Joint Task Force is the real-time strategy (RTS) game where you command the frontline forces in tomorrow's most hazardous conflicts. Lead twenty dramatic missions in explosive war-zones including the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Balkans.
User reviews: Positive (45 reviews) - 93% of the 45 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 12, 2006

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Joint Task Force is the real-time strategy (RTS) game where you command the frontline forces in tomorrow's most hazardous conflicts. Lead twenty dramatic missions in explosive war-zones including the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Balkans.
Experience the evolution of warfare firsthand as you bring superior tactics and military technology to bear against dangerous and unconventional forces. No game has been so gritty or immediate.
Use the principle of combined arms to your maximum advantage. All battlefield units - including infantry, tanks, artillery, reconnaissance and helicopters - are strongest when used together. Your men's lives depend on your level-headed strategy.
  • Elaborate story line, 5 campaigns and 1 tutorial
  • Manipulate media and civilians
  • Invest in your heroes; take them to the next mission
  • News channel which provides background information and live coverage of battle
  • Satellite recon at your disposal
  • Several terrain types: Desert, Winter Valley, Rocky Mountain, Jungle and Cave
  • Realistic physics for units and buildings
  • Dynamic weather with effect on game flow
  • Destructable terrain objects
  • Multiplayer modes include: Domination, Deathmatch and Cooperative mode
  • Campaign playable in multiplayer
  • Multiplayer modes will be able to handle 8 players over LAN and internet. With a brand new multiplayer mode.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Win XP / Win XP 64 bit / Windows 2000, Intel P4 2 GHz / AMD Athlon XP2000+, 512 Mb RAM, 2,5 Gb uncompressed space / 4 Gb of free space on drive C: during installation, NVidia GeForce 4 128 Mb / Ati Radeon 9500 128 Mb, DirectX compatible soundcard, 10 Mbit for LAN / 56K for Internet, Mouse and keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
A gem in the ocean, that's pretty much wrap up about the game.

To be honest, at first, when I see it, I don't think this is a good game. Just another war game, I think. But, I try it anyways, and has so much fun playing it in my surprised. It has so many things that ulike any RTS game, you don't have base, for start, just field of operation, you will plan your move around your officer. That means you need to move a lot.

Physic is pretty good in this game, the explosion seems somewhat sastified. The music is so-so thought. The bad thing is no one still playing this game in multiplayer.

This game offer so much for you for a change, you should try it out, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Single, multi & co-op
Low system specs
Good story --- setting --- whatever

Seems to be issues with multiplayer servers

5/10 +2 demo -1 price = 6/10

If your into this type of game grab the demo.
Play the demo.
Grab the game when it's on sale.
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
Joint Task Force is a real-time strategy game from HD Publishing.

In Joint Task Force, you don't get to build a base unlike any other RTS out there, but instead you have to secure a landing zone to deploy your heavy forces. Light forces such as infantry can be deployed directly near your officers via helicopters. Vehicles will need soldiers/crews to operate, and their effectiveness will increase if the right crew mount them. Soldiers that operate a vehicles can also be killed even if their vehicles still intact, which makes capturing enemy vehicles possible. Officers can also call in an airstrike or cruise missile strike.

The graphics are great and awesome for an old game and the effects are very good. This is the first strategy game where I see ragdoll effect is featured. Unit collision is also a big matter here, as unlike most RTS game out there, vehicles and tanks almost cannot collide with one another. Even on very low graphics setting, somehow the game still looks good.

The downside of the game is, the skirmish game is somewhat boring, as the AI is quite stupid. The skirmish setting are also bugged, as there are some setting that makes you win or lose instantly when the game not even started. Multiplayer are also dead I think. I haven't been able to play multiplayer.

Joint Task Force has great potential to be a great game, overall the campaign can still give you some hours of playtime. I recommend this.

Rating 6/10
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Some parts of the review is more than likely how to get the game working.

This game is completely abandoned since Sierra Entertainment company went away. If your looking for online multiplayer do not bother as the servers are gone. Clicking "Internet" multiplayer will just freeze the game. Happily LAN still works.

You need to download a physx driver from Nvidia in order to get this game working. Steam should have added this file as download with the game. Too bad the Developers are gone.

Some people buying this game have no clue how to make the game working without reading the forums.
It works for both AMD and Nvidia Graphic card users.

Beware, you might need to turn off "Hardware Cursor" in option menu if you are getting crashes.

It has a good singleplayer campaign, but you might not like the ending. I can't really recommend this game due to it being an abandonware game. The game is very balance between the factions.

There is a bug in "Vigilant Arms" mission where if you destroy the artilleries before the map expands, you cannot complete the secondary mission. Spotting the artillery for F117 to automatically to bomb them. The secondary mission I do believe should have been activated during the start of the mission(bug). When the map expands the secondary mission activates. So destroying them early stops you from completing the mission.

There is no secrets or unlocks in the game. If you are a big real time strategy fan you should get this game, unless you don't want to be bothered to get this game working. If you are not a fan of real time strategy, I cannot recommend it unless you can get it to work. If there was a neutral option in steam review I would have selected that option. The game currently works on Windows 8.
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
This is an enjoyable beer and pretzels tactical warfare game that has some polish to it. While some of the scenarios drag on after a bit, they are mostly fun to play and there are several ways to tackle most goals and objectives without being led by the nose through scripted events.
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