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 88 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 88 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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