Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is ranked in the 99th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 88 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 88 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Essential
Essential
Aug 17, 2020

A technical marvel, as well as an education and exploration of the joys of flight.

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Echo Boomer
Loved
Loved
Aug 17, 2020

A glimpse of what the next-gen games can look like with a game that's more like an imersive virtual experience that let's you travel across the entire world.

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ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Aug 17, 2020
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Console Creatures
Recommended
Recommended
Sep 7, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is less a game and more of a technical marvel. Since the world is in lockdown, your next option is to explore the world through the cabin of Cessna Citation CJ4

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Sep 5, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game that you do not see often. It is a milestone for the simulator genre and a worthy experience whether you are a veteran or a beginner. It is an unprecedented achievement.

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pressakey.com
Liked
Liked
Sep 29, 2020

The Microsoft Flight Simulator breathes new life into the genre thanks to ultra realistic graphics, no question. But does the simulator offer an incentive for this target group in the long run? When you have flown through New York, photographed your not very precisely recreated home town and explored your last vacation destination from above again? For simulation enthusiasts, on the other hand, the game offers everything you can dream of. Just the possibility of being able to turn every wheel in the multitude of cockpits is a great attraction. Those who are willing to get behind the wheel and learn will be delighted with a detailed replica of reality. Also the huge amount of supported joysticks, pedals and gamepads shows that especially purists can have fun with it. And this is exactly what Microsoft wants to satisfy in the long run.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 19, 2020

Even if you just show up to take in the sights, it’s an experience that is well worth your time. Just turn on the AI pilot, kick back with a glass of Champagne in first class, and enjoy the ride.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 4, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is as much a platform as a game

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The Digital Fix
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 19, 2020

Our hope right now is that Asobo and Microsoft manage to improve performance for those of us on lesser rigs and that a patch is forthcoming to help boost the frame rate a little. I can appreciate the game at less than 20fps in low settings but I would love to be truly blown away by it.

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Entertainium
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 11, 2020

Flight Simulator is an incredible achievement and a great pickup for anyone looking for a long term PC game to enjoy.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 16, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the oldest PC game series, a particularly beloved franchise endorsed by an audience of simulation and aviation enthusiasts. The 2020 edition, brought to life by developer Asobo Studio in conjunction with Microsoft, is sure to attract a new generation and fan base to the fold. It is a game that can be recommended both to fans of simulation, and to those who, like myself, had the closest thing to simulation with Elite: Dangerous Putting together, on the one hand, the obvious inclusion of enhanced images, the almost magical addition of a completely recreated and explorable Earth, built and populated with images from Microsoft's Bing satellite and Azure cloud computing service, and on the other, some deep mechanics and a well-crafted sense of realism elevate the series to new heights.

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Scored Reviews

IGN
10 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Unparalleled realism and an entire planet to explore makes Microsoft Flight Simulator a simulation like no other.

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VG247
Aug 17, 2020

It’s a technical achievement and an excellent training aid, but it’s also a brilliant piece of escapism, transcending its purpose as a tool to become something far more widely enjoyable – and I can’t recommend it enough.

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Guardian
Aug 18, 2020

From craggy snow-topped mountain ranges to swooping desert valleys to bustling cities, the landscape is alive with detail.

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Wccftech
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a marvelous use of technology to create one of the most wonderful and spectacular looking games I've ever played.

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Press Start
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game that you have to play to understand just how incredible of an experience it is. It's an incomparable adventure that consistently surprises and delights. The game provides you with all the tools necessary to conquer the unthinkable task of flying the plane. Asobo has laid an incredible platform that will provide hours upon hours of joy for both casual gamers and flight experts alike, and it's only upwards from here.

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Jump Dash Roll
10 / 10
10 / 10
Aug 31, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator has enough quality-of-life features to make it well worth a purchase for any virtual pilot, but the ability to fly anywhere on the planet makes for a game that's uncanny and impossible not to recommend to anyone who's remotely interested in the view from above.

