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.Read full description
"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;
Realistic sound effects and original music from Jeremy Soule.
Summary -- if you like WWII era aircraft, want a flight-combat game with a great amount of flexibility in realism levels (from arcade to simulator) and dig the Saving Private Ryan look to the game, you'll enjoy this game. "Wings of Prey" hits a nice middle ground for me that satisfies a both the hardcore flight-sim, and the Ace Combat fanatics in me. With a variety of realism levels you can choose from, you can jump right into the action with just a mouse and keyboard and fly like Ace Combat with the 'Arcade' setting. Then to full flight controls, and factors such as wind speed, stalls, etc, under the Flight Sim setting. There is also an in between setting for a gentle transition from 'Arcade' flying to 'Simulation' flying. This alone makes this game worth buying in my opinion, as it allows you to play really however you'd like. There are a nice variety of missions and game modes, all made different with different realism levels. There's a lot of replayability potential. Finally, the artstyle is a cool standout to me. It has a 'Saving Private Ryan' vibe, with some washed out colors, and exaggerated effects. To me, it makes it feels very cinematic. It should be mentioned though, that this effect can be altered and disabled if you don't like it to make a more realistic quality to the game. Overall, I really enjoyed this game, and if you're interested in this genre and find the game below $10, I say it's worth a buy.
Keep in mind that Wings of Prey is no true flight "sim." It's rooted in historical environments and aircraft, but is really made more for action and the physical act of destroying enemy aircraft. The game looks very nice, though maybe a little overprocessed. Performance is actually very good, even on a medium range PC. As was stated before, the game is best an action game, one that requires more than just spraying bullets, but isn't an in depth simulator with historically accurate missions, physics or feel. The game is fun and forgiving for those that want the fun of flight and action, without worrying about stalling out or learning the precise characteristics of their aircraft. Joysticks work great, but the game is happy enough with a controller or other control options. If you want a light combat game without a lot of hassle, Wings of Prey will do that. If you're a newbie that hasn't played a flight sim, and want to "ease" into the genre, Wings of Prey can be a terrific and accessible game to get you started.
Wings of Prey adds a modern accessible WW2 combat flight sim for people that do not want hardcore realism. Adjustable realism settings helps the game from becoming too arcadey, but in the grand scheme of things, it still fails to be that much of a true simulator. Seekers of maximum realism may want to steer away and continue playing the original IL2 WW2 Combat flight sim.
Awesome graphics, awesome sound, good balance of sim and arcade. Excellent all around. Can't really think of much bad about it. Absolutely reccomended for anyone, so addicting shooting the enemy planes down.
Wings of Prey is rooted in World War II flight simulator, manufactured by specializing in this genre Gaijin Entertainment company. Players can get behind the wheel of the most famous fighters and bombers of the period. Developers took care of the careful reproduction of details of individual machines, but also a realistic representation of the air battles.
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