Jagged Alliance (1994)

About This Game

Desperately you are called to the island of Metavira by scientist Jack Richards and his lovely daughter Brenda. You hear of their plight – the Fallow trees, their precious, medicinal sap on which countless of lives depend, are under the control of the evil and traitorous Santino. With most of the island already in his grasp, you must hand-pick a commando force of mercenaries and take back the island by force. That is, if you can…

Jagged Alliance features:
60 mercenaries… 60 attitudes… 60 voices; intense turn-based combat lets you plan every action; non-linear gameplay; three exciting levels of play will determine if you’re as good as you think you are and a replay feature to look for Santino’s Achilles heel – you’ll need all the help you can get!

An exciting game design approach – role playing and strategy – puts you in the thick of the action!


Jagged Alliance takes place on the fictional South Atlantic island of Metavira, a former nuclear testing site. The nuclear tests altered some trees on the island, and several years later it was discovered by a scientist.

Her assistant, Lucas Santino, realised how profitable this sap would be. He managed to convince Jack Richards, the leader of the scientific mission, that it would be beneficial to have two independent science teams.

When the game begins, the player is contacted by Jack Richards and is invited to the


  • A true icon of tactical turn-based gameplay
  • Lots of authentic weapons and equipment
  • Memorable characters including the “Go away, I’m busy!” Fidel Dahan

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Turn-based – Modern
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released September 2, 1994
Size 228 MB
Company Madlab Software / Strategy First

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.


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