Microsoft Flight Simulator X Standard

Full Product, DVD-ROM, PC - MPN: JH700044
Product Details
Description
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Standard includes the genre-leading realism that continues to awe real pilots. Additionally, it will deliver structured game play, with more than 30 missions to choose from, testing the skills of players of all levels.
Summary
Product Title Microsoft Flight Simulator X Standard
Manufacturer Microsoft
Power Score 4.3 | 12 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Flight Simulator X
4 Star Review  GameZone - Oct 11, 2006

When I was a kid I was an airplane nut. It was hard not to be considering my dad was in the Air Force and he was a civilian flight instructor and small aircraft mechanic on the side. I can’t even begin to count the hours I spent at small local airports and at air bases in various states. Needless to say my dad’s fascination with aircraft tied in perfectly with his love of technology. We literally bought a Commodore 64 for the original Flight Simulator. Over the years I tried out the various iterations that Microsoft released and have enjoy the series immensely, but it’s been a while since I’ve dusted off my joystick.

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Best PC Flight Simulator
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 31, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Microsoft Flight Simulator X as a best pick for the Best PC Flight Simulator. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Flight Simulator X Standard Edition
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 29, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 10 expert reviews for Flight Simulator X Standard Edition and the average expert rating is 86 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great Product!!!!
5 Star Review   By Hard on HP - Jan 11, 2011   

Great Product!!!, this is one of the best game from Microsoft, you should have a good joystick to enjoy this game.

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Lots of fun for the money!
5 Star Review   By bestdealer on HP - Dec 1, 2010   

Great product at a better price now than when it first was introduced. If you've never tried a flight program, this one has lots of tutorials. Invest in a good joystick.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X
4 Star Review   By member wgreene - Aug 7, 2008   

Strengths: Varying levels of complexity/realism Graphics

Weakness: Must purchase add'l software to get military aircraft Should include CFS 3 aircraft So far, unable to include CFS 3 aircraft in FS-X

Perhaps there is a way that I've yet to discover, but it would be useful to have FS-X backwards compatible with previous earlier versions of MS flight simulation software/aircraft especially for those primarily interested in military aircraft.

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Flight Simulator X
4 Star Review   By member Unclefunnyman - Nov 10, 2007   

Strengths: Realism

Weakness: Install Time

This flight sim is VERY realistic. The interior details are great, and the world around you looks quite real. My only gripe is the install time. I've never installed a game that didn't fit on one DVD.

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MS flight simulator
4 Star Review   By member infini2001 - Sep 20, 2007   

Strengths: Beautiful graphics and good control

Weakness: highly configured rig required.

This is a great flight game, IF you have a high-standard computer. Its graphics is fantastic and its plane control is very good. But for that, you need to have a very good computer, such as high-end dual core chips, quad one better and 8800GTS at least. If you can have those, you will love this game. I enjoy playing this game.

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Flight Simulator X
4 Star Review   By member SqueeMK2 - Sep 5, 2007   

Strengths: Nice graphics and flight model, the challenges/missions are pretty neat

Weakness: Bit of a system hog, was a bit unstable

Like the other Microsoft Flight Simulator games you get the sandbox world of airfields to take off from and fly around, and a decent mix of scenarios to play through. The flight model is pretty nice, and the graphics are well done assuming you've got a fairly powerful system. They later released a large patch to the game which improves performance a bit, so if you buy the game be sure to download the updates. Overall it's a good flight sim, nothing stands out as being incredibly impressive but nothing stands out as bad either. If you want to buzz around in various planes, gliders, and helicopters it's a good choice. Recommended.

60% of readers found this review helpful.

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MS Flight Simulator
4 Star Review   By member jgranato - Aug 18, 2007   

Strengths: Rich simulation, Very configurable, Affordable

Weakness: Memory hungry

Anyone interested in flying this is a inexpensive way to get a feel for the experience. The game is easy enough that my 12 year could set it up and use. The game requires a newer computer with a good amount of RAM. I would recommend minimum of 2GB for both speed and realism. The game has a vast following and 3rd party add-ons are available.

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Flight Simulator
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Unable to tell with a computer upgrade.

Weakness: Long load times, choppy performance to get detailed scenery, smooth perfroamnce at the cost of scenery detail.

If your using the same computer you used with Flight Simulator 2004, stay with 2004 and don't waste your money on X. In order to get smooth flight operation, graphic detail has to be truned down so low that airports oare slabs of concrete in the desert. I have tried FSINSIDER.COM fixes and performance on my computer is unsatisfactory. I am dumping X and going back to 2004.

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3 Star Review   By member bilmar20 - Nov 27, 2006   

Strengths: Good sharp graphics.

Weakness: Unlike fs2002, this series requires hi-end computers to get all of the full graphic details.

Not only do you have to have a very fast computer to get full benefites from this program, the typical scenery editors (ie. FSSC) cannot be used to modify or add corrections to the existing scenery. Also, Afcad 2 will not work on this program. Hopefully someone will develope new programs to compesate for this. My hometown airport is one of the victims of the standard building scenery layouts that are depicted in the program. Therefore I cannot revise the layout as to what is actually there.

71% of readers found this review helpful.

