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Just Cause 2

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
85
2.9
Windows
84
3.3
Xbox 360
83
3.8

User Reviews

20th Century American Foreign Policy: The Game PlayStation 3 Lain Crowley (5405)
Get ready to bring some serious chaos to Panau Xbox 360 Hammerlore (982)
A pretty decent game that you should take a look at least once! Xbox 360 Juha-Pekka Kurvinen (5)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 10 2.9
Windows 13 3.3
Xbox 360 5 3.8
Combined MobyScore 28 3.2


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 31UP
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. Learn it. Love it. Live it.
100
WindowsDarkstation
Just Cause 2 sets a new standard in the sandbox genre, and will be difficult to top due to its incredible graphics, expansive world, and extremely fun gameplay. It encourages exploration and focuses on destruction and chaos above all else. The game works so well on all levels that it overcomes the smaller flaws, and makes them seem just like minor hiccups. If you are even remotely interested in sandbox titles then this game is for you, I could not recommend it more.
94
WindowsMygamer.com
Just Cause 2 isn’t a perfect game, many of the story missions are blah and the player isn’t really let into the joke of the game until late into it, but even with its very minor faults it still manages to be one of the best games I have played this year. For anyone who has a mid-range gaming PC or better it is worth buying just for the fun. It also doesn’t hurt that you can easily show it off to friends and family to justify the cost of that computer as well.
91
WindowsMania
Just Cause 2 is big, loud, bombastic fun. You’ll have such a good time creating ungodly chaos that you’ll barely notice its few shortcomings.
91
PlayStation 3Mania
Just Cause 2 is big, loud, bombastic fun. You’ll have such a good time creating ungodly chaos that you’ll barely notice its few shortcomings.
91
Xbox 360Mania
Just Cause 2 is big, loud, bombastic fun. You’ll have such a good time creating ungodly chaos that you’ll barely notice its few shortcomings.
91
WindowsComputerGames.ro
You can rest easy though, it’s not all that hard to get all the achievements, and dosing the game in short sessions will keep some freshness to the experience. The decision whether to buy it or not is fairly easy to make: Just Cause 2 is a dynamic sandbox game, very gritty and not big on demands, losing some points in the atmosphere and storyline departments, but totally making up for those by aesthetic variation, fiery car chases and grappling hook gymnastics. It’s certainly not a game for people who are allergic to reiterative actions, but it’s an interesting hybrid between Grand Theft Auto, The Saboteur, Far Cry 2... and some people’s childhood dreams.
90
WindowsFactornews
Just Cause 2 est une belle claque, mais il a les défauts de ses qualités : à faire beaucoup, certains points sont un peu déséquilibrés. Malgrè tout, il reste spectaculaire et unique dans son genre ; et pour peu qu'on prenne le temps de s'y investir un minimum au départ, chacun peut y trouver le gameplay qui lui convient.
90
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Meine Güte, was für ein fantastischer Anblick haben wir uns gedacht, als wir Panau in Just Cause 2 zum ersten Mal betreten haben. Seit wir die Demo getestet haben, konnten wir es kaum abwarten zurückzukehren. So eine schöne Optik in einem Open-World-Game haben wir lange nicht mehr auf der Xbox 360 gesehen. Üppige Wälder und saftige Gräser, schön strukturierte Berg- und Felslandschaften sowie tolle Strand- und Wüstenabschnitte laden zu stundenlangen Ausflügen ein. Mit den unzähligen Transportmöglichkeiten hat jeder Chance die Insel ausgiebig zu erkunden. Besonders aus der Luft bietet sich ein schönes Bild, bei dem die Grafik immer noch klasse aussieht und die Weitsicht einfach wunderbar ist.
90
Xbox 360DarkZero
The original Just Cause was a little rough around the edges but the sequel is highly polished and looks great. I could easily see myself logging a hundred hours or more in to the game, it’s probably the most comprehensive sandbox game I’ve played. If you enjoy the genre this is a must have, and if you like a spy story then it’s definitely worth a look too.
