IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

Russian Title: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Britain
Developer: 1С: Maddox Games
International Publisher: Ubisoft
Russian Publisher: 1C-SoftClub
Russian Website: Русский
Genres: Simulator / Flight
Platforms: PC
MultiPlayer: Internet (128)
Release Date: 31.03.2011 (EU), 25.04.2011 (US)
Russian Release: 24.03.2011
System Requirements: Dual Core 2.0, 2 GB RAM, 512 MB 3D Card, 10 GB HDD
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

The latest instalment in the acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series from award-winning developer «1C: Maddox Games». The game takes place in 1940 during the pivotal aerial battle for the skies over Britain between the British, the German and the Italian air forces. IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover is also available in a special Collector’s Edition, along-side the standalone version.

Key Features:

  • Customizable difficulty. Dozens of realism options allow newcomers to the franchise to reduce the difficulty and focus on the fun, while learning the ropes of being a pilot;
  • Massive multiplayer. Customizable modes range from simple deathmatch-style free-for-alls to epic, ongoing 128 player battles that can last hours, days, weeks, or even longer;
  • Interactive training. Comprehensive interactive training for new players – fly a real WWII trainer plane with a computer controlled instructor through a series of training missions;
  • New 3D engine. Latest-gen graphics engine with DX10 and DX11 API support. Huge variety of photorealistic ground vehicles, buildings and other environmental elements recreate minute details of 1940s Europe;
  • Single-Player Campaign. The campaign thrusts the player into the middle of the battle. The player will join the British Air Force to fight the German forces and renegade pilots on his own side, or join the German Luftwaffe and take part in meticulously recreated historical battles;
  • Brand new setting. The battle will take place on a large area spanning London and southern England in the north, to Northern France and Belgium in the south. The huge map will contain thousands of historical cities, towns, roads, airfields, radar stations, ports, and industrial areas – all located exactly where they were in 1940;
  • New aircraft. Incredibly detailed true-to-life modeling of aircraft systems based on thousands of hours of dedicated research. Every single aircraft component can be damaged for realistic and immensely satisfying results. Over a dozen famous and highly detailed English, German and Italian flyable aircraft available, with all crew positions open to players. All of them have been painstakingly researched, resulting in incredibly accurate cockpit interiors (including Spitfire, Hurricane, Messerschmitt and the Stuka). In addition, there are 13 AI-controlled aircraft to allow an even more accurate and immersive experience thanks to this variety;

Collector’s Edition includes these assets in a premium packaging:

  • An in-depth 150-page ring binder pilot instructions;
  • A cloth pilot escape map showing The Battle of Britain strategic locations;
  • A replica of the Pilot’s Notes on the Spitfire I Aeroplane, provided to RAF pilots during The Battle of Britain and reprinted from the RAF Museum original document.
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At the 24th of March, 2011 three big Russian cities, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar launched early sales of a new episode in a series of flight simulators known as IL-2 Sturmovik. Once again we are presenting you a full report from the heart of this event. More »
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