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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Windows)

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X or FSX is the tenth version of Microsoft's line of civilian flight simulators. It updates the series to take advantage of up-to-date technologies including DirectX 10 and features much improved graphics and multiplayer support in the form of "Shared Skies" feature, which allows multiple players to share the cockpit.

The standard version is aimed at casual players and features 18 planes, 40 high-detail airports, 28 high-detail cities and 30+ structured missions.

The player can choose between flying predefined missions or free flight anywhere he or she wants in single player or multiplayer mode. The whole world is modelled in the game and in this version the maximum altitude is 100 million feet. New aircraft in this version include Airbus A321, DHC-2 Beaver floatplane, Boeing 737-800 and a new ultralight, Air Creation Trike 582 SL.


Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Bell 206B JetRanger under a dark sky
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows AirCreation Trike Ultralight
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Boeing 737-800 and Palma Bay behind
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "模擬飛行 10" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "FSX" -- Common abbreviation

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Worth Playing Dec 09, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamernode Oct 29, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
4Players.de Nov 13, 2006 85 out of 100 85
PC Action Nov 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
JustPressPlay Oct 23, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Video Game Talk Oct 05, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
G4 TV: X-Play Nov 07, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
VGPub Nov 06, 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
GotNext Jan 10, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

Microsoft Flight Simulator X appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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    • 2006 – #2 Best Simulation of the Year

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NH (471) added Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Windows) on Jan 29, 2007