VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Thursday, March 4, 2010 | 7:10 PM

Just Cause 2 demo video

Just Cause 2 demo video

The Just Cause 2 demo finally hit Xbox Live this morning, and it was also released on PSN and Steam a little while ago. Here is a few gameplay sequences extracted from the 30 minute demo, which will show you how good the game looks, with very nice graphics and lighting effects, along with a almost-always-consistent framerate. Not everything is perfect gameplay-wise, aiming being a bit difficult at first, but nothing you cannot eventually get used to. Sure, you will have to do with a somehow tacky atmosphere, but if you're in to sandbox games where you can just let your imagination go crazy, then stop looking, this is just what you need. Let's hope the retail version can confirm all the fun there seems to be.

360 demo gameplay

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Commented on 2010-03-04 19:24:20
Draw distance is crazy! Vistas are stunning!
Commented on 2010-03-04 19:33:47
Hope they fix that aiming thing,for a shooter it's important !
Commented on 2010-03-04 19:38:10
cant wait to try it on monday
Commented on 2010-03-04 19:45:29
this was so much fun.. 30mins is a decent length of time to get a taste for it. I'm loving the grapple. And the physic's lead to alot of possibilitys. They've really improved it in every way over the first.

Found the helicopter before..did an awesome long sky dive.

Only problem i have with it (the 360 version), theres no brightness adjust in the game options.. you have to mess with your tv settings, and it's just a touch too dark on my tv. I hate it when games don't come with those options.. bad company 1 was the same.. i'm not messing with my tv for one game when i have it perfect for everything else.
Commented on 2010-03-04 20:07:33 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
Only problem i have with it (the 360 version), theres no brightness adjust in the game options.. you have to mess with your tv settings, and it's just a touch too dark on my tv. I hate it when games don't come with those options.. bad company 1 was the same.. i'm not messing with my tv for one game when i have it perfect for everything else.
There is a brightness/gamma option, well at least there is in the EU demo. Its in the display settings.
Commented on 2010-03-04 20:11:02
yeah there is.. but it simply tells you to adjust your tv settings so you can see the writing in both boxes (just like BBC1).. doesnt let you adjust with game options
Commented on 2010-03-04 20:12:10
Bleachedsmiles,

I will try the demo tonight but in case I cant find the 1 month free of gold can you say its worth a buy the game?

I love this types of games and this looks fantastic I just want a good solid impression of what its like the game to control,can you say the weapons feels right and that stuff.
Commented on 2010-03-04 20:30:55
it's a bitch that silvers have to wait an extra week to download demos..i take it thats why you need to find 1 month of gold?

I'd say it's one of those games you could just mindlessly pick up and play and have fun with..and, importantly, probably get some memorable moments out of.
I wouldnt count on the story being deep, or the combat not getting stale.. but it's fun to play, framerates rock solid in the demo, and it looks great. AI still stands around waiting to be shot..but you've alot more options, and freedom, on how you can take them out.
Commented on 2010-03-04 20:45:06
Thanks,yeah thats what I need the 1 month of gold LOL

Well that is what I needed thank you,I can find my own fun in this types of games easily playing around blowing things up and stuff.

3 more weeks!!!
Commented on 2010-03-04 20:52:21
Well I just tried the demo and I was far from impressed (PC version)

It looks like crap, it runs even worse (I can run crysis on v. high without a hitch) and the controls are sloppy to say the least...
Game looks awesome in trailers but it plays like a turd if u ask me!
Commented on 2010-03-04 20:56:17
cant wait for release day!

loved the first game and this game just improves on it in every way

excellent engine, brilliant sound, good A.I, like someone said its a good game to just chill too.

love the grapple hook and the double hook thing where you can attach it to a enemy and something else of your choosing lol.

great demo to give people just a taster of the full game.....i actually cant belive this game aint gettin more buzz tbh
Commented on 2010-03-04 21:09:48 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
yeah there is.. but it simply tells you to adjust your tv settings so you can see the writing in both boxes (just like BBC1).. doesnt let you adjust with game options
I used the in-game gamma adjust and set it to 60, i could make out the writing in both boxes. I didnt have to adjust my tv settings at all. I always use in-game gamma control for brightness as my tv is calibrated so never needs adjusting.
If you set it at 60 in-game and cant make out the words in the black box then your tv needs calibrating a few notches up on the brightness. Hope that helps :)
Commented on 2010-03-04 23:50:45
Demo was okay. Will wait for a Steam weekend deal.
Commented on 2010-03-05 00:02:14
Excellent demo. The new grapple makes it a lot more fun to move about without a vehicle!
Commented on 2010-03-05 00:21:47 In reply to FireWire
Posted by FireWire
Well I just tried the demo and I was far from impressed (PC version)

It looks like crap, it runs even worse (I can run crysis on v. high without a hitch) and the controls are sloppy to say the least...
Game looks awesome in trailers but it plays like a turd if u ask me!
Maybe you played some other game or something and you are confusing it with this one??

:(
Commented on 2010-03-05 00:28:47 In reply to FireWire
Posted by FireWire
Well I just tried the demo and I was far from impressed (PC version)

It looks like crap, it runs even worse (I can run crysis on v. high without a hitch) and the controls are sloppy to say the least...
Game looks awesome in trailers but it plays like a turd if u ask me!
It ran like shit for me but I dropped SSAO to Low (minor difference), turned off Motion Blur (it looks horrible) and dropped AA/AF to 4/4 and it looks near identical but runs like butter.
Commented on 2010-03-05 01:08:13
I don't know. Not feeling this game. Not really my genre to begin with, but I had a whole lot more fun with Mercenaries. I think the whole setting in North-Korea lent itself better to this sort of gameplay.

But at least it's easy to grab a helicopter. That's how I roll.
Commented on 2010-03-05 01:44:35
Hey, guys the best game is with your girlfriend in a bed, so don't show the feelings for your games. This game is lame that is all.
Commented on 2010-03-05 02:28:17
what the hells a girlfriend?
Commented on 2010-03-05 02:35:06
WTH? I didn't see it on the PSN.
Commented on 2010-03-05 02:49:02 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
what the hells a girlfriend?
Some kind of horse I reckon.
Commented on 2010-03-05 10:34:20
Impressive scale but that's it for me, the game mechanics and most importantly the shooting, felt very weak.
Commented on 2010-03-05 12:08:13
steering is awful! All the cars feels like they got 80tons of steel in the boot.
I dunno tbh.. i dont like my mucles to tence up when i play a game, and this does that when i drive a vehicle. not good.. not good...
Commented on 2010-03-05 15:40:14
Played,loved it,will buy day one!!!!

I must mention that I liked the shooting,its just felt right to me and pulling headshots was satisfying.
Commented on 2010-03-05 15:56:01 In reply to Executioner_UK
Posted by Executioner_UK
I used the in-game gamma adjust and set it to 60, i could make out the writing in both boxes. I didnt have to adjust my tv settings at all. I always use in-game gamma control for brightness as my tv is calibrated so never needs adjusting.
If you set it at 60 in-game and cant make out the words in the black box then your tv needs calibrating a few notches up on the brightness. Hope that helps :)
yep the gamma option worked a treat
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