Summary: This totally blew me away like no game has since. For the 2012+ audience, if you dont mind the now old graphics or have an old computer and have a shred of interest in flight, get this game (or get IL2 1946, which is the most updated version and still costs next to nothing now)
Summary: This is a game but its borderline a simulator! You need to know how to fly a plane to have fun playing this game. It takes A LOT of practice before you will become proficient enough in it to compete against the rest of the world. This game is great if you love precision, calculation, and timing. Team work and coordination is vital in this game. Because of this, this game is timeless and will never get boring or repetitive like games of other genres.
Summary: My first thought when I started up the game was "this does not look like any other Ubisoft game I've ever seen". When I bought this game I thought it would be some awesome, easy, cool WW2 fighter plane game. It is a WW2 fighter plane game, but the controls are very VERY complex. I CAN'T EVEN PASS THE TRAINING MISSION!!! I have a Xbox 360 controller receiver hooked up to my PC. But, this game does not support Xbox controllers.
Summary: What has it been? Over 7 freaking years! The loyal IL2 fan base has waited patiently and respectfully. We all had the utmost confidence in Oleg and team. This is what we get? This is a very sad day in flight sim land. If people like me (been a dedicated fan and loyal supporter of IL2 since 2001) are giving it bad reviews you know something went dramatically wrong. Close to a decade of dev time...I just cannot comprehend this.
Summary: The sim was playable from the day one on my pretty old machine (e8400, 4GB, GTX260, Win7 @1920x1200 med settings), anyway, devs are working 12h per day 7 days per week to resolve bugs and performance issue. The flight model is awesome, it's more precise and accurate compared to IL-2 1946 even if it's not a revolution, the rest of the sim are amazingly accurate, all the aircraft, vehicles and object are maniacally reproduced down to the smallest part, gears suspensions,...
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a fly simulator WWII with great realism, terribly volatile models and model life will leave you speechless .. There is a small problem but bugs that will be overcome very quickly with the next update to prepare.
Summary: Has poor proformance at the moment as UBI soft forced them to add a epalipsy filter last min... this has been made optional already and added to proformance and they are optimising trees and buildings right now for 2nd patch due very soon... game runs fine on my computer quad core, 4gb ram .ati 6950 i dont see why everyone is rating it bad This has been a ruff start but it is being fixed fast and will be the BEST WW2 flight sim out there very soon..
Summary: Wait until it goes on sale this time next year, by then it will have been properly patched. They worked on this game for a long time - but it' simply not optimized. I was just as excited as everybody else about this release and had high hopes given IL2's success. Give it 3-6 months and this will probably become a quality title, until then, save your money and upgrade your PC.