Summary: Aviation enthusiast? Wannabe pilot? Or if you just fancy a spin in the latest militery jet this product has it all. After many years of jumping around from one flight simulator to the next Microsoft have hit the nail on the head! The simulator is complex enough that a real pilot could no doubt gain much enjoyment from ore-flight preparations and aircraft handling but it is also simple enough that you could let an eager 5 year old loose with it without shouts of 'it's not...
Pros: Hours of entertainment and suitable for all ages
Summary: On a trip to Florida last year, our son decided that he would like to be a pilot when he gets older. They have flight simulator at his school, and he just loves it. He said if he got this game and a joystick with throttle for Christmas he would fall on the floor and cry. Well he didn't cry, but he was soooo happy. He said he would recommend this to everyone. Needless to say I'm learning alot about planes and airports lately.
Summary: I gave this as a birthday gift to my father (who is a recreational pilot). He juste loves it. Every time I watch him play, he explains to me about how much this simulator feels real. And with the game-extensions (I got him the WWII one) you can explore many different styles of flying. So, as I can see, a very good gift for a pilot or a want-to-be pilot.
Summary: As a complete novice pilot, I find this game to be both very instructive and fun. Work through the lessons and take a break once in a while by accessing free flight or missions just for the fun of it. The learning, if done dilligently, will take a few months but there is real satisfaction in completing each lesson. A couple of thoughts. I'd suggest you buy the joystick with this game.
Pretty Realistic Flight Simulator with Stunning Graphic!
28 August 2010
Excerpt: "Ive used all of the MS Flight Simulator versions over the past decade or two. This one is amazing. The improvement in the graphics is three-fold what it has been over subsequent version upgrades to-date. Stunning graphics. This is the most beautiful game I have ever played. From the water effects to shadows from the plane to The ground scenery textures are pretty much better than they ever have been. Fly over a rural, farm-y countryside and it looks ...
Pros: Breathtaking Graphic, Realistic Gameplay, Multiplayer SO Much Fun !
Cons: High Graphic & CPU Capabilities requirements
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: The best simulation game
21 August 2010
Excerpt: "Microsoft Flight Simulator X is, in my opinion the best simulation game I have ever played. The whole world is available to fly around in, and whether you're a keen airline pilot or an aerobatic novice this game is for you! The mission are ranked from beginner to expert and consist of many things from a beginners training flight with a small microlight to a monsoon approach in a fully loaded Boeing 747-400. With the options of add-ons frequently available ...
Pros: Endless game . Lots of different planes .
Cons: Multi player can be dull . Isn't fully realistic .