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  • Summary: Welcome to Solis, a huge South American world home of conflict, oppression and extreme weather conditions. Just Cause 4 sees rogue hero Rico Rodriguez land in Solis to hunt down the truth about his past, at any costs. Strap into your wingsuit, equip your fully customizable grappling hook,Welcome to Solis, a huge South American world home of conflict, oppression and extreme weather conditions. Just Cause 4 sees rogue hero Rico Rodriguez land in Solis to hunt down the truth about his past, at any costs. Strap into your wingsuit, equip your fully customizable grappling hook, and get ready to bring the thunder. Soar through the skies with your wingsuit - Skydive, Base Jump and Free Dive with no limits. Fight your enemies under extreme weather conditions, including treacherous tornadoes and tropical lightning storms, taking the iconic Just Cause action to insane new heights. Use extreme weather events to your advantage thanks to never seen before in-game physics. Spearhead the rebellion and defeat the Black Hand, a hi-tech private military organisation. Face off against Gabriela Morales – your most fierce, capable, and unpredictable adversary yet. Uncover the truth of Rico’s father’s past life on Solís’ and its extreme weather. Explore the remote South American country of Solís, home of conflict, secrets, and danger. Enjoy 100 square kilometres of exotic playground, from rainforest to desert, via snowy mountain peaks. Discover a plethora of wonders as you explore the world of Solís from bustling cities to rural grasslands. [Square Enix]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Dec 9, 2018
    90
    Just Cause 4 fulfills the promise of what a Just Cause game should be better than any of its predecessors.
  2. Dec 10, 2018
    80
    While it misses some of the best features from its predecessors, Just Cause 4 is a captivatingly fun experience, with enough new mechanics to be a staple for action fans.
  3. 75
    Just Cause 4 is an enjoyable ride with a memorable and exciting campaign, full of thrilling gameplay moments. However, the rest of the game is a compilation of outdated mission design and poor technical performance. My advice: stick to the campaign for a fun fifteen hours and forget about everything else.
  4. Dec 17, 2018
    65
    Rico is back, in a technically stable adventure that unfortunately lacks an interesting story, varied mission design and state-of-the-art graphics. There's a lot of fun to be had in the world though and perhaps that's enough.
  5. Dec 9, 2018
    63
    An open world game needs to be engaging and exciting for dozens of hours, and JC4 doesn’t manage that feat. It has amusing moments, but it isn’t $60 worth of fun unless you really love the series. If you’re interested in this game, I suggest you wait til it drops to $25 on sale. It’s a nice distraction, but not much more than that.
  6. Dec 11, 2018
    60
    Calling in powerful weaponry and vehicles to blow up bases of enemies rarely ever gets old. Traversing the distinct biomes while swapping between the wingsuit and parachute remains a fun way to get across the world. On the other hand, the terrible enemy AI quickly turns combat into a real bore and the redundant objectives strip the game of what makes it a blast in the first place. It also doesn’t help that, aside from the supply drops, the game’s signature features never live up to their potential.
  7. Dec 11, 2018
    40
    It doesn't matter how cool an individual set piece looks if all the smaller scenes leading up to it are marred by unresponsive vehicles, dumb AI, and shoddy physics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 39
  2. Negative: 24 out of 39
  1. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    Just cause 4 is new gen hardcore grand theft auto. You can play it hundred of hours. Graphics are awesome. If you want %100 action andJust cause 4 is new gen hardcore grand theft auto. You can play it hundred of hours. Graphics are awesome. If you want %100 action and adrenaline, buy this game! Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    9
    Dont let people complaining about technical performance deter you from buying this game, while it does admittedly suffer some annoying pop inDont let people complaining about technical performance deter you from buying this game, while it does admittedly suffer some annoying pop in and low textures from far away, it is an improvement over the massive lag spikes we saw in just cause 3. When you are in the thick of a fight or soaring through the skies of Solis in (or on) a plane, or gliding through the desert with your wingsuit, a patch of ground that doesnt quite look like a masterpiece is incredibly insignificant. Another thing people complain about is how the game does not really provide much fun through story and side missions, this is because as anyone who has played the just cause series will know, the game merely provides a space for you to make your own fun. If you are very reliant on story driven linear games just handing you your objectives then you wont enjoy just cause, so dont buy it, but if you are good at making your own fun than just cause, despite having flaws, is the perfect game for you. Expand
  3. Dec 10, 2018
    8
    So, yeah.....Just Cause 4

    In the eloquent words of another gamer's comments about Far Cry 5....."This game is stupid fun!" ;) I agree
    So, yeah.....Just Cause 4

    In the eloquent words of another gamer's comments about Far Cry 5....."This game is stupid fun!" ;)

