Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows)

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Teen
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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.

Screenshots

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows Flying in the Grand Canyon at 800 x 600 resolution
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows I think that's Notre Dame cathedral down there. Round to the right, way out of shot, is the Eiffel Tower and it is possible to fly beneath it.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows The game's main menu. There's a lot of documentation with this game which is to be expected when there are so many features.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Windows This is the fly past of Mount Rushmore in low res

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
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 26, 2001 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 09, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Dec 10, 2001 81 out of 100 81
IGROMANIA Jan, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 2001 76 out of 100 76

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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.

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Zovni (9316) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 (Windows) on Jan 31, 2002