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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 simulator features two Beechcraft planes,  the Baron 58 and this, the Beechcraft King Air 350 seen here shortly after taking off from Orlando airport in Florida at dusk
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows This is the Welcome screen that's displayed on entering the flight simulator for the first time. On subsequent flights the default start screen is the create / select a flight screen.
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 Piper J-3 Cub is the plane that, allegedly, 75% of all American airmen in WWII learned to fly in. Here it's flying a circuit around Bratsk airport, Russia

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 (81490) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The most amazing Flight Simulator release A.A. Fussy (120) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Withingames Jul 30, 2003 5 out of 5 100
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 03, 2003 18 out of 20 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2003 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 31, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania Sep 23, 2003 82 out of 100 82
UOL Jogos Sep 01, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Benelux Oct, 2003 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Aug 11, 2003 76 out of 100 76
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