Just Cause 2 demo to feature “35 square miles” of island

Friday, 26th February 2010 09:53 GMT By Patrick Garratt


A Square Enix community manager’s dropped a ton of detail on an upcoming Just Cause 2 demo, saying the tester will feature around “35 square miles” of play area.

Mike Oldman, told fan site Panau Island that the demo includes “approximately 35 square miles of sandy desert, featuring towns and settlements, military bases, runways (and planes) and plenty more”.

He added: “The demo will give you a pretty good snapshot of what the final game has to offer. So in terms of Rico’s abilities and the crazy stunts he can pull off – it’s all in there.

“There’s also one whole multi-stage faction mission for you to try, a race challenge and ample opportunities to cause chaos at pretty much every turn. There’s a good mix of vehicles, everything from tuk tuks to planes, helicopters to jeeps, military and civilian.

“We really want you to play it again and again, to try out as much as you can. If you don’t fancy tackling the mission for example, don’t. See if we care. You’ll easily find something else to keep you occupied.”

The game itself, developed by Avalanche, looks fantastic in latest trailers, and should be well up on your list for this month.

There’s no date on the demo as yet. Just Cause 2 is out on March 26 for PS3 and 360.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. mington

    exxxxxxcellent, the demo for the first game was alot of fun, but you kind’ve got to experience everything the game had to offer, so after bombing around the demo for half an hour i felt like i had no need to play the whole game

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Chris Evans

    Will the demo be for just the consoles or for the PC version as well Pat?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mington

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Looking forward to this, so I hope the demo does make it to the consoles as well.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Chris Evans

    Thanks Mington! :)

    Looking forward to this, didn’t play the first to my shame, but it does sound exciting. Hope the open world environment is pulled off well.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DarkElfa

    I’m going to be a negative voice here, so forgive the following but it sounds like the developers are screaming “Hey, we couldn’t give you tons of rewarding gameplay so instead we just gave you a huge ass island to run around on and blow stuff up!”

    Sounds like the plot to Prototype…


    …Farcry 2……………….

    #6 5 years ago
  7. MushroomStamp

    First one was great… It’s my favorite “sandbox” game. Enjoyed it much better than the slower paced GTA series.

    #7 5 years ago

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