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.
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.
You got your Rockstar in my Mercenaries.sycomantis1991 | May 26, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
Though it has a competent story, this game is truly all about the action. You have tons of amazing methods of getting around fast, blowing shit up, mercing fools, and accomplishing your goals how you want. It feels a lot like the Mercenaries games, which I personally miss, but if Rockstar got their open-world hands on it. it's a damn good time, and wit the third game coming out, it's the perfect time to check it out.
Overrated B-Grade ActionZaggeta | May 13, 2015 | See all Zaggeta's reviews »
I couldn't like this game. I tried hard to like it. I treated it like GTA, and then like Far Cry and then like Garry's Mod. It didn't belong in any of those categories and the only comparison I could find was with those now forgotten PS2 games you played as kids after renting them from the video store. Just Cause 2 is forgettable. It has bad acting. A silly story and generic action. It's free form is cheap and its only good feature seems to be the grappling hook - which admittedly, is very fun. Overall, a miss.
Fun, fun, and then fun!PlayTyrant | May 11, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »
This game is fun, that's the first thing you need to know. There are explosions, lots of explosions, action, vehicles, free mode, parachute... I've been playing it alone for hours and it never disappoints me, and with friends? It's even better! We laugh at pretty much everything. The story is a critic to some governments (no spoilers), but always in a funny mood rather than serious. I mean, the ending is just hilarious! If you like GTA-like games and you want to try something WAY different, but close at the same time, Just Cause 2 is for you! I can't wait to see what Just Cause 3 brings!
50 hours in, and countingObsessor | May 8, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
Exactly 53 hours, to be precise. This game is huge. I mean the world. It takes hours to drive a car, or a bike around the Panau, and you still won't visit every place. So people who love to free roam in a living and breathing world will feel like in heaven. Completionists will find many things to do, as there are almost three hundred settlements(from villages through cities to military bases)where you need to find collectibles and wreak havoc to get 100% completion. Apart from that, many and more collectibles, another several hundred items to find on this huge huge map. I personally have no hope of getting the game to 100%. Maybe 50, if I'm persistent enough. Story in the game is what you would expect from a B class action movie. Fight against impossible odds, lots of explosions, destroying tanks with a pistol... So to sum it up. Game looks beautiful, has a monstrously big world, bristling with life. And it's so fun just to cause chaos...
A Huge Sandbox Map!mothaflippin | April 29, 2015 | See all mothaflippin's reviews »
Just Cause 2 is a huge sand box game that shows the potential but lacks in delivery. The positives? A HUGE MAP! A large variation of ways to cause Chaos and an awesome grappling hook to allow you to travel quickly and in a stylized way! The negatives? Well... The story is awful. It's repetitive (and I really mean: REPETITIVE, you have 2 to 3 quests that are BAD variations of each others that play the same cutscene in between them and that boring), the PC port, bad behind belief... The controls feel awful and with such a huge map there is a serious lack of different vehicles that you can grab. The black market, while being a good idea, is a real pain to use, since every time you want to buy 1 grenade or 3 bullets for your weapon, the game has to load, show you an unskipable cutscene, then load again, and there you have: A grenade. Now just repeat it 10 more times to get all the gear you are looking for! Lack of variety is the main issue with this game, it seems as if all the efforts were placed on the world map, which clearly shows. It's amazing, but the rest of the game and gameplay are really lackluster. Is the game bad? No. The thing it does bad, it does tolerably bad (except for controls, those are really annoying) and the things that it does well, it does REALLLLLY well. This game is the kind of game you keep installed on your PC and once in a while when you feel like going to bash on a little bit of a mindless sandbox fun game, you just bring this up! A game that could have taken a HUGE advantage of Steam Workshops, but that ended up not supporting such feature.