90
WindowsDarkZero
The original Just Cause was a little rough around the edges but the sequel is highly polished and looks great. I could easily see myself logging a hundred hours or more in to the game, it’s probably the most comprehensive sandbox game I’ve played. If you enjoy the genre this is a must have, and if you like a spy story then it’s definitely worth a look too.
90
PlayStation 3DarkZero
The original Just Cause was a little rough around the edges but the sequel is highly polished and looks great. I could easily see myself logging a hundred hours or more in to the game, it’s probably the most comprehensive sandbox game I’ve played. If you enjoy the genre this is a must have, and if you like a spy story then it’s definitely worth a look too.
90
PlayStation 3Digital Chumps
Just Cause 2 is a coloring book for people who never cared to keep their art inside the lines. Pleasure is derived not from carefully staying within the edges, but ripping all the pages out and then replacing them with whatever twisted idea first comes to mind. Mainline content is merely serviceable, but the degree to which its mechanics allow for improvisation and experimentation within the game's world is unrivaled by its peers. It's like the first time you played Grand Theft Auto III; those who got the most of it spent their time testing the game's limitations, not lamenting over the shortcomings of its prepackaged content.
88
PlayStation 3IGN
I haven't had this much fun with an open-world game in years. Just Cause 2 is over-the-top and insanely fun. There are some issues in the game's presentation and the checkpoint system is far from perfect, but Just Cause 2 is otherwise a must-play for adrenaline junkies. Rico Rodriguez might just be my new hero.
87
WindowsGamer.co.il

מדובר במשחק מושלם לחובבי עולמות פתוחים, שלא זקוקים לעלילה עם מטרה מוגדרת. למעשה, מדינת פאנאו יכולה להתגאות באחד העולמות הוירטואליים הכי מרשימים שנוצרו אי פעם. אילו המפתחים היו כותבים עלילה מעט יותר פיקנטית, מרכזים את המשימות על מנת להמנע ממריחת הזמן בפיצוץ מבנים ומלטשים קצת יותר את הקצוות, היה ניתן להכניס את ג'סט קוז 2 להיכל התהילה של משחקי הפעולה. יש לקוות שהמפתחים ימשיכו במגמת השיפור ושמלאי המצנחים של ריקו יספיק לו גם למשחק שלישי בסדרה.

86
WindowsTotal PC Gaming
What Just Cause 2 lacks in depth of story and characterisation it makes up for in zany fun. If you looking for being rewarded on every level for crazy stunts and gratuitous destruction, you’ll love it.
86
WindowsGamers.at
Irgendwie kann man bei einem Spiel wie Just Cause 2 schon fast anfangen drüber nachzudenken, wann ein Spiel "zu groß" ist. Irgendwie hat man das Gefühl - egal wie viele Orte man entdeckt, wie viele Gebäude in die Luft gejagt oder Berge man beklommen hat - noch lange nicht alles gesehen zu haben. Was allerdings die ersten paar Stunden noch echt cool ist, könnte irgendwann auch umschlagen. Aber malen wir den Teufel mal nicht an die Wand: Denn im Grunde macht es einfach richtig Spaß, sowohl in den Storymissionen, als auch einfach so per Haken und Fallschirm für Chaos und Zerstörung zu sorgen. Einzig, dass man nicht nur ATI-Usern ein kleines Ei legt, sondern auch noch Windows XP-Spieler komplett ausschließt, schlägt uns auf den Magen. Das hätte nicht sein müssen. Außerdem wäre ein Multiplayer-Modus hier sicher genial geworden.
85
Xbox 360AusGamers
Despite a host of shortcomings, the game itself is still a must-buy. The game-world is incredibly engaging, riddled with secrets and fun tools to keep you playing and sandboxing for a long, long time and it just looks so damn good. Varying weather conditions and effects keep it constantly in a state of visual flux and means - overall - you're always in for a new, unique visual treat. If you're the sort of player who's happy to sit back and marry mechanics with your own creativity, there's no end to how much you'll get out of Just Cause 2, while story junkies might do well to be warned: this stuff is pretty loose in delivery - don't expect GTA-quality story-telling, but definitely expect a lot of fun.
