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 (40 reviews) - 67% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 22, 2014

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August 25

Ju-52 and Yak-1b Collector Planes Now Available for Pre-Order!

Dear Pilots!

Today I have the pleasure of announcing the opening of Pre-Orders for the Ju-52 and Yak-1b Collector Planes!

They can be ordered in the Official Store.
http://il2sturmovik.com/store/collector-planes/

For a limited time, when you place a Pre-Order for either of these Collector Planes you will receive a price discount and a unique skin. And per our new policy ALL modifications and official skins are included and available as soon as it hits your hangar.

The release date for these two beautiful warbirds will be in Q4. Support the war effort and reserve yours today!

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

The IL-2 Sturmovik Team

You can see full text and visual materials on our forum:
http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/24730-ju-52-and-yak-1b-collector-planes-now-available-pre-order/#entry380744

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August 19

Dev blog #130

Dear Pilots,

Today we announce that next week we will unlock all modifications (weapons, equipment, skins) for all planes if you own either the Standard Edition or Premium Edition of BOS or BOM. The Starter Edition, primarily sold in Russia, will not be changed. Unlocking all modifications is the first step in a new direction (or old direction depending on your point of view) for our beloved IL-2 Sturmovik series...

You can see full text and visual materials on our forum:
http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-4?&p=378896

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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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JG51_Fresh Giant [BGN]
65.2 hrs
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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S.A.D|HAZA
1,474.4 hrs
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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II./ZG1_HarryM
372.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
Great sim, recent additions and changes are really making it shape up as the worthy successor to the original Il-2 Sturmovik. I find it very hard to fly anything else now after flying this.
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MattAttack
13.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
Been playing this game now with many hours and I have been having a blast . If you are into combat flight Sims this game is a must have . The attention to detail and the sounds make this game top the previous il2 games which I have been a fan of . I am looking forward to the next dlc's and hoping for a pacific theatre. Cheers to the devs
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Ropalcz
43.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
In my opinion currently the best WW2 flight sim. Both campaign and multiplayer are a heaven for WW2 plane fans.

+ realism (physics, damage model, handling etc.)
+ nice graphics
+ detailed plane models
+ historical plane skins

- poor optimisation
- you cant use custom skins in campaign
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SRTeasil
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 20
Great game... You need to dedicate some time to key-bindings. Aside from that its a great game I dont know why so many people dont like it...
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markcards
698.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
BOS is the best flight sim ..anywere,...any way you look at it.

What I love is the sound and feel of raw power, the BOS Air planes have built into this Sim.
I mean there is Sex and then there is the sound and feel of being strapped into the P40 with the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine soft growl.. like a puring lion. Try it with two sub woffers!!! It is heaven. Other air craft armed with 37mm cannons, heart pumping hot lead knocks anything out of the sky in red flamming black smoke trailing detail.
OK I have waited for years for a Flight SIM to have decent Explosions!. BOS has exceeded my wildest expectations. 2500 lbs bombs make One thousand foot plums of fire and smoke with Explosions sub woffers
can be heard 2 blocks from my house !
This will continue to be the best Flight Sim, and Combat Flight Sim for years to come along with more from these deveopers.
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MagicMushroom
57.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
Overall good game
Campaign is good but a little dull but this is the price to pay for realism
This games strength is its multiplayer as it has all the action of the campaign without the dull and lengthy flight times
I would however, ignore the recomended settings steam gives as i have 3.7ghz processor and 8GB of VRAM yet i can still have frame rates drop to about 17fps, something i never experience on any of my other games.
Also pay attention to the "Requires 3rd-Party Account" part as i got very worried when my game would not let me play after setting it up, but what you have to do is go onto 1Cs website amd set up an account there and verify it with your email, which is a bit of a pain in the neck, this coupled with a constant requiremnt to be connected to the internet brings this game down a bit and leads me to give it at 6.5/10
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Nikita9709
7.4 hrs
Posted: August 19
Excellent.Really nice view models
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mambocrow
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 14
I bought the game from Steam. I have an email confirming this. I have a product activation key. I tried to follow the instructions supplied by Steam when trying to open the game. I get an error message saying my email address and password are wrong, or already in use. I don't see why this should be so complicated. I've been charged for the game,but I'm nowhere near to playing it. I've had it with Steam. I had bought another game from Steam a while back, "Cliffs of Dover", never could get that one to work either, but it only cost $9.00. I'm not going to buy any more games from this site,and I'm goingto demand my money back and see how that goes.
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I'm a bit of a veteran as far as flight sims go and let me tell you, I wish I had found this gemn a lot sooner. I have Rise of Flight as well and 777 Studios has yet to disappont. Great realism, great graphics, phenominal multiplayer connectivity, smoooooooooth as butter gameplay. It's truly everything a flight sim should be. I highly recommend a HOTAS and possibly an extra control quadrant for engine controls and such. TrackIR or a similar program for head tracking would also greatly help but I don't really use them anymore. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a legit WW2 flight sim.
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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
372.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Great sim, recent additions and changes are really making it shape up as the worthy successor to the original Il-2 Sturmovik. I find it very hard to fly anything else now after flying this.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Great game but over my 77 year old head. I hit one truck in many hours of play. I highly recommend it for the more agile and smarter gamer!
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7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Excellent.Really nice view models
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Great game... You need to dedicate some time to key-bindings. Aside from that its a great game I dont know why so many people dont like it...
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Recommended
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Posted: August 12
Hard but fun, the unlocks are annoying and the campaign is underwhelming, I usually stick to multiplayer
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Recommended
57.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Overall good game
Campaign is good but a little dull but this is the price to pay for realism
This games strength is its multiplayer as it has all the action of the campaign without the dull and lengthy flight times
I would however, ignore the recomended settings steam gives as i have 3.7ghz processor and 8GB of VRAM yet i can still have frame rates drop to about 17fps, something i never experience on any of my other games.
Also pay attention to the "Requires 3rd-Party Account" part as i got very worried when my game would not let me play after setting it up, but what you have to do is go onto 1Cs website amd set up an account there and verify it with your email, which is a bit of a pain in the neck, this coupled with a constant requiremnt to be connected to the internet brings this game down a bit and leads me to give it at 6.5/10
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Recommended
698.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
BOS is the best flight sim ..anywere,...any way you look at it.

What I love is the sound and feel of raw power, the BOS Air planes have built into this Sim.
I mean there is Sex and then there is the sound and feel of being strapped into the P40 with the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine soft growl.. like a puring lion. Try it with two sub woffers!!! It is heaven. Other air craft armed with 37mm cannons, heart pumping hot lead knocks anything out of the sky in red flamming black smoke trailing detail.
OK I have waited for years for a Flight SIM to have decent Explosions!. BOS has exceeded my wildest expectations. 2500 lbs bombs make One thousand foot plums of fire and smoke with Explosions sub woffers
can be heard 2 blocks from my house !
This will continue to be the best Flight Sim, and Combat Flight Sim for years to come along with more from these deveopers.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
In my opinion currently the best WW2 flight sim. Both campaign and multiplayer are a heaven for WW2 plane fans.

+ realism (physics, damage model, handling etc.)
+ nice graphics
+ detailed plane models
+ historical plane skins

- poor optimisation
- you cant use custom skins in campaign
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