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Name: Just Cause 3
Release date: December 1, 2015
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
Genre: Action Adventure

Description

Just Cause 3 is a third-person open world action-adventure developed by Avalanche Studios. It is a sequel to the 2010's Just Cause 2. The plot is centered around mercenary Rico Rodriguez returning home to his island of Medici, where he finds it is ruled by a military dictatorship under control of General Sebastiano Di Ravello.

The gameplay is an open world shooter playground. Played from a third-person perspective, there is a world size of more than 1000 km squared. You have various means of traveling through it, including a wingsuit, a grappling hook, and a parachute. You can use various weapons to cause all sorts of mayhem, including missile launchers and shotguns, and many vehicles to boot, including futuristic mechs and helicopters.

Recommendation

Just Cause 3 is basically the definition of sandbox destruction made manifest, with the sheer joy of blowing up a massive building which should not fall apart but does so easily defining much of the game. While performance requirements are big, you can play on consoles but is still much better on PC. Even though the game is very silly at times, it is supposed to be (hence the title) and can make for some of the most memorable sandbox experiences in recent memory.

Metacritics Rating: 74 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 20-50 h

Our recommendation

If you want to see stuff explode and feel like destruction made manifest, this is a game for you.

Description

Just Cause 3 is a third-person open world action-adventure developed by Avalanche Studios. It is a sequel to the 2010's Just Cause 2. The plot is centered around mercenary Rico Rodriguez returning home to his island of Medici, where he finds it is ruled by a military dictatorship under control of General Sebastiano Di Ravello.

The gameplay is an open world shooter playground. Played from a third-person perspective, there is a world size of more than 1000 km squared. You have various means of traveling through it, including a wingsuit, a grappling hook, and a parachute. You can use various weapons to cause all sorts of mayhem, including missile launchers and shotguns, and many vehicles to boot, including futuristic mechs and helicopters.

Recommendation

Just Cause 3 is basically the definition of sandbox destruction made manifest, with the sheer joy of blowing up a massive building which should not fall apart but does so easily defining much of the game. While performance requirements are big, you can play on consoles but is still much better on PC. Even though the game is very silly at times, it is supposed to be (hence the title) and can make for some of the most memorable sandbox experiences in recent memory.

JUST CAUSE 3 DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Story & Mission Expansions

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What does it add?

This DLC features, as its name implies, a big sky fortress above the island, which you have to destroy. Along with it, you will have to fight an army of flying drones with the help of a new Bavarian wingsuit. The pack also includes a Bavarium Splitter rifle and a flying defense drone.

Buy this if:

  • You enjoy the idea of killing a sky cruiser like from The Avengers
  • You want to have a futuristic wingsuit which propels itself up

Traditional store price: 3.95 $
Release date: Mar 8, 2016
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

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What does it add?

In Mech Land Assault, you have to go to a new province of Lacrima to liberate prisoners from the Black Hand. Black Hand controls various powerful mechs, namely also ones who can use gravity and magnetism, and - you guessed it - you get to play with it. Also includes new weapons, missions, challenges, and a Rebel Mech buddy.

Buy this if:

  • You want a mech that can throw around big metal containers and kill stuff with them
  • You want a mech that can drag helicopters from the sky

Key store price: 11.99 $
Traditional store price: 3.95 $
Release date: Jun 10, 2016
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

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What does it add?

In this DLC, you infiltrate a stingray, a top-secret research facility used to control the weather on the island. You can also drive a new rocket boat, use a crazy lightning gun and get to kill stuff with it in new missions and challenges this DLC provides.

Buy this if:

  • You want to kill your foes with the power of lightning
  • You want to drive a boat and shoot rockets from it
  • You want new, fun missions and challenges

Traditional store price: 1.97 $
Release date: Aug 18, 2016
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

Weapons & Vehicles

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What does it add?

This category includes the Combat Buggy DLC, Mini-Gun Racing Boat DLC, and the Rocket Launcher Sports Car DLC. Each includes access to the specific vehicle in question.

Buy this if:

  • You are interested in that particular vehicle
  • You find the vehicle cool and no other vehicle in the game is cooler

Usual price: 1.99 $

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What does it add?

This category includes the Final Argument Sniper Rifle DLC, Capstone Bloodhound RPG DLC, and the Kousavá Rifle DLC. Each includes access to that particular weapon in question.

Buy this if:

  • You want to blow stuff up with a new weapon
  • You like the look of a particular weapon in question

Usual price: $

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What does it add?

You get to command a four-legged missile mech, to use in any way you can imagine. It has multiple weapons, including a multi-lock missile launcher, Bavarium minigun, GRIP gravity weapon and force pulse punch.

Buy this if:

  • You really want a four-legged mech and shoot rockets from it

Traditional store price: 1.64 $
Release date: Aug 11, 2016
More info: Link
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 8.99 $ 5.29 $
Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass PC, XONE, PS4 3.74 $ $
Just Cause 3 XL Edition PC, XONE, PS4 13.49 $ 9.19 $

Edition Chart

Standard Edition Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass Just Cause 3 XL Edition
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Key resellers are sites that sell game keys at (usually) much lower prices than traditional retailers. They do this through a combination of ways, like selling keys that come in a bundle, that were on a sale and many other ways.

The reason why we separated them from traditional retailers is that these stores have been the subject of a divisive discussion for a long time.

The reason we include them is that you can buy keys on these sites usually for very big discounts, sometimes quite ridiculously cheap. In 99 % of cases, they will work the same as a much more expensive key would. For many people, especially people from countries with lower standards of living, this can mean big savings that have a significant impact on their life, while also playing the game and not resorting to piracy.

If you are buying on these stores, we have a few recommendations to follow:

  1. Just know there is a tiny risk. Either your purchase will fail and you will use your money, or that the key you recieved won't work. It has never happened to us or anyone we know, but it has certainly happened to a number of people on the internet. That is partly the nature of the business, partly un-consumer business practices of some of the stores. In 99.9 % of cases, the purchase will be ok, but sometimes it won't.
  2. If the price is not cheaper on key stores (it almost always is, though), then we recommend to buy from the traditional, established retailers.
  3. If it is a store with multiple sellers with ratings, always pick the one with the highest number of sold keys and ratings. The probability of a successful purchase is much higher if buying from a reputable key seller.