Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It's unquestionably FS 2002's surprisingly glorious and massively modified visual presentation that makes this the finest civilian flight simulation ever to appear.
  2. Delivers everything that a dedicated flight-simmer could ask for. This game will be a very hard act to follow for a long time to come. [Jan 2002, p.58]
  3. 90
    A must-have for any armchair pilot.
  4. The combination of vastly improved graphics and working air traffic control have added a depth to Flight Simulator 2002 that it's been lacking in its last couple of incarnations and has certainly rekindled my interest in the title.
  5. The most impressive civilian sim ever. [Feb 2002, p.97]
  6. It's hard to think of anything that you might want to do in civilian flight that you can't do here...an incredible piece of software.
  7. The addition of several features and planes, such as Multiplayer, ATC, Auto Generated Scenery, and the Cessna Caravan Amphibian certainly make the game much more interesting than previous versions.
  8. 86
    Is it compelling enough for Flight Simulator 2000 owners? Your mileage may vary, but for the graphical enhancements alone, I'd have to say yes.
  9. 80
    Best Bit: Downloadable live weather.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. ShawnA.
    Mar 5, 2003
    10
    Excellent! With so many add-ons available FS2002 is the only game i still continue to play daily after installing almost a year and a half ago! A++
  2. TaylorM.
    Apr 16, 2002
    10
    Great Graphics and Realism! Great aircraft detail! The Learn to fly segment in which you earn your "pilots license" is very well thought out. Uses the actual radio frequencies of my local airports! Full Review »
  3. ShaneM.
    Mar 22, 2002
    10
    Excellently detailed in every respect. The smallest details have been included to make this a great game.