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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight (Windows)

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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 The menu bar at the top of the screen gives access to in-flight controls. Here it's been used to access the view options menu to select a 'spot plane' view of the Spirit of St Louis
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 Having selected the flight the simulation brings up a description and, further down, a list of way points and course headings.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows When all the pre-loading is done the plane is ready to fly. The briefing notes are still available to read now or in-flight. There are icons on the dashboard to access the notes and other controls.

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 (87480) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The most amazing Flight Simulator release A.A. Fussy (120) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamingExcellence Jun 02, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 03, 2003 18 out of 20 90
GameSpot Jul 28, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
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
GameSpy Jul 29, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Wham! gaming Apr 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 8 out of 10 80
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