Even if the regime is totally inept and corrupt, don't suppose for a moment that you as the liberator will be greeted with open arms. JAGGED ALLIANCE 2: WILDFIRE brings you back to Arulco. The population is being terrorized by a reckless army; in the meantime the main export goods are drugs.
User reviews: Mixed (222 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 8, 2004

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"This is an excellent hybrid of RPG and third party tactical fighter. It has very good story, great weapons selection and voice action. Sci-fi element."
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About This Game

Even if the regime is totally inept and corrupt, don't suppose for a moment that you as the liberator will be greeted with open arms.

JAGGED ALLIANCE 2: WILDFIRE brings you back to Arulco. The population is being terrorized by a reckless army; in the meantime the main export goods are drugs. Subversion and fraudulence has infiltrated all levels of local government and the ever-present Mafia has his fingers in many pies. You are working undercover on behalf of the US government and your goal is to destroy the mighty drug cartel. You'll need a skilled hand to put together the right team of mercenaries and the negotiating skills of a diplomat to get the sceptical population on to your side. You'll also need the strategic genius of a general and the fighting tactics of a guerrilla.

Should you fail, your "client" will deny all knowledge of your existence.

Jagged Alliance 2 Awards:

Gameplay

An exciting mix of strategy and role-playing that puts you in charge of a nation's fight for freedom. Your objectives are - to hire a core group of skilled professionals through A.I.M., the Association of International Mercenaries; to win the local population over to your side by displaying courage and loyalty; to train your men around the clock and then send them into dangerous missions and lethal fire fights and to conquer the depths of underground mines, reap their riches and discover their secrets. Each success will bring you closer to total victory, while each failure must be overcome with iron determination. Sometimes a tactical withdrawal can bring you more benefits than a battle for battle's sake. Retreat from one sector only to surprise the enemy by attacking on another flank. At the beginning, some of your enemy's bases may seem to be impregnable - but don't despair - you will have to become stronger step by step and slowly gain ground.

FEATURES:

Only the best of strategy
  • Incomparable depth of gaming combined with a non-linear gameplay
  • A unique mixture of real time reconnaissance and turn based combat
  • You influence the smallest details of every tactical move

and role-play
  • Create your own optimal mercenary.
  • Interact with more than 150 characters.
  • Recruit teams of mercenaries all with their own unique personality.
  • The likes and dislikes of mercenaries between themselves influence the motivation and skill of a team.
  • Mercenaries have an excellent memory for the behavior of the gamer: Good and bad experiences have their own effect on the players game.
  • Three difficulty levels.

NEW IN WILDFIRE:


  • Up to 10 mercenaries in a team
  • 8 new playable mercenaries with individual histories
  • 230 new and reworked sectors: new settlements, increased building density
  • Varying landscapes with changing density of vegetation and new visual conditions in close combat.
  • All weapons and explosives have been newly balanced with absolutely authentic characteristics - Total realism in the combination of weapons and protection systems.
  • Realistic sound effects for a new, exciting and authentic game feeling
  • More than 20 new weapons: USP, Uzi, UMP, MP5A3, Mini-30, HK33, G36, MP7, MSG90, AN-94, RPK, V-94, VAL, VSS and over 150 new objects.
  • There are new opponents and unfortunately for the player they have become a lot tougher, cleverer and unscrupulous. Differing enemy behavior demands a higher quality of varying tactics and non-linear thinking.
  • Improved overview with a 1024 x 768 resolution

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Intel or AMD Singlecore CPU
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:3D Graphics card with DirectX support and 64 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Intel or AMD Singlecore CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:3D Graphics card with DirectX support and 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard
    • Processor:Intel Mac 2.GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Per Pixel Shader 2.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Soundcard with 5.1 Support
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Snow Leopard
    • Processor:Multicore CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI/AMD Radeon X
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Soundcard with 5.1 Support
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Most of the negative reviews for this game are from people who can't read (this game works on Win XP, Vista and 7) or are facing some serious learn2play issues (this game gives you no mercy!)

