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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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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Screenshot
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Screenshot
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Screenshot
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Screenshot


Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Console Monster Xbox 360 Aug 31, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Impulse Gamer Xbox 360 2009 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Nov 09, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
Good Game PlayStation 3 Sep 07, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Vandal Online Xbox 360 Sep 10, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84 Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2009 80 out of 100 80 PlayStation 3 Sep 18, 2009 80 out of 100 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Oct 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80
XGN Xbox 360 Sep 01, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot UK PlayStation 3 Sep 16, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75


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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.
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