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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Mixed (378 reviews) - 55% of the 378 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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Overall:
Mixed (378 reviews)
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amzjamz1337
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
controls are complete trash couldnt play for over an hr 1/10 waste of my $2.99
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21 cookies
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
10/10 would uninstall again
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Telstra the arseholes
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Iron Sky Invasion. Its a pretty boring game after the first hour or so. Sure you get to go around blowing up Nazi's but still, its really not worth it. I was given this game via a steam code from a friend so in all honesty this goes out to the people who want this game. DO NOT BUY. One of the boringest games in my Steam library.
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Franklin
( 28.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Had this one sitting in my inventory for ages and just got around to playing it. For the couple of bucks I paid it was value for money. Similar to the original Wing Commander games but plays better from memory. Some issues with the achievements but if you run in "Compatability Mode DX9" this seems to fix it.
Recommend it if you see on sale.
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Sober Mans Secret
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Picked this up for a quid on bundlestarts. Well worth it, super cheesy space shooter ( movie tie in which i havent seen apparently) Just pulled of a trench run along a Nazi space zepplin..... doesnt get much more fun that that for £1 :)


Well worth picking up cheap

9/10 fun factor :)
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Olsaien
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
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Sophi
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
#1 was hoping to be part of the invading fleet, that is not an option, you are forced to be part of earth defense
#2 completely sexist

but good graphics
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kingwilder007
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
Just please do not buys this game the moive its some what funny but still a bad moive
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Naes_TCK
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
hahhaahhahahahahahha, This is a game, lol
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giant_joe2000
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
Terrible controls destroy even the most remote amount of fun you may actually have. Gotta love Iron Sky, but this game is worse than Vivians attempts to pick up Klaus.
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MR BREAKER
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
I cant tell you how ♥♥♥♥ this game....
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DigitizedSoul
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
Good fun game, lots of repetition true, but its a constant action game. Pick it up on sale if you want a mindless space shooter with bad jokes and lots of action.

6/10
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McNemogu
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
If you can manage to pilot the shuttle, you win in this game 5/7
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Lovebug
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
I got this game in a bundle of steam keys. I never wouldve bought it myself, but I am SO GLAD I have it now! It really is an amazing game. Yes the voice acting is off, and the story is strange, but it looks beautiful.

Some people have said that it controls really badly, but for me the mouse and keyboard controls are brilliant. If you don't take the acting seriously, it is a funny and brilliant game.
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coroneldacocada
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
Fought nazis in space. Could it be any better?
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Mr. Schienzel B-Mashina
( 34.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 27
yeah not worise without shields playing has a nazi stormropper DLC it well be much harder because it haves lives on level die much its game over for nonthing but its ok but im not there in the moon.
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Blackrew
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 27
You get to fight space nazis.

Enough said.
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FullControl
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 27, 2015
Meh,it's intresting
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Tox Laximus
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
With elite dangerous you have to bind 6 key just to target stuff, star citizen runs so slow it can't be played and that's loading from a ssd raid 0 array capable of loading 970 megabytes a second.

Nice and simple space combat just like the good old days of 16 bit simulations, before sims got over complicated.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
controls are complete trash couldnt play for over an hr 1/10 waste of my $2.99
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90 of 107 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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78 of 101 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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50 of 58 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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38 of 47 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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42 of 56 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 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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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
At the time of writing this, I have played through all but the very end of the 2nd chapter of the game's story. More on that later.

If all of the following conditions are true, you will have a great time with this game:

1. You have enjoyed Space Combat Sims such as X-Wing, Tachyon or Wing Commander
2. You have an X-Box controller
3. You do NOT have a flight stick (Caveot: See end of review)
4. You grab it while the price is discounted
5. You do not mind that it uses 3rd party DRM "Reality Pump"

If you have a flight stick you will face-palm at the missed opportunity and this will probably erode your fun factor of the game.

