Rico is back, and this time it's personal.
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Yes, that sounds like a tagline in an '80s blockbuster action movie. Yes, that's quite appropriate for Just Cause 3. The Mediterranean republic of Medici is trapped in the thrall of General Di Ravello, a diabolical dictator. It just so happens that Medici is the home of our hero, Rico Rodriguez, and the general may have bitten off more than he can chew.
The island (and its neighbours) offer up a huge open world for players to explore, shoot at and blow up. Developer Avalanche says there are 400 square miles to roam, and that huge scale is something of an indicator of what the studio is going for with the third entry in the Just Cause series. It's always been about tackling your enemies and the environment in the most outrageous, over-the-top way possible, and now there's even more stuff to blow up. Imagine the finale of your favourite action movie, then imagine that you get to play through it, and that it will keep going for hours and hours and... well, hours.
Players must re-take the island, armed to the teeth and handling their trusty grapple. Rico has an unlimited supply of C4, and the game really rewards experimenting with huge destructible landmarks and plenty of spectacle.
As well as taking down enemies, players can engage in wingsuiting, parachuting, skydiving and any number of vehicle-related hijinks. That might mean racing, it might mean hanging off the back of a plane or it might mean attaching a car to the back of a bus and driving it off a cliff, just to see what happens.
Just Cause 3 is a huge, explosive playground that's waiting for you to get creative.