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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.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Grumman Goose G21A flying over Alcudia Bay (Spain)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Boeing 737-800 cockpit, ready to Take Off
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Douglas DC3 ready to Take Off in Palma de Mallorca Airport (Spain)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows Bombardier Learjet 45

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Dec 09, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2006 86 out of 100 86
JustPressPlay Oct 23, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Nov 13, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Oct 16, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Nov 21, 2006 80 out of 100 80
VGPub Nov 06, 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
Eurogamer.de Oct 24, 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

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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

Later Licensing

When Microsoft closed the ACES studio in 2009, Lockheed Martin licensed the source code and has continued to develop the simulator, releasing updated versions under the name 'Prepar3d' (P3D) - not intended for gaming/entertainment, but available with Professional, Developer and Academic licensing - the latter applicable for self-education purposes, just as the original title. Existing add-ons for FS-X are not guaranteed to work in P3D but many add-on developers have released conversion tools to make their products compatible.

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NH (489) added Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Windows) on Jan 29, 2007