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Ridiculous B-Movie: The Video Game 0

Just Cause 2 brings back that basic idea that seems to be gone missing from some video games today, fun. Throw some C4 onto a motorbike, tie it to a chopper and drop it on an enemy base. These dumb silly ideas that the player comes up with is the magic behind Just Cause 2 and even with the slight bump here and there, it all ties up to tight little package.   The smooth opearator himself, Rico Rodriguez.  Returing from the original, you are Rico Rodriguez., CIA Agent and slick Latin lover. He h...

69 out of 71 found this review helpful.

Excitement is everywhere in Just Cause 2 0

 Just Cause 2 can be described very well in one word, fun. If you don't have a bit of fun with this game, you're doing wrong. I only played a bit of the first one and could tell that it was not what I wanted from an open-world game. Having played the demo for this one, I was excited. Very excited. Luckily, I was not disappointed whatsoever. In Just Cause 2, you play as Rico Rodriguez. A man that knows how to do all sorts of things that no man should even attempt. From riding the bottom of a he...

64 out of 70 found this review helpful.

Just Cause 2 Review 0

Just cause 2 is an open world game that delivers on what it promised: parachutes, grappling hooks and lots of flambuoyant, silly, and over-the-top action. The game plays to it's strengths, and seldom will you feel forced into something you don't want to do. In Just Cause 2 you play as CIA agent Rico Rodriguez, (aka the Scorpion) as he drives, flies, skydives, parachutes and grapples around a small, fictional South Asian island country called Panau. Throughout the game, Rico is working for three...

70 out of 79 found this review helpful.

You Are The Scorpio, No? 0

Just Cause 2 is one of those games that you can spend an hour playing doing nothing but retarded things like base jumping off a building and jacking a helicopter in mid air. If that's not crazy enough, try blowing up a satellite as it launches into space. Blow up some military bases in your spare time. If you're really bored, attach a civilian to a commercial jet and fly off. Just Cause 2 excels not because it tells a great story, but rather it's a stunning destructive playground where almost an...

32 out of 35 found this review helpful.

The Chaos of Conformity 0

 Many open-world games on the market try to provide players with a more serious and meaningful experience, whether it be through story or more ‘realistic’ gameplay mechanics, while keeping some semblance of a sandbox style game and the freedoms they provide. And while retaining the open-world toybox that makes this genre unique, Just Cause 2 scraps the grit and realism of modern open-world titles to focus more on the player’s creativity.      The game’s cast of characters are fairly memorab...

40 out of 45 found this review helpful.

Just cos', thats why! 0

I am going to use the following space to write about why Just Cause 2 is an arcade game for the next generation.   In Just Cause 2 you do awesome stuff 100% of the time you are playing. You are never not diving through the air, jumping on a car or blowing some sh!t up. Its freakin' awesome. In say, Space Invaders, 100% of the time you are doing something awesome. You never get bored, even though the task is often repetative. In Space Invaders, if you die, then you boot up and go again. In...

16 out of 17 found this review helpful.

Crazy fun in an impressive game world 0

Just Cause 2 has one of the most impressive open worlds of any game I have ever played. It's big, really really big. While most games with open worlds skimp on the details and often graphical fidelity Just Cause 2 fully delivers on both respects. Avalanche Software has taken great care to fill the island of Panau with an incredible amount of varied sights to feast your eyes on. You will visit vibrant jungles, snow covered mountains, arid deserts and gigantic expanses of open water. All this come...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Top of the World...almost 0

Just Cause 2 is a fun game.  There's a ton of these to do, and a lot of space (and I mean a lot) to explore.  Now that that is out of the way, lets get a bit more specific.   Story The story is rather forgettable and if you are looking for a great story, look elsewhere.  You work for a company called the Agency, and you are coming to Panau to restore US influence in the area.  That's about it.  While the story isn't incredible strong, the Agency missions are some of the best in the game.  I don'...

