Iron Grip : The Oppression has a completely new kind of gameplay, combining First Person Shooter with Real Time Strategy elements in a way never done before.

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Yes that’s right, the Half Life 2 total conversion Iron Grip: The Oppression first Beta will be releasing this September!! For several weeks we’ve been doing full beta testing, and the mod is almost ready to give it a go in public. Some of the features for the first release will include: *Unique

Posted by OmeVince on Sep 18th, 2006

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Yes that’s right, the Half Life 2 total conversion Iron Grip: The Oppression first Beta will be releasing this September!!
For several weeks we’ve been doing full beta testing, and the mod is almost ready to give it a go in public.

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Some of the features for the first release will include:

*Unique guerilla warfare gameplay!
*Fully functional 1 RTS player versus a group of FPS players.
*Full RTS and FPS working GUI elements including minimap.
*Command and construct a selection of infantry and tanks.
*FPS players choose between 10 unique Resistance Characters.
*A variety of arms available to the Resistance Team.
*3 maps including a forest, urban and village setting.
*Iron Grip sound track and game music.
*Dynamic switching RTS-FPS for better unit control.
*Tons of custom map models, and textures.

And much more!

Iron Grip: The Oppression is aimed at smaller groups of people ranging from 2 – maximum of 11.
Recommended are battles with around 5-7 players. This because there will be mass armies of tanks and infantry pouring through the city.

After the first release, our goal is to update frequently not only with fixes, but also new game-types, units, weapon, characters, maps, items etc.

We will also be setting up game manuals and mapping guide documents soon.
That’s it for now, stay tuned since before the end of the month we will release…

On another note: we are actively searching for game servers, if you have ability to help out in this area, please email: vvg [at]

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grudgE. Sep 18 2006, 5:58pm says:

Thats great news!
I cant wait to play this!

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Jambozal Sep 19 2006, 5:42pm says:

I'm very interested to see how the gameplay concept will turn out. Great job :)

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SinKing Sep 19 2006, 9:23am says:

I can't wait to playtest this mod. The flaw of Empires for HL2 is that you got a comm and a team - which can be nice if everything's working - but too often people just run by their own free will instead of letting the Comm boss them around. Here in Iron Grip this problem is resolved and there can be no more blameshifting and bad blood at the end of a round, since either the entire team played badly, or the commander made some mistakes. This is a good concept of a new style of game and I do like it alot.

Great work, fast work, too!

I played the lottery last week, but I didn't win a mod at all.

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Sallycin Sep 18 2006, 9:11pm says:

Cool :)

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Karuto Sep 18 2006, 11:51am says:

Get it out asap. I need a good HL2 mod to play. :)

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Undying_Zombie Sep 18 2006, 3:31pm says:

Really good news guys :) I hope it really is released and not being a fake announcement like some other mods ( that I wont mention of there names :P )

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ThE_L!oN Sep 18 2006, 6:23pm says:

nice nice nice

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rofl106 Sep 18 2006, 7:26pm says:

yo soy muy divertido

(i am very happy)

(I live in Texas)

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Kylegar Sep 18 2006, 7:44pm says:

First Eternal Silence, now Iron Grip?

September looks to be a good month for the HL2 Mod community :D

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Goetz Sep 18 2006, 7:45pm says:

This game looks very promising. An extremely original and good idea. To be honest the only thing I'm not a fan of is the setting. It's ok and all, but I like modern warfare or historical warfar (WW2, Vietnam, ect.) settings better. I like games to have real weapons. But the idea makes this mod definetely worth checking out.

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lord_elendil Sep 18 2006, 8:05pm says:

I got a new gfx card just in time for this game.

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Goetz Sep 18 2006, 8:05pm says:

Wait... sorry for double post but does this mean that a new closed beta will come out by the end of September, or a public beta/release???

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Stickmaster Sep 18 2006, 8:38pm says:

Public release. :)

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Sp4rta Sep 18 2006, 8:39pm says:

looks good. a bit of polish and we have us a winner.

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tibz Sep 18 2006, 9:23pm says:

Niiiice :D

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cheeseyballz Sep 18 2006, 9:27pm says:

I can't wait!!

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MomoJak00 Sep 18 2006, 10:44pm says:

Callu-Callay! What a merry day!

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WraithsLotus Sep 19 2006, 5:51am says:

yay!! :D

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mrtywalsh Sep 19 2006, 8:37am says:


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Qwertyz Sep 19 2006, 1:25pm says:

WOOO! Cant wait till its released i liked Empires but hated the load times and some other things.

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Norjax Sep 19 2006, 9:02pm says:

I'm with SinKing. This mod should avoid the major flaw of the other RTS/FPS mod. Who wants to play online as a pawn for a poor leader? I have high hopes for this mod. I also think the setting is original and interesting!

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Leedeth Sep 21 2006, 10:57pm says:

Awesome! Can't wait for it.

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