With nearly twenty-five years of experience in programming and distributing flight simulation software, Microsoft’s Flight Simulator game has sold more copies, drawn more fans, and logged more time in the pilot’s seat than every other flight sim ever sold — combined! Their ultimate project, Microsoft Flight Simulator X, offers fans and potential pilots the chance to get their hands on the most realistic craft in the history of the genre. Players can pilot dozens of different airplanes across thousands of plots, including taking off from any point on the planet and landing on the other side of the globe.
One of the most innovative new features of Microsoft’s FSX is their dynamic, varied, complex living world. The beautifully rich graphics allow users to soak up every detail of bustling terminals, sleek aircraft, and intricate weather. Everything from traffic changing lanes on the freeway to individual animals in the forests below can be seen from the pilot’s seat. This world is constantly in motion, highlighting not only the beauty of flight but forcing the would-be pilot to carefully pay attention and be on the lookout for potential distractions or delays.
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a large number of new missions and test flights. Test your piloting talents by flying through training areas lined with obstacles and pitfalls — then do it again to beat your best time! Real-world flight missions include ventures into stormy weather to rescue downed pilots and passengers, piloting an aid relief supply plane through troubled skies, dropping bombs and military ordinance on hostile targets, landing on an in-motion truck bed, touring the Amazon basin, and flying in a Red Bull-sponsored competitive race. Each mission offers upgrades and promotions, as well as allowing you to unlock new planes.
If you have ever heard of a “sandbox” game, such as the popular Grand Theft Auto or Assassin’s Creed, you know how fun it can be to simply explore a world and see how many hidden gems and Easter Eggs the developers have put into it. In Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X, the ability to explore the world is unparalleled — you can even be a control tower operator and send planes into new areas remotely! Chat in real time with fellow pilots as you venture forth to lands unknown: link up with unfamiliar airports for last-second landings or communicate with in-game characters to take on new missions while still in the air.
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The most staggering aspect of the FSX program is, without doubt, the number of aircraft available. Any craft from the swift, petite Extra 300S to the lumbering commercial Boeing 737-800 can be taken to the skies with FSX. Customize your plane with reflective surfaces, glinting glass and shiny chrome, logos, and individually shaded riveting for the personalized look and feel. Take your personal best and challenge your friends to a race or hauling competition, putting the plane itself on the line! No matter what your age or experience level, Microsoft Flight Simulator X offers gamers an experience as close to the real thing as can be found.