IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Category: Combat Flight Simulator
Developer: 1C Maddox Games
Publisher: 1C Online Games
Price (as of Jan 2018) : £8.69
Initial Release: 15th December 2006
Mainly based around the World War 2 era where you fly combat missions in both single and multiplayer scenarios.
The game was first released in 2006 but many graphics mods are available which greatly enhance the graphics. The latest version of 4.12.2 also include support for widescreen formats. Despite the time this has been out we think the graphics still look very good and the minimum requirements for this simulator as stated on the Steam page is only a Pentium 3 or AMD Athlon 1GHZ with 512mb RAM so great for a majority of PC owners!
Propellers , guns, engines, all sound like world war 2 aircraft. Great sounds.
Menus and Options
The menus are easy to navigate, a bit dated but they do the job well.
The flight model is solid, as good as other combat sims we have flown, damage system impressive. Great atmosphere hearing the propeller engines and machines guns, it does feel authentic. Without the aids of modern day aircraft you need patience, skill and dexterity to win. A great challenge to you flight skills. For beginners you have the option of reducing the complexity of the flight model making it easier to fly the planes. Various setting allow you to increase or decrease the realism depending on your experience.
Despite first being released in 2006 it supports TRACKIR and a lot of various controllers
To many one of the best WW2 air combat games, the very fact that this simulator is still popular is a testament to how goo it really is. At the current price of £8.69 it is a true bargain and you will get a lot of simulator for your money. The community is widespread too so always able to get help and tips from other enthusiasts online. One of our favourite simulators here at PCsimulators.