Just Cause 3

Good
  • New wingsuit and supply drops gives new options to get in and stay in fights
  • Ultimate destruction with a new playground and new tools for chaotic fun
Bad
  • Shallow gameplay at the core can run thin after the initial dopamine hit of action
8

Ultimate freedom is the objective of Just Cause 3, a game in the open world adventure genre that continues the over the top destruction opportunities of its predecessors across Windows, Xbox and PlayStation platforms. Released in 2015 this title in the Just Cause franchise sends players deep into a fictional island in the middle of the Mediterranean and provides an open world playground for destruction and player decisions.

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Taking place half a decade after the popular Just Cause 2, the main character Rico Rodriguez returns once again to release an island from dictator control. While your journey is to stop the evil plans of General Sebastiano Di Ravello who wishes to expand his rule to the rest of this world there are many side objectives for players to embark on alongside this main goal. Along the way players will align themselves with a number of new and old allies that gives players not only allies to fight alongside but also the support they need to hold control of key objectives once liberated.

By slowly moving across the island to capture key objectives players will work towards the final face off against the dictator stronghold with the strength you’ve acquired to date. Set on the large Mediterranean island of Medici which is fictional albeit based on real world locations your available land space is comparable to the previous game in the Just Cause franchise.

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Of note though is an improved density of interest points to make the island more lively in design than the past. In addition to this players will find a new level of verticality to your adventure that send you to high mountains and equally deep caverns. To navigate this fresh environment you’ll have your signature tools from Just Cause 2, the parachute and grappling hook which have been upgraded with better usability to make movement simple and fast.

Most impressive though is the shiny new wing suit that lets you glide and with practice even constantly fly to travel from corner to corner of the map when necessary and literally land on top of enemies if necessary. For those seeking other more traditional ways to explore the fictional island you’ll have cars, ships, tanks and planes for Rico to pilot.

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By using these to explore you’ll find side missions in addition to the main story which all contribute to a growing level of strength. Primary quests are usually much more destructive in nature and have long been a staple of the series as you take control of vital objective points. This isn’t difficult to achieve either in Just Cause 3 with a range of weapons from machine guns, RPGs and even infinite C4 for a whole new level of achievable destruction through the use of rebel supply drops to your location so you can continue to focus on the action.

Summary:

  • The third destructive game in the Just Cause franchise that offers an entire island of main mission destruction gameplay.
  • Master the traditional grappling hook, parachute and new wing suit that provide unique methods to traverse the environment.
  • Call down supply drops for the weapons you need in the fight at hand.
  • Use an array of weapons and vehicles to achieve your story and side content objectives.
  • Your choice to play on PC and major consoles.

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Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 amassing over 3 million views on YouTube and 10 million article views on HubPages.

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