The game's control set up is optimized for a 360 controller, or any controller that is XInput-compatible such as the Logitech F310. Many features are logically crammed into the little controller. No keyboard use required. It feels like this game was designed from the ground up to give some arcadey space-combat fun to gamers who do not have a flight stick. Marksman-like accuracy is not required. If the target is "close enough" to your crosshairs, you will hit it. No sweat. The emphasis leans more towards management of your shields, weapon energy and missiles. -as well as making sure you are at the right place at the right time. When you are up against larger capital ships and targeting their various sub-systems, feel free to wail on them with your missiles. Don't worry, when you run dry one of your allies will thoughtfully drop a box of missiles for you to pick up. Did I mention arcadey fun?

The game has a 2D map of the zone of space you will play in. Pick a location then warp to it. This reminded me of Star Raiders on the Atari 8-bit computers. Whoops.. Just dated myself.

The game is based on the movie "Iron Sky." It is about Nazis from the moon who invade Earth. I did not see it, but I would like to. And yes, it is as tongue-in-cheek as it sounds. The game has "FMV cutscenes" (remember them?). The production values are small and the quality of acting varies. Fortunately, the voice of the main character you control is well-acted and likeable. The quips he makes when taking out a baddie will never make you cringe. The graphics are quite good for a lower-budget title. The outer-space skybox is very pretty. I don't expect to see much variety in the environment as this is about nazis from the MOON who invade EARTH.. Not too much variety of scenery between these two locations. I wouldn't expect the game to venture too far from this area either.

I don't know if I will continue the game any time soon. Why did I stop playing it? Two reasons:

1. At the very end of the 2nd chapter I hit a game-breaking bug. Reading in the forums I found that other people have experienced this same glitch. Sometimes playing the entire 2nd chapter again from the start resolves the issue.

2. I got myself a new flight stick and this game doesn't support it. Makes it difficult to muster the will to play this right now when I could be bringing hot plasma death to my digital enemies in other space combat games that rightfully DO support flight sticks.

Having said that, I still recommend the game for everyone who meets all of the conditions stated at the start of this review. You'll have a great time and if the game glitches out remember; you only spent a couple of bucks on it! :)

EDIT: X360ce Vibmod will let you map your flight stick axis to the XBox 360 control axis. I just tried it and it works! So there is hope for games like these where the developer wants to force you to use one type of controller. Check out a YouTube video on it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUAhkrZKsVs

Make sure you get the latest version. The one linked in that video is older and did not work so well for me.
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96 of 159 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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 "repetitive" 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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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
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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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2015
(Steam says I've only played 10 minutes, but I beat the entire campaign in offline mode)

Overall, it's a decent game with a few flaws that mean it's best bought on sale. The biggest flaw by far is the controls. Keyboard and mouse is next to unplayable, no joystick support (although I couldn't test it myself), but an Xbox controller makes it pretty fun. They're also mostly unconfigurable (you can invert the Y-axis, but not remap buttons).

The game's two other main flaws sort of exist in a delicate balance. They don't introduce many new mechanics outside of newer, larger enemies, but at the same time it's short enough (the campaign kept moving, but the ending felt sudden and rushed) that I didn't get tired of it until I was trying to get through the DLC. Same goes for the music. There aren't a lot of tracks, but it's short enough that they didn't repeat enough to be annoying.

There are many ships you can play with (some are forced in missions), but upgrades are stuck in the ship you buy them for, so you'll probably be sticking with one ship for almost the whole time. This is a minor flaw, combined with how the upgrades are purely better numbers. Having upgrades that actually change the ships be purchasable (or just the different ships having a real variety of features) would've made it a lot more fun. The actual designs of ships and stations are pretty nice, just like they were in the movie (the cutscenes are practically out of the movie too).

For a movie game, it's exceptional. Flying was fun, and for the $2.49 I paid, I expected a lot less than I got. I have to give the game credit for its scale, too. When a mission told me there was a 3 mile wide asteroid, I expected it to be just a slightly larger version of the normal ones, but instead they genuinely made me feel tiny next to the thing.



The DLC isn't really worth it. One is a more hectic version of a campaign map where you command the other nation's fleets. It's not bad, but it doesn't give you any indication of progress (I was playing for an hour and no end was in sight, so it might be endless). The other lets you play as one of the enemy ships, tasked with fighting the other side of a battle, where you have to hold out for 20 minutes. They're both nice new gamemodes to have, but even for the tiny price I paid, I'd expect something more.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2014
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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