Summary: You really have to spend some time practicing every aspect and memorizing controls before actually flying missions, which will turn a lot of people off. I didn't much like the layout of things.
might be great but Windows 7 install was a royal pain
Adrian "adrianjfrost", Amazon
1 February 2008
Summary: now I think I am reasonably PC competent but getting IL2 1946 to install and run on a new Windows 7 machine almost defeated me (if it wasn't for the Mission4Today website I might have given up) The DVD box arrives with no install instructions for Windows 7 so you need to look on the web for how to...
Summary: Whilst a good combat simulator I find the game play to be very slow. I don't play on line and the AI is quite good however there is a long time before you get to the action. CFS2 and FSX/Xplane are far better flying options even without the combat option.
Summary: The game itself merits 5 stars. The copy protection merits 0 stars. Overall-2 1/2 stars. I bought a legal copy from a famous legit software store here. It installed fine but I couldn't get it to run.
Summary: After MS simulators I found this difficult to set up and control aircraft. there is an issue with windows 7 as I don't think 7 was around when this was first on sale. but you can set the compatibility to XP.
Summary: IL-2 is a game which is very hard to get into unless you have a serious thing for planes. The controls are, at first glance, difficult, and the lack of instructions and interactive tutorials are enough to put off your average player (it took me about four hours to learn how to drop bombs!).
Summary: This flight simulation game requires the player to train to fly aircraft using a joystick or yoke and about 70 combination keyboard controls. It is not for the casual player and requires many hours of practice just to get off the ground.
Macht viel Spaß, kommt dem Namen "1946" nicht wirklich gerecht...
Vincent E., Amazon
6 March 2014
Summary: Hallo, da ich von der fortschrittlichen deutschen Technologie gegen Ende des 2.Weltkrieges faziniert bin, habe ich bisher vergeblich nach so einem Spiel gesucht, bis ich zu dieser Simulation gekommen bin.