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  • Summary: Jagged Alliance is an explosive fusion of role-playing game and turn-based tactical combat, allowing players to become fully immersed in their characters. A new generation of gamers is be charged with liberating the Island of Metavira through the nonlinear gameplay that made the 1994 original so popular amongst gamers. [Empire Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. A faithful remake of the classic. The interface could be smoother on Nintendo DS, but there is nothing else to complain about. [July 2009]
  2. Jagged Alliance marks the beginning of a new renaissance of turn-based modern warfare, then I will be the happiest gamer in the world. Militaires Sans Frontieres!
  3. This game, by today’s standards, is incredibly boring, but there are many hours of play time here for those who get into it. Also, those who enjoyed the original PC game will get a kick out of the faithful reproduction.
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    Had Cypron Studios and Strategy First done more to modernize the ancient design of the game's original release, this review may have been entirely different. As it is, though, Jagged Alliance is faithful to a fault, likely to appeal exclusively to fans of the original with no concern for the broader audience.
  5. This classic turn-based strategy game feels old and slow on the Nintendo DS.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. EdKackay
    Aug 14, 2009
    9
    Played the game - it is perfect! I used to play old PC version and I like NDS version, too. It is the same. I do not think the art is ugly. Hey, its NDS with small screen, low memory... what do you expect? The game is big, complex, quite hard with interesting non-linear story. It took me 3 weeks to get in the last scenario, but it is tough to beat! Expand
  2. alexander
    Jun 23, 2009
    9
    In my opinion, this is a very good game! I can understand that some people don't like these kind of games (it's old, slow, awkward graphics), but for me having fun is much more important. The controls aren't bad either. It's very easy, once you've got used to it, to work with the touch screen. Imo the ign review isn't a very professional one, it's like he only cares about his personal opinion, instead of looking at the facts. Expand
  3. DanG
    May 27, 2009
    9
    A faithful port of a solid game. The control takes some getting used to, but nothing terrible. I hope this game will make enough money to produce a great sequel. Expand
  4. MasonSavage
    Jul 5, 2009
    9
    Good to see some people still care about porting old classics. Mathias B you are should not be allowed to review anything if you are going to half your rating score simply because of the left handed thing. I am left handed and the game plays fine, quit being a whiny child. You must not game at all because the percentage of games that allow for "left handing" is maybe 5. Expand
  5. DaveH
    May 26, 2009
    8
    If you played the first Jagged Alliance back in the day, it's worth it for the trip down memory lane. If you're new to the series, I could see having some trouble with what's going on. Some old school mechanics could have been changed. If you have the $30 and want a portable tactical shooter, you can't go wrong! Expand
  6. MathiasB
    May 24, 2009
    5
    Quite the same as the 90's PC release, but there is NO left-handed player option in the menu. I would have given a 10 so it's half the note for half an ergonomy. Expand
  7. Mar 11, 2011
    3
    A really disappointing Jagged version for the DS: A lot of features were dropped: there are several issues concerning the motivation curve that drops down in later stages because of bad design decisions (accuracy, fire rate, different hit boxes, more "casual actions" possible etc.). That's why It's even not a good PC port, sadly. ,*-( Technically, the game isn't bad, but lacks of smooth scrolling. It's just a shame, that nothing new was added and the game feels a little bit "unfinished". Expand

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