Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows)

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Teen
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Perspective
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84
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3.1
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Description

2002's version of Microsoft's long running series of non-combat, commercial flight simulators. The game uses a completely new 3D graphics engine which features photorealistic terrain as well as some nifty effects like jet contrails, volumetric clouds and a completely 3D virtual cockpit for each of the 12 planes in the game (which include the new Cessna 208 Caravan Floatplane and Boeing 747-400).

Other additions come in the form of a database of over 21,000 world airports, downloadable real-time weather as well as an ATC (Air Traffic Control) module for realistic instrumental flying which is shared by all the AI pilots.

Screenshots

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows If preferred all instrumentation can be removed. A single key is used to toggle between these viewpoints
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The Display Settings allows the player to set the level of detail on planes & scenery separately. This screen shot shows some of the available screen resolutions
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The view from the cabin window - that's the Olympic mountains in the distance
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The main menu has a 'Getting Started' button that initiates a video sequence with the flight instructors

Alternate Titles

  • "模擬飛行 2002" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "模拟飞行2002" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002: La référence de la simulation de vol" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002: Ein realistisches Flugerlebnis" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002: As Real As It Gets" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

GamingExcellence Apr 15, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamezilla Jan 05, 2002 87 out of 100 87
GameSpy Dec 11, 2001 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 09, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Dec 10, 2001 81 out of 100 81
4Players.de Dec 04, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Super Play Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80
IGROMANIA Jan, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 2001 76 out of 100 76
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2001 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

If you're bored with flying alone with Flight Simulator's ATC, you can connect to the internet using special software, and fly with real, human controllers!

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Zovni (9330) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows) on Jan 31, 2002