Just Cause 2 demo downloaded over 2 million times

Wednesday, 17th March 2010 20:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Square and Avalanche released another Anatomy of a Stunt video today for Just Cause 2, along with announcing that the game’s demo had been downloaded over 2 million times since March 4.

Here’s the blurb from the PR mail:

Since its launch on March 4th, the Just Cause 2 playable demo has taken the internet by storm, receiving well over 2 million downloads. In that time, players have driven a distance equivalent to a trip from the earth to the moon and back four times; Panau Island has lost almost 30 million of its population (with approximately 2.5 million headshots, almost a million drivers hurled from hijacked vehicles and 27,000 Piñata kills); and players have BASE jumped the equivalent of a freefall through the Earth’s core, pole-to-pole, twice.

That’s a load of stats right there.

You can watch the video over on The Lost Gamer, where agent Rico Rodriguez demonstrates that even a harmless island taxi can be turned into a deadly missile.

Game’s out on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 March 23 in North America and March 26 in Europe and not to worry – it’ll get some DLC lovin’ after release.



  1. Xanthene

    i don’t think that 2 million is anything to brag about. the game is horrible and the demo will probably hurt games sales rather than help.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Michael O’Connor

    You are possibly the only person I know that thinks that Just Cause 2, based on the demo, is a “horrible” game.

    I haven’t had that much fun with a demo since Burnout Paradise.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Filofax

    Really looking forward to the full game next week.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. loki

    and 2 millions regrets about that

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Syrok

    Not at all. It’s great fun. The story and voice acting will probably be crap, but causing chaos is so much fun.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Madlink

    Loved the demo. It made the game a ‘must have’ for me. Just really good fun.

    @Xanthene and loki, Why no love for Just Cause 2?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. MushroomStamp

    I agree.. this game is a BLAST!! it’s just FUN!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Tamo123

    This is definitely a game I will be buying on release day unlike Ubisofts titles. These developers actually deserve the money.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Michael O’Connor

    Am I the only one who found it really surreal when the Square Enix logo popped up on screen though? It’s strange seeing Square’s name on a game like this…

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    No, that was a bit of an eyebrow raiser for me as well.

    I played through the demo and thought it was interesting, but I didn’t get the “instant love” thing that I thought I would like I did with the Crackdown demo. It all seemed a bit fiddly and I wasn’t entirely clear what I should even be doing aside from “trying to destroy things with a logo on them” which I seemed to have some trouble finding. I think I need to go back and play it again.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DaMan

    the demo was good.

    better than I expected, really didn’t like the first game myself.

    #11 5 years ago

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