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Rico Rodriguez returns to his homeland, the island of Medici, to help the rebellion fight against the evil military run by Di Ravello who is seeking global domination.


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Credited cast:
Kevin Collins ... Rico Rodriguez (voice)
Bill Lobley ... Sheldon (voice)
Christina Pumariega ... Rebel Radio Girl (voice)
Armando Riesco ... Mario Frigo (voice)
Sandy Rustin Sandy Rustin ... Annika (voice)
Adémola Adémola ... Teo (voice) (as Joseph Ademola Adeyemo)
Sahar Bibiyan ... Dimah Ali Umar al-Masri (voice)
Barbara Rosenblat ... Rosa Manuela (voice)
David Tennant ... Propaganda Minister (voice)
Jon Avner ... General Di Ravello (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Turki Aljallal Turki Aljallal ... Arabic Narrator
Ivan Bostrom Ivan Bostrom ... Fat beach walker
Quincy Dunn-Baker ... Additional Voices (voice)
Dennis Flanagan ... Black Hand (voice)
Aaron Phillips ... Additional Voices (voice)


Rico Rodriguez returns to his homeland, the island of Medici, to help the rebellion fight against the evil military, run by Di Ravello, seeking global domination. Rico Rodriguez frees his homeland from the evil dictator by liberating one settlement at a time with epic chaos and destruction.

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Fun but repetitive
9 June 2018 | by AbedsBrotherSee all my reviews

This would be a neutral rating, if that were possible. Just Cause 3 brings back the rampage-style gameplay of Just Cause 2; destroying stuff is still as fun as ever. But... The map is empty. Arcade-style "challenges" gate gear upgrades - and the challenges are rendered frustrating by poor control schemes. Highly demanding on hardware. Glitches and bugs abound. A poor save system. Denuvo drm. Worth a purchase at a deep discount because there is fun to be had in Just Cause 3, but Just Cause 2 is the better game, despite its age. Total size on my hard-drive (XL Edition): 60.2 GB

+ Rampage-focused gameplay is back. Feels just like Just Cause 2. + Great sound design. Explosions sound awesome. + Great emphasis on movement. Wrist grapple use is greatly expanded. + Great soundtrack by Henry Jackman. + 1080P High (with Medium Shadows and FXAA) gave me between 60-90fps on my Radeon RX 470. + Beautiful visuals. Sky, water and smoke are especially good.

+/- Story isn't the reason to play any Just Cause game, and the one in Just Cause 3 is meh at best. They tried to make it serious, which is antithetical to the Just Cause franchise (Rico is Italian now instead of Hispanic? Why?).

  • The multiple factions premise from Just Cause 2 is gone. Rebels vs. dictator. That's it.
  • Long load times, even when installed on an SSD.
  • Half the number of locations compared to Just Cause 2. Large swaths of the map are empty.
  • No mini-map.
  • No weapon or vehicle upgrades. Yes, you can "mod" different functions, but Just Cause 2 had multiple levels for most items in the black market store. No more.
  • Always online - tied to your Steam login. If the Steam servers go offline (like they do every Tuesday for about 10 minutes for servicing), Just Cause 3 will pause itself and ask if you would like to continue in off-line mode. When the Steam servers come back up, it will log back in.
  • No cloud saves - despite the "always online" feature.
  • Bad save system. Exiting the game returns you to the nearest base next time you start the game. Just Cause 2 had the same issue, but in that game fast-travel simply cost money; in Just Cause 3 the ability to fast-travel is tied to how many flares you have (there is a limited number).
  • Advanced spawns are ridiculous. An endless stream of over-powered enemies. Hijacking a tank is your only hope.
  • Glitchy bug-fest. Many remain unfixed to this day (like the forum-famous "Precision Aim" glitch for the mission "Reach Rosa's Plane").
  • Complete arcade-style challenges to earn "gear." That's fine, except vehicle, wingsuit and aerial controls are so bad as to make each trial a chore.
  • Needs CPU horsepower. My i5-4590 (Haswell) goes to 95% load (on all four cores) during big explosions.
  • System ram usage averaged around 9.5 GB while playing (I'm running Windows 7 x64). Those with 8GB of ram could run into issues, despite the store page saying 8GB is enough.
  • Very little health.
  • Wing-suit controls are awful.
  • Driving controls are sluggish and have rubberband inputs ("Turn left. Turn LEFT!" And now you've held the key too long and the car goes off a cliff). Criterion (Burnout, Need for Speed) supposedly assisted with the driving mechanics, but you'd never know it.

I love running around in a sandbox and watching the destruction engine get to work, but there are just too many negatives to make Just Cause 3 a recommended purchase. Considering the total package, Just Cause 2 is more fun - there's more to do, the b-movie action story is actually better, it's a lot less glitchy while still being decent to look at - and it runs great on today's powerful hardware. It's a sad declaration on the state of gaming that a game from 8 years ago has so much more to offer than this latest installment. If you want to get Just Cause 3 anyway, wait the XL Edition at a deep discount (75% or more). With Just Cause 2 frequently discounting to $3 during sales while being the better game, there's no reason to spend more than you have to on Just Cause 3.

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