News: Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2

Just got finished playing Just Cause 2, a fairly new title developed by Eidos & Avalanche.  I was fairly skeptical of it due to the 81 metascore on metacritic, but decided to rent it with Gamefly.  At first, I was pretty turned off due to the highly repetitive missions (HIGHLY), but after exploring the vast world, I realized it offered so much more.

Just Cause 2

Playing this game merely to progress through the story will be extremely disappointing. If you end up with a copy of Just Cause 2, explore the world.  Cause chaos.  Do faction missions. 

The world created by the developers is so expansive that I barely recall seeing the same place twice.  There are all types of vehicles (cars, boats, planes, helicopters, motorcycles, etc), accompanied by a grappling hook which can be used to take you anywhere.  It also allows you to launch yourself into the air and use your parachute to enjoy the free-falling experience.  Imagine a plane taking off, hooking onto the plane with your grappling hook, pulling the pilot out in mid-air, hooking onto another plane nearby, hijacking it, and then parachuting out before crashing.  Yeah, you can do that.

Just Cause 2

I wouldn't recommend buying this game. It's fun for a while, but can easily become rather boring.  I put around 22 hours total into it and then sent it back to Gamefly (with only 22% of the game complete).  I completed the missions, but completion is also measured by how many cities you explore and materials you gather.  

Get the latest from WonderHowTo on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flipboard

Be Smarter Than Your Smartphone

Get Gadget Hacks' newsletter


I wish Co-op would be a mantadory requirement for these open ended worlds like crackdown. It's just such a pity to run around by yourself when you can have so much more fun with another person doing stupiter stuff than you.

Yeah. I was extremely surprised when I saw no co-op option.

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest