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"Wings of Prey manages to offer up experiences that will appeal to fans of arcade action and authentic flight models." - IGN.com
"The incredible intensity and vividness of Wings of Prey's dogfights is built on the authority of its flight models, the verisimilitude of it graphics and the quality of its bandit AI" - eurogamer.net
Wings of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of World War II. Players can participate in some of the war’s most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and bombers across a range of thrilling missions. There are six theatres of war to engage in – The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Ardennes, Berlin, Sicily and Korsun' representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe.
Wings of Prey also boasts an all new damage effects engine as well as advanced environmental visuals enriching the game play. Wings of Prey features hundreds of airplanes taking part in air battles. The unique environmental engine also produces highly detailed, realistic landscapes that allow players to see breathtaking ground support actions.
Authentic World War atmosphere: Cutting edge technologies with highly detailed visuals bring the epic battles to life;
Engage in more than 50 missions from famous historical battles over Eastern and Western Europe;
Historically accurate aircrafts: Experience over 40 planes including fighters, battle planes and bombers. Learn to master Spitfire, Mustang, Messerschmitt and many more;
Flexible difficulty level system: from arcade to realistic simulation;
Downloadable content support: more planes and missions are coming next year;
Support of 6-DOF TrackIR, TripleHead2Go, Saitek and Thrustmaster joysticks, mouse and voice headsets;
Thrilling multiplayer: 4 game modes to choose; VoIP, lobby game system, leaderboards, friends lists, join-in-progress and host migration features provide great experience;
Realistic sound effects and original music from Jeremy Soule.
The Game is Odd But Can SatisfyROKET | June 30, 2012 | See all ROKET's reviews »
I bought this game and then bought my joystick to play it thinking it would be a good time. The game is visually beautiful with wonderful cockpit effects and insanely detailed landscapes.
Gameplaywise the game is good and bad and odd all at the same time. Ive played the IL2 games before and they all had tight, responsive controls. Wings of Prey had what I thought were tight controls but there were spots in flight were the plane wouldnt respond correctly - even when set to simulator difficulty.
Im sure the game is fine on arcade difficulty but what I experienced on that setting is a scripted, not very challenging campaign. This is another game I really think I should have purchased.
Too realistic?hisnameisrob | April 21, 2012 | See all hisnameisrob's reviews »
Wings of Prey looked more attractive to me from descriptions and screenshots before I bought it. After playing it for a while my impressions were that the graphics are a lot more credible from high altitude. Fly a bit lower and to a great extent the spell is broken. I found the missions reasonably varied but difficult (a few times because what I was supposed to do was not clear enough).
Despite it's short comings I'd have to say that Wings of Prey is the best recent flight sim/game I've bought that didn't come from Microsoft. If you're into combat flight sims you should try this. If you're more keen on the flight than the combat you should probably look elsewhere.