Just Cause 4 is a third-person shooter created by Avalanche Studios. All games in Just Cause series – including this one – feature a secret agent named Rico Rodriguez as the protagonist. In each installment, he is dispatched to a different fictional country and is given an appropriate task: overthrowing a dictatorship, dealing with various criminal gangs, or, in this case, investigating a suspiciously powerful private military company.
The main part of gameplay is, obviously, combat. Utilizing a variety of weapons – including several fantastical ones like the Lighting Gun – Rico will have to participate in many fights against PMC Black Hand and their allies. But there are many other mechanics as well; driving and piloting is especially prominent. You will be able to use several types of vehicles to traverse the expansive open world of this game. There’s a variety of cars, of course, but you can also pilot jets, helicopters, and use a personal wingsuit.
Just Cause 4 released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. As you can see, it doesn’t have an official Mac version. Despite this, you can still play Just Cause 4 on Mac – there are several unofficial ways to accomplish this task. Learn all about them by reading the article below.
|OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)||OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)|
|Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz | AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or better||Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz | AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (2GB VRAM or better) | AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM or better)||Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (6GB VRAM or better) | AMD Vega 56 (6GB VRAM or better)|
|DirectX: Version 11||DirectX: Version 11|
|Storage: 59 GB||Storage: 59 GB|
Play Just Cause 4 on Mac with Parallels
Just Cause 4 requires lots of PC resources, but if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro) Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is an application that allows for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. In simpler terms, what this means is that it allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with just a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. So you will be able to run Windows, install Steam (or Epic Games Store), and enjoy the Just Cause 4 game on Mac just like on a regular PC.
Please note that not all games are supported by Parallels. Several conditions must be met for the game to be playable.
Your Mac must exceed minimum system requirements for the game; meeting them is not enough. Generally speaking, you will need an iMac Pro or a Mac Pro to run demanding games. Some MacBook Pro and iMac models are also suitable; they must have an Intel processor, a discrete graphics card and at least 16 GB of RAM. If your Mac has an Apple Silicon chip (such as M1 or M2), you may experience issues playing modern games.
Games that require DirectX 12 are currently not supported by Parallels.
AppsOnMac recommends using Parallels’ free trial feature to determine whether you can run the game or not if you’re uncertain.
Play Just Cause 4 on Mac with Cloud Gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Just Cause 4 game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming services will be happy to provide you with sufficient computing power – though not for free, of course. All you need is a browser or a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 MBit/s. There are several great platforms that provide these services, among the best are Boosteroid, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and NVidia GeForce NOW.
As Boosteroid has Just Cause 4 in its game library, it is an excellent choice for these seeking to try the game out.
Play Just Cause 4 on Mac with BootCamp
Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run Just Cause 4 on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Just Cause 4 on Mac by installing Windows. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. This is an application that allows users to choose the system to work in on startup, however, you won’t be able to switch between systems like in Parallels. You will need to reboot your machine every time you want to switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, in the end. And while newer Macs have their own special Apple Silicon chips that cannot run Windows, older Macs are very much similar to computers that run Windows, they have Intel processors, compatible RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on an older Mac by allocating no less than 64 GB of disk space (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games) and following these steps:
For OS X El Capitan 10.11 and older
For MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create a bootable Windows USB.
- Download this Windows ISO file.
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities).
- Define the Windows partition size and choose the Windows ISO file you’ve downloaded.
- Format the Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps.
- When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)