Gamer Played 45 Days of Just Cause 2 in Six Months

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Gamer Played 45 Days of Just Cause 2 in Six Months

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Just Cause 2 has inspired some amazing feats including the deaths of 1.5 billion soldiers and 26 million hours of play time.

The open world game Just Cause 2 offers the fictional island nation of Panau as a sandbox for players to jump out of planes, hijack military vehicles and generally wreak havoc by blowing installations and killing criminals. Avalanche Studios, the makers of Just Cause 2 released some really amazing stats collected over the six months since the game has been out. Some gamers have relished the freedom that Just Cause 2 gives them, including one gamer who has played for over 1,100 hours. That's over 45 days, people, in just six months. And Just Cause 2 isn't even an MMO.

I have to admit that even though I wasn't a fan of the game's storyline and cinematics when it came out in March, and I thought the parachute travel mechanics were frustrating, these stats kind of want me to pick up Just Cause 2 to try some of this stuff out.

Like, seriously, hijacking the hot air balloon and base jumping 6500 meters? That's just fun.

Game Time:

  • In the six months since release, players of Just Cause 2 have racked up a total game time of 26,118,470 hours. This is equal to around 1.1 million days of play time...Just a little under 3,000 years!
  • Over 15,500 player have clock in over 50 hours playing the game with one player spending 1,100 hours, or 45 days, on Panau Island.

Base Jump Facts and Figures:

  • 570,329,383 meters - The combined height of each player's highest base jump is roughly 14 times the circumference of the Earth, or the equivalent of freefalling from the moon one and a half times.
  • 6,800m - The highest possible base jump in the game is not from land, but from one of the many Easter Eggs...the hot air balloon. It can be flown up to the limit of the game world for a truly record-breaking freefall. Only 160 players have accomplished this feat.
  • 1,500m - The highest point on land is not the location for the game's longest land-based freefall. A mountain near Kampung Enor Bengkok in Panau's desert has a steeper incline.
  • 380m - The average highest base jump across all players is roughly equal to a leap off the top of the Empire State Building.

Player Death:

  • 49% - Explosion
  • 32% - Bullet
  • 16% - Impact
  • 2% - Drowning
  • 1% - Other

Total Kilometers Driven:

  • Players have driven an incredible distance across the Panauan landscape with one player clocking in over 65,000km.
  • 173,505,190km - Distance driven by all players in six months. Equivalent to:

    • 4,338 times the circumference of the Earth
    • 452 times the distance from the Earth to the moon
    • Three times the distance from the Earth to Mars

Weapons of Choice:

  • 28% - Sub machine gun
  • 25% - Assault rifle
  • 19% - Pistol
  • 12% - Sawed-off shotgun
  • 10% - Machine gun
  • 6% - Sniper rifle

Parachute Climbing:

  • 85% - Players that use this mode of transport
  • 2,752m - The farthest recorded slingshot climb of all players
  • 288,006,325m - Players have climbed a distance equivalent to over 32,500 times the height of Mount Everest.

Military Kills:

In total, over 1.5 billion soldiers have been killed, roughly equivalent to one quarter of the popular of the Earth. Broken down as:

  • 60% - Grunts
  • 37% - Elites
  • 1% - Demolition officers
  • 1% - Ninjas
  • 1% - Colonels

Taking down the game's 50 colonels has proved no mean feat, with only 16,741 players accomplishing the task.

Causing Chaos:

Players have caused well over 1 billion explosions across the island, including some serious damage to Baby Panay's pride:

  • 9.9 million - Total propaganda vans destroyed. 1% of players have taken out all 100.
  • 13 million - The number of statues of the beloved leader destroyed. However less than 1% of players have managed to destroy all 90.

Source: G4

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Bloody hell, that's a lot. I've been playing TF2 for about a year now, and I'm only just getting close to 10 days of play time.

Happy to know that I'm one of those people who have jumped from the hot-air balloon at a unbelievable height.

Always wanted this game, it just looks so repetitive.

Though, what isn't these days.

Something I've always looked down upon from just cause 1 to 2 is that Just Cause 1s ending was more bad ass XD

Go in a jet, fly and shoot down some nukes, intercept the presidential plane. Then kill all the body guards inside, go to the president, he jumps out of the plane, sky dive after him, catch up, and throw a semtex package on his ass and make him rain down little pieces every where.

I always thought JC2 let me down a bit in that regard.

just, wow. way more than ME2's

This is epic. I wish statistics like this existed for every game so we could all gawk at them.

I wish more games would release statistics like this. It's more than a little interesting to see.

6,800m - The highest possible base jump in the game is not from land, but from one of the many Easter Eggs...the hot air balloon. It can be flown up to the limit of the game world for a truly record-breaking freefall. Only 160 players have accomplished this feat.

I wonder how many more people do that after reading this article? :P

As a big fan of this game, and contributor to many of these statistics, this article made me very happy.

now that's a whole lot of explosions...

whats the 1% other in player deaths?

Hell yeah this game is that awesome.

This game is why GTA IV will never be fun to me, they know game are about fun and not tedious social networking with virtual characters.

Rawk on Seraduu!!!

