Command your own troops, man authentic weaponry and take to the sky in deadly warplanes.
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Mixed (497 reviews) - 64% of the 497 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 25, 2012

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Digital War Edition

Summer 1944. Europe is at war. The Allies are about to attack...

"D-Day" adds the famous landing on the coast of Normandy by the Allied Forces to the tactical World War II shooter "Iron Front – Liberation 1944". Merciless gun battles for each centimeter of the beaches await brave soldiers on the side of the Allies and the Wehrmacht alike in this extensive expansion. Brutal combat unfolds on the storm-lashed shores of France, as the future of the world is about to be decided at the Atlantic Wall... and you are in the thick of it! Fight with the Allied Forces against the dogged Wehrmacht defenders, or join the battle on the side of Germany and use any means to stop the Allies' advance.

"D-Day" introduces a whole new scenario with new weapons, military equipment and missions in both single-player and multiplayer modes (incl. co-op), as well as the Allies as a new faction. In the expansion, players can take on the roles of American soldiers, pilots and tank crews to fight for the freedom of France. The famous landing craft which carried the US soldiers to the bloody battle of liberation at Omaha Beach are of course also included in D-Day. Air support is provided by the P-47 Thunderbolt, while Sherman tanks support the advance of the ground forces.

Following the successful landing of the Allied Forces, the battles in Normandy continue with new missions featuring authentic re-creations of the military equipment of the age, including the Garand M1 rifle and the Browning automatic rifle. Players can also, for the first time, enter the war on the American side and use the new troops in multiplayer mode as well. However, the German troops are also well-prepared for D-Day: In response to frequent requests from the community, the Tiger I panzer is ready to deploy in the expansion.

Note: To install the D-Day 1944 DLC go to "expansions" and click the DLC 1 and choose "install."

About This Game

Welcome to the front!

Poland, the summer of 1944: the Red Army is preparing to deal the killing blow to the Wehrmacht – and you are right in the middle of it. As a German or Soviet front line soldier, it will be your skills and tactical finesse that will determine if you reach the military objectives. Command your own troops, man authentic weaponry and take to the sky in deadly warplanes. Raging across huge battlefields on an unprecedented level of simulation, the heat of combat awaits you in the single player and multiplayer modes. This is where war shows its true face!

Key Features:

  • Tactical war simulation: play as a soldier in 1st person and as a commander in 3rd person
  • Large-scale battles involving infantry, tanks and warplanes
  • Commanding troops and vehicles, and steering all vehicles makes you feel like you're really there
  • Two campaigns against a historical backdrop
  • Lots of settings options, from shooter to tactical
  • Huge arsenal of authentic weapons
  • Over 35 vehicles and planes
  • Extensive multiplayer capabilities, with cooperative and PvP battles
  • Powerful editor

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor:Dual-core Intel Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 2.4 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 8600GT or ATI Radeon 3650 or faster with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
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Mixed (497 reviews)
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Yung Yachty
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
You think I ♥♥♥♥ing like olives or something?
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( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Note:This reviewer had this mod a long time ago.

Iron front 1944 is both a standalone game and mod for the ARMA engine.


Well detailed vehicles
Realistic vehicle simulation, damage model, penetration (more realistic than ACE2 in this field)
ARMA features (easy to familiar;like the editor)
Replayability (you can make missions/screw around in editor. equally fun)


Somehow lacking (only USSR and Germany and only items used in 1944..where's my Yak planes?)
Requires good CPU, since it's based on ARMA engine
Mod is bit incompleted (look at allies/observers tab; some aircraft guns having same sound)

I wouldn't recommend buying it regularly, but it's worth it on sales especially if you're a arma fan.
I've heard that the multiplayer is dead, but it's still fun to mess with the editor.
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☠⚜✟ Frank-E ✠⚜☣
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
I seriously want to love this game, it's a good game but it needs way more updates.
The armory is still not playable and never will be despise the developer having said that it would be in a future update and same goes for the boot camp.
They have totally abandoned the game.
It is very badly optimized.
No mods support because the developer are being a bunch of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s.
Missing lot of factions.
Has actually few weapons, vehicles and all you can name.
Some weapons are well made while some others are disgusting to use (not realistic at all).

Those are the biggest flaws of this game and for this reason, I cannot recommend it, it feels like playing an early access/uncompleted game.

