The island of Arulco is free; however, there are other countries under the shadow of war that are ignored by the rest of the world.
User reviews: Mixed (80 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 24, 2012
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About This Game

Job well done, soldier! The island of Arulco is free; however, there are other countries under the shadow of war that are ignored by the rest of the world. Khanpaa, a peaceful and tranquil nation, is being held in the terrifying iron grip of a group of paid mercenaries…yet the United Nations looks the other way. UN ambassador Behnam Atiqullah tries to help his home country, but there is not much he can do. Military intervention from a major world power seems not to be an option and Khanpaa appears all alone…

That’s where YOU come in! As the strategic genius behind your own personal Private Military Corporation, you’ve offed to help by bringing in your team of skilled mercenaries to retake the tormented nation of Khanpaa! Help the oppressed people by hiring a team of hardened guns-for-hire and prepare for battle in treacherously frozen mountain badlands. Along the way, discover why Khanpaa has been turned into a bloody battlefield and who aims to truly profit.

Jagged Alliance: Crossfire is a stand-alone expansion to the hit tactical RPG – Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Crossfire adds new mercenaries, new environments and new weapons to challenge the player’s battlefield planning skills, while offering the combination of humorous dialog and realistic combat fans have come to expect from the series’ decade-long history.

Key Features

  • Tactical combat at its finest, using the enhanced “Plan ‘n’ Go” system of plotting your team’s moves strategically, then executing them in nail-biting real time
  • 10 new mercenaries round out your team, offering a roster of more than 50 unique combatants with unique skills, weaknesses and quirky personalities
  • 10 new maps, set in the unforgiving, frozen mountainous countryside will challenge your planning skills – rocky mountain terrain, narrow valleys and icy cliffs will provide new cover opportunities, chokepoints and offer optimum ambush points
  • 15+ hours of gameplay across a brand new campaign with a broad variety of missions
  • New weapons, enemies and equipment – supplies are scarce, and your mercenaries will have to make the most of outdated weapons, limited supplies and equipment
  • Enjoy the Jagged Alliance series as never before with vastly improved graphics, enhanced AI behavior, a polished interface and numerous performance and gameplay updates

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP (SP2), Vista oder Windows 7
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo Processor (1,8 GHz or better) or similar AMD
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 3.0 compatible graphics card (Ati 2600, Geforce 8800 or similar) with 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows XP (SP2), Vista oder Windows 7
    • Processor:i5 Processor (2,4 GHz or better) or similar AMD
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 3.0 compatible graphics card (Ati 5850 and Geforce 460 or better) with 768 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
After the failure of JA: Flashback, I came back to Crossfire to assure myself that not all JA after JA:2 were bad.
And no, they were not. Crossfire (and it's predecessor) are good games.
It maybe takes some time to get used to the new system (space stops time to let you plan your actions), but it works very well all in all.
+ Combat is challenging
+ a variety of weapons with different ammunition tomake the gun enthusiasts happy
+ the graphic is quite okay for the time and the genre
- the character portraits are awful, really awful
- VoiceOvers are horrible (I could kill Fox over and over for that)

I liked it back then and I still like it now, it is a new take on the JA franchise and it is not a bad one.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
I loved JA 1 and 2, so i bought JA:BIA.

It grew up on me, ok. Not much like JA, but it's an ok game. But what really made me play the game for over 300 hours was not the difficulty.
It was the bugs. An awful lot of them. And i don't mean cockroaches in boxes.

Crossfire, is an expansion to that. A whole new lot of bugs, but a lot shorter campaign. And i mean a LOT shorter. I finished it in about half a dozen hours, with everyone hired, and every side quest finished.

The rest of the play time was basically restarting missions or even the whole game because of... you guessed it.. bugs...
And I didn't even get the bloody achievements, for some reason.

From items that don't appear anywhere ( like the ring for two of the side missions ), gunshots that go through solid rock walls, guys that can head-shot my mercs from across the map , and my all time favourite: when telling my mercs to team up somewhere while crawlinga dn guard there, they decide to just keep on doing the horizontal mambo with each other. "that's my spot", "no that's mine".... Eternally. well, at least until they all get shot.

Without all the bugs... it's still a really short game. A lot shorter than original jagged alliance: BIA.
If they could only fix this, and make it decent in linux...
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
What the hell is Jagged Alliance: Crossfire?

