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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey (IL2)

Released on 04 September 2009

Rating: 7+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (26 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Master the Skies of Wartime Europe!

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey is based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II. Participate in the war's most famous confrontations piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers through a range of thrilling missions set over stunning landscapes - from the patchwork fields of Southern England to the smoking ruins of Stalingrad, all recreated with amazing detail.

As well as advanced environmental visuals IL-2 also boasts an all-new damage effects engine. Players can see real-time damage to the aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dog fights.
  • Engage in more 50 thrilling missions from famous historical battles over Eastern and Western Europe and fly historically accurate aircraft including the iconic Spitfire
  • Choose a difficulty level to match your experience, from adrenaline-fuelled arcade action to realistic simulations
  • Battle hundreds of enemy aces for control of the skies in intense multiplayer dogfights and bombing sorties
  • Enjoy detailed visuals including revolutionary real-time damage effects and an atmospheric audio experience featuring a stunning soundtrack by Jeremy Soule

customer Reviews

 Average rating (26 reviews)

 If you want realism you've got it! BEST FLIGHTSIM ON CONSOLE

| | See all LaMOi123's reviews (2)

'You've been chasing the enemy ace for ten minutes with your engine running hot from being pushed too hard and too long. Fuel is running low and ammunition even lower but you've finally got the drop on your foe. His German-made fighter can out-turn and out-gun your British crate but you have altitude and surprise in your favor.

You've stayed above the clouds, gradually closing the gap after sighting him a while back, staying in his blind spots and inching ever closer. When you're on top of him you strike, dropping through the clouds and banking so hard your plane threatens to stall; you wrestle it back on course and dive in at his seven o'clock, all guns blazing, your last hundred rounds rake across his wings as you tear past his rear. Glancing back, the bounder banks to begin the chase, unaffected by the pounding; then suddenly, a wobble; then a shake; his wings cut to Swiss cheese and his aerodynamics shot to hell, the German pilot begins to spin.

The plane spirals Earthwards as the pilot tries to wrestle it under control; it even looks as if he might pull out, the moment before his right wing is torn free by G-force and the plane nosedives into His Majesty's Great British countryside. Winston Churchill pats you on the back saying "well done, son" while a British bulldog barks the national anthem and you sip a nice cup of tea. When you get a kill in IL-2 Sturmovik, you earn it.'

- Flawless simulation
- Bum-clenching dogfights
- Well-designed modes for all skill levels

(Excerpt taken from GamesRadar Review)

Ignore any low reviews as evidently they are people that dont know how flying really works.. This game is a symphony of flight and might... This is probly as close as you get to the real thing.

This game comes from a critically acclaimed series on the PC, which years after its release is still ranked probly the best Combat Flight Sim out there. The good news is they didnt dumb it down for console. Ignore all the other Arcade nonsense, this is the real deal. The enemy AI is astounding, it feels like your fighting against human pilots.. Recommanded for beginners and Sim enthusiastes alike...
It's as hardcore as you want it to be, too. Arcade difficulty makes Birds of Prey as accessible as Blazing Angels or Ace Combat, with simple controls and a plane which proves impossible to stall in even the tightest turns. It's still a smarter, more tactical, and more exciting game than AC6 or Angels, but the physics are simplified and planes have a basic energy bar which can be depleted with a decent well-placed burst.

Step up to Realistic or the near-suicidal Simulation setting and it's a different world. Every plane takes skill to pilot and every shot takes time to line up; once you finally have a bead on the enemy they soak up ten times the damage, with only hits on critical parts downing planes quickly. The damage model for both sides changes - enemies can pummel you with rounds and still your plane will limp on, the handling becoming rougher, turning becoming slower, your engine gushing smoke and oil.

You'll pound your enemies with hundreds of bullets before you realize that 'Realistic' means realistic - bullet holes in an empty fuselage will do nothing but give the pilot air conditioning, but just a mere handful of bullets into the engine or fuel tank will instantly end his life or send him reaching for the parachute.

9/10

 This is the flight sim I have been waiting for

| | See all Smit950's reviews (3)

If you like realistic flight, damage model (no health bar!), with all the console extras eg 40 planes to unlock, extra missions to unlock etc then this game is for you. There is a 20 mission campagn and once completed there are another 30 or so extra missions to unlock. I have just started playing the multiplayer - very satisfying when you manage to down a human opponent... This is the best flight sim on a console bar none.

 Great! (demo)

| | See all KALASHNICOV's reviews (23)

this game is excellent!!! seems really authentic, but an option for arcade is great for those that all ways find themselves in a spin. the dog fighting is awesome and the enemy AI seems intelligent enough to hunt you down especially when u down their wingmen. Graphically this game looks good, the gameplay seems fluid - looking forward to playing on live!

 a great little game!

| | See all Sirchunkalot's reviews (3)

I am a great fan of the old Il-2 simulators on the pc and to be honest i was worried about buying such a game for the xbox, however i was pleasantly surprised by Il-2 Birds of prey. it has not lost its simulator feel altogether and is well blended with elements of flight sim, and basic shoot em' up style gameplay. Graphics are good ( especially the detail on the planes and battle damage), good length campaign and a decent selection of online gaming. Dont be put off by the simpleness of the first difficulty setting and the near impossible realistic and simulator settings - it doesnt take long to work eveything out!.
All in all a definate buy and a great price - check it out! :)

 budgies of averageness

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Graphically fairly decent.Game play wise a bit dull and samey on arcade mode(and far too easy),realistic/simulator are nearly unplayable.Do not expect a pc flight sim,the xbox controller can't handle it.it's a game to kill a few minutes on at a time on single player(every time I try to get on line I have problems with the server).worth a look if you fancy a change but not great.

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Rating7+ (PEGI)
Players1-16