IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles
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Developer(s) 1C: Maddox Games
Publisher(s) 1C, Ubisoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA March 2, 2003
  • PAL March 21, 2003
Genre(s) Combat flight simulator
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles (Russian: Ил-2 Штурмовик: Забытые сражения), also known in Europe as Rebirth of Honor, is a combat flight simulator video game, and sequel to the 2001 combat flight simulation of the year IL-2 Sturmovik developed by the Russian software firm 1C. Unlike the first installment, Forgotten Battles focuses on the Soviet-Finnish Continuation War of 1941-1944.

Career Mode[edit]

The Career mode allows the player to become a pilot of the Luftwaffe, Soviet Air Force, Finnish Air Force, or the Hungarian Air Force. Each campaign consists of approximately 30 missions, and a career includes 4-8 campaigns or 100 to 250 missions.

Aircraft[edit]

The game features 129 flyable aircraft, all of which are available as AI controlled elements in missions. 80 of these planes can be flown by the player. 30 of the flyable planes and 21 of the AI planes were new in the series. The flyable aircraft have a full 3D cockpit with working instruments. Planes with crew allow switching to most positions.

Ace Expansion Pack[edit]

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace
Developer(s) 1C: Maddox Games
Publisher(s) 1C, Ubisoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA March 2, 2004
  • PAL March 19, 2004
Genre(s) Combat flight simulator
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Released in 2004, 1C: Maddox Games and Ubisoft Entertainment released the official expansion pack entitled Forgotten Battles: Ace Expansion Pack. It offers players a more in depth simulation experience by allowing them to take control of 11 new aircraft, and fight against or beside 10 non-flyable aircraft. It also includes 2 new maps, one depicting the Finnish Front, and a Hungarian map which includes the Balaton Lake area. Both a Finnish and Hungarian campaign which uses these maps are also playable and allows the player to progress in rank and earn awards.

Reception[edit]

Forgotten Battles[edit]

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 87.39%[1]
Metacritic 86/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 8.6/10[3]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[4]
IGN 8.5/10[5]
PC Gamer (UK) 90%[6]
PC Gamer (US) 92%[7]
PC Zone 92%[8]
X-Play 3/5 stars[9]

Forgotten Battles was met with positive reception; GameRankings gave it a score of 87.39%,[1] while Metacritic gave it 86 out of 100.[2]

Forgotten Battles - Ace[edit]

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 82.57%[10]
Metacritic 85/100[11]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 8.5/10[12]
GameZone 8/10[13]
IGN 8.4/10[14]
PC Gamer (UK) 81%[15]
PC Gamer (US) 90%[16]
PC Zone 68%[17]

The Ace Expansion Pack was also met with positive reception; GameRankings gave it a score of 82.57%,[10] while Metacritic gave it 85 out of 100.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ Osborne, Scott (March 11, 2003). "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles Review". GameSpot. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Dy, Bernard (April 4, 2003). "GameSpy: IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles". GameSpy. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ Butts, Steve (March 28, 2003). "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles". IGN. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles". PC Gamer UK. 2003. 
  7. ^ Mahood, Andy (June 2003). "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles". PC Gamer: 80. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ Presley, Paul (April 11, 2003). "PC Review: IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles". PC Zone. Archived from the original on June 24, 2007. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bemis, Greg (May 1, 2003). "'IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles' (PC) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on May 29, 2003. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ Baker, Tracy (March 29, 2004). "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace Expansion Pack Review". GameSpot. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ Giacobbi, Kevin "BIFF" (March 14, 2004). "IL 2 Forgotten Battles Ace Expansion [sic] - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ Butts, Steve (March 18, 2004). "IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles Ace Expansion Pack Review". IGN. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  15. ^ "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace". PC Gamer UK. May 2004. 
  16. ^ "IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace". PC Gamer: 72. June 2004. 
  17. ^ PC Zone staff (May 9, 2004). "PC Review: IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace Expansion Pack". PC Zone. Archived from the original on April 30, 2008. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 

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