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

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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 This is the weather selection screen. It can be accessed in-flight or in the Flight Creation section. It allows real-world real-time weather information to affect the flight
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows There are three Cessna aircraft in the simulation, The Skyhawk Sp 172, the Skylane 182S and this the iconic Caravan C208B seen in it's amphibian role
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows The Spirit of St Louis has two historic flight links. In practice they are the same flight because selecting either one takes the player to the same flight in the Flight Selection menu.
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

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

GamingExcellence Jun 02, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpot Jul 28, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Action Sep 18, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Wham! gaming Apr 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Jul 29, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Sep 01, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Benelux Oct, 2003 78 out of 100 78
Gamesdog Dec 15, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Super Play Aug, 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