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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.


Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Boeing 737-800 cockpit, ready to Take Off
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Maule Orion fying in winter over Sierra de Tramuntana (Spain)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Bombardier CRJ700 over Friday Harbor (USA)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows AirCreation Trike Ultralight

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Yahoo! Games Oct 16, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Worth Playing Dec 09, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamernode Oct 29, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86 Nov 13, 2006 85 out of 100 85
YouGamers Mar 06, 2007 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Oct 11, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84 Nov 06, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Gaming Age Nov 22, 2006 B 75
VGPub Nov 06, 2006 7.3 out of 10 73 Oct 24, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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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.


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    • 2006 – #2 Best Simulation of the Year

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