9 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Just Cause 2, the pros and cons. 0

This review will be formulaic and generic:  I am simply stating the pros and cons of the game, no more. BEAR IN MIND I have not completed the game although I am 25% complete with it (trust me that is big after 20 hours of gameplay).  So here it is:  Pros:  - Unrealistic and fun Physics make the game amazingly enjoyable. - Parachuting and slingshotting are going to be your main transportation and the scenery is gorgeous enough that you don't mind. - Flying a plane low to the ground will be a gian...

16 out of 20 found this review helpful.

A great mix of excellent gameplay and stunning graphics 0

  The original Just Cause was a exceptional game let down by a lack of things to do, repetition was the order of the day and while it was fun it also got a little tiresome after a while. The sequel is a huge improvement, now the game involves a lot of blowing things up and general destruction and we all know that never gets old.     Love the View Graphically it's stunning, better than the first which is quite an achievement. The game is DirectX 10 only and as such does not run on...

17 out of 22 found this review helpful.

Why should you get this? Just 'Cause. 0

It's hard to imagine where action games like Just Cause 2 haven't taken place yet. Venezuela? Nah. North Korea? Nope. How about Panau?Now we're talking.I'm not talking about a segment of Panau, I'm talking about the whole shabang. Over 400 km of land to travel across, and over 200 locations to explore and flush out.Yeah, I think it'd be safe to say that you won't be finishing this game in 1 week.Just Cause 2's landscape has tons of different climates to make it truly feel like you're in differen...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

An Amazing Sandbox 0

 Just Cause 2 is a fun game in all shape and form. Even when the game is being janky, broken, and a lot of times frustrating, it still finds a way to be enjoyable. This huge open world with tons of stuff to do, places to explore and things to blow up, has some of the most fun ways to get around this huge sandbox. Even though the voice acting is terrible, the combat is sometimes frustrating, the story is practically non-existent, and the game is so glitchy and janky and at points broken, i...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A fan boy's review. 0

Let me cut to the chase. Yes, Just Cause 2 is worth a $60 price tag. Normally I'm wary of paying full price for a game with no multiplayer, but Just Cause 2's expansive world and damn near perfect mechanics leaves the player with the same satisfaction as a fast paced game like Halo or Call of Duty would provide online.  To be honest, you're not going to be buying this game for the campaign. The short and hardly interesting story line only exists to provide the most exciting missions in the game....

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Free-Roam Classic 0

   I played the first Just Cause and thought it was ok. Once I seen some gameplay of Just Cause 2 and played the demo. I said I was going to get it.            Positive: Beautiful GraphicsActually Fun and enjoyableGameplay is FantasticSome excellent ideas executed perfectlyA lot of things to doAfter beating the main story missions, most people have finished 30% of the game completionFun and intense missions           Negative: Horrible voice actingPointless StoryTerrible writing         The stor...

17 out of 24 found this review helpful.

Epic Badassery 0

It is amazing what Avalanche Studio has been able to do with their sophomore entry to the open world genre. I have not been this impressed with an open world game since GTA: San Andreas!  Loved:  Grappling Hook / Parachute combo: The developers of this game seem to have solved an issue that many open world games have: world travel. Simply maneuvering your character around the world can be so much fun, I found myself enjoying the time in between missions just as much as the missions themselves. I...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Grapple Love 0

  https://twitter.com/systemaddicted   JUST CAUSE 2 REVIEW PS3 & 360 Just Cause was an open world game that didn’t offer a lot in the way of variety but showed a glimpse, at times, of a truly exciting game that got lost among technical issues and a lack of depth. If you were a fan of the game you probably found yourself making excuses at one time or another, reasoning that it was better than the average sandbox game and had a real style of its own. In retrospect, we can see now that A...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Review: Just Cause 2 0

 (Read the original review on my blog)  There's a certain kind of satisfaction one gets from witnessing something that is clearly impossible, yet is pulled off with such casual bravado that you can't help but snicker at how incredible it all is. The developers of Just Cause 2 recognize this, and have proceeded to deliver those kinds of over-the-top hi-jinks ad nauseam.The problem here is that I can't decide whether or not this is a good thing. On one hand, it's relentlessly enjoyable to dive off...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

You keep me hanging on ... 0

I've now put 90 hours into this pile of crap and won't stop until I hit 100% completion. The story is rubbish, it's poorly acted, the character models are terrible, destroy the same three installations 369 times, collect too many items for weapon upgrades you'll never use, oh and it's full of game crashing bugs.   My favourite game of 2010 so far. Why? Just 'cause ......

