Iron Storm (Windows)

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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.


Iron Storm Windows There's a lot of dust in these tunnels
Iron Storm Windows Main Menu
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 Prologue

Alternate Titles

  • "钢铁风暴" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "World War Zero" -- UK title
  • "Ironstorm" -- European title

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A very original setting; a very forgetable game. kbmb (399) unrated
Past Imperfect Terrence Bosky (5226) 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 (GAF) Jun 11, 2003 9 out of 10 90
IGN Oct 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2002 78 out of 100 78
GameBoomers 2003 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Oct 29, 2002 7 out of 10 70 Dec 05, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Gameplanet Dec 03, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 10, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40 Aug 31, 2005 7 out of 20 35


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