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AusGamers
10 / 10.0
AusGamers
KostaAndreadis

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

In 2020, Microsoft Flight Simulator leverages technology that feels as much of our current place and time as it does the immediate and distant future.

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Impulsegamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Aug 19, 2020

Earn your virtual pilots license with a visually stunning and challenging globe of flying locations.

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Hardcore Gamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Aug 24, 2020

It's hard to understate how incredible having the whole world available feels and the amount of possibility it opens up.

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GameSpew
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020

If you’ve ever wanted to fly a plane or are simply fascinated by air travel, Microsoft Flight Simulator is a must-have.

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PPE.pl
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is an almost absolute simulator. Piloting an Airbus, turboprop or a regular avionics has never been so enjoyable and so educational. Here you will really learn how to become a real pilot!

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Gamerheadquarters
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a once in a lifetime gaming experience, it’s incredibly detailed while being beyond the scope of anything that has come before it.

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Saving Content
Aug 17, 2020

Flight Simulator at launch is only the beginning, as it’s set to be a game that evolves and grows over time rather than being a static product. If this was all the game would be, it’s great as-is. No matter whether you buy it, or download it via Game Pass, you’re getting the best flight simulator to-date. Microsoft Flight Simulator soars to new heights, and has easily been worth the the fourteen year wait.

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Gert Lush Gaming
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft deserves a lot of credit for what has been achieved here, gamers take note as it might be a long time until we see this sort of innovation again. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is not for the enthusiasts anymore, it’s for everybody.

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Total Gaming Network
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is an absolutely wonderful gameplay experience. There is just something undeniably magical about flying around and seeing sights that you may have only read about in a book or seen online. With so many of us still in quarantine and self-isolation, there has never been a more perfect time for this level of escapism.

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TheGamer
Aug 21, 2020

Ultimately, Microsoft Flight Simulator was well worth the wait. For enthusiasts of past installments, there is so much to look forward to. For those who might be on the fence about a flight simulator that is virtually an endless sandbox game, the great news is that it has been added to the Xbox Game Pass on PC right from launch, and players can check it out there before making the plunge.

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GamingTrend
100 / 100
100 / 100
Aug 17, 2020

There is nothing out there like Microsoft Flight Simulator. It delivers the entire world in unrivaled quality, combined with pinpoint precise controls and realism at a level that is unmatched. If you want a taste of the sky, this game is virtual perfection, and if you are learning to fly in the real world, nothing will reinforce what you've already learned more than Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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PowerUp!
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

There's near-limitless gameplay potential in Microsoft Flight Simulator and there's simply no denying how magnificent it is.

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GameCrate
9.8 / 10.0
GameCrate
Michael Fischer

Top Critic

9.8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 lives up to the hype, reinventing itself for a new decade of technological possibility. Accessible but challenging, and with mind-boggling graphics, this entry from Asobo will continue to be the gold-standard for years to come.

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Marooners' Rock
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2020

Where Flight Simulator shines, is in its ability to be both an inexpensive training tool for actual pilots, an accessible introduction to aviation for new people, and also a place where the hardcore can live out their airline pilot dreams.

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SomHráč.sk
95%
95%
Sep 8, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is extremely well done and if you're still undecided whether it's for you or not, there's nothing easier than giving it a shot in Xbox Game Pass.

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COGconnected
95 / 100
95 / 100
Aug 18, 2020

I truly wonder what will come next for Flight. Whether this simulator becomes a new defacto standard for this technology, or if Microsoft will take this marriage of game engine with satellite and real time data into something even richer as an experience. For now, I’m enjoying flying from LAX, seeing my brother’s neighborhood in Newport Beach, and heading southward to Maui to see the Road to Hana again.

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BaziCenter
10 / 10
BaziCenter
Alireza Ghotbi

Top Critic

10 / 10
Aug 23, 2020

The latest version of Microsoft's Flight Simulator series is without a doubt the finest work by Asobo Studios yet, one that took full advantage of Microsoft's mapping technology to create one of the best games ever. Flight Simulator 2020 takes a huge leap forward in terms of visual technologies and sets a whole new standard for the Simulation genre, and things get even more exciting after Asobo announced that the 2020 version is going to be a huge 10-year project and the game that we have our hands on right now is just the beginning.

