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.
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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

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
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Mixed (319 reviews)
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tqwert18
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
The worldwide target audience for this game is 5 people. That's the number of people who have devoted years of their lives to playing Jagged Alliance 2 over and over and over again and would be able to deal with a JA2 release that sets the difficult level to impossible. For the rest of us, this game is just stupid.
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Atomovvy
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
It works on win8/10

1) Download wined3d.exe wined3d.exe
2) Extract wined3d.exe (eg. 7zip)
3) Copy ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll to the main game directory

Do not set the compatibility mode, only admin mode

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Działa na win8/10

1) Pobierz wined3d.exe wined3d.exe
2) Wypakuj wined3d.exe (np. 7zip)
3) Skopiuj ddraw.dll, libwine.dll oraz wined3d.dll do głównego katalogu gry

Nie ustawiaj trybu zgodności, tylko tryb admina
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[17BCT] GloryAndPain
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Not compatible with Win 10 64bit, Radeon R9 Card. Just black screens until my monitor shuts off, card coils wail like a b**** when running.

Tried compatibility modes, tried gfx card settings (manual is in german, implied some issue with radeon settings that no longer are in the control panel)

I'd get a refund, but I paid $1.60 for it, and I kinda want it to work. So mabye it will get a patch or some acknowledged fix???

Real joke is I had to stare at the black screen for the 5 min quota to post this "review".

Also shame on steam, blantant compatibility issues should be have those reviews a little more visible. I'd also love to see a refund request % stat.
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ValleySpirit
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
In a few sentences. It's not ready for release. And is not ready for play.
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Tottroo
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
Won't run on Windows 10.
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Cartyalvy
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
If only it would run...
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Norego12
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
why did i down vote this game? idk havent played it

serious review

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.
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dietger
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
game does not work :(
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Deafoice
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
I recommend it because I didn't play this game when it got out, so still on these days, it has captured me into some matches and I've really had fun with it (although it's really, really hard). It feels like playing the origin of turn-based/squad-based strategy games, so I think I liked the challenge just because of what it was on its days.
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Joe Blob
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
Not nearly as good as the original JA2, get that one instead.

They removed some old mercs and replaced them with uncharismatic ones, with ridiculous amateurish voice acting on top of it.

New maps are too big, new graphics do not respect the overall style.

Oh, and in my short playthrough I had a bug which, after alt tabing, prevented me from using hotkeys or even selecting another merc. Talk about an "improved" version...

I am a big fan of the original one, and Wildfire is a disgrace.

Trust me, steer clear of this one.
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SoldierOhSoldier
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 11, 2015
Terrible performance and overall feel for this port to mac. The game is a really inferior extension to this amazing phenomenon called Jagged Alliance 2. I recommend checking out the unofficial versions that were released over the years.
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Zerenade
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 27, 2015
Pretty decent but not worth buying
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Hetrex
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 25, 2015
.... nothing so good
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Whiteswart
( 99.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 9, 2015
Wildfire in its core is a major community made update to the Jagged Alliance 2, the king of the turn-based squad-sized tactical games.

There, in the Wildfire modification, we simply got a much more real-deal bang of firefights, more guns with more natural stats, more deepness in the economic model, refurbished layouts in the every sector, and more of fixed code, that was not perfect in the JA2. You know, those little bugs, which are not worth for a direct patch, but still troubles when you meet them.

I repeat it in the usual pro/contra manner:

+ Almost the same refined JA2 experience from the original game. Yet we have new economic system and difficulty of the game was raised significantly because of better and more complicated AI behavior. That means – even more tactical thinking is required.

+ By “Refurbished layouts” I mean rewritten maps, with changed buildings and other stuff in the sectors. That was done in favor of the possibility to take upper hand using different stages/floors of the buildings – which is certainly better than usual 1-floored flat-ground firefight experience.

+ Speaking of firefights, enemies learned new tricks with maneuvering, and items using. Expect more challenges, more ambushes and traps (and also mine fields, fences, watchtowers, perimeter lighting, and alarms), more soldiers with better brains and much more wild and rapid fire on your way through Arulco.

+ To the lovers of the boomsticks, there was added a plenty of them, all with real-world stats, sounds and behavior.

+ Some newer team-mates were also added, to make new combinations and getting newer experience

+ In comparison with the JA2 Gold edition without unofficial 1.13 patch, you’ll get a better visuals and compatibility with higher resolutions

- Some fans of the original JA2 may find it hard to adopt newer additions in the economics or in the difficulty settings

- Even with all thorough work made above code of JA2 in Wildfire 6, game still crushes and lags too often for a stable project

- Some quests remained the same, and some were remade – and if it were about new voice acting, that was done badly, due the lack of pro actors for voicing anew

For new players, or for those who were not hard in love with original JA2, this mod will be over-the-head hard experience of being outnumbered and outgunned. And, again, crush of the game in the last phase of the long-going battle for the first airport killed many amateurs hopes for making a quick run through. Face it – it is a project for hard-headed fans of old-school turn-base. You can spend a dozen of hours clearing one sector there – and no, you’ll not get an achievement badge after success. Nobody will know, nobody will care, I fear. That’s the final blow of realism that game can offer.

