Let’s take a look at the latest installment in this action-adventure franchise.
The memories of Just Cause 3 that was released in 2015 are still fresh, and since I still have the game every once in a while I still play it just to see stuff blow up. I’ve played around 15 hours of Just Cause 4, and if you’ve enjoyed Part 3 there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this fourth installment – but it’s not without its flaws.
Just Cause 4 is set in Solis, somewhere around South America. The place is home to extreme weather – which is one of the new ways for the game to cause mayhem and destruction. Our hero Rico Rodriguez takes on Gabriela Morales, who runs the Black Hand which in turn is the most powerful private army in the world. He can also control the weather, so expect that extreme weather to be even more, well, extreme.
With that basic story aside, the entire game basically runs through various explosions that’s standard for any Just Cause game. Nearly every object in the game can be blown up – even the ones that don’t normally do explodes an over-the-top manner. It’s normally fun to see stuff explode much like a Michael Bay movie, but this time you’re in control.
Solis is a huge map filled with various surroundings, so you’ll never run out of place to grapple on to or missions to complete. Speaking of the grapple, Rico’s main retractor grapple is still his best weapon. It gets new modes, though it’s more for playing around the large map instead of helping during combat. The game also gives you a huge selection of weapons and tools to create mayhem, and you don’t have to work that hard to unlock special items.
The over-the-top stunts that Rico does embody the whole game. It’s never challenging unless you consider blowing up multiple tanks in a crazy chain reaction without dying a challenge. The added weather elements are nice, but I feel like the game could have used more, considering how great the graphics looked like.
I played the game on PC, but I’ve encountered some crashes that were rectified with an update. You have to commend the developers for the realistic visuals and surroundings, which made gameplay even more exciting.
If you’re a fan of the franchise then you’ll definitely enjoy Just Cause 4. It improves on every aspect and has a larger and bigger map. While it’s great seeing more explosions after you play the game you still feel that it could’ve been better.
+ Incredible visuals
+ Over the top explosion make the game a lot of fun
– Didn’t really add anything new compared to the last game
Final Rating: 3.5/5