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Oyungezer Online
9.5 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
Mert Gökhan

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is by far my biggest candidate for Game of the Year award.

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Gamefa
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020

After all, Microsoft Flight Simulator is a unique and unique simulation game, and to date the simulation has not been built as wide as it is, and it is unlikely to be made anytime soon. If you have a powerful PC, get this game and go see the world! This game is not only a flight simulator, but also a tourist simulator.

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Zoomg
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator has returned after 14 years in the most beautiful and powerful way possible. The training mode helps newcomers and great variety of airplanes makes flying with each a thrilling journey. Microsoft Flight Simulator is a perfect example of a simulation game that offers unlimited fun and is a must play for everyone.

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XboxEra
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

This is not a particularly forgiving game, and for folks out there that want to see just how good it can look on your screen at home, you may find yourself unable to penetrate the heart of the simulation that lies under this beautifully crafted fuselage. And that’s okay – not every game can be made for every player out there. There’s an enormous amount of enjoyment to be had in just exploring, and that speaks to me in a way not a lot of games have over the years. Cruising at 30,000 feet with the hum of the engine, the rattle of turbulence and the world below me, available in a way it never has been is absolutely worth sending a postcard home about.

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GamesBeat
95 / 100
95 / 100
Aug 20, 2020

I’m somewhere between neophyte and sim veteran, and Microsoft Flight Simulator has won me over. It happened when I picked a flight path from a small, grass airfield in Brazil to an airport in São Paulo. It feels so good to learn the characteristics of your plane while watching the sunset give away to a purple sheet of stars. And I’m confident that most people will end up feeling the same way if they’re willing to give the game a chance.

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Gaming Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2020

A beautiful experience. Even with the long load times and, overall, feeling that this game is catered to hardcore players, there's no getting around just how gorgeous and fun it truly is.

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Battle4play.com
95 / 100
95 / 100
Sep 20, 2020

The best flight experience at your computer's reach. The whole world recreated in great detail, some places better than others.

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Gamezo
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is truly a breathtaking game. The realism and depth that this game has managed to achieve is second to none, but it once again needs to be stated: this isn’t a game in the traditional sense; there is no story or action or objectives.

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Hynerd.it
9.5 / 10.0
Hynerd.it
Filippo Naldi
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2020

Thanks to this title we enter a new era, flight simulators are becoming more compelling and complete and having recently come out, the work that will be done by the developers will be so great as to leave everyone speechless.

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IGN Italy
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

A masterpiece, but above that a way to reach for the sky for all those people who would love to fly but can't. Microsoft Flight Simulator is a wonderful gift to flight sim lovers worldwide.

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Generación Xbox
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

It's simply amazing.

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Spaziogames
9.3 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

9.3 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the much awaited Microsoft Flight Simulator X's heir, built on a base that is both technologically futuristic and solid content-wise

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SomosXbox
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is an icon and after many years of absence, it regains its status among simulators. It is a game that breaks the mold by eliminating any limit that may exist, recreating an entire planet to fly over. A deep, but accessible experience, where each user can get involved to discover the sky at the controls of an airplane.

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Rectify Gaming
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s simple elegance allows for a true serene gaming experience.

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Hobby Consolas
92 / 100
92 / 100
Aug 24, 2020

Flight Simulator 2020 is a game that is launched with a modest amount of content that, however, will take years to master. It is a platform that will evolve over time, but it has a really fabulous visual, physical and control base.

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The Games Machine
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Impressive use of proprietary Microsoft's maps and AI technologies aside, Flight Simulator is outstanding for the sheer amount of freedom we are given and how far it pushes our spirit of exploration. Sim fans will have a lot to chew on, and newcomers will love the "simcade" feeling offered by the customizable assist system. It's also on Xbox Game Pass, so go get it.

