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 (38 reviews)
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
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person 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.

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 bother to get the game working. If you are not I can't recommend it unless you can get it to work. If there was a neutral option in steam review I would have select that option. The game currently works on Windows 8.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
fun ♥♥♥♥
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
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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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
10.3 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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