Summary: I've got a shelf full of FirstClass aircraft, but this is the one I keep coming back to. If you just want to leap in to the air in a easy to master airplane, then please look elsewhere... You may need several destructive take-off attempts before making it into the blue with the trim set just right. I like putting in the effort and feeling the satisfaction of simply making a circuit around a lake and making it back to the aerodrome in one piece.
Summary: After previously owning a cheap flight simulator (similar to Microsofts) I found this to be an excellent way up. I'll admit, it does take someone with a bit of expierience to really 'master' the flying, but its still fun and enjoyable learning different techniques. To get the most out of the game, you really need a joystick so that the planes movments are accurate, and of course to simulate the likeness.
Summary: This bundle was great value for money. The combat flight sim itself is a great game with amazing detailed scenery and aircraft, but it was the 2 add-on's that made this game complete. As well as the WWII aircraft (including the Zepplin airship) there are many modern aircraft, for instance the new euro fighter which is great fun to fly and the RAF Tornado. This is one of those games you can play for hours and hours without getting bored.
Excerpt: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 is the best Flight Simulator for the PC. Microsoft Game Studios have once again proved their expertise and knowledge of PC Flight Simulation with this, the ninth installment of the amazingly popular Flight Simulator series. I bought FS2004 upgrading from Flight Simulator 98 and I am truly amazed at the massive improvements and new features.
Excerpt: When I first started up the game I expected it to be just another of the attempts at simulting fliying with limited terrain and control. How wrong I was, the choice of aircraft was extensive and varied. From antique craft of a bygone era through World War 2 up to the present day with the best known aircraft i.e Boeing 747 'Jumbo' and many variants within a type. Setting up the aircraft, flying conditions and default control settings was a task in itself.
Excerpt: I have been playing flight simulators since 1999. I have always had an interest in civil aviation but at the age of 16 this is about the closest to flying an airliner I can come at the moment. First of all, I have to say Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 is very realistic. If you want something to muck about on, this isn't for you. This game requires a lot of skill and has a slow learning curve.
Excerpt: Cynics of Microsoft?s regular developments of this product may be expecting a revamped version of the 2002 simulator with a few old planes. I guess, in essence that is what you get. But WOW! What a revamp. HISTORY First of all a little history. Flight simulators have been around for about 25 years and obviously initially were a collection of lines and numbers on the screen.
Summary: Getting all these together is a real coup! I got them all separately, but the whole lot adds up to an amazingly big package covering a mass of simulation possibilities for WW2 Europe. Not only that, there is a wealth of great planes in general, pre and post war types in the 2 expansions. These were the first expansions that I got for CFS, and they are great together. First off, CFS1 is a very good WW" flight sim.