Who doesn’t love an open-world game where you can have a great adventure and blow so many things up? Many of us have played Just Cause, an action-adventure open-world game with four installments that have left us wanting more. We just can’t get enough of busting drug cartels and catching the bad guys. While we wait for the next installment of Just Cause, there are similar games available for download on your PC. In this article, we’ll be giving you the top 20 games like Just Cause. So, get your PCs and pads ready to dive into more open-world environments and shoot more bad guys.
1. Agents of Mayhem
Agents of Mayhem is a third-person shooter video game where you go against a large evil organization. You are playing this game as one of the Super Agents. There are varieties of personalities and looks to choose from. Each character also has special skills and weapons contributing to their uniqueness. No rules are guiding your operations. You can do whatever you want, as long as you defeat the main bad guys, Legion, and bring their leader, the Morning star down. Grow the agency to include several characters that will fight this villain organization in this city of Seoul. Don’t let them take over everything and ruin the world.
2. Far Cry 4
Your mother’s dying wish was for you to travel to a country in the Himalayas, Kyrat. Upon getting there, you discover that things are not the way you thought they would be. There’s a lot of violence going on in the country. The civilians are no longer interested in their dictator, Pagan Min. So, there’s an ongoing civil war. In this open-world game, you’re to navigate the country which has beautiful forests and also lots of snow. You won’t love to leave this vast word, but unfortunately, there’s danger lurking everywhere. You can use the animals as weapons, sitting on their backs as you plow through your enemies. There are also many other weapons available for use. At all cost, protect yourself.
3. Saints Row IV
This is one fantastic open-world game you would love to play. Ever dreamed of being a president? In Saints Row IV, you’re not just a president; you’re a president fighting against an alien overload, Zinyak. To defeat him, you have been giving sophisticated weapons and special weapons. Remember that weapons are no good if you don’t know how to use them. Also, you are teaming up with your old homies to prevent this alien and his empire from taking the world. In this game, you can customize every weapon you use against them, not just your looks and costumes.
4. Red Faction: Guerrilla (Re-Mars-tered)
Red Faction: Guerrilla is another open-world game that will blow your mind. From the title, you can guess that you’ll be using a lot of guerrilla-style combat here. Almost everything is destructible including buildings around you. This game is set 50 years after the events of the first Red Faction. You are an insurgent fighter in the new Red Faction movement battling against the Earth Defense Force. Because things are highly destructible, you can develop a strategy that puts you over your enemy (the EDF). Blow things up, set ambushes, and use improvised weapons and guerrilla-style combat to take down the enemies.
5. Remnant: From the Ashes
Remnant: From the Ashes is set in a post-apocalyptic world. You have to survive as monstrous creatures roam the world, destroying things in their path. Although your goal is to survive, you can’t leave the world defenseless. As one of the last surviving humans, you also have to prevent these creatures from taking over the world completely. You have to fight. This game can be played in either single-player or multiplayer mode. So, you can team up with up to two other players to take these people down. Travel to other worlds through portals and discover the source of this evil.
6. Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3 has a lot of weapons and gadgets for you on this exciting adventure. You are one of the four Vault Hunters who love searching for new treasure and dealing with bad guys. Each Vault Member has unique abilities. Your goal is to stop the Calypso Twins from uniting bandits and creating a large villain force. You are the only one with the weapons and teammates to take these men down. You can either play this game alone or in multiplayer mode. Secure loot and treasure from various locations, fight enemies with your unique weapons and save the city from cultists.
7. Force of Nature
Force of Nature falls under so many game genres. It has a lot to offer. This Sandbox game falls under Strategy, Management, RPG, Adventure, and Action. There are over 10 areas for you to explore in the game. In this randomly generated open world, you’re to search for items and resources, make clothes and tools you need, including weapons for fighting enemies. This game is about world-building. Travel via portals to various parts of the world, planting useful crops for food. Use a map so you don’t get lost when traveling. Just so you know, everything in this world is destructible.
8. Gears 5
Many of us have played at least one of the installments in the Gears video game series. In Gears 5, there are five campaign modes and a lot of things to do in this big world. The modes in this game include Campaign: A discovery mode where you realize your connection to the enemy and the true danger to the city; Escape: In this very aggressive mode, you have to outrun bombs and escape the enemies. It is a co-op mode where you work together with two other players; Versus: You have to compete against other players; Horde: You will team up with four other players to fight against a stronger wave of enemies than you’ve ever faced; Map Builder: In this mode, you’re to create maps and also make experiences in these places you’re created. There are also rankings in this game, so play hard to win!
