Metascore
41

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. My instinct is that, despite BE5’s flaws, it might have potential for modding or for higher quality sequels.
  2. Brigade E5 has the biggest choice of weapons and equipment I have seen in any video game and it is all usable. That in itself says a lot toward the game and its potential even though it does have some larger problems.
  3. Even if the game falls apart fairly quickly, and has bugs and interface quirks that make the main story borderline unplayable, it still deserves a measure of attention and admiration.
  4. The game looks and plays cheaply and lacks direction. Players waste time trying to conduct solo missions early on when the heart of this game focus on squad tactics. Terrible translations, boring environments and unintelligent enemies further ruin the experience.
  5. Third-rate mission design, prehistoric visuals, and problematic pathfinding mean that you won't enjoy playing soldier of fortune here, even if the developers have added a bit of life to the squad-sim genre with a few design innovations.
  6. There is hardly a flow to the game and with the poor camera controls and poor animations this is a title that is better off passed on.
  7. While this game may look good in screenshots, it’s an absolute bore.
  8. Brigade E5: New Jagged Union tries to revitalize a struggling genre, but gets almost nothing right. There are some nice customization options available, but that's about it. Combat is not fun at all, and the bad camera views and Playstation 1 era graphics only make things worse.
  9. New Jagged Union is not merely a bad game when compared to its peers, but it is a bad game when compared to any titles released in the last several years. I cannot, in good faith, advise any fan of tactical strategy to make this a purchase.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. TomB.
    Feb 24, 2007
    10
    Camera control does take some getting used to, along with some other features. Amazing combat though. Awesome weapons and realism. Best game Camera control does take some getting used to, along with some other features. Amazing combat though. Awesome weapons and realism. Best game most people will never hear of. Totally addicted! Full Review »
  2. Tepeze
    Oct 24, 2006
    10
    Combat engine totally rocks! Buy this game.
  3. Dan
    Sep 13, 2006
    10
    Best tactics I've ever seen!