Review

Review: Microsoft Flight Simulator is the best game of its type to date

This stunningly gorgeous, remarkably detailed sim is a triumph for both expert players and flight rookies

Creative director
David Dedeine
Key Credits
Damien Cuzacq (Lead designer), Sven Mestas (Lead content designer)

This phenomenal looking, remarkably detailed simulator somehow also manages to be the perfect entry point for complete beginners curious about the genre. If this is the start of a game due to be continually updated, we can’t wait to see what heights it reaches.

  • Gorgeous recreation of the entire planet Earth
  • Flying can be as complex as you like…
  • ...or simple enough to play with a controller
  • Flying low over towns kills the illusion
5 / 5
Version tested
PC
Creative director
David Dedeine
Key Credits
Damien Cuzacq (Lead designer), Sven Mestas (Lead content designer)

This phenomenal looking, remarkably detailed simulator somehow also manages to be the perfect entry point for complete beginners curious about the genre. If this is the start of a game due to be continually updated, we can’t wait to see what heights it reaches.

  • Gorgeous recreation of the entire planet Earth
  • Flying can be as complex as you like…
  • ...or simple enough to play with a controller
  • Flying low over towns kills the illusion
5 / 5
Version tested
PC