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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Review

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OK, good.  Historical accuracy aside, I

IL-2 is set during World War II, and attempts to recreate many of the actual aerial missions that helped to turn the tide of battle.  While there are some short voice over segments from a fictional pilot

From what I understand, the IL-2 series is traditionally known for it

For those who want to approximate the real thing, there are also Realistic and Simulation modes available.  The former is still a third-person perspective, but removes the auto-targeting, HUD, and unlimited ammo, as well as allowing for your aircraft to stall and spin.  The latter is for the hardest of the hardcore, as it is locked into the cockpit view, and eliminates any and all of the helpful tools.  It

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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