Join the Royal Air Force, face off against the deadly German Luftwaffe and the Italian air forces and battle for Britain!
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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
16 of 18 people (89%) 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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Was hesitant about buying this game at first, after reading a lot of negative reviews, declaring lots of problems and bugs with the game

Then I realised all the the negative reviews were before 2011.

It seems This was when the original company decided to not continue with the games developement, and a team of enthusiast programmers took over the project calling themselves Team Fusion.

Since then the game was improved beyond all recognition.

Great graphics, great gameplay, whether in the many Single player missions, or online Multiplayer with up to a possible 128 players in a single game. I myself have played in games with more than 80 players at a time.

Once bought on Steam it will download the original game. Then there are 5 update files you must download, which are simple to install, which updates to the latest excellent version, download them from here.

There ar quite a few servers which can be accessed fron the multiplayer menu
but recommend this site to join up and play on their servers
Plus there are lots of people at the site with lots of knowledge about the game, and any problems you may encounter.

The game is about £10 on Steam at the moment, really great value

There's a bit of a learning curve initially, but well worth it, with a great feeling of satisfaction. Having played the game for some time now, I can thoroughly recommend it.

If you like air combat games, don't hesitate, just buy it, you wont regret it

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
When this game first came out the it was riddled with bugs, bad performance and left an impression of an unfinished product. Forwarded to 2015, the game still feels lacking meaningful content. That being said, the community has come to save the game by introducing a mega mod called Fusion Mod.

The only way to truly enjoy Cliffs of Dover is by installing the mod really.
Multiplayer is well alive with the mod and with the mod the game even manages to be better in qulity and feel than its legendary predecessor IL-2 1946 although 1946 still beats the Cliffs of Dover Fusion Mod by having more playables and theaters.

The mod adds dynamic campaigns to the game as well so don't worry about your single player experience as this too has been improved.

Take the sentimental road down the historical timeline to the Battle of Britain with this game. You won't regret it. Just make sure you have the Fusion Mod installed.

In terms of simulation, Cliffs of Dover is still not as complex as say DCS study sim modules. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Cockpits are clickable (the levers, switches, knobs, etc) but they took shortcuts in terms of the most miniscule details which is fine after all we are to play the game not study them. That being said, again, Cliffs of Dover is far more simulation than most flight games and even than IL-2 1946. They even simulate pitot heater.

If you love flight sim or if you love WWII warbirds, do yourself a favor and get this game and install the Fusion mod. You'll be doing yourself a great service. Might even prolong your life with all the fun and relaxation you are going to have with the game.

Fusion Mod is a must have. It's not a choice as the vanilla game lacks meaningful content.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Cliffs of Dover + Team Fusion Mod = EPIC WIN

this game is finally playable and with this mod the best ww2 flight sim out there.

this is not a game like war thunder or Hawx
you have to adjust and put some time to get used to it. its not an arcade shooter in any respect, but after you master the basics its one of the finest and most rewarding ww2 flight sims out there.

in my opinion even far superior to warthunders realism gameplay, because the flightmodel doesnt feel odd - it feels just right! every plane is different and does accordingly to its specs very closely it should have been controlled as far as i ve experienced.
in wt like in wings of prey (same gameengine same gameplay) the flight model is sometimes out of touch with what you would expect a plane will do in the air at all

i have played wt far over 250h and wings of prey (its predecessor) 136h. in CoD/CloD +Team Fusion Mod you have an immersive feeling of wind and weather, you have a full interactive cockpit and even free configurable voice activated commands are supported by third party softwares :) . did i mention full interactive cockkpits? all that named is covered in beautiful graphics. the mod implements not only a new look and feel but even new missions and campaigns.

the only drawback is a missing pacific scenario and with it some of the planes we learned to love and hate in il2 1946. its clear battles over the channel so far, but maybe other mods will fill the gap (hopefully)

if you loved il2 1946 with its mods, you ll definitely like this with the team fusion mod. grab it! it dusted far enough in my library and maybe your too, for sure. last but n ot least!
finally friends are able to join your plane, take a seat in it and control bombers and multiseated planes on missions with you together. yeah you ve read right. :D, finally together.

with the new mod and communitywork there are up to 255 player battles over the channel possible and a waste amount of bomber, scout, attack, raidmissions to be played for some tons of hours with your friends.

just do yourself a favour and molest the next search engine for "cliffs of dover + team fusion mod" or youtube.

graphics will look like a charm too.
Runs smoothly at max settings with GTX 670 i5 2600k 8 GB Ram Win 7 64bit

i dont do reviews often but this game deserves a second chance :) in my opinion

i would rather recommend to wait until il2 battles of stalingrad (IL2 BOS release Oct 2014) is patched to the max before putting a ton of money in an unoptimized product, overpriced DLC planes and spent the waiting time with Cliffs of Dover +TF Mod in favour.

kind regards and hals und beinbruch
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,761.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
A great game once modded with the Team Fusion patches.
The game in my opinion it's much more better online .
The game is still far from to be perfect but it has a very great potential.
Certainly one of the best WW2 flight simulators available,if not the best.
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