Great package with plenty of features and options for players of all ages.
5 November 2013
Summary: It's almost a 4 1/2 stars, but it got a 4 because I find it's not user-friendly enough for an occasional gamer as myself; also, I was expecting to see an Airbus 380 in the choice of airplanes, but that has to be purchased separately. Also, you do need a real up-to-date computer to run it as it requires a 2,2 mhz system to fully benefit from it. Now the good news.
Summary: I have been flying using Microsoft's Flight Simulator since the original version came out in the mid 1980, so I have more than a passing familiarity with this particular program. I have also used this program for decades to fault-test computers meant to handle a lot of graphics, that are also very demanding on processors and generate a lot of thermal heating of the computer.
Summary: The graphics in this game are so good that my new 2012 computer (dual core with amd graphics-a mid level computer) runs it really slow, even on low graphics. Its better to use fs2004 and put it on the best graphics. It will look better and run a lot smoother. Unless you have a very high end computer, get flight simulator 2004.
Can be difficult to activate but an outstanding application
11 March 2012
Summary: My six year old son is all about airplanes, so this is excellent for him. He enjoys it allot. I spent some 14 hours and three days how ever trying to activate the product in order to use it. Microsoft tech support was helpfull and available and to there credit. This was a challenge to get the application to work in windows 7.
Summary: MS Flight Simulator X is still topstanding among other flight simulators, however it's a little demanding on specs when you choose to set on the higher graphic features, traffic complexity, textures, ... Even with a fairly potent machine you'll find that sometimes the flow isn't as smooth as one could expect. And the image quality is great but not 'awesome' or anything near perfection, but still very enjoyable.
Summary: After trying the Demo I had to get the game to try out all the features. Still working on doing every, plenty of missions to keep you busy, and it has more airports to fly to/out of then I expected including the local grass fields in my area! Highly recommended if you really enjoy flight simulators but make sure your computer has the rights components.
Summary: Flight simulator X is by far the most detailed and realistic in the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. I would also suggest to get the Gold Edition because on top of more aircraft and missions the Gold Edition also provides important performance and visual enhancing updates to Flight Simulator X - such as direct x 10 support. A great buy for any flight simulator enthusiast.
Summary: A good game BUT setting a long flight has a problem. About 3 hrs into the flight I get a message that Flight Simulator has stopped working. No way to restart. When I click on the icon i get message Flight Simulator is already running. Only way to restart the program is to reboot the computer.
Summary: Hello, I've been at the Flight Simulation game since the second issue of MSFS. 5.1 or so. This latest issue is a bit of a P.C. hog and you will need an above average video card to make it worth your purchase. A big part of Flight Simulation fun is a having the most seamless display you can get. It makes you feel as if you are really flying the aircraft. I would also recommend a Quad Core Machine if you have the funds available.