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IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles is the sequel to IL-2 Sturmovik. It is a WWII flight simulator focusing on the Eastern Front. The player flies as either a fighter or a bomber pilot for one of the several nations participating in the battles. There are dozens of realistically modeled planes to fly and even more enemy planes. The flight model is very realistic and the damage model influences the flight as much as the visual appearance of the plane. Missions are generated randomly in the campaigns but there are also single missions to choose from. The campaigns are dynamic and played from the perspective of a single person. One can also fly missions and skirmishes in multiplayer.


IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles Windows Top gunner view of the He-111
IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles Windows Targeting the enemy fighter
IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles Windows Zoomed in on the Soviet pilot.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles Windows This Me262 pilot released the canopy and tries to get out...

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Alternate Titles

  • "暴風雪:被遺忘的戰役(原裝英文版)" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "IL2捍卫雄鹰:被遗忘的战争" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "IL-2 Sturmovik: Zapomenuté Bitvy" -- Czech title

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FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network May 05, 2003 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr 11, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93 Mar 18, 2003 92 out of 100 92
PC Zone Benelux Apr, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Gameplanet Apr 15, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2003 86 out of 100 86 Mar 30, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy Apr 04, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joystick (French) Apr, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 14, 2003 75 out of 100 75


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Spearhead (78) added IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles (Windows) on Aug 25, 2004