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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.


IL-2 Sturmovik Windows Main menu
IL-2 Sturmovik Windows Our fighter
IL-2 Sturmovik Windows Crimea Chase
IL-2 Sturmovik Windows FW190 Too Low

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "暴風雪" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "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

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameGenie 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpy Dec 09, 2001 94 out of 100 94 Nov 22, 2001 92 out of 100 92
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 11, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Absolute Games ( Nov 27, 2001 90 out of 100 90 Dec 03, 2001 88 out of 100 88
Gamezilla Dec 12, 2001 87 out of 100 87 Dec 14, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Dec 05, 2001 84 out of 100 84


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1001 Video Games

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


  • 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 (1055) added IL-2 Sturmovik (Windows) on Nov 26, 2001