Microsoft Flight Simulator (v1.0)

Moby ID: 4003

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Even back in 1982, Microsoft's first release of Flight Simulator was advanced enough to meet FAA regulations, giving players full control of the instrument panel. The sim is loaded with features, configurable for any experience level, and includes more than 20 airports with varied terrain.

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In fact, an earlier version of this game was published by Sublogic before it signed a contract with Microsoft: Flight Simulator.


Anecdotal evidence from the period suggests that Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0 was used as a benchmark program. It was said that if one's computer could run MSFS 1.0, it was 100% IBM PC-compatible, and if it couldn't, it wasn't.


  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #24 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • The Strong National Museum of Play
    • 2021 – Introduced into the World Video Game Hall of Fame


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Game added by Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe.

Additional contributors: ududy, vileyn0id_8088, Nélio, Patrick Bregger, SoMuchChaotix.

Game added May 5, 2001. Last modified January 17, 2024.