PSX Extreme writes: "I've been saying this for quite some time now, but I genuinely feel that there aren't enough aerial combat games out there. We have Ace Combat, and then we have Ubisoft's upcoming Tom Clancy HAWX. There's Ubisoft's World War II air fighter, Blazing Angels, but we'll just pretend that series doesn't exist. On the other hand, fans of aerial combat should all pay close attention to the newest IL-2 Sturmovik game, Bird of Prey. The first IL-2 debuted on the PC seven years ago, and was reviewed exceptionally well.
So here is the newest entry in this World War II aerial franchise, and it's looking beautiful, so far. Birds of Prey is set to replicate the large-scale aerial assaults and ground military operations of WWII, where the player gets to replicate some of the most infamous battles during the war. This should make progression purely mission based, as opposed to open-ended."