The game could have been so much more but because of that I'll be giving it a 3.5/10
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( 119.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Why is it that every game I ever liked, dies. I bought this game when it first came out and I really liked it, then it just faded away. Very sad too, the community was awesome!
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Herman the Tosser
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
A really ambitious game ruined by rubbish controls, glitches and a lousy campaign. This is also a case of taking realism and simulation too far to the point of being unplayable. The first time I played I got shot and didn't die, didn't recover, just got stuck paralysed in a ditch. Not sure if this is a glitch or if that's supposed to happen throughout this game, either seems possible.

I really wanted to like this game, I could appreciate the sheer scope and level of detail and historical accuracy involved, a lot of love and time went into making this, but it's just not a finished game. Unless you are willing to put hours of your time into setting up decent custom scenarios that actually work and play well I wouldn't waste your money.
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Vasily Chuikov
( 37.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This is a very misunderstood game. Forget the campaigns, forget the multiplayer (sadly), if you're competent with the Arma editor then there is a hell of a lot of fun to be had here. There's an endless amount of possibilites and you can create the scenarios you've always wanted to see in an Eastern Front title. It's more immersive than any of the Arma titles and the maps are incredible.
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Sup3r M34t B0y!
( 32.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is... Alright. Nothing too noteworthy, and nothing too godawful either.

Just... Only get this game if you REALLY REALLY want an Arma-like WWII game.

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( 34.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Some bugs but overall great ww2 sandbox. Multiplayer is dead though
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Old Watch
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Laggy as ♥♥♥♥. No multiplayer. ♥♥♥♥ Campaign. Wasted potential.
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( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
(My playtime is significantly longer than here on Steam.)
To make this clear at the beginning: I like this game, though it suffers from two major problems.

-The first one, and the biggest one for me, is that since the Gamespy was shut down, online multiplayer no longer works in Iron Front. BUT, if you own ArmA 3, using third party software known as "Play with six", content of Iron Front can be shared with ArmA 3 which means the multiplayer can be played again (although I have not tested this option yet, so I cant tell if there are many servers running). If ArmA 3 isnt in your game library, you can play it with friends only using LAN (hamachi too).

-The second one are the bugs. Game itself works perfectly - what I love most about all ArmA games (including Iron Front, which is practicaly the same) are mission editor and multiplayer with community made scenarios. I dont play developer-made missions much, because they have always included bugs which prevents you from completing them. This applies to Iron Front even more. Campaign is so horribly broken, that you cant even get past the training, if you are lucky, then you will end up in the first chapter without being able to continue due to the bad scripting.

So to put this short:
-ArmA 2 that is set in World War II
-Quite satisfying content in terms of vehicles, weapons and units (excluding planes, for example only one fighter for Luftwaffe)
...and all the things that make ArmA good

-No online multiplayer in vanilla version
-Campaign and missions bugs

My conclusion: If you like ArmA playstyle and WW2, buy Iron Front on sale and you will like it.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
This is a very misunderstood game. Forget the campaigns, forget the multiplayer (sadly), if you're competent with the Arma editor then there is a hell of a lot of fun to be had here. There's an endless amount of possibilites and you can create the scenarios you've always wanted to see in an Eastern Front title. It's more immersive than any of the Arma titles and the maps are incredible.
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171 of 193 people (89%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
after dive bombing soviet convoy enemy AA took out my left wing, parachuted into Ukrainian village, found dead sniper and took his rifle, hid upstairs in restaurant overlooking the square and waited 2 hours, attempted to assasinate the Soviet commander but missed and was killed by a T-34 high explosive shell that came through the window into my face.