85
WindowsPlay.tm
You're effectively getting two games for the price of one with Just Cause 2. The first is a creative but flaky action game with a criminally stupid story. But the second is a budget-priced holiday to the most remarkable and culturally diverse nations in the world, one where hilarious cartoon violence is just a part of everyday life. The number below reflects the latter, as it's absolutely the game you'll spend most of your time playing.
85
WindowsGamervision
Just Cause 2 doesn't have better shooting than Far Cry 2, better destruction than Red Faction, a better story than Grand Theft Auto, or better graphics than inFamous. What it does have, however, is fun, and what Just Cause 2 does, it does well.
85
WindowsPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Just Cause 2 reminds us why we play games in the first place: to have an utterly ridiculous amount of fun, and to surf jets because it's possible.
85
WindowsGamernode
Just Cause 2 does what so many other open-world games try to and usually end up missing the target. Its huge world, insane gameplay, and amazing visuals will keep you blowing stuff up into the wee hours of the morning and not even blinking an eye.
85
WindowsGameSpot
These aren't game-breaking flaws, however; certainly not in light of the huge and attractive world Just Cause 2 places at your fingertips. There's a lot to do, a lot of sights to take in, and a lot of secrets to uncover if you look hard enough--and the game is so much fun that you'll have a blast doing it. After all, you can grapple to a gas canister, shoot it, and fly into the air like a rocket. And if that sounds like fun to you, it's time for a vacation to the island paradise of Panau.
83
PlayStation 34Players.de
Der ebenso bleihaltige wie explosive Ausflug nach Panau bietet Sandkastenaction pur - mit all ihren positiven und negativen Aspekten. Was die gut 1000 Quadratkilometer große Welt betrifft, zieht Avalanche alle Register: Idyllisch, einladend, größtenteils wunderschön. Mit seinen zahlreichen Klimazonen, unvorhersehbaren Wetterverhältnissen sowie der enormen Sichtweite wirkt es trotz einiger Schwächen im Texturdetail wie ein fiktives Neuseeland - fast wie im Urlaubsprospekt. Es gibt zig Missionen, optionale Ziele und verdammt viel zu entdecken. Allerdings merkt man deutlich, dass die Landschaft der Star ist, neben der Rico Rodriguez blass aussieht - und das nicht nur, weil die Figuren im Allgemeinen und die Klonarmeen der Regierung sowie drei Fraktionen im Besonderen einen maximal durchschnittlichen Eindruck hinterlassen. Sondern auch, weil die Welt zwar belebt ist, aber zu selten den Eindruck von Lebendigkeit erweckt.
83
Windows4Players.de
Der ebenso bleihaltige wie explosive Ausflug nach Panau bietet Sandkastenaction pur - mit all ihren positiven und negativen Aspekten. Was die gut 1000 Quadratkilometer große Welt betrifft, zieht Avalanche alle Register: Idyllisch, einladend, größtenteils wunderschön. Mit seinen zahlreichen Klimazonen, unvorhersehbaren Wetterverhältnissen sowie der enormen Sichtweite wirkt es trotz einiger Schwächen im Texturdetail wie ein fiktives Neuseeland - fast wie im Urlaubsprospekt. Es gibt zig Missionen, optionale Ziele und verdammt viel zu entdecken. Allerdings merkt man deutlich, dass die Landschaft der Star ist, neben der Rico Rodriguez blass aussieht - und das nicht nur, weil die Figuren im Allgemeinen und die Klonarmeen der Regierung sowie drei Fraktionen im Besonderen einen maximal durchschnittlichen Eindruck hinterlassen. Sondern auch, weil die Welt zwar belebt ist, aber zu selten den Eindruck von Lebendigkeit erweckt.
