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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 79
  2. Negative: 3 out of 79
  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. Aug 29, 2010
    9
    Very fun game. Don't go in expecting a heartfelt story and you won't be dissapointed. The good weapon selection, huge variety of vehicles,Very fun game. Don't go in expecting a heartfelt story and you won't be dissapointed. The good weapon selection, huge variety of vehicles, and numerous different combat tactics (grappling hook is awesome in and out of firefights) make for an entertaining title that'll last you a week or two. Expand
  4. JackG
    Mar 29, 2010
    9
    The overall fact of this game is if you do exactly as your told without thought, you wont enjoy this game. If you get past this idea and The overall fact of this game is if you do exactly as your told without thought, you wont enjoy this game. If you get past this idea and start being creative with the tools the game gives you then you will love it. A prime example would be early on in the game you are faced with going into an enemy base and dealing with a powerful boss. instead of just going in and shooting i decided to crash a plane into the base and activate pre placed c-4's which is much more interesting, Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2010
    8
    Just Cause 2 is hugely underrated. For me, it's everything Grand Theft Auto used to be and could have been, but better. You can roam and roamJust Cause 2 is hugely underrated. For me, it's everything Grand Theft Auto used to be and could have been, but better. You can roam and roam and roam and you're always only a minute away from some place to cause chaos. The freedom to buy or hijack planes, helicopters, tanks, bike, cars and boats is so much fun. There are a few glitches with gameplay from time to time (it's worth making extra saves as you go to backup) but all in, it's a cracker. So glad I picked this up. Expand
  6. Apr 26, 2013
    8
    hours of repitive but fun gameplay. the story is your average b rated movie. the grappling hook is great improvement compared to the firsthours of repitive but fun gameplay. the story is your average b rated movie. the grappling hook is great improvement compared to the first game. just cause 2 isnt bad for 20-30 dollars 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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