This game shows why tank sims are so rare.
Games like IL-2, MS Flight Sim and Silent Hunter III have shown that you can bring thoroughly convincing, visually attractive and widely popular simulations to the market. While it does have some merits, a mediocre effort like Iron Warriors only serves to reinforce the misconceptions about the genre. Insufficient documentation, an unreliable engine and some obvious gaffs in terms of realism make Iron Warriors a hard sell for the sim fans out there and an unwelcoming introduction for players who are looking to broaden their interests.
Doesn't take itself seriously enough for most sim fans to enjoy it. The tutorial and manual aren't complete.
Some nice touches but, like the T-72 itself, it comes from an older generation.
Thick, chunky battlefield sounds and some reasonably convincing, if repetitive, voicework.
The basic mechanics are sound but it's figuring out the interface that's the real challenge.
Lasting Appeal (6.5/10)
It has a nice range of missions and a mission editor but multiplayer isn't really an option.