Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. A faded shadow of "Jagged Alliance 2," minus all the elements except combat. [May 2001, p.70]
  2. A pale shadow of a flawed but fun game. If the designers do not have more in them than this, the Jagged Alliance series should end here.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. AlexP.
    Jul 8, 2006
    10
    Jagged Alliance 2 is one of the best turn-based tactical game to date, no questions asked. It has everything anyone would want in a tactical game: An in-depth story, finely created inventory system, a plentiful stockade of weapons, a mile-long list of individually hand-crafted characters, complete with a variety of voice-acted, unique responses to any situation and clever use of turn-based combat. This game has it all.

    If you came here from Steam's metacritic score link and you're wondering if this game is for you, I suggest looking at JA2's criticsm - Not its expansion (Unfinished Business, this review page). Check out these sites for criticsm on the original game.
    Average score - 9.0

    IGN - Score 8.5
    http://pc.ign.com/objects/003/003557.html

    Gamestates - Score 8.8
    http://www.gamestats.com/objects/003/003557/

    Gamezone - Score 8.5
    http://pc.gamezone.com/gamesell/reviews/r11035.htm

    I highly recommend Jagged Alliance 2. It has awesome gameplay and an excellent modification fanbase (http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi).
    Full Review »
  2. Oct 1, 2012
    10
    This game was phenomenal. It had a great economic engine combined with even better game play and strategy and a fun set of memorable characters. One of my top 10 games. Full Review »
  3. Mar 11, 2011
    9
    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". Full Review »