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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and gameplay. The controls and price also get good comments, but there are some less positive views about the story.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (PlayStation 3)

 

IL-2 Sturmovik was one of the finest flight sims ever created for the PC, and with Birds of Prey, the series finally makes the jump to consoles. Thankfully, it makes concessions to its new audience with a very accessible arcade difficulty level while...

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

 

I never knew flying could be this difficult and this wonderful at the same time.

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey review

 

The Sturmovik games have been a pillar of WW2 air combat ever since the first game was released back in 2001. Against all odds and countless games building on the same concept, the series has been very successful for Russian developer Maddox Games...

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

 

This World War II flight sim offers thrilling dogfighting in both simulation and arcade-style gameplay, but it's hampered by frame rate issues and glitches.

Thrilling dogfighting ; Detailed planes and environments ; Plenty of unlockable bonus items ; Different control schemes cater to newcomers and veterans alike

Frame rate drops dramatically during combat ; Limited mission variation ; Various glitches

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

 

The finest flight game on consoles

Flawless simulation ; Bum-clenching dogfights ; Well-designed modes for all skill levels

No co-op ; No mission builder ; Simulation mode near impossible

IL-2 Sturmovik was already the greatest combat flight sim ever made, and Birds of Prey makes it prettier and more manageable without losing what makes Sturmovik... Sturmovik. Even with a handful of unfortunate omissions it’s the best air combat game...

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

 

A flight sim designed for play on the high-def generation consoles, the most compelling features of the Birds of Prey edition of IL-2 are in the details. The game's scenery was created using a combination of satellite images and hundreds of historical pho

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey PlayStation 3 Preview

 

We get an updated look at this long-awaited combat flight simulation.

Set to ship out in a few weeks, IL-2 Sturmovik is going to be one the most detailed combat flight games we've ever seen on the consoles. The term flight simulation has always been difficult to justify using only a controller, until now. Birds of Prey...

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

 

Mention the original 2001 PC release to your average flight sim fan and they'll go all glassy-eyed. Now console players get a taste of one of the best-loved and most highly regarded flyers on the PC. But with such acclaim comes more than a slight...

High level of detail in the many real-life planes. Engaging and exciting dogfights. Accesible for newcomers to the flight sim oeuvre

Glitchy visual issues, especially when higher numbers of enemies fill the screen. Detail of landscapes could be better. Realism and atmosphere tempered by ahistorical missions

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

 

We all have played our fair share of WWII First-person shooters but the market for quality flight simulations from that time period have been essentially focused to home computers. 1C, the guys behind the famous IL-2 Sturmovik title for the PC have...

Great sense of realism ; Variable controls for every type of player ; Fantastic environments ; A lot of planes to fly ; Fun Multiplayer ; Insightful Historical clips preview your Battles

Some repetition in the missions ; Frame-rate issues during intense firefights

For those who have been hoping for an incredible flying game to play on their home consoles, the wait is over. The variable controls, the authenticity and the sheer enjoyment of taking down Axis planes is something that everyone can enjoy. From top to...

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

 

This World War II flight sim offers thrilling dogfighting in both simulation and arcade-style gameplay, but it's hampered by frame rate issues and glitches.

Thrilling dogfighting ; Detailed planes and environments ; Plenty of unlockable bonus items ; Different control schemes cater to newcomers and veterans alike

Frame rate drops dramatically during combat ; Limited mission variation ; Various glitches

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