In the near future, mankind faces the greatest threat to its posterity ever in recorded history: an invading Nazi horde, reborn in the depths of space! An armada of Fourth Reich ships, built in secret at a hidden base on the moon, descends upon the Earth to rain terror and destruction. But this is not done without resistance.
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Release Date: Dec 13, 2012
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“The gameplay kept me at the edge of my seat, while the intrinsic humor of the game kept me interested and seeking more. Overall, any fans of space simulators should give this one a go.”
80 – Y3K Games

“Iron Sky: Invasion lives in large parts from its magnificent trash factor. The "Nazis from outer space" story, the awesome B-movie cutscenes and all sorts of wacky ideas like Reichsflugscheiben have an extremely high entertainment value [...]”
80 – Iamgamer

“Those who enjoy well-done space shooters in an action trash ambience, is here definitely in good hands.”
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About This Game

In the near future, mankind faces the greatest threat to its posterity ever in recorded history: an invading Nazi horde, reborn in the depths of space! An armada of Fourth Reich ships, built in secret at a hidden base on the moon, descends upon the Earth to rain terror and destruction.
But this is not done without resistance. A cadre of crack space pilots have stepped forth to defend Mother Earth from becoming the new Fatherland of this twisted regime. A lone pilot, entering the hangar to see three state-of-the-art, prototypes ships awaiting him, knows he is the only one who can save Planet Earth. It is up to him and his brothers in arms to ensure that humanity stays free of the yolk of Nazism for good and all...

Set during the main conflict of the movie, “Iron Sky: Invasion” puts players in the cockpit of an advanced new starfighter, to test his or her might, flight and dogfighting skills against the forthcoming Blitzkrieg-on-high. The main objectives are to defend Earth and its space installations from enemy attacks, blast as many Nazi ships into oblivion as humanly possible, collect and skillfully manage necessary resources, and make it alive to the final confrontation… where the ultimate secret weapon of the Fourth Reich awaits those foolishly brave enough to take up the hammer and chisel of heroism and attempt to carve their names onto the tablets of history.

Gameplay

The film itself was only the first stage of the assault. Now, after the credits have rolled, the true strike begins with “Iron Sky: Invasion”, the official video game of the movie. The game puts the players in direct control of an advanced space fighter pilot hell-bent on protecting Earth from an invading Nazi fleet from outer space.
Created by the architects of the world’s most popular European RTS series, the “Earth” franchise (“Earth 2140”, “Earth 2150” & “Earth 2160”), and the best-selling RPG hits “Two Worlds” and “Two Worlds II”, “Iron Sky: Invasion” packs more firepower than a space-borne missile array, and, as did the film, will supersede the expectations of its genre. The future of space combat begins in 2012.

Key Features:

  • Unique, genre-busting gameplay – space flight and combat simulation, with elements of real-time strategy
  • Breathtaking 3-D universe filled with awe-inspiring effects to match those of the film, courtesy of the powerful GRACE2 engine
  • Avant-garde game structure: with no division into single missions, “Iron Sky: Invasion” is one giant, open-world battle
  • Protect the Earth’s satellites & bases while repelling the Fourth Reich’s fleet
  • Real-time map of outer space
  • Innovative energy management: players can transfer the ship’s power between engines, shields and weapons, depending on the needs of the moment
  • High replayability: many side missions and a challenging scoring system
  • Non-stop action of spectacular ship-to-ship dogfights to rival even the greatest space battles of science fiction lore
  • Resource management: players can scavenge parts from destroyed spaceships, collecting precious elements for enhancements
  • Multiple weapons: lasers, homing missiles, and even tactical nukes are just a few examples of the vast arsenal at players’ disposal
  • Enhanced combat technology allows players to deploy satellites and drones for offense, and equally, to defend themselves with flares and anti-missile arrays
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence to challenge even the most crackshot pilot
  • Multiple classes of ships: Fighter, Heavy Bomber, and Gunboat
  • Massive upgrades: home station docking opens a user-friendly game economy allowing players to access hundreds of ship upgrades
  • Many classes of allied ships can help players out in a pinch
  • Numerous enemy ship classes, from Valkyrie to the fearful Götterdämmerung
  • Diverse enemy attack fleets demand adaptable, dynamic strategies

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel/AMD 2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Per-Pixel-Shader 3.0, 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista (or newer)
    • Processor:Intel/AMD 2 GHz Multicore
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon HD 2900 / Geforce 8800 GTX or better
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.7
    • Processor:Intel 2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Per-Pixel-Shader 3.0, 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:OSX 10.7
    • Processor:Intel 2 GHz Multicore
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon HD 2900 / Geforce 8800 GTX (or better)
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Get a pad!
I can't emphasize that enough. This game is pretty much unplayable without a controller. And even then the control scheme is bad. No, you can't reassign keys, so you're stuck with them. And no joystick support by the way, in this space sim.

