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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: 9 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  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 11, 2018
    80
    My time as the god of Solís was highly dependent on the anecdotes I created, enjoyed, and suffered in my thirty hour conquest. I was joyously bemused by the world around me. I was incredulous at the state and scale of circumstances I was in and the solutions I was allowed to produce. The joy doesn’t boil over, it erupts with fanfare at the ridiculous set of circumstances enabled by a simulation that is concurrently shattering apart and performing as designed.
  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 21, 2018
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Dec 9, 2018
    60
    There’s explosive fun to be had in Just Cause 4, but it’s mostly a rehash of old ideas.
  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: 12 out of 50
  2. Negative: 30 out of 50
  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 5, 2018
    9
    Well since the previous game took a while to get into, and with insane load times and always replaying cos I kept dying, Just Cause 4 is aWell since the previous game took a while to get into, and with insane load times and always replaying cos I kept dying, Just Cause 4 is a welcome change and pushing the series in the right direction. Much quicker load times, the grappling hook a dream to work with, so far what I’ve played it’s brilliant. Ok it’s no classic but still, great fun, great action, some frame rate issues, love the destruction and yeah Just Cause 4 is a cause for celebration despite the average and very late reviews. Expand
  3. Jan 7, 2019
    7
    Lots of bugs but I hope developers will fix them. Graphical desing is just one big dissapointment but atleast the game is running smoothly!Lots of bugs but I hope developers will fix them. Graphical desing is just one big dissapointment but atleast the game is running smoothly! The game is really fun you can do anything you want. Story is there but its really easy to overlook it. Just make chaos you know... For now 7 of 10 Expand
  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 6, 2018
    2
    Like another reviewer on here, I also made an account just for this game. It's clearly an undeveloped, unfinished product. I literally playedLike another reviewer on here, I also made an account just for this game. It's clearly an undeveloped, unfinished product. I literally played it for 20 minutes and felt like I needed to wash away the experience. Everything people are saying about the graphics is true. I actually gave it the benefit of the doubt, thinking "how bad could it be?" The textures really are PS2 level, objects and lighting pop in and out, and the only way the open world looks pretty is from a great, great distance. Just Cause games are good for some fun, don't think about it action to unwind. I don't think anybody expects a Game of the Year here, but I did expect a 7-level experience. Buyer beware. Big regret. Online reviewers playing it on PC may have had a justifiably 7 or 8 level experience, but it simply isn't there on PS4. Square Enix announced a patch this morning, but I could not care less. Got the game refunded. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2018
    1
    I'm an all time Just Cause fan... And I must say I'm extremely disappointed with this game. By far worst game of the franchise. I bought itI'm an all time Just Cause fan... And I must say I'm extremely disappointed with this game. By far worst game of the franchise. I bought it for base PS4. Graphics are the worst thing. Sometimes it literally seems a PS2 game. Water looks awful. FPS are also terrible. Gameplay changed a lot. Movement is slower. Grappling hook configurations are tedious. And the way they changed settlements is just awful. Now you don't have to liberate anything in order to unlock new places. You just have to go and destroy random stuff around the map to get chaos and get troops to move around the map. About the story I can't say much for now. The way they did Sheldon reminds me when Game of Thrones changed the Daario Naharis actor with a completely different one... That's simply not Tom Sheldon. Played a few missions and they all were the same. I'm seriously thinking about returning this. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's bad, the explosions look worse, the missions are boring and repetitive (even more than the third), the new squad system is terrible, half the vehicles are re-used from Just Cause 3, the villains are both lame (Espinosa and Gabriella), whereas the third bothered with a paragraph of description for each location to have a bit of lore and fun this one at best bothers with two sentences, aiming feels horrible and they somehow managed to make the vehicles even less drivable as now I can't roll for one kilometer without crashing and if I try to turn I end drifting like a maniac. They also added two things I hated about the third: time limits which are infuriating and having to spend ten seconds hacking in the middle of a battlefield with grenades, snipers and soldiers everywhere. And lastly the AI is braindead and during a certain mission Luis will just drive off a bridge instead of forward and because of that I cannot finish this mission. Oh at the time of writing this I found something else, in Just Cause 3 you could bring a vehicle to a garage to unlock it well now you have to move into these terrible regions to get a specific vehicle which means if it's at the other end of the map well you're in for a while. Oh wait it gets worse: they took out one of my favorite aspects of Just Cause 3, bridge destructibility, I have played the game for three days straight and I haven't found a single bridge I could destroy and there are these stupid challenges where you have to go through a ring with a vehicle that is in front of you, just why? And I love how they tried having diversity with a few biomes but even in each of these biomes every town looks the same (even more than Just Cause 3), every town I found in the desert was literally the same. They also promoted the tornado in the trailers but it is really rare and I have only found it once and it lasted for two minutes. As for Oscar Espinosa's death scene here was my reaction: What a lame ending... His plane just explodes? That's it? I thought he would fall off a cliff or something. Another kick in the balls by this awful game. Hitman 2's graphics and story were a downgrade but at least IO tried and I can respect them for it, Square Enix however just said it's Just Cause, people will buy it and shipped a broken product. Also IO got dumped by Square Enix so I can understand whereas here Square Enix is big enough to make a good game regardless. Expand

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