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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 DH88 Comet screenshot 1
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows This is the Extra 300S, an acrobatic plane that's flown by Patty Wagstaff on the tarmac at Crown Point airport, Trinidad and Tobago
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows The cockpit of the Boeing 737. On the display just below the windscreen are seven icons, one of them is labelled in this shot. These are toggle switches which display additional instrument panels.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows All cockpits feature 'clickable' controls so the player can use one hand to pilot the plane while the other uses the other controls. Controls are labelled but these can be turned off for added realism

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

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The most amazing Flight Simulator release A.A. Fussy (120) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Withingames Jul 30, 2003 5 out of 5 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2003 87 out of 100 87
PC Action Sep 18, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Gamesmania.de Sep 23, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Wham! gaming Apr 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 22, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Jul 29, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Benelux Oct, 2003 78 out of 100 78

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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