But once you get over the bad controls, this is actually pretty fun little space shooter. Especially when considering that it is a licenced game and the movie it is based was a huge disappointment. I think it was James Rolfe who said something like: "A good movie makes a bad video game, and a bad movie makes a not so bad game." Luckily you can skip all those live-action cutscenes.

I especially like how the ships you get to fly look pretty realistic. Like that's how they would be when they start manufacturing spaceships in real life. And I think one of them is Normandy from Mass Effect -series.

Just wait for sales.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
The Movie it wass awsome but the game is boring :(
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Very hard controls, but good idea on game
nice cut-scenes, but game for me is maximum 4/10
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67 of 78 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
Iron Sky Invasion creates a trashy, funny atmosphere, like the film does. However, it has a simple and slow gameplay with really boring missions.Iron Sky: Invasion isn't a bad game. There is a chance, that some fans of space flights and fights will enjoy it. But you need to remember, that it's a simple game that looks more like a complex indie game and if not for the movie tie-in, no one would have heard about it. The politics plays no part in the gameplay, the fights are slow and have a bad difficulty balance. A good idea is not enough to make an interesting game.I'm sure there are Iron Sky fans who will enjoy this game but if you like complex, tactical space battles, Iron Sky Invasion is not the right game for you. Overall 6/10.
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71 of 91 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
Despite all the bad reviews on Meta Critic and other platforms, I've got say that I do like Iron Sky: Invasion.
I mean, the graphics are very well made, the small cutscene VMF's are of a very high quality and actually very entertaining.
The gameplay is just right; not to easy and not to hard.
There's even a bit of character development in the form of ship upgrades and the option to change the type of vessel.
The sound effects are of a very, really, very high quality.
The controls; basically just like with Freelancer. Mouse flight and keyboard system management. (Energy, weapons, etc.)

I give Iron Sky: Invasion thumbs up, because it IS a good game that's all about the space battles in the movie.
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
Dot Point Review of "Iron Sky: Invasion"

Iron Sky: Invasion is a fully licensed product of the movie "Iron Sky."
The game is a 3rd person Space Combat Flight Simulator *cough* Elite Clone*cough*

1: More M.P.O.T.U.S. Palin, More UN bickering, etc, etc.
2: The First ship you get to fly in Combat is the Dundee
3: (2) is actually explained in the plot.
4: This game is graphically gorgeous and detailed, even on a lower spec system.
5: O.M.G. I just did a Canyon Run along a Nazi Space Zepplin!!!!!
6: The game is currently on sale for about $2US on Steam. (90% off)
7: All the cut scenes have the original actors. See (1)
8: Space Ship and Space Station design true to the movie.
9: Some parts of the tutorial are not explained as well as they could be.
10: Some Parts of the game are not explained as well as they could be.

Final Review.

Read point 5, What else can I say.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2014
While Iron Sky: Invasion (and its add-ons) is not the end-all be-all of space fighter simulators, it probably doesn't have any right to be as good as it actually is, especially for a video game based on a movie. The whole of the game took a fair portion of the latter half of the film - basically the entire space fight and Earth fleet reinforcement segment - and stretched it out without making it boring. The tone of black comedy and "just run with it" silliness from the movie is preserved, from the mission briefings with Madame President Totally-Not-Sarah-Palin, to the political shenanigans of the various national representatives, to the over-the-top voice acting from the various pilots in the fleet.

The controls are keyboard-and-mouse, primarily mouse oriented. On screen contextual tips do show up from time to time, which can help if you go a long time between having to use a specific feature of the ship. The learning curve for controlling the ships is very short. There are some technical problems - while I haven't noticed any crashes or freezes, it doesn't like my graphics card and the mission briefing videos lag the entire game as often as not. They can be skipped with no penalty and watched later, it's just distracting.

