IL-2 Sturmovik and me go way back to 2002, about a year after the original came out. Used to fly around in my BF-109 and wreak havok on the skies, destroying ME-262's as quickly as they came. I was 7 then.
Then I lost the disk and I was crushed, my favorite game was lost. It took me 8 years to find another copy at the bottom of the "unwanted" bin (let's face it, those piles of games just sitting there in those boxes? They're mostly junk with a few flecks of gold every now and then) at Wal-Mart, and I was in love all over again.
Then I found 1946. I had heard about it while surfing Ubisoft back in '10 and I was instantly hooked, and that was before I realized that it came with EVERY IL-2 ever released before 2007!
Now I terrorize the skies in my P-38L and I couldn't be happier! Plus the lads at SAS and thier modding community always come up with something to make IL-2 interesting (BF-109 and FW-190 super packs, an MI-24V Hind etc).
10/10 all day every day and twice on Sunday!