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MSPoweruser
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2020

There’s no doubt that Microsoft Flight Simulator is as outstandingly beautiful as it is realistic. Flying through this digital world offers wonderfully zen experiential tours that’ll last for hours, providing one of gaming’s most remarkable experiences. While as a simulator, it undoubtedly won’t be to everyone’s tastes, if you’ve been craving some socially responsible global tourism and some of the best vistas gaming has to offer, then Microsoft Flight Simulator has you covered.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 21, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a spectacular technical achievement and a deeply inspiring experience, filled with glorious possibilities.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 17, 2020

With everyone looking to the upcoming consoles to provide the next-generation experience, don’t let this one slip off your radar.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is an absolute must for flight sim fans, but anyone with the even the slightest bit of an explorer's nature will be sure to enjoy as well.

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TrueAchievements
Aug 17, 2020

Asobo Studio has created something special with Microsoft Flight Simulator

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PC Invasion
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is by all means the most complete out-of-the-box package that out of any flight sim ever. It's advancements have pushed the genre as a whole to an entirely new standard with the promise of ongoing support solidifying its rank as the defacto flight sim for the years to come. While it has its quirks, this really is "As real as it gets".

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TrustedReviews
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a triumphantly ambitious venture which pushes the boundaries of photorealism in the gaming medium. It requires a lot of horsepower and the support of Azure technology to accomplish such a feat, but these barriers are washed away when you're staring down at endless cities and thick jungles from thousands of feet in the air. It's breathtaking, and I hope it brings such simulators further into the mainstream.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 17, 2020

If you are an experienced pilot and already have X-Plane with premium paid content, you won't upgrade to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Well, not right away. Because if we can find problems with Asobo's baby, none of them is insoluble and will undoubtedly see improvements to strive even more towards perfection. As it stands, Flight Simulator is already a benchmark platform that will undoubtedly establish itself as the civil flight simulation of the decade. Checkmate.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 17, 2020

An absolutely amazing return to form for the series

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 not only offered me a breathtakingly immersive experience, but it also helped with my fear of flying.

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Atomix
90 / 100
90 / 100
Aug 19, 2020

Despite its flaws and performance problems, Microsoft Flight Simulator rises as the most ambitious and advance flying simulator for the general public. A dream come true for all the Av Geeks out there.

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PCGamesN
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 20, 2020

A visionary, landmark release that's built with the long haul in mind. It will take a while for PC hardware to catch up with the game's potential, but despite some early technical turbulence the experience remains dazzling.

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Stevivor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Long story short, make Microsoft Flight Simulator whatever you want it to be — it can handle it.

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GRYOnline.pl
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2020

Flight Simulator 2020 is a gargantuan game that promises to become even bigger, richer and more technically advanced over the coming years. Fans will be delighted by the flying, and everyone else should keep an eye on expansions and DLCs (buildings, planes etc.), which will certainly elevate this true next-gen game even higher!

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Severe performance issues aside, Microsoft Flight Simulator is a spectacular game which manages to nail the simulation mechanics with mind-blowing visuals.

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3DNews
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is not just a game, but an important milestone for the entire industry that is showcasing the new technological horizon.

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TrueGaming
9 / 10.0
TrueGaming
حسين نصير

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator allows you to fly anywhere in the world in photo realistic graphics with the most accurate flight simulation to date. This is truly a Simulator that is ahead of its time.

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Checkpoint Gaming
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 17, 2020

“Microsoft Flight Simulator lets pilots fly around the world to essentially anywhere they want… innovative and mind-blowing.“

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DASHGAMER.com
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

It's seamless yet comprehensive style only challenges other titles to raise their quality in standards. It's a franchise re-invigorated, and has laid a path to build a concrete legacy going forward with other titles in its category, sure to follow. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, is a must play.

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Game Revolution
Aug 17, 2020

Asobo Studio has created something truly impressive with Flight Simulator 2020.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
90 / 100
90 / 100
Aug 21, 2020

Simulation of the Year. I will never forget that moment i crashed huge Boeing 747-8 to my house.

