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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows)

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Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
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84
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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 The main menu has a 'Getting Started' button that initiates a video sequence with the flight instructors
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The Library / Help functions are extensive. Each of these handbooks links to a .pdf file while the Avionics Articles brings up a further twenty shorter documents
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows Flying in the Grand Canyon at high resolution. The change of resolution was made in-game without any need to reload or restart
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows Taking off from Heathrow - the view from the right window. I'm pretty certain that passenger jet was moving as I flew over it

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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The Press Says

PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Dec 11, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 26, 2001 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 09, 2001 83 out of 100 83
4Players.de Dec 04, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gamesmania Dec 10, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Super Play Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec 22, 2001 76 out of 100 76

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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 (9367) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows) on Jan 31, 2002