Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 - PC

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Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Simulation: Flight
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Microsoft Soft. Co.: Microsoft
Publishers: Microsoft (GB)
Released: 9 Nov 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Control Pad, Flight Yoke


Have you ever been fascinated with the aircraft that dot our skies or been a passenger on an international flight and fancied the idea of taking the controls of one of these jets and flying anywhere in the world? Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 is as real as it gets. This is your chance to jump into the pilot's seat. This game is designed by pilots for pilots. If you want realism, you’ve come to the right place.

In the 2002 edition, you are no longer alone in the skies. In previous versions the skies were mysteriously empty, but all that has changed. Air traffic control (ATC) can be contacted and permission needs to granted in order for you to land. ATC will take you from taxi to take-off to landing. Other aircraft now populate the skies, so care must be taken to avoid mid-air collisions.

New aircraft include the Cessna Caravan on amphibious floats, and the world’s most recognised aircraft, the Boeing 747-400. The Cessna adds a new dimension to the gameplay as you can carry out water-based operations. Landing on rivers, lakes and bays is now possible.

Graphics are also a key area of improvement in Microsoft’s latest offering. If your PC is equipped with a top-end 3D accelerator, this is easily one of the most visually impressive flight titles ever. Auto-generated scenery means that the complexity level of in-game objects and landscapes is gradually increased as you fly closer to them. New water effects, contrails, lighting effects and improved cockpit views all add to the realism.

If you’re new to flight simulators, there is a competent instructor that can step in and offer friendly advice. This little touch will help you from making common mistakes and help you understand how you went wrong.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 gives you everything you need and then some. If you want to pilot a 747, this is how you do it.