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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.

Screenshots

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 The view from the cabin window - that's the Olympic mountains in the distance
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows This is the fly past of Mount Rushmore in low res
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The Boeing is a good example of a cockpit where there are additional instrumentation panels available, radio, engine controls, GPS etc

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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

GameSpot Nov 07, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
GamingExcellence Apr 15, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Gamezilla Jan 05, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 26, 2001 17 out of 20 85
Gamesmania.de Dec 10, 2001 81 out of 100 81
IGROMANIA Jan, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) Nov 09, 2001 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

Multiplayer

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.

Related Web Sites

  • Flight Simulator Dome (Hundreds of addon planes, scenery and more to download, Updated daily.)
  • FS2002 Preview (An early preview of the then upcoming Flight Simulator 2002. The interview is undated, but probably published in September 2001.)
Zovni (10667) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows) on Jan 31, 2002