Parents' Guide to

Just Cause 2

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

GTA-like game about killing, sex, drugs, and profanity.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 36 parent reviews

age 11+

GTA that has a reason behind it, a 'just cause'

Where games like GTA you go around killing people for no real purpose, Just Cause is a game that gives your violence a reason. You play Rico, a man who's goal is to remove the evil dictator from power in a remote tropical island. I was around 10/11 when I first played this game and I am absolutely fine. It is one of the best games of its time and still holds up to this day. If your kids asks for either this of GTA, get them this.
age 13+

oh please you sheltering wimps

this game is fine it got little blood and if you sat down to play the damn thing you would have more of an appreciation for this form of interactive media. don't critisize it if you don't understand it

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (36 ):
Kids say (123 ):

Yes, Just Cause 2 is a well -developed mature game. It delivers an exhilarating action experience because of its thrilling and varied missions, enormous island (more than 400 square miles of jungles, cities, mountains, and beaches), many dozens of vehicles you jump in and control (covering land, sea, and air) and clever use of the parachute and grappling hook to pull off fun stunts while fighting (or evading) baddies. For example, players can dive out of a helicopter (or base jump off a building) into a heated gunfight, or fire the grappling hook to stop a vehicle and then reel in an enemy, or become vertical in seconds by pairing the grappling hook with the parachute ("slingshoting"). There are some aiming issues, and a couple of graphical bugs in the game, but overall this surprise sequel delivers an explosive adventure for older players.

Platform Note: All three versions of the game look and play virtually the same.

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