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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows)

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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.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The settings menu allows the simulator to be finely customised
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 All flights can be analysed both during the flight and afterwards

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

GameSpot Nov 07, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla Jan 05, 2002 87 out of 100 87
GameSpy Dec 11, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 26, 2001 17 out of 20 85
PC Action Dec 10, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Gamesmania 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
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 (9344) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows) on Jan 31, 2002