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Iron Harvest Review Thread

Bullet Club

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Platforms:
  • PC (Sep 1, 2020)
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
Developer: KING Art

Publisher: Deep Silver










Wccftech - Chris Wray - 8 / 10
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.
PC Gamer - Rick Lane - 82 / 100
Iron Harvest's mech-based strategy can burn a little slow, but the payoff is undoubtedly worth it.
PC Invasion - Martynas Klimas - 8.5 / 10
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.
Spaziogames - Daniele Spelta - Italian - 7.5 / 10
Iron Harvest is a classical RTS game, very insipired by Company of Heroes. It is not a revolutionary game, but the 1920+ universe adds a unique flavour.
The Games Machine - Marco Bortoluzzi - Italian - 8.2 / 10
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.
33bits - Ismael Mercado Sánchez - Spanish - 85 / 100
Iron Harvest 1920+ is not just another RTS. Its original setting and ingenious system of changing units make it a game to consider in the real-time strategy genre. As a downside, we can only highlight the lack of multiplayer maps and perhaps a little more variety of combat units, but the developers have already ensured that the game will receive new free content soon.
Cultured Vultures - Maxim Klose-Ivanov - 5 / 10

Though excellent conceptually and visually, Iron Harvest is a run-of-the-mill real-time tactics game with significant unrealized potential, lack of depth, and minimal innovation.
GameSkinny - Jordan Baranowski - 8 / 10 stars
Iron Harvest leverages its unique setting and strong design into an impressive and memorable RTS.
GameWatcher - Robert Honaker - 8 / 10
One Small Step for RTS
Gaming on PC - David Dominguez - 8.5 / 10
KING Art Games’ first foray into the RTS genre is a more than worthy alternative to Relic’s Company of Heroes series.
Hey Poor Player - Mark Delano - 4 / 5
Iron Harvest 1920+ is a gorgeous-looking RTS that harkens back to the classics while bringing its own unique brand of destruction. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and the slower style of gameplay definitely won’t appeal to everybody, though real-time strategy fans looking for their next fix should seriously look into trying it out, especially if they happen to have some buddies they can rope into playing against them, or with them if you prefer.
IGN Italy - Andrea Giongiani - Italian - 9 / 10
You have a first world war setting (somewhat, it's 1920) and giant mechs to destroy everything with. Do you need anything else?
Lords Of Gaming - Nicholas Downie - 9.3 / 10
Iron Harvest is one of the best RTS games to release in recent memory. Filled with an incredible single-player campaign, as well as intense multiplayer action. The game is an absolute must-play for fans of the genre.
 

Shrap

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An alternate history RTS with some really cool unit types is right down my alley.

I'll wait until it's on special to pick it up.
 

TheCockatrice

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Was expecting much lower scores considering the beta but then again "Critics" are a lot more forgiving. I'll wait for a huge sale tho. They clearly haven't fixed any of the major issues with AI and pathing.
 

GHG

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Better than expected because the previews really weren't looking too hot.
 

Codswallop_

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The reviews weren't kidding, this looks a lot like CoH. Gameplay looks fun, will pick it up eventually for sure.
 

Superkamikaze

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How's the learning curve, or on boarding? Haven't played a RTS in a long time.
 
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anab0lic36

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Wasn't really expecting a whole lot from this, with it being a multi-platform release... it was always gonna be dumbed down and restricted in terms of its depth due to the limitations of console controller input. A shame, because the theme is cool as hell. Oh well, the wait for an RTS that is good enough that the genre rises from the ashes continues I guess. Maybe AOE 4...