The most devastating mechanized armor to ever roll onto a battlefield is brought to life in Iron Warriors: T72-Tank Command. This epic combat simulator allows the player to command an entire platoon of tanks and ALL associated support units, or assume the role of ANY member in a complete tank crew!
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Mixed (201 reviews) - 55% of the 201 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 26, 2006

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About This Game

The most devastating mechanized armor to ever roll onto a battlefield is brought to life in Iron Warriors: T72-Tank Command. This epic combat simulator allows the player to command an entire platoon of tanks and ALL associated support units, or assume the role of ANY member in a complete tank crew!

The realism of both the physics and 3D engine creates game environments where real life armored tactic become the only way to survive on the today's modern battlefield!
  • Three of Russia's most devastating and powerful tanks ever produced are yours to control; the T - 34-85, T-55A and T-72B!
  • Roll these mechanized monsters through 18 campaigns, 2 training missions, 5 single player missions and 3 multiplayer (LAN) missions.
  • Master your tank and crew and you will soon take command of other units that round out your mechanized platoon.
  • Cooperative multi-player support allows gamers to team up as a tank crew and play different positions within the same tank!
  • Roll into battle on some of the most realistic terrain maps ever modeled; real weather, destructible terrain and detailed models.
  • Ballistics models take into effect: wind, shell, aerodynamic flight characteristics, barrel wear and droop!
  • Powerful mission editor, map editor, and structure editor included; modify existing content or create your own.

System Requirements

    Minimum System Requirements: Windows XP, 1Ghz Athlon or Pentium III CPU, 256MB RAM; DirectX 9.0 Compatible Video Card (ex: Geforce 2/4MX or Radeon 7500), DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound Card, 2 Gigabyte free space on Hard drive, DirectX 9.0c

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Mixed (201 reviews)
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Lord Hanky Danky
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
The negative reviews are mainly ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t save for a few, the only major problem with this is that it comes with a few compatibility issues (so far only on windows 10, which seems to be the case for most games anyways.), i've gotten it working just fine on windows 7 and windows 8.1.

This game feels great (at least once you've actually bothered to read the manual and learn the controls), the combat + squad commanding is great, and so far I haven't run into any real bugs. (again for win 7 & 8.1)
There's a great variety in the missions and an ok selection of tanks that you can operate. (T-34, T-55 and T-72 of course)
You can expand this even more though thanks to the modding community that this game has built up.

I'd definitely recommend this for people that are heavily into military/vehicle sims or just really want to learn a thing or two about tanks.
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sebastian.steinmann
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Dont buy this PEICE OF DOGSHIT , so i look at reveiws right, well i go to download it and it gose fine, and i start it up, well thats just danndy but the screen resolution is fixed at some dumb combo. that has all the start controls and adjustment conrols out of ♥♥♥♥ING reach out of ♥♥♥♥ING FRAME and you cant go windowed mode to at least try and fix it, let me reiterate, PEICE OF DOGSHIT, save your 5 bucks for something else and dont make the same mistake i did.
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The iron giant
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
Good game 10/10
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masterjedifritz
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
best 54 cents ever spent.....little dated but if you are a tank guy its worth a buy
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Skeetr72
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
At least you cant get team killed and called a ♥♥♥♥ BLYAT
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MagicBlaze The Insane
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
Might as well just tossed 50 cents in the trash ... game seemed okay even with graphics out of date but controls where horrible.
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Sixx
( 20.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
Takes time to figure it out but once u do its a good game. and since i got it for like 1$ its worth it
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Bobby Ice (Real Dirt Boy)
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
This is a decent game I guess
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Gooseman
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2015
10/10

Removing kebab have never required so much gear changing.
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Julian
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 22, 2015
I love it
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
166 of 187 people (89%) found this review helpful
151 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
Remember comrades, we are tank! They take out treads, we are artillery! They take out main gun, we are pillbox! They take out machine gun, we are bunker! They take out armor, we are herores!


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45 of 53 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
many people claim this game is bad because of graphics and other things will let me tell the truth in graphics this isnt bf3 but its still good also this is a SIMULATION GAME! not a arcade game that means you need to change gears you need to lead your tank shells this is a great game and runs on most pcs including a windows 8 and 7 dont let noobs claim this game is bad because they problaly never play sims i play quite a lot of simulators and considering how good the game is and it was released in 2006 i say buy it
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
Highly realistic tank game for a decent price.
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2015
Pros - One of the few tanks sims that exists. Limited but fairly accurate and enjoyable, with high degree of customizability for realism settings. Includes mission/map/object editor. Co-op multiplayer allows up to 3 people to command a single tank.

