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Just Cause 2

3) Sailing away
Just Cause 2’s other major gimmick is Rico’s instantly-deployable steerable parachute, which as described above, allows you to parasail from moving vehicles. However, in JC2 the ’chute is now much more maneuverable, so you can now, for example, base jump from the new ridiculously-tall skyscrapers, access high security locations from the sky, and rain down grenades from above.

4) Blow shit up
While we're not talking Crysis levels of graphics realism and environmental detail, JC2 still manages to pump out a serious amount of in-your-face over-the-top ultra-violence. We’re talking Havok Physics, progressive damage of vehicles and objects and massive, eyelash-searing balls of flame that send vehicles, debris and ragdoll bodies spinning helplessly into the air.

5) Bullet time
Rico has access to dozens of weapons, including rocket launchers, grenades, shotguns, dual-handed pistols and that massive chain-gun from Predator that mows down enemies with happy abandon. You can also use mounted guns on vehicles, such as a lethal attack helicopter, and even upgrade your weapons in the black market for better accuracy and a bigger bang for your illegal buck.

6) Drive-by shooting
As with Just Cause, you can drive over 100 land, sea and air vehicles such as jeeps, jet planes, tuk tuks, helicopters, 4x4s and catamarans, each with tweaked handling. An added neat feature is the ability to jump between multiple positions on a fast-moving vehicle to allow you to find the best cover while firing bullets into nasty men’s faces. Now that’s just damn cool.