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  • Summary: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of World War II. Players can participate in some of the war's most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of thrilling missions. There are five theatres of war to engage in 0 The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily and Korsun' representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe. IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey also boasts an all new damage effects engine as well as advanced environmental visuals enriching the game play. Players can see real time damage to the aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dog fights. IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey features hundreds of airplanes taking part in air battles. The unique environmental engine also produces highly detailed, realistic landscapes that allow players to see breathtaking ground support actions. [505 Games] Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. There are lots of missions and difficulty options, but they're all unlocked right away, so there's no sense of progress.
  2. It must have been a pretty awful plane, because it lends its moniker to a game in which it's virtually impossible to maneuver or engage in combat. [Oct 2009, p.90]
  3. 35
    This is a game everyone should stay away from, because it cannot be beaten. The gameplay is essentially broken. What more do you need to know?
  4. Stupid design decisions. [Dec 2009, p.94]
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  1. ChrisV
    Nov 7, 2009
    6
    OK, so far this game has had BAD reviews. Yes, you do unlock everything when you start the game and Yes, it takes 3 million shots to kill someone. But, however, the reason I play it is because there is nothing more satisfying than watch a plane that you just shot fly into the sea :p Expand
  2. Dec 16, 2012
    5
    Not much here just several levels and a couple planes per nation. Poorly defined objectives and terrible bombing missions.
  3. MichaelW
    Dec 26, 2009
    1
    Very poor gameplay. No multiplayer. Poor manual. They phoned this one in. Don't pay over $5 for a copy.