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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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9.3 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2020

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

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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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