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 (270 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

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
30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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19 of 23 people (83%) 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
I dont know why i bought this, but i did because i had a 90% thing in my inventory and even though it costed so little, it was still to much for what the game had to offer, weak gameplay, horrible voice acting and horrible acting aswell, How can it be that games like this are allowed on steam? they are just horrible and a waste of money IMO
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
90.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
This game is lots of fun if you are in the mood for cheesy popcorn action. This is not X3, but it is certainly not Galaga. The story is fun in a MST3K kind of way, so entertaining that I had to head out to Netflix to watch the movie it based on. The graphics are surprisingly good, the voice acting is horribly bad in a hilarious way, and the game is just plain fun. Great value.

Final Opinion: B-Movie Goodness
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
It's a cool game to play. It makes me remember the good and old Freelander by Microsoft Studios that back in the day i loved to play.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Great arcade space fighter sim. The real time campaign map kept a sense of urgency and added to the realism. I'd love to see more flight sim games like this.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
I guess if you've never played a flight sim like colony wars, these controls would be "horrible" but if you know how to play one of these, they're actually pretty solid. Nothing flashy, near futuristic ship models, nazi ufos, very intentional B movie scripting. If you like to fly around and blow things up, this is pretty fun.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
This game is legit unplayable, and after a few seconds will make you queezy. Does not nearly live up to the movie of the same title.
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67 of 78 people (86%) found this review helpful
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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