Join the Royal Air Force, face off against the deadly German Luftwaffe and the Italian air forces and battle for Britain!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (236 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 19, 2011
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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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.2 hrs on record
Cliffs od Dover with the free Team Fusion Mods = WWII simulator bliss.

Ever since TF has taken the code and put out updates CLoD is where it SHOULD have been at launch. Sounds, Flight models, graphics, ground objects, mass air combat, damage name it, its here.

For the price, you cannot beat it, and even though its older, it still trumps the newer BoS by miles. Do yourself a favor, pick it up if you are even remotely interested in WWII air combat.
Posted: October 2
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
567.9 hrs on record
Okay so I got an urge to write about this game due to a number of reasons. 1 the constant stream of new pilots from war thunder's influence and 2, the developement and controversy of the new IL-2 Battle of stalingrad on steam.

I've had a copy of IL-2 Battle of stalingrad not on steam since early this year and with the most recent update its clear they will not take the the IL-2 series where true fans want it to go. It has become much less of a simulator than IL-2 Cliffs of dover has become which is is a sign that Il-2 games will never be the same. That being said its safe to say in the future we probably won't get games offering the same experience that IL-2 cliffs of dover offers, at least not for a long time. Cliffs of Dover with Team Fusion mod is the best ww2 combat flight sim experience you can get, even still, and like I said, it will be for a long time.

Also now its only 10$....thats a f.ucking steal.....srsly f.uck BoS and get this and grab team fusion mod instead,, BoS is

EDIT edit: okay BoS is okay. what i wasnt clear about is that it just me off when people act like team fusion mod doesnt exist when they say "ohhh finally a worthy successor to il 1946" cuz that was years ago with CoD and team fusion mod

Posted: October 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Now is a good time to buy., $9.00 "Really"!!! & Mod installers & community missions available for upgrading.

I paid full release price & no regrets... :-)
Posted: October 1
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
While the original release was almost unplayable, the fine folks at Team Fusion have made this game into something wonderful. The flight model, graphics, sound, and the new campaigns make this a new game. If you're into flight sims and enjoy the WWII Battle of Britain period, give this one a try. But make sure you try out the TF mods before you fire it up the first time:
Posted: October 8
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
No thanks.. I wish I could get my money back.
Posted: September 29
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Game sounds amazing, wish I could play it though, I have launched it multiple times and attempted to get into came, but about a minute into whatever I'm doing the entire game locks up. I've been on forums looking for awnsers and nothing helps. I've heard great things about IL-2 and want to actually be able to play it, but until I can, I can't give a positive review on this. If it finally gets changed in the future then I'll change the review.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
By far the least well developed title I've ever experienced in 32 years. Not worth the $9 that it currently goes for. Stay far away from this. Plagued with bugs, even with the patch that everyone uses online. These issues make it nearly impossible to even take off, much less actually experience the game.
Posted: October 14
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8.5 hrs on record
I'm quite happy with this. It's an older game, now, but with the Team Fusion mods its just incredible. I cranked up all of the realism right off the bat, and there is deffinitely a learning curve. I recommend doing some of the campaign missions first, to get a feel for things.

I've been a fan of flight sims for a LONG time (I'd rather not show how old I actually am :p) and it's good to see the genre hasn't disappeared.

If you don't have a joystick, then don't bother with this game. It really is a SIMULATION, it's not an arcade type game like Battlefield or Arma.
Posted: October 16
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423.1 hrs on record
This is not the same game that it was way back in 2011. Cliffs of Dover has improved ten fold and with the Team Fusion patches that you get the now quite well known ATAG site it has become the best WWII combat flight sim out there imo. The best way to see how far it's come is to look at the player videos on youtube. If you don't want to shell out 100 bucks for IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad get this. Cliffs of Dover is a better simulator by far..... 5 out of 5
Posted: October 24
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
324.5 hrs on record
Cliffs of Dover is an excellent World War 2 flight simulator, recreating what it is like to be a British or German combat pilot during the Summer of 1940. HOWEVER, it is excellent only if you use the Team Fusion patch. Let me make that clear. Cliffs of Dover should have been an excellent product from the first. Its vision and the designed scope of improvement over other WW2 flight sims was, and still is, truly next generation. However, the sim was a commercial flop - for a variety of reasons.

More than anything, the effect its release had on the flight simming community was to generate at first epic anger, and later, epic sighs of disapointment. We all had high hopes, but they were decisively dashed after the initial boot-up of what has become known as IL-2 CloD. Frame rates when the sim was first released were slide-show poor, stability was enough to make Job tear his hair, and menu navigation was inexplicably difficult. These and a myriad of other major issues kept anyone from feeling they got their money's worth. Most who had purchased Cliffs of Dover, eagerly expecting the best WW2 sim experience possible, quickly shelved it after vigorously (and justly) lambasting the developers online. The issues with which this product first shipped are unacceptable for any entertainment product if it is going to succeed. And, therefore due to the quality, or lack of it, succeed IL-2 Cliffs of Dover did not. The vision was there, the scope was there, the basics were there - but the execution left all the positives absolutely irrelevant.

