Command your own troops, man authentic weaponry and take to the sky in deadly warplanes.
User reviews: Mixed (265 reviews)
Release Date: May 25, 2012

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Includes 2 items: Iron Front : D-Day 1944 DLC, Iron Front: Digital War Edition

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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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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
132.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
This a good game the best thing about it is the editor

PLAY as the Wehrmacht
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Much like the ARMA series, this game is riddled with bugs and could look pretty unrefined at times. This is where the series faulters, however...
...we still love the heck out of it. For me, ARMA is one of the greatest series that have been developed, and Iron Front is another great example of what the Real Virtuality 3 engine can offer. The game runs and performs almost identical to ARMA 2; same interface concepts, same mechanisms, same method of processing, however it's set in the time of World War II with different weaponry and scenery. It's a very solid game and if you enjoy the ARMA series, you will certainly love this. It's unfortunate that GameSpy took this game down with it, so really the only way to enjoy this with friends is through LAN or converting the mod to ARMA 2 using this thread.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
86.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
A fantastic game for the single player use. After playing an Arma 2 mod I44 i saw this game on steam and had to purchase. The game play realism and style is unique, always great fun never the amount of times ive completed it. Although , it does have its small amount of bugs, one recently involving me restarting a mission that i was 4 hours in, one of them "Give it two days" but still, im always back for more. Great buy and i would reccomend this game to any of my army loving friends! keep it up
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
It's a fun game very realistic and yet difficult, expect to be thrown into battle and what happens next is up to you
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
It can be a bit glitchy at times but it really is a great game. Imagine Red Orchestra and Arma mixed together.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
It is kind of like a world war 2 version of arma 2 but i like it quite a bit. If you were thinking of buying this and you already have arma 2 OA i would just get the WWII mod for it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
it feels like a ww2 mod for arma2, it has a lot of techinical issues and bugs.
I would not say its a must have, but if you like arma you might want to check it out.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
GOOD vehicle simulator but...............honestly, ARMA 2 AI is not suitable for D-DAY at all............................Group of soliders were taking walk during gunfire after get off the boat
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
83.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Better then Arma but since the game spy shut down multiplayer is kinda hard to play now. Which was one of the best things on this game. Anyone that has a massive server and group still add me! The games singla player can be fun if you know how to make maps. Making a simple map is not that hard at all really. I do like it more then Arma. Deaths arnt so crapy looking. Just look up senarios online or use your imagenation to make a small simple map or a huge lag fest battleand have fun. This gmae should get more credit, but I will say it can be a time consumer when making a noce map. However its pays off most of the time. I quit easily sometimes :/
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
This game is just the best..
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
This game is not very good. At all. I love arma 2 and a game set in World war 2 with the arma 2 engine would be awesome. Too bad the game is broken as ♥♥♥♥. The Ai is ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and doesn't work well and I can't get past the third german mission.

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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
111.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
wwII action Pact Tank war fair awsome Maps IF is cool.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
great game!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
An Amazing game, More or less Arma in the second world war, If You Feel Like riding a Tiger through the Polish countryside Past Wrecked Soviet Tanks, Then This is the game for You!
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63 of 71 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.0 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)

Yes..you 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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43 of 49 people (88%) 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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32 of 37 people (86%) 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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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Iron Front : Liberation 1944 - tactical war simulator with Arma 2 engine and more better graphics . If you like Arma iron front will be interesting game for you . 2 campaigns for Russia and for Germany will be story's of ordinary soldier's in the Second World war . Big minus for this game - bugg's ,you can find bugg's everyhere yet some old animation's from arma 2 too one minus .8/10
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