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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 If preferred all instrumentation can be removed. A single key is used to toggle between these viewpoints
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The game's main menu. There's a lot of documentation with this game which is to be expected when there are so many features.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows Another scenic flight. This time approaching the Grand Canyon
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The settings menu allows the simulator to be finely customised

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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PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Dec 11, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 26, 2001 17 out of 20 85
PC Action Dec 10, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Gamesmania.de Dec 10, 2001 81 out of 100 81
IGROMANIA Jan, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) Nov 09, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80


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Zovni (9321) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows) on Jan 31, 2002