Cons - Confusing and likely not enjoyable for anyone who doesn't like simulators or has no clue about tanks/armored warfare. General clunkiness and quite dated. Good luck finding any user maps.

There is a demo for this game, if you're on the fence track down a copy and give it a try.

It's one of the few tank sims that actually exists so it doesn't have much to be compared to. It's reasonably accurate and entertaining but is extremely clunky and poorly programmed, going by how many loading screens you'll go through switching from menu to menu. Customizing individual graphical/realism options (other than putting it to low/medium/high/etc.) requires you to close the game and run a cfg.bat in the game directory.

Despite being old and with a questionable build quality I haven't had any mysterious crashes or other game breaking bugs or issues despite running it on windows 7 64 bit, which actually makes it more stable than other current titles I play. The only glaring bug I've found is that you cannot reload the coaxial machinegun at all, the only workaround being enabling infinite ammunition which also gives you infinite shells for your main weapon.

It's also quite challenging, and it's not helped by the default user settings having the enemy AI at quite a high level. You can't rely on your armor in the first few missions and will frequently have to restart due to your crew bailing out after a single hit. The AI will also spot you much earlier than your AI commander will be able to spot them. Thankfully there are a lot of options for realism settings and you can pick and choose until you end up with something you're comfortable with.

The manual has plenty of information but is missing one or two details like the penetration of munitions used in game, and it was probably also in color at one point and has not survived the shift to black and white.

There's nothing here for anyone who does not enjoy simulators, as while it is fairly streamlined compared to what it could be it still is a sim. It is only 5 dollars and there is not exactly a glut of other simulators to choose from. Find a copy of the demo if you're on the fence about it.
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40 of 49 people (82%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2015
Stronk Soviet tank, made from pure stalinium and fueled with the blood of capitalists. 10/10 would purge dissedents again.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
Okay, I decied to write a short review on this game.
Currently the game is only 1,24 Euro, and after a few days the game goes back to its original 5 E.
I'm writing this down because the price is definitely a big plus. As of the game itself, you will probably like it if you're into tanks and/or simulators. I am. Overall, I am quite pleased with the game. However, this is heavily influenced by its price. For 1,2 Euro, it's a great deal. For 5 Euro, I'm not really sure. You decide.

Pros:
+Terrain can be deformed (craters after explosions, you can dig tank trenches [UBER COOL] etc)
+Ability to demolish buildings is interesting, reminds me of Frostbite :D
+Spectator mode allows you to see where exactly did the shells hit the tank, which is both interesting and useful.
+I like the thermal/nightvision scope :3
+Rather easy to learn
+Ability to issue orders to other squads/tanks (though clunky)
+DAT PRICE

Cons:
-Uninteresting mission design (go over there, kill a tank on the way, you win)
-Only three (playable) tanks
-No tank interior, only HUD
-Bad functionality.. (the game menu and the game itself are separate programs, there are some issues with settings etc)
-Does not support Steam Overlay (that is to be expected I guess)
-MULTIPLAYER NOT WORKING!! (if anyone got it to work, PM me please)
-Not too interesting, yet definitely original setting
-I feel as if the controls are a bit clunky... Maybe you get used to it as time passes.
-Physics seem broken if you happen to glitch it
-Not too many missions (you can download some from the internet)
-Translation from Russian is funny - why is there "Made in USSR" written on the speedometer? Also, the azbuka abbreviations to English is weird. Manual covers the explanations though.


Overall, the game feels like a low-budget title of some minor Russian developer, but it can be clearly seen they did their best.
I'm not sure whether I can call this game a real "simulator". It's more of a really realistic tank game (which is maybe even better for me, since you learn the ropes faster, yet it keeps the satisfaction from realistic experience).
So, yeah. You decide. I don't regret getting this.
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47 of 69 people (68%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
for 74 cents you can run over people in a T-55. what more do you want?
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36 of 55 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
Do you like tanks and willing spend time learned about them? Do you want to experience driving Russian tanks?
Buy this game

Do you prefer simple fps like Call of Duty or Battlefield? Do you enjoy shiny new graphics and pretty gimmicks?
Don’t buy it.

Seriously, this game is not for amateurs. Your shells will not magically land right on the center of your cross hair. You will have to change gear while driving. You will have to learn how to use your sights. You will have to restart the entire mission if you drive too fast and broke your tracks.
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53 of 87 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2013
This game is real tank simulator, not online arcade game with tanks for teenagers.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2015
Pretty fun game. Probably doesn't qualify as a "simulation", but there are very few tank sims available nowadays for $8. Good graphics, enjoyable game play, and good replay value. Pretty hard to top that unless you want to spend a LOT more cash. Best to print out the commands on a sheet of paper and have it laminated. You will need them and be consulting them often.
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