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Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory with free Battle Of Britain DVD (PC)

by G2 Games
Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
 Ages 7 and Over
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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  • Amazing new DirectX 9 graphics technology
  • Multiple viewpoints including a full interactive virtual cockpit
  • Dynamic campaign the changes according to your actions
  • Computer piloted airplanes fly with the same performance and flight characteristics as the player


Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B0006SF984
  • Release Date: 25 Aug. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,238 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Computer piloted airplanes fly with the same performance and flight characteristics the player flies with, for a precise, historically accurate offline experience. "RealPilot" Artificial Intelligence Technology means enemy aircraft have the same limitations the player has. Both the player and the enemy can use the clouds for safety and cover. Study and exploit the enemy's weaknesses with charts included in the printed pilot's manual. Enemy aircraft have the same characteristics and performance as the player's aircraft, including actual joystick movements.

Manufacturer's Description

Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940. The game delivers explosive fun for veteran and casual gamers alike, and occurs over a vast and living world below which will be forever known as one the world's most decisive moments in history.

Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory allows the player to either act as the supreme commander of either side, or simply click fly and let your generals manage the war below.

As commander, you can control the war down to a single aircraft or building in a world where thousands upon thousands battle for supremacy. Thousands of targets including every plane, factory, airfield, and radar station have a specific role and impact on the progress of the war below. As a pilot, all you need to do is destroy the enemy when you can and get you and your comrades home alive.


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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The time machine that never fails... 13 April 2007
By Jim
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Many of the earlier reviews of this game stated comments such as 'flawed' & 'buggy'. Well now I can tell you that since the release of the 2.04 patch and the 2.05 patch - this is the definitive simulator.

Thrusting the player into 1940s England, BoBII:WoV rules supreme. Incredibly detailed aircraft, the player will often forget they are still in the 21st century. The Flight Models of each aircraft are almost perfect. Every flaw and strength of each aircraft of the period is clearly defined. The cockpits are beautifully created with interactive [for the most part] buttons, switches and toggles. What does stand out however in this game is the AI. I've played many combat flight sims over the years from LucasArts Battle of Britain to Lockon Modern Air Combat. I can tell you that Wings of Victory by FAR has the best AI I've ever experienced. If you want pure realism and adrenaline rushes as your Spitfire rises to engage oncoming bomber formations, this is the game for you.

The only reason I have rated this game as a 4 star is that is still has several small bugs that need to be ironed out (which will be occuring in a matter of days with the release of the 2.06 patch). I also believe the scenery could be vastly improved. However when you're zipping by at 320MPH with an Me109 glued to your six, you're not going to be sight-seeing.

The game runs superb on my modest system. It handles the large bomber formations perfectly, graphics are top notch. Throw in an excellant customer support forum within which Devs of the game actively engage with the customers for improvements to the game, regular patches and fixes (including revisions of the FMs).

