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Description

Microsoft Flight Simulator X or FSX is the tenth version of Microsoft's line of civilian flight simulators. It updates the series to take advantage of up-to-date technologies including DirectX 10 and features much improved graphics and multiplayer support in the form of "Shared Skies" feature, which allows multiple players to share the cockpit.

The standard version is aimed at casual players and features 18 planes, 40 high-detail airports, 28 high-detail cities and 30+ structured missions.

The player can choose between flying predefined missions or free flight anywhere he or she wants in single player or multiplayer mode. The whole world is modelled in the game and in this version the maximum altitude is 100 million feet. New aircraft in this version include Airbus A321, DHC-2 Beaver floatplane, Boeing 737-800 and a new ultralight, Air Creation Trike 582 SL.

Screenshots

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Grumman Goose G21A flying over Alcudia Bay (Spain)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Title screen
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows AirCreation Trike Ultralight flying over La Manga (Spain)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Main menu screen

Alternate Titles

  • "模擬飛行 10" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "FSX" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

FZ Oct 25, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 23, 2006 18 out of 20 90
Worth Playing Dec 09, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2006 86 out of 100 86
PC Action Nov 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Gaming Age Nov 22, 2006 B 75
IGN Dec 10, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 23, 2006 7 out of 10 70
1UP Oct 17, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GotNext Jan 10, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Microsoft Flight Simulator X appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #2 Best Simulation of the Year

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NH (471) added Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Windows) on Jan 29, 2007