developer: 1C / Cenega
publisher: 1C / Cenega
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1 - 32
game language: English
game release date for PC:
ILya Muromets for PC is a World-War I simulator devoted to the legendary Russian bomber plane ILya Muromets. The game was developed by 1C Game Company, in cooperation with the creators of the Rise of Flight series – the 777 studio. Experts from the Russian Military Historical Society were consulted in production of ILya Muromets. The game was originally meant to be a stand-alone product, but eventually, it was turned into an expansion pack for Rise of Flight.
The plane was constructed by a Russian engineer of Polish descent, Igor Sikorsky. As the first serially produced bomber in the history of aviation, the plane was a symbol of pride for the imperial army. The craft was named after a legendary Russian hero who lived at the turn of the thirteenth century. This wooden, four-engined biplane was produced in several versions from 1913 to 1924. The aircraft was equipped with 3 or 4 machine guns, and the team would comprise 5 members: two pilots, two mechanics, and a gunner. The machine was being used mainly during the First World War and the Polish-Soviet War. In the period following the war, the plane was also used for transporting passengers.
Mechanics & Game modes
The player will be flying the titular bomber here, but also a few other machines from the period – those were used by air forces of Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary. Among them, one will find mainly the following models: Nieuport 11.C1 and 17.C1, SPAD 7.C1, Roland CIIa, DFW C.V, as well as Albatros DII and DIII. The action takes place above an area as large as 22,500 square kilometers, and most of that land represents the territories belonging to present-day Ukraine. The developer recreated the shape of terrain, buildings, roads and tracks with great precision, based on the original maps from 1920.
ILya Muromets for PC offers an extensive story campaign devoted to the rivalry between the Russian pilots and the air forces of Austria-Hungary; the events took place near Ternopil, in 1916. During 10 subsequent scenarios, the player completes both reconaissance and patrol missions, drops bombs on enemy positions, but also delivers packages and takes photos. In the mode offering quick missions, using all the 8 planes included, the player sets the terms of the skirmish themselves, apart from deciding at what time of day the encounter will take place, what will be the weather like, and in what direction will the wind be blowing.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core i5 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Karta grafiki 512 MB (GeForce 8800 GT or better), 6 GB HDD, Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/7 SP1/8