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Birds of Steel (PS3)

Platform : PlayStation 3
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4.2 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
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Platform: PlayStation 3
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  • ASIN: B0058H251M
  • Release Date: 16 Mar. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,558 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
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Platform:PlayStation 3

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Get ready to strap in, go back in time and take stick in the most pivotal battles in the history of air combat. Birds of Steel puts you right in the crosshairs of WWII‘s most intense skirmishes. This original IP blends next gen supremacy and the fine details of aerial combat into a historical recreation fit for flight sim fans and history buffs alike. Use your skills to pilot the top planes from all combatants in WWII to recreate history or to change the outcomes of the most prolific battles in history. Online and offline elements add an entire new element to the game which will ensure Birds of Steel remains a fresh combat experience long after you‘ve played for the first time.

Features:

  • Over 100 real life planes - Dog fight and dive bomb in actual WW2 planes and rain down terror from above. Determine for yourself which plane is the ultimate bird of prey.
  • Navigate through hundreds missions - Embark on 20 historical missions, hundreds of procedural missions scattered throughout 16 different locations. All are inspired by real life campaigns such as Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal and the battle of Wake Island. Reality is reflected using real life maps and actual satellite photos of these areas.
  • Pioneering online and multi-player modes for flight sims - Enjoy 4 player co-op or go into the new and unique online war mode to compete against up to 16 aviators across world.
  • Key innovations - In every single warplane you will experience the unique details of the physics and damage models. Master your dogfights during heavy wind and rain. Each plane has over 100 hitpoints where each part of the plane has its own health and damage detection.
  • Fun for all gamers - Multiple levels of realism offer a gameplay experience for gamers of all walks: Simplified, Realistic up to Simulator for the serious flight-sim aficionados.


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poor attempt, there were better games in the 90,s
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Great game
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I won't reiterate here everything in the product review but I will say that this is truly an excellent game. Essentially a sequel to the brilliant IL-2 Sturmovik, Birds of Steel excels it in pretty much everyway. The graphics are at least on par with its prequel as to is the sound, aircraft modelling and mission construction.

One thing that has been built upon is the gameplay, from the ability to zoom in at a target at any time including when amidst a dogfight, which can really bring the experience up close and personal, to the fantastic replays that are able to be viewed at the end of each Historic Mission. These replays can be viewed from multiple angles and scrolling through these as your mission plays out as you flew it can produce some truly cinematic-like scenes. A great and satisfying addition to the game. The combat itself has also been made far more intense than that in Sturmovik, for e.g. when fighting over enemy ships or airfields, the flak that explodes around you not only rings in your ears but also shakes and rattles your plane and when dogfighting an enemy that is bleeding oil all over your cockpit with someone else on your tail you cannot help but feel the adrenaline pumping.

Some of the Historic Missions can be a little short with the order to return to the airfield or aircraft carrier after only taking out a single ship or a couple of planes but you can always stay in the battle if you so desire to rack up your XP points.
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Just a very small review, briefly expaining why you should buy B.O.S.

If you enjoyed Il-2 Sturmovik, you will go nuts for this !

B.O.S is bigger, better, and more fun !

What makes this game great is that now you can go on dive-bombing and torpedo launching campaigns, also you can land to repair and restock ammo, this feature was not included on Il-2, it adds to the tension and excitement greatly. Other plus point are that people actually play this game online, and the games are a blast, if a little difficult. Battle damage is vastly improved with now over 100 areas on each plane that can break or go wrong !!!

New planes from over 100 unlockables included in the game are Curtis Kittyhawk, P-38 Lightning, He-162. My only gripe is why didn't they include the P-47 Thunderbolt ? Maybe it did not serve in the specific missions in the game ?

But all in all B.O.S is an amazing game, even worth buying just for the Pearl Harbour counterattack mission in which the player controls x4 Hellcats against Japanese destroyers etc, just epic !

Can't wait for the dlc :)
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The best PS3 game you've never heard of! A real gem of a game, deserves to be better known.
I ordered Birds of Steel after falling in love with the playable demo I stumbled on in the PS Store. I was looking for an alternative to my games of choice - Pro Evo, Tiger Woods, GTA, COD, and F1.
When i got Birds of Steel I played nothing else for a few months, it is utterly absorbing, if you like a challenge you will love this.
'COD' of the skies in terms of heart pounding on-line combat, not many game get the heart rate up like Birds of Steel! For a change of pace you can fly-out on your own, and practice your flying whilst exploring the several huge maps.
The Russian developers Gaijin have clearly taken a lot of pride in this game, it drips with WW2 authenticity, the graphics and sound are stunning, the game physics are excellent.
Online is fun, but like most games, noobs will find it difficult to cope at first, but the XP rewards (you get some just for taking part) make it worth while, because you can start buying the 100 or so WW2 planes to have in your hangar.
This is a gem of a game, one of my all time favorites.
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ordered this for my son who is extremely impressed with the game ...takes a lot for him to be as enthusiastic (as teengars usually are) any way,the only problem now is getting him to do his chores, will have to find something to bribe him with ...:-)
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Well this product although good will annoy you slightly, let me explain with bulleted good and bad points:
Good points:
#The Games graphics are brilliant.

#The Physics Engine is good.

#The Aeroplanes fly brilliantly.

# The selection of Aeroplanes that you can fly is fantastic.

# The Game and Missions are varied in difficulty (Simplified = Easy, Realistic = Medium and Simulator = Hard) and Diversity (types: Bombing, Head to Head Dogfights, online modes etc).

# The number of Missions (plenty to choose from).

# The customizing aspect where you customize the Decals on the Aeroplanes.

# The fact you can fly as the Allies or Axis

# The destruction of the Aeroplanes as in bits falling off and the Aeroplanes being made harder to fly once damaged.

# The fact that the bots fill in the online gaps.

There are a lot more good points in fact they out way the Bad point but i won't list them all as you will discover them if you buy the game yourself.
Bad point:

# The Currency used to buy the new planes in the hanger is hard to come by and quick to spend, you earn it by ranking up, by playing certain missions (dynamic campaign) or online against other players but this comes with its own difficulties what i mean is ...... yes if you verse other players you earn it quicker about 1000 or more per kill, each aeroplane is worth about 9000 to 13000 depending on its size (some cheaper some more expensive than stated), if your shot down online its costs about an 18th of the aeroplanes cost for example a Hurricane Mk1 to buy is 9961ish, To repair its 691ish (roughly).
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