Join The Mobile Trench Brigade and protect humanity from the evil Monovision menace!
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Very Positive (435 reviews) - 80% of the 435 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 13, 2012

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About This Game

Join The Mobile Trench Brigade and protect humanity from the evil Monovision menace in this Tower Defense Shooter from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. Use a combination of mobile firepower and stationary defenses to turn the tide of war in our favor. Customize your trench with thousands of possible loadouts. March side-by-side with allies from around the world as you fight your way through Europe, Africa, and the Pacific.

After defeating the monovision threat across Europe, Africa, and The Pacific, continue your service in the mobile trenches with Iron Brigade: Rise of the Martian Bear. Face Vlad’s most horrific new Monovision Constructs in a brand new Martian Campaign. Unlock over 80 new pieces of loot to battle the Tubes in 4 defense missions, 2 survival missions, and an all new Boss mission!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, or 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo at 2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB NVidia 8800+, ATI 3850+
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1800 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection.
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1 GB NVIDIA 200+, ATI 4500+
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1800 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection.
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
This game is from 2011/2012, but it feels like brand new. I quickly snatched it on discount for under $4 during the 2015 mid year sale. Definitely worth more than that!

It's a wonderful coop experience. I'll never forget all the times the game crashed with authentication state error on each start-up when organising a game with sauce and trash. We'd all go crazy, revalidating Steam cache files, restarting Steam, restarting the PC. In some cases the game would crash sauce's PC. trash and I would be like, "sauce you still there?" as we watch his Mumble name disappear off the screen a few seconds later in dismay.

Sometimes we'd hit over wave 30 and for some reason sauce decided that it would be a good idea to unplug his Ethernet cable from the back of his PC. Who'd knew the game would be smart enough to detect that and show a message!? Meanwhile trash came up with this brilliant theory ... we must all press the ready button within 2 seconds of a mission launch in order to stop these connection problems. I guess ... sometimes it worked ...?

Essentially this game is a 3rd person mechwarrior (trench) tower defence genre. There is a levelling up system with item drops to enhance your trench as you progress through the campaign and survival modes. You can customise the chassis to standard, assault or engineer. The chassis differs mainly by how much emplacement (towers) slots you can take, the amount of weapons you can arm yourself with, the costs to build the emplacements and speed at which you move. All in all we figured out that for a team of 3 players, it's good to have 1 engineer and 2 assault.

There is some really classy Charlie Chaplin style humour with the characters. Dynamic lighting and weather. And a very generous amount of survival maps ... three in total. Thanks devs. Each map was fun whilst it lasted, but with all those tubes collected with the collection prongs, sad everything had to end at wave 100.

Had great fun figuring out the strategies cooperatively. There is some history to be dug up in the very tiny community. You'll find tips and tricks like knob traps, tactics and the best loadout for your trench. I would rate this game something like an 8.3 out of 10. All dem crashes was worth the pain.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Iron Brigade
Developed & Published by: Double Fine Productions
Released: 2011 (Xbox Live Arcade), August 2012 (GFWL & Steam)

Indie budget hybrid Tower Defense/Third Person Shooter with a very appealing post World War I alternate history setting, where players have to defend the world against the deadly "Broadcast" by defending various installations and eventually taking the fight to end the "Monovision" threat, stomping about in mechanized battle trenches shooting guns and placing turrets to defeat a wide variety of cool looking "TV and Radio" themed enemies.

  • Very competent action tower defense gameplay.
  • A lot of mobile trench customization options where you can mount up to three different weapons on each attack button, or if you prefer traditional tower defense, sacrifice gunpower for cheaper and larger selection of turrets.
  • I love a good setting, and Iron Brigade has it! Awesome 'pulp alternate history post-WWI' design and overall art style, crammed with attitude and goofiness.
  • Up to 4 player online co-op. If you got the friends for it and can get it working, probably THE best crafted and most fun to play co-op tower defense you can find.
  • For a long time after Steam release and after GFWL requirements were patched out of the game, the developers were very active in the community gathering feedback and letting the players know they were working on fixes for technical issues. I LOVE seeing this, and wish more developers were as involved as these guys.
  • Full controller support
  • Steam version includes a nice DLC 'expansion' in which you travel to Mars, free of charge!

  • Game is locked to 30 frames per second. Impossible to unrestrict.
  • While playable in single player, IB is clearly not designed for it and most of the time is spent sprinting between lanes before defense points are destroyed
  • Online connectivity is a MESS. This is a huge drawback as this is what the game is designed for, yet starting a game with 3 or 4 players is in my own experience 100% impossible without disconnects. Some say they've had some success with it, but me and my friends were far from alone in not getting this game to work, AT ALL. Playing with 2 players is slightly less disconnect prone but even then I see occational disconnects during levels.
  • Despite working on the above point and many others for a long time, DF were never able to fully fix a number of technical problems with IB, most important being the co-op disconnect issue.
  • DF then posted a check list of improvements they had made to the game and declared everything fixed, and that they were done. An obvious lie right in our faces, and IB sits in the Steam store to this day pretending everything is great. Such a disappointment seeing this after they had done such a good job being on the level with the community about the ongoing attempts to fix their game.

In summary this game has a lot of things going for it and is possibly the best co-op TD action you can get, IF you can get that to work. The online connectivity problems this game has and Double Fine's dishonesty claiming this was resolved is why this game lands on a thumbs down, from me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Fun and funny tower defense/over the shoulder shooter. As always with Double Fine games, it's incredibly hillarious and an overall joy to play, even though being fairly simple. Would love a fully fledged version of this game in its own right, instead of an Xbox Live Arcade minirelease, but still certainly worth it's price.
Overall rating 6.5/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 10

If you like the Mechanized Titles Like:
Front Mission: Evoloution, Lost Planet, Natural Selection
Then chances are you may be drawn to this game!

Game has a moderate amount of content for a $15.00 2-Gig Game.
While there are some games out there that are just as interesting that are
cheaper, it's hard to find a good Mecha game on steam (I've Tried) it's even
harder to find one that you can play with your Mecha Finatic Friends.
The game ran decently well on a 4-Year Old Gaming Laptop.
You can use WASD+Mouse or Joystick if you like, Reccomend (Thrustmaster)
There is a lot of subtle but very amusing humor that helps push the story along.

$15.00 is kind of up there for a 4-Year old game, so if you can catch it on sale
like I did (90% OFF) and get it for you and a half dozen of your friends that's great!
Sometimes the Multiplayer Aspect does experience Lag or a Disconnection but I have
friends all around the world, so that is subjective to my situation possibly.
You can't fight each other in the Mecha, only help each other out in the Storyline,
similar to the same concept as in (Borderlands).
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Not worth buying. It disconnects and crashes constantly in multiplayer which is the only way to really play this game. It was supposedly patched back in october to fix this but the issues are still rampant.
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