Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a downloadable flight simulator, created by Microsoft Studios. It was originally released on the 13th of October 2006. The game is the sequel of the original Microsoft Flight Simulator and is currently the most up-to-date version of the franchise and is regularly being updated by other members of the Flight Simulator community, creating new and accurate versions of the planes’ real-world counterparts.

How to Download Microsoft Flight Simulator X

To download the free demo of Microsoft Flight Simulator X simply click on the Download button below the review. The full version of the game called Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition can be obtained from Steam.

The Game Review

Most simulator games don’t have any sort of story to speak of and Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X is purely about the Flight Simulator experience that the game provides to you. Coming into the game for some story is a terrible idea, as the game is purely designed to teach people how to fly planes in a relatively realistic way through the form of simulations.

Flight Simulator X does exactly what it says on the tin, where the idea of the game is to pick a plane of your choosing and then you’re left to go out into the world to try your best to fly the plane successfully. The simulation does what it can to simulate any of the plane models that are within the game, with each one visually looking like their real-world counterparts.

When you first load up in the plane, there will be a myriad of different buttons, levers, and other interactable objects, with each one doing a number of different things – all depending on the plane chosen. By using the right combination of controls in the cockpit, the plane will finally take off and you’ll be able to do your best to fly the plane around the world and even attempt to land it if you’re brave enough.

When it comes to this game, there are only two real ways to play: there’s the tutorial that will be there to teach you as best as it can fly a plane, which is easier said than done due to how complex all of these vehicles are to operate. Other than the tutorial, there’s the general gameplay of flying around the world, exploring it to your heart’s content, and practicing your flight control.

In terms of gameplay, there’s no real incentive to do what you’re doing, but the game isn’t designed for that. What it is designed for is to give you the chance to see just how hard it truly is to fly something like an F-1 Fighter Jet, but with regular practice and training, you’ll be able to finally make some progress with your flight skills.

The Bottom Line

Flight Simulator X isn’t really like anything else on the market, and that’s due to the complex nature of the game/tool as a whole. As a result, for anyone that’s looking for one of the most accurate simulators out on the market right now, then this game is definitely for you. The game definitely shows its age in some regards, but for the most part, the game has more than enough to offer for anyone that wants to try their hand at flying for a change – without needing to worry about making any mistakes.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Microsoft Flight Simulator X will have you get airborne. Download it and become a pilot of the many famous aircraft models.
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James "Martinez"

James "Martinez"

James says he has been playing video games since the day he could remember, starting back on the Gameboy Colour.

As he grew older, he realized that video games were always going to be his passion. He is the definition of a variety gamer, who will play pretty much anything once to see if it’s something he’d enjoy.

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