Just Cause 2 is a video game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Eidos Interactive in March 2010. This video game is the direct sequel of the 2006 video game, Just Cause. Just Cause 2 is an open-world action adventure video game where players are free to roam around the game environment and decide how to proceed and accomplish the game objectives. The game’s action adventure theme focuses on character activities such as combat and racing. Just Cause 2 also features third person shooter gameplay where players engage in melee and ranged weapons combat in a third person perspective. Players can also control vehicles such as cars, boats, and helicopters in racing and moving around the game environment. Another special feature of Just Cause 2 is the use of the grappling hook. The grappling hook is a character tool used to easily clear obstacles, move to high places quickly, hang from surfaces, incapacitate enemies, and hijack vehicles like boats and helicopters. In addition to these, Just Cause 2 provides users with an assortment of weapons that can be obtained in different stages in the game. Users may encounter weapons such as the revolver, assault rifles, machine gun, mini gun, cluster bomb launcher, fragmentation grenade, grenade launcher, rocket launcher, submachine gun, sniper rifle, and shotgun.
Just Cause 2 is set two years after the events in Just Cause. Players get to control agent Rico Rodriguez on his mission to oust Pandak “Baby” Panay, a totalitarian ruler of a fictional Southeast Asian country. His other mission is to assassinate his old mentor, Tom Sheldon, who has gone rogue after the revolution. Agent Rico Rodriguez would get to encounter three factions within the game. First faction is the Roaches, an organized crime syndicate. Another faction is an insurgent communist militia, which call themselves the Reapers. Last faction is an ultranationalist rebel group called the Ular Boys.