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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 Our fighter
IL-2 Sturmovik Windows FW190 Too Low
IL-2 Sturmovik Windows Flypast ME323
IL-2 Sturmovik Windows Main menu

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

Critic Reviews

GameGenie 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamesmania.de Nov 22, 2001 92 out of 100 92
GameSpot Nov 18, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 27, 2001 90 out of 100 90
PC Zone Benelux Feb, 2002 85 out of 100 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

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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