Wings of Prey goes by a different name if you're a console gamer, this is essentially just the PC version of IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, the well-received WWII combat flight sim that sticks you in a cockpit and introduces you, guns blazing, to some of the biggest airborne battles of the mid-20th century conflict.
If that sounds like your cup of tea, then you'll be pleased to know that Steam, as part of this week's Midweek Madness, has slashed the price in half and is offering the game for £15.49. As this is pretty much the only place you can pick up a copy at the moment, you're saving yourself a good 50%.
Wings of Prey is a perfectly serviceable combat flight-sim that sees you hop around Europe's skies from the Battle of Britain to Stalingrad, taking on successive missions. The game looks astoundingly good, from the planes themselves that will dent and peel and flake with each nick and hit to the impressive terrain and ground features.
In terms of gameplay, Wings of Prey is a lot of fun in all honesty, but it can get a bit repetitive. There's not much by way of plot to keep you locked in to the various missions, but the dogfighting is brilliant. The campaign itself is pretty short lived and the plane selection is rather poor, but the single missions and mission creator allow you to leap into the cockpits of German and Italian planes too and there is a multiplayer mode, although it's pretty buggy. I'd also have liked to have seen some Pacific action, but alas, no Pearl Harbor to be found here.
However, if you want an action packed, gorgeous-looking WWII combat sim for your PC, this is the best you're likely to get. There are a few issues, and it does sacrifice a bit of realism for a slightly more arcade experience, but this is a solid title with some absolutely cracking skirmishes and definitely worth a look if you're a fan of the genre.