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.
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Mixed (599 reviews) - 50% of the 599 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2014

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4400 / AMD HD 6670
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • 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
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9.0 or later
    • Processor: Intel i7 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 700 series
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4400 / AMD HD 6670
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 600 series or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
61 of 68 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
After reading all the negative reviews, I still decided to pick this game up, a year after its release - it's was on sale for about $4. It's arguably still not worth it, but is perhaps a better execution than Back in Action.

The good:
- Looks "better" than BiA, but also just barely better than JA2
- Improved camera over JA2, imho, ability to change perspective is a plus
- Can create your own character, which make the story slightly more bearable
- For the first hour or two it felt similar to JA2 in style and feel
- Feels better than Back in Action overall
- Game loads quickly
- Theme music is great

The bad:
- Imersion breaking conversation system which doesn't take into account who is talking to who, completely ruins the vibe of the game
- Clunky UI and poor execution of merc hiring and weapons merchant
- Not nearly enough lootable containers
- Poorly executed looting system with no sector-wide loot view post-combat like in JA2
- Atrocious voice acting: Ivan sounds like a mentally challenged Scottsman for some reason, Buzz sounds like a raging feminist; voice talent choice is very lazy and totally breaks the atmosphere of the game
- No choice in player character's voice
- Almost no mods a year after release, nothing seems to have been fixed or improved
- At just 4 hours in I'm really struggling to find the motivation to continue this "journey"

The idea itself was good, and some effort in development is clear, but feels like devs gave up after some time and just released the game to cut losses. Unfortunately this is another flop sequel which could have been much more but fell flat at the execution stage. At the end of the day, all this game did is make me want to just replay JA2 again.
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Nothing would make me happier than knowing that nobody else ever bought this game.
This is worse than Jagged Alliance online.
This is worse than every other game made by this now defunct (thank god) company.
It has the tactical depth of a visual novel and the visual style of your 4 year old brother's finger painting.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Pre-Release Review
Unfinished, abandoned and what's there is not impressive. Save your money.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Finished it (on Hard and as a JA veteran) but despite "Thumb up" one of those games you rationally can't wholeheartedly recommend; 5/10 game and it has some serious problems:

Really bad:
- inventory! (in all possible levels)

Bad:
- AI
- looting (lack of it)
- interactions
- feels unfinished
- lack of content (about ~25% vs. modded JA2 GOLD)
- lack of immersion via content

Most of the salty JA veteran reviews are correct in a many parts. So how and why did I finish it and even recommend it? Well, as a whole it did sometimes reminded me of those great and magical JA and JA2 / Unfinished Business days. It still has it's charm, now and then (and if you can overcome some of the bads) there is something to be found. There is some heart in it..and it was an a effort from devs, you know!

Oh, most important part: wait for -75% discount: it's not worth the 20€ pricetag.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Even that i only played around 1 hour.....

it is enough to say as JA veteran player that this feels like an unfinished product and is still an early access game.
Though it is playable, there seems to me not much development done since release.

Unfortunatly the game deserves the negative reviews, but feel free to make your own mind, like i did.
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