IL2 Cliffs of Dover
Category: Combat Flight Simulator
Developer: 1C Maddox Games
Publisher: 1C Company
Price (as of Jan 2018) : £19.49
Initial Release: 19th July 2011
WW2 Air combat flight simulator. You are a member of the British RAF and are to confront the German Luftwaffe and Italian air forces.
Simply stunning, up there with DCS World and IL2 Battle of Stalingrad. Authentic looking WW2 graphics. Great scenery, you can fly over the city of London and recognise buildings such as Tower Bridge. Great lighting effects, flashes of the machine guns firing. You wont be disappointed with the quality of the visuals.
The distinct sounds of the WW2 aircraft engines captured superbly, the deafening noise of the machine guns and explosions. The propellers slicing through the air are just a few examples of how the sound has been captured to make this simulator sound as well as look very authentic.
Menus and Options
Not much to complain about here. Easy to navigate, set up you options with no issues at all.
It's hard at first but then once you get used to flying a WW2 aircraft it is exciting and fun. You really need to use your skill in this sim as no aids of modern day aircraft can be used here. You need to look around, spot your target, manage your engine and be accurate in your aim! Landing is a challenge as at first you may damage your propeller but once you practice and get used to it , its a satisfying experience to land in one piece!
One of thebest WW2 simulators out thre, its main competitors being the other IL2 series IL2 1946 and Battle of Stalingrad.