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Description

As the name suggests, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight, is that year's version of the popular simulator from Microsoft and celebrates 100 years of flight. Flight Simulator 2004 includes 9 historical aircraft such as the Wright Flyer from 1903, DC-3, Vickers Vimy, Curtiss Jenny and the Ryan NVP 'Spirit of St. Louis’ that you can pilot and new challenges centered around the historical aircraft. It includes a new help system called 'Learning Center' and an improved ATC, and a new dynamic weather system. The GPS systems in Flight Simulator 2004 have been completely overhaulled and are now based on real world Garmin 500/295 GPS systems.

Screenshots

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows Opening up the 'Spirit of St Louis' from the 'Century of Flight' menu brings up the story of Charles Lindberg's epic flight. From here the player can follow a link to the recreation of the flight.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows The Robinson 2-seat  Beta II helicopter is the second helicopter included in the simulation. Here its on the tarmac of Eilat airport, Israel
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows Mooney is an aircraft manufacturer I hadn't heard of. They made fast planes powered with Porsche engines. This is their Bravo model flying over Suriname
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows The Boeing 777-300 in Pacifica livery climbing away from Hawaii's Hilo airport

Promo Images

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Wallpaper
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Wallpaper
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Wallpaper
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Wallpaper

Alternate Titles

  • "模擬飛行 2004:百年飛行史" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "模拟飞行2004:飞行世纪" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: Un siècle d'aviation" -- French title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: Das Jahrhundert der Luftfahrt" -- German title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: Cien Años de Aviación " -- Spanish title
  • "Flight Simulator 9" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Simply superb! piltdown_man (124808) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The most amazing Flight Simulator release A.A. Fussy (120) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The Oct 11, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 03, 2003 18 out of 20 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2003 87 out of 100 87
PC Action Sep 18, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 31, 2003 83 out of 100 83
UOL Jogos Sep 01, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 22, 2003 16 out of 20 80
PC Games (Germany) Aug 11, 2003 76 out of 100 76
Gamesdog Dec 15, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 25, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Aircraft

The Cessna 182RG, and the Sopwith Camel are no longer included with Flight Simulator 2004.

Limited Edition

The game is also available in a limited edition tin packaging in the USA.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2004 (Issue #236) – Flight Simulation of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – PC Simulation of the Year

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A.A. Fussy (120) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight (Windows) on Aug 09, 2003