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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 settings menu allows the player to adjust the keyboard command assignments, realism settings and much, much more
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 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

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 (72737) 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

Armchair Empire, The Oct 11, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Jul 28, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2003 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 31, 2003 83 out of 100 83
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 22, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Aug 11, 2003 76 out of 100 76
Gamesdog Dec 15, 2003 7 out of 10 70
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