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The fifth take on the Flight Simulator series. This version added SVGA graphics, textures in certain areas, sound card support, and two new flight areas, Paris and Munich. This was the final DOS-only release.


Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) PC-98 Aircraft selection screen
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Sopwith Camel
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Stadium flyby
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Downtown San Francisco

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) Screenshot
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) Screenshot
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) Screenshot
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator: Encore plus de réalisme !" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator: Das realistische Flugabenteuer" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator: As Real As It Gets" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

PC Joker DOS Aug, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Power Play DOS Aug, 1993 80 out of 100 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Format (UK) DOS Dec, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited DOS Jan, 1994 7.3 out of 10 73
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1993 65 out of 100 65
High Score DOS Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Play Time DOS Nov, 1993 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1993 46 out of 100 46
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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Easter eggs

In Champaign, Illinois (a city southwest of Chicago), if you have scenery complexity set to Very Dense, you will find a small, flat red building. Fly in (actually, slew in, or have crash disabled) one of the entrances. You will see a wall with credits and a picture of the development team (and guess where you are - the subLOGIC main office). In Microsoft Flight Simulator 98, the building is still there, but the wall inside is gone.

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Contributed to by Andy Voss (1875) and Terok Nor (33091)
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