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Just Cause 2 0

  Just Cause 2 is the sequel to 2006’s Just Cause by Avalanche studios. The first one was plagued by bugs and controls issues, though it had a certain charm to it, with its b-movie acting ability to blow lots of shit up, and attitude to it. The game took place on the fictional Caribbean island of ‘San Esperito” run by pretty generic South American dictator. The game put you in the shoes of a black ops agent Rico who works for an organization simply know as “The Agency”, Rico is put in the pursui...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Just Cause 2 is a long enjoyable thrill ride. 0

Just Cause 2 is a game that improves upon its predecessor in many ways. First off, this game is graphically pretty stunning. The games environment has many different locales, ranging from snowy mountain tops to warm sunny tropical beaches. In the game, you play as CIA agent Rico Rodriguez. The main character has been sent to the country of Panau to investigate the corrupt leader, and eventually take him down. Throughout the game, you will be base jumping, sky diving, parachuting and more. The ma...

4 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Just Cause 2 0

It finally came. I waited for a long while on Just Cause 2. I recall it being delayed, then pushed before making it into the box. The final product turned out to be far more than I expected for a sequel. You consider the first game was just on the outside of that weird gap between console generations, and Just Cause went across both. It was an okay looking game at the time. Very wonky controls, but also incredibly rewarding when you really got into the carnage. What I didn’t expect were the near...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

More fun than a barrel of 'splosions 0

  In late 2006, Avalanche Studios gave gamers the opportunity to take control of CIA super-agent Rico Rodriguez as he liberated the tropical island nation of San Esperito, filled with b-movie action and vehicle stunts in Just Cause. He was armed with a grappling hook, parachute, a massive array of vehicles of all types, and the ever-trusted “Stunt Position”. However, Rico’s debut suffered from boring and repetitive side missions, as well as several noticeable and frequent bugs as a result of t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An over-the-top action game marred by myraid mechanical vexations 0

If there was any way to best summarize Just Cause 2 it would be thusly: Thrilling, but mostly aggravating. Just Cause 2 attempts to deliver a huge playground of destruction that offers limitless entertainment, and though it mostly delivers on that premise, numerous rough edges cause it to stumble through varying degrees of annoyance. There's plenty of fun to be had, of course, which Just Cause 2 is able to deliver in spades, but the majority is overshadowed by its inconsistent quality. It...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A fantastic sandbox in which to blow stuff up. 0

 Just a quickie because there isn't really that much to say about it really, it's been out long enough that you folk will know all about it already so just a run down of my thoughts.The game has a story, the first third of which I don't remember seeing as how I played this game off and on over the course of the several months since it's release. But that doesn't really matter.The story just gives you excuses to shoot guys and blow stuff up, but you really don't need one.The simple act of s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Blowing shit up 0

Just cause 2 is everything someone could want from a game that you unlock stuff by blowing shit up. Its a giant sprawling world with just that to do, blow shit up that is. Not to mention how many different collectables there are, from ones that you use to upgrade your weapons or vehicles with to just boxes full of money. That's really the meat of the game there's not much of a apparent story that's very interesting anyway, but that doesn't really matter; because your having to much fun in just t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Adios Amigo 0

Wait... Just Cause 2? Since when was there a Just Cause 1? I can tell you that back in the early days when i didn't have a 360 Just Cause was one of the first games out for the Box and it was a massive hit. So is Just Cause 2 (The sequel if you don't know what 2 means) good enough to beat Just Cause 1 (That's the 1st one).  Hell yeah! Just Cause 2 is one of the most time consuming games you'll ever play and that is not a negative. This is a world with tons to do in it, eg. Story missions (althou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Big Badaboom 0

 ust Cause is a game that was named incorrectly and its sequel is no different, a more appropriate title would have been "Just Because" the game offers you a sense of freedom that is on a par with that usually reserved for eagles and rocket powered elephants and in many parts of the game you will find yourself doing things just because you can like attempting to jump from a helicopter to another helicopter flying below you or tethering a guard to a turbine to see if he will spin. Just cau...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Just Chaos 0

