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 (240 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
13 of 15 people (87%) 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
161.1 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.

p/s: I've already beat the game. Had to use tons of Mortar to kill those snipers. Mostly my team went fight at night and hide behind buildings. This gave us advantages to lure enemies coming to us. I also had helicopter and cars to travel. But we had to kill all enemies in SAM sides in order to have large safe zone for helipad. Cars has restriction too. Fuels is quite hard to comes by. I found most fuels down in residential area. Since I've already killed the b!tch, I'm now started a new game but this time I went and try non-realistic. I wanna see some aliens or weird creature if I could. I love this game so much. It was very hard and painfull but also rewarding.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game has a surprising amount of depth. I have yet to play it through to completion and it took me a while to realise that i could dump extra points into aiming. Considering that it's about all my circa 2006 backup computer can run I quite enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Doesn't work on Windows 8 unless you really work on it...
The it opens, but works really slow for some reason.

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86 of 103 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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