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IL-2 Sturmovik (Windows)

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4.0
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Advertising Blurbs

Back Cover (UK):
    Welcome to IL-2 Sturmovik, the next generation in combat flight simulation! For the first time ever, fly the mystical Russian IL-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft during WWII on the Eastern front!

    On June 22, 1941. Hitler's German forces attacked Russia's 2,000 mile-long home front and advanced to Moscow. The Russians put up a fierce resistance which finally ground the Nazi war machine to a halt.
    Vital to the resistance was the Ilyushin Sturmovik, the "IL-2". It was and anti-tank aircraft hailed by the Russians, who called it the "Flying Tank", and feared by the Germans, who called it the "Black Death".

  • 31 German, Russian and American planes are playable and another 40 are featured in the game.
  • Two different multiplayer modes: dog-fighting (up to 32 players) or co-operative missions (up to 16 players).
  • Massive air and ground battles between German and Russian airplanes and tanks.
  • Design your own solo and multiplayer missions and create new paint schemes.
  • Join the Axis or the Red Army forces and play fighter or bomber campaigns ranging from 1941 to 1945.
  • Exceptionally high quality aircraft and ground unit graphics. Realistic smoke, explosions, fire and weather effects.

    Contributed by コナン (77709) on Jan 20, 2004.

Back Cover (US):
    Experience the next generation in WWII combat flight simulations

    The Russians called it "the flying tank," the Germans called it "Black Death," and you will call it the most exciting and realistic combat flight experience you've ever had. Designed by Oleg Maddox, a former Russian Air Force employee and one of the industry's most highly respected flight sim creators, IL-2 Sturmovik recreates the harshest and deadliest air battles of WWII's Eastern Front.

    "I've never seen coulds this realistic... brings a fresh approach to the sim genre."
    - IGN PC.com

    "No kidding... the AI is amazing. Never before has a game designer kept so many promises."
    - CombatSim.com

    "...the most visually stunning game ever."
    - World-at-War.com

  • 31 flyable WWII aircraft (Russian and German) including the infamous IL-2 Sturmovik.
  • Engage in aerial dogfights (up to 32 players) or cooperative missions (up to 16 players).
  • Create massive air and ground battles between German and Russian airplanes and tanks.
  • Design solo and multiplayer missions and create new paint schemes.
  • Join the Axis or Red Army forces and play fighter or bomber campaigns from 1941 to 1945.
  • Experience highly detailed aircraft and ground unit graphics, including realistic smoke, explosions and fire.

    Contributed by コナン (77709) on Jan 20, 2004.