Welcome to the sandbox environment of Panau. Based on a fictional island in Southeast Asia, our hero Rico Rodriguez is back to take down an evil dictator Pandak “Baby” Panay, as well as, confront his mentor Tom Sheldon. Just Cause 2 works like the modern open world game, with a few special tools thrown in. The major difference between Just Cause and lets says Grand Theft Auto IV is you are armed at all times with a grappling hook and parachute. Making transportation around the vast island systems easy and free flowing. The game was released in 2010, shortly after the developer of the game when out of business making this a hard game to find. I was directed towards the game by its review scores being all from 80-100 where most games that aren’t Call of Duty, or Grand Theft Auto, receiving 60-70 average review scores. This is one of those games that you can just pick up and play. I searched for a copy locally for a few months before I found one out of sheer luck. It has a pretty hard learning curve to figure out all the controls. Once basic skills are acquired you will find yourself jumping from a motorcycle, to parachute over a bridge, to grapple onto a helicopter. Just Cause 2 provides that sense of freedom and destructive relaxation that you can only really get from a proper video game. Check out the Just Cause 2 website (here)

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