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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 Your men are pinned down by enemy sniper fire and it's your job as a commando to eliminate them
Iron Storm Windows A good bottle of vodka can have a same effect on the enemy as if you're wearing a stealth camouflage, but the moment you start shooting, they'll immediately sober up
Iron Storm Windows There's a lot of dust in these tunnels
Iron Storm Windows Foul smell of a stew will lead you into the kitchen

Alternate Titles

  • "钢铁风暴" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "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. kbmb (399) unrated
Past Imperfect Terrence Bosky (5222) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Ironstorm has potential - but doesn't use it... Felix Knoke (136) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Zone Benelux Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
IGN Oct 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
CanadianGamer Dec 20, 2002 79 out of 100 79
GameBoomers 2003 77 out of 100 77
Game Over Online Dec 13, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Play.tm Dec 05, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Armchair Empire, The Jul 20, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Oct 29, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 07, 2002 65 out of 100 65
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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Felix Knoke (136) added Iron Storm (Windows) on Oct 23, 2002