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.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (44) - 63% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (1,624) - 71% of the 1,624 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 22, 2014

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February 15

Dev blog #216

Hello everybody,

Before we return to telling about the Battle of Bodenplatte and Flying Circus in our DDs, today we'd like to tell you more about Tank Crew. The most important thing is that we prepare the next big update that will include two new tanks, M4A2 "Sherman" and Panzerkampfwagen III Ausführung M, that were used in Kursk area and the map of the southern part of the Kursk salient made for joint ground and air warfare. But of course, we work not only on the new content.

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February 14

Game version 3.010c

Dear pilots,

This week we made several important changes to the user interface (especially multiplayer part of it) and damage calculations of the player controlled tanks - they are included in the maintenance update we release today. We continue the work on improving IL-2 Sturmovik and hope that you find the changes useful.

User interface
1. Dogfight: when the server changes a mission, the airfield locations from the previous mission won't stay visible on the map;
2. Dogfight: map position and zoom level are saved between player respawns;
3. Dogfight: a mission target won't overlap an airfield and make it impossible to choose;
4. Dogfight: selecting an airfield without available planes won't make the screen darker;
5. Dogfight: home airfield is highlighted on the map;
6. Dogfight: the info tooltip appears if you hover the mouse pointer over an airfield;
7. Cooperative: you can't select a locked out aircraft in the lobby;
8. Objects kill messages appear in the chat again;
9. Chat window won't appear before the mission start on its own;
10. QMB: certain text elements were made bigger for Spanish text;
11. Map: 'no units' and 'maximum number of players reached' tooltips added;
12. Map: air and ground attack events on an airfield are indicated differently;
13. Map: airfield information has been reworked;
14. Map: frontline color 255,255,255 now changes according to the interface color setting;
15. Map: unit dots are bigger and can be grouped;
16. Aircraft info: text layout has been fixed;
17. Career: active duty timeframe of certain units is shown correctly now;
18. Career: Unit symbols in various lists were made bigger;
19. Singleplayer: Flight Log button appears after a mission instantly;
20. Server list: 'auto-switch to joystick' message that appears when connecting to servers that enforce playing with joystick has been reworked;

Tank Crew
21. The bug that caused the crew of a tank to die when a nearby tree was hit by a shell has been fixed;
22. The velocity spread of the various tank cannon projectiles decreased;
23. The angle spread of the various tank cannons increased;
24. Excessive projectile ricochet probabilities have been toned down;
25. Missing armor parts in the rear of Tiger and KV-1s turrets have been repaired (physical model);
26. Tiger gun mantlet sides have been corrected;
27. Armor values for the coaxial MG and gunner gunsight on a Tiger tank were swapped (this is corrected now);

Other changes
28. Wrong player status (captured) that could trigger when a server starts a new mission with players left in the air over enemy territory has been fixed;
29. A rare problem of armor being ignored when hit into the internal seam between two armor sheets (with the angle between them is less than 180 degrees) has been fixed;
30. A possible incorrect penetration calculation when a projectile after ricochet hit an armor plate of a target moving towards it has been fixed.
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“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”

“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”

“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”

Important info

Digital Deluxe Edition also includes two Collector Planes available separately as DLCs:

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!

The new singleplayer Career mode takes a WWII combat pilot experience to the next level and works in any theatre of war you own - Battle of Stalingrad, Battle of Moscow and Battle of Kuban. If you have all three, you can play through all of them with the same character, starting in the cold winter of 1941 and finishing in 1943 on the warm shores of the Black Sea.

Key Features:

  • Historically accurate Single-Player Career mode that features a challenging AI system. Serve in a fighter, attack or bomber squadron and make your way from a new pilot to the squadron commander. Choose your pilot's biography, read squadron histories and check the newspaper for info about the progression of the war delivered weekly to your squadron.
  • Realistic graphics and unique visual effects: clouds, lightning, tracers, explosions and huge smoke plumes - all of them fully realized to recreate the aerial combat scenery of war.
  • 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, dogfight duels and online Coop.

  • 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 the 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!

  • 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 available to all owners of the game.
  • 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!

  • 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 Career scenario follows the real chronology of the battle starting with Germans crossing the Don river and starting their advance to the Volga on August 23rd, 1942 and continues to the complete liberation of the city on February 2nd, 1943. Learn about the real events of the war from the newspaper delivered weekly to your squadron.
  • The 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.
  • Be promoted to higher ranks and receive historical medals and other awards.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5/i7 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7770 with 2GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • Additional Notes: DirectX®-compatible flight stick recommended
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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