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.
User reviews: Mixed (213 reviews)
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

PC
Mac
    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
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Dem space nazis be like pow pow and i'm like..... pew pew
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It has great graphics awesome sounds very funny as well. BUT the controlls are a laugh to me and the aiming system is a joke also the missions plz they are long and boring. Also killing nazi's is over done.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Hello ladies and gentlemen, Boys and girls are you looking for a patriotic nazi killing space warmachie game! WELL CONGRATULATIONS, Iron Sky :Invasion offers NONE of this (except for nazi killing). The graphics are well designed and the soundtrack is pretty cool but what ruined it for me was the actual gameplay itself...LIKE WTF! You just go around on long missions travelling into a dark abyss of space and then find out that your in the middle of no where.

This game is a piece of crap avoid it at all costs....

...Well at least it has Renate Richter in it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Umm just strage ...funny xD
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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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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
With the debut of Star Citizen, I was reminded of this game which is seriously kick ♥♥♥ (especially if you love sci-fi space stuff). Flying the space ship is intuitive and feels 'real', upgrade system is nice, killing stuff is nice, navigation is nice. Basically everything you could wish for gameplay-wise.

HOWEVER, what this game lacks is the ability to play co-op, and more of an 'open galaxy' to explore... I wish it had more options to scavenge and travel. However this isn't what the game is 'about' so it is understandable, but disappointing. This game could've been so much better.

Also the story line is... there aren't any words for it really... the webcam conversations you have with the President and so forth are extremely cheesy and don't fit the atmosphere of the game at all.

Overall... this is a decent game for fulfilling those star-fight cravings.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
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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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
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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21 of 23 people (91%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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 ♥♥♥♥ you not!
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3 of 3 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 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
killin nazis in space 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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2 of 2 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 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Great premise, controls seem extra sensitive, but it could be that it's just that I'm that bad at this game (using a mouse) I'm sure it would be better with a stick.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Awesome game if you love bad games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
The Grand Opera of modern gaming
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
if you are a fan of the movie this is a nice addition to your collection. pretty simple and kinda dumb. but it is fun to blow nazis into space debris.
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