Jagged Alliance Flashback brings back the true spirit of this legendary series: Turn-based tactics meets crazy mercenary personalities and intense battles. Manage your squad of unique mercenaries, secure your income and take back the island - sector by sector, turn by turn.
User reviews: Mixed (120 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 21, 2014

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October 21

Jagged Alliance: Flashback is now officially live!

We are proud to announce that we have finally left the confines of development. Most of you have been actively supporting our project - some even from day one. We really appreciate all of the feedback, suggestions and bug reports we received, as it ultimately made Jagged Alliance: Flashback what is today.

From Kickstarter to Early Access and finally to launch – we want to thank the supporters, the fans, the veterans and most of all the backers who made this possible!

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October 13

Jagged Alliance: Flashback Final Countdown Update

One last time before we officially go live comes a new wave of content for everybody to enjoy! Think you can outrun your enemies forever? Not with the new energy system, you won’t. But in Jagged Alliance: Flashback there’s always the option to face your enemies instead of fleeing from them. And why should you? With the new morale system in place, you can wear your enemies down to the point where they might flee!

Still not satisfied? Fine! We hereby grant you access to all levels of the game, which you can now liberate with even more guns! But be prepared, because we have also improved the AI of your enemies!

A full list of new content and features can be found right here:
Energy system
Morale system
Drop & loot system
Improved enemy AI and spawn system
15 new iconic weapons
Unlocked all sectors
Strategic map overhaul

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Digital Deluxe Edition

The digital deluxe edition includes:

  • Jagged Alliance: Flashback
  • Jagged Alliance 1: Gold Edition
  • Space Hulk

About This Game

Jagged Alliance is back – and it is all about the unique mix of turn based tactics, fierce battles, squad management and crazy mercenary personalities.

It is 1988 on the Caribbean island group of San Hermanos. A corrupt leader has the islands in his grasp ... yet a group of rebels fights for democratic values and freedom. However, once the head of the rebels is arrested, the insurgents quickly dissolve. Arriving on the island, the player’s mission is to help the rebellion before things take a turn for the worse.

Take control of your own band of mercenaries, lead them into battle and manage your resources wisely. Fight back for freedom, sector by sector, turn by turn. Like the original Jagged Alliance series, Jagged Alliance Flashback gives you the choice to use your preferred tactics and build your squad around it – rush in with heavy armed troops or take the high road of distance shots and sniping.

More features and content will be added on a regular basis, and together with your feedback and support we will shape this game to be the best Jagged Alliance game yet! Please feel free to give us your comments, your thoughts and your recommendations. We listen to every one of you.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4400 / AMD HD 6670
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1
    • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeFirce 600 series or AMD equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 5 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Hard Drive: 5 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9.0 or later
    • Processor: Intel i7 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 700 series
    • Hard Drive: 5 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4400 / AMD HD 6670
    • Hard Drive: 5 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 600 series or AMD equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 5 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
73 of 92 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
-Doesn't Feel Like Jagged Alliance-

Would I recommend this? My answer is, "Yes with a but, or no with an and..." I give it mixed reviews.

Yes, BUT this isn't really Jagged Alliance. The original did a semi-decent job of making you feel like you were sitting at a laptop in a dark hotel room somewhere anonymous directing mercenaries over satellite - you were their shadowy handler, working quietly to depose a cruel tyrant and liberate the oppressed. This one just drops you in - rather than a mock "laptop" interface where you read the emails of your employer, viderconference, even browse the web to buy guns/flowers to remember your dead, in JA: Flashback, you're just dropped in. No buildup, just "here you go!". It partly fixes this "feel" problem by having your main character be the apparent handler, hiring mercenaries as you go (and said mercenaries appear magically out of nowhere instead of a 24 hour delay where they are choppered in), but I think this loses out to the feel of the original.

The bottom line: The good news is that this appears to be an attempt to recapture the original with 3d graphics and a new plot, with a new combat interface. The bad news is that this game doesn't succeed in the depth of the original (less searchable locations, less apparent subtlety). The WORSE news is that Full Control polled the audience for what they wanted in the game, rather than take on ALL the design work themselves, The rather predictable results are things like a long list of character names such as "Night Eyes" and "Jackie Chen", and a combat interface reminiscent of X-COM: Enemy Unknown, making the game feel somewhat juvenile and unsophisticated.

