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.
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Very Positive (59 reviews) - 88% of the 59 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
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Very Positive (59 reviews)
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Firestorm899
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This game is completely non functional. Does not run at ALL.
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badname27
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
This is a great game. I have had this game since 2006 when it cam out and have made custom maps with the great ingame editor. I wish they would make another JTF with this great game engine [of course beef it up a bit] ;-).
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*Dudo50*
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
Game that i've been playing when i was alot younger.
Game is great for that times when it was made.

My score for this game is:
8/10
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Anax of Rhodes
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
Game runs fine until you have to move the mouse. Then the screen freezes for a second.

I'm sorry, but that's totally unacceptable.
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Neveion
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
I have had the game on Disc for YEARS and just got it again on Steam. Over all for its time a GREAT game for Solo and LAN, but... BE WARNED THERE IS NOT REMAINING MULTIPLAYER!!!! THE MP SERVERS ARE GONE. So if you want to get this to game with friends over the internet you need to look for another option like CoH and others

EDIT: Please note the lack or IP direct or Multiplayer is the ONLY reason I have marked this game as NOT recommended
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Beast1ysniper46
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18
the best game to give you real life military action.
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☠⚜✟ Frank-E ✠⚜☣
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 6, 2015
A gem that is underrated.
The theme of the game is great.
The variety of the maps is awesome and the maps are great.
The graphics are awesome for a game of that time.
You can play on skirmish.
There's three factions and lot of units to use.

The game is really great, I would suggest to anyone that like RTS, strategy, modern era war and action games.
8/10
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Ithaqua
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 8, 2015
Pro:
Demo
Single, multi & co-op
Low system specs
Good story --- setting --- whatever


Con:
Overpriced
Seems to be issues with multiplayer servers


Overall:
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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Padruig
( 37.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 25, 2015
Nice little game that certainly has it's charm, but I wouldn't say it's for hardcore strategists, though mind you I'm only on the third mission.

Pros:
-asthetically pleasing
-cute environments
-relatively glitch free

Cons:
-pretty easy so far, too easy in fact
-maps are small
-not much room for inovation, there seems to be one way to do everything and only one way
-voice acting is pretty bad at times
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I'M_Half_AFK® ♥♥♥
( 217.0 hrs on record )
Posted: October 16, 2015
past time.
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cowboyhaGVN
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 13, 2015
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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IsoTyza-
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 17, 2015
the ability to drive everything and anything combined with the detailed levels and highly flexible units makes it a very realistic experience for an RTS and it's not far off being the modern-warfare version of "Company of Heroes."
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IAmButOneMan
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: August 14, 2015
if there is a way to view from like a ground vriw i will buy intil then this is bs
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sgtlion
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11, 2015
Played co-op and smashed innocents and their poor people buildings all day long.

Then commandeered a bus, stuck 10 militia on it, drove it into a fortified stronghold, watched them all blow up.
Then requisition 10 more men and 2 cruise missiles.

I love it if you couldn't tell yet.
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† ☭ Swag Meister ☭ †
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5, 2015
es ist ein gute game. please suk me kok
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makemap
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26, 2015
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.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.13.0604-legacy-driver.html

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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[UC]Uber
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23, 2015
Multiplayer matching server seems to be down. A lan option was available but I neglected to try it as it seemed pointless to use hamachi or tunggle just to play a retail, multiplayer game that isn't "really" multiplayer. At least update the description to reflect this. Also had to install an outdated 'Legacy' driver for physx to get it to work at all.
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۞T۞u۞L۞L۞e
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18, 2015
fun ♥♥♥♥
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Fitzgerald
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27, 2015
Great and under rated RTS. I am surprised I did not know about this game until more recently considering it is from 2006. I think those who enjoyed CnC Generals Zero Hour but wanted more would enjoy this. Has enough in it to keep micromanaging of units interesting while not being overdone.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
This is a great game. I have had this game since 2006 when it cam out and have made custom maps with the great ingame editor. I wish they would make another JTF with this great game engine [of course beef it up a bit] ;-).
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2015
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.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.13.0604-legacy-driver.html

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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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 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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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
I love this game. It's still kind of topical, but I don't play it for the politics. The graphics are nice, the missions are fun, and there's a lot of replayability because if something doesn't work, back up a little and try a different approach. Sometimes the AI is a bit wonky, especially when in vehicles, but overall the controls are smooth and intuitive. I like that you have to pay attention to how much money you have and that you can't rely on just endlessly churning out or requisitioining equipment, supplies, and soldiers.. It makes you play smart with what you have.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2012
I can honestly say this game is a hidden gem if your an RTS/ RTT fan.

