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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 Bombed-out, burnt-out landscapes abound
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 Prologue
Iron Storm Windows News reports provide backstory and hints

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

ActionTrip Oct 26, 2002 81 out of 100 81
IGN Oct 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Oct 22, 2002 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 22, 2002 15 out of 20 75
GameZone Nov 01, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Play.tm Dec 05, 2002 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Nov 25, 2002 56 out of 100 56
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