“Birds of Steel offers 20 historical and a wealth of fictitious missions spanning eight world-famous campaigns and users are given access to over 100 famous planes from the entire axis and allied forces rosters. A number of planes ideal for each campaign can be selected and have been faithfully recreated in terms of handling capabilities and weaponry. The classic Spitfire P-51D Mustangs and Messerschmidt 109 are all lined up for combat as players opt to player opt to fight for the Allies Japanese or Axis forces. Likewise the war zones are brilliantly brought to life while the handling and battle-scarred planes are susceptible to damage and will suffer in terms of control accordingly.
A series of camera views also allows users to witness their skills from a series of external views or within the varied cockpits of the 100 planes. The missions are presented in a pre-conflict briefing and players can also see how their contributions related to the overall path of the scenario with new planes available on the completion of specific goals. Birds of Steel also offers the user a number of control systems ranging from simplistic arcade-style movements to entirely faithful control systems that offer total control over every aspect of flight – while the games huge online modes include co-op missions alongside friends or massive multi-player online dogfights to see who owns the skies.