Wings of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of World War II. Players can participate in some of the war’s most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and bombers across a range of thrilling missions.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (205 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 25, 2009
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""An Airplane them up, set during that big Earth scuffle we had.""
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Wings of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of World War II. Players can participate in some of the war’s most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and bombers across a range of thrilling missions. There are six theatres of war to engage in – The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Ardennes, Berlin, Sicily and Korsun' representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe.
Wings of Prey also boasts an all new damage effects engine as well as advanced environmental visuals enriching the game play. Wings of Prey features hundreds of airplanes taking part in air battles. The unique environmental engine also produces highly detailed, realistic landscapes that allow players to see breathtaking ground support actions.
  • Authentic World War atmosphere: Cutting edge technologies with highly detailed visuals bring the epic battles to life;
  • Engage in more than 50 missions from famous historical battles over Eastern and Western Europe;
  • Historically accurate aircrafts: Experience over 40 planes including fighters, battle planes and bombers. Learn to master Spitfire, Mustang, Messerschmitt and many more;
  • Flexible difficulty level system: from arcade to realistic simulation;
  • Downloadable content support: more planes and missions are coming next year;
  • Support of 6-DOF TrackIR, TripleHead2Go, Saitek and Thrustmaster joysticks, mouse and voice headsets;
  • Realistic sound effects and original music from Jeremy Soule.

Note! Multiplayer for Wings of Prey is no more supported!

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3200MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB Ram
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 256 Mb
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 10 Gb free disk space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2400 MHz
    • Memory: 2 GB Ram
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 512 Mb or higher
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 10 Gb free disk space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible with support 5.1
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game is/was great. Unfortunately the devs left it alone and now they are developing a breaking thru towards the War Thunder, which still in the same base theater (Second World War), but with much more airplanes and Tanks!!!

Great game(s) by Gaijin.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
55.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
So far I have to agree with Icemonkey this XXXXing UPlay PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) is a pain in the ♥♥♥

I have installed the game have tried over and over to create an account with UPLAY but it rejects my username/password, even thouh it's what they sent me!!!

Entering in to the game I cant fly anything as there are no missions without logging in XXXX me sideways.

Oh and the YUPLAY site isn't even all in english.

I played the demo with out a care in the world but this bought version is .............................
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10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I believe I can fly!
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21.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Very fun sim, intense.

Beaten only by IL-2 Sturmovik.
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143 of 180 people (79%) found this review helpful
103.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Having finally earnt my pilots license and obtaining a job crop dusting a marjuana field for the lovely black men just out of town, I was swiftly shipped back to the glorious fatherland to fly my new messerschmitt. Thinking I would serve my wonderul fuhrer I was shot down 3 minutes after taking off. I am writing this review from a prison in denmark. send help please.

Diary date 9/4/12
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I'm not a flight sim guy but after 20-30 hours of training, I was able to figure out how to take off, fly, prevent my plane from stalling, get a plane out of a spiral, and actually destroy a few enemie planes...and then land (usually) - WHILE PLAYING ON SIMULATION MODE.

Good fun but you need to put in the time.

I recommend for someone looking for a sim but anyone looking for an arcade game, go elsewhere. This is not for you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
153.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
If you're looking for a flight simulator game, but without all the fuss, and good keyboard/mouse controls, then I can highly recommend this game.

Training mode is very open and pretty much lets you do whatever you want - be that combating other fighters, or flying under low bridges in a bomber.

Unfortunaly there doesn't seem to be much of a mod scene, but overall I can highly recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
You have to signup for a UPlay account, but it is a fun game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Heyyo, a very fun warplane combat game. Mutliplayer gets pretty intense especially against veteran pilots... they can wreck you good.
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16 of 32 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
So I was playing another game and suddenly it shut itself down (losing my progress in that session), in its place Wings of Prey decided to start itself... why, you ask? to update Yuplay of course!

