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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 Taking a hold of an enemy turret and teaching them it's not good to let someone slip behind their lines
Iron Storm Windows Foul smell of a stew will lead you into the kitchen
Iron Storm Windows There is an enemy sniper in the church tower, but the sun plays to his advantage as you cannot quite aim at him
Iron Storm Windows Evading fire from multiple enemy turrets but with little luck

Alternate Titles

  • "钢铁风暴" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "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

GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Jun 11, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Mygamer.com Sep 15, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
ActionTrip Oct 26, 2002 81 out of 100 81
IGN Oct 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
CanadianGamer Dec 20, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Gameplanet Dec 03, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxVideoPC.com Aug 31, 2005 7 out of 20 35

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