The original didn't quite live up to expectations, but the foundation was solid. And besides, the Grand Theft Auto fans always love the idea of a new open-world, sandbox-style action title, so they should be looking forward to Just Cause 2 .

Thanks to a new eyes-on session by IGN , we've got a few new details for you. Rico Rodriguez returns when his friend and mentor, Tom Sheldon, apparently goes off the reservation, and Rodriguez will have many of the same skills he boasted in the original game. Remember those parachutes and grappling hooks that actually made the game enjoyable and helped us to ignore the technical drawbacks? Well, they're coming back in a big way and Rico will even be able to hijack different aircraft and vehicles – ala Pursuit Force – and this should be highly appealing. Furthermore, you'll now be able to use that grappling hook in combat; not surprisingly, you can snag human enemies and toss 'em around with impunity. Heck, you can even impale the suckers! Obviously, we can also expect a major visual overhaul and developer Avalanche says the game will feature over 100 different vehicles and 50 "varied missions." This could be one of the bigger sleeper hits of the year, especially if the designers took the necessary steps to solidify and fine-tune the intense adventure. Just don't fall short on the necessary stuff, please.

Just Cause 2 is scheduled to hit store shelves for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC some time later this year, and remember, we don't get a new GTA or Saints Row this year. Therefore, this may be your best option for enjoying a freedom-oriented action extravaganza.

Related Game(s): Just Cause 2

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Hexen
Hexen
12 years ago

Next.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

I dunno, I might be opting for InFamous for sandbox goodies but that grappling hook sounds fun to toy with.

city96
city96
12 years ago

Prototype is amazing and probably better than InFamous.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
12 years ago

I guess I'm one of the few who liked the first one lol. I'll be giving this one a try as well.

Orvisman
Orvisman
12 years ago

I enjoyed it too.

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

I'll be saving my pennies!

Q!

"i am home"

NonProphet
NonProphet
12 years ago

There are too many other good games coming out in the next year to get excited about this one, until I see more at least. Though I've always wanted to impale someone with a grappling hook.

JaXXX
JaXXX
12 years ago

Fight Night Round 4
Uncharted: Umong Thieves
Gran Turismo 5
GOW III (maybe not)
Little Big Planet
thats the list of all the games i HAVE to buy…so even though i enjoyed the first one (Geobaldi u are not alone! =) ) the second one will have to wait

Godslim
Godslim
12 years ago

GOD3 MAYBE NOT!!?!?!


Last edited by Godslim on 3/31/2009 5:38:41 AM

Godslim
Godslim
12 years ago

Weird thing is i liked just cause but on pc not on ps2….i didnt like the lock on thing that ps2 had and the graphics didnt look too good either…..i like the game though itself i may buy this not sure yet though

JaXXX
JaXXX
12 years ago

godslim
Haha not its not what u think, i meant the "maybe not" part because i'm not sure if it's coming this year or not) And this is the list of the games i am planning to buy this year))

Godslim
Godslim
12 years ago

ah right lol forgot about that….ooooww i hope it comes out this year

Perry Katy
Perry Katy
12 years ago

Even the graphic sucked at the first installment, somehow i enjoyed this game much on my PS2…lol

psxd00d
psxd00d
12 years ago

<a href="http://www.gamespott.com">Gamespot</a&gt; has some really nice info.

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