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.
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Mostly Positive (24) - 70% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,745) - 71% of the 1,745 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 22, 2014
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June 13

Game version 3.101b

Dear friends,

3 days after update 3.101 we release this hotfix to address the problems caused by the many changes and improvements of the recent release. We continue to improve the sim and hope you'll enjoy it.

1. Multiplayer: fixed some missing gunfire sounds and animations;
2. Multiplayer: when another player mans a turret of your plane or tank, an erroneous message 'reload the gun' won't appear and reloading sound won't be heard;
3. Multiplayer: when another player mans a turret of your plane or tank, erroneous messages about the main gun damage and repair won't appear;
4. Multiplayer: when another player mans a turret of your plane or tank, he is able to control the gunsight without issues;
5. Multiplayer: when another player mans a turret of your plane or tank, he is able to rotate the visors correctly;
6. Graphics setting Dynamic resolution factor won't cause the gunsight to glitch during firing;
7. There is a new exterior visual effect on player controllable tanks - gunfire smoke exits the tank through the ventilation exhaust;
8. Gunsight camera won't turn off for a short time whenever a turret control is turned on or off;
9. Me 262 A: an error that made it too stable in lateral (pitch) direction has been fixed;
10. Me 262 A: a graphical error on the tail has been fixed;
11. Me 262 A: canopy jettison lever is animated;
12. Spotter won't endlessly shout about the enemy;
13. VR: all closed gunsight cameras have 2x zoom enabled by default (VR zoom button gives 2x more, resulting in 4x zoom maximum);
14. Bf-109 F4: all skins should be accessible now;
15. La-5FN boost works as it should again.
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June 10

Game version 3.101: Me 262 A, T-34-76 UVZ 1943, Albatros D.Va, S.E.5a

Dear friends,

Today we have finished another huge update and it is already available to you. It includes the new war machines you can control - jet fighter/bomber Me 262 A Schwalbe for Bodenplatte, Т-34-76 made by UVZ factory in early 1943 for Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka and airplanes S.E.5a and Albatros D.Va for Flying Circus - Volume I.

Upping the exterior textures to 4К quality level for Bf 109 F-4 and Fw 190 A-8 are another neat feature, as well as adding visible crews to player controllable Pz.III Ausf.M and M4A2. All VR users get the long-awaited fix of an aircraft propeller that looked distorted with VR reprojection turned on. There are many changes in aircraft and ground AI. The level of detail of player controllable tank systems and their damage model is nearly final. And as usual, there are many improvements in FM and aircraft systems modeling.
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News on 3.101 update, full text

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Dear friends,

3 days after update 3.101 we release this hotfix to address the problems caused by the many changes and improvements of the recent release. We continue to improve the sim and hope you'll enjoy it.

1. Multiplayer: fixed some missing gunfire sounds and animations;
2. Multiplayer: when another player mans a turret of your plane or tank, an erroneous message 'reload the gun' won't appear and reloading sound won't be heard;
3. Multiplayer: when another player mans a turret of your plane or tank, erroneous messages about the main gun damage and repair won't appear;
4. Multiplayer: when another player mans a turret of your plane or tank, he is able to control the gunsight without issues;
5. Multiplayer: when another player mans a turret of your plane or tank, he is able to rotate the visors correctly;
6. Graphics setting Dynamic resolution factor won't cause the gunsight to glitch during firing;

7. There is a new exterior visual effect on player controllable tanks - gunfire smoke exits the tank through the ventilation exhaust;
8. Gunsight camera won't turn off for a short time whenever a turret control is turned on or off;
9. Me 262 A: an error that made it too stable in lateral (pitch) direction has been fixed;
10. Me 262 A: a graphical error on the tail has been fixed;
11. Me 262 A: canopy jettison lever is animated;
12. Spotter won't endlessly shout about the enemy;
13. VR: all closed gunsight cameras have 2x zoom enabled by default (VR zoom button gives 2x more, resulting in 4x zoom maximum);
14. Bf-109 F4: all skins should be accessible now;
15. La-5FN boost works as it should again.
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Reviews

“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”
IGN

“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”
PCGamer

“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”
Polygon

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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:

PLAY:
  • 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.

FLY:
  • 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!

COMBAT:
  • 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!

LEARN:
  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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