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 (65 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 24, 2012
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Includes 8 items: Jagged Alliance - Back in Action, Jagged Alliance - Back in Action: Desert Specialist Kit DLC, Jagged Alliance - Back in Action: Jungle Specialist Kit DLC, Jagged Alliance - Back in Action: Night Specialist Kit DLC, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action DLC: Urban Specialist Kit, Jagged Alliance: Crossfire, Jagged Alliance - Back in Action: Shades of Red DLC, Jagged Alliance - Back in Action: Point Blank DLC

 

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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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.7 hrs on record
game is even more bugged than JABIA
ive finished Temple in day 3 and don't get achievement
2 of 10
Posted: October 20
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Oh dear, this just wasn't a Jagged Alliance game. It's a poor imitation
Posted: October 5
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
43.1 hrs on record
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...
Posted: August 7
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.1 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
128.4 hrs on record
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...



Posted: June 2
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
88.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
A "reboot" of the series that just isn't convincing.
Posted: May 7
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0.4 hrs on record
Along with Jagged Alliance: Back in action,
Crossfire is a must for any RTS / Tactical gamer
Posted: June 30
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3.6 hrs on record
Fondly remembered Jagged Alliance 2, and wanted to see where the franchise went. Nowhere good it seems.
Posted: August 1
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0.9 hrs on record
If you liked JA2, then you will love not playing this. I would rather be stuck in a museum for a whole day than see JA2 desecrated some more.
Posted: September 23
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7.6 hrs on record
it has pretty 3d assets and the sounds are nice too (taken from ja2). that's about it. the ai is beyond ♥♥♥♥ty and takes all the fun out of the game. basically you set up your mercs at some choke point and the ai sends in wave after wave of suicidal guys straight into the crossfire (heh). i tried really hard to like this game, but sadly it's just a steaming pile of donkey ♥♥♥♥.
Posted: May 26
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57.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 12
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224.8 hrs on record
Love the graphics and game play!
Posted: June 14
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377.5 hrs on record
To me ,a terrific game, which I'v e played almost since it's inception. Not hard to play , but taking some thought and calculation to defeat the cunning AI. IN MY OPINION, A 5 STAR EFFORT. ( SERIOUSLY,THE GAME'S AI IS NO JOKE TO BE TAKEN ILLOGICALLY or WITHOUT Successful planning and analogy.)
Posted: July 5
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25.3 hrs on record
A bit short. But it has it good moments. As I said miss the Sci-fi elements from the Original :/ Graphic is very ncie.
Posted: June 29
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98.9 hrs on record
Nice addition to JABiB, same graphics some more weapons.
This expansion is quite shorter and easier than the JABiB with no improvement in AI (e.g. Enemies running on ladders on every occasion is too stupid).
But since i have enjoyed all Jagged Alliance (old and new), I liked this one and provided reasonable game time.
Posted: August 18
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31.7 hrs on record
If you liked Back in Action this one should be good as well. Large variety of mercenaries, weapons and outfits. Sadly it has only 10 locations so it's pretty short (15h) and most of the achievements are bugged. Balance doesn't exist so mods are essential for enjoyable gameplay.
Posted: September 13
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
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
Posted: December 13, 2013
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
81.9 hrs on record
An underrated tactical gem. Tactical mode, added by the developers according to the feedback from gamers, makes all the difference here.
Posted: January 4
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