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 Flying over Paris at maximum resolution. There are external views of the plane available to the pilot
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The cockpit of a Boeing 747 during take-off from Tokyo airport
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The simulator comes with a large selection of pre made flights. It even allows the adventures that were made for the previous version to be imported
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows A screenshot of 'Babya International Airport'

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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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GamingExcellence Apr 15, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Gamezilla Jan 05, 2002 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 09, 2001 83 out of 100 83 Dec 04, 2001 81 out of 100 81 Dec 10, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2001 75 out of 100 75


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Zovni (9308) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows) on Jan 31, 2002