Just Cause 3

Game review by Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Violent open-world shooter overthrows fake gov't for laughs.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 63 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 145 reviews

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age 11+


WHAT?!?!?! its okay! like, its a shooter. 11 and up!

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Too much violence
age 11+

Excellent and colorful game is a blast to play!

Just Cause 3 is nowhere near the 18+ rating given on this page, for the violence in it is almost entirely optional, and the protagonist you play as has high honor, works for the good guys, helps civilians and takes down that evil dictatorship! VIOLENCE: Gameplay is almost entirely built off of frantic explosions and high destruction rather than shooting and violence. During the game you will be told to destroy objects like billboards, electrical equipment, electrical towers, water towers, turrets, drones and bridges. However during most action sequences you do have the OPTION to kill enemies with firearms, the violence never appears brutal, graphic or realistic, instead blood briefly puffs out and the enemy falls to the ground. On rare occasion, a small amount of blood stains the floor. Along with that, some liberations and story missions require you to take out enemies, but that happens quite infrequently. The player can shoot and kill innocent pedestrians, however that action is punished and you are never once told to do that in the game, and pedestrians are also marked with green so if the player accidentally fires on one they have the chance to walk away. Some other violence appears in cutscenes, or story missions almost all involving the evil dictator. This includes a scene where a man shoots himself in face after being handed a gun from the dictator (non-graphic) , people being found dead with blood underneath them, the dictator smashing a man in the face then repeatedly pounding him on the ground offscreen as we hear smushing and watery noises. The body or the direct impact is never shown onscreen, however the dictator orders another man to clean up the mess. LANGUAGE: Extremely mild and infrequent language for an M rated game. Infrequent use of “damnit” and “hell”. Some pedestrians may be heard saying “f*ck” during intense moments, but this is extremely rare, hard to hear and usually from a great distance. OVERALL: 11+

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