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Just Cause 2: Limited Edition

Rating: 18+ (PEGI)

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  Amazing environment

| | See all BrianGT's reviews (16)

This game looked a bit cheesy to me but when i got it for xmas i loved it. The island of Panua is where its based and the map is completely free roam. Its quiet an amazing place as it has snowy areas on top of mountains, jungle area, city area and even a huge desert area.
As you progress through the game you'll have to gain the trust of local gangs to get info to unlock agency missions to progress the game further.
There is a lot of travelling involved and though un realistic in places the graphics are fairly good.
I didnt get the caos pack but it looks great so buy this game its hours of fun !!!
Not a great game to play though even though i cant find many faults.
4/5

  Get those stunt shoe's laced and get ready for the ride.

| | See all LEEGEND's reviews (165)

I never played the original just cause which at its time looked good but also looked repetative. I got the limited edition version as it was a good price for what extra's you get with it. The game itself is a lot of fun mostly exploring even though once you have done a certain amount of the missions they do get samey. I thought the environmental destruction in this still lacked compared to the likes of red faction guerilla and mercs 2 both outdoing this in the destruction stakes, but taking a bit of a nose dive to this in graphical beauty. Sound was pretty well done, with some great explosive sounds and gun noises makes you feel as though you are in the thick of things. You certainly won't get bored of trying new things out on missions and the grapple hook idea has been a great addition to gameplay elements, easily out does the one in mercs 2 100 times over. My only gripe with the character mechanics is that you can grapple onto anything but try holding onto a small ledge or pulling yourself up just using your hands, ain't happening, would be nice if they introduce a patch for this. Other than a few mishaps i like the game a worthy addition to my collection.

  Get those stunt shoe's laced and get ready for the ride.

| | See all leegend3004's reviews (165)

I never played the original just cause which at its time looked good but also looked repetative. I got the limited edition version as it was a good price for what extra's you get with it. The game itself is a lot of fun mostly exploring even though once you have done a certain amount of the missions they do get samey. I thought the environmental destruction in this still lacked compared to the likes of red faction guerilla and mercs 2 both outdoing this in the destruction stakes, but taking a bit of a nose dive to this in graphical beauty. Sound was pretty well done, with some great explosive sounds and gun noises makes you feel as though you are in the thick of things. You certainly won't get bored of trying new things out on missions and the grapple hook idea has been a great addition to gameplay elements, easily out does the one in mercs 2 100 times over. My only gripe with the character mechanics is that you can grapple onto anything but try holding onto a small ledge or pulling yourself up just using your hands, ain't happening, would be nice if they introduce a patch for this. Other than a few mishaps i like the game a worthy addition to my collection.

  Two diving acres of Sky Diving

| | See all D0menat0r7's reviews (4)

This delievers the ambitious intentions of the orginial with added interests and explosions, however this is the closest you're going to get to a truly playable action movie for now. This offers the patient and persistance which will be richly rewarded with some breathtakingly raucous entertainment, throughout the whole game. The most fuelled relentless adrenaline action yet in a game given.

  really good but with its problems

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the black market things are way to much to buy and story is not that good but other then that and a few other little things the game is good just to mess about in ...lots of things to do lots of places to go

  Realllyyyyy Gd Game! takes getting used to but worth it!!!

| | See all B3S3LL3R123's reviews (30)

Just Cause 2.i see were ppl are coming from comparing it to gta4 as u can drive anything and everything the parachute is a add on that gta aint got..and also way u leap outa te cars onto others and bk to urs and get in once killed..also rappling he has is amazing see for urself..distance u can cover..a left my car behind and headed for the woods from tree to tree made it in less. km....which is in the game.missions r very gd lots to do and free roam around the world..enemys r funny using the rapple to hang them to walls and to cars and pulling them behind ur vechile till there tie lolz...plenty trophys aswell and fun in this game.a wouldnt ever say is repeative.its better than i imagined.top game.id recommend it.!!

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  Just Cause 2!!!!!!!!!!

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I think this a piece of class, a great game. A huge improvment from just cause 1 The only thing I would say is I think there should be a few more AGENCY missions but there are loads of FACTION missions which are fun to do! The different climate zones are fantastic, the desert is pretty big, and the snowy mountains are really cool. Also I think there could be a bit more grassland and more planes and helicopters. The DLC ( Downloadable Content) is pretty cool because they usually add something else every month or so.
I would recomend this game for people that like mucking about with grapple hooks and for the people who like open-world games.