Unfortunately, once the tutorial is over, the difficulty curve spikes pretty hard; it's all but impossible for a new player to know what to do and how to do it. There's a certain amount of flexibility - if a squadron of Nazi ships makes it to earth it just applies a penalty to reputation, which is a score by any other name - but there's no option to turn down or postpone side missions, they get added to your to-do list automatically when you head to a friendly station for resupply and repairs. When you're running all over near earth orbit trying to play space tag with the Fourth Reich, something's gotta give. That said, you can buy yourself time to fight the smaller fighters and do side missions by taking out the engines in the big ships, leaving them adrift - but the only mention of this strategy comes up once during the tutorial on sub-system targets. It's very easy to miss.

Having said all that, if you liked the movie, you'll probably like the game. And even if you didn't like the movie, you might still like the game. After all, it's a game that lets you fight Space Nazis. I'll repeat that: You get to fight Nazis. In Space. And who can honestly say they never wanted to do that?
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
Great old-school format space-shooter with simple controls (mouse-steer) and basic energy-management functions. Just like the film, the cut scenes and plot are purposely campy and silly.
THe base game has around 5-8hr of gameplay if you do all the side missions. I'd suggest picking this up either on sale or with a Steam Coupon.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2014
AUNTIE SARAH WANTS YOU!

She wants you to fight against the evil Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon.
Question is: Do you have the guts to not only fight Haunebus and Zeppelins in Space, but also to help Madame President in her election campaign or give the Indian people their beloved music broadcast?

If you can answer with: YES, MA'AM! ... Or at least had some fun with the movie 'Iron Sky' then this is for you.

This game is a nice addition to the movie as it focus on the figth in space between earth and moon, with some cheesy characters giving you mainly weird missions (only in terms of reason ... the goal is mainly jsut to destroy or rescue something) to fullfill.

It has some nice gameplay elements like a more or less real time battlefield, the possibility to switch your ship at space stations during the missions and deciding which battle you like to join. The two available DLCs give you some real time strategy element and the opportunity to play as a Nazi pilot.
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39 of 52 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Get it on a sale. Not a bad game, but not enough to be worth $20 imho, $10 or less with it including the DLC would be reasonable I think.
Basic Wing Commander style of game based on the movie.
Good for when you've got a spare hour here and there to fill.

Oh and make sure you watch the movie first or you'll think "WTF is this game" like a complete noob.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
The game is not bad. It have good cinematics and good visuals.
But it seems like unfinished game. Its very short, very easy, very repetitive and have bug that makes some archivenns undetected. All you do is killing, killing and killing. After few hours it becomes boring.
Why not making some different type of misons like stealth, disguise, escort, more side missions, etc.
Why not make the game have two endings? The player should chose if he want to continue fighing nazi or he will join them to stay with Renate. So half of the game could be totaly different. The game could have big potential but developers failed.

Two DLCs add some things that original game missing like ability to give orders to earth fleet or to fly nazi craft, but it can't save it.
I would not recomend this game unless it sold with discount (like when i bought it).
5/10
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91 of 151 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Before even looking at the screenshots or the video, please, pretty please watch the movie "Iron Sky". It's a bland funny movie, you watch it once, laugh with all the weird comedy, and then return the movie back to the rental. Now, if you really loved the movie, the ships, the setting, the story plot? Then, and only then, consider getting this game. It's a generic (albeit well made) space simulator following the story of the movie. Not much more than that... Oh, and Renate Richter is there too.
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
First off, I say watch the movie first before buying this and you would have to like the movie somewhat in order to like this (that's my opinion). Don't expect anything too serious though because it's about... well... Moon Nazis... Anyway I love the game even though it may be "repedative" to some or not a big title game like ♥♥♥♥ CoD. I recommend the game if you want a decent action/shooter IN SPACEEEE...! P.S: I do believe that it is a bit expensive, I was able to get it because I randomely got a coupon for it when I created a badge for 90% off. So the total was $4.00. Also I do wish that it had multiplyer because I REALLY want to shoot friends in Walkyries. Or shoot them down with friends.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
i bougth this game expecting some kind of space-rts-civ-space ship game.
What I got was a love letter to Tie Fighter, a dash of Freespace, and WAY more political parody humor than I was expecting, somehow wrapped around with a lane-based style "tower" defense with spaceships and spontaneous objectives.


