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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
7.9 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.
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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.
  • 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

Expert Review

GameSpot
16 September 2009
  • Summary: IL-2 Sturmovik was one of the finest flight sims ever created for the PC, and with Birds of Prey, the series finally makes the jump to consoles. Thankfully, it makes concessions to its new audience with a very accessible arcade difficulty level while also offering the full-on simulator experience...
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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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