Join The Mobile Trench Brigade and protect humanity from the evil Monovision menace!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (377 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 13, 2012

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"30fps lock. Genre: Tower-defense/shooter"

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July 31

New beta patch available

Thank you all for your help with 1.09 and the generated logs. We've been able to identify some common patterns in them and have released a beta patch with a proposed fix. We're putting this beta up in order to see how it affects people in the wild. Please let us know if you see any improvement with the patch.

For more details, please see the forum post at http://steamcommunity.com/app/115120/discussions/0/541907675760345852/

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June 26

Soldier! Your Trench needs you!

With the latest update, we have enabled automatic error reporting in order to help us identify multiplayer bugs.

More information can be found at

http://steamcommunity.com/app/115120/discussions/0/530645446317023082/

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • 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
47 of 55 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Iron Brigade finally removed Games for Windows Live. The stutter bug is fixed as well. Now I can definitely recommend this game! Iron Brigade has Double Fine's signature humor and great gameplay. If you like tower defense mashups (such as Sanctum or Dungeon Defenders) you will like this, as it has a good blend of all the classic elements.
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85 of 117 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
GFWL is gone. Rejoice.

Played this on the 360. It's particularily fun.

Go go go.
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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Ignore the steam hours, I had this on 360 when it was first released to XBLA. This game is incredible. It's a TPS, coop Tower defense mech game that is an absolute blast to play. There's a lot of customization options, lots of enemies, lots of towers, lots of fun. If you're looking for a gem for a friend or 3 to play with, definitely pick this one up.

Most of the negative reviews are because of GFWL (Games for Windows Live), which has since been removed and replaced with steamworks. The main negative now is it's a bit buggy and has a 30FPS cap in some areas, but I say it's still worth it

Pros
- Lots of weapons
- Lots of customization
- Lots of enemies and bosses
- Level/Exp system
- Very enjoyable
- Coop
- Removed GWFL
- Full controller support

Cons
- 30 FPS lock at base
- Some bugs
- Can't play more than 2 player coop
- Coop can stutter quite bad
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
104.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Edit : GFWL is gone and Steam achievements work! Hooray!

(I left my original review below for historical purposes)

This is a great 3rd person mecha / tower defense game and I would recommend it on single player gameplay alone. But I don't recommend it, and here are the reasons why:

IMO there should be warnings on the store page stating that co-op play is questionable since it relies on GFWL.

Furthermore, the Steam achievements have NOT worked since 2012 release and yet they also remain listed on the store page.


If you want single player only, it's worth a look. It's good fun if you can look past the things that are broken that will NEVER BE FIXED. A good game that could have been great but the devs abandoned it.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
The game NO LONGER HAS GFWL and that is a huge deal!

Iron Brigade is an immensely fun hybrid of 3rd-person Mech combat and Tower Defense, filled with lots of weapons, mech parts, and turret types to collect, to support different strategies and play-styles.

It's a gorgeous-looking game as well, and the animation work on all of the weapons and mechanical parts of the mobile trenches is so good, you may just find yourself activating your leg mechanisms and needlessly reloading your weapons, just to watch! I know I did, many times.

Really the only negative I can think of (now that GFWL is gone) is that the game itself is really short, IF you consider that a negative. Me? I like a game that doesn't cost much and gives me a dozen or so hours of high-octane enjoyment; none of my time felt wasted, I left satisfied, and got to move on to other games. I'll probably play it again, though, when more of my friends pick it up!
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