Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows)

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2002's version of Microsoft's long running series of non-combat, commercial flight simulators. The game uses a completely new 3D graphics engine which features photorealistic terrain as well as some nifty effects like jet contrails, volumetric clouds and a completely 3D virtual cockpit for each of the 12 planes in the game (which include the new Cessna 208 Caravan Floatplane and Boeing 747-400).

Other additions come in the form of a database of over 21,000 world airports, downloadable real-time weather as well as an ATC (Air Traffic Control) module for realistic instrumental flying which is shared by all the AI pilots.


Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows When the simulator is first run it goes through a scenery building process that takes a few minutes
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The settings menu allows the simulator to be finely customised
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows Another scenic flight. This time approaching the Grand Canyon
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows Flying in the Grand Canyon at high resolution. The change of resolution was made in-game without any need to reload or restart

Alternate Titles

  • "模擬飛行 2002" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "模拟飞行2002" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002: La référence de la simulation de vol" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002: Ein realistisches Flugerlebnis" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002: As Real As It Gets" -- Tag-lined title

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GameSpot Nov 07, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Gamezilla Jan 05, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2001 87 out of 100 87
GameSpy Dec 11, 2001 86 out of 100 86 Nov 26, 2001 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 09, 2001 83 out of 100 83 Dec 10, 2001 81 out of 100 81 Dec 04, 2001 81 out of 100 81
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2001 75 out of 100 75


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Zovni (9322) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows) on Jan 31, 2002