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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 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 Our hero, ready to boldly go where no one has gone before
Iron Storm Windows Your men lost all their equipment due to a flood

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Alternate Titles

  • "钢铁风暴" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Коммандос: В тылу врага" -- Russian spelling
  • "World War Zero: Iron Storm" -- Sony PlayStation Title
  • "World War Zero" -- UK title
  • "Ironstorm" -- European title

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User Reviews

A very original setting; a very forgetable game. Windows kbmb (435)
Past Imperfect Windows Terrence Bosky (5463)
Ironstorm has potential - but doesn't use it... Windows Felix Knoke (166)

Critic Reviews Windows Sep 15, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
ActionTrip Windows Oct 26, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Game Chronicles Windows Nov 16, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81 Windows Oct 23, 2002 78 out of 100 78 Windows Oct 22, 2002 77 out of 100 77
Joystick (French) Windows Nov, 2002 7 out of 10 70 Windows Dec 05, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Clubic Windows Nov 06, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Windows Nov 10, 2002 54 out of 100 54 Windows Aug 31, 2005 7 out of 20 35


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