83
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Der größte Kritikpunkt des ersten Teils, die mangelnde Abwechslung, wurde weitestgehend abgemildert. Gerade die Storymissionen sind schick inszeniert und abwechslungsreich. Nebenmissionen und Dorfbefreiungen hingegen wiederholen sich recht schnell wieder. Hinzu kommt eine KI, die mich oftmals fl uchend vor dem Rechner sitzen ließ. Wenn etwa meine Begleitperson in MG-Dauerfeuer reinspaziert oder mich Verbündete mit ihrem Panzerwagen überfahren, kommt schlicht und ergreifend Frust auf. Dennoch überwiegt bei Just Cause 2 dank der wirklich wunderschönen riesigen Spielwelt und der großen Handlungsfreiheit der Spaß. Open-World-Fans dürfen also getrost zugreifen.
80
Xbox 360411mania.com
Open world sandbox games are a dime a dozen now days, but few can match the enjoyment that Just Cause 2 provides. You’ll spend hours having a great time messing around in the environment. There are plenty of weapons, plenty of vehicles, and plenty of situations to create chaos. The grappling hook is one of the best mechanics in an open world game in a long time. Add in infinite parachutes and you’ll spend a lot of time approaching various situations from multiple angles. Just Cause 2 is a summer blockbuster packed into a video game, and if you enjoy action games you’ll want to check this one out.
80
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Just Cause 2 isn’t going to win any prizes for its trite story and constricting mission structure, but it’s a game that provide moments that no other game can create. The grappling hook revamp has created a gadget that is nothing short of stunning, but the game’s many annoyances hold it back from dominating the sandbox/open-world genre.
80
Xbox 360GameSpot
These aren't game-breaking flaws, however; certainly not in light of the huge world Just Cause 2 places at your fingertips. Even the glitches you encounter--sound stutters, maybe a lockup or two--aren't likely to be too bothersome, and can be somewhat alleviated by installing the game to your hard drive. But Just Cause 2 stands out more for its joys than its blemishes. After all, you can grapple to a gas canister, shoot it, and fly into the air like a rocket. And if that sounds like fun to you, it's time for a vacation to the island paradise of Panau.
80
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ich bin kein Open-World-Fan. Ich fahre nicht einfach nur rum und mache Quatsch, ich spiele am liebsten Missionen. Deshalb nervt es mich, dass ich die Story von Just Cause 2 nicht in einem Rutsch erleben kann. Diese Chaos-Fleißarbeit erscheint mir als künstliche Spielzeitverlängerung. Doch zum Glück sind viele der Gang-Missionen abwechslungsreich und lustig, so dass ich die Story-Durststrecken überbrücken kann.
80
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
It got to the point where I almost forgot about the cool items available and didn’t even look at the normally-satisfying explosions that just occurred. Still, as weary as one might become, it was hard to stop. Just one more town, I said to myself. Just one more base, I said once that town was conquered. Just one more mission, I said after the base was wiped out. Once I started playing, it was hard to stop. Sometimes I just needed to be reminded about all the great ways that chaos can be caused. Other times, I just had to sit back and watch the sunset. Panua, after all, is a paradise.
80
PlayStation 3videogamer.com
So, Just Cause 2 is a gorgeous, fun, rollercoaster of a game. It's far from perfect, but its best qualities shine through, leaving the lacklustre gunplay as more of a mildly unpleasant aftertaste than a meal ruining disaster. It's a game that begs to be messed around with, for you to discover new ways to use the tools at your disposal and to take it all in the light-hearted way the developer intended. Chances are you'll forget why Rico was on Panau in the first place, but his exploits should live long in your memory.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpot
These aren't game-breaking flaws, however; certainly not in light of the huge world Just Cause 2 places at your fingertips. Even the glitches you encounter--Rico's limbs getting stuck in place, physics-related oddities like towers bending themselves back into position--aren't likely to be too bothersome. But Just Cause 2 stands out more for its joys than its blemishes. After all, you can grapple to a gas canister, shoot it, and fly into the air like a rocket. And if that sounds like fun to you, it's time for a vacation to the island paradise of Panau.
