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 player can also zoom in & out to a ridiculous degree. This is the space between the dot and the 'i' in the word Spirit that's painted on the plane's nose
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows Here the icons for the throttles and the GPS have been selected. The player can use the mouse to drag these panels around the screen so that they do not obscure the view
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

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 (91695) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
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
Armchair Empire, The Oct 11, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 03, 2003 18 out of 20 90
GameSpot Jul 28, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Action Sep 18, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 31, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Sep 23, 2003 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy Jul 29, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Aug 11, 2003 76 out of 100 76
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