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IL-2 Sturmovik (Windows)

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Description

IL-2 Sturmovik is a Russian-developed World War II flight sim that takes place in the Eastern Front of the European theater. You can fly as the Soviets or Germans. In addition to familiar combat-flight sim elements such as campaign and single mission options and a host of flyable aircraft for each country, this title adds the ability to turn the flying over to AI and lets you control the rear gunner. The difficulty (i.e. realism) of the controls is customizable, so you can play IL-2 as a realistic sim or as an arcade shooter.

Screenshots

IL-2 Sturmovik Windows Overhead map (upper right) - behind our plane others are waiting :)
IL-2 Sturmovik Windows Crimea Chase
IL-2 Sturmovik Windows Stalingrad flight
IL-2 Sturmovik Windows Loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "暴風雪" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Ил-2 Штурмовик" -- Russian spelling
  • "IŁ-2 Szturmowik" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

Its the new Chuck Yeager's Air Combat! Alkali (11) unrated

The Press Says

GameSpy Dec 09, 2001 94 out of 100 94
Fragland.net Sep 13, 2002 93 out of 100 93
Svenska PC Gamer Jan, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Gamezilla Dec 12, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 26, 2001 17 out of 20 85
4Players.de Dec 14, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Dec 05, 2001 84 out of 100 84
IGN Nov 28, 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Games (Germany) Dec 19, 2001 77 out of 100 77
Withingames Jan 15, 2002 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

IL-2 Sturmovik appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2002 (Issue #213) – Simulation Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – PC Sim Game of the Year
    • 2011 – #17 Top PC Game of the 2000s

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Kurt Sample (963) added IL-2 Sturmovik (Windows) on Nov 26, 2001