IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is the continuation of the legendary IL-2 Sturmovik series that has set the standard for PC combat flight games for more than ten years. This new entry into the series will offer virtual pilots an even more accurate simulation of the most famous air battles of World War II.
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Mixed (39 reviews) - 66% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 22, 2014

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September 22

Dev blog #132

Hello everybody!

The work on Battle of Kuban is officially started - the development plan is completed and approved by all team leads. The map of Kuban and three 3D models of the aircraft are already in the works and we are making preparations for the Career mode. Today we'll tell you a bit about this new game mode.

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You can see full text and visual materials on our forum:
http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-4#entry392412

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September 15

Battle of Kuban Pre-Order Now Available!

Dear Pilots,

Beginning today you can pre-order BATTLE OF KUBAN PREMIUM EDITION for just $69.99 and gain entry into the Early Access program that begins this December. That means you’ll be the first to experience new airplanes, maps and other content to be included in our next exciting title in the Sturmovik series. The Premium Edition includes 8 awesome aircraft plus 2 Collector Planes – all at a discounted price!

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You can see full text and visual materials on our forum:
http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/25219-battle-kuban-pre-order-now-available/

Pre-Order customers will have the option to receive a Steam key for this product
after its release.

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Reviews

“While IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is still approachable to folks who have yet to unbox their first flightstick, it should have plenty to offer for veterans of air combat”
IGN

“One thing’s for sure, any aircraft that does find its way into this sim is going to be rivet-perfect visually and bally persuasive in the flight modelling department”
PCGamer

“Although IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is simple enough to play, it also features a lot of depth and technical detail. This is much more a deep simulation than the free-to-play flight games that are very popular right now”
Polygon

About This Game

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is the continuation of the legendary IL-2 Sturmovik series that has set the standard for PC combat flight games for more than ten years. This new entry into the series will offer virtual pilots an even more accurate simulation of the most famous air battles of World War II. Better quality of content, bigger scale , new physics, more realistic aerodynamics and new game elements set this title apart from all which came before. We have only one goal - To give you a New Higher Level of Immersion!

Key Features:

PLAY:
  • Robust Single-Player Campaign that features a challenging and innovative AI system. Includes an extensive in-game achievement system that allows players to unlock historically based airplane modifications and upgrades as your campaign progresses.
  • Realistic graphics and unique visual effects: clouds, lightning, tracers, explosions and huge smoke plumes - all of them fully realized to recreate the aerial combat scenerey of war time Stalingrad.
  • Flexible Quick Mission mode that allows you to create your own custom combat scenario in just a couple of minutes.
  • Classic Multiplayer gameplay with dedicated player controlled servers with your favorite settings for team battles and dogfight duels.

FLY:
  • Realistic sounds and physics, detailed aircraft systems modeling, advanced aerodynamics and state-of-the-art flight modeling gives you a real sensation of flight.
  • Become an ace fighter pilot or try your hand at flying attack planes and bombers where you can destroy tanks, trucks, AAA batteries, artillery units and even armoured trains.
  • Control your plane with either joystick or mouse keeping a highest level of simulation fidelity and accuracy.
  • For those that won’t make it back to base, each plane comes equipped with a handy parachute!

COMBAT:
  • Hone your skills versus AI or join multiplayer where you can fight in the air or on the ground, manning T-34-76 or Pz III Ausf L tanks.
  • Control a plane or tank all by yourself or have your friend aim a tank gun or a bomber turret.
  • Unique and detailed damage model lets you use the pros and cons of various aircraft and tanks to your advantage.
  • Adjust the tank aiming sights for distance and view the tank interior just as a plane cockpit!

LEARN:
  • Action takes place on a 358 х 230 km map - The largest and most detailed recreation of the Battle of Stalingrad theatre ever modeled in a flight simulation with unique structures, buildings and landscapes.
  • Single-Player Campaign scenario follows the real chronology of the battle starting with Operation Uranus on November 19th, 1942 and continues to the complete liberation of the city on February 2nd, 1943.
  • Ten Legendary aircraft of the era have been thoroughly re-created using original drawings and blueprints from the Central archive of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
  • Precise simulation of the flight model allows everyone to learn the special character and limits of each and every plane in the game. Use each of their special abilities and performance characteristics to complete your mission and survive the brutal fight.









System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows®
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad 2.6 GHz / Intel® Core™ i5/i7 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260/Radeon HD5850, with 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5/i7 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7770, with 2GB VRAM, or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • Additional Notes: DirectX®-compatible flight stick recommended
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DiddlerOnTheRoof
7.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
Reminds me of my ex fiance.. Looks good from far, but far from good.
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GooOakWei
344.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
Highly Recommend.
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Mesha
152.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
I am not a sim player normally, but I got this game to just dabble with. It has been a great game, and can be very challenging at times. Overall the sim is very accurate, especially at the hightest difficulty setting, which includes complex engine management (radiators, fuel/air mixture, boost) if you are not juggling all those settings you can burn out your engine.

The flight model has several different difficulty levels as well, and can be quite challenging if your like me and have not played with a really acurate sim in a while.

The number of groud vehicles that you can shoot up, bomb or rocket is pretty impressive and you can even drive the Pz III or T-34.

