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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.

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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 The settings menu allows the simulator to be finely customised
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 All flights can be analysed both during the flight and afterwards

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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

GamingExcellence Apr 15, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 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.de Dec 10, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gamezone (Germany) Nov 09, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2001 75 out of 100 75

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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