Worth every penny!

  Amazing!

| | See all danbeaver's reviews (1)

Ive been playing for 22 hours, completed main missions and still only 27% complete. Its amazing game, theres so much you can do and no frustration. 3km from mission just glide through air to it. Nice car and helicopter. why not take both by attaching car to helicopter. Its that simple, so much fun. Will take me forever to get 100%

  Maybe Beats GTA4... Buy It!

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I was really pleasantly suprised by the demo for this game, and so thought I'd buy it, and I'm glad I did... The map is huge, this is an exploration like nothing before, the graphics are at times stunning and you kinda go "wow!", particularly when looking at some of the scenery, as well as the pretty cool explosions and gruesome gunfights. For me (although I haven't played GTA4 for a while) it beats GTA 4, with that game I felt let down, they left too much out, and I just wish they'd done a San Andreas style game with next-gen graphics. With this game, there's something quite satisfying about destroying enemy bases, tonnes of enemies, and exploring for hours. Yes, the voice overs are pretty terrible (your ears may burn at the sound of "Bolo Santosi" lol), and the cutscenes/ openings for missions are pretty repetative but after about 15 hours of gampleay, I feel as though I'm just scratching the surface, if unlike me you didn't play just cause 1, nor had I really even heard of it! I would reccomend this, has to be one of the best open world games so far on the PS3... just wish I could sit and play it all day :)

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  Epic but seriously flawed.

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First things first, this game is truly epic. Completely open from the beginning of the game, there are 400, yes 400 square miles to explore. From snowy mountains and towering sky scrapers, to secret bases and tranquil beaches, the game has it all. There are tons of different vehicles for land, sea and air and literally hundreds of activities to perform from mountain climbing to sabotaging gas pipes on military bases. Rico's grappling hook and parachute have to be the games best features though, as you never get bored of finding things to do with them. Tethering a high speed enemy jeep to a nearby building during a chase and watching it beome a fireball has to be a favorite.
It all sounds fantastic, and believe me if I had written this review a week ago it would have gotten five stars.
Why the sudden change of heart? Let me explain. The game opens fantastically, throwing you straight into a Goldeneye style mission on a mountain base. It is something worthy of a Bond film, and leaves you wanting for the next mission. However, these epic story missions are not readily available until you have caused enough chaos on the island. To cause chaos you must run amok destroying enemy bases while working undercover for three rebel factions under the name Scorpio.
The idea is that you work undercover for these factions doing missions for them until you have earned enough chaos points to progress the story. Once you have, your contact tells you that they have discovered some new info and a new story mission becomes available on the map. This system keeps you playing toward an objective, while at the same time leaving you free to explore and cause mayhem at will.
Now for the vital flaw. The developers have made the game so big that they have only had time to create a pitiful 7 story missions. With only 25% of the game world complete I finished the game. I couldn't believe it as the credits rolled as barely anything had happened in the story at all. After the credits the game informs you that you have unlocked Mercenary Mode which sees you back in the game completing it to 100%, only this time with no objective. You can still do the faction missions, but they now seem a bit pointless. Where is the logic in a government agent working undercover for criminal gangs when there is nothing to be gained from doing so?
Frankly the game has now lost its shine. And while still undoubtedly an epic sandbox title with spectacular graphics, I can quite honestly say I have not touched it again since finishing the story.
Another let down is the complete absence of any online play which probably could have saved it from the dust gathering pile. The annoying save system also has to be at the top of my hate list. Unless on a mission, when you save or die in the game you always restart at the nearest taken over base. The problem with this is that until you have unlocked new bases, it can see you respawning miles away making it a pain to get back to where you were (usually seconds from victory). This is only made worse by the hundreds of place names all looking very similar.
Overall the game is fun while it lasts but there seems little need to return to it now. Like FarCry 2 and indeed the first Just Cause, it favours a massive game world over important aspects like story that keep you coming back for more. More isn't always better in my opinion, especially when it comes at the expense of other things. Movies with a bad or lack of story don't work so why should games be any different. People moaned at how GTA4 was scaled down compared to San Andreas. Just Cause 2 is an example of why. Loads to do but no purpose for doing it. A real shame because I was really enjoying it.

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