Iron Harvest Reviews
If the RTS is dead, then Iron Harvest is some pretty slick necromancy. A classic single-player campaign with a strong story complements the absolute satisfaction of big, stompy mechs.
Iron Harvest's mech-based strategy can burn a little slow, but the payoff is undoubtedly worth it.
Iron Harvest's incredible presentation and scrappy, dynamic battles can't always save it from uneven mechanical depth and arbitrary-feeling limitations. A celebration of the some classic RTS, but not an evolution of it.
Overall, Iron Harvest presents a fascinating alternate reality of which I’d like to see more.
Iron Harvest can satiate you whether you are looking for a real-time strategy challenge alone and some war action, or if you need your next competitive stimulus in this genre that has not stood out in this particular section for a long time.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
You have a first world war setting (somewhat, it's 1920) and giant mechs to destroy everything with. Do you need anything else?
Review in Italian | Read full review
Iron Harvest is a throwback to one of the last golden ages of the genre, often feeling as old fashioned and crusty as that association entails, but frequently reminding us of the essential appeal of extremely large robots chilling out in timelines where they shouldn’t be.
Iron Harvest doesn't reinvent the wheel - it doesn't have to. Instead, the game is a celebration of the sub-genre's tried-and-true design. It is a student of the greats that came before it, taking and presenting that core gameplay experience in a way that is familiar, but also exceptionally engaging.
Iron Harvest offers a strong, story-driven campaign split into three interwoven parts. However, its core RTS mechanics leave something to be desired, and some common RTS features are lacking or missing.
While the game is certainly not perfect, for the developers’ second attempt at an RTS, Iron Harvest has a lot of potential. Once the multiplayer, competitive, and co-op features are added, Iron Harvest is sure to become a staple of the RTS genre.
It is worth to give Iron Harvest a chance, at the very least for a great story campaign, unconventional setting and a childlike wonder of seeing mecha-teapots fight themselves to the death.
Review in Russian | Read full review
By borrowing solid mechanics from the best of the genre, Iron Harvest has the makings of a pretty good RTS. What pushes it across the finish line is a well-realized setting, a wonderful aesthetic, and a solid grounding in what sort of story it wants to tell. I personally wish it could have had more fun with the world, but that’s just me.
Iron Harvest captures most of the charm of Scythe and Company of Heroes while lacking some of the stuff that matter the latter so much fun.
Iron Harvest could be best described as Company of Heroes with Mechs. That's high enough praise in itself and Iron Harvest lives up to it. Featuring great RTS combat across an extensive and engaging, campaign, skirmish levels, challenges, and multiplayer, you'll have a lot to bite into and enjoy. It's well balanced and at a pace which rewards tactical thinking over simple fast gameplay. There are a few slight issues, aesthetically it does feel like more could have been done, but it's still a decent enough looking game. There are also a few very minor bugs here and there, but nothing that can mar your enjoyment. Iron Harvest is a game I heartily recommend for strategy fans, particularly those who like the Company of Heroes style gameplay.
For a first foray into the RTS genre, Iron Harvest 1920+ is a very good proof of competence. It's not perfect; while it's rich in singleplayer content, six maps is too little of a pool for multiplayer, and the gameplay could use some refinement. But it's a solid start, and the potential for greater things is definitely there.
Review in Italian | Read full review
A pretty decent start to Iron Harvest's RTS journey. Lacking some much needed additional content and the campaign could be better, but there's a solid foundation here.
An enjoyable real-time strategy game held back by a lack of polish and content.
Come to Iron Harvest for the mechs, stay for the beautiful, wonderful destruction in this solid and approachable real-time strategy game.
In its current form Iron Harvest 1920+ offers a solid RTS experience, which brings an incredible alternate universe to life. It doesn't break from the norm in terms of gameplay but it is the narrative and setting that sets the game apart from the rest.
A long time ago, when RTS games reached their peak in popularity, this game wouldn’t receive this much attention. But now, Iron Harvest has a chance to become one of the best strategies in years despite copying ideas without providing anything new. Well, maybe the setting is original, but it hasn’t reached its potential either.
Review in Polish | Read full review