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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

by 505 Games
 Ages 7 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: Xbox 360
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  • ASIN: B002BSI79A
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 4 Sep 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,864 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360

Manufacturer's Description

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey is based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II. Participate in the war's most famous confrontations piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers through a range of thrilling missions set over stunning landscapes - from the patchwork fields of Southern England to the smoking ruins of Stalingrad, all recreated with amazing detail.

As well as advanced environmental visuals IL-2 also boasts an all-new damage effects engine. Players can see real-time damage to the aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dog fights.

Product Description


IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey is based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II. Participate in the war's most famous confrontations piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers through a range of thrilling missions set over stunning landscapes - from the patchwork fields of Southern England to the smoking ruins of Stalingrad, all recreated with amazing detail.

As well as advanced environmental visuals IL-2 also boasts an all-new damage effects engine. Players can see real-time damage to the aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dog fights.

  • Engage in more 50 thrilling missions from famous historical battles over Eastern and Western Europe and fly historically accurate aircraft including the iconic Spitfire
  • Choose a difficulty level to match your experience, from adrenaline-fuelled arcade action to realistic simulations
  • Battle hundreds of enemy aces for control of the skies in intense multiplayer dogfights and bombing sorties
  • Enjoy detailed visuals including revolutionary real-time damage effects and an atmospheric audio experience featuring a stunning soundtrack by Jeremy Soule

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! 7 Sep 2009
By Desudro
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
At last, a Flight simulator for the xbox 360. A real one. Until now, all the flight sim games for the 360 were pretty dull. Point your aircraft in the general direction of an enemy, wait for the beep and lob missiles at it till it goes bang, with no option for letting the player do the landing or taking off.
However, IL2 Sturmovik is definately at the top of its class. Realistic damage (i cannot stress the fun you feel the first time you shoot the wing or tail off an enemy...) Incredible scenery, it looks almost real at a few hundred/thousand feet, and still pretty good at ground level.
The game plays well too with pretty in depth tutorial section to let players get to grips with the abilities of an aircraft.
There are 3 difficulty settings, Arcade, Realistic, and Simulator. Arcade gives you easier handling, and makes it easier to see the enemy your locked on to. Realistic is a bit trickier, as if your too rough with the controls, you will stall, and go in to a spin, which is easy enough to correct after a little practice. Simulator is harder still, allowing you only cockpit viewpoint with no real HUD to speak of.

All in all, this game is a lot of fun, and made with incredible attention to detail. Each area you play, the scenery was generated from maps of that period. Simulator mode even has the Spitfire banking to the left constantly (as would happen from the engine torque)

If you like proper flight sims, you'll love this.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
2 games in one really- Arcade is a forgiving dogfighting game with a vastly better feel than Blazing Angels and Heroes over whatever...the graphics are jaw dropping, both planes and scenery and the SCALE is huge! In the Demo Blast your spitfire through a flight of 100 or so heinkels with messerschmitt 109 escorts then really muller-up some Stukas...planes are damaged according to bullet/shell impact (engine, pilot, wings come off , tails fly etc)..the physics are fairly real yet forgiving.
Alternatively crank the difficulty up to Sim and you have the FIRST proper flight sim on a current gen console- spitfires even pull to the right with the torque of the props- you'll need to to take the stick/pad sensitivity down to avoid stalling etc. This ramps up the difficulty but also the reward. There is realistic in between which has the pilot aids from arcade but with more sim physics..

The first simish flight game on a console- the first decent ww2 aerial combat on a console...xbl is going to be incredible...

come on and down Fritz all over Dover

Download and play the demo before you moan at me...

(Will delete this before release)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best flying sim on the XBox 360 28 Dec 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
There aren't many flying games for the 360, and the ones that do exist are often a bit over-the-top or arcade-style (Ace Combat anyone?).

