Jagged Alliance Online brings the turn-based strategy classic back to life as a Free To Play Multiplayer Online game with an Optional Single Player Game available as additional DLC. This game is fair to play, allowing you to earn anything that can be acquired in the game by playing - so it is YOUR tactics that count!
User reviews: Mixed (295 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 5, 2013

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"Tactical turn-based game, quite close to Jagged Alliance 2."

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"Essentially, Jagged Alliance Online is the Jagged Alliance you know and love and taken to the current age..."
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About This Game

Jagged Alliance Online brings the turn-based strategy classic back to life as a Free To Play Multiplayer Online game with an Optional Single Player Game available as additional DLC. This game is fair to play, allowing you to earn anything that can be acquired in the game by playing - so it is YOUR tactics that count!


Train your team and grab your gear from hundreds of weapons and armours to create the toughest frigging merc outfit in the world.


Compete in turn-based tactical PvP duels against other teams or transform the game into a FULL SINGLE PLAYER EXPERIENCE and take on challenging contracts around the globe with our optional CAMPAIGN PACK DLC. This allows you to play the game just like any other downloadable game - buy once and play forever without worrying about paying ever again.


Match your tactical skills against thousands of other players to win Warzones with your allies and lead you company to victory and great rewards. With great graphics, the well-known Jagged Alliance game mechanics and hundreds of new weapons and gear, this is turn-based strategy at its best!

Key Features:

  • Detailed 3D graphics based on the Unity 3D engine
  • Select from over 40 mercenaries with individual attributes
  • Over 500 different weapons and equipment items
  • Your own expandable headquarters
  • Crafting to improve your team's weapons and armour
  • Face the ultimate challenge in the Batllegrounds live PvP and get to the top of the leaderboards
  • Compete against players and alliances for rare gear and weapons in time-limited Warzone events
  • Forge alliances with other players and compete as a team
  • There is No Premium Currency in this Game.
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System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, 1,8 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9-compatible graphics card with at least 64MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive:1800 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 or later
    • Processor:2,4 Ghz or faster
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9-compatible graphics card with at least 64MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive:2000 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.7, OSX 10.8
    • Processor:1,8 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:1800 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:OSX 10.7, OSX 10.8
    • Processor:2,4 Ghz or faster
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:2000 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.8 hrs on record
I am a long time fan of turn-based strategy games. A lot of long-time strategy fans are going to be attracted by the "Jagged Alliance" name. Unfortunately, some business major put the skin of that respected brand onto a low-quality "pay-to-win" money sink. I expected a turn-based combat game similar to either the old X-Com: U.F.O. Defense or Final Fantasy Tactics. Instead I found a superficially similar game where you constantly face massive waves of enemies that just mindlessly charge you, pumping rounds into your face as fast as they can. When you're grinding small amounts of in-game money per mission to buy slightly better in-game equipment the other part of the title starts to hang in your mind.

When I see the word "online" added to the end of a known title I expect a faithful installment of that series which has been retooled to interact with other players in an online world. Instead I'm spending hours re-playing the same missions against the same bad artificial intelligence in an attempt to earn as much loot as possible. Jagged Alliance is not supposed to be Diablo III. All of the best qualities of the old Jagged Alliance series are brought down hard by the worst qualities of a "pay to win" game... but you're not even playing with other human players. The online part of this game is the leader-boards, the in-game chat window, the ability to form clans, or the ability to play in a segregated online arena against other human players; players skip the grinding with real money.

This game is about forcing you to mindlessly grind the same missions over again in the hopes you'll spend real money to get the in-game money faster. There are many hours required to build up your mercenary company's money just to keep your mercenaries employed (they require in-game paychecks based on weekly real-time deadlines). If you want to expand the base of operations, improve their gear, or even just replace the ammunition they're using, you had better have a few hours every night for a few dozen replays of the same mission. Keeping your head above water, let alone earning enough money to actually upgrade equipment, means a lot of time... way too much time.

As you eek out an existence the game constantly reminds you that you can buy more money using real cash via Steam. I can't imagine anybody wanting to. I spend hundreds of hours on a game before I stop playing, but this one's just a treadmill that never really changes. A few times I found what looked like expensive weapons, but nobody in my mercenary company could use them. Buying one in-game costs more than my company earns in a week, but the rare drops can only be sold to the compter-run shop, which doesn't buy them for much more than the "junk" rarity gear that usually drops. Even a first aid kit costs thousands (or even tens of thousands) of in-game dollars; not that they're worth using, anyway. There is no wound to justify spending so much. Every level-up, every out-levelled piece of equipment, every paycheck, everything you do costs a little bit of that all-precious money... money you are reminded you could get instantly with a real money purchase.