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Gameliner
Aug 18, 2020

If you like simulator games and / or are crazy about airplanes then Flight Simulator is a game you should get. Yes, MUST. You are going to have a lot of fun with this and above all mainly enjoy it. If flying itself doesn't offer you enough of a challenge, you can still turn to the different challenges that the game has to offer. Especially nowadays it is a nice alternative to still be able to travel around the world in a certain way.

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GaminGuardian
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is an unmissable appointment for all those fans of high-flying simulators, since, despite its complexity and detail, it does not forget the less experienced users of the genre either.

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Filmweb
Sep 8, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is by far the safest way to fly this year and the only right way to fly in the virtual world.

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PC Gamer
89 / 100
89 / 100
Aug 20, 2020

An incredible exploration portal with even greater potential once its tech issues have been addressed.

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NaviGames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2020

A game that feels more like a future proof platform. Lots of potential, but not much to offer (apart from a outstanding technical display) on launch day.

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GotGame
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

Overall, Microsoft Flight Simulator is a very deep simulation. While the plane variety lacks many foreign, military and alternative forms of flight (helicopters, hot air, etc), the content available at launch is enough to keep you busy.

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New Game Network
82 / 100
82 / 100
Aug 20, 2020

The 2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator is an impressive technical achievement, above all else. The flexible gameplay mechanics allow players of all skills levels to explore this incredibly large, immersive and live world. As long as you don't look too closely and forgive some of the bugs, it might just take your breath away.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2020

Those willing to fully commit to Microsoft Flight Simulator will find an immersive experience like nothing else they've ever played.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is back with gorgeous graphics and even more beautiful planes to look at. Returning players will be pleased to see how many enhancements have been made while the tutorial and assist modes give an entry point to even a novice flyer.

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Daily Star
Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a massive generational leap from its predecessor, and every time I play the game I’m blown away by just how good it looks. From a completely simulated physics system with wind, weather and more, to highly detailed aircraft and airports, it’s truly something worth checking out.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Aug 22, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is truly impressive. You literally have the entire world at your fingertips, and the freedom to customise your flight in incredible detail. But, it feels like the base – the proof of concept simulation that will be built upon – for a game that can become truly remarkable.

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Enternity.gr
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2021

The flying process is enjoyable and the flight lessons will give you everything you may need to navigate and fly to places you would not be able to under different circumstances.

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Serial Gamer Italia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020

In an overview it can be said that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is just that: a powerful deployment of forces by the publisher and a masterful use of the aforementioned forces by the developer to bring the Flight Simulator series back to the fore in great pomp. The result is exceptional and the most famous flight simulator puts on paper its superiority once again, thanks to unimaginable technologies even just 10 years ago. You are all invited on board: make yourself comfortable (but not too much) and enjoy the flight from start to finish.

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SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2020

Exciting flight simulator with full living World is great for most players. However not perfect for hardcore simulation fans.

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Gamersky
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a perfect simulator but a terrible video game. There is no doubt that hardcore sim-players would enjoy it but most casual gamers won't. Flying a plane is hard to learn and dull to play.

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Kakuchopurei
70 / 100
70 / 100
Aug 27, 2020

For better or worst, Microsoft Flight Simulator is as deep and as accurate as they come. Asobo Studios has created a lovely-tailored simulation meant for anyone with aspirations to fly planes. But as an actual game that should be accessible since it has a generally appealing premise? I’m still on the fence about it.

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Worth Playing
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2020

When all is said and done, Microsoft Flight Simulator in its current state reminds me a lot of Sea of Thieves shortly after launch. The game has a lot of promise and a lot of potential, but it is marred by a number of issues that keep it from really shining. Once the issues have been worked out in six months or a year from now, I fully expect Microsoft Flight Simulator to be a must-have title. Right now, unless you are a hardcore flight sim fanatic, I would pass on buying the premium version and just stick to playing the basic version that's included with GamePass.

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