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're darn tootin' right I just grappled a plane.Argentum | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all Argentum's reviews »
Not entirely sure why darn tootin' was there but I sure as hell just grappled a plane. And it was awesome.
This game lacks in story and challenge, but it sure as hell makes up for it in just sheer awesomeness. Its not so much a realistic look at a mercenary left on a tropical island and more "you know I bet I could hijack that jumbo jet". To cap it off theres a mission set on top a strip club thats roams around the island on a blimp. Its a mission thats right at the end but that doesn't stop you grappling said jumbo and flying your crazy self all the way to the top of the map before crashing straight into the blimp and bailing out last second to tumble all the way back down.
Hell just saying that made me want to play it again. Brb.
Back. So this time, instead of flying to the blimp I took at look at the mechanics of the game, to be blunt the game has bugs, and a fair few of them. None drastic but they are there, the grapple isn't as perfect as it should be but once you get your head round the kinks you can do some crazy stuff with it. The gunplay and general combat is remarkable average and the difficulty never really changes.
But the world is something special, ram packed full of easter eggs and things to do, if you love the game you could spend as many hours in here as you do in a Bethesda world.
Somewhat lacking, somewhat great.
A good game.MisterRay97 | Nov. 27, 2013 | See all MisterRay97's reviews »
Just Cause 2 is an amazing game but fails in some ways. The game has a really huge map. The gameplay is simply amazing and enjoyable. The story isn't interesting, though, and the voice acting is very bad. Though the game is open-world, the freeroam isn't interesting at all, unlike GTA, Saints Row or Square Enix' own Sleeping Dogs. There are loads of missions to do, and the gameplay is fun. I love the grappling hook. The car handling is bad, though. The graphics are beautiful. The game is good, but it fails in many aspects, like driving physics, story, characters, etc. Nevertheless, the game remains very enjoyable due to the solid gameplay.
Just Cause 2 is a decent open world game with amazing gameplay but falls short a bit. A great game, though. I recommend to get it while it's on a good sale, though.
What Bionic Commando should have beenWHGH | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all WHGH's reviews »
This game is a LOT of fun! Don't expect much realism, just have fun! You can grapple up buildings, trees, etc., pull the enemy off of guard towers, grapple to a helicopter, throw the pilot out and destroy military bases with missiles and machine guns blazing! Drive a huge array of vehicle, each one handles according to type. It's my favorite sandbox game!
Insanely fun.TETfromLondon | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »
The Grand Theft Auto series is very good and a lot of fun, but sometimes it's good to not take things so seriously. Just Cause 2 is very good at this. You play Rico, a character with a physics defying, immensely satisfying grappling hook that can strap objects, vehicles and people together, as well as being useful for zipping around the game world. This is useful, as the map is enormous. Fortunately, there is also a fast travel system that you unlock fairly early on in the game, as well as a plethora of excellent vehicles, including many types of plane, car and helicopter. The campaign is hilariously cheesy with some of the worst voice acting ever, but this is not the focal point of the campaign, nor is it supposed to be taken seriously. The brilliant shooting, driving, flying, grappling and parachuting (with your infinite supply of parachutes) is an experience that is one of the most fun you can have in any game. There are hundreds of hours of fun here. Just download the demo and you'll understand. I would recommend this to absolutely anyone.
Fun but personally not memorableashleymurray | Nov. 16, 2013 | See all ashleymurray's reviews »
I enjoyed playing this game, yet it didn't quite live up to my expectations. The graphics are wonderful, there are hoards of quests and missions to do, the grappling hook is a wonderful tool to be introduced to...but I found myself almost bored with the tedious collectibles and effort it took to get between places. It's fun of course; blowing things up and being an overall suave-cat is very fun. But something was missing for me. Pity.