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As the name suggests, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight, is that year's version of the popular simulator from Microsoft and celebrates 100 years of flight. Flight Simulator 2004 includes 9 historical aircraft such as the Wright Flyer from 1903, DC-3, Vickers Vimy, Curtiss Jenny and the Ryan NVP 'Spirit of St. Louis’ that you can pilot and new challenges centered around the historical aircraft. It includes a new help system called 'Learning Center' and an improved ATC, and a new dynamic weather system. The GPS systems in Flight Simulator 2004 have been completely overhaulled and are now based on real world Garmin 500/295 GPS systems.

Screenshots

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows The Bombardier Learjet 45 on the tarmac at General Jose Antonio Anzoa airfield in Venezuela
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows One of the great things about the flight simulator series is the ability to add to it. Here a 3rd party Concorde is flying over the default New York scenery
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows The Spirit of St Louis has two historic flight links. In practice they are the same flight because selecting either one takes the player to the same flight in the Flight Selection menu.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows Here the icons for the throttles and the GPS have been selected. The player can use the mouse to drag these panels around the screen so that they do not obscure the view

Promo Images

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Wallpaper
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Wallpaper
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Wallpaper
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Wallpaper

Alternate Titles

  • "模擬飛行 2004:百年飛行史" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "模拟飞行2004:飞行世纪" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: Un siècle d'aviation" -- French title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: Das Jahrhundert der Luftfahrt" -- German title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: Cien Años de Aviación " -- Spanish title
  • "Flight Simulator 9" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Simply superb! piltdown_man (113475) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The most amazing Flight Simulator release A.A. Fussy (120) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Jul 28, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2003 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 31, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Sep 23, 2003 82 out of 100 82
UOL Jogos Sep 01, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 22, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Wham! gaming Apr 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 25, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Aircraft

The Cessna 182RG, and the Sopwith Camel are no longer included with Flight Simulator 2004.

Limited Edition

The game is also available in a limited edition tin packaging in the USA.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2004 (Issue #236) – Flight Simulation of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – PC Simulation of the Year

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A.A. Fussy (120) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight (Windows) on Aug 09, 2003