• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2001
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 140 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 140
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  1. RaymondK.
    Dec 5, 2003
    10
    Beautiful graphics, superb realism, runs smooth even without top notch hardware. love the cannon smoke, it's like I am looking through the lense of a gun camera, beats MS CFS 3 hands down!
  2. Apr 8, 2017
    10
    Просто лучший продукт в своем роде за всю историю видео игр.
    Русские умеют делать военные симуляторы что не говори.
  3. Mar 5, 2011
    8
    Realism is good,almost always anyway graphics rule and that stuff. the only problem is that it gets boring later. The best flight simulator I've never played its just awesome and i agree with TheHutch,yes, the menus are really boring.

    (sry for my bad English:D)
  4. ChapayC.
    Dec 19, 2003
    10
    Russian Aces best forever :)
  5. TheHutch
    Jan 13, 2005
    7
    Great experience, and playability..downside is the frustratingly poor interface menus, and loooonng loadtimes.
  6. ImmuB.
    Apr 16, 2003
    10
    Absolutely awesome flight simulator with the fresh Eastern front.
  7. Jan 3, 2015
    8
    This totally blew me away like no game has since. The flighty model exceeds Microsoft FSX despite being an older game. Multiplayer is very well implemented.

    For the 2014+ audience, if you have a shred of interest in flight, get IL2 1946, which is the most updated version still has some online players, and costs next to nothing now).
  8. Jan 22, 2018
    8
    Сколько было разбито самолетов на взлетной полосе, и не сосчитать. Достойная игра, с отличной физикой и графикой.
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Destined to be a classic. This is one of those simulations that reminds you why you love the genre. It has all the fidelity, immersion, playability, polish, and graphical splendor that enriched classics like "Red Baron," "Aces over the Pacific," "Falcon 3.0," and "European Air War."
  2. Put simply this game is such a well rounded and comprehensive effort that it will take some beating before it is shot down and rendered missing in action by a competitor.
  3. 100
    A vitamin injection of originality, putting the sheer joy of flying back into combat flight simulation. It's an experience you do not want to miss.