- Summary: The bullets have stopped flying. Arulco is free at last, but your job's not over. An all-powerful corporation is assaulting the tiny country and, once again, you're needed! Enter a whole new chapter of Jagged Alliance 2 with all new weapons, new mercenaries, new terrains, and the new Mission Builder! [Interplay]… Collapse
AlexP.Jul 8, 2006Jagged 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
Gamestates - Score 8.8
Gamezone - Score 8.5
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).… Expand
MichaelB.Jul 25, 2006The best turn based strategy I've ever played. Truly replayable. The amazing strategic action experience more than makes up for any minor quibbles about the game's aging graphics engine.… Expand
R.TurnquistFeb 20, 2003The Jagged Alliance series is by far one of the best in PC game shistory. This game is funny, fun, and keeps you coming back for more. I truly hope that Startegy First has a Jagged Alliance 3 on the way.… Expand
Mar 11, 2011A 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
MattL.Dec 28, 2007If you loved and owned the Jagged Alliance 2 title, i wouldn't recommend buying this. Jagged Alliance 2 set it's place as an amazing strategy game, with amazingly detailed gameplay, hundreds of decisions to make and good graphics for its time to top it off. Sir Tech threw in some wit and intelligent humour and a amazing classic was born. However, 'Unfinished Business' basically hides behind it's title, as it never tells you what business there is left to do. To compare it to an action film, this expansion is the bit at the end after all the killing, dialogue and steamy romance scenes, when the protagonist drives home. Most creators would omit this bit all together, but it seems that SirTech decided to throw it in anyway for unknown reasons. Like before, you start on a lovely big map, but are only limited to around 8 squares of it. Apart from the battles being a little more challanging (probably to try and entend its tiny life span) , a couple of new weapons being thrown in (and alot of other old weapons with a simple glasses + fake nose disguise on them) there is practically nothing else. It does wrap up the story, but only as far as by putting the text "The End" at the ending screen of a much larger more interesting story that didn't really have, or need it.… Expand
MarkAug 16, 2004I felt ripped off when I bought this. UB is very linear and you can finish it in no time. I thought that JA2 had much better gameplay and plot. I am glad, however that many people have made their own mods (especially Vietnam SOG 69, which rocks), thanks to the editor included with UB.… Expand