Surprisingly good, and the art style is.... special. War-blimps in space? Invading nazis on the moon? Perhaps the only decent movie-to-video game I've ever slightly enjoyed. Give it a shot if its on sale.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
Managed to save an Indian music festival and favorite tv series whilst fending off space Nazi invasion, being commanded by Ma'am President Sarah Palin, flying an Australian spacecraft named Dundee and having the assist of USS George W. Bush XD I ♥♥♥♥ you not!
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
I'll Reccomend this only for the storyline and for what its based off of.

however... I will say, and you'll see this.... the controls freaking suck ♥♥♥.
I wouldn't buy this unless its on dirt cheap sale, couponed dirt cheap, or gifted for teh lulz.

but you do get to see what it'd be like if Sarah Palin were president of the U.S.A.
it has its humour.

would I reccomend buying this game overall? hell no. took a lot of troubleshooting to get past the glitches on installation.
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2013
I haven't played something like this in a long time.
It has the space sim controls of an arcade and the wonderfully awful corny/campy FMV acting reminiscent of Sewer Shark, Night Trap, and Ground Zero: Texas.

Shooting down Nazis IN SPACE has never been so much fun, in fact I don't think I've ever shot down Nazis IN SPACE!!! Until now.

"Can I get an Amen" - Iron Sky: Invasion

The dialogue alone entertains.


Now I want to go see the movie :p on Netflix in Mystery Science Theater 3000 style.

Iron Sky: Invasion is worth playing.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
Iron Sky was a cheesy movie, but was highly amusing. Iron Sky: Invasion.. cheesy game based off of cheesy movie, but still a goofy way to have some fun pewpewing invading moon nazis. Bought on sale.. game + DLC for inder $4. Worth it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2014
Worth buying with 90% discount coupon. Other than that the price is too big for this simple shoot em up in space game. It has nice graphics, but nothing spectacular. The humour and actors from the movie, but maybe too much humour (Madam President is annoying as hell :)). Nice acting, though all storyline is presented in a small video chat window at the top of the screen. It's ok though for a game costing a few bucks, not 20. One bad thing about dialogs is that they often run during the combat, so you can't really concentrate on them. And nazi general speaks German and there are only subtitles translating it. So you have to shoot enemies and read the text at the same time. Bad, bad design. Dialogs should be out of battles or battles should pause or something. Gameplay becomes repetitive fairly quickly, though sometimes you have to defend or capture something, but most of the time you have to blast enemies. There are several types of enemies, some are tougher. Some require to shoot at the right moment (like Zeppelins, you should shoot into opened docks, but they stay open for such a short time..). There is some strategy to the game, as you should first destroy all the smaller annoying ships, before going for the big ones. You should watch your shields and energy and transfer energy to shields, weapons or engine according to the situation. But if playing carefully you probably will never die. Even if you do, you will go back to the latest save (every major space jump creates auto save). You are also allowed to change ships sometimes and buy upgrades. Other ships are interesting and have different purposes, like Canadian bomber carrying nukes to destroy asteroids, but most of the time you will fly Dundee australian bomber. Another annoying part is that you have to gather salvages of the blasted enemies to sell them to buy upgrades. You blow the ship, you fly to collect the salvage and you do these hundreds of times.. Well, at least there is an achievement to collect 500 scraps and buy all the upgrades for a few ships. All achievements are rather easy (just don't forget to visit all the stations to get all the side missions), but one should try to get them on the first run collecting as many money, kills and salvages as possible, because trying to replay chapters after completing the game will make achievements glitch and not register.

All in all, i was pleased with the recreation of the atmosphere of the movie (music, characters, space combats). Last mission was too simple, short and a bit awkward (to fly inside the big ship). The ending was shallow. But it was fun, short game, which doesn't require much skill. For the price i got it i'm satisfyed, and maybe even try some of the DLCs. One of them let you fight for the Moon nazis, and another one even introduces RTS elements of commaning the fleet.

P.S. one can always try a demo to get an impression.

Update: don't buy DLCs, they are total ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥..
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
for a space game it is one of the best i have played in a long time, I really like this game and it has a demo so you can check it out before you pay for the game but the demo only lets you play 60 mins.
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