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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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
38 of 42 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
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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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
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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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
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 shit you not!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Based on the movie Iron Sky, which is like Spaceballs + Mars Attacks + Team America + Moon Nazi UFOs + Julia Dietze, the game is pretty much only interesting if you have seen the movie and are kind of craving that little bit more.

Keeping in mind that I basically got this for $2 during a sale and the $2 was free from steam market stuff, it's not bad. However, nothing about it is worth full price.

It's a fairly casual shooter with auto-aim and generic mission types. It was designed to be a fully cross platform iOS/Android/PC release and it shows though it's quite acceptable graphically, being pulled up by the usage of assets from the movie such as the soundtrack, ship models, cinematics and live actors.

  • It has live action mission briefings which are acceptably corny in that Westwood Studios way.

  • Despite it having auto-aim, they manage to make the combat intense at times due to the number of enemies and incoming missiles you need to accelerate away from or dodge.

  • It lets you redistribute energy to your shields, engines or weapons, which adds a nice layer to the combat.

  • Collecting salvage in order to buy upgrades is a central aspect of the game and becomes more interesting as salvage only remains in space for a short time, so you often want to use your booster to get there faster. This can make you give up shield or weapon energy to redistribute it to engines to collect salvage, increasing the risks in combat for a time. A catchy mechanic.

The keyboard/mouse controls are supposedly pretty bad, but I never tried them. It plays ok with a 360 controller, though aiming is a little sensitive.

The Second Fleet DLC doesn't really add anything of value to the game, so there's no reason to get it. Meteorblitzkrieg is 20 minutes long and not bad for the 74 cents it cost, so if you still want 20 minutes more then there it is.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This game is simply outstanding for it's size, as the missions are HUGE, with Nazi UFOs zipping about while getting hit by multi-national teams of satellites-turned-gunships, whilst guarding a MUCH larger (SPACE) Zepplin which is in turn towing a FRIGGIN GIGANTIC asteroid, when, all of the sudden, a wild Mir Space Station appears with several fighters in tow.
Essentially, this game is a blast to play, with great cut-scenes reminiscent of the old-school Command & Conquer games where each one is live-action.

-------------------------In Depth Analysis-------------------

Tons of upgrades ingame, with a good amount of ships to use, each one bringing it's own distinct "flavor" into the battle.
Enemies are quite agile, and are not Dark-Souls hard, but they will punish you for really derping about, but there are no Insta-Kills to be seen.

The actors are quite funny, ( winks at Madam President ), and convey differing views and morals as to the Nazi Invaders, and are potrayed well thanks to great acting. Of note, the Nazi invaders DO speak full German, but there are subtitles to help those who do not speak German. 9/10

Gameplay Overall: Fun, hectic, and full of accentuated international battle-chatter, with intense b***s-to-the-wall dogfighting. 10/10

Graphics/FX: Great for a game of this size ( under 1 Gig even with all the DLC O.O ) and the larger enemy Capital Ships take dynamic damage to engines, turrets, hangars, and, when aforementioned component(s) are eviscerated, leave behind nice sized chunks that will rip apart any unaware pilots, be it AI, or the more likely Player. 8/10


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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I enjoy this game quite a bit. First I am a fan of the film so the fact they got several of the actors to come back and do their rolls again for the fmv portions just brigns back all the sillyness of the movie. Second the space combat feels very much like it was inspired by freespace...though very watered down. If anythign I have to say this game only has two real flaws 1. many of the side missions given will appear randomly and are timed with no way to re attempt them with out replaying hte chapter. and 2, this game is insanely easy. As long as you are in range and kinda sorta pointed in the right direction you will hit your target. Other then that, See the movie first, expect horible silly story, embrace its intentionaly awful nature. This game is just meant for silly fun and is a decent reminder of the space combat games of old. Seriously all the guts for a great Freespace style game are here, it just needs to be polished the right way. Oh, and pretty much just ignore the game bullet points on the store front, most of it is prettty much either wrong, misleading, or exageration.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
"Tell your friends why they should play this game"... They shouldn't. Difficulty ramped up insanely fast. FIghting an aircraft carrier solo in a bomber by mission 3. 5-10 shots to kill enemies and only 3 to kill you. Ship upgrades are insanely expensive right off the bat. Sluggish and poorly mapped controls. Definitely not worth the $20 price tag.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Up for saving earth from space nazis from the moon? Fly upgradable ships in epic space battles, dog fighting and taking on capital ships. Picking missions on the fly to plan tactical strikes all set in a free roam real time combat enviroment.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
7/10