This one however is rather good. The different difficulty modes can be a god-send once you get frustrated with stalling your aircraft all the time and being unable to bring it out of a stall, resulting in your aircraft exploding a big ball of fire in the fields of Kent. However this can just result in you playing through the game in 'easy arcade mode', which to be honest, is just too easy. Enemy planes seem a bit 'passive' to be honest I only found myself being shot at a handful of times despite taking on dozens of enemy aircraft at a time.

I ended up putting this game down and playing something a bit more gripping, but I'm pretty confident I'll be going back to it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Immersive, beautiful and enormous fun, BUT .... 26 Sep 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Firstly, I should say that I recommend this game without reservation to anyone with an interest in WW2 combat aviation. It has given me enormous pleasure in playing it, for its immersive atmosphere, wonderful music and attention to detail. Most important of all, however is the playability. I was a little sceptical at first when playing the demo with its arcade feel and modern-style HUD. If you like arcade flying games then I am sure that this will appeal. However, you might as well buy Blazing Angels or HAWK if that's your style. No, the real fun to be had with this game comes from the Realistic and ultra-realistic Simulator modes (the latter of which will see you struggling just to keep your plane in the air!). In this incarnation the game truly comes alive. Playing from the cockpit view there are few gaming pleasures to beat honing in upon an enemy and trying to stay on his six without stalling as bursts of machine gun or cannon fire arc in front of him and then rake across his fuselage, splattering your canopy with oil droplets - you may even find yourself shouting 'got him', or something impulsively ruder. Anyone who has seen gun-camera footage from WW2 will know what I mean.

Having said that I do have two minor gripes and one major piece of advice. Firstly, the gripes. It is a shame that the developers did not model cockpits for the Axis fighters. Although it is nice to be able to fly a BF109 or FW190, it would have been even better to have had the full experience of flying these amazing aeroplanes. Also, the campaigns are somewhat uneven. Some, like the Battle of Britain and Invasion of Sicily, have a nice range of missions while others, particularly the Russian ones (which is ironic given the game's origins) feel a little short and leave you wanting more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Birds of Prey
Bought this to have a change from my usual Xbox games, getting to grips with the Flight tutorial.
It's many years since I last flew anything other than my RC models. Read more
Published 22 days ago by L.H.Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars fun fun
this item was bought as a gift for my grandson,he was over the moon with it.i would recommend this item to anyone for their children/grandson/Daughter.
Published 27 days ago by Sterling Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great present
Bought this for my nephew for Christmas, he loves it, great price and FREE postage which is fab anytime but especially at the most expensive time of the year....thanks Amazon
Published 3 months ago by suze
5.0 out of 5 stars X-box 360 Sturmovik Birds of Prey
Bought this for our son and he loves it. The graphics are excellent, missions to accomplish, easy to use. Delivered quickly, well packaged, would use supplier again. Thanks
Published 3 months ago by Mr. A. J. Scholey
5.0 out of 5 stars IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
Really great game for XBOX 360 console and takes to battle in air. It has good planes and Graphics. Good game!
Published 3 months ago by Heksa
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
GOOD GRAPHICS . GOOD MISSIONS . GOOD FX . HOLDS INTEREST WELL . WILL BE BETTER WHEN I CAN GET MY XBOX 360 TO USE MY SAITEK CYBORG EVO JOYSTICK
Published 10 months ago by leslie ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game.
I purchased this game sometime ago and have constantly played it on Xbox 360. Its one of those games that requires skill levels to proceed through the chapters. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Silverfox
5.0 out of 5 stars good game
This was another game I bought for Christmas for
my grandson, again he love's the game and it has good skill level's
Published 14 months ago by Chris Pemberton
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it
If you like your planes and flight simulaters get this it is a must get good grahics good battles get your dog fights and you get to do ground attacks aswell so realistic
Published 14 months ago by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game lots of fun
Love this game so much the planes look fantastic and it is fun to play with out being to hard to pick up and getting into the action. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Fishwish
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