The game was unoptimized and ran pretty bad on all builds
3 January 2015
Summary: The game was unoptimized and ran pretty bad on all builds. Check Steam for a newer updated FSX that was released at the end of 2014, it is a much better game. As for this version that I bought: I was unsatisfied when I bought the game and found out that it only came with one install license out of...
Summary: FSX is the result of 25 years of development. If things continue to go this way, we can surely count on another 25 years of wait before it becomes acceptable. It is true that it has some nice features.
Summary: I purchased the new Microsoft FSX Deluxe and was very dissatisfied with its performance. It's not the cost of the item, but it's in the two year wait until it became available, the over $1000.00 upgrades to my computer in anticipation of the release of FSX.
Summary: Enticed by the dazzling new graphics and advertisments, I upgraded to this Flight Simulator X from Flight Simulator 2004. What a mistake. Although the scenary and cockpits look better, the program is jerky and slow. The program takes 10 minutes to boot up and at least 6 minutes to load a flight.
Unless you have a new state-of-the-art computer, forget it.
Christopher Buckner "C. Buckner", Amazon
19 October 2006
Summary: Microsoft has always boasted about Flight Simulator taxing the machines that are out there, but this time they have gone too far. I am running a Dell 3.6 Gig, with 3 Gig of memory, a 512 MB Nvidia card and I still have to turn down the settings to get "smooth play.
Summary: I fully agree with the sentiments of several reviewers regarding the extremely mean attitude of Microsoft and their games policy. They must spend millions setting up this check system on how many pc's FSX is installed on.
Summary: Being a huge fan of FS2004, I was expecting this game to be an improvement. I am running a very high specification PC (Core i5-3570k, 8GB RAM, GTX670) but the graphics on this game are poor even at ultra high level.