Jagged Alliance: Back in Action

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Description

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).

Screenshots

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Windows Call to MD
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Windows Fire exchange
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Windows Fidel's equipment
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Windows Liberating the airport will allow the player access to the first store available in the game.

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User Reviews

[v1.0] A somewhat jaggy experience... Windows Indra is stressed (20015)

Critic Reviews

GBase - The Gamer's Base Windows Feb 06, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Looki Windows Feb 25, 2012 73 out of 100 73
Game Captain Windows Feb 08, 2012 73 out of 100 73
GamingXP Windows Feb 09, 2012 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.de Windows Feb 16, 2012 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 06, 2012 66 out of 100 66
Gamona Windows Mar 02, 2012 55 out of 100 55
Gaming Nexus Windows Mar 14, 2012 C- 42
Gameblog.fr Windows Feb 09, 2012 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Calm Down Tom Windows Feb 10, 2012 2 out of 10 20

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