I remember playing the original JA2 a long time ago and it was great. Wildfire is like Jagged Alliance 2 hardcore. In the original one taking couple of towns in the begining was a walk in the park. All of them had just few guys with pistols and so on, but on Wildfire... boy, was I in for a surprise! I had to restart about three times before I even managed to survive the first sector. All the goons were armed with automatic weapons, hard hitting pistols or shotguns. It was raining lead. I couldn't just bull rush them, I had actually had use cover, sneaking, side stepping, avoid enemy patrols and the only time I can hope to capture a town is during night with stealth weapons. All of this was pretty much optional in the original game, but in this they are a must! I don't know if this will get any easier later on when I get enough money to hire bunch of top tier mercs and I can afford to buy the best guns and attachments, but atleast at the start of the game guerrilla warfare is the only way to go.

It really tells you something about this day and age when "game being hard" is a negative thing. Even though trying to take the same sector for several times, when all of my previous attempts have failed, is infuriating, I do enjoy the challenge.

If you like squad based strategy game with turn based combat that instead of holding your hand rips your arm off and beats you to death with it, then this is the game for you. Just remember to google what skills different answers give you when you create your own character since getting a psychopatic hand-to-hand combat guy is pretty worthless in the end, even though it might sound awesome.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
The best "remake" of Jagged Alliance 2 there is...
Numerous Games have tried to "copy" the style and feel of JA2 and have failed miserably.
Even the official brand name releases like Jagged Alliance Flashback, Online, Insert Name Here,....,
could never reach the class of JA2.
Wildfire did it... by changing only small things in the game and making giving it some higher resolution textures.
The Mercenaries are as funny/mean as they were in the Original... Realism has been tweaked, more guns are available and the difficulty has risen by a notch.

For me this is the best version of Jagged Alliance out there for now.
A must for the lovers of the Original.
Newbies could be put off by the high difficulty but if you give this game a little time and try to learn the "physics" and little funny things it sometimes does, you will become addicted.

An all time classic wich I play at least once a year.

Be sure to check out the Tech Requirements since this game is old and has been ported to work on Windows 7.
There now also is a MAC OS Port.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
When I bought Jagged Alliance 2 Wildfire, I wasnt expecting much. When I got into the lore and backstory of this game, I was impressed. What amazes me about these older games is just how much they place into the game. Modern RPGs might advirtise open world, and an interactive world, and years earlier, games like this where already doing it. The game is hard, like XCOM hard. At times you have to wonder if attacking with the mercs you have is a good idea, or if it is better to wait for you soldiers to heal up.
Unfortunatly, the game is not meant for Windows 8. I got frustrated with the game, not because it was hard, but because of how long the opponent was taking thier turn. What should take 5 seconds takes a minute. Then you have to wait for the civileans to take their turn, its just a mess. That being said, this game is still a gem. I highly recomend this for any one who is into RPGs, strategy games, sim games (I forgot to mention each merc has a personality. Some Mercs like to work with some mercs, but not others), and table top games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This is one of my first game I had as a kid. I was 8 years old. My sister and I would sneak in my uncle's room and play some of his game. Well of course, I don't know how to play. My sister were 11, she kinda know what she's doing,but not really. I remember we always choose Raven. One of our fave character. I got really scared when our mercs die, cause it appear a skelly icon when they died. My sis and I had a good memories together with this game. I am now 23 y/o woman. I've been played this game for few hours, die a lot. I'm not good giving any rating regarding turn-base game. Bought it cause of nostalgia sake.
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83 of 100 people (83%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2014
Instead of going on about how this is a classic (which it is) let me offer a warning: Like most older games, it doesn't play well with Windows 8 x64. Don't bother unless you have a workaround.

EDIT: There is a fix that has worked for me so far. Check the game's forum.
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79 of 96 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Many reviews here is from unexperienced player and people that can't read.
This game does not support Windows 8 by itself, and it is clearly shown that you should have win xp vista or win 7.

Someone also complains about the resolution, this game is made long long time ago, the graphics were actually quite good at the time of the release of this game.

It is true that there is no real tutorial to this game, but there never was, if you need one you just need to google it, or watch gameplay of it. Its not really that hard of a game.




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102 of 142 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
Elliot! You idiot!
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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
This is quite unique blend of strategy/rpg and it holds quite well to this day. I has quite nice replayability, thanks to various ways you can build your character/interact with other NPC's, even though it has its limits. The humour is quite nice as well, I chuckled few times while playing this. Only thing I kind of dislike is that in this version, plenty characters are replaced. R.I.P. Len :-(

ELLIOT, YOU IDIOT!
*SMACK, SMACK*
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52 of 70 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2014
No Tutorial. No Advice. Just hardcore old school gaming. Sit down son, if you are ready for a challenge, give this goldie a spin. Don't mind those ♥♥♥♥♥ saying "boohoo original JA2 was better", Wildfire is improved and you can get mods for it, same as vanilla JA2 was. Before you lay hand on Back in Action, consider this one, 1000 times better and still the best RTS/RTT out there!
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
I bought this for the (normal?) price of $6.99. Two days later, it's on sale for $0.97. My timing stinks, but the game rocks.

