Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 Not long ago Just Cause 2 was released. If there is one thing we enjoy here at Cracked, it's an open world game. This one is good. The scale is massive. The only problem? We've played this story before.

Just The Facts

  1. The game takes place on the island of Panau.
  2. Panau has been modeled as 400 square miles of content rich gameplay.
  3. The black market helicopter pilot has a really creepy southern drawl.
  4. We mean seriously creepy

The best game you've already played

A work in progress.

Every few years a game comes out that is so unique and different that it takes the industry by storm. Just Cause 2 isn't that game. Yes it is an amazing game, and yes it is taking the industry by storm, but there's a reason for that. It's because the creators of the game essentially took the best aspects from all the revolutionary games in the last 10 years and put them together. Allow us to break it down for you:

1. Story

The American-friendly leader of an Asian country dies and is succeeded by his egotistical son. The son doesn't like America so sets out to remove anything related to them from the country. You've been sent in to destroy the infrastructure and military of the country. You can do this by working for various criminal factions, each with their own idealistic goals.

Sounds fun, right?

Only problem is that Mercenaries did it first.

In Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, your character is sent in to stop the country's new leader, who is hell bent on world domination and destroying anything even remotely American. How did he come to power? By taking over the country following the death of his father, who happened to be on good terms with America. In order to stop him, you will work with various factions, being either governments or criminal organizations.

2. Supporting your character

In Just Cause 2, through the use of the black market, you can have vehicles or weapons brought to you to help you deal with a particular situation, and should you feel lazy, you can call for a helo extraction to drop you off somewhere else in the country. Oh, and the guy who brings you all the stuff has a really strong accent.

In Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, should you need help dealing with a situation, vehicles and weapons are just a radio call away. In the sequel, Mercenaries: World in Flames, these things are brought to you by a helicopter pilot with a strong accent.

A work in progress.

We have to say that this is probably one of the best games we've ever played. Think GTA meets Mercs meets Garry's Mod. Just a few minutes ago we had one bullet left, and a guy with a really big gun was approaching us. To solve this problem we hooked one end of our grappling hook to a propane tank, and the other end of it to the guy. Fired our last bullet into the propane tank and it rockets straight out, dragging it behind him, then it hits a bump and goes airborne while the bad guy rockets into the sky and dies a painful explosive death when the tank finally explodes. This isn't exactly what happened, but it demonstrates what we're talking about