Iron Front: Liberation 1944

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Developers AWar Studio and X1 Software
Publisher Deep Silver
Distributor Bohemia Interactive
Release date 25 May 2012
Game's engine Real Virtuality 3
Latest version 1.05
Genre WW2 Tactical shooter
Platform PC


Iron Front is an ArmA 2 engine based standalone game made by Awar and published by Deep Silver on May, 25 2012. The storyline is set in the World War 2 in 1944 during the German Occupation of the Eastern Front also known as Ostfront, the area of operations in the game is in East-Poland and West-Ukraine.

The game is based on the Operation Flashpoint Modification Liberation 1941 - 45. The latest patch is v1.05 (v1.65 ArmA Engine).


Iron Front: Liberation 1944 is set in Southern Poland during the Soviet Offensive in the summer of that year, when the infantry and tank as well as aircraft units of the Red Army and the Wehrmacht engaged in fierce combat. It was the first time in history that the "Königstiger" tanks fought with the powerful JS2 soviet tanks.

The German's objective is clear – consolidate and regroup the remaining troops, stop the Red Army’s advance at all cost, or at least slow it down. As a Red Army soldier, the task less complex, but no less challenging: Break the resistance to enable an attack on Germany. Starting out as a simple soldier on either side, you will experience nerve-wracking, tactical combat – always caught between your orders from your senior, and reality on the battlefield. In the course of the story, both protagonists will be promoted to command tanks and even fighter planes in addition to their own troops. However, the player does not have to do all this on foot: Using their computers, tacticians will control tanks, including the famous German battle tank Panzerkampfwagen VI or "Königstiger" and the Russian Stalin tank JS2, or fighter planes such as the Focke Wulf 190 and dive bombers like the Stuka or the Petlyakov PE-2.

Online is where the battle really heats up in "Iron Front – Liberation 1944": Players can either complete missions cooperatively or compete with each other in special multiplayer modes such as "Capture the Flag" or "Attack and Defense". "Iron Front – Liberation 1944" also includes an extensive mission editor, enabling players to intuitively create their own missions and share them with their friends online, thus guaranteeing that there will never be a shortage of new missions.

Game Features

   * Completely new gameplay, coming out from the technical and tactical level of the history period.
   * Large-scale battles involving infantry, tanks and planes that re-enact a realistic development of the summer offensive of 1944
   * Over 40 vehicles and planes, including the Königstiger, the Katyusha, the Focke-Wulf Fw-190 and the notorious Stuka
   * Huge arsenal with authentic weapons, such as the Mauser Karabiner, the MP 40 and grenades, mines, etc,.,
   * Tactical combat and commands to troops and vehicles for a realistic “in the thick of it” feeling.
   * Advanced game systems, such as realistic damage models for tanks, destructible environment, hitching and unhitching artillery, etc
   * Two campaigns, giving the choice to play for the Wehrmacht or the Red Army across eight missions, against an authentic backdrop
   * Varied mission objectives and story of the final months of the war
   * Extensive multiplayer capabilities, with cooperative and PvP battles
   * Editor for creating your own missions, and campaigns
   * New interface
   * Possibility to tow and transport the artillery with the help of trucks
   * Rich and fully destructible environment of the Southeastern Poland of 40' years with workable interiors of the buildings
   * Dynamic system of destruction of cars, trucks and artillery, giving the possibility to break them into pieces
   * Both sides speak on their own language
   * Rifle animations(not only reloading)
   * Possible to carry body's(wounded soldiers)
   * Openable truck doors(with animation)
   * Tanks can carry troops
   * Backpacks. ("pickup-able" radio backpack)
   * Reload animation
   * Weapon sight switch
   * Weapon mounting


Where Can I buy Iron Front?


Official Website & Links

Official Patches

Official Iron Front Forums

Iron Front Fan Forums/Groups/Sites

Iron Front Manuals

Iron Front as mod in Arma 2: Combined Operations (IFA2)

Iron Front as mod in Arma 3 (IFA3)

Mission Repository

The Mission Repository is a website that hosts all Iron Front: Liberation 1944 Missions, and Files for Vanilla Iron Front, IFA2, & IFA3 (Arma2CO, and Arma3 Iron Front Conversions). The MR for short is dedicated to the Iron front game and community, serving the communities mission and file needs since October 2012. Website is Owned and operated by Gunter Severloh.