The last major game release of 2018 is Just Cause 4, which launches on PS4 today. In terms of critical reception, it's doing fairly well for itself so far, amassing a metascore of 75 (for the PC release, anyway) and receiving praise for its new weather system and improvisational combat. We'll deliver our very own verdict soon, but in the meantime, here's how Rico's latest adventure has fared with other outlets.
TheSixthAxis - 8/10
Just Cause 4 is the best entry in the series to date, offering spectacular free-wheeling destruction on a scale that's not been attempted before. Rico remains one of gaming's most enjoyable protagonists, but more than ever before, it's really all about what he's capable of doing rather than the events unfolding around him.
IGN - 7.9/10
Just Cause 4 is a slightly better version of Just Cause 3's destruction-fueled action, but lacks a big new idea to give it an identity of its own.
Eurogamer - Recommended
Weather effects and party balloons see a knockabout charmer return in decent form.
Polygon - No Score
Solis is a huge island, which allows for a realistic distribution of targets, and environmental diversity. There's some pleasure to be had exploring its various environs of city, jungle, mountain and beach-fronts, making use of an almost infinite variety of vehicles.
Are you looking forward to Just Cause 4? Will you be causing chaos in Solis, or are you waiting for more reviews first? Parachute down to the comments below.