Just Cause 2 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A third-person action adventure playing as a mercenary in the fictional open-world of Panau. Not an especially difficult Platinum, but requires a lot of time and some grinding.
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Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 is a third-person, open-world action-adventure, and a sequel to Just Cause released in 2006 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The story is set on the same fictional island of Panau in Southeast Asia as its prequel, though taking place on the opposite side. Rico Rodriguez returns as the game's protagonist.
Taking place four years after Just Cause, Agency operative Rico Rodriguez is dropped into Panau, a dystopian island controlled under the dictatorship of Pandak "Baby" Panay. Rico must eliminate Panay from power, as well as face his old mentor, Tom Sheldon, who may have gone rogue.
Just Cause 2 received positive reviews, with an average score of 85%, praised for its world design, gameplay mechanics, soundtrack, and for being an improvement over its prequel, yet criticized by some for its voice acting as well as simple story.
While not as time consuming as the GTA series, and no online trophies to worry about, there's still quite a bit of grinding and work required for this platinum. The game is not especially hard, and certainly Platinumable for the average gamer. But the 3-star rating is for the +60 hours you'll need to invest in this puppy.
There's also a trophy for completing the game on Hardcore difficulty, which is available at the start. If you decide to get your feet wet by playing on Normal first, then expect to add another 20-30 hours of gameplay.
The Legendary Agent trophy requires you to complete the game on Hardcore difficulty. This mode is available from the start, and compared to other games, is not especially more challenging. So if you wish to avoid adding another 20-30 hours of gameplay, we recommend selecting it.
Since this game is open-world, there are no missable trophies. Even after completing the story, you can enter Mercenary mode which allows you to move around the map and mop-up any trophies you've missed.
There are a fair number of kill-related trophies, which you'll want to aim for as you play through the missions to save time afterwards. Also, keep an eye out for yellow dots which indicate undiscovered locations, and blue dots for faction collectible items. Also, hijack any new vehicles you come across, as you'll need to collect 104 throughout the game. Again, these are things you can do afterwards, but will save some mopping-up time.
IGN has a good Walkthrough, here:
And Neidel Crisan has a good Walkthrough, here:
This is a text-based, detailed Walkthrough by CEmAN4:
Rockets88 has a great Trophy Guide, here:
And another great Trophy Guide, this one by PhoenixTerror:
And a great Trophy Guide by emperorzeus12:
Steve Anderson has a handy Trophy Guide, here:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: