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: Mostly Positive (113 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 8, 2004

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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

    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
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
"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.
Posted: October 20
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45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
40.3 hrs on record
19 Hours in on steam, Many 100+ hours on my old pc, Pre-Steam

This is maybe to old for some people, but some of us grew up with Fallout 1&2, Jagged alliance, Diablo and i, to this day hold SHADOWRUN pretty high on my favorite game list! Than this game, from 2004 hit me right on the spot
if you not gonna put your time into this game, dont bother. If you like try and fail, not affraid to just be put right into the battlefield and not know if you made up the right team or not, setting up tactical situations, and be extra proud when you pull of smashing trough tough enemy defencives, than THIS GAME IS FOR YOU!
I love this game! This is OLD SCHOOL. IF YOU NOT UP TO THE CHALLENGE, GO BACK TO CALL OF DUTY
if you get the hang of it, its gonna be one of those game's you remember for the rest of your life
Posted: July 31
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60 of 80 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Elliot! You idiot!
Posted: July 5
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
A mercenary/revolution/coup simulator.

If you have the patience for it, this game is STILL an absolute champion-belt and -title defending classic.
Posted: June 28
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 24
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27 of 47 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Very bad Windows 8 support. I got performance issues (as if it is 1999 all over again. It slows down so much, mouse is barely controllable, turns take a lot of time) and game crushes if you minimize it. Best game ever made, but unfortunately, it is unplayable on Windows 8 :(

Ok. Today is 10/12/2014. I read all the comments and decided to try again. Installed it, found .exe file of the game, set compatibility to WinXp aaaaaaaand it froze. Black screen. Not responding. To be perfectly clear, game is great and I have spent a lot of time playing this game (in the past).

If I have to go and modify files, set affinity or do something else, then this is a bad service. Bad service by steam standards.

If you are reading this, keep in mind, that 1/3 of all helpful reviews about “the game won’t even start”.
Game is great but this particular issue is a sad attempt to cash in on a great game. Honestly, they should fix it first.
Posted: June 19
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
My character was too weak to carry any weapon.
With simple pistol in hands she was falling on ground all time.
She needed to rest for 30mins to be able to walk for 30sec.

10/10
Posted: August 19
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 7
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
This is my ChildHOOD game its best shooting strategy playd this game too mutch times so i like it more and more!
Posted: August 1
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Good game, old school turn based.
Posted: August 19
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
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
Posted: May 10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
135.6 hrs on record
An old classic turn based rpg and strategy. Probably one of the best turn based games of all time...A little old school and new combined into a game that has great depth and replayability. Interesting and creative charicters and often funny (grave yard humor mostly but still good for a chuckle.) Enjoy!
Posted: August 18
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Too much grass - makes it really hard to see anything
Posted: June 20
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Absolutley awesome. For those of you who like Project Zomboid this is very similar. Definitley Getting Jagged Aliance Flashback!
This is a classic and a must have.
Posted: June 17
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
50.7 hrs on record
Sent flowers to the main antagonist 10/10
Posted: June 24
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
46.2 hrs on record
SNAPPERHEAD ALERT, HOPE EVERYONE GOT THE MESSAGEs
Posted: July 5
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8 of 18 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
This game crashes before it even starts on Windows 8.1. Nothing fixes it. Don't buy this.
Posted: August 3
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
I played the original version back in the day and loved it but this version is so buggy I couldn't really play it.

I recommend to stay away from this version or if you want to risk it atleast wait for 1€ sale.
Posted: June 26
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
The best version of one of my favourite games of all time!
This is a must for anyone that likes strategy games.
Posted: June 17
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