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Product Details
Description
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Standard includes the genre-leading realism that continues to awe real pilots. Additionally, it will deliver structured game play, with more than 30 missions to choose from, testing the skills of players of all levels.
Summary
Product Title Microsoft Flight Simulator X Standard
Manufacturer Microsoft
Power Score 4.3 | 12 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Required Video Memory: 32 MB
Required Disk Space: 14 GB
Required Processor Speed: 1 GHz
Required Processor Class: Intel Pentium III Processor
Required Memory: 256 MB
Expert Reviews
Flight Simulator X
4 Star Review  GameZone - Oct 11, 2006

When I was a kid I was an airplane nut. It was hard not to be considering my dad was in the Air Force and he was a civilian flight instructor and small aircraft mechanic on the side. I can’t even begin to count the hours I spent at small local airports and at air bases in various states. Needless to say my dad’s fascination with aircraft tied in perfectly with his love of technology. We literally bought a Commodore 64 for the original Flight Simulator. Over the years I tried out the various iterations that Microsoft released and have enjoy the series immensely, but it’s been a while since I’ve dusted off my joystick.

Read the full review »

Best PC Flight Simulator
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 31, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Microsoft Flight Simulator X as a best pick for the Best PC Flight Simulator. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Flight Simulator X Standard Edition
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 29, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 10 expert reviews for Flight Simulator X Standard Edition and the average expert rating is 86 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Great Product!!!!
5 Star Review   By Hard on HP - Jan 11, 2011   

Great Product!!!, this is one of the best game from Microsoft, you should have a good joystick to enjoy this game.

0% of readers found this review helpful.

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Lots of fun for the money!
5 Star Review   By bestdealer on HP - Dec 1, 2010   

Great product at a better price now than when it first was introduced. If you've never tried a flight program, this one has lots of tutorials. Invest in a good joystick.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X
4 Star Review   By member wgreene - Aug 7, 2008   

Strengths: Varying levels of complexity/realism Graphics

Weakness: Must purchase add'l software to get military aircraft Should include CFS 3 aircraft So far, unable to include CFS 3 aircraft in FS-X

Perhaps there is a way that I've yet to discover, but it would be useful to have FS-X backwards compatible with previous earlier versions of MS flight simulation software/aircraft especially for those primarily interested in military aircraft.

0% of readers found this review helpful.

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Flight Simulator X
4 Star Review   By member Unclefunnyman - Nov 10, 2007   

Strengths: Realism

Weakness: Install Time

This flight sim is VERY realistic. The interior details are great, and the world around you looks quite real. My only gripe is the install time. I've never installed a game that didn't fit on one DVD.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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MS flight simulator
4 Star Review   By member infini2001 - Sep 20, 2007   

Strengths: Beautiful graphics and good control

Weakness: highly configured rig required.

This is a great flight game, IF you have a high-standard computer. Its graphics is fantastic and its plane control is very good. But for that, you need to have a very good computer, such as high-end dual core chips, quad one better and 8800GTS at least. If you can have those, you will love this game. I enjoy playing this game.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Flight Simulator X
4 Star Review   By member SqueeMK2 - Sep 5, 2007   

Strengths: Nice graphics and flight model, the challenges/missions are pretty neat

Weakness: Bit of a system hog, was a bit unstable

Like the other Microsoft Flight Simulator games you get the sandbox world of airfields to take off from and fly around, and a decent mix of scenarios to play through. The flight model is pretty nice, and the graphics are well done assuming you've got a fairly powerful system. They later released a large patch to the game which improves performance a bit, so if you buy the game be sure to download the updates. Overall it's a good flight sim, nothing stands out as being incredibly impressive but nothing stands out as bad either. If you want to buzz around in various planes, gliders, and helicopters it's a good choice. Recommended.

60% of readers found this review helpful.

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MS Flight Simulator
4 Star Review   By member jgranato - Aug 18, 2007   

Strengths: Rich simulation, Very configurable, Affordable

Weakness: Memory hungry

Anyone interested in flying this is a inexpensive way to get a feel for the experience. The game is easy enough that my 12 year could set it up and use. The game requires a newer computer with a good amount of RAM. I would recommend minimum of 2GB for both speed and realism. The game has a vast following and 3rd party add-ons are available.

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Flight Simulator
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Unable to tell with a computer upgrade.

Weakness: Long load times, choppy performance to get detailed scenery, smooth perfroamnce at the cost of scenery detail.

If your using the same computer you used with Flight Simulator 2004, stay with 2004 and don't waste your money on X. In order to get smooth flight operation, graphic detail has to be truned down so low that airports oare slabs of concrete in the desert. I have tried FSINSIDER.COM fixes and performance on my computer is unsatisfactory. I am dumping X and going back to 2004.

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3 Star Review   By member bilmar20 - Nov 27, 2006   

Strengths: Good sharp graphics.

Weakness: Unlike fs2002, this series requires hi-end computers to get all of the full graphic details.

Not only do you have to have a very fast computer to get full benefites from this program, the typical scenery editors (ie. FSSC) cannot be used to modify or add corrections to the existing scenery. Also, Afcad 2 will not work on this program. Hopefully someone will develope new programs to compesate for this. My hometown airport is one of the victims of the standard building scenery layouts that are depicted in the program. Therefore I cannot revise the layout as to what is actually there.

71% of readers found this review helpful.

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