IL-2 Forgotten Battles IL-2 Forgotten Battles IL-2 Forgotten Battles IL-2 Forgotten Battles
Exhibit - IL-2 Forgotten Battles
Release Date - 2003
Platform -
Developer - 1C Maddox Games
Publisher - Ubisoft
In collection - Yes
Comments - The sensation of speed at low level is the best yet in a flight sim. I enjoyed whizzing past excellent ground textures, individual trees, small stands of trees and whole forests of trees, vast cities (Moscow alone has 500,000 buildings in the sim), flying through clouds, fog, rain and snow, and all with a smooth frame rated with no s-s-stuttering at all on the test system. All this would be an impressive achievement for a civil flight sim, to create a world in such detail and still enjoy a sedate and fluid sensation of flight. But IL-2 is a combat sim and once you add multiple aircraft manoeuvering vigorously, tanks, trucks and ships, bombers, anti-aircraft fire you would expect the sim performance to take a severe hit. Not so.

Without a doubt the most outstanding World War 2 flight sim of the 2000's.

History in your PC

The IL-2 Sturmovik series focuses on the action between the Soviet Union and the German Third Reich, during which the Soviets suffered 20,000,000 deaths. The Forgotten Battles also includes some of the action in the Gulf of Finland.

  • 1941 - 22 June - German armed forces enter the Soviet Union
  • 1941: Smolensk - First German Victories - Battles of Smolensk and Kiev
  • 1941: Moscow - 'Operation Typhoon' - March to Moscow
  • 1942: Stalingrad - Bitter hand-to-hand fighting in a city under siege
  • 1943: Kursk - 'Operation Citadel' - tank battles at Kursk
  • 1944: The Crimea - War in the Crimea
  • 1945: Berlin - Red Army's March into Berlin

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