    I agree with the already mentioned issues. Graphical schmutz abounds. A different kind of graphic schmutz that plagued JC 3 with its egregious frame rate drops during intense moments of mayhem....and, in a game like Just Cause, you do not want egregious frame rate drops during moments of intense mayhem. You want the frame rate to hold......so one can appreciate the carnage in all its glory. Because (why? Because....or, rather....just 'cause! :D . *ahem*....sry ;) glorious carnage is really what Just Cause is all about, in a nutshell. The missions.....well, yes. The missions are "stupid".....repetitive and uninspired, for the most part. Not that I really care. Why?, you ask? Why go over there across this beautiful island world to free whomever from whatever held in wherever base loaded with enemy all tricked out in Stark Industry's full spectrum of modern military weaponry? Just cause....that's why! Just 'cause I am OP....and the enemy is soft and stupid....and just 'cause the base is utterly bloated with paper thin skinned fuel tanks and satellite dishes and giant electric transformer thingamaboppers just begging to be released into incindiary glory....and heli gunships/troop transports lazily floating around, holding still just long enough to ignite with a shoulder rocket trailing a beautiful plume of smoke and then erupting into a gorgeous orange/red blossoming fire ball with a liquid-transparent concentric expanding shock wave of energy preceding it ....I mean, my god.....whoever's running the explosion design team at Square Enix deserves a week long, fully-comped and platinum-tiered trip to Vegas for their work on this game. Mind......*ka-doosh*.....blown! :D As long as there's a reasonable degree of diversity in the missions....some opportunity and need to take cover and apply something reminiscent of tactics when overwhelmed during firefights...I'm good! 'Cause, let's be honest.....sheer numbers is the only way the AI is ever gonna get the upper hand in this game. Idiots! :D. Just gimme my best friend Mr Grapples, the occasional weapon crate, and droves of weapon/ammo dropping AI...and miles upon miles of lush scenery to parachute/wing suit over, and I'm a happy camper.

    So yes, there's some graphical schmutz in terms of motion blur and fidelity that faulters when you look too close at the scenery. Pop ins, draw distance and all that jazz. Stuff that, maybe just maybe, can be cleaned up with patches over time. All in all, the gunplay is juicy......the capacity for mayhem is diverse and ever-present and the gadgetry is a hoot. All ingredients in the perfect recipe for "stupid fun" :D Crack a Corona, sit back....and enjoy!, all you fans of this particular guilty pleasure.

    So when your girlfriend, mom, wife saunter in and watch what your doing, aghast and appalled at what she's seeing on the monitor and asks, "Why!? Just....why!?" Simply turn.....meet her eyes.....perform the signature Al Bundy couch maneuver with your non-dominant hand stuffed down the front of your pants, shrug your shoulders and say "Just 'cause, Peg......just 'cause" :D
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  4. Dec 4, 2018
    3
    Let me start off by saying I really loved just cause 3. I like this franchise. But just cause 4 in it’s current state is unplayable on mostLet me start off by saying I really loved just cause 3. I like this franchise. But just cause 4 in it’s current state is unplayable on most consoles. The game is buggy beyond belief and I had to stop playing as the graphics made me hurl. Not everyone has these issues, but it seems like most consle players, especially those with higher end consoles for some reason are experiencing low resolutions and horible textures. This game runs at 720p on a PS4 Pro. The cutscene look atrocious across the board though, but on pc the game has much better graphics.

    In terms of gameplay, it feels like it has removed a lot of what made just cause 3 and 2 so fun. There is no liberating bases any more. That’s right. You are given little motivation to blow stuff up in a just cause game. Each region requires one crap mission to take it over, useally defending a terminal and that’s it. While the new weather is cool, other than the tornado it feels underused. The guns don’t feel as impactful as just cause 3 same with the teather. Everything feels to light. The driving is improved somewhat, but the lack of any options to change controls for anything is annoying. The explosions look cool, but until they patch it on consoles I would avoid it.
    Also the AI is awful, running off cliffs and crashing into each other for example. Honestly a massive disappointment. The only real positives are that the map is Niven and diverse, and the balloons are a fun inclusion. That doesn’t make up for the fact you are given nothing interesting to do in the map however. The game can be fun, but not until they fix it. Avoid until patched, and even then, expect something worse than previous entries.
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  5. Dec 4, 2018
    2
    As a huge fan of the Just Cause games Just Cause 4 comes as a huge disappointment. There's a lot of potential but the numerous graphicalAs a huge fan of the Just Cause games Just Cause 4 comes as a huge disappointment. There's a lot of potential but the numerous graphical glitches make is a completely unplayable. Hopefully the issues get addressed soon but in its current state it is one of the worst game releases of the year. Expand
  6. Dec 6, 2018
    1
    I'm updating this review. Originally I gave it a 9 and praised the weather and graphics. After playing for around 10 hours and realizing allI'm updating this review. Originally I gave it a 9 and praised the weather and graphics. After playing for around 10 hours and realizing all the game's faults...it's a complete mess. Graphics and textures are horrible, pop in is atrocious, there are unfinished textures and environmental features. The motion blur is also horrendous and makes it hard to focus. The weather is not random it's on a predetermined path and always repeats the same cycle. It is not dynamic or random so the devs lied on that. The game can still be good fun but it has way too many issues and I can't recommend it unless it gets fixed. It's saddening to say that this was the most disappointing game I've played all year. I wanted to love this game but it's an ugly,unfinished, and buggy mess of a game in it's current state. If it gets patched I will update it but if not this is my final score. Tl;dr graphics are garbage, game can be fun but is a disappointing mess. 3/10 Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2018
    0
    just cause 3 was my favorite game. i am speechless that part 4 is so boring and i lost € 69,- on something i will not play. all the fun isjust cause 3 was my favorite game. i am speechless that part 4 is so boring and i lost € 69,- on something i will not play. all the fun is gone.... shame on you Square Enix. This time, Square has a got double meaning. Expand

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