Iron Grip: Warlord is a FPS/Tower Defense multiplayer co-op game. The gameplay revolves around players first establishing a strong defense to ensure that their stronghold can survive wave after wave of Confederate attacks. Then, you have to go out and hunt down Confederate officers – kill enough officers and enemy morale will break. You can turn the tide of battle through first-person combat on the frontlines along with an intuitive construction mode. Defenses must be placed wisely and you must fight valiantly – there is a fine line between victory and defeat!
The two opposing factions are the Atelian Militia and the Confederation of Nallum. The Atelians are making their last stand in the excellent defensive positions offered by a number of fortress-cities which the Confederates strive to take control of at any cost.
The Atelian Militia is a mixture of armed citizens, organized resistance and allied nomadic warriors. Their primary objective is to slow the march of the Confederate armies by any means possible, while reducing their public support and encouraging Atelian civilian resistance.
The Confederation possesses modern armies with millions of troops and nearly unlimited resources. However, there is something to say for quality over quantity; individually, the soldiers are poorly trained and minimally equipped. Their strength is sheer numbers of infantry, supported by powerful vehicles.