"I have to admit that even though I wasn't a fan of the game's storyline and cinematics when it came out in March"

That's not really a valid complaint against games like Just Cause.

OT: I've got to try that balloon thing...

Also: "MY NAME IS BOLO-SAN-TOES-EEEE!".

Woodsey:
"I have to admit that even though I wasn't a fan of the game's storyline and cinematics when it came out in March"

That's not really a valid complaint against games like Just Cause.

OT: I've got to try that balloon thing...

Also: "MY NAME IS BOLO-SAN-TOES-EEEE!".

Com-reeed cleanse da fewdth!

Woodsey:
"I have to admit that even though I wasn't a fan of the game's storyline and cinematics when it came out in March"

That's not really a valid complaint against games like Just Cause.

It's really there... you know... Just 'cause.

(sorry couldn't resist)

Nukeforyou:
whats the 1% other in player deaths?

Wanker's cramp.

I've got a buddy that's logged just under two and a half years of playtime on WoW, his main character had 547 days on it last time we spoke of it. He also happens to look like 300 pounds of chewed bubblegum.

Amnestic:
I wish more games would release statistics like this. It's more than a little interesting to see.

6,800m - The highest possible base jump in the game is not from land, but from one of the many Easter Eggs...the hot air balloon. It can be flown up to the limit of the game world for a truly record-breaking freefall. Only 160 players have accomplished this feat.

I wonder how many more people do that after reading this article? :P

Where is this Balloon O_O i must jump off it!

Now *these* are the kind of statistics I can appreciate. Interesting stuff!

I couldn't play that game for more than an hour straight. Damn.
I only finished to get achievements.

I freakin' LOVE statistics! One of the best things to come out of this generation thus far has got to be the endless quantities of utterly pointless, yet totally engrossing tallies of otherwise meaningless numbers for just about every little minute detail of the game to ogle at.

I <3 it.

some people really need a social life...bit like me, really

Glad to know I contributed... in a way.

BobisOnlyBob:
As a big fan of this game, and contributor to many of these statistics, this article made me very happy.

Same here. Although I'm a bit embarrassed. And here's why: I put 127 hours into this game and this is the first time I hear about a hot air balloon! For fuck sake!

Just Cause 2 just might be the best open world game ever made. Sure it doesn't have customizations and whatnot, but it has a huge open world full of crazy stuff you can do. I can play it for hours just listening to some music and driving around blowing stuff up. Mods on PC version are great.

570,329,383 meters - The combined height of each player's highest base jump is roughly 14 times the circumference of the Earth, or the equivalent of freefalling from the moon one and a half times.

that almost sounds like it could be DLC for Just Cause 2...
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I hope other people will release these kinda stats, theyre cool. Valve do it for their games. It can be fun to see.

Snotnarok:

Woodsey:
"I have to admit that even though I wasn't a fan of the game's storyline and cinematics when it came out in March"

That's not really a valid complaint against games like Just Cause.

OT: I've got to try that balloon thing...

Also: "MY NAME IS BOLO-SAN-TOES-EEEE!".

Com-reeed cleanse da fewdth!

FACE THE POWER OF MOTHER RUSSIA!!

*helicopter brings up a tank*

Drauden:
Always wanted this game, it just looks so repetitive.

Though, what isn't these days.

Trust me, it gets boring fast and is a waste of money.

Yeah, I got bored after a couple of rentals. I think it had less to do with the grind of getting up to 75% completion, and more to do with the inconsistent AI. I could blow up three villages in a row and only get a single wave of jeeps sent after me, and then run over a street light half and hour later (real time) and get three Missile Helicopters sent after me. This caused the Completion Grind to become unbearable in the end, and I haven't rented it again since. At least I ended with most of the trophies unlocked.

Angus565:
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Base jumping into Katrina? Lol! nice.

OT: I actually am surprised at how many people play this game. And happy. It is fun as hell... Drag a few people behind your car, or hook an object to your car and bowl down some baddies with it... Seriously awesome game though real world physics seem to have taken a break lol.

Maybe those Missile Copters had only just caught up with you during the streetlight incident, but they were out for blood looking for you ever since you killed their buddies in those 3 villages.

OT- These stats are pointless, but fantastic. I love em!

It must be said that only few players have killed all the colonels not only because the gameworld is huge, but also because murdering a guy who has seven loving children and has been called "the nicest man in Panau" is not exactly a good thing to do - even if he's only a virtual character in a largely plot-less videogame.

Also, i am among those who have over 50 hours of playtime. This game rocks in all sorts of ways, especially when compared to the tame tedium that is GTA IV.

The game was great fun, though it did get repetitive after a while.

I do want to pick it up just to base jump off the hot-air balloon now...

Its great to see that Just cause 2 is selling well and people are actually playing this game and doing bunch crazy shit with it.

Amnestic:
I wish more games would release statistics like this. It's more than a little interesting to see.

6,800m - The highest possible base jump in the game is not from land, but from one of the many Easter Eggs...the hot air balloon. It can be flown up to the limit of the game world for a truly record-breaking freefall. Only 160 players have accomplished this feat.

I wonder how many more people do that after reading this article? :P

I know I will. If I can just find the hot air balloon.

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