Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Deluxe Edition (PC)

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Deluxe Edition (PC)

In a nutshell:Microsoft's original civilian flight sim is still clocking up the air miles with the most significant sequel for years and a genuine att...

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published 08/02/2009 | nickbrown60
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Hello, I'm Nick - 20 years of age from Swansea.... Thanks so much for all of your rates, very much appreciated :) X
Excellent
Pro Helped me with my Real Life Flying! Great Graphics
Cons Need a powefull computer!
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"My virtaul World Flying lessons! This helps!"

Hi all! and welcome to this review

As a student Pilot I really needed something Cheap, Realistic and Entertaining to help me with my Flying. Obviously its very expensive going up in a real aircraft and I needed something to provide me with all the extra information I need and This simulator ticks every box!

So whats the price? I paid 49 Pounds in Game.

The Microsoft Flight simulator range has been designed mainly for pilots / Retired pilots to welll...... Pretend they are really flying I guess? and mainly for help with real life flying.

This game... Well I cannot call it a game, more of a simulator as games are usually just for fun but this is educational and fun at the same time!

So what does Flight Simulator do?
Flight simulator has pretty much every airport in the world in its directory aswell as every Plane with full cockpit and functions
- As Microsoft say; Just like the real thing - And they are not lying!

The graphics on this simulator are absolutely amazing, while im pretending to fly I can see my house and all other places in the world!

Flight simulator X is the latest version, there is now a new add on avalable called Acceleration.

The flight simulator has an area that is made especially for trainee pilots. They have missions, all the flying lessons that exsist in real life teaching and ofcourse a fake Test! To get you ready for the all important real world test.

All lessons are done with an automated voice in what looks like and feels like a real plane. A true quality simulation.

There are many add on's available for the game, whether you want to fly a different plane, add new missions or fancy a change in scenery there is something for you.

Just jump in the plane, taxi through the real life airports with atc ( Air Traffic Control ) take off on a real life runway, see birds in the air ------ Land in New Zealand if you want...... Everything is on this simulator!

If you want to get this simulator I would Highly recommend getting a Joystick, Its no fun at all flying using the keyboard and that way its not at all realistic ***What Pilot Flies With A Keyboard??*** Hopefully none! lol

One Problemm... You must have quite a powerful computer to run Flight sim, On Mid settings you will require at least a gig of Ram and a 2GH processor to be safe.

It really is great, if you are a fan of aviation or a trainee Pilot then GET THIS! It really is worth it, I FLEW (haha) through my training because of this software.

I hope this has been helpful
Thanks, Nick

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  • Luttrellj published 29/10/2009
    very good review and yeh who flies with a keyboard
  • HarryKgh published 07/06/2009
    I always fancied getting this game but the price puts me off.
  • redeyes22 published 08/02/2009
    great review aggy xxx
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Product Information : Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Deluxe Edition (PC)

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In a nutshell:Microsoft's original civilian flight sim is still clocking up the air miles with the most significant sequel for years and a genuine attempt to make it more accessible for non-propellerheads.The lowdown:While almost all other flight simulators have fallen from grace on the PC, Microsoft have never given up on the genre with a game that's as ruthlessly realistic as it is completely free of any kind of violence. Every major, and minor, airport in the world is simulated and every major city has its share of recognisable landmarks, allowing you to fly anywhere in the world. There's a huge range of different aircraft to fly too: from jumbo jets and seaplanes to helicopters and everything in between. The only problem is that the game needs a seriously powerful PC to run at full whack, but even on lower detail levels this is still a stunning achievement.Most exciting moment:Despite the realism, the game isn't all dry simulation. There are a lot of fun missions to try out, including acting as a Hollywood stuntman, going on search and rescue flights, fighting fires and even flying over the infamous Area 51.Since you ask:The deluxe version of the game includes more cities, airports and aircraft as a well as an extra series of twenty-odd missions. There are also some additional multiplayer options, including the chance to share aircraft and have a go in the control tower.The bottom line:The most realistic commercial flight sim ever. Again.-HARRISON DENT From award winning game developer ACES comes Flight Simulator X.The latest installment will include the usual genre leading realismthat continues to awe real pilots and will serve as the graphicalbenchmark for games on Windows Vista. Additionally Fl See all

Product Details

Age: 3+

Publisher: Microsoft

Genre: Flight/Transport Simulation

Sub Genre: Flight Simulation

Release Date: 13th October 2006

EAN: 882224749305, 882224258326

Operating System: Windows XP / Vista, Windows Vista / XP

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