• Publisher: VD-DEV
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2015
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 66 Ratings

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  • Summary: IronFall is a Third Person Shooter which takes place in 2017, following a massive invasion of Earth. The player must confront a horde of robots from the Omega nebula. They have only one goal, destroy humans to exploit the land mineral resources.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. 75
    Keep your expectations in line, realize this is a handheld game, and you will probably have a fun time with IronFall Invasion, much like I did.
  2. Feb 13, 2015
    70
    Overall, however, the experience is still fairly solid, so we recommend giving the free content a shake and then deciding whether or not you want more of it.
  3. Feb 27, 2015
    60
    Multiplayer is the saving grace of Ironfall: Invasion. Although it doesn't offer anything new, it should scratch that itch for arena shooter fans who are looking for something to play online long term on 3DS.
  4. Feb 16, 2015
    50
    A unique proposition on the 3DS it may be, but Ironfall Invasion has a long way to go to trouble the classics it emulates.
  5. Feb 19, 2015
    50
    It's good to see a shooter on Nintendo's handheld, but, on the other hand, Ironfall Invasion reminds us why so few made their way to the double screen: controls feels awkward. What's more, the game is not a great shooter per se, so you'd better consider sticking to other genres.
  6. Feb 20, 2015
    45
    IronFall Invasion is probably the most boring game on the Nintendo 3DS. There is some fun to be had in the multiplayer, but the terrible voice acting, mediocre graphics and lack of depth make IronFall a complete waste of time.
  7. 30
    A brutally generic and uninspired game that's let down mightily by hardware that is simply no good for it. It works, and as a tech demo for a Gears of War clone on 3DS it would even be exciting, but as a product to pay real money for, there's nothing that redeems IronFall as something worth playing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. Aug 8, 2015
    10
    1-The most important thing I have to say: DO YOU F****** KNOW THERE IS A SENSITIVITY SLIDER on the option menu? Because people seem dumb while1-The most important thing I have to say: DO YOU F****** KNOW THERE IS A SENSITIVITY SLIDER on the option menu? Because people seem dumb while saying the look is slow while it's not.
    2-Screen touch controls> cpp/c stick
    3- Graphical engine 10/10. The best one i've seen on 3DS by far sticking with those gorgeous 60 fps.
    4- Campaign: 4/'510 It has been very discussed why it's bad i'm not saying it again,
    5- Multiplayer 7'5/10 If you're searching a shooter on the 3ds look no further. The mechanics may be a bit hard to get used to, but with roughtly some hours you'll be mastering em. The MP gameplay it's great, with a great variety of guns.
    6- Did you know you don't have to buy it bundled and you can only buy the MP right? If there's the option just use it, the campaign isn't really worth it unless you really enjoyed the demo
    7-I'm giving them a 10 because this game was made by a group of only 3 people, they've worked hard and achieved something great and they just deserve more of what people is rating.
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  2. Feb 28, 2015
    10
    I love this game finally a new shooter on 3DS, I was waiting impatiently and I'm not disappointed.
    I had read two bad reviews and I do not
    I love this game finally a new shooter on 3DS, I was waiting impatiently and I'm not disappointed.
    I had read two bad reviews and I do not understand their views,why make the analogy with games on PS3/Xbox, it's just a good 3ds game that costs 10€.
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  3. Feb 13, 2015
    9
    I couldn't wait to download it this morning... I followed that game since the technical video demo last year... I've finished the demo and I'mI couldn't wait to download it this morning... I followed that game since the technical video demo last year... I've finished the demo and I'm very surprised by the content for that kind of indie game. It's rich, with a lot of action scene, kind of enemies, minigame, narrative story with real voices, it's amazing that 3 guys made that ! big up for them ! I will buy the full version this evening for sure :) Expand
  4. Jul 11, 2015
    8
    This game was fun because of the idea of having a 60fps shooter game like ironfall on the 3ds is amazing! but while playing the game iThis game was fun because of the idea of having a 60fps shooter game like ironfall on the 3ds is amazing! but while playing the game i realized the idea of the game is the only good part. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2017
    5
    Ironfall invasion is really bland and can be hard to control sometimes even with the nub on the new 3DS. The story really didn't have anythingIronfall invasion is really bland and can be hard to control sometimes even with the nub on the new 3DS. The story really didn't have anything going for it. But I actually did get used to the controls and I did like the gameplay a bit. Not the best gameplay I've seen, however. Overall, I would say wait for a HIGH price drop or just get the demo for free. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2015
    4
    What a mess the controls were so damn stiff It took me multiple time to even learn certain new controls introduces to me. The demo will firstWhat a mess the controls were so damn stiff It took me multiple time to even learn certain new controls introduces to me. The demo will first leave a bad impression as well as the full game and online play. It does somewhat take advantage of the New 3DS's capabilities with the second joy stick nub. Just don't waist your time. Expand
  7. Feb 27, 2015
    0
    One of the worst games I've ever played. I only made it a few minutes into the demo, but the controls are so unbearably bad that you couldn'tOne of the worst games I've ever played. I only made it a few minutes into the demo, but the controls are so unbearably bad that you couldn't pay me to play further.

    The controls are utter garbage - there are two modes, C-Stick and touch screen. The C-Stick on the New 3DS isn't suitable for aiming, so getting the crosshair to settle on something is an exercise in futility. You will find the C-stick isn't sensitive enough while looking (it takes over 2 seconds to do a 360) and is too imprecise when aiming. Touch-screen aiming *should* work (it worked very well for Metroid Prime: Hunters) but the *maximum* sensitivity is unbearably slow. Unless you're frantically swiping across the screen, you can barely even get the crosshair to move. The touch screen aiming is also implemented the wrong way - it should behave like an analog stick (further from the center making you turn faster) but instead it's implemented like a mouse (requiring you to repeatedly swipe your finger along the screen to turn).

    In the campaign, gameplay is frequently interrupted by stupid cutscenes. You enter a room, and there's a cutscene of enemies slowly plodding into the room and walking into position. Your character just lets them get situated before bothering to attack them? You press a button, there's a clunky cutscene. You kick down a door, there's a clunky cutscene.

    The voice 'acting' is excruciating, the graphics aren't anything to write home about, the weapons are generic, the enemies are extremely bland, and the pace is slower than a crawl.
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