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The year is 1964, and World War I still continues. The Russian Baron von Ugenberg (based on the real-world Baron von Ungern-Sternberg, with a similar biography) conquered Mongolia in an uprising following the Russian Revolution. The alternate timeline began when he invaded Soviet Union, defeated the Bolsheviks, and founded a Russo-Mongolian state, with the eventual goal of capturing the whole of Europe. United States of Western Europe (the Alliance) were established to counter that plan. Lieutenant James Anderson, a veteran soldier who has been with the Alliance since the age of nineteen, is sent on a highly dangerous mission: breach the enemy's defense line, and prevent the Russo-Mongolians from developing a new nuclear weapon.

Iron Storm is an alternate reality-themed first-person shooter (with optional third-person controls). The gameplay strives to reflect realistic warfare, a mixture of World War I and World War II styles. Siege tactics, trenches, and mustard gas co-exist with machine guns, mortars, and other weaponry characteristic of World War II; more advanced technology such as wireless communications, automated turrets, and spy satellites, is also common. The hero has to rely on careful advancement, taking cover and trying to avoid or outsmart the more powerful enemies.

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Iron Storm Windows There's a lot of dust in these tunnels
Iron Storm Windows You and your troops advancing towards the enemy line
Iron Storm Windows Title Screen
Iron Storm Windows Even though you're going on foot, the terrain landscapes and weather effects will change as if you walked for days

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Alternate Titles

  • "钢铁风暴" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Коммандос: В тылу врага" -- Russian spelling
  • "World War Zero: Iron Storm" -- Sony PlayStation Title
  • "World War Zero" -- UK title
  • "Ironstorm" -- European title

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User Reviews

A very original setting; a very forgetable game. Windows kbmb (435)
Past Imperfect Windows Terrence Bosky (5463)
Ironstorm has potential - but doesn't use it... Windows Felix Knoke (166)

Critic Reviews

Mygamer.com Windows Sep 15, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
ActionTrip Windows Oct 26, 2002 81 out of 100 81
PC Zone Benelux Windows Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
CanadianGamer Windows Dec 20, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Gamesmania.de Windows Oct 23, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Armchair Empire, The Windows Jul 20, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) Windows Nov, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Nov 07, 2002 65 out of 100 65
Gameplanet Windows Dec 03, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Super Play (Sweden) Windows Nov, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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