That's all this game is: a money sink. There are paid expansions, too, but I don't intend to waste more hours grinding through them. This could have been a great opportunity for a simple cooperative clan-based PvE or PvP game funded by a mix of real money permanently unlocking your company's mercenaries plus some purely cosmetic gear. Those sorts of microtransactions are the way to keep a gaming community interested. Too bad this game became yet another missed opportunity.
Posted: October 11
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
I think this game is great !! Its a game you can in to only if this is your type of game.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
good free game. try it!!! brings back memories of JA2 :)
Posted: September 25
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
63.5 hrs on record
Being a huge fan of all games Jagged Alliance, I thought this would be the end all of the series! Finally Multiplayer! Active support and updates! Nope. I was wrong. I made the mistake of putting money into this game as well and found it did nothing good for me except keep my mercs on my payroll without rehiring. Buying gear and the like, still only manages to get you so far. Multiplayer is a joke as there arent enough people even playing the game to merit earning honor which unlocks better items. Warzones are great if you have an alliance. Once again, not enough people to merit them. No new missions since the game came out pretty much. Last update I believe was last year?? Dissappointed doesn't explain it. Thanks to this I won't buy the other titles that came out after this as well. RIP JA.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Eh... Its for for a little while but it definately does not capture the spirit of the older games... its just grind get new gear repeat...theres no effort put into the multiplayer maps...or map i should say theyre both the same but with different textures...and the two things that could have made it worthwhile arent there... co-op and being able to make a game and have your friend play against you. You cant choose who your opponent is and thats just bad. that being said it is kind of fun for a day or two but it gets very stale very quickly, no weapon customization and missions get repetative
Posted: October 13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Not fun just got it cause I thought it we be a good no internet game and it wasn't
Posted: October 8
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39 of 48 people (81%) found this review helpful
202.5 hrs on record
It could have been a nice game, it does have the basis to ba a nice game, but it's an awful cash grab, fall of bugs and with no inspiration.
The controls are clunky, and you can't modify them, the levels are small and uninspired, missions are very linear and tedious (basically go from point A to point B killing everyone on your way and back), there is no real strategy in any aspect of the game, combats are punch for punch, there's only ever one way to do a mission, no replayablility and you can't play every aspect of the campaign without having to pay real money (on top of the campaign) to play certain mission, use some functions of the game...
PvP is definitely pay2win since only people who pay real money are able to afford the gear that will match their level (otherwise you're just undergeared and get torn appart).
It could have been a good game... but it isn't.
Posted: May 20
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
If you come to this game expecting tactical, smart turn based gaming, you're going to be let down. Especially if you're a fan of Jagged Alliance 2. This is hyper simplistic and boring, whilst also managing to turn firefights into slugfests instead of deadly, precise ballets.

I've rarely been so disappointed.
Posted: June 18
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
If you like Jagged Alliance, this is not it. I'm a big fan of Jagged series, even the newer Back in Action but this is not Jagged Alliance, this is totally something else.. I don't like it.
Posted: June 18
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Gets old and boring fast. Nothing like the REAL JA. This is a cheesy knock off and pay to win. Normal players who may spend a few bucks to start off for some money are screwed over by players paying tons of money. Avoid at all costs.
Posted: June 8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
not free
Posted: August 11
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
As a fan of original Jagged Alliance games I was looking forward to play JAO. I was quite disappointed when I found out that this is a completely different game. It is not bad, actualy it was quite fun to play the free part of the game. But for advancement further you have to purchase the campain pack.
Posted: June 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Just no.
The gameplay is horrible, you might enjoy the first day in there but then you just realize (why am I still playing this thing?)
Overal it was a time waster, nothing to compare with the original JAO, and the AI sucks.
but on the other hand if you're just looking to kill time (maybe you just finished a game and you don't know what to do next) this is a perfect time waster.. Otherwise ... NO
Posted: July 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
i dont recommend this game NO NO NO NO NO gawd why the hell i even downloaded this game !???
Today i wasted 2 hours on this game... your asking how?? heres WHY whenever i logged in i choose a name.
But happends diffrent i even tryed useing the names that are non sense and nothing worked it started saying again this username is in use.... this game dont want steam users to play YES i dont recommend this game NEVER after even trying a thousand of nick NAMES!!!!!

Update= sorry if you feel bad because this game SUCKS tell the creators!!! its a piece of trash
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Apesta!!! Mae prefiero mil veces comprarme un jarro, meterle winxp y comprar el jag2 de 1995 que jugar esta vara.
Posted: August 13
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
461.7 hrs on record
Please tell someone at support that the link theyve got onscreen is not working. The server is down almost 6 hours now and already there is a forum created about it. No notification of a server update what so ever. Grear game but bad support.
thx
Ps. Im posting it as a review because people at support apparantly does not check the forums
Posted: July 17
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
i e i ♥♥♥♥ your ♥♥♥♥ bool ♥♥♥♥ its not worth too buy so keep your pees of ♥♥♥♥ keep it
Posted: May 21
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
159.6 hrs on record
i really like the game, but i tried to log on today a couple of times and the server seemed to be down, so i played a couple other games on steam. when i finally got to play JAO , IT RESET MY 31 DAY STREAK OF PLAYING BACK TO DAY ONE. THANKS.
Posted: May 5
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
The group of rag tag mercenaries I work with goes rather smoothly. Misleading title. 10/10
Posted: June 5
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
104.4 hrs on record
Fun online turn based combat game
Posted: June 9
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