Gamers Universe writes: "IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey is a flight sim. Wait! Come back! This one might be alright. The game has been built from scratch to accommodate all aviation fans, from the twitchiest arcade gamer to the most obsessive knob twiddler, so there should be something here for almost everyone. Developer Gaijin Entertainment has covered all bases in bringing IL-2 Sturmovik to home consoles, incorporating a scaleable difficulty level that also dictates the degree of realism provided, ensuring that you can play the type of game that suits you best. Will this prove to be the perfect device to get the console crowd into the flight sim, or will IL-2 be yet another stuffy simulation hung up on painstakingly recreating the tiniest detail?
Our recent hands on with early alpha code (roughly 70% complete) revealed a highly detailed game replete with neat features and an accessible control system that behaves in the appropriate way as per the selected difficulty level. At its most basic, IL-2 is a straight up, pure arcade style flight game, where the default view is outside the plane and the controls are simple enough to immediately pick up."