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.
Great amount of freedomJericho417 | Aug. 9, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
I love this game, I really do. Whether I'm riding through the sky, on top of a place or tethering vehicles together and dragging them around. There's just a lot of ways to goof off. The story is enjoyable, as well. The game looks great, especially considering how unbelievably small the game files are. It's only about 4GB. You have access to several guns, which you can upgrade. Vehicles, as well. The black market lets you call down whatever you need. The guns kind of feel a bit lazy, though. They're fairly generic and don't have any real feel to them. But hey, you can dual wield SMGs so what the heck. The option of choosing what to dual wield is really cool. I personally went with an SMG and grenade launcher.
The game has a multiplayer mod, which I HIGHLY recommend. I played a lot of SA-MP for san andreas and it reminds me of that. You get an absurd amount of freedom and others to play with. You want the mayhem of having the ability to spawn nearly any weapon and vehicle and murdering each other with them? That's an option.
GTA Meets Max Paynevekktorious | July 25, 2014 | See all vekktorious's reviews »
Combine the open world atmosphere of GTA and the shooting mechanics of Max Payne 3 and you have the craziness that goes down on the island of Panau. The character plays as Agent Rico Rodriguez, a character with the personality and charisma of an action star, who is sent to Panau to find and assassinate his long time friend.
However, the true beauty of Just Cause 2 lies not in it's story, but in it's true openness and freedom. There are so many things to do and try, from stunts to gang wars and explosions, lots and lots of explosions. The modding and multiplayer community for Just Cause 2 are very much alive and will definitely add hours to your playing experience. The game is on sale often and hundreds of hours of fun can be had for extremely cheap. An excellent buy for any gamer.
Just- sandbox 2.hateah | July 25, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »
One of the not that many open-world shooting games which makes it good. You can either choose to play the quests, driving cars,shooting at enemies or just play for fun around the map, shooting people, using your hook to climb up buildings and do whatever you want. One of the good things is that it has a multiplayer mod which is free and you can play with other players too, if the single player gets boring for you. The aim system is so realistic, the recoil,everything. It has a good storyline and the graphics too. You can blow cars, and do anything you want. If you ever wished for a shooter,action,open world single- multi player game this is the right choice. I prefer this one before the 1st one, because it has much more improvements in the gameplay, aiming,mechanics and driving which i really like.
Loads of funSeibitsu | July 14, 2014 | See all Seibitsu's reviews »
Just Cause 2 is one of those free-roam games in which story is actually boring or just a little bit repetitive. You'll play it but trust me when I say Just Cause 2 is best for messing around. You have a lot of weapons to explode things, a lot of vehicles to drive and crash and of course, enemy bases you can conquest and unlock for your friends.
If you get this, don't forget to download the multiplayer dlc for free, it's worth it.
Pure Fun884okeoJ | July 4, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
Just Cause 2 is quite possibly the most fun I've ever had in a video game. Anything you can think of can be done, from playing tetherball with two 747s to attaching a Winnebago to a fighter jet. The game throws the laws of physics and reality out the window to give you an absolutely incredible gaming experience.
The graphics of Just Cause 2 are great for the time, and have aged fairly well over the years. The game doesn't restrict you like others do, giving you the feeling of absolute freedom. The story of Just Cause 2 is almost non-existent after the first few hours. I found myself focusing less on the campaign and more on making ridiculous situations with the help of my grappling gun and world props. The island of Panau is enormous with boatloads of content.
There are also mods to prolong the life of Just Cause 2 even longer, with the most prominent one being the multiplayer mod. This takes all the ridiculous fun of Just Cause 2 and adds your friends to the mix. This allows you to perform even more crazy stunts and tricks. In conclusion, Just Cause 2 is incredibly fun, and is a must-play for anyone searching for a great sandbox game.