We can’t be the only ones who were caught off guard by Just Cause 2. Like the dictator of some tiny island nation, we were sitting on our gaming thrones, completely unaware, and then Rico Rodriguez crashed a flaming airliner into our hearts. We were blown away by the unlimited destruction offered by Avalanche Studios’ open world title. Better yet, explosions weren’t the only eye candy on display, the game boasted one of the most beautiful tropical locations we’d ever seen. Lush jungles, beautiful seas, rolling snow capped mountains far as the eye can see.
With rumors flying about Just Cause 3 and 4, it’s easy to gush about the game’s best qualities, but there were one or two things that stood in the way of the fun. Wonky shooting controls and the occasional frustrating mission just made us want Just Cause 3 all the more. If Avalanche merely fixes the flaws of the last game, it would have a near masterpiece on its hands. Of course, we’re hoping they aim even higher, and grapple a flaming propane tank into our expectations for open world madness.