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  • Summary: Battle of Britain 2 Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940. The game delivers explosive fun for veteran and casual gamers alike, and occurs over a vast and living world below which will be forever known as one the world’s most decisive moments in history. The simulation allows the player to either act as the supreme commander of either side, or simply click “fly” and let your generals manage the war below. As commander, you can control the war down to a single aircraft or building in a world where thousands upon thousands battle for supremacy. Thousands of targets including every plane, factory, airfield, and radar station have a specific role and impact on the progress of the war below. As the enormous campaign plays out below, you will observe both allied and enemy flights carrying out their daily missions. You can take your commanders hat off and jump in the cockpit of the British Hurricane, Spitfire, German Messerschmitt, Stuka dive bomber, or man the gunstations of the Dornier Do17, Heinkel He111, and Ju-88 level bombers. As a pilot, all you need to do is destroy the enemy when you can and get you and your comrades home alive. [GMX Media] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. An excellent hardcore simulation for the air combat enthusiast, especially one with an appreciation for history.
  2. Battle of Britain II's enhanced stability and updated graphics are compelling enough on their own, but when you toss in a 140-page printed manual and a bonus 52-minute "Battle of Britain" DVD, that $50 game box starts to look even better. [Oct 2005, p.66]
  3. 82
    The dynamic strategic campaign is simply brilliant but the lack of a developing career mode keeps you from becoming too invested in the actual aerial action.
  4. Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory waits for a patch to make it steadier. A great campaign system and a very interesting flight model provide lots of good single player action. [Oct 2005]
  5. Here in beats the heart of a classic.but casual simmers should wait and see if patches fix the problems.
  6. Quotation forthcoming. [Jan 2005]
  7. Until the bugs are squashed, Eurogamer cant recommend Wings Of Victory to anyone but wealthy sim completists with a gambling streak.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. BilesTabernacky
    Sep 20, 2006
    9
    Crashed when I installed it. I then patched it. It does not crash now.
    Modable. See the web site.
    Lots of support offered. Already a
    community that cares.
    The wargame contained in the game is tough. Well done.
    (I thought IL-2 [all flavours] sucked bad. Funny that)
    I can get acceptable frame rates even when in the midst of massive fleets of bombers and fighters whizzing all over.
    I recommend users apply the patches and go to the forum to seek advice, rather than whining.
    Just my $.02
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  2. KrayS.
    Sep 1, 2005
    8
    Hardcore but good. Makes a good companion to IL2.
  3. PhilP.
    Oct 8, 2005
    7
    This ain't definatly BoBII, but BoB 1.5... Gee, at least they should complete the freaking game, not to mention the crashes and bugs.
  4. FlightsimF.
    Aug 27, 2005
    3
    Not very good by todays standard should have used new coding. its just rowans bob with better graphics.. and it crashes ALOT... il2 still rules.
  5. CharlesI.
    Sep 2, 2005
    3
    Poor gfx perfomance sinks this promising sim. Cannot attain useable frame rates at 1024x768 even on a 6800GT/Athlon 64 3000+/1.5GB ram system. Needs desperately to be patched to improve perfomance in this area. Expand
  6. IanD.
    Aug 29, 2005
    2
    After all the hype, this is a very mediocre and uninspiring game. When you flown IL2 and Pacific Fighters, frankly there's no going back. This one doesn't even come close. Expand
  7. James
    Sep 30, 2005
    0
    Crashy Crash Crash, Very Poor.

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