Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight (Windows)

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Description

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 Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny " from the 1918 Hell's Stretch historic flight. The flight can be paused to allow the date, time, weather, view and even the plane to be changed via drop down menus
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows The Learning Centre is accessed via a tab on the left. It is a series of over 30 well illustrated 'How To' articles
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows The menu bar at the top of the screen gives access to in-flight controls. Here it's been used to access the view options menu to select a 'spot plane' view of the Spirit of St Louis
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows The Piper J-3 Cub is the plane that, allegedly, 75% of all American airmen in WWII learned to fly in. Here it's flying a circuit around Bratsk airport, Russia

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

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Critic Reviews

Withingames Jul 30, 2003 5 out of 5 100
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 03, 2003 18 out of 20 90
PC Action Sep 18, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Sep 01, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 22, 2003 16 out of 20 80
PC Zone Benelux Oct, 2003 78 out of 100 78
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 25, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Super Play Aug, 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