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  • Summary: With 20 new single player missions and 10 new cooperative multiplayer missions, and a new dynamic campaign system, Forgotten Battles expands the aerial battlefield for IL-2 owners, adding almost limitless replayability. The expansion pack also adds 27 new flyable planes, and 12 new AI controlled aircraft to faithfully recreate the WWII aerial combat experience. Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    Doubtless the best flight-sim ever made; startling realism, excellent graphics and addictive gameplay make for an award-winning title.
  2. The most authentic, challenging, and beautiful pre-jet age combat flight sim ever made.
  3. The finest WWII prop sim of its era. Perhaps even of all time. [June 2003, p.80]
  4. 85
    The superior graphics and flight modeling are unmatched, and game's many solitaire and multiplayer options give it long life on the hard drive.
  5. 85
    This is easily one of the best combat flight sims you can get and that's even if you already own the original IL-2.
  6. Provides the ultimate combat flying experience, and no perfect place to play it. The dynamic campaign may be good, but it’s not compelling. The multiplayer venue is hampered by a factious community, and terrible matchmaking interface.
  7. 60
    Isn't really a sequel no matter what it says on the box. It's an expansion pack. Gamers who already own "IL-2 Sturmovik" may balk at the price, as there's simply not enough new here to justify the purchase.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. NickM.
    Mar 25, 2006
    10
    By far and away the best WWII combat flight sim to date. This sim has over 150 flyable aircraft now and shows no signs of slowing. Outstanding.
  2. MLancer
    Mar 25, 2006
    10
    Best flight sim of all. Fantastic atmosfere and excellent flight models and AI. Includes an excellent mission editor.
  3. BryanS.
    Apr 7, 2003
    9
    Top WWII aerial combat sim. No others touch it.
  4. BarryK.
    May 16, 2003
    9
    Hands down the best WWII combat sim on the maket today. The graphics are better than IL2 and the AI is vastly improved..very challenging. Online play is superb. Expand