Just Cause 2 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Developed by Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 2 finds Rico Rodriguez returning in an epic open-world adventure set in the diverse tropical playground of Panau in South East Asia, where the aim is to cause chaos and destruction in a way that only Rico knows how! His mission is to destabilize theDeveloped by Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 2 finds Rico Rodriguez returning in an epic open-world adventure set in the diverse tropical playground of Panau in South East Asia, where the aim is to cause chaos and destruction in a way that only Rico knows how! His mission is to destabilize the island and free it from the tyranny of the evil dictator, Baby Panay. Players tackle missions and objectives in any way they want while exploring the highly-detailed and beautiful island by land, sea or air, performing an insane range of new daredevil stunts and mastering the use of the all new grappling hook and Rico's trademark parachute. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 65 out of 74
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  1. 100
    This game is so well designed that time after time in my playthrough I thought, "Man, wouldn't it be great if this game had X?" and then, lo and behold, X appears, like the albatross to the Ancient Mariner, except in a totally good way that doesn't cause the mass suffering and death of my shipmates. Honestly, I can't think of any reason why anyone who loves video games won't enjoy JC2.
  2. Just Cause 2 is the sort of game where you're willing to put up with a lot just because it's so darn enjoyable. Any time you get annoyed by something, you can take comfort in knowing that there's something to blow up just over the next hill, and sending a tower of flames into the sky will make it all better.
  3. It might get repetitive and a bit boring over time, but in general its simply a blast to drive, run and grapple'n'parachute across Panau, simply in order to cause mayhem and chaos.
  4. Just Cause 2 delivers a huge amount of vehicles, tons of enemy bases and installations to liberate and gameplay so extreme that you'll end up giggling in front of the screen.
  5. Crazy stunts, a huge gameworld, and a playful attitude make Just Cause 2 a lot of fun despite its annoyances.
  6. Chocked full of insane action and plenty of creative opportunities, and knows that ultimately it's all about having fun. It's a brash, no-brainer experience that gives everything you want from a sandbox game, but lets make sure the combat ramps up a notch in the next title.
  7. Just Cause 2 is not without its flaws, but it offers a highly satisfying, if hardly unique, open-world adventure in which players are encouraged to indulge in as much mayhem as possible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 76
  2. Negative: 2 out of 76
  1. May 30, 2012
    10
    Best open world, best action game. Lots to do even more to kill. An absolute must play.
    And one the the greatest game ever made. Thank you
    Best open world, best action game. Lots to do even more to kill. An absolute must play.
    And one the the greatest game ever made. Thank you Avalanche and please make another one
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  2. Bogdan
    Mar 29, 2010
    10
    This is one of the most entertaining games I have ever played! It's pure fun, the freedom you have is incredible, the graphics are This is one of the most entertaining games I have ever played! It's pure fun, the freedom you have is incredible, the graphics are stunning (most of the time) and you just can't let the gamepad down. The first time I played for 6 hours continuously, exploring the islands and wow-ing evey minute.The missions can sometimes be repetitive but fun nevertheless. I can't believe that there are people giving it low(0 even) ratings. Try this game, it's worth it! Good job Square Enix! Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2011
    9
    This is what I would consider a gamer's idea of a vacation. You can do whatever you want and are surrounded by gorgeous graphics and a varietyThis is what I would consider a gamer's idea of a vacation. You can do whatever you want and are surrounded by gorgeous graphics and a variety of locations. For those who love games like GTA, Spiderman, or Far Cry, try to imagine what it would be like if all three franchises combined. You get a massive sandbox to explore, you are given many gadgets, vehicles, and weapons, and the world is a beautiful chain of Islands. Whether you want to go cruising on a speed boat or shoot up a local gang of evil-doers or anything in-between, I guarantee you wont be board when you play this game. This game has a great charm that will keep you coming back for more. The only gripe some people may have with the game is the terrible voice acting and b-movie style, but in my opinion that is what makes this game so great. It isn't afraid to be over the top. If you ever wanted to be the star of the most ridiculous action movie ever made, this game is for you. Expand
  4. MikeE
    Mar 30, 2010
    9
    I am actually surprised the critics have not rated this game higher merely on the technical brilliance of this game. Yes the game is a bit I am actually surprised the critics have not rated this game higher merely on the technical brilliance of this game. Yes the game is a bit unfocused and yes the dialogue and voice acting is campy at best but the sheer size and beauty of the island they have created for us to play on is amazing. I have played about 17 hours and I still find something that blows my socks off in this game. Has anyone actually dived in the ocean? I mean that experience in itself was awesome. I really hope more developers use the engine that was created for this game because it does absolutely amazing things. A better story and more focused gameplay is the only that keeps me from giving this a 10. I would say its more like a 9.3. Expand
  5. Dec 27, 2010
    8
    Very entertaining. I feel that it lacks a certain realism, especially in relation to stunts, which makes it somewhat ridiculous. You canVery entertaining. I feel that it lacks a certain realism, especially in relation to stunts, which makes it somewhat ridiculous. You can have massive auto accidents and still hop right out of the car and walk away. Personally, this is my biggest issue.

    Overall, its pretty good. It keeps me entertained for hours.
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  6. Nov 23, 2013
    8
    Just Cause 2 had done complete rennovation in terms of graphics gameplay and the size of the map as compared to its preceedors. JC2 is one ofJust Cause 2 had done complete rennovation in terms of graphics gameplay and the size of the map as compared to its preceedors. JC2 is one of the largest open world game in console history. everything is eye candy in this game. missions felt a bit repetitive collecting suitcases took almost two months. completed this game 100% in 3 months. the only downfall i had to dump every jet i purchased as i could never land any jet on the ground waste of hard earned money starting again from checkpoint is frustrating. overall 8 is my rating Expand
  7. JalexD
    Mar 25, 2010
    0
    I was thoroughly disappointed with this title. Now, I was disappointed with the first game as well, because it was so unfocused. But this I was thoroughly disappointed with this title. Now, I was disappointed with the first game as well, because it was so unfocused. But this game really ticked me off because it seemed to glorify that aspect, as if each and every scenario was mocking me for giving the series another chance. I've seen a lot of comments praising the fact that this game is really nothing more than non-stop pretty explosions, ridiculous stunts, and gratuitous violence. The first two would be considered a plus if they weren't so common and some more thought was put into their use. As it is, this is a game for the shallow, for those who don't read anything that isn't assigned to them or part of the latest electronic messaging fad. All pretty colours with no substance underneath. A shame, really. It could have been great. Expand

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