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Iron Storm (Windows)

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Description

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 Our hero, ready to boldly go where no one has gone before
Iron Storm Windows Evading fire from multiple enemy turrets but with little luck
Iron Storm Windows Prologue
Iron Storm Windows IronStorm tries to account for all of your hero's weapons

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 (5235) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Ironstorm has potential - but doesn't use it... Felix Knoke (136) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

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 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Super Play Nov, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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