Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator Reviews Summary

Summary: Microsoft Flight Simulator is a technical marvel, with an insane amount of polish, incredible realism, and phenomenal controls.

Planet Earth

Flights can truly go anywhere on the planet.

Gorgeous Graphics

From the planes, to the airports, to the mountains, forests, and oceans, everything is simply stunning.

Approachable Simulation

Both professional and first-time pilots will find approachable depth in this game.

Rating Summary

Based on 133 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 133 critic reviews
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Eurogamer
Martin Robinson

Top Critic

Essential
Jul 26, 2021

Some fiddliness with controls and interface can't hold back Asobo's phenomenal creation from shining in its new context.

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89 / 100
Aug 20, 2020

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

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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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Essential
Aug 17, 2020

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

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

Unscored
Jul 26, 2021

This is a simulation, and very much not a game, but it's also the most graphically impressive console experience ever seen and one of the best adverts for Xbox Game Pass so far.

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GameSpot
Edmond Tran

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jul 27, 2021

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

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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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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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Unscored
Sep 4, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is as much a platform as a game

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Aug 17, 2020

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

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