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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 This is the Scenery Library. It's where add-on scenery packs are listed. Areas of the world that are not being used can be deselected to improve performance
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows An example of one of the student pilot lessons. There's a lot to the lesson which is illustrated with charts & pictures and is very readable
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows Mid flight the player can access this menu from the menu bar and change the plane they're flying. This is the same plane selection screen that's used in the 'Create A Flight' section
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Windows Cessna C208 Grand Caravan in Flight Simulator 2004

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 (122341) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The most amazing Flight Simulator release A.A. Fussy (120) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Withingames Jul 30, 2003 5 out of 5 100
GameSpot Jul 28, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 31, 2003 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy Jul 29, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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 (Sweden) 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