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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 Bombardier CRJ700 over Friday Harbor (USA)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Douglas DC3 ready to Take Off in Palma de Mallorca Airport (Spain)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Maule Orion cockpit
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Beechcraft King Air 350 under the rain

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Gaming Nexus Oct 10, 2006 9.2 out of 10 92
Yahoo! Games Oct 16, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamernode Oct 29, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 18, 2006 85 out of 100 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2006 85 out of 100 85
PC Action Nov 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Oct 16, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Video Game Talk Oct 05, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.de Oct 24, 2006 7 out of 10 70
1UP Oct 17, 2006 6 out of 10 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