Just Cause 2

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"I haven't had this much fun with an open-world game in years. Just Cause 2 is over-the-top and insanely fun." - IGN.com

"Crazy stunts, a huge and gorgeous gameworld, and a playful attitude make Just Cause 2 a lot of fun." - Gamespot.com

Dive into an adrenaline-fuelled free-roaming adventure. As agent Rico Rodriguez, your orders are to find and kill your friend and mentor who has disappeared on the island paradise of Panau. There, you must cause maximum chaos by land, sea and air to shift the balance of power. With the unique grapple and parachute combo, BASE jump, hijack and create your own high-speed stunts. With 400 square miles of rugged terrain and hundreds of weapons and vehicles, Just Cause 2 defies gravity and belief.

Key Features:

  • UNIQUE VERTICAL GAMEPLAY - Take to the air like no other game. Experience total aerial freedom with the unique parachute and dual grapple

  • UNBELIEVABLE ADRENALINE-FUELLED STUNTS - Free fall, base jump, vehicle surf, para sail, skydive, grapple, slingshot, leap between vehicles, hang from helicopters, scale buildings. The impossible is within your grasp.

  • UPGRADED DUAL GRAPPLE - Your best tool is now a weapon. Fire two shots with the grapple hook and attach unwilling enemies to high-speed vehicles, hang them upside down from buildings, tether objects in mid air. The possibilities are as vast as your imagination.

  • DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF PANAU - Explore the island paradise; from sprawling cities, secluded beaches and towering mountain peaks – more than 400 square miles of your own personal playground.

  • EXPERIENCE TRUE FREEDOM - Hundreds of objectives can be completed in any way or order that you choose. When it's time for a break from Agency business, kick back and enjoy all the attractions that Panau has to offer.

  • MASSIVE SELECTION OF VEHICLES - Catch air on a high-speed dirt bike, race across the sea in a power boat, or fire a spread of rockets from an attack chopper – more than 100 land, sea and air vehicles are yours for the taking.

Customer reviews


A sandbox, except all of the grains of sand are bombs

Dachenko | Sept. 1, 2015 | See all Dachenko's reviews »

I can't list how many times I have failed to take down a military stronghold, not being able to even get to see one thing explode. I also can't list how many times I got into a military stronghold, stole a helicopter with missiles and a gatling gun, and singlehandedly caused a explosion that would have registered on the Richter scale. Even if the story was shit (Which it isn't), this game would be worth it just for the great sandbox and spectacle.


A decent destruction sandbox

heerox328 | Aug. 24, 2015 | See all heerox328's reviews »

This game is by no means perfect. The story is bland. The graphics aren't that spectacular. Even the combat is rather uninteresting. Where it stands tall is the level of destruction and the mayhem you can cause. If you don't mind having a mindless experience just blowing stuff up, this is the game for you. If you want a bit more substance, I'd pass on this one. The game can get boring incredibly fast and is way too large with how little content actually litters the world. This would be a great test to see if perhaps you'd like to get Just Cause 3, which is essentially the same game with just prettier visuals and better destruction.


A hilariously brilliant game

Chlorophile | July 16, 2015 | See all Chlorophile's reviews »

Just Cause 2 isn't a particularly sophisticated game and it knows it. The story makes absolutely no sense and neither does anything else. Essentially, your task is to "help" the oil-rich nation of Panau the American way - by blowing absolutely everything up. It's ridiculously good fun and it is truly an open world experience. You can do whatever the hell you want and the map is gigantic and looks stunning. It took me a good 100 hours or so to get out all this game has to offer and bearing in mind it's often on offer for £2.50ish, it's amazing value. There's also a multiplayer mod which adds yet more gameplay.


Complete chaos

Murderbot735 | July 15, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »

This game is so much fun. There's so much to do and so many ways to blow stuff up. But there's also some big problems. The air vehicles are terrible to steer. The helicopters are not exactly like helicopters at all, you go forward/backwards/sideways with WASD, and the mouse is just for aiming. But the airplanes are even worse. They are only steered by WASD, which terrible. Also, the grappling hook, like the trademark of this game, is bad too. It's so weak. It breaks super easy, which makes so many cool things impossible without mods. I mean, if I try to grapple my another car to my truck, it breaks. If I try to grapple a play to like anything, it breaks. It's awful. But except these problems it's great fun. It's just that the developers so easily could have made this more fun. It does also crash 4/5 times when I'm launching it on my computer.


Sandbox shooting chaos.

gamma_rad | June 10, 2015 | See all gamma_rad's reviews »

Did you like Mercenaries? then you're gonna love Just Cause 2. This game is all about the freedom of dropping into a sandbox world and wreaking chaos. Its amazingly fun. Your weapons? a grappling hook, a parachute and whatever vehicle you see, whether it be a simple bike or a fighter jet - you can jack everything. the Island of Panau is your sandbox to play. you can even jack a passenger aircraft and try to crash it into a building. Your goal? causing havok and chaos and generally making life hard to Panau's new dictator. The only noteworthy flaws I can think of for this game are: 1.the soldier VA is annoying repetitive, which is understandable given the amount of soldiers you mow down in this game but I'd rather they just be more quiet. 2.it isn't sure if its serious or not, The plot isn't very interesting and serves mostly as a rather weak excuse for you to come to the Island and cause chaos. but then again the game never commit itself to being as goes as crazy as Saint Row. If you do end up getting this game, be sure to also grab the excellent multiplayer mod for it.