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
Buy On
  1. My only complaint about the story is that it's a little linear, but as the focus of the game is on combat, it's forgivable.
  2. Delivers its money's worth for true fans of the series, but which is much too hard for anyone not utterly devoted to Jagged Alliance.
  3. There is enough entertainment value for veterans to easily justify the budget price tag. Sadly, the near impossibility of many of the missions makes Unfinished Business something best left to experienced players.
  4. Combined with repetitive gameplay where you march, fight, march, fight, rearm, again and again, this game can get pretty boring at times.
  5. While JA2:UB's combat is unique and rewarding, nearly every other aspect of the game lacks vitality and originality. The graphics are weak, there's no story, no character development, and the villagers never say anything but "They're watching you."
  6. Essentially offers little more than a few extra missions that lack the appeal of the original, especially in the area of strategic options.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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 tacticalJagged 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 memorableThis 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. Jul 9, 2016
    7
    Gameplay is pretty much the same as in JA2 and this is a good thing. A few features, such as training the militia and capturing mines to earnGameplay is pretty much the same as in JA2 and this is a good thing. A few features, such as training the militia and capturing mines to earn money were removed. The campaign is too short dough. An editor is included, which allows you to create your own new sectors and replace the existing ones. I still enjoyed the game for what it was, but I expected more. Full Review »