10/10 Would fly Stukas again.
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85 of 93 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
After purchase you can play this as a MOD within the Arma 2 AND Arma 3 games to keep the multiplayer functionality and provide many many visual and gameplay improvements. Go to the official Bohemia Interactive forums and check the threads "Iron Front as mod in Arma 2: Combined Operations" and "Iron Front as mod in Arma 3".
This is a very lovely tribute based on the Arma 2 engine. You will enjoy all the richness of features - open world scenario with an editor for unlimited possibilities. All troops and vehicles are high quality and high in detail. Weapon and vehicle sounds are also pretty decent. Playing the mission "Normandy crossing" gave me that immersion, only the Arma series can provide. Laying there with my team at dawn, covering in the grass and behind bushes. Looking at the wonderful colors of the sky, listening to the beautiful soft wind breeze around our helmets and for a short time I remember how it was playing in the wilderness as a young kid. But then reality forces me to focus ont the gravel road to the west. My team hears it - I hear it. There it is. The terrifying whistling and twittering of German tank tracks coming closer and closer. They are less than 200 meters away, but we still have no visual contact. Oh god, save our souls. I order my team to hold fire. Then we have visual contact to a German halftrack fully manned with troops. I know, that the only possibilitiy to survive, is to take out the gunner first, because he can erase our whole team with one single blast. They come to a halt, just 50 meters away from us. This is our chance! Quickly I focus on the gunner and order my members 2 to 5 to attack him, the rest of my team will handle the two guards on foot to the left and right, Open fire! Lucky us, the gunner and guards drop immediately, but the whole squad now disembarks the halftrack, running for cover. A fierce battle ends as we empty our last mags into the one Kraut calling for reinforcements. We check the dead Germans for ammo, gear and weapons and say goodbye to our fallen comrades. Suddenly we are shocked to death. There it is again. The whistling of death....
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80 of 90 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
I bought this because I play alot of ArmA 2. I liked and played Red Orchestra 2 a bit too but RO 2 just left me wanting something deeper. I've read alot of negative reviews but I have to say that this is a great game for alot of reasons.
The first things that's gonna hit you is that it's really just ArmA 2 set in WW2 but all the things that made ArmA 2 great make this game great too. There are thousands of little hidden surprises to discover.
Sure there werent alot of people in servers but just like ArmA 2 i just created my own offline server and the game filled it with bots just like Arma 2. For me that means infinite replay value. (and thats before i even get to the campaign or scenarios.)
Some people say this game is more system heavy but it looks just like Arma 2 to me...what i did notice was that the game lagged out on the Normandy D-day scenario...just too much going on for the game to handle..everything else ran fine though.

The skins and weapons look fantastic and flying those ww2 fighters is more fun than ever...youd swear you were playing IL2 sturmovic.

Straight away I can see that this game is going to give me months of single player replay value just like ArmA 2.
Many people complain about jittery controls on the Arma Games...all i can say is that if you have a decent PC and dial in the game then it runs smooth and accurate. I always turn of all post processing and anti liasing, mouse smoothing etc because I want the controls to be as fast and accurate as possible. The game still looks great and it's as responsive as any FPS if you do that.

This game really is a real WW2 simulator. Open world and huge. All the things that RO2 aspired to be but didnt quite achieve.
Like any game there will be the odd bug or two but I'm very glad i got this game (in the christmas sale) will probably have trouble finding online players but if like me you just wanted single player with infinite replay value then this game definitely hits that mark. Personally I don't care if nobody knows about this game, to me it just makes it one of those hidden gems that is enjoyed by a select few. I've not played the 1944 Arma 2 mod people are referring to here, but now that I have this game I dont see why Id need to...this game has everything I wanted.
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65 of 88 people (74%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
123.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Don't bother, you won't like it even with the awesome community mods and the arma 3 engine boost. There's nothing to see here, only an exceptional and unique WW2 experience for hardcore and softcore players alike. Trust me, the incredible mission editor is not worth the disk space.

Just walk away, and tell your friends before they too nearly discover the best kept secret in online shooters.
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43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2015
This game is amazing! It uses the same engine as arma 2! And with some tweaking it can work on Arma 3!

9/10 Good Game!
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49 of 64 people (77%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Look for the game on sale ,The infantry combat is not so good .But if you like tanks and amour and planes the game is well worth it .Some epic ww2 tank battles can be made and lots of community created missions of historical tank battles from ww2 eastern front .Ohh and like arma make sure you got a good cpu and dont think a laptop will do the job :)
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40 of 50 people (80%) found this review helpful
122.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
Fan-bloody-tastic game it's so realistic and good to see a WWII game like this
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43 of 57 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
179.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2015
I spent 170 hours on this game and i still enjoy it very much i must have made over 50 different missions in total and it never gets old i have never really played with anyone on this game i am usally just by myself but i can just imagine how much fun this can be with friends i have owned this game since the exact release day
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
106.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
Iron Front : Liberation 1944 - tactical war simulator based on arma 2 engine and If you like

Arma iron front will be interesting game for you .Now i'm gonna say a couple of words about

story mode firstly as i think single really sucks and i'm pretty sure that you'll get bored while playing

this piece of ♥♥♥♥ there are so much buggs you can stuck in texture for instanse or just fall down

through this damn earth right into the hell and e.t.c yet some old animations from arma ruin the

picture even multiplayer doesn't work anymore

but in general this game isn't too bad on the one hand we have buggy single and non working

multiplayer and on the other hand good working editor where personally i spent about 90 hours .

it gives you opportunity to make some cool screens or just have fun with units in conclusion

i can't advise this game to somebody but i'm sure that evry game have his own fans and this one

isn't exception .5/10
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