The game itself is good but the MALWARE it comes bundled with needs to be removed.
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15 of 32 people (47%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Can't recommend the game. UPlay PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installs and needs to run to play. The game is OK. But the PUP ruins it all. I removed it and have never thought about playing the game again.
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4 of 16 people (25%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Download War Thunder, which is free, online and absolutelly same as this game. (same maker)
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Does not work.
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27.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
An excellent take on WWII warplanes if you come from an Ace Combat background. Great, efficient graphics engine and varied missions. It plays perfect with a 360 pad and if you turn on every simulation notch, it's a decent simulator with a joystick. If you want pure, hardcore simulation, you're better off with IL2 Sturmovik 1946.
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11.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
love it!
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51.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Very very polished WW2 flyer, alter the realism to suit, graphics alone are first rate and game play is spot on. Tactically difficult at first, get yourself a controller or joystick and practice. A whole host of aircraft and places to fly them. This game feels far better to me than War Thunder.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2013
Wings of Prey is comparable to that hot girl you had a crush on in high school. She was beautiful, the game is gorgeous. She had such elegance; WoP is very polished as a game. She has these abundance of little quirks (twirling hair, giggle, etc) that made you go wild, WoP has features to drool for (storyline, video replay, squadron control, etc).

Then one day you just don’t get excited to spend time together anymore, the romance fades, you realize she has no personality and is becoming obnoxious with her emotional issues. The replay ability is lost, you get frustrated with the poor aerial match-ups, there is no customization or sand box mode, and your AI enemies always seem to defy the laws of physics.

But no matter what, it was a fun ride while it lasted. 80%
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
I hadn't played this game for quite a while, but recently I did a major PC upgrade and reinstalled it. I had forgotten what a fun little game this is. It really sucks that the multiplayer is degraded, but it is still fun.

If you are looking for a high fidelity sim then look elsewhere. This is not a study sim like Falcon 4, DCS A-10C, or the IL-2 Series. It is a bit arcadey but the physics are fairly responsive and realistic and the visuals are outstanding. Campaign missions flow in their own way, and you get to experience several different sides to WW2 flying. With the addition of the Luftaffe DLC it seems to provide a reasonable all round experience.

Combat is a bit arcadey with fairly predictable AI and an overwhelming urge to be the lone saviour of every battle. It is, however, easy to task wingmen to perform essential roles thus relieving you of the burden of the missio0n so you can go round shooting everything that flies :-).

As for controls, being a bit of a flight sim nutter, I used one of my simple joysticks with no issues. I cannot comment on any other control method as I have not tried them and don't really intend to. Joystick was simple to set up and allowed me to use almost every function from the stick without having to resort ot the keyboard very often at all.

All in all this is an enjoyable semi-sim. I would recommend it if you want an easy to get into light sim. For a flight sim nut...probably not unless you are looking for an entertaining session of blowing s**t up.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Great game, despite lack of mulitplayer. Get onboard with War Thunder (same developer), and that game is GREAT too. AND free!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2011
Brief summary of Wings of Prey:
A "Holywood" flight combat sim. Looks and sounds great, exciting to play, but lacks in mission design, AI and flight model.

+Lots of missions and planes.
+Great visuals. Variety of day/night and weather conditions. Nice effects: glare, cockpit scratches, damage (bullet holes, damaged ailerons, broken gauges etc.). Cockpits look great.
+Immersive 5.1 sound.

-Some of the missions in the campaign are frustratingly difficult. Some are bugged (e.g. objectives not triggering correctly).
-Stalls are a bit unrealistic.
-Poor documentation: Some things are never explained, like how the I-16 engine will die if you pull negative Gs, or how to use propeller pitch and radiator.
-Haven't played MP, but looks like online is basically dead.

~TrackIR is a big advantage, both for watching your six in dogfights and for spotting ground targets.
~Joystick (preferably HOTAS) is a must. Gamepad or keyboard+mouse won't cut it.
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