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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey £17.99 @ Play.com [Xbox 360 Games]

John McLaggan
IL-2 Sturmovik

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey £17.99 @ Play.com [Xbox 360 Games]

If you've had enough of high tech computer guided missiles taking the challenge out of air to air combat then Play are offering IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey for just £18. IL-2 Birds of Prey takes players back to WW2 to dogfight with cannons or attack ground targets with unguided bombs.

Unlike previous IL-2 games on the PC, Birds of Prey takes a more "arcadey" approach making it easier for those new to air combat games to hop into the cockpit and start taking down enemy planes with unlimited ammo, no stalls and assisted targetting. The game also offers more settings with less assists leading to a cockpit only view mode, no radar, limited ammunition and less forgiving handling. While the basic gameplay mechanic is solid the game does suffer from a reasonably short single player and a lack of variety.IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey £17.99 @ Play.com [Xbox 360 Games]

If looking for more precision than the control pad can offer, the Saitek AV8R is now available for the 360 which supports IL-2 Birds of Prey. For the times you want to tear through the skies in a supersonic stealthed fighter that can carry a few hundred guided missiles the Av8r also support Ace Combat 6 and Tom Clancy: Hawx.

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