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  • Summary: 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 offers virtual pilots an even more accurate simulation of the most famous air battlesIL-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 offers virtual pilots an even more accurate simulation of the most famous air battles of World War II. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    80
    IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is really good and provides lots of fun as long as you have the required dedication to exploit its potential.
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    80
    It's a game suited for veterans (no tutorial whatsoever), and the realism is all it cares about. If you're into historic combat flight simulator, you should really consider buying.
  3. Jan 15, 2015
    80
    Last chapter of the famous series IL-2 Sturmovik, Battle of Stalingrad is an hardcore flight simulator during WWII, visually stunning and able to push the genre to new levels of realism and fidelity.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 14, 2015
    74
    Il-2: Battle of Stalingrad boldly seeks to renew the genre by adding modern game design elements to the admittedly often sterile genre of flight simulators. Unfortunately not only does the bold attempt fail spectacularly, the developers also seem to have completely forgotten what made the original Il-2 a legend. The Rise of Flight legacy shows in the rather impressive visuals and physics modeling, but strangely a lot of its nice features didn't make the cut either and the “sequel” falls short of its predecessor in many ways. [June 2015]
  5. 70
    When a toothless campaign and the restrictive unlock policy are the only real problems a new Sturmovik has, sim fans know they're not making a mistake in picking this up.
  6. PC PowerPlay
    Feb 8, 2015
    70
    The lack of content and generous helping of bugs can be easily forgiven thanks to the developer's high reputation. [Feb 2015, p.16]
  7. Feb 10, 2015
    70
    The excellent handling and the immense realism that Battle of Stalingrad offers, manages to balance out the poor single player campaign and some of its design flaws.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 171
  2. Negative: 64 out of 171
  1. Oct 23, 2014
    10
    I played Il2- Forgotten battles, I played SB War Thunder, Rise of Fligt etc. So far, Il 2 BOS the best and perspective flight-simulator.I played Il2- Forgotten battles, I played SB War Thunder, Rise of Fligt etc. So far, Il 2 BOS the best and perspective flight-simulator.

    Guys, dont forget how much content there was in Il 2 sturmovik in 2001 y. Almoust nothing,
    Now Il 2 BOS its a platform made to make a game of our dream,but not in one day.
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  2. Oct 30, 2014
    10
    Simply one of the best between WWII Simulators today. Very good and realistic flight model, beautifull graphics.and so on... It is must haveSimply one of the best between WWII Simulators today. Very good and realistic flight model, beautifull graphics.and so on... It is must have for hardcore players. Thumbs up. Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2014
    9
    Avid flight simmer, going back to RedBaron, Falcon 4, AOE, etc. Have most of DCS titles, ROF, etc. Many hours online in IL-2 1946, CLOD, andAvid flight simmer, going back to RedBaron, Falcon 4, AOE, etc. Have most of DCS titles, ROF, etc. Many hours online in IL-2 1946, CLOD, and now BOS. This product is simply incredible. Yes, it is not perfect, and I would like some features changed (unlocks, having full controls over graphics settings and few other minor things). I have flown in RL. The feeling of flight/immersion in this sim is second to NONE. Great job developers!!! Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2014
    7
    I find it to be the best and more consistent WWII combat sim at present time.

    Graphics are very nice, from the exterior 3D models to the
    I find it to be the best and more consistent WWII combat sim at present time.

    Graphics are very nice, from the exterior 3D models to the cockpits. Lighting and atmospheric effects are amazing. It also runs very well on my 5+ years old machine. I only experience a problem with clouds, as some other people do. Quite annoying ATM but I'm confident we'll see a fix for this.

    FM give a very good sense of flying and are quite demanding, I don't see how anyone could label them as arcade. Even if not every single switch and instrument can be activated in the cockpit, all systems are simulated and the most important ones are to be controlled by the pilot in flight and kept within the correct envelope.

    Netcode is good, MP is still limited to a few servers, as the both the dserver software and the full mission builder haven't been officially released yet, but they will be released soon. Given the previous experience with ROF and the bigger WWII community I'm pretty confident that MP will be allow for a great experience, whether you a re into pure dogfight or more into complex historical scenarios.

    SP is a bit lacking at the moment, the campaign is more like a glorified quick mission generator with not much historical immersion. Still missions are mostly pretty fun and filled with action. There's word that this mode will evolve in the future, I have no reasons so far to think it will not change.

    As for unlocks I'm not a fan of them, but they're not a game breaker for me. It seems that the unlocking process is quite quick. Still I would prefer that at leat MP was free of unlocks.

    All in all this a very convincing simulator with a clear aim at realism. There's room for criticism and for improvements, some things really need to be fixed, but it clearly doesn't deserve some of the amazingly bad reviews I see here. It might not be the absolute best in every aspect, but it does everything very good and in a convincing manner.
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  5. Feb 4, 2015
    5
    Good looking planes, weather, tracers, flight and damage models. Released without mission builder or ability to host multiplayer games unlessGood looking planes, weather, tracers, flight and damage models. Released without mission builder or ability to host multiplayer games unless you have a Dedicated server (still pending release to rest of the customers). No Oculus support and limited Single player content as mentioned already. Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2014
    3
    Do not get fooled by the IL2 name in front of it. This is NOT a true IL2 successor but rather a repackaging of the Rise of Flight game withDo not get fooled by the IL2 name in front of it. This is NOT a true IL2 successor but rather a repackaging of the Rise of Flight game with different planes.
    The game is OK if you just like to fly FPS style but is not even near to being able to call it self a simulator.
    Most of the "feeling of flight" praises you'll read are from artificial effects like motion blur, cockpit shaking etc.

    Although I gave the game a 3, I would give a -10 to the company behind it and their dirty tactics.
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  7. Nov 5, 2016
    0
    Wish i could get my money back, plane stalling out at 120+ MPH in the P40 if i pull back on the stick, this thing cant even manage a simpleWish i could get my money back, plane stalling out at 120+ MPH in the P40 if i pull back on the stick, this thing cant even manage a simple turn fight with a fricken early war german 109, which it was designed to be able to defeat. This games physics suck for something claiming to be geared towards hardcore simmers. I have years of experience with DCS, and have even flown smaller prop planes in real life, im not a bad pilot, but this game sure makes me feel like i cant do anything, even when trying to perform basic combat maneuvers, if you pull all the way back on the stick the plane **** flops about, not to mention they feel sloppy, no matter how well i try to tune my axis on my thrustmaster warthog, i dont feel like im flying, but i do feel like im riding a bull that i have no control over, but am still uselessly trying to control Expand

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