Jagged Alliance 3 Reviews
There’s a kind of scrappy, desperate feeling to a firefight in Jagged Alliance 3. Hits to the arms reduce accuracy, and damage to the legs impedes movement. Cover can be destroyed. Losing line-of-sight allows your merc to re-enter Sneak Mode and return to surprise the enemy. Saving a couple of AP to drop into a prone position at the end of a turn can be the difference between seeing the next turn or bleeding out. Yet, despite all this tactical granularity, the successful play is often a matter of running around the cover the enemy is hiding behind and shooting them in the back. Assuming you don’t miss, of course.
Jagged Alliance 3 is a bold attempt at blending the best of multiple genres. Despite success in several areas, its overbearing systems often sideline the enjoyment of an otherwise well-made game.
Solid strategy and customization make Jagged Alliance 3 a good time for tactical RPG fans, if you can stomach the irreverent tone.
Other UI irritations abound, serving only to further complicate an experience at odds with itself for how much information it wants to communicate at a given moment. On the whole, Jagged Alliance 3 lays some strong groundwork for the franchise’s resurgence, but it often feels like a series of individual victories that fail to work in concert for something greater.
Jagged Alliance 3 is a rousing return to form for the series, offering a solid tactical offering that finds a welcome home on PS5. Rough around the edges, with a tone that might turn some off, it offers plenty of replayability, with each turn as tense as the last.
This is not a perfect game, but it certainly is an extremely successful continuation of the legend from 1999. If you are fans of Jagged Alliance 2 and were quietly waiting for a modernized version of the game, part three will definitely meet your expectations.
Jagged Alliance 3 may come across as your standard military strategy game that tries to take itself a little too seriously, and it is, but the game has a lot more layers to it. The game gives you many choices that impact the story and offers players plenty of variety on weapons, mercenaries and playstyles. Pity about its soundtrack.
Jagged Alliance 3 is a well made return for the beloved IP and, despite some flaws, it manages to live up to expectations pretty well.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Jagged Alliance 3 is an all-around fun game that delivered exactly what we expected from it despite its flaws, which can get on our nerves, especially in the tactical part. Ultimately, though, it's not so bad that it ruins your experience of the game as a whole.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Jagged Alliance 3 might not exactly be for people who are new to the Turn-Based Tactical genre, but it’s great for the genre’s veterans. For those who want to try it out, there might be a bit of a learning curve and you’ll definitely need some patience for it but it’s well worth it in the end for the story, brilliant visuals, hilarious commentary and the fun change of pace in gameplay while getting a fair amount of brain exercise at the same time.
If you're a turn-based strategy fan, the combat in Jagged Alliance 3 is not to be missed. Thanks to the game's varied mercenary stats, it's easy to put together a team that aligns well with your preferred personal play style and the game's combat mechanics are accessible yet suspenseful, thanks to the absence of a precise percentage-to-hit chance. While the game's dialogue feels naff in places and could've been executed better overall, it's a small price to pay for the high level of entertaining battles. And if that's your thing, Jagged Alliance 3 is sure to deliver.
Jagged Alliance 3 is a versatile strategy RPG, packed with personality and entertainment. You really have an opportunity to overcome tactical problems with your own personalized approach without being forced into playing a certain way. Any hardened SRPG mercenaries looking to take on a challenging but rewarding contract will definitely enjoy spending countless hours delving into the jungles of Gran Chien.
Jagged Alliance 3 brings back the franchise's classic blend of strategy and RPG gameplay, with a distinctly millennial aesthetic and feel. All the while, the game plays like a modern game, incorporating the best elements of the past and the present to make a worthy successor that fans will love.
Even though there are some balance issues, it's still a very strong comeback for Jagged Alliance series.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Although the popular brand stagnated for a long time and several attempts to restore it to its former glory turned out badly, Haemimont Games broke the curse and served us an excellent full-fledged new game. With everything we loved about the first games in the series, plus some practical improvements.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
The relicts of classic tactical games may be excessively uncomfortable for modern genre admirers. But all others will definitely have some brutal fun.
Review in Russian | Read full review
A strong return for the classic action strategy series, Jagged Alliance 3 brings things up to speed for modern times with few compromises on the punishing challenge the series was known for.
Jagged Alliance 3 successfully taps into everything that made the franchise great to begin with, giving us a unique blend of genres that mixes turn-based tactical gameplay with some light RPG elements.
For the hardcore turn-based tactics fans, Jagged Alliance 3 takes the series in a great direction. Unfortunately, there is really no onboarding before the difficulty takes a steep leap.
Jagged Alliance 3 is an excellent game, merging squad-based tactics and classic computer-style roleplaying in an entertaining veneer of cheesy action movies.