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.
Beautifully Large Open WorldWolfeClawz | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all WolfeClawz's reviews »
Just Cause 1, as a kid, was one of the greatest games I'd ever played. The open world and large array of possibilities were all new things I'd never witnessed in games other than the first few GTA's. Of course, I wanted more action, so when this game was released and I played it for the first time, I knew instantly that the devs had created a masterpiece.
Just Cause 2 will bring you hours of action and adventure with it's expansive open world, tons of vehicles for both land, air and sea as well as the huge array of weaponry. Furthermore, hop on the Just Cause 2 Multiplayer mod to share the experience with your friends. Crashing planes into your friends has never been this fun!
Fantastic SandboxArteus | Feb. 21, 2014 | See all Arteus's reviews »
It's easy for me to say that Just Cause 2 is one of the best sandbox titles I have ever played on my system. Running/flying/driving/sailing around the islands of Panau and causing chaos is almost endless fun, especially with the massive amount of vehicles, weapons and gadgets at your disposal.
Now, it should be mentioned that the actual storyline is mediocre and nothing to write home about but the sandbox elements do indeed make up for that in spades. The graphics are still great after all of these years and the game performs fairly well on a good range of systems. The game even has multiplayer thanks to the free JC2:MP mod that is available through Steam from a talented group of modders.
If you want some crazy sandbox action you should already own this game, I should have to tell you to get it. If you don't already have it somehow, buy it. The game frequently goes on sale and can be found for around £3 if you catch it at the right time. It's an absolute bargain.
Just pretend you are Bruce Willis.BigPaxDaddy | Feb. 18, 2014 | See all BigPaxDaddy's reviews »
All this game is about is blowing stuff up. If you aren't causing a car wreck or blowing somebodies head off or crashing a plane into a building at any given second of the game you are playing it wrong. That said, that's really all there is to do in this game. Don't come in here looking for some master story written by Steven Spielberg cause you are definitely in the wrong place. Actually the game would probably be better if there was no story. Pick this up on sale when you find it, don't pay full price
This Game...IS AWESOME!MrBearShark | Feb. 18, 2014 | See all MrBearShark's reviews »
I have no idea to classify this game as. I guess it's GTA with a big parachute and a huge blimp. I've put at least 50 hours into this game, and for 15 bucks, that is a lot of gameplay. Plus, with multiplayer, you can mess around even more. I love this game, and with a few more tweaks, it would easily be my ideal open-world game.
One of the BestEpicazeroth | Feb. 17, 2014 | See all Epicazeroth's reviews »
This is definitely one of the best sandboxes out there. The gameplay is great, though I suggest using a controller instead of a mouse/keyboard. The plot isn't amazing, but the rest of the game makes up for it, especially the side missions. There's something for everybody - the main story can be completed by more casual gamers, but the other missions can be difficult enough for more hardcore gamers. I would recommend a good computer for it, as otherwise the lag will probably make it unplayable.