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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and gameplay are overall positive. The controls and value for money are also appreciated, but some have doubts 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 83/100 = 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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the audio quality and the movementspeed

It's not so easy for beginners

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the grate part about it is the part when you have to shoot down all thes palanes the only bad part about it is that the ending is realy hard to beat o an watch out for the litle planes.

Fun To Play

Too Short

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey- PS3


I've played parts of the Xbox 360 version and it is a brilliant game. The controls are smooth and the environment is exceptional. It brings the whole environment to you. Battles are fun as the gun features are good and realistic looking firing. The...