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Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire (Windows)

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Description

Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire is a stand-alone expansion of Jagged Alliance 2. While Wildfire is technically no different from the original game (in story, gameplay, etc.), the game however introduces the following game mods:
  • Over 80% of the maps have been modified (210 out of 260), including vegetation, buildings, roads, military facilities, etc.
  • Modified and re-balanced items, gear and weapons bringing it closer to dangerous real-life situations.
  • All military facilities have increased defensive capabilities: Added mine fields, fences, snipers, watchtowers, perimeter lighting, and alarms.
  • New weapons: USP, Uzi, UMP, MP5A3, Mini-30, HK33, G36, MP7, MSG90, AN-94, RPK, V-94, VAL, VSS.
  • Changed difficulty of enemies, in both significant quantity (almost double the number) and quality (AI).
  • Arulco's population is now more loyal to the local government, in addition to increased support penalties for civilian deaths.
  • Existing weapons’ graphics and sounds have been replaced, aiming for a more realistic approach.
  • Militia options have been disabled.

Screenshots

Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire Windows Mercenary to hire - Fidel
Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire Windows The enemy's stun grenade decimates my squad!
Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire Windows List of weapons at Bobby Rays.
Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire Windows M.E.R.C. - The A.I.M. wannabe. The list of mercs available here are somewhat terrible.

Alternate Titles

  • "铁血联盟2:野火" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Jagged Alliance 2: Возвращение в Арулько" -- Russian Title

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User Reviews

Improvements? What Improvements? Indra is here (19699) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
Wildfire is really nothing more than a buggy "real world" mod. kbmb (399) 2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars

The Press Says

PC Action May 19, 2005 81 out of 100 81
PC Powerplay May, 2005 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) May 15, 2005 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot Mar 22, 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
Joystick (French) Apr, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Captain Apr 27, 2005 68 out of 100 68
IGN Apr 06, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

Lawsuit

Insolvency issues of Strategy First Inc. led to the inability to provide full royalties to developer i-Deal Games Studios for Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire. This prompted i-Deal to take legal action by sending an official Notification of Termination to Strategy First on the grounds of "breach of contract" on June 8, 2004. By June 26, 2004 the contract was formally terminated. No payment or settlement was officially reached by the two companies.

Release

The first release of Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire (and even many releases after that) was heavily criticized for being bug-plagued. This was due to Strategy First's decision (February 2004) to release the game before Quality Assurance testing was finalized.

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kbmb (399) added Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire (Windows) on Mar 09, 2004