Summary: I used to own a Microsoft Flight Simulator a few years ago. This is is a later version. I enjoyed the game then and I enjoy it even more now. This game is so realistic. I believe it is more fun than actually flying a plane. You can make mistakes and crash and get up and walk away. You can try things a real pilot cannot. The scenery is authentic. The airport at Kodiak, Alaska is exactly as I remember it.
Fantastic technical achievement, but steep hardware requirements
D. Shelton "tepui", Amazon
2 March 2014
Summary: The quick review: FSX is a stunning technical achievement, but.... the system requirements listed on the box are an outright, bald-faced lie. As a long time Flight Simulator fan and 4-year developer of flight simulator add-ons, I'm impressed with what FSX achieves from a purely technical standpoint.
Summary: Let me get something of my chest first. I have noticed a lot of bad feedback on reviewers who give higher ratings to products that are developed by Microsoft. So just to make it clear - I am not reviewing Microsoft, I'm reviewing the simulator. So.. how fun is this game? Well it's your system that can actually answer this question. This game is amazing from my point of view. I have used everything, from FS98 to latest X-Plane.. and nothing is as good as this.
Summary: Flight Simulator X is the culmination of decades of programming and product evolution. As someone who used FS briefly back in the 1980's on a Commodore 64, it was always something I wanted to learn but never had the time required. So after following developments on both Microsoft and FS community websites, I decided to purchase a Dell XPS M1710, FS X, and Saitek X52 stick and Pro Rudder controls.
Summary: Flight Simulator X is the newest edition and graphically the best of the flight simulators on the market. Many of the graphics has been improved since flight simulator 2004 like the ground textures. It really looks like the real world. You can even pinpoint many recognizable highways and roads from your own city. You can even see moving cars, moving gates at airports, and even moving baggage carts.
Summary: I am a general aviation pilot, flying single engine fixed wing Cessna type aircraft (4 seater). Flight Simulator X gives the feeling of actually piloting a plane. The plane responds to the controls much like "the real thing". Like other reviewers, I must agree that you must have a great computer. I have a dual processor Pentium D 940 running 3.2 Ghz, 4 gb RAM, 512 mb NVIDIA graphic card.
Summary: I love this game! My uncle bought it for me when I was 8, and I have been flying for 10 years! Real world and on the sim. The only bad review I have to say about this game is if you are planning on downloading some add-ons or other stuff to expand the game, you need a powerful machine. You also need a powerful machine just to run the graphics well.
Summary: I will start with this statement: You must install Service Pack 1, and if your system has 2GB of RAM and a dual-core processor, Service Pack 2. If you don't install either of those, your FSX experience will be miserable. Now, on to the review. Flight Simulator X (FSX) can be run on most any system nowadays, but running it on a computer that barely meets the minimum requirements will give you an experience with poor framerates and poor graphics.