Just Cause 3

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Explosive Mediterranean action

Just Cause 3 is the upcoming, over-the-top, open-world, action-adventure from Square Enix. View full description

Just Cause 3 is the upcoming, over-the-top, open-world, action-adventure from Square Enix.

If you can see it, you can probably blow it up

Just Cause 3 begins with series hero, Rico Rodriguez, returning home to a fictional Mediterranean archipelago. All is not well, however, and he must now face off against a dictator who is trying to take control of the islands – the perfect setting for the game’s huge environment.

The series has always paced a focus on maneuverability, a fact mirrored in the addition of the new wingsuit. This is a smart addition to the already versatile grappling-hook/parachute combo of the earlier games – giving you even more control in the air.

BOOM

Talking of the grappling-hook, Just Cause 3 will see an upgrade to this mechanical tether - you can now fire up to three at a time. It is possible to attach either end to anything you like in the world, and then remotely contract them with a button tap. Need to stop that plane escaping – just grapple three cars to it, and if that doesn't work contract them (big boom).

To further encourage Just Cause’s particular form of destructive chaos, developer Avalanche has now included a new physics-destruction system. In short, you can blow up pretty much anything, and watch it collapse in real time. And yes, we mean everything; trees, bridges, buildings – this game is going to demand some high system specs - especially as Rico comes equipped with infinite quantities of C-4.

More variety

Just Cause 3 looks great, and the new abilities are a welcome addition, but it’s going to need more than that to perfect the series: namely more mission types and multiplayer. If it can nail this, then this could really be one to watch when it launches this holiday on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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