First the bad, well some very annoying path-finding issues. The performance could be better, and there are animation glitches. (however it is more than stable, and FPS don't fluctuate that much)

Now the good, the story is rather generic, but done rather well.
The graphics are pretty good, and to this day some of the best models of the (AH-64 Apache, and AV-8b Harrier) I have seen in an RTS/RTT.

Campaign is a decent length despite having only 1 faction, there is like 21 or so missions.

The gameplay is arguably some of my favorite in a Real Time Tactical game (which this is more that, than it is an RTS, there is no base-building) The options are many and nice. Can actually do some awesome guerrilla style warfare in this game. (Also it is slower-paced)

Sound is good, Music is better than most RTS/RTT games set in this time period.

For $10, I recommend it. If it goes on sale, there is no excuse not to try it.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2013
For anyone who loves military RTS games I would highly recomend this game
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2015
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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2011
Kind of intriguing. A twist on the usual strategy game elements. base building is no longer recquired, and you have a selection of "hero" units at your disposal that can call in reinforcements. Basic units such as rangers or medics, even tanks and humvees, can level up and become "promoted" to a hero unit. Each hero unit has specific abilities based around their original class. For instance, the marksman(sniper) unit can upgrade into a veteran Sniper, giving him abilities like stealth, and the ability to recquisition units like scout helicopters and humvees. As said, it's intriguing and worth a look. There is a demo in the steam store, and if not, you can download the demo from fileplanet.com. Trust me, even though the voice acting is a little iffy at times, you can't judge based on cutscenes and chatter. it's the gameplay that counts and thats what this game has.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
Great and under rated RTS. I am surprised I did not know about this game until more recently considering it is from 2006. I think those who enjoyed CnC Generals Zero Hour but wanted more would enjoy this. Has enough in it to keep micromanaging of units interesting while not being overdone.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 7, 2012
Joint Task Force is a bit like the Commandos games as you have to be careful with the units you have at hand.
Now you can during certain missions call in new units, but most of the time you're on your own with limited units.
And the game also has that any vehicle, that has had its crew killed or been abandoned, can be piloted by any of your units, but for maximum effectivness it is best to have a vehicle crew pilot them.
Another important aspect of the game is that you're constantly under the watchful eye of news reporters that inform the world of your progress, killing civilians will lower the support for you and thus means less funding for calling in reinforcements.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
85.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
It' like an detail Hero story version of "War Game(Red dragon. etc)"
* U can drive whatever u want(cars, vans, trucks, armored vehicle, enemy's vehicle, etc).
* U can put ur soldiers into Armored vehicle and Tanks.. and also can get them out of it when in danger of explosion of vehicles.
- Bradly, M1 Abrams, BMPs, T55, T90 etc
* U can put ur soldiet into buildings and artilery, and sandbacks and Bunkers
* U can destroy buildings or bunkers by RPG or Tanks but also can use ur snipers to kill enemies inside efficiently.
And Fantastic Graphic and Physic system.
* Heroes do help in a battle
* Challenging difficulty even in normal mode
* Excellent (9.5/10)
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
This game is very fun! I recommend this game for rts fans that want a game that gives a feel for real modern combat strategy.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
fun ♥♥♥♥
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
116.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
Very fun game. I recommend this game to anyone who likes C&C style combat. Only wish i could have co-op missions. Still this game is fun as hell.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
Nice little game that certainly has it's charm, but I wouldn't say it's for hardcore strategists, though mind you I'm only on the third mission.

Pros:
-asthetically pleasing
-cute environments
-relatively glitch free

Cons:
-pretty easy so far, too easy in fact
-maps are small
-not much room for inovation, there seems to be one way to do everything and only one way
-voice acting is pretty bad at times
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2015
pretty cool little game based in modern times the missions are fun and challenging the campaign story mind you isn't like the best thing ever but it's ok for what it's worth the variety is what i like a lot you go from fighting cartels in Columbia to fighting Somali pirates in Somalia to fighting terriosts in the Middle East and more lol so it is fun and different it is older and doesn't have the best graphics it sadly also only has a campaign there is no skirmish the only thing that comes close to skirmish is if you play lan on multiplayer and set bots but that's about it and isn't as much fun simply cause it isn't the same as what a skirmish mode in this game could have been like there is multiplayer but it's dead so you won't find any games it does have an editor that you can play around with though so you might be able to make your own scenarios and play them but i'm not sure though i've never tried testing or playing anything i made in editor lol overall fun little game that's to me worth the price
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
288.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
I wish Steam could allow independent game developpers to make officially approved add on or mods for this and many other games. I wouldn't mind shelling out 20 euros for a whole new expansion pack and I'm sure not the only one.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
50.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
game is good ! :D
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
This game is very good it's got a lot of different game modes and it's a lot of fun (just hard)
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