Summary: I've been using FSX for a couple of years now. I'd originally downloaded it from Microsoft. Over time I lost the information needed to download it again when I wanted to reinstall it. Now that I have the physical disks from Amazon I won't have to worry about a repeat of the problem. . FSX was officially released to the US market on October 17, 2006. It's no longer under development BY MICROSOFT, but that hasn't stopped it from selling and being popular.
Summary: Im Using FSX Gold Edition For The Whole Time, All I Can Say is, A REALLY EXCELLENT GAME! The Scenery Is Breathtaking, With Tons of Add-ons Like Airbus X and PMDG with ORBX Scenery and some realistic free add-ons Now That Is Real As It GETS! Even Though It Lags On My Computer (Not Super Lag, Only A Little.) It Still Awesome! I Will Rate This A 5/5 Stars, And You Know What Is Great?
Summary: My 11 year old boys really like this. It has tons of details that of the things you would normally have to do if you were actually flying these planes. I purchased a cool joystick to go with this and it just makes the flying so much more realistic and fun.
Summary: Pros: realistic enough.(with 3 monitors awesome) Reasonably priced. Has large user forums for setup and help. Cons: Not supported or updated by MS anymore (sold in their online store however). Needs ongoing development. Other: If you have install problems, check that compatibility mode matches your OS.