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Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 (Windows)

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The "1998" version of the popular Microsoft series. Flight Simulator is aimed at enthusiasts that features 3000 airports and precise recreations of 45 cityscapes. Flight modeling is provided by experts in both military and aerobatic fields. Helicopters and pre-launch planes are among those included.

Many scenarios with full dialogue with the control tower adds a lot of realism to the game. Internet play enhances your flight experience with other human-controlled airplanes. 3D acceleration and MMX technology are supported.


Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows The Cessna Skylane 182S taking off from a Carribean island in low resolution. This shot also shows another element of the main drop down menu
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows The Extra 300S in flight
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows The Bell 206B Jetranger III
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows The default view is the cockpit view but this can be changed via a drop down menu option.

Alternate Titles

  • "模拟飞行98" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "FS 98" -- Common abbreviation

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Realism takes over arcade Olivier Masse (420) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Dec, 1997 94 out of 100 94
Mega Score Nov, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 1997 85 out of 100 85
GameTrip.net Dec 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Oct 29, 1997 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Joker Nov, 1997 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania.de 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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FS98 was the first version of FS to include 3D video hardware support, via DirectX.

Related Web Sites

  • Andy's Flight Simulator Page (A fan site for the entire Microsoft Flight Simulator series.)
  • Flight Sim 98 SDK page (Download site for an entire suite of software development tools (the software development kit) for FS 98.)
  • Flight Simulation Links (A HUGE list of Flight Simulator links, spanning a wide variety of programs (including FS98), plus some actual aviation links.)
Olivier Masse (420) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 (Windows) on Nov 22, 1999