I know lots of people prefer the 1.13 style, but Wildfire keeps all of the challenges of the original JA2 and steps it up a notch. I can breeze through an experienced game of 1.13 JA2, but not so much with WF. Glad I ran across this on Steam, I just wish I'd waited two days to buy it.
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38 of 54 people (70%) found this review helpful
138.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2014
If you haven't played Jag to death, go do that.

Then, come play Wildfire.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
"The Legendary Tactical Turn Base + More Goodie"

Same JA2 feeling, a bit harder and more guns!

I have no issue running this game on Windows 7.
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
A mercenary/revolution/coup simulator.

If you have the patience for it, this game is STILL an absolute champion-belt and -title defending classic.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
I've only played this version a bit - but I put several hundred hours into JA 2 - ( not Wildfire ) and this is the same game - with some enhancements and bug fixes. I'm really not into RPG generally but I love 3rd person tactical play which this does very well and it makes a nice combination.

It's a long game and even on easy it's hard so choose accordingly as it cannot be changed mid game - some tips for playing - make sure you get "Steroid" the Arnie imitiation is the best voice character in the game. Choose plenty of guns for a wide choice. And if you liked the movie "Them" make sure you choose Sci-fi on. Thats opens up a whole quest involving the mines and what's down there. The end game is incredibly hard as are the inbred hillbillys if you shoot at any of them. Watch that your mercs get along or you'll have problems later.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
71.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Old game, but still one of my favourites.

It is way better than the newer versions and once you get past that newbiephase you'll actually start kicking ♥♥♥ in this game!

One tip for potential buyers: this game is very very hard, you might want to look into a walkthrough..
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
Jagged Alliance is a very fun game if you like old school squad-based action that takes a good amount of skill and preplanning.

Upon starting, you create a character and have enough funds to hire a couple of mercenaries to accompany you on your missions. When recruiting, you can select whether you want a mercenary to join you for a day, week, or longer. You can also choose to outfit them with their preferred equipment, or equip them from your own stock. Each mercenary comes with a specialized role and relevant skills (+ equipment if you choose to pay for it).

I've played a lot of Fallout, especially Brotherhood of Steel, and I am fairly adept at those games.

In Wildfire, not so much.

Action points limit how far you can move/shoot, etc per turn, and fog of war prevents you from spotting any enemies outside of your party's field of vision. The feedback for weapon accuracy/chance to hit is very helpful, however, it should be noted that on Windows 7 and above you need to manually patch your game in order to fix the bullet drag animations (it is REALLY slow otherwise).

Aesthetics provide a good deal of nostalgia for veterans of older squad-based games, and the comments each mercenary makes when you are attempting to hire them adds nice flavor. The learning curve can be a bit rough if you are not already familiar with playing squad-based tactical games, and the tutorial definitely does not hold your hand. Character death is brutal, as there is no way to revive your downed teammates.

Character skill upgrading is pretty diverse, allowing you to completely remove skill from an area if you do not care about it (ex: putting first aid at "0" will effectively make your medkits useless).

Recommend giving it a try if you want a real challenge and do not care about dated graphics.
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26 of 48 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
So Hard. So Good. Except for the voice acting.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 9, 2013
TIME FOR THE ENEMY TO SAY ITS PRAYERS!

Or well, more like yours, because you will always find yourself out of ammo, pinned into a corner or accidentally ♥♥♥♥ up a grenade throw.
Just when you thought that maybe you have a chance, you have all your mercs healed up and all their guns have a fresh magazine, got every corner covered.

HAHA NO, HAVE RPG.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
Good game, old school turn based.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10, 2014
As a reboot of the original Jagged Alliance 2, Wildfire is a a must for die hard Jagged Alliance 2 fans. The game comes with all new maps that are an improvement on the originals but are also likely to be quite challenging for players new to the series as they include much more enemies even on novice difficulty.

Therefore this game can only be recommended to veteran Jagged Alliance players. Those new to the series should get the original
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