9. Immortal: Unchained
There are many worlds for you to conquer in Immortal: Unchained. In this RPG game, you’re more than a player. You are a living weapon. You have to stop the source of the event that will end all worlds. Who doesn’t love an interesting adventure? You will explore these worlds and master them. Master your weapon and technique, and use it to destroy these evil bosses. Trust no one. People who don’t want to kill you may try to use you to achieve their goals. Remember, you are a very powerful weapon. They fear you.
10. Gene Rain
AI was developed in a disorganized way by Bill Feynman Research Institute. As a result, the number of refugees around the world increased. There are humans, half-human and half-robots, and full robots). In Gene Rain, you are part of a Death Squad fighting against the disagreement and conflict between these three sectors in the game. You want to unite these three worlds. You must control three characters in the game: Li Ying, a human; Alex, a half-human and half-robot, and Salman, a robot. You will meet various types of enemies in the four scenes available in this game (destroyed cities, deep canyons, quiet towns, and cities in the dark night). Fight enemies and reunite the world again.
Control is an action-adventure game where you play in a third-person perspective. The game focuses on the character you play, Jesse Faden as you try to gain control over a secretive agency in New York after it is invaded. There are lots of secrets everywhere and so many quests for you to complete. You will meet allies along the way who will help you accomplish your goals. This game has amazing graphics with complex environmental destruction. You have to take control as things unfold.
12. Days Gone
Days Gone is a post-apocalyptic horror video game set in Oregon after a global pandemic. This survival game is played from a third-person perspective in an open world environment. You’re playing the role of a drifter, Deacon on the quest to find his wife who he just discovered may still be alive. You have to explore this environment and use the firearms and weapons at your disposal to defend yourself from harmful humans and hostile creatures (Freakers) that can harm you. You have a motorcycle to get around and escape your enemies if you can’t fight them all.
13. Apsulov: End of Gods
This game is not for people who don’t like to see some foul language and other unpleasant things. It’s nasty, horrific, and we love it. Apsulov: End of Gods is an adventure horror game. Humans went to seek the mercy of the gods under the earth. What they find made it to the earth and began to wreak havoc utilizing human technology. It destroys the earth. You wake up in a building in this horrific world. You have to find a way to bring about the end of the destruction and destroy the otherworldly creatures.
14. Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2 is an action-adventure game, a sequel to the 2014 game, Watch Dogs. This open-world game is played from a third-person perspective. You have to explore the world on foot. Your goal in Watch Dogs 2 is to take down the city’s surveillance system. You and your team of hackers in DedSec, your hacking group have to complete various missions. Your follower count increases after you complete missions. This game also has a cooperative multiplayer mode where you and other players join forces to neutralize a player who has gone rogue. The latest installment of this game, Watch Dogs: Legion will be released soon.
15. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Unlike most of the games on this list, Tom Clancy’s Recon Breakpoint is an online game. This shooting game is the eleventh installment of the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series. Ghost Recon Breakpoint is set in an open world environment, an island on the Pacific Ocean. You are Lieutenant Colonel Anthony ‘Nomad’ Perryman a member of the special ops command in the United States Army. You have to gather intelligence so you don’t get killed by enemies. You also have sophisticated weapons at your disposal. This is a third-person shooter game, but you can also set it to the first-person perspective when you want to aim weapons.
Gun is an action-adventure game about a man, Colton White, who decided to put his trust in nothing else but his gun when everything is taken from him. You have to enact vengeance on everyone who has robbed you of your rights. This game has several missions and gameplay including collect bounties, protecting prostitutes, hunting buffalos, etc. Also, you have a huge variety of weapons at your disposal in this large interactive world.
17. Sunset Overdrive
A poisoned drink turned almost everyone into mutants. But you’re alive, and happy because there’s no one to look down on you anymore. But, you are not safe from these mutants. Sunset Overdrive is an open-world game with zero rules. In this post-apocalyptic world, you can run on the walls, jump off buildings safely, and even run on rails. There’s no impossibility. You have to use all these advantages to defeat your enemies which include mutants and thugs.
Miscreated is an online multiplayer game set in a post-apocalyptic world. A plague has ravaged the world and turned almost everyone to mutants. The survivors are struggling to live on the remains of this plague. You have to outlive the other survivors in this very detailed world. You have to fight mutants, hostile animals, and even fellow survivors to retain your life.
19. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
No one saves the universe in Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. People there are outlaws, cops, and thieves. They only want something for themselves, and they are fine. You are Juno Markev, an outlaw on the trail of the man that killed her husband. You’ll be doing a lot of shooting in the game. No one cares since everyone is trying to live for themselves.
20. The Sinking City
The last game on our list is one where you get to play detective. This game is also set in an open world that has been taken over by dark supernatural forces. You are an investigator who seeks to find out what has possessed the city and its occupants. There are various weapons for you to take out some crazy creatures. You have to stay sane because this isn’t what you see every day.