Well, it's a turn based action, tactical game, similar to Commandos, Desperados, X-Com Series.... Once more you are in control of a Mercenary Organisation Killers for Hire :D, select your mercs carefully amongst many available to you, some will work well together others dispite each other so pick them accordingly. You mission (Campaign) if you accept it, is to liberate a country (somewhere in the Middle East) from a tyranic Warlord (terrorist, dictator, a threat to freedom...bla bla bla ), the country is divided into small regions which you have to free successively in order to gain access to the next region. Once liberated, the region will provide you with a monthly income to help you in your war effort...nothing is free...even freedom.

You can then hire the local mob to protect the freshly liberated region, equiping them with guns, armors and training so they can eventualy repel attacks from the Warlord, in an attempt to recapture it.
The concept looks interesting, but the implementations is terrible, game interface not intuitive at all, jerky characters, clunky movements, irresponsive commands (death guaranty during gunfights), dodgy enemy AI they see you coming from miles away even when you don't make any noises, some characters skills have apparently have absolutly no effects, enemies shoot at you from crazy angles in which you can't shoot back and many other annoying things like no way to accelerate time if not in World Map, team lose postions when you tab out of world map, 100 reloads because the game decided to save at stupid time, usualy just before i get crippled with enemy bullets.
I finished the Game in over 30 hours, completing 90% of the side quests too short and too much frustrations to ever play it again. Shame really cose i kinda liked the concept.
The game could have been so much better if devs have taken more care, no patch to fix many bugs.
Also many achievements don't work.
Overall, if you have Jagged Alliance 2 then stick with it, because JA crossfire isn't worth your time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
I loved Jagged Alliance: Back in Action (as I did the old Jagged Alliance 2). The key is that you should not compare JA:BiA and JA:C to JA2 at all.

The game is challenging. I played it at the highest difficulty with tactical mode on. I tend to save a lot (and reload a lot :P). Some people found the game extremely hard. Knowing what you do and frequent (separate) saves help this. Or you can play normal mode with tactical turned off.

The game indeed has some flows (sometimes path findings is clunky or obstacles in your line of fire can be very disturbing), but all-in-all the game experience for me is great.

If you like tactical games, and you're not afraid of a challenge this game is for you. Be warned, you better play JA:BiA first to learn the game mechanics (though it has /the same/ tutorial), as I really think this game is harder than the original one. For me it was a welcomed plus. :)

There are new maps, new mercenaries (others have changes stats), new weapons (other weapons are missing). Now all the mercs are willing to work for you when the game starts, which is also a nice twist.

People are complaining that they don't get some achievements. I am afraid that this is true, as I've checked, and I don't have the "Bloody Snow" achievement, though I've retrieved the suitcase full of money (about $40k) Others have been awarded. It is a bit sad as many of the achievements are linked with completion of quests. It would be really just notifying Steam about the achievement completion at the same time as they register the quest competed (which they do all right).

Oh, and if you can get the game in a bundle, then don't miss out on it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
First time when i played this game, i was very confused. In some aspects it was good and in some it was very bad. I missed character creattion like in JA2, but after some time, i didnt mind that. Spend some hours in game and the stop playing that. Its for a long time, before i started to play it again and only for one reason. MODDERS. Some of them change the game, fixed game mechanics and now you can play it again with all problems gone.

If you want to enjoy this game, download this mod "Realistic Rebalancing Mod for Jagged Alliance - Crossfire". It will add many things, change many skills, stealth and others.