Invasion is a basic but enjoyable Spaceship Simulator based on the film Iron Sky (2012)

pro: nice soundtrack

con: unstable
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
You are fighting Space Nazis, in space. As if regular Nazis weren't bad enough, you have to deal with these Space Nazis with their Space Zeppelins who want to hurl asteroids at the Earth. Also, apparently Sarah Palin is the President.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
short version: an average, semi open world, space shooter with repetitive gameplay but a nice cheesy story that should last you 5 to 7 hours. Recommended on sales
Longer version:
what I liked
- over the top, almost nonsensical story
- cheesy live action cinematics. (beware lots of Satirical use of ethnic stereotypes)
- decent number of ships ( paying about 2 dollars I had very low expectations)
- different enemy ships have different week spots on their hauls adding a bit of variety to the fighting
- the overmap gives the game a bit of sandboxy field
- I liked the designs of the ships very much

What I did not like:
- enemy variety. I remember about 6 enemy types which is not too bad for a budget title but still repetitive for 7 hours
- lack of veriety in weapons
- upgrade system is linear and is mostly stat increase rather than adding new unique abilities
- game play is repetitive
- game does not explain itself well. For example , I don't remember the game mentioning the concept of week points
- some Setpiece are very buggy and clunky (specially the last mission)
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
The game is fun, but only at the begining. after the first hour the missions become repetitive and the controls are awfully glitched, p.s. HUD sucks
may be wrth buying for $5 :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Surprisingly, this (casual) game has a very nice concept, which could be developed further,
which will probably never happen. The game doesn't make alot of mistakes, but stays very basic and very simple.
Certainly not the worst game based on a movie. If you like the movie, you might like this game.
If you hate the movie, I WILL HATE YOU, TOO !!!!!

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Do missions, shoot space nazis for scrap which you can sell to upgrade your ship to better shoot space nazis

Pros:
+ Love the modern spaceship design - these things look like real spaceships instead of the organic hippie crap typical of sci-fi
+ Game is casual and forgiving - it is arcadey and ships fly like airplanes, but its relaxing to play like COD campaign, ie. you don't need to be 100% to enjoy it. Its pretty easy to learn and ship controls aren't overly complicated
+ The graphics are good - the spaceships look pretty and overall gives the feel of a professional title
+ Who doesn't like humor - like the film, the game is satirical and funny, although don't expect the same quality of acting as the film

Cons:
- Mouse control is bad - it lacks the fluidity of games like freelancer and war thunder, so you won't get the same precision from the controls as you do from freelancer - maneuvering and aiming can be frustrating on occasion. Play the demo to see if you can cope with that.
- Lacks strafing and drifting - this along with the clunky mouse controls kinda makes me think that this aspect of gameplay was perhaps an afterthought.
- Not very challenging. What the game lacks in difficulty it makes up for in bad controls
- The briefing videos are awkward and slow in which your character and whoever is briefing you seem to not be communicating in the same time frame - conversations like the ship designs are unorganic, and there's always that extra 2 seconds after each transmission in which the actor just stares at the camera waiting for someone to yell cut. Obviously whoever was in charge of editing the videos did not bother to cut out that bit
- The game doesn't save after docking to a space station, it only saves every time you warp into a location.
- No adjustable performance settings - not a big deal if you have an average rig but there is no way to perhaps lower the graphics in order to play the game on your haswell tablet - ironic considering this game is also a mobile game
- No first person view - again not a big deal but lacking first person makes targeting a bit difficult

Overall however the faults are mostly ignorable, and you can enjoy the game for its humorous missions, unique ship designs and arcadey experience, that is of course if you catch it on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
I picked this up on a steam voucher, but upon spending a little time with it, I’ve certainly wasted more than the full price of many games far worse.
If you liked "crimsons skies" or even the newish 'war thunder", as in simplistic mouse controlled flight combat sim style 3rd person gameplay, you will get into this as one of the in game quotes say "quicker than a French surrender". (First person view is a little like wing commander)

Nothing deep here in either the story or gameplay, just a good fun shootem up with zeppelins, Nazis, and space pew pew with a near perfect crust of gaming pop culture, cheese, ham and sprinkles of racism.

Summary: FUN! Casual gameplay

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
I gotta say I am impressed with this game. I found it more entertaining than I expected. Although I've only played a couple hours or maybe it wa 3... this is a pretty fun space combat game. Reminds me of a couple very old PC DOS games (wing commander) I can't even remember the title. I just played a little of the extra DLC senarios (Second Fleet & Meteorblitzkreig) and they kicked my butt. Pretty challenging to stay alive to victory..oh well maybe another time. I especially like the ship explosions as it feels satisfying when one is destroyed. Although the character acting during the briefing videos is really a joke, (guess it is supose to be a bit humerous) it still seems like a decent quality game. I loved the music too at the beginning, and during the game. For the sale price at under 4 bucks for the game and DLC's, how can you go wrong. If it was 10 or 15 bucks I'd still been happy. I give it 2 thumbs up!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
I'm not sure what to think of this game at all. It's unclear to me whether or not the pilot was intended to be as obnoxious as he is, but he definitely irritates me. Space battles are confusing and I frequently get blown up for no apparent reason. However, you definitely get to shoot space nazis in space zepplins. I would definitely not buy this game for 20$, but on sale at 2$ might be ok. I honestly don't know.
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