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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Windows)

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Description

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.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Douglas DC3
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows AirCreation Trike Ultralight flying over La Manga (Spain)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Main menu screen
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Bell 206B JetRanger cockpit

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Oct 23, 2006 18 out of 20 90
Worth Playing Dec 09, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2006 85 out of 100 85
JustPressPlay Oct 23, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
G4 TV: X-Play Nov 07, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Nov 21, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania.de Nov 06, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Gaming Age Nov 22, 2006 B 75
GotNext Jan 10, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #2 Best Simulation of the Year

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