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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows)

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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.


Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The simulator comes with a large selection of pre made flights. It even allows the adventures that were made for the previous version to be imported
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows This is the start of the first lesson - Straight & Level Flight. The instructors give a running commentary about the controls, the meaning of various dials, and the scenery
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows Flying over Paris at maximum resolution. There are external views of the plane available to the pilot
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows A screenshot of 'Babya International Airport'

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
GamingExcellence Apr 15, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Gamezilla Jan 05, 2002 87 out of 100 87 Nov 26, 2001 17 out of 20 85
PC Action Dec 10, 2001 82 out of 100 82 Dec 04, 2001 81 out of 100 81
IGROMANIA Jan, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec 22, 2001 76 out of 100 76


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Zovni (9360) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows) on Jan 31, 2002