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.
This Is a must have for every aviation history fan and simulator fan out there, Its pretty cheap on steam and GOG ! And the community mods are super good! this games feels very realistic and it is realistic!
Planes are perfect , historical accurate and look good!
there are hundreds of planes.
Also this is an old game so it may have old graphics but that doesn't mean its a good game! Its fantastic!
The controls may feel strange at first with a keyboard but I got ok with them also its good to have a good old joystick to play this!
And this game is not for normal gamers. This game is serious and its not an arcade game! If you don't like hard games then think twice!
Multiplayer its pretty populated! and its fun to play with a friend.
For me this game is 10/10 and from an reviewer's eye this game is 9/10!
I love this game! and I really suggest it for those who want to learn a bit of flying skills too!
The 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.
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.
Along with Silent Hunter III this is my personal favorite simulator of all times. With the Dark Blue World mod, this game is a masterpiece which never gets old and even newer Rise of Flight is not as good as this one.
Years after its initial release, thanks to unprecedented support for this game from the developers, this simulation still stands alone as the best WW2 combat flight simulator of all time. While the flight model might not be perfect, it is very, very good, and the planes are very smooth to fly (provided you have a joystick with throttle and rudder). The patches for this game not only contain minor fixes, but a wealth of realism and balance tweaks, and new free content including dozens of new planes. Despite concentrating on the Eastern front theatre of war, IL2 1946 presents a very complete history of WW2 aircraft (and beyond, with the theoretical 1946 aircraft) and their relative performace. There is a very devoted online community for this game, who are very vocal in making sure that the weapons and relative flight performance characteristics between aircraft are as true to life as possible. The fact that this game can be found for only a few dollars in the bargain bin just make it an unbelievable deal. Although it has no real interactive tutorial, the game does have excellent options to make the planes easier to handle, if you're not 'hardcore'. The downsides? The graphics aren't quite up to today's effect-laden standards, but you can forgive it that because it's an older game, it still looks nice with a few config edits to enable 'perfect' water/clouds mode, and damage modeling is still impressive. The main flaw in the game is the campaign generator, it is more random than dynamic. However the game includes a full featured mission builder, and robust online play which more than compensates. If you like the subject material, this is the only game you will need.
OK, if you hate the game, you're either doing it wrong or clearly aren't interested in simulation games. IL2 IS A FLIGHT SIMULATOR. If you want action-packed simple controls, get something else like Blazing Angels. Several years old, but remains probably the best combat flight sim in existence. Destruction, realism, good flight simulation, and okay graphics. In game multiplayer is useless, but getting Hyperlobby (****) is easy and pain free, and offers many benefits. Mods are readily available, with many communities alive to this date. At only $9.99 on Steam, this game is a must-have for all simulator fans, and a good play for others.
Actually, this game needs two scores: one as purchased and one as patched. As purchased, it's about a 5 by modern flight sim standards. I know the IL-2 fanatics will disagree with me here, but truthfully the flight model isn't really as convincing as, say, Aces High 2 or Rise of Flight (my two fav prop sims). Patched, the graphics bring this about the AH2 standard, and the game deserves a 9 there--- BUT you'll either need a friend to point you in the right direction, sift through forum posts, or just suffer trial and error. For example, it took me forever to figure out how to integrate TrackIR, whereas any state of the art game just is plug and play. Before everyone gets snotty about the guy who gave it a 0 for lack of tutorial, imagine if you came to this game with no previous flight sim time. Not explaining controls isn't a badge of honor, nor does it make those who figured it out better people.
Bottom line, although its age shows, as played probably the best WW2 flight sim out there. But expect to put some work in-- not in learning to fly, but in futzing with patches and such. Then again, at $10, you can't beat the price (AH2 is $15/month, and while it has a better FM, the graphics are just painful)
Oh dis donc le jeu de coucous foireux ! qu'il est relou sa mère, ce gros **** ! déjà, rien que pour décoller, il roule en crabe et il vole de travers... oui, rien que pour décoller, il faut être un astronaute de la Nasa ou s'appeler Gagarine... il paraît que le jeu gère la manette et dans les réglages, il semble avoir compris mais en fait que dalle, il s'en fout de ta manette ! ou alors faut tout reparamétrer chaque putain de touche de A à Z... laisse tomber.
On clique quoi qu'il en soit sur l'entraînement pour s'entraîner... et on a droit qu'à des "vidéos" faites avec le moteur du jeu, des "leçons" pas interactives pour un kopeck... comment tu veux apprendre si tu peux pas essayer "en vrai" ? Alors, on va dans les options et on décoche toutes les conneries réalistes, on lance une mission du côté du Reich avec un BF110... déjà que l'espèce de "briefing" est super mal présenté (qui a torché ça ? le stagiaire ?) mais en vol, aucune indication de rien... faut aller où, mon couillon de jeu, hein ? dans ton cul ?...
Graphiquement, c'est plutôt pas trop vilain (enfin pour l'époque je crois) mais uniquement en 4/3 et la musique du menu, on dirait de la FM des années 90, quelle horreur...! le jeu a l'air de toute façon bien buggué (souris qui disparaît dans les menus, jeu entièrement muet une fois sur deux, joystick non reconnu) et n'est pas d'une fluidité exemplaire : encore un machin programmé avec le fion !
Bref, on arrête cette connerie de jeu à la con qui soûle et qui ne vaut pas un radis : envoyez-moi tout ça au goulag !
SummaryOleg 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 n...