DescriptionThe 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.
- "钢铁风暴" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "World War Zero" -- UK title
- "Ironstorm" -- European title
Part of the Following Groups
|A very original setting; a very forgetable game.||kbmb (399)||unrated|
|Past Imperfect||Terrence Bosky (5235)|
|Ironstorm has potential - but doesn't use it...||Felix Knoke (136)|
The Press Says
|IGN||Oct 29, 2002||8 out of 10||80|
|CanadianGamer||Dec 20, 2002||79 out of 100||79|
|Gamesmania||Oct 23, 2002||78 out of 100||78|
|4Players.de||Oct 22, 2002||77 out of 100||77|
|GameBoomers||2003||77 out of 100||77|
|Clubic||Nov 06, 2002||7 out of 10||70|
|GameSpot||Oct 29, 2002||7 out of 10||70|
|GameStar (Germany)||Nov, 2002||69 out of 100||69|
|Gameplanet||Dec 03, 2002||60|
|Super Play||Nov, 2002||6 out of 10||60|
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Related Web Sites
- IronStorm Interview (11.9.2002) (Roman Vincent, 4X Studio CEO, is interviewed about the game in development)