Conclusion: Gunplay felt nice as well with an auto targeting system sometimes getting in the way. The mere scope of the game makes up for any flaws this game may have. There is lots to do on the islands.
Excerpt: Charm, it’s a difficult concept, what can be hilarious, entertaining and absorbing to one person, can be irritating and off-putting to others. Overlord 2 is a game that desperately wants to be charming, the only problem is that it relies so heavily on it’s style and humour that it has the potential...
GTA-like game about killing, sex, drugs, and profanity.
Common Sense Media
2 September 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Just Cause 2 is like Grand Theft Auto on an island. This open "sandbox" game has you perform many missions, which includes killing people and hijacking cars, therefore it's not an appropriate game for players under 17 years of age.
Excerpt: Superhero Sandbox. Confused? Let me elaborate on what that is: a superhero sandbox game is a game that tosses you into the boots of a very talented/powerful/well-equipped character before throwing you into a beautifully realized open world that, essentially, becomes your playground.
Excerpt: Have you ever gone to see a summer blockbuster? Full of action and special effects, but about as deep as a kiddie pool; they’re exciting and fun, but can leave you wanting more. Just Cause 2 feels exactly like this.
Pros: Insane action; efficient controls; massive world
Summary: 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.
Summary: Everything about this game (except the voice work) is enjoyable in some way or another, and I am hopeful that the game gets the recognition it deserves. A true sandbox game that lacks only the complete and total destruction of environments offered in other titles.