A new console version of the popular World War II flight simulator IL-2 Sturmovik, the much-anticipated Il-2 Birds of Prey, is out now. Without doubt, this is one of the most important game releases of the year: a demo for Birds of Prey has managed to top one million downloads since going live in August.
The game allows players to re-live some of the the main aerial battles of World War II Europe, such as The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily, the Battle of the Bulge or Korsun.Available aircraft range from fighter planes to heavy bombers. It’s also got support for 16-player online multiplayer battles.
Among the many campaigns featured in the game, the opportunity to pilot a Spitfire over graphically stunning 1940s Kent in the clashes of the Battle of Britain is one of the most appealing. Quoting from one of the press reviews of the game: “Despite being made a Russian development team, IL-2 Sturmovik is the kind of fighter game that makes you proud to be British, and consequently makes you want to play it.”
To me, this game could be one reason to finally have a PS3 or XBox at home. Call me old fashioned 🙂
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[Southern Daily Echo]