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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 When starting out on a new flight the simulator goes through the process of loading all the relevant scenery files. Depending on the machine and the number of add-ons this can take seconds or minutes
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows Fittingly the final aircraft in the simulation is the one that started it all, the Wright Flyer.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows DH88 Comet screenshot 2
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

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 (110654) 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
Gamesmania.de Sep 23, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 22, 2003 16 out of 20 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 (Sweden) 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