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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (Xbox 360)

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is the 4th entry into the well known WWII flight simulation game series.

In this version, you will take part in a total of 5 theatres from WWII- the battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily and Korsun, totaling over 50 missions. New to the series is the ability to choose between the simulation handling like previous games, and arcade handling, which is new for the series. As the game is predominantly a simulator, it features realistic damage models including engine damage and bullet holes on the hull of your aircraft.

Multiplayer includes 4 game modes, which include Dogfight (basic death matches), Team Battle (team death matches), Capture (akin to capture the flag, in this, you have to land on an airstrip and hold it for long enough. The enemy must take you out and capture it themselves) and Strike (team game, you must destroy the enemy base before they destroy yours).

Planes featured in game include the IL-2, IL-4, Hurricane Mk II, the Spitfire Mk II, IX XVI, JU-87, and the P-51. You have the option to apply different skins to these planes.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Ил-2 Штурмовик: Крылатые хищники" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

Game Shark Sep 25, 2009 A- 91 Aug 31, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Hellbored Sep 16, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
Vandal Online Sep 10, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
InsideGamer Sep 04, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Cynamite Sep 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Oct 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Sep 18, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Teletext 2009 8 out of 10 80
Official XBox Magazine Sep 10, 2009 8 out of 10 80


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1001 Video Games

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
havoc of smeg (15550) added IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (Xbox 360) on Jan 12, 2010
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