Now fast forward in time to the present. Over the years since release, a series of patches from the developers have addressed many issues in the software, partly to silence their critics, but also in an effort to salvage their reputation for further software development. The most recent developer's patch, however, came with a statement: No More Work Will Be Done. Although the official patches fixed many issues, serious flaws still remained unaddressed. Seeing that CloD had been abandoned by the developers, a small group of historically-minded flight sim enthusiasts took it upon themselves to fix the glitches that remain, adding content as well as restored functionality. The result has been, literally, a game-changer. Frame rates are at 60FPS on modern machines, flight modeling is impressive, software stability is great, and the single player campaigns have even been re-written. Multiplayer is fantastic. 50 to 100 human pilots routinely fly together, in one server, over the English channel and French and English countrysides, re-enacting the dramatic days before, during, and after the Battle of Britain. You can find your aerial combat fix nearly any day or night on the ATAG (TF) multiplayer server. Team Fusion continues to poll the community for needed changes, and to add more content and bugfixes regularly. Their forum, and their patches, can be found at:

I highly recommend IL-2 CloD if you are a serious WW2 flight sim enthusiast. To date, it has the highest degree of period engine and flight modelling that a complete WW2 flight simulation product has delivered. You will feel as if you are piloting a piston-powered, 1200 horsepower, state of the art (for 1940) aircraft into realistic and deadly combat using nothing but a compass, high-power guns, crosshairs gunsight, and your wits. It is not an easy sim. It is a realistic one. If that is what you want, you have found it. Just make sure you use the TF additions. -Venturi
Posted: July 2
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
94.2 hrs on record
This is by far one of the BEST WW2 flight sims out there.

Alright, first things first. The Metascore is low, that is because when the game was released it was extremely buggy and the developers couldnt be bothered to fix it or ran out of funds to do so. Then a cool group of people developed the Team Fusion patch which fixes the entire game. There is a big community around this game and the servers have people in most of the time (Usually around the 40 mark).

Again, this is by far one of the best flight sims for ww2 I've ever played. Also, the learning curve isnt as steep as the one in DCS, making the game enjoyable for newcomers (You still need to get your head around the basics).

Posted: June 22
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.4 hrs on record
Together with Team Fusions awesome community Patch maybe the best "real" ww2 sim ever.
- stunnnig graphics
- extremely detailed aircraft
- perfect physics
- helpfull community
- convincing sound
- just the real deal! At least for the simulated feel of a real aircraft
Posted: July 14
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
853.6 hrs on record
With the superb Team Fusion patchs this is now a premier league flight sim,Thank You!!
Maybe a little biased to the Allies side but has the core that you want.
Definatly not for the casual player!
Posted: July 5
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24 of 40 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
It just simply doesn't work on win8. I installed a mod what made it work but then it still doesn't work like how it should work. All in all you shouldn't buy this game when you have windows 8.
Posted: April 29
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
I highly recommend everybody who bought this game to install the Team Fusion mod for it. It complete transforms the game into everything it should have been.
Posted: July 18
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
This game easly encompasses the most realistic WWII flying experience ever. For those of you who are already into flight sims, you wont be dissapointed, and for the newbies, if you are looking for an authentic and fully realistic aerial combat atmosphere, this sim is the way to go.
I must admit this game was really buggy when it was released back in 2011, but everything got fixed after a couple of years by the Team Fusion modding team and the thing works and looks like a charm.
Go to

to download the Team Fusion mod. They also have some nice guides and tutorials for newcomers.
Posted: July 29
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
447.5 hrs on record
i am loading Cliffs of Dover on to a new HP 810 as I write. It is my favorite flight simulation. I am primarily a history buff especially Ancient Rome and the Battle of Britain and the rest of WW2. Since my old PC failed I have not flown CoD and miss especially my favorites, the Ju 87 and the Bf 110. I can read the histories and fly the planes! I am unable to activate the "YES!" icon below this panel..I reccomend this game very highly.
Posted: August 15
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.2 hrs on record
I have battle for stalingrad and I think that this is better. I think the original Il-2 is better still.
Posted: June 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.3 hrs on record
If you love flying old warbirds and fancy yourself as a fighter pilot in the battle of britain, you'll be right at home here. Good graphics, great gameplay and thanks to Team Fusion, it just gets better and better. What was unplayable at launch is now great fun. Just make sure you download the Team Fusion Mod and REDUX Campaign to start you off.
Posted: July 7
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
674.5 hrs on record
The best operational fligh sim of warbirds at this time.
At release it was cripy. nowadays, hard work of amateurs who patched it make the most unbelievable realistic WWII sim on England and French front over manche.Multiplayer on ATAG forum is just great FUN great STRESS. more help to install optimize, and become an Ace on ATAG cliff of dover forum.
beginners guide here :
Have Fun
Posted: June 8
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