who have played the original titles in the 1990s. Players join Lara as she becomes shipwrecked on Yamatai, a remote island near Japan. While the island is a fictional your exposure to survival elements is...[Read Review]

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Offering a second game title in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider continues to follow the story of Lara Croft and her Siberia based adventures in the search for the city of Kitezh. Once again she will be racing against the military organisation (Trinity) who are intent on beating her and claiming the rumoured immortality it contains within. Released in 2015 this addition to the Tomb Raider Survivor trilogy is available across all major platforms with a similar blend of ...[Read Review]

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The Saboteur

The Saboteur explores a different setting to most open world action adventure titles with a World War II theme that has players trying to sabotage everything within reach to help the war effort. With a setting that the genre hasn’t touched before you’re guaranteed a unique adventure as you play on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game focuses on Paris during its Nazi occupation with players taking on the role of Sean Devlin as he attempts to sabotage the Nazi’s from within as...[Read Review]

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Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV pushes the series into new insane heights and is packed full of strange, comedic and simply wacky moments across a familiar open world structure of the past adventures in the franchise. First released in 2013 the game follows the story of the third Saints Row title and has subsequently seen a number of ports from original release platforms. Your single player story in Saints Row IV is set half a decade after the third game and features the same player created character from your pa...[Read Review]

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Far Cry 3

If you like open world games but also enjoy them with plenty of shooter action as part of the core gameplay loop you’ll love what Far Cry 3 brings to the table with vast strides over the previous entries in the franchise. The game is the third in the series of open world shooters and mixes a number of different genres together which has proved a successful formula with gamers and critics across the games released so far and continues with Far Cry 3. Far Cry 3 uses a first person perspective and ...[Read Review]

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Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row: The Third offers a massive open world and a similar game experience to the Grand Theft Auto series while adding elements of over the top fiction that the series is known for. Originally released for Windows, Nintendo Switch Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 a remastered edition expanded the availability to the next generation of platforms. With familiar game elements from the past Saints Row series titles players take control of a member within the Third Street Saints in the fictional world...[Read Review]

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Dead Island

In Dead Island you’ll explore an open island environment as you try to prevent being eaten by zombies by finding whatever melee weapons you can find around the place. Following the adventure of four survivors who are looking to escape the island you’ll fight alone or with friends in a melee combat orientated zombie title for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The setting for this zombie infestation is the luxury tropical resort on the island known as Banoi. After a night of wild part...[Read Review]

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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V continues the popular open world series and takes it into the next level with plenty of innovation to expand on the strong and familiar foundation of open world adventures to date. As a result this fifth main title in the GTA series is one of the most fully fledged games in the genre and once again pushes towards feeling like an actual living game world. On top of the single player gameplay a vast world of GTA V Online also exists expanding potential gameplay even further with...[Read Review]

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Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide is the second game in the Dead Island series and continues on with familiar lore  and mechanics from your previous adventure but takes place on a whole new island which keeps it accessible to newcomers to the franchise. Launching in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 its an overall similar experience released only two years after the success of the original zombie beat down title. The events in Dead Island: Riptide occur right after those of the first Dead Island game although th...[Read Review]

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Red Faction: Guerrilla

Red Faction: Guerrilla brings the popular Red Faction franchise into the open world genre with an third person shooter that places you on the Mars colony and gives you all the necessary tools to achieve maximum environmental destruction throughout the story. The game is the third in the series and originally released Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2009 with a “Re-Mars-tered” edition for Windows, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch released in 2018-2019 featuring improved graphics. Red F...[Read Review]

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Mad Max

Mad Max drives the familiar franchise into the video game arena with a 2015 release that has players explore the deadly post-apocalyptic wasteland on your quest for revenge in this battered environment. Available for both console and computer gamers you’ll find an action adventure experience that blends melee combat, firearms, stealth and a range of abilities to help your survive and progress. Your character in this Mad Max video game adventure is the patrol officer Max Rockatansky who doe...[Read Review]

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Crysis 3

Crysis 3 is the third game in the first person shooter series which is known for constantly pushing gaming hardware to the edge of its capabilities. This series once again offers a breathtaking visual experience that is combined with solid FPS gameplay with some light customisation elements. Originally released in 2013 the game was remastered in 2021 for modern video game platforms. Crysis 3 continues the story from the previous games in the Crysis franchise with players controlling the Prophet ...[Read Review]

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Far Cry 4

Action and adventure hit new heights in Far Cry 4, a game that sticks to the open world shooter mechanics developed from previous additions in the franchise pretty closely while adding its own light spin. While new mechanics are few and far between in Far Cry 4 it’s a solid adventure experience none the less which is also set in one of the most unique settings of the series to date. Set in fictional Kyrat players assume the role of Ajay Ghale who returns home from America to spread his mother’s ...[Read Review]

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Crysis 2

Crysis is back with a sequel that will once again make your hardware melt with graphics that push gaming to the limit for the era. While more modern systems will find Crysis 2 no more difficult than modern games on release this was another adventure guaranteed to make even the highest level of computer hardware chug. Like the original Crysis there is more behind the scenes than just a pretty picture though with solid first person shooter (FPS) gameplay with an element of player choice along the ...[Read Review]

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