Since I have just achieved 100% completion after having it for years and because I have never written a review, I thought i'd give it a go even if this game is a bit old.
Your criticism/advice regarding improvements in writing and structure is more than welcome too.
First of all I should say that I enjoyed the game a lot and was one of my first experiences playing a Sandbox game on the 360 years ago. Campaign 4/5
The campaign was great and the story line was decent. In a nut shell you play as a bad ass hero called Rico Rodriguez sent by the agency to help take out a corrupt government disrupting the peace of the people on the island. Full of diverse missions, you not only go on ground assaults, but you take to the skies in Jets to kitted out helicopters, and to the high seas in jet propelled speed boats and fishing trawlers, all whilst doing crazy stunts!
In Regards to game play the controls are simple and easy to use, but some aspects of game play could have been better for example, the grappling hook was kind of dodgy and took a while getting used to and being able to get airborne with it.Side Missions 3/5
If your into "the grind" you will defiantly like these side missions, as there are loads of them! Ranging from Races, to your typical collection quests, to my favorite, the cool takeover/liberation missions. Completing these earns you reputation within their rightful factions, giving you the ability to rank up and upgrade your arsenal of weapons and vehicles. Upon completing a takeover/liberation each settlement or city leaves behind a NPC with unlimited side missions! I read that a few people have had trouble with glitches during these small side missions but I personally had no issues.Graphics and sound 2.5/5
The graphics are what they are, for 2006 I guess it was about average, although the cut scenes look as if they could of been on the PS2. As for the sound I quite liked the soundtracks, but the NPC's could have more speech variation.
Here is an example of the cut scene graphics: Click!
As for specific achievements, the ones that take longest to obtain would be:
These take time due to the vast amount of them and distance between them, to minimize time taken to get between them I suggest using a mixture of fast travelling to unlocked safe houses and calling in your agency Gyro-copter. Your Gyro-copter is unlocked after mission 14 which is when I think is best to start to grind them.
Also another note is the Savoir of San Esperito achievement will not pop until you've turned all map sections green(check your political map), the last one will turn green after you've complete one of the last two mission then it should pop.
Also another notable achievement for being cool and the most fun to attempt would be: Overall 3.5/5
Overall a great game with lots of potential and ideas, its really fun if your the type of person who could spend hours on end blowing up stuff. I've given this 3.5 stars because of the room for improvement. If your looking to get achievements out of this game I recommend it as its not a tricky game and all are offline single player, plus you can buy it for pennies now.
Good luck and have fun with the game!
Thanks for reading and please free to comment below. If you do choose to give me a negative review for this, please leave me some constructive criticism below.