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.

Hardware Requirements

Needs

P3 800 / AMD 700
256Mb RAM
32Mb 3D Videocard
1.1Gb HDD space

Wants

AMD 1800
512Mb RAM

Multiplayer
Yes
LAN or Online
Create your own server or more typically join games at http://www.ubi.com/US/GamingZone/

Rating

For Hundreds of missions
Best yet WW2 sim environment
Set your preferred difficulty

Against

Bugs

Overall

Really the only WW2 combat flight sim you need but needs urgent attention to the bugs.

As well a muzzle flash and spent cartridges falling you see thin lines of smoke marking the bullet trajectory!
As well a muzzle flash and spent cartridges falling you see thin lines of smoke marking the bullet trajectory!

IL-2 The Forgotten Battles gives you the opportunity to fly play World War 2 crash test dummy from the safety of your own home.
IL-2 The Forgotten Battles gives you the opportunity to fly play World War 2 crash test dummy from the safety of your own home.