In the end, I’ll give Wildfire 7.5/10 – because I love turn-based games and hard, but obtainable challenges. As a recommendation, I’ll suggest to try the vanilla JA2 first, add 1.13 patch after it, and only then, if you still be in pursuit of another go through Arulco, try Wildfire. Just try to get a normal life before – who knows? Maybe you’ll succeed and not be in that much awe of such tenacious time-killers, as that game there.
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Temüjin
( 25.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 3, 2015
Brought back memory of 2006-2010
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Jinnai
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: October 25, 2015
one of the game i played most. for yeas every summer once. :D
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7-4-14 GD Folk
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 30, 2015
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! It freezes, glitches, and is jsut not worth it. BUY THE ORIGNIAL JAGGED ALLIANCE 2 instead !
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akeean
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 28, 2015
Saw it, bought it, then realized the *amazing* 1.13 Mod with new Inventory & Surpression is just compatible to Jagged: Alliance Gold.

Oh well, would not consider it a bad purchase anyway.
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WbЯ
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: September 22, 2015
Buggy and poorly balanced.
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Zift
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: September 19, 2015
hmm funny game
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
The worldwide target audience for this game is 5 people. That's the number of people who have devoted years of their lives to playing Jagged Alliance 2 over and over and over again and would be able to deal with a JA2 release that sets the difficult level to impossible. For the rest of us, this game is just stupid.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Not nearly as good as the original JA2, get that one instead.

They removed some old mercs and replaced them with uncharismatic ones, with ridiculous amateurish voice acting on top of it.

New maps are too big, new graphics do not respect the overall style.

Oh, and in my short playthrough I had a bug which, after alt tabing, prevented me from using hotkeys or even selecting another merc. Talk about an "improved" version...

I am a big fan of the original one, and Wildfire is a disgrace.

Trust me, steer clear of this one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
Terrible performance and overall feel for this port to mac. The game is a really inferior extension to this amazing phenomenon called Jagged Alliance 2. I recommend checking out the unofficial versions that were released over the years.
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99 of 118 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.4 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.

Update:

This version of the game does have bugs! quite a lot of them, i run into Inivisible enemys, and enemys that are behind locked doors without the possibility to open that door
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95 of 117 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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120 of 166 people (72%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
Elliot! You idiot!
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45 of 51 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
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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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
99.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Wildfire in its core is a major community made update to the Jagged Alliance 2, the king of the turn-based squad-sized tactical games.

There, in the Wildfire modification, we simply got a much more real-deal bang of firefights, more guns with more natural stats, more deepness in the economic model, refurbished layouts in the every sector, and more of fixed code, that was not perfect in the JA2. You know, those little bugs, which are not worth for a direct patch, but still troubles when you meet them.

I repeat it in the usual pro/contra manner:

+ Almost the same refined JA2 experience from the original game. Yet we have new economic system and difficulty of the game was raised significantly because of better and more complicated AI behavior. That means – even more tactical thinking is required.

+ By “Refurbished layouts” I mean rewritten maps, with changed buildings and other stuff in the sectors. That was done in favor of the possibility to take upper hand using different stages/floors of the buildings – which is certainly better than usual 1-floored flat-ground firefight experience.

+ Speaking of firefights, enemies learned new tricks with maneuvering, and items using. Expect more challenges, more ambushes and traps (and also mine fields, fences, watchtowers, perimeter lighting, and alarms), more soldiers with better brains and much more wild and rapid fire on your way through Arulco.

+ To the lovers of the boomsticks, there was added a plenty of them, all with real-world stats, sounds and behavior.

+ Some newer team-mates were also added, to make new combinations and getting newer experience

+ In comparison with the JA2 Gold edition without unofficial 1.13 patch, you’ll get a better visuals and compatibility with higher resolutions

- Some fans of the original JA2 may find it hard to adopt newer additions in the economics or in the difficulty settings

- Even with all thorough work made above code of JA2 in Wildfire 6, game still crushes and lags too often for a stable project

- Some quests remained the same, and some were remade – and if it were about new voice acting, that was done badly, due the lack of pro actors for voicing anew

For new players, or for those who were not hard in love with original JA2, this mod will be over-the-head hard experience of being outnumbered and outgunned. And, again, crush of the game in the last phase of the long-going battle for the first airport killed many amateurs hopes for making a quick run through. Face it – it is a project for hard-headed fans of old-school turn-base. You can spend a dozen of hours clearing one sector there – and no, you’ll not get an achievement badge after success. Nobody will know, nobody will care, I fear. That’s the final blow of realism that game can offer.