I understand that many people not like it and they will not like it, but for me, with that mod its great game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
If you enjoyed "Back in action" you'll enjoy this more. if you thought back in action had afew too many problems, this is basically the same game but with alot of the issues patched. i also reccomend starting with only blood as your squad, he honestly works best alone and if you will level quickly like that, this should give you an easier start if you know how to sneak (The pistol isnt too loud even unsilenced, and you can ambush the enemies. just dont aim for the head, just the torso.) if you do that, the start should be fairly easy and you should be able to enjoy the game. if you go for a large squad of rookies that dont know what they're doing, you will find yourself screaming at the screen as your 5 guys get killed by one enemy, and the game will seem horribly unbalanced. so really, how you experience the game determines on who you start out with. blood was personally my top merc in BIA and crossfire, if you leave him as a solo squad, he is very versitile and levels quickly, and you can cap towns with him while hiring more mercs for permanent defense duty. after you do that, the game should go fairly well, once you figure out the mechanics. its a hard game to learn at first, think of it as the chess of the virtual world, easy to lose and misunderstand at first, but you love it and get better every hour you put into it. also, dont be afraid to restart the game, how you start determines your entire run, and losing a merc if you use a solo merc as your main rather than a full squad can be game-ending. that said, its a very under-rated game that can bring alot of fun to a patient man, and alot of pain to the players of modernday generic shooters. if you dont maind waiting an enemy out for afew minutes, this will be fine. if you're too impatient and need constant action, id suggest you pass on the whole JA series.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
game is even more bugged than JABIA
ive finished Temple in day 3 and don't get achievement
2 of 10
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
Enjoyed it just like JA:BIA. Gameplay is the same, but new environments. Shorter than JA:BIA, but it costs less too. Recommended if you liked BIA
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
81.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
An underrated tactical gem. Tactical mode, added by the developers according to the feedback from gamers, makes all the difference here.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
56.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2013
Fun, although the last quest was bugged for me. Ending is unsatisfying sadly - giving you a 3 part fetch quest to complete in 3 game-days was pretty frustrating since it takes a LONG time just to walk around the map.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
128.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Almost 130 hours spent on two back-to-back playthroughs says everything you need to know about this brilliant, maddening, flawed gem of a game.

There is a trick to enjoying Crossfire. And that is trying very hard not to grumble throughout like some crazed octogenarian that "it isn't Jagged Alliance 2". Judge this game on its own merits. Try hypnosis, try alcohol, try beating yourself about the head, try anything to forget JA2 ever existed.

Jagged Alliance 2? Never heard of it. There.

The key combat mechanic - pausing the real time action to issue detailed orders - is spellbinding fun.

Sure, the camera angles can be a pain, inventory management is clunky, and the cheating psychopath that passes for AI will produce regular howls of outrage.

But none of this matters when you get to choreograph righteous carnage down to tenths of a second.

Reminds me a bit of another game I liked...can't remember the name...



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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I would not recommend this to anyone that has not played Jagged Alliance 2. Both are being sold in steam for the same regular price and JA2 has much more of everything (gameplay, character depth, item details, replayability, blowing up walls... alot).

JA:Crossfire is ok but don't get it unless its around $7 or less.
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11 of 22 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Great game. One of its kind. Only issue I have with the game is the camera at some times, not a big deal however.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
I really really wanted to like this game. Jagged Alliance 2 is one of my all time favorites. But this game falls short of it's lineage. It's not terrible, but's it's missing some of the personality that made JA2 great.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
88.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
An old one I had sitting in my library. Not the greatest of the Jagged Alliance series. Completed it back in 2012. Thought I'd go back and finish off the achievements. Ba Bow!
The achievements are broken, whatever happened between now and 2012 has now made all the achievements, unachievable.
From some of the forums I've found there are supposedly 9 that don't work, but I have found that none are now working.
Also to note, in the game play you can zoom in and out but can't pan around. A total ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ if some goodies are under a walkway. You can see them but can't get them.
Serve myself right I guess for going back on an achievement hunt.
Although I didn't mind this game, I'm going to give it the thumbs down for the two reasons above.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Got this game on a Humble Bundle and I ♥♥♥♥ing love it. No way I would pay more than $10 for it though. I won't be getting Back in Action unless it shows up on a Humble Bundle as well. Maybe $5 tops. I reccommend it at a sale price.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
It's a addon to JABIA but not that great as I expected. Playable ofc if you like JABIA but too short.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
When I saw this on sale I went crazy and had to buy it. Since playing the early versions of jagged alliance I remember many hours of fun and enjoyment. I was similar at first with this game but the game is really really hard to beat. Its not simple and your opponents seem to somehow be much faster or better than you despite the fact you bought the most expensive weapons and armour. And even the best mercs tend to be almost impossible to hire early or middle of the game. I eventually had to forget about it since I was literally stuck and either that or start over.

However, after awhile I went online and found out how to actually play this game. I then proceeded to replay the game and I actually started to make money and advance. The key is to use the pause and to direct fire to the enemies torso. Also is the importance of your characters stance. I finnally beat the game and was quite impressed. Also, I realized that there is a previous game to this one called "back in action" which I need to play.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Oh dear, this just wasn't a Jagged Alliance game. It's a poor imitation
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2013
A great Strategy game. Warning, game may kick you in its face with its difficult missions.
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