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8.1 out of 10

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

Digital Chumps
6 October 2009
  • Conclusion: This is what I want in a World War II flight simulator. I want all aspects and all situations that I can possibly have when it comes to this type of game. IL-2 Sturmovik provides you with all of this and more. It takes you into battle; let's you go nuts and pulls you back to help defend your country. You get all aspects of what it's like being a fighter pilot.
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 9
8.7
Graphics 8
8.1
Sound 8
8.3
Multiplayer 9
8.9
Control 9
8.5
Addiction 8
8.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
30 September 2009
  • Excerpt: . I had heard good things going in and right off the bat, I knew I was looking at a more complete flight game; an action experience that tends to utilize more realistic elements – even when flying in standard Arcade mode – and feels a bit more authentic at every turn. The in-cockpit view alone separates it from the rest of the crowd, and the combination of excellent effects and ultra-smooth (albeit more challenging) control really stands out in my mind.
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

uk.gamespot.com
16 September 2009
  • Conclusion: IL-2 Sturmovik's dogfights and bombing runs are exciting enough to satisfy anyone with an interest in air combat. It successfully caters to both novices and veterans, and it's good to see such a faithful sim appear on a console. The campaign is a little short and would've benefitted from more mission variety, but if you want to experience some great World War II dogfighting on your console, Birds of Prey fits the bill.
  • Pros: Thrilling dogfighting, Detailed planes and environments, Plenty of unlockable bonus items, Different control schemes cater to newcomers and veterans alike.
  • Cons: Frame rate drops dramatically during combat, Limited mission variation, Various glitches.
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Overall 8
7.5

PS3/X360 Review - 'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey'

WorthPlaying
12 September 2009
  • Summary: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of WWII. Players can participate in some of the most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of 50+ missions.
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IL-2 Sturmovik Review: Unpronounceable Guilty Pleasure Gaming

UGO
9 September 2009
  • Excerpt: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is a mouthful and a guilty pleasure. The European World War II flight simulator series has been released in multiple iterations for the PC over the last decade, but this version marks the first console entry in the series. It's not consistently good and has some issues, but that's not enough to detract from the draw that this game has. It's just too damn fun blowing enemies out of the sky.
  • Pros: you want to blow stuff out of the sky, the airplane in Battlefield 1943 piqued your interest, you want to see massive air battles on your console
  • Cons: you don't enjoy guilty pleasure gaming, arcade style and simulation style should be kept apart on the dinner plate, you're easily confused by mission objectives
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Overall 9
9.0

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

GamesRadar
2 September 2009
  • Pros: Flawless simulation, Bum-clenching dogfights, Well-designed modes for all skill levels
  • Cons: No co-op, No mission builder, Simulation mode near impossible
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
7.8

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

GameTrailers
2 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Publisher 1C and developer 505 Games have teamed up to deliver the latest installment in the long-running Il-2 Sturmovik series, Birds of Prey. You'll take to the skies once again in a game that retains its flight simulator roots, but at the same time caters to newcomers. The series' reputation certainly speaks volumes, but does this bird soar to new heights?
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Hands-On - Your Mom's a Sturmovik

UGO
22 July 2009
  • Excerpt: I may play games professionally, but "professional" does not best describe my competitiveness, particularly at preview demos. Call me childish, but I like to win.
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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
7.1
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 7
7.2
Longevity 7
6.8

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey

NowGamer
9 February 2009
Overall 8
8.2

IL-2 Sturmovik review

Gamedot
18 March 2010
  • Conclusion: IL2 has the basics covered and may convert many arcade players to trying the less forgiving difficulties it offers, but even if it doesn’t what IL2 does do is bring the thrill of realistic dog fighting to console gamers, no matter what the experience level and for that it should be commended. A few bugs like screen tearing and frame rate issues hamper the action in some frantic missions, it does nail home the joys and horrors of WW2 flight combat well.
  • Pros: Frantic large scale battles. excellent damage modelling on aircraft. excellent atmosphere, good online play.
  • Cons: Frame rate issues at times
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