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PlayStation Plus latest free game is one of the biggest open-world playgrounds ever

PlayStation Plus latest free game is one of the biggest open-world playgrounds ever

Just Cause 3 is joining PlayStation Plus' extra tier, and is a must-play for those looking for a bombastic open-world adventure.

Yesterday marked the first extra and premium tier game line-up of the year on PlayStation Plus, with Sony revealing that 14 titles will be landing on the service on 16 January.

PlayStation Plus’ extra tier is gaining Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands - Next Level Edition, Resident Evil 2, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, LEGO City Undercover, Just Cause 3, Session: Skate Sim, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, and Surviving The Aftermath. Premium subscribers can look forward to the additions of Rally Cross, Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary, Legend of Mana, and Secret of Mana. Today though, I want to focus on Just Cause 3 which is an absolutely mega whopper of an open-world playground.

Take a look at joining title Tiny Tina's Wonderlands in action below.

Released back in 2015, Just Cause 3 is quite clearly the third entry in the four-game Just Cause series. This time around, protagonist Rico Rodriguez returns to his home island of Medici, which is now under the control of the dictator General Sebastiano Di Ravello. Admittedly, Just Cause 3 features one of the series’ most predictable narratives but it’s easily still worth diving into for its blockbuster action and chaotically fun combat.

At release, it scored 74 on Metacritic - not the strongest result, but not bad either. I somewhat miss the era of ‘the mid tier’ game. Giant Bomb wrote, “A one-note experience isn’t necessarily a bad thing when it delivers on that one thing exceptionally well. Just Cause 3 has occasional physics problems and a lack of variety, but it’s fantastic if you just want to drop into a world and immediately start blowing it up.”

PC Invasion added, “Just Cause 3 pretty much raises explosions and physics-based destruction to the level of an art form, and a few annoyances with gunplay and repetition don't do much to detract from that.” According to HowLongToBeat, Just Cause 3 will take you around 18 to 19 hours to roll credits, but you could spend over 65 hours fully exploring its open world. The game joins PlayStation Plus’ extra tier on 16 January.

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Topics: PlayStation, Playstation Plus, Sony