 When you think of Square Enix, you think of elaborate, time-consuming RPGs and fantastic worlds where magic and wizardry are more commonplace than traffic at the Holland Tunnel. So when it came down that Square Enix was pairing with Eidos and Avalanche Studios to bring us a sequel to a game that had a lukewarm reception, befuddled to optimistically curious was the range of thoughts for many gamers.Just Cause 2 sees the return of CIA special agent Rico Rodriguez, our protagonist from the first g...

11 out of 36 found this review helpful.

Best Sandbox Game Ever? 0

I've played a good deal of sandbox type games but none have been quite as fun as Just Cause 2. Firstly, I'd like to point out how great the game environment looks, and how amazing the Panau map really is. There's an overwhelming amount of exploring that can be done and the diverse regions flow together seamlessly and offer plenty of variation to players. The engine is very solid and there's barely a hitch when the action gets going.  The one thing that stands out about this title is the amount o...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Just Cause 2 0

Any person who plays games on a regular basis will quickly realize that Just Cause 2 is not their favorite game that they've ever played. In comparison to franchises like the Halo series, Uncharted or Metal Gear Solid (*cough* movies *cough*) games, their frankly won't be people who state that Just Cause 2 blew them all of out the water and became their own hobby for a month. The reality is, that despite never being a Game of the Year candidate the game Just Cause 2 is still a game worth owning ...

2 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Explosives Test 0

When you first boot up Just Cause 2, you're ready for whatever the game throws at you. Let's face it, if you picked it up in the first place, you already know the story is trash. But you're really looking forward to blowing the snot out of everything you see.  What you don't know is that is all you are going to do. Need to free your comrade? Blow stuff up. Need to capture a base? Blow stuff up. Need to do, well, everything else? You get the picture. Also, you need to collect boxes full of stuff...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

effin insane 0

Just Cause 2 has amazing graphics, a varied and interesting setting, crummy voiceacting and a paper thin story. But that's not what Just Cause 2 is about, Just Cause 2 is about doing crazy shit like using your magical grappling hook to attach a tractor to a helicopter and use it as a wrecking ball or flying a jet-liner into an enemy colonel. If you have ever felt constrained by the story and gameplay mechanics of the newer gta games, Just Cause is highly recommended. ...

2 out of 12 found this review helpful.

Is this cause really just? 0

Dropped off on the, for a game world, fictional giant island of Panua, you are tasked to overthrow the militarian dictator Baby Panay who has the island in an iron grip. You are Rico Rodriguez, the protagonist returning from the first Just Cause, sent by "the agency" to redeem the people of Panau from their oppressor. To accomplish this, you will side with various rebel factions already set on revolution, for more or less ideological purposes.  You will help the rebel faction take over stronghol...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Just Cause 2 0

If the first Just Cause was a dry run for testing out ideas on what an open world game about causing a revolution in a small exotic country might be, its sequel is definitely the full realization of those concepts. It's also sort of the game Mercenaries 2: World in Flames should have been; it doesn't have some of that game's best assets, like its co-op, its arsenal of hugely explosive airstrikes, and its strong motivation for the lead character, but it does execute on its central premise a lot b...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

More fun than good 0

THE GOOD: The open-world is absolutely huge and ready for you to destroy. The grapple and parachute are very unique and make getting around fun. There are bazillions of collectables and power ups. And every last inch of the world is packed with explosives; causing chaos, death, and destruction is just plain fun. THE BAD: The story, the writing, and especially the voice acting, are utterly horrible (thankfully you can skip the cut scenes). There is an over-abundance of enemies in the game, and ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An outstanding, fun sandbox game 0

