IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 PC

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  • Summary: Oleg Maddox's Il-2 Sturmovik series of flight simulators continues to expand. The latest offering, Il-2 1946, adds 36 new planes, four new gigantic maps, over a hundred new ground objects, and nearly 200 new campaign missions. This new opus also includes all of the previous Il-2 seriesOleg Maddox's Il-2 Sturmovik series of flight simulators continues to expand. The latest offering, Il-2 1946, adds 36 new planes, four new gigantic maps, over a hundred new ground objects, and nearly 200 new campaign missions. This new opus also includes all of the previous Il-2 series content. What began as a one-aircraft study sim is now an astonishing anthology, with a whopping 229 flyable aircraft and over 300 aircraft total! Not to mention that players will have the opportunity to get a first glance at the future of the series arriving next year: Storm of War Battle of Britain via exclusive bonus videos. Expand
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  1. 100
    1946 might as well be the holy grail of WWII flight sims, a platinum anthology of everything good about no-frills airborne scrimmaging. The new material's a deal, whether you own the earlier games or not. And if you don't, 30 bucks nets you something that -- six years on -- still outclasses everything else.
  2. This is the biggest and best combat flight sim money can buy, but it's by no means flawless. [Jan 2007, p.70]
  3. Many of the new planes are a bit odd, although admittedly pretty fun to fly. As a collection Il-2: 1946 is a true masterpiece. The best version of the greatest simulator of all time. [Jan 2007]
  4. It feels like a retro collection, but it's pretty much a no-brainer for flight sim fans until "Storm of War" arrives. [Feb 2007, p.65]
  5. 81
    For forty bucks, you can't really go wrong here, particularly since this version of the game includes every expansion that the series has seen so far. It's a shame that there's not more US or UK content here, but that's to be expected.
  6. 80
    Excellent gameplay and an amazing level of detail should make those who enjoy flight sims giddy (and may even convert a few that aren't into amateur flyboys).
  7. The definitive "IL-2" collection. [Feb 2007, p.79]

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  1. Mark
    Jul 5, 2009
    10
    This is the absolute best WW2 flight sim yet. Given the age of the engine, it is still amazingly good looking and now supports a huge modding This is the absolute best WW2 flight sim yet. Given the age of the engine, it is still amazingly good looking and now supports a huge modding comunity which keeps me still very interested in flying after thousands of hours on both single and multiplayer. No other sim even comes close in scope and detail. Minor flaws are the, at times, dull dynamic campaign missions and AI flying into terrain occasionally. The weather is not very detailed and has limited user controls. Forests are only visible from above, meaning you may fly into them when very close to the deck. But really, as I said the greatest WW2 combat sim ever! Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2013
    10
    The best WW2 flight sim! There is no better one. Grate physics, flight model lots of content because of all scenarios, static campaigns andThe best WW2 flight sim! There is no better one. Grate physics, flight model lots of content because of all scenarios, static campaigns and dynamic campaigns random set of scenarios witch are generated based on your combat performance and general casualties. Game engine is old but there is still unofficial patch support redoing textures and improving graphics so it looks good. Expand
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    10
    This game is by far the KING of Combat flight simulators. Though a little old it is still the best by far and it surprisingly has little or noThis game is by far the KING of Combat flight simulators. Though a little old it is still the best by far and it surprisingly has little or no bugs in it aside from a few minor compatibility issues. This game however is only for people who are fans of this genre due to the fairly steep learning curve. You are basically thrown into the **** of the plane and forced to fly. Aside from this, IL-2 Sturmovik is the finest WW2 flight sim you can get, with a heap of flyable planes, many ridiculously huge maps, mission builders and pre-made missions to fly, giving you plenty to do. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2014
    9
    Well worth any price that will be asked. You will have to do some patching and a little modding to get it up to the community level forWell worth any price that will be asked. You will have to do some patching and a little modding to get it up to the community level for online play. Skiesoffire.org still run online servers to play for free! Expand
  5. FerdzA.
    Jan 31, 2007
    9
    It's still fascinating and addictive even after years of playing it !
  6. Dec 16, 2012
    9
    great game with fantastic gameplay and excellent graphics. There are many enjoyable modes and campaigns to fly and have a really good timegreat game with fantastic gameplay and excellent graphics. There are many enjoyable modes and campaigns to fly and have a really good time doing. There is a great damage engine to enhance the sense or realism and difficulty menu which lets you taylor the realism to your own preferences. However there are some complaints such as lack of tutorial, poor editor and the fact that many of the best planes are unavailable for use. For example if you want to do a mission with a bomber you are stuck with a smaller bomber or the TB-3. Also not that many different missions in single missions many are just take off or land missions. Other than that great game. But best for simulation fans. Expand
  7. JaredJ
    Nov 11, 2009
    0
    This is disgusting. I come across a lot of games with no tutorial but this is rediculous! Not only is there no tutorial, there's no This is disgusting. I come across a lot of games with no tutorial but this is rediculous! Not only is there no tutorial, there's no controls! You are left twisting in the wind (litterly) as you fight to hold this button and push this button WHILE holding this button AND clicking! The player has no controls to put so you have no control of anything except the ESC button and hitting EXIT GAME. $9.99 is too pricy for this GARBAGE!! Expand

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