In the end, I’ll give Wildfire 7.5/10 – because I love turn-based games and hard, but obtainable challenges. As a recommendation, I’ll suggest to try the vanilla JA2 first, add 1.13 patch after it, and only then, if you still be in pursuit of another go through Arulco, try Wildfire. Just try to get a normal life before – who knows? Maybe you’ll succeed and not be in that much awe of such tenacious time-killers, as that game there.
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2015
ATTENTION! This game is not for casual gamers or people who like to be a badass superhero instead a real challenge!

Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire is basically Jagged Alliance 2 on steroids

Pros:

- More weapons than in the vanilla version of JA2
- All weapons are rebalanced
- Loads of new items
- A completely reworked map with more lively urban and more dense flora sectors
- Harder difficulty, wich forces you to use actual tactics due to...
- ...the fact that enemies will not behave in the same pattern like in JA2, there are different types of fiends that will use different, more sophisticated tactics which forces you to differ in terms of tactics and think outside the box more often (wich I really like! :)
- Side missions are actually important now
- New mercenarys (that replace old ones, its a Pro if you played JA2 a lot and want something new ;)
- Up to TEN mercenarys in one squad (instead of 6)

Contras:

- Can be punishingly hard (Novice in JA2:W equals roughly Expert in JA2), especially for new players! I would recommend to start with JA2 if you are new to the franchise, unless you seek a challenge or you think that games like frozen synapse or commandos 2 are way too easy :D
- Sadly no Mod support
- Infinite stopwatch bug which lets the enemy stay in an infinite round and forces you to close the game (though rarely witnessed^^)

In terms of bugs, typos and poor voice acting and incompability...i played this game for uncounted hours with the retail version and ten hours with the steam version (on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) and it crashed only once or twice, there are a few bugs, but not gamebreaking ones and none that cant be fixed by reloading an earlier safegame, except the infinite stopwatch bug which only occurs rarely :P
The voice acting is quite amateurlike but in a likable way, afterall this is basically a Mod plus, the voiceacting of the vanilla JA2 isnt good either but afterall very likable and characteristic and...this game doesnt take itself too seriously all the time whatsoever, the overacted dubbing, borderline stereotypical characters and the sci-fi setting are proof enough for that ;)

So overall, this is a game for fans of the franchise, the genre, a challenging experience or strategiefreaks :)
If it werent for the 1.13 mod for JA2:Gold, i would say that Wildfire is the best installment of the Jagged Alliance franchise...at least in my humble opinion :3

I Hope this review helps somebody to decide if you should buy this or not :)
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57 of 78 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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53 of 73 people (73%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
This game is for JA veterans only. A first timer does not stand a chance...



Positive: Much more gear, although a lot is useless. New, larger maps (but it's in the negatives as well)



Negative:

- Difficulty set for the kind of people who don't mind re-trying 200 times the same map: Very, very few characters starting with a decent gun. Enemy who snipes you with handguns while your entire team can't manage to get a shot on him with assault guns. Really stupid cover system, way too random (Especially the roof bonus), every map from the beginning is very large, and you are massively outnumbered from the very start. That is the easy mode.....

If you like having fun in your games, forget it. This one is only for people who enjoy pure challenge and don't care about the game itself.

- The re-voicing of some characters absolutely pathetic. Dialogue changes are made by people with no writing talent whatsoever. You already loose a lot of what made JA2 so great.

- The game feels like a very amateurish mod. Patchy, inconsistent (new items and faces have a totally different style of graphics compared to the old ones etc), terrible balance and difficulty management. Calling a quasi-undoable mode 'easy' makes me think to these arrogant teens who plague the MMORPG.

- The maps are so large that you need HOURS just for the very first steps of the game. Exploring the map for loot is as fun as washing every single car in a large parking lot.

- The high resolution graphics, as usual with the amateur mods, only makes everything much, much smaller. Better not have eye fatigue issues.... Come back to the original JA and it all feels soooo comfortable suddenly despite the late 90's graphics.

- The original graphics are dated, but they were proper graphics. The new stuff (especially weapons and the map) uses a better resolution, but look really silly (The new guns are blue?? Nope, it's to show a reflection effect. Are these multicolor LEDs on the guns??? Nope, bad reflection effects, again). The portraits could be allright if they were not in such a different style compared to the ones from the original JA2.

- The characters personnality lost all interest with the new guys. They are just a caricature of the existing content, clearly made by people with no writing skills.

- Iimagine your team in a good ambush position being slaughtered by a few underarmed sitting ducks... It does not always happen, but it does happens regularly.

- If you don't know already every game mechanic by heart, forget it... You won't learn them because you will be slaughtered in no time.

- Nothing more frustrating than a very addictive game making you mad because of some really stupid ideas that ruin everything... Not only you rage-quit, but you rage-quit a game that you want so much to play.

Well, forget it unless you think that the original JA2 is way too easy, and you don't care about anything else but a harder version of JA2 with new maps.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
161.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
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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40 of 58 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
147.1 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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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 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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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
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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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
be suree to run the oldest version of windows, because it will not work with windows 8.1 or windows 10, with no solution in sight. the game is great, support to get it working is not.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 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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