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 (236 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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About This Game

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

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

Gameplay

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

Key Features:

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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel/AMD 2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Per-Pixel-Shader 3.0, 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista (or newer)
    • Processor:Intel/AMD 2 GHz Multicore
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon HD 2900 / Geforce 8800 GTX or better
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.7
    • Processor:Intel 2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Per-Pixel-Shader 3.0, 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:OSX 10.7
    • Processor:Intel 2 GHz Multicore
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon HD 2900 / Geforce 8800 GTX (or better)
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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6 of 12 people (50%) 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Get a pad!
I cannot emphasize that enough. Get a freaking Xbox 360 controller, for crying out loud. It's the only way to make this game even slightly playable.
No joystick support whatsoever. IN A F***ING SPACE FLIGHT SIM!!!
Oh and you can't fly with keyboard either (you know, the next logical choice).
Only way to control the ship without a pad is with a mouse and there aren't enough cursewords in world to tell you how much that sucks.
Now, after I got that out of my systems.

The movie was a huge disappointment, so I didn't expect much from this. Luckily you can skip the live-action cutscenes. Bye, president Sarah Palin, let's see never again.
Most of the game you are shooting nazis. Gee, haven't done that before in a video game. How original! Well, technically it is, since now they have flying saucers.
But beyond that, the gameplay is fun (provided one has the bloody pad) and visuals are nice. What more is there to expect from this type of game. Sometimes you just have to get rid of ten minutes.
Oh. And get it on sale.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
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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10 of 21 people (48%) 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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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
forget this piece of crap, really
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
worst controlls i've ever seen and played with
disgusting, but nice idea thou
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
too good to play.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
DO NOT BUY IT! DO NOT PLAY IT! Better go to a penny arcade.
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5 of 17 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
this game is an all simulter with no strategy.
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6 of 26 people (23%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This game....ITS JUST HORRIBLE....
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6 of 31 people (19%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Brilliant!
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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Yawn..............
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6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Iron Sky: Invasion, could be best summed up in the phrase 'wasted potential.' At it's core, it's an arcadey space shooter. You fly around in space while aimiing your cursor at painted targets. What stands out about the game is the various, neat, little systems it incorporates. A large map covering the space between the Earth and Moon is filled with various space stations and allied ships. Enemeis are marked as well, travelling in groups. Quests dot the map and while some are critical path, others are completely optional. Ships travel in real time, meaning that while you're completing one mission, a seperate quest may have passed by, or a set of enemy ships may have made their way closer to Earth.

Reminiscent of X-Wing, shields, weapons and engines can draw off each other, giving combat a little depth. It's deepened as well by how you can individually target cannons or engines on ships, wearing them down in chunks instead of slowly draining them with imprecise fire. Heavier fighters have weak spots, and the game has no fixed plane, allowing you to flay around in any direction you want and line yourself up to take those weaker points.

What drags the game down is the repetitive nature of the game. Once you know how to approach a situation, combat becomes rote as you first target the light ships then start chipping at the bigger ones. I only ran into one or two scenarios where I was genuinely engaged in executing a strategy.

While it's novel that they used the actors from the movie for unique in-game FMVs, the acting is unbearable. It's dull and unfunny and the game's plot is lifeless as well. The mission videos are also badly timed, as it seems they were recorded at a different time than when the game's voice actor recorded his.

It's evident that someone at the development studio cared about this game, which makes it stand out a bit amongst terrible movie tie-in games. It's not enough to rescue it though. That said, I would be genuinely interested in seeing Reality Pump further develop the ideas laid down in this game; there's some genuinely talented designer(s) over there and they deserve the chance to make a great game.
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35 of 39 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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12 of 15 people (80%) 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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7 of 7 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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