Join the Royal Air Force, face off against the deadly German Luftwaffe and the Italian air forces and battle for Britain!
User reviews: Mixed (390 reviews) - 69% of the 390 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 19, 2011

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About This Game

Join the Royal Air Force and Battle for Britain!
Fly into the pivotal aerial battle for the skies of Britain. As a member of the British RAF, face off against the deadly German Luftwaffe and the Italian air forces. IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover is the next exciting World War II flight combat simulation title from 1C: Maddox Games, creators of the critically acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series.


  • Fight the Wars of History – England, 1940; Germany is waging a massive air campaign for the absolute supremacy of the skies. Join the battle to save Britain.
  • Over 25 Aircrafts – English, German & Italian aircraft including the Spitfire, The Hurricane, and the Messerschmitt Bf-109. Every detail faithfully recreated.
  • Enormous Environments – Fly through the cities and towns of London, southern and northern England, northern France, southern Belgium and more.
  • Incredible Damage Model – Every single aircraft component can be damaged for incredibly realistic and satisfying results.
  • Massive Multiplayer – Customizable modes allow for up to 128 players in huge ongoing battles or hop in deathmatch-style free-for-alls.
  • New Groundbreaking 3D Engine – Huge variety of photorealistic ground vehicles, buildings and environments.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista SP2 / Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Pentium® Dual-Core 2.0GHz or Athlon™ X2 3800+
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c compliant, 512MB Video Card (See supported List*)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10GB
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • Peripherals: Mouse, keyboard
    • Multiplay: Broadband connection with 128 kbps upstream or faster


    ATI®: 5830/5850/5770/5870/6870/6950/6970

    NVidia®: 250/260/275/285/460/465/470/480
    • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista SP2 / Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.66GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Graphics: DirectX® 10 compliant, 1GB Video Card (See supported List*)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 10
    • Hard Drive: 10GB
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • Peripherals: Joystick with throttle and rudder control
    • Multiplay: Broadband connection with 128 kbps upstream or faster


    ATI®: 5830/5850/5770/5870/6870/6950/6970

    NVidia®: 250/260/275/285/460/465/470/480
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 52 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Fun game 10/10

However there issues that everyone should know about.
If you are a windows 8, 8.1, 10 user. You will not and i repeat will not
be able to run this game after purchasing it. I will leave a link in my review for the patch
if you are interested in getting the game. Also this game isn't like WarThunder you need to get a
Joy Stick because there is no mouse joy aka mouse flight.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>patch below<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Installation of TF patches

Grab mod 4.0 or install all the patches.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
927.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Best buy in years, if combat flight sims are you thing, get the team fusion patches and get onto ATAG, you wont regret it
10 / 10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
300.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
This has quickly become my favorite flight sim for many reasons.

I've avidly played all the flight sims that have been out since the 70's.
Yeah that old. This sim is the closest out there for the World War two experience in my opinion.
I love the engine management, reminds me of and old Classic MicroProse "European Air War".
The ATAG group has made this awesome group of patches which takes it to another level. Kudos
If you aren't out playing Multi player on this sim, you're missing a great experince in flight simming.
The fact that historically this was a pivotal point in World War II, and you get to experience the drama in the skies over the coast of France and Southern england, makes this a must have.
I dislike the War Thunder (not real) matchmaking. Too much non historic, childish, crap in that experience.
With this Sim the learning curve keeps out the less than mature crowd.
Come fly with people dedicated to World War two aircraft sims, the way they should be played.
As real as possible!
If you want to shoot down biplanes with jets, then play War Thunder.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I'm glad I purchased this game. I really like WWII Fight sims, and I really enjoyed Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 1, especially 2, and sort of 3. Then I found IL-2 1946, and thoroughly enjoyed that as well. So, I'm glad to say this game is pretty great as well.

Please bear in mind, this is not an action packed game, it's pretty much a sim, which means some aspects of it can be mundane; but if your too broke to actually afford a pilots license, and unable to Uncle Rico your way back in time, then this game will do fine. It's easy to learn, and not nearly as painstakingly thorough at some of the other air combact sims out there (which are fun, but require a lot of time, and aren't exactly jump on when you get off work games).

If you're using a joystick, you'll need to assign all of the functions, including the X and Y axis. Don't forget to assign a key to the map, or you'll get lost like my dumb ♥♥♥ and get scolded by the AI squad leader in his oh-so polite English accent.

The flight controls are nice and fluid, they don't snap into dead-zones like some games, and they are quit comunicative if you have a force feedback stick. Even at medium the graphics are good. I still need to learn more about the games options, because in the 'cockpit' some instruments, especially important once like your heading compass are completely blocked by the stick. Again, the gps/map will save your butt. As good as the game is, it still leaves you wanting something more, but for a 4 year old game that's been modded to function much better with really good patches, you can't beat it for the price. Good job, ol' boy!
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112 of 117 people (96%) found this review helpful
1,570.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2014
This is the best WWII combat flight sim out there at present..BAR NONE...It is the most complete WWII fighter pilot experience you will get....I have tried other WWII flight sims on the market and they are all very arcade like...This is the REAL DEAL...I have flown this sim over 1000 hours and I am still amazed at how real it feels, how good the landscape looks, the flight characteristics, the damage models, it is breathtaking!..and it is still being improved

When this sim originally came out it had flaws that put a lot of people off and gave bad reviews on sites like this. Unfortunately this has marred what is now quite literaly a brilliant sim. Its taken a while (2 years actually) but for those of us who gave this sim a second chance we have not been disappointed. For that reason I feel that I should make people aware of what they are missing if they don't get this game, but don't take my word for it..checkout the recent youtube videos..

The online experience is probably the best part of this game...To fight in the skies over Kent and the Pas-de-Calais in real time, scan the skies for enemy contacts, wing with a buddy and engage a deadly foe, it is exhilarating. You can change your shells to whatever shells were available at the time, you can change convergence settings so that your bullets hit exactly the same point, you fuel up to what amount you need which will influence your aircrafts balance and weight. The dogfight tactics are still the same from 1940, the flight characteristics are different for each aircraft and at different altitudes too....You can also fly bomber runs in 1940 bombers and take control of every manned gunning position as you try to fend off hungry attackers.

Even for new players there is plenty of help on youtube with 5 minute startup procedures, and how to dogfight in every flyable aircraft, you can be up and flying in just a few minutes. The best online server is ATAGS and they also have a website (link at bottom of this review)to checkout which is a must for new flyers with questions. Most importantly a large group of WWII aircraft enthusiast program techs have taken this sim and are constantly modifying it for a more complete experience. They are called the Team Fusion (TF) and they also use the ATAGS website as their base for discussion. The issues that once surrounded this game have now been resolved and the TF are now dedicating their time to making game enhancing changes like contrails and reflective cockpit canopys. Thats where this sim is at now.

If you want to fly online with us (and I would highly recommend the dogfighting online as its so much more full on than offline) must install the patches that can be found on the ATAGS website..and also for any to website here:

So my advice is to ignore any review earlier than 2013 as Cliffs Of Dover is as different now to when it was released as night and day and is nowhere near comparable with those early reviews.
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