Robert Workman -
When the first Just Cause debuted in 2006 for Xbox 360 and other platforms, it introduced players to Rico Rodriguez, a rogue agent with a knack for escaping danger. The first game was decent, but lackluster visuals and a few bone-headed missions kept it from reaching the same elite status as the Grand Theft Auto games. The sequel, Just Cause 2, is on store shelves this week, and sports vastly improved visuals and thousands of ways to wreck havoc.
Just Cause 2 is a sequel that outdoes the original with gripping gameplay, exquisite visuals and a variety of missions that will keep you playing longer than you might expect. If you're an action fan, you need this.