Summary: the best plane fight sim i've found yet for the PS3, but it's also a great arcade game. i wasn't able to try the multiplayer because i don't know anyone that owns the game, and the public servers are ghost towns.
Summary: Comparing Birds of Pray with Birds of Steel. I would prefere to start the mission at the airfield instead of aloft. Also,the controls are not as sentive as I would like. At age 84, my hands shake a lot, which slows down the reaction time required to get results.
Summary: I 1st played IL2 on the PC a few years back, even was in an online squad. I was amazed with what the game/sim could do. The graphics where out standing the flight models seemed to dead on. It even had a mission builder w/ the PC version.
Summary: I got this game as a gift for my boyfriend. He really seems to like it and plays it quite often. He also plays it online with his friend I think. I'm not too playstation savy, but he seems to think it plays well and has good graphics.