This game misses the original on several levels. The scale of the maps are somewhat more restricted (larger squares, less of them between buildings), so combat becomes a little more frenetic and "AAAA, please let me roll good numbers!", where chance matters for more than sound tactical planning. Rather than subtly applying camoflage makeup, approaching at night, dropping the roof guard with a silenced SMG and jumping on the roof to drop every guard in the compound with sniper fire (I turned that into a science in JA2), your firefights are more likely to be an attrition brawl where friendlies just stay in cover waiting for the enemy to walk into their guns, and you hope they run out of guys first. While the "cover" indicator is welcome, it only has three states of none, partial and full, and doesn't distinguish between visual cover and hard cover. While JA2 didn't have ANY cover indicator, it was quite possible to lay in what felt like a furrow in the ground, unseen and shielded by a small rock and a clump of weeds. If they fired, you could usually get enough of a fix to return fire, and blind fire was quite a reasonable tactic. JA:F seems to have removed a lot of these subtleties in an effort to make more of a development/engine friendly game, where level building became simpler and playtesting counted for less. A straightforward remake of JA2, keeping completely true to the mechanics/interface of the original with a new plot would almost certainly have required a lot more work that this one appeared to - and I think it shows in the lack of "polish" in JA:F. A straight remake would have been a better game.

Having followed Kickstarters (I was a backer of JA:F) for awhile, I've noticed that this is the second game (that I am aware of) that Full Control has released that has drawn on previous franchises and received markedly mixed reviews (The first was Space Hulk). There exists something in creative work called the "Editor's eye", the judgment and flair, the elan, to know what to put into a game, what to leave out, and how the whole will come together to look as a final product. I suggest Full Control has a lot of soul-searching to do regarding theirs. The game feels unpolished, juvenile, unserious and simplistic, and almost all of these flaws could have been fixed by a harsher editors eye in its design. Good luck, Full Control. I won't back another game again.
Posted: October 21
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98 of 134 people (73%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
To be positive or not.. that´s the question here..

for now, at the day of release i decide to be still positive, since i´ve seen that Full Control, can and wants to achieve a good game. If they continue to improve the game after the release, as is their promise, they and the modder community still can make this a really good Jagged Alliance game.

For now the game is a good base, for greatness, but not a good Jagged Alliance imo. If they finish giving the game soul and heart, it can become one though.

So, if you buy the game (and want a good Jagged Alliance game, not just a nice tactical military game, which surely it is right now), do it for what it can become, not so much for what it is now.
Posted: October 21
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65 of 88 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Just gave up playing it. It looks like JA:Online. Not even close to JA2, or it's successor 1.13 mod. Do you even know what makes JA2 a good game? Like micromanagement, Inventory management, fully detailed weapon customisation, more simulation aspects. And what is that? Just an JA:Online (cover-marks ("shields") even haven't been changed) with great advetrisment. Tactics? Just saw three opponents gathered behind same log and started shootng at my guy, while he was at the opposite side of a log, right behind it... Stealth? Forget about it, since cover-logic haven't even been implemented, as i told you already. When i saw all this, i recognised, that noone will ever make something even close to JA2, since noone can into community forums and community-requested features. "Why should i spend my prescious time on reading this BearPit forum, which have brought JA2WF, JA2UB, JA2 1.13, AIMNAS and all that stuff to this world, if i can grab my kickstarter money and make something like JA:O?" This game became my biggest disappointment of this year. Just give this game to community, make extended API for modders and extend modding support. You have failed fans of the JA, just let them fix your monster atleast, since you aren't able to do that by yourself.
Posted: October 21
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53 of 80 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
I have not played much of this game yet, but I have to say that it fails to live up to the legacy of Jagged Alliance 2 on every level. It's not really a bad game, but it feels like the "mobile version", not the full-fledged sequel. Would I recommend it? Well, no. If you are a fan of JA2, you will be disappointed. If you are new to the series, it is a misrepresentation of what the Jagged Alliance legacy is all about. Perhaps if you thought JA2 was tedious and you just want accessible and simplified turnbased combat, you might like it. But then I'd say you are what drives everything that is wrong with the game industry today, and you should stop playing games all together.
Posted: October 21
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
there are two ways of looking at this game. if you expect a carbon copy of JA2 1.13, you will be disappointed. if you look at it as a indie interpretation of a JA prequel, you'll love it. the combat is spot on, the atmosphere works, the art design is pleasing, the sound and music are well done. it contains all the core elements and mechanics of JA and more. it's a simplified, "light" and highly moddable version of JA2, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. on the contrary, it's more likely to appeal to an audience that aren't hard core JA2 fanatics, which can help reviving the franchise.

is it fun to play? you bet.
is it a JA game? oh yeah.
is it better than "back in action" and "JA online"? a thousand times.
is it a JA2 clone? nope. but as close as an indie team with a limited budget can get.

in the following days/weeks there are minor fixes to be expected, as well as contributions from the modding community. but it's already now highly recommended. i waited 15 years for a good JA game, and finally it's here. love it.
Posted: October 21
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