In the interest of full disclosure here, I'll admit right off the bat that I'm only 35% finished with Just Cause 2, according to its detailed statistics page. Scoff it up, if you want, and say I shouldn't write a review of the game with such a miserly amount of the game finished. But consider this, to the game's credit. That 35% accounts for me having completed the game on Normal, caused an incredible amount of chaos in the not-quite-friendly islands of Panau, and just over 30 hours of gameplay....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An Exploding C4 of Fresh Air 0

Just Cause 2 really begins to come together after plummeting 3,000 feet from a zeppelin based strip club, releasing your parachute and then grappling onto a passing helicopter, hijacking it, and then crashing it into oncoming police cruisers at ground level. In other words, the game if outrageous and fun. Admittedly, it has some open world jank, but at its core the game is solidly built and entertaining to play. Controls tend to be easy to master, and once one learns how to grapple and release t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Just Cause 2 Review 0

The original Just Case was weighed down from a variety of bugs, a complicated control scheme, and a heap of mundane missions that squeezed the life of out of the potential the game offered at the time, which was the thrill of exploring a tropical island.Just Cause 2 retains the same vibe, explore a large tropical island, but falls short of greatness, be-riddled with many of the same flaws and mishaps the original had. It was a hit and a miss for game developer Avalanch.The game’s premise is the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avalanche Studios just might be onto something here. 0

If there's one thing you're going to hear from me over the course of this review, it will be just how flat out crazy Just Cause 2 is. It makes no admissions to the contrary either. Just Cause 2 just might be the most bizarre and the most entertaining gaming experience you'll have this year, if you're willing to look past a few of its shortcomings.  Just Cause 2, like the original, has you as Rico Rodriguez, a CIA agent who specializes in overthrowing Governments. His mission is the fictional Sou...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Most Realistic Game Ever 0

Let's just say I love this game.  It's great when my interwebz is slow and I can't play some game online to be able to pop this game in, find the nearest airport, steal a plane, and blow the shite out of some nearby base.  Just the other day I discovered an OIL RIG.  An OIL RIG.  That had things I could BLOW UP.  Plus I realized that as you blow the shit out of things, some things stay and some things don't.  For example, SAM installations stay blown up.  Helicopters re-spawn.  Some bases are so...

0 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The best dumb open world game ever. 0

 Welcome to the island of Panau. This is an island which is will be completely alien to all of you, in the island of Panau you will meet people with strange accents, the laws of ‘physics’ does not operate here and the most efficient way of getting yourself around the island is using a combination of parachute and a grappling hook. This game is just my type of game. I will now paint a picture for you. Rico whips out his grappling hook, targets a hovering helicopter hundreds of metres away, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fun Open World Mayhem 0

 The original Just Cause was a fun romp with a huge problem that had the flaw of being barren. Your world was epic, but there wasn't a heck of a lot to do. Avalanche has rectified the problem many times over with the sequel.In fact, few games have worlds as packed as this. There are 360 something places to find and grab upgrades and destroy government property. There are 49 missions for 3 factions. Dozens of challenges. All this seems to demonstrate that they realized that its fun to do ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

When It's All About Fun... 0

Just Cause 2 is the best B-Movie game I have ever played and definitely has been the source of the most fun I have had in a long time. That is not to say that it is perfect, but the game as a whole is just phenomenal!  PROS:-Great Fun  -Grappling Hook + Parachute = Best Concept Ever   -DLC support thus far great and free to cheap -Fun With Friends -Loads of Explosions - Great Controls  CONS: -Terrible Story -Audio and Graphical Glitches ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Pun-Free Just Cause 2 Review 0

Avalanche Studios has crafted an amazing chaos sandbox within the Southeast Asian island of Panau. As Rico Rodriguez you are tasked to perform missions for three different factions and to cause Chaos, which functions as your currency for unlocking new Agency missions (the main quest) and black market weapons and vehicles. You can use your radio to call down the black market supplier where you can purchase items like tiny jets, hoverboats, quad rocket launchers, and a parachute with a skull on it...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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