80
PlayStation 3AceGamez
It’s a huge-improvement over its erratic predecessor and the kind of top-notch, no-holds-barred, sandbox action game many people hoped Mercenaries 2 would be a couple of years ago. While bringing freedom to Panau may not bring you quite the freedom you were hoping for, there’s a huge world of entertainment in putting into practise Just Cause 2’s chaos theory.
79
WindowsGamingExcellence
The grapple-hook and infinite parachute combo is a winning formula and allows for great strategic maneuverability— it’s upsetting to see it somewhat wasted on such stretched out gameplay. If it weren’t for the bloated playtime and weak set of characters, JC2 would have reached its full potential and become a true franchise title.
75
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Just Cause 2 est le résultat épatant d'une recette assez simple mais que les équipes d'Avalanche Studios maîtrisent bien. En s'adressant directement à un public qui n'a que faire de dialogues inspirés et d'une trame haletante, Just Cause 2 offre un fun jusqu'à présent jamais atteint et un sentiment de liberté que rien ni personne ne pourra lui enlever. Pourtant, on demeure assez frustré de ses faux pas, que ce soit la répétitivité des missions ou le manque de soin apporté à certains aspects du jeu qui en sus, se révèle quelque peu buggé. S'il manque une marche, ce GTA-like n'en reste pas moins fort recommandable car doté d'un gameplay particulièrement appréciable après une bonne dizaine d'heures de jeu. Amusant, visuellement impressionnant, Just Cause 2 réussit son pari et s'impose comme un jeu que les fanas d'action se doivent impérativement de posséder.
70
WindowsCheat Happens
Just Cause 2 isn’t a deep game, it’s not a game where you’ll find yourself drawn to the characters, story or locale, it’s just a silly and fun, balls to the wall action title that’s sure to be a sufficient time waster. It’s miles ahead of its predecessor but it’s still got a lot of room for improvement.
70
Xbox 360Level 7
En stark sjua. Många av er kommer att tycka bättre om Just Cause 2 än jag gör. Det är en imponerande stor värld med mycket att göra och det mesta har putsats till sedan föregångaren. Det är fortfarande överdriven action som står i centrum och du bör gilla att sprida kaos och explosioner i din väg för att uppskatta det. Själv stör jag mig för mycket på kontrollen, kameran, småbuggarna och en ointressant spelvärld för att verkligen bry mig om Just Cause 2.
70
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
De parachutespringer wordt opgezogen in de motor van het vliegtuig. Wat iets heel moois kon worden, eindigt m.a.w. in mineur.
70
WindowsVgames

ג'סט קוז 2 הוא משחק ששואף בסך הכל להיות מהנה. לא מציאותי, לא מסובך, לא עמוק- מהנה. למרבה הצער, גם במטרה יחידה זו הוא לא פוגע בול.
אמנם ישנם חלקים במשחק שפשוט לקוחים מסרטי אקשן אמריקאים, אבל הם נורא קשים לביצוע, ורוב הזמן תעדיפו פשוט לירות ולשגר טילים לכל עבר, שלא יפגעו בשום דבר מיוחד תודות למערכת הכיוון.
מצד שני, היי, איזה עוד משחק מאפשר לכם להפוך מטוס סילון יוקרתי לגלשן האוויר הפרטי שלכם?

69
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
So, all in all, this just isn't worth the coin. We're not quite sure where some of the praise for this game is coming from, but Ben and I both felt as if it was just a premature reaction to the whole "wow, exploration and explosion"-factor. And that leads me to this point: Just Cause 2's exploration and destruction isn't even that in-depth; it's quite generic, actually. Last year's unfortunately overlooked Red Faction: Guerrilla was far more explosive and destructive than Just Cause 2, not to mention an overall better looking, playing, sounding, and interesting game. So there you have it, if you want exploration and proper destruction, get Red Faction: Guerrilla.