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Jagged Alliance: Back in Action (Windows)

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Jagged Alliance: Back in Action is the official remake of Jagged Alliance 2. It features the same story and has its own style of gameplay. The game is set in Aruclo, a fictive island which suffers cause of the mad Deidranna Reitman, a female dictator. The player character gets hired by the former leader of the country to kill Deidranna. To achieve this aim the player can recruit a team of mercenaries and send them to Arulco to free the country. In the beginning, players can buy cheap mercenaries only to conquer different sectors in the game. By conquering these sectors, the player gains resources as to re-invest to get better mercenaries.

As in its predecessors, the playing field is divided into two areas. The first being the Arulco map, where the player may view cities, own mercenaries, nearby enemy soldiers, and other locations. Here, the player can oversee movement of own mercenaries to coordinate attack and defense. The second is in tactical mode, where the player may directly control mercenaries (for the most part during combat or while exploring an area) and view them from a free rotating camera.

Back in Action is the first game in the series that introduces real-time gameplay. While the previous games in tactical mode were turn-based, this game uses a system called Plan & Go where the player can pause the game and give the mercenaries orders which they should follow. These orders can also be combined and bound to other actions. The main focus of the game is set on the tactical combats.

Besides the main quest, which is killing the dictator Deidranna, there are also a lot of side-quests which can be solved to gain more money, items, or even new mercenaries. Some of these quests were available in the original game, however some new quests have been introduced in this game. During the game the mercenaries gain experience for killing enemies or performing other tasks. When the mercenary levels up, points may be distributed to increase their stats and skills. However, there is also a level 10 cap which prevents the player from having super-soldiers.

Downloadable Content (DLC)
  1. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Urban Specialist Kit - Minor DLC (April, 2013).
  2. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Desert Specialist Kit - Minor DLC (February, 2012).
  3. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Jungle Specialist Kit - Minor DLC (February, 2012).
  4. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Night Specialist Kit - Minor DLC (February, 2012).
  5. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Shades of Red - Expansion DLC (May, 2012).
  6. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Point Blank - Expansion DLC (June, 2012).

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Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Windows Fox's details
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Windows Fire exchange
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Windows Pause
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Windows First battle - A single mercenary against the odds. Perhaps this tower has some interesting items left there?

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User Reviews

[v1.0] A somewhat jaggy experience... Indra is here (19699) 2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars

The Press Says

GamingXP Feb 09, 2012 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.de Feb 16, 2012 7 out of 10 70
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan 31, 2012 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Feb 06, 2012 66 out of 100 66
Thunderbolt Games Mar 10, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Gamona Mar 02, 2012 55 out of 100 55
4Players.de Feb 10, 2012 55 out of 100 55
GameSpot Mar 07, 2012 5.5 out of 10 55
Gaming Nexus Mar 14, 2012 C- 42
Gameblog.fr Feb 09, 2012 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Michael Hoss (8) added Jagged Alliance: Back in Action (Windows) on Jul 19, 2012