I kind of feel bad for Ironsight. It is one of the most fun first-person shooters out there, yet hardly anyone is playing or talking about it. This is a free-to-play game and it is one of the fairest and fun that you will ever play. It is a game that is clearly aimed at those who wish Call of Duty was the same game it was 10 years ago.
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The Game Review
The setting of the game is the near future of 2025. Things are pretty bleak as resources are at an all time low. However, The Middle East still has plenty of resources, and two warring factions, The NAF a joint American and European force, and EDEN a Russian mercenary heavy group are at war over this bounty of resources.
While the game is not exactly story-heavy, at the least it is giving you a reason to be doing what you are doing. This is a fast-paced first-person shooter that plays the way they did about a decade ago. There is no overly complex class system or anything like that here, it is more focused on you having fun.
Do not get me wrong, you have a ton of weapons that you can choose from, but for the most part, things in Ironsight are very straightforward. You can start with the basic PVE modes where you learn the ropes and take on bots. While those are fun, it is PVP where this game really does shine.
There are four PVP modes for you to choose from. Team deathmatch, search and destroy, secure point and resource takeover are all here. If you have played any first-person shooter in the last decade, you will know these game modes very well. There is a decent selection of maps with my personal favorite being this one that is set in a dam.
The guns are great and there are over 100 of them. As well as standard guns, you also have explosive and drones. Drones are actually a big part of the game and you have offensive and tactical drones. Offensive ones will usually attack the enemy, tactical ones will do something like jam their equipment.
So, as this is a free-to-play game what is the deal with microtransactions? Well, they are very fair and for the most part, they are just for cosmetics. Weapons need to be repaired with gold, but I found I earned enough gold just by playing the game. There is also a loot crate system that is here where you can unlock new stuff as well.
I think it is great that they made a first-person shooter the way they used to be, before they got bogged down with overly complex skill trees, character skills, and so on. The thing is, the visuals also look like they are from about 10 years ago! It is not horrible by any means, but it does have a very “last-gen” feel as far as the visuals go.
I had a lot of fun with Ironsight and everyone I know that has tried the game has said the same thing. It is one of the fairer free-to-play first-person shooters out there and it is very easy to get into. It is just a real shame that it has not caught on like it deserves as the player base is still very small.
- The game is a fast-paced and fun first-person-shooter
- There are a ton of weapons
- I liked the use of drones in the game
- You have four game modes to play in PVP
- The way it handles microtransactions feels very fair
- The player base seems to be very small
- The visuals are rather dated