You cannot go wrong with this game now, especially since the release of 2.
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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BoB II: Wings of Victory 3 Nov. 2005
This is a remake of the original Rowan/Empire "Battle of Britain" flight sim (CLEARLY WRITTEN ON THE BOX), but don't let that put you off. It's not been just a facelift, but much of the internal workings of the game have been revamped or completely rewritten.
Even the famous BDG-MA upgrades on the original BoB game don't come close to this version. The flight models have had a total rework, and the graphics are stunning - just wait until you see the clouds/sky, weather effects, water... the sunrise & sun sets are simply mouthwatering.
OK, graphics only make up part of the game. How does it run?
Well, out of the box it has caused problems for many, while equal amounts of people have had no problems at all.
This game needs A LOT of horsepower to run, so if you're on anything under a 128mb video card with less than 256mb RAM, you will have problems.
The game play is pretty solid once running, and is even better with the patches that have been released by the developers SHOCKWAVE (if you have problems with the game, ignore GMX they're a bunch of wasters. Shockwave are very active in the forums for this game via the Shockwave website, and are very quick to respond to any issues and lend assistance, as are the rest of the BoBII: WoV community) and the dynamic campaigns out peform any WWII sim rival by far. Why? The sheer scope of the battle.... you can have upto 1000+ aircraft in the larger dogfights as the battle progresses, with the fight stretching from Dover to Brighton all the way inland to London!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb, but flawed 3 Nov. 2005
It's a shame that the sim was cursed with problems straight out of the box, when what is apparently a previously undetected bug causes crashes on many machines.
But in the long run, BoB:WoV is worth it. Since its launch, there have been two patches, one to address the frequent CTDs which plague many users, and one to enhance frame rates; both of these have had marked success on my machine. On the plus side, the visuals are amazing and the immersion is truly second to none. The flight models are challenging (in a good way) on full realism, but the screen can be a little jerky when there are 300+ aircraft in the same sky. Then again, no other sim could even attempt to try to put that many planes into a mission and I wouldn't recommend you try unless you have a fire extinguisher stood ready. ;)
I've found that he Development Team (Shockwave) are eager to help anybody who has problems and are willing to seek a solution. They really care about this sim and are firmly committed to further development (CFS3's authors could learn a lot from them).
The sim isn't perfect; IMO it's a diamond that needs polishing. It holds a level of historical accuracy in maps, tactics, and just odd little details which I can never remember seeing in any other title, and it puts you right in the middle of it. I believe it has the potential to rival any sim out there, but it's a shame it was hamstrung by a disasterous launch.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By Clio
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Battle of Britain games are ten a penny. This one is transcendent.

The gamer enoys all the edge of the seat excitement of a wham-bam DVD but the here program is structured by precise historical analysis. Each day's action between July10 1940 and Sept 15th is mapped out on by attacks based on respective Luftwaffe and RAF war diaries and the first lesson you learn is that your resources are finite ! If you play the part of the Luftwaffe, you can afford to fight a battle of attrition. Be too profligate with the lives of your bomber crews and you face a crisis of morale - they turn back or scatter their bombs. Play the part of the RAF and each plane is a precious asset which you lose at your peril.

Ignore the negative reviews - they are out of date. Just dont try to run it on an old plastic box. As a professional historian I can vouch for the accuracy of the program and I am in awe of the work that has gone into it. As a game its a scintillating experience, one that conjures up all the gut-wrenching thrills, the courage the glory and the sheer terror of the Battle of Britain.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars not played it a lot as i have not had ...
not played it a lot as i have not had the time , but it seems to be full of enough things for you to do
Published 3 months ago by j.bolton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
product is according to expectations
Published 5 months ago by Herman Vegers
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
very simple, but okay
Published 6 months ago by JOF
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
very quick service product works fine
Published 8 months ago by Harryotoole
4.0 out of 5 stars Too much instruction
Too much instruction to follow you must be a pilot to understand I need time cause I did not play it yet.I have to be patient
to learn the game
Published 18 months ago by antonis fragkou
1.0 out of 5 stars Battle of Britain 2
This is a game that is to long in the tooth. More bugs than an ants nest even after patching. I can only speak from my own experience but on two different computers both with... Read more
Published on 14 Sept. 2011 by Mr. Gerald Monger
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
cant get this to work.Contact us, dose not. No instructions,one sheet showing key boad with print too small for my 72 year
eyes.
Published on 27 Aug. 2011 by Sid the Cat
2.0 out of 5 stars Not realistic enough
I flew this for about 20 minutes trying different things including stalling and spinning, steep turns on the limit and then landing. Read more
Published on 8 July 2011 by Ben Spouse
1.0 out of 5 stars did not load
cannot review as could not load have windows 7 do wish companys would say what systems there games run on
Published on 10 May 2011 by southlanding
3.0 out of 5 stars Bugged but impressive massed battles
I had the original game that this version was based on, Rowans Battle of Britain, this is essentially a reworked version of that classic game. Read more
Published on 13 April 2011 by Nats
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