Rated 6 out of 10 by Fulcomer Not as epic as pc at all
il2 for the pc was a fantastic flight sim with graphics attention to detail difficulty etc, this one falls short to its little brother im sorry to say. the game is not hard its basically a fly and shoot it seems there is no chance of being shot down but in il2 for the pc when you get shot at you see flaps come off,wingtips , propellors,engine fires holes in your cockpit window holes in your plane,rudders flying off,hydralic lines being snapped but the game is not about its attention to detail while being attacked its also about being an actual flight sim with geforces , blackouts , white outs , difficulty flying in various weather conditions. in my opinion the fun in il2 for the pc is that your plane gets really really banged up and you figure out how to still fly it and be effective fighting other airplanes that are fully fuctional. all of the above is missing from this flight sim if you want a history lesson and mediocre arcade shoot em up with an airplane be my guest im sorry it didnt work for me
Rated 9 out of 10 by fcnomad WWII flight sim
I used to play WWII Online some moons ago. I loved it. Well, except that the more it became popular and sophisticated the more dropped frames and choppy service I got. I was psyched to see a multi platform game that takes the essence of what I love in WWII Online and makes it better. Better graphics, smoother playability etc... I agree with a previous post that to really enjoy Il 2 Sturmovik you will need a joystick. The standard control blob makes for imprecise and sometimes frustrating lack of control. At the end of the day, it is what it is and no more- a very good and satisfying WWII dogfight flight sim that provides short missions and decent online action. If you get into it seeking historic WWII air action and not expecting a modern day lightning fast jet powered air combat scenario then its hard to imagine not liking this game. Its not a "10" but its certainly no "5" either. People with reasonable expectations will be happy.
Rated 9 out of 10 by mayorwestify WWII Flying never looked nor felt better
Just picked this title up last week on a whim, I was really in the mood for a flying game and this title does just that for me. So far I've clocked 10 hours of game play and I'm truly enjoying the experience. This game serves up the era of planes perfectly and it does show very well in the graphics department. The game play is fun so even the amateur player can enjoy with enthusiasm. I really like the visuals of the game, cock-pit view, 3rd person and sometimes your put as the tail gunner, all aspects are well done. Plane designs are spot on and damage control on each part is very well created. It gives you a real sense of urgency when your plane is all shot up, just look out your window! So far I'd say for a console flying game it beats all other rivals in the flying genre. I would recommend this title to all gamers who enjoy flying combat and the era. Definite buy! My next goal is to go online with this baby.
Rated 10 out of 10 by artillerygrunt Very well done
As a hardcore fan of flightsims, i couldn't wait to try this one out. i have been playing flightsims since the atari days, and few have stood up to my standards. i have loved the acecombat series, and the heroes of series. I have enjoyed some lesser known ones as well. However, i was completely blown away by this one. it is realisic, but not so hard as to make it frustrating. i loved it so much, that i went out and bought a flightstick just to make it that much more realistic. there are a few issues that bother me, such as that annoying mustang roll issue when you are pitching up at high speed, but not enough to be too much of an issue. also, the "guided" bombs and rockets detract from the realism, but again, not enough to cause an issue. as far as flightstick performance, i got the saitek av8r. all the functions are snappy, and the game is highly responsive to the stick with one VERY annoying exception. you seem unable to brake once you have landed. there may be a way to do it, but so far, i haven't figured it out. all in all, i would recommend this game to anyone, and i will be playing it for years to come i imagine. a good buy.
Rated 10 out of 10 by the hockey person The best WWII flying simulation game!!!!!!!!!
When I got this game a few hours ago today I was amazed of how real it was. The controls were perfect but a little tricky to understand. That's why they have you do a tutorial before you get into the campaign. You can't skip it. Then there are optional tutorials. What you learn in the tutorial is just basic controls. Now the story is kind of plain. Not a real solid story line. But the game play real makes up for that . The game play is amazing. When shoot an enemy their plane either breaks in half, or loses a wing ETC. The graphics are outstanding. They are as good at it gets. Although when you get close to the ground on some missions you see some bad textures. The buildings and trees look rushed but normal people don't fly that low anyway. The landing and crash landing is great. Oh and the bailing out is awesome. Overall, great game. 9.5/10
Rated 4 out of 10 by Mustang Could Have been Better
Well I had high hopes for this game but it just falls short for me. Game is very short and very easy even on the realistic level. I love IL on pc but it just does not work on the 360.. There is no sense of speed what so ever in the game yes I know these are WWII planes. The controls are very mushy and awkward might be better with a flight stick which I dont have.. the visuals are great along with the sound thats about it. The missions in the game are very short. The AI in the game is pretty weak as well. when you are in a dogfight a few banks and rolls your on the AI's six bang he's dead just way to easy. Also the ground attack missions way to eay just shoot a few rockets everything blows up again way to easy. The game is good just for a rental but play it for yourself and decide.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Flybirds This is a very good flight sim
Ya know I just don't get some people, they play FPS games and then try a flight simm and think it should look and act the same. Not quite. Anyway this is a very great game for the Hard Core gamer and Casual Gamer if you want to fly actual missions from WW II pilots. You can fly different planes in different country's on different missions, stick to the mission or fly free. The controls are better than some and easy to get use to. Over all it's a very good game. I've finished the game on normal and hard and will keep playing this one for some time. I have NO plans to sell it. And Yes, I have a number of FPS games as well as flight simms. Have fun, Never fly straight!
Rated 0 out of 10 IL-2 + flightstick = brilliant!!
This is a different version of IL-2 than what is available on the PC. The PC version is several years old and a bit more difficult. "Birds of Prey" is a console exclusive. I played the demo for this game and was rather frustrated at first due to the limited freedom in reassigning controls. However, I recently bought the Saitek Aviator flight stick and it makes a world of difference! Now I'm enjoying the game instead of fighting the controls. I'll be getting this game upon release, and I suggest that anyone else who picks it up also get a flight stick if they want to enjoy the game to it's fullest potential.
Rated 0 out of 10 by DESODE The best Flight Sim Ever hits Console
What can I say Sturmovik is the Best of the Best! I can't wait for this game, and knowing that support for the Ace Edge 360 Flightstick is confirmed makes me want it even more. The game looks Amazing, I mean it is the most beautiful game on the 360 I have ever seen. I have played this for years on the pc and I'm also glad to report that this game will still retain the hard core realism that it has always had on the pc releases, in a realism mode. For all the noobs out there it will also have a Arcade mode. This is a must get for any flight game fan! Preorder it NOW!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Miz Hope its good
I have already bought this game on the PC. And while there is a steep learning curve, it is none the less a fun game. And I have a large interest in flight games of all sorts. But I like using Piston Engine fighters a lot more. It seems there is more skill involved with piston fighters being you have to get up close and personal to use your guns. Much better then using missiles for miles out. Anyway, if this is anything like its PC brother, this like Hero's Over Europe, will be a sure buy for me.