The custom planes can be flown with any version of the game, so while I only own Battle of Stalingrad, I also bought the P-40 and fly it in the BoS campaign.

The next set of premium planes will be available by the end of the year. They are the Yak-1b and JU-52.
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45.ORP|KoZak
17.9 hrs
Posted: September 20
Great SIM!
I nice inbetween from War Thunder and the Ultimate realism of DCS.
A great starting SIM for people who want to get into the Flight Sim genre

If your looking for anything Arcade then don't even think about purchasing this game.
I can not stress that enough.
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CF-100 Canuck
294.4 hrs
Posted: September 18
After reading through many of the older negative reviews, I realized most of their issues are completely fixed by the dev team, or are in the process of being fixed, or were not really problems with the game at all.

For example, the campaign isn't limited to only randomly generated missions, the devs are including more and more scripted missions, and with plans to have a larger scripted component in the single player of future releases.
There are also no unlocks whatsoever, including all in-game aircraft skins.

Performance issues have been greatly reduced, my computer used to struggle back when the game (and my system) were new. With the introduction of 64bit, the game runs smooth as butter, and Direct X 11 is on its way.
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peterharbord
7.2 hrs
Posted: September 17
The makers of this game must be idiots Why have registration so stupid?...............
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gauravshukla123
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 15
the graphics are really good. but there is a major problem in the gameplay. this game is too realistic , does not have a good arcade mode , does not allow reloading of weapons by default. this made the game too much of a chore to play bcoz of too much realism. Will revise this review if the reloading of weapons is made more practical / good arcade mode is created.
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Delle(DK)
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 9
Really beautifull flight simulator with tons of cool features such as airplane parts falling off and damage to your own plane when flying it way to hard.

All in all you properbly only read this if you already know some of the other il-2 games so i will not write much. By the way you can also adjust your engines and trim the airplane and much more, so the game is really detailed... and you can in multiplayer also drive tanks. ;-)

- The only negative thing i could come up with is that is just like il-2 and other games in the series have the same terrible keyboard shortcuts.. They should really make the use the standard keys like all other simulator games use instead of inventing their own system.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,670.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
With nearly 5000 hrs on Cliff of Dover and 1500hrs with Il2 BOS/BOM, I believe that I can say that BOS/BOM is a fantastic flight sim and is as good as CLOD if not better overall. The sense of immersion in the game is such that you actually feel that you are in the middle of the Russian winter fighting for your life. The sim allows you to fly either Luftwaffe or Russian aircraft of that period, however, there are those out there who give negative reviews having only played on one or two aircraft types. Recently the devs have unlocked all of the weapons and skins so you can do what you want from the beginning and feel like you are getting your bang for buck right away, so that is certainly money worth spent.

This flight sim is like having a kid, in that in the beginning you are unsure what to do, but with little time and effort everything falls into place and you have a beautiful relationship. I was going to compare it to my marriage, but I see less of my Wife now playing this than I did before I got into Il2 sims. Therefore, if you have a partner or a Wife and you need a distraction, get this sim. They will love you for it!!

However, joking aside, don't expect to jump into this sim and become an ace in a day. Get online, join on the Teamspeak and join a flight sim community that is willing to help and assist as you will have true friends online that you don't have to send birthdays cards to, but will always be covering your 6.

Regards

Haza
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Highly reccomend this game since they removed the grinding system. However, don't buy if you don't have a joystick, which goes for pretty much all flight sims.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Impressive physics and wonderful mechanics are just the start with this brilliant combat simulator. I wholeheartedly recommend this game!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
I have been a fan of the IL2 series since the release of 1946 and Pacific Fighters, and this game nails the simulation feeling I've been looking for the entire time. The game includes amazing physics, realistic flight dynamics and awesome camera angles and shake. I would seriously recommend this to any flight simulator enthusiast. Good job, devs!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
With all of the content and community- requested features in the pipeline I can say that this dev team deserves your money. The game released as an unpolished gem but the actions of the developers prove this will be an IL2 worthy of the name. Can't wait for DX11 and full VR support!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
This is by far the best WW2 combat flight simulator out there. Graphics are great and overall the game mechanics work good. The only thing lacking in this game is a career mode and training tutorials
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Great flight models, great visuals, suberb audio, so much atmosphere, really nice damage modelling and great effects, but... the single player experience is quite dull and as far as I can tell its not possible (or perhaps easy) to run a private coop. 1C have removed some of the annoyances in the initial release and made this more of a simulator, but it still has a little way to go, Rise of Flight feels like a more complete package to me.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
108.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
You want a real ww2 plane simulator, what nots the 5 yo kids games like war thunder and world of warplane? (cuz i laugt them out) YES THIS IS WHAT YOU LOOKING FOR! This is a "Harcore WW2 aircraft simulator"
Im a an Il2 player 15 years ago. and i told you, this is the best one. :)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
the game is very fun but challenging and hard to play as well.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
209.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
1C has been improving this title since release. IMO best WWII flight sim currently out. I think the best way to enjoy the sim is through multiplayer. The singleplayer aspect could use a little more attention, but has been improved through third party campaign generators.
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