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  • Summary: The Flight Simulator X Acceleration Expansion Pack delivers an all new thrilling multiplayer race mode, new action-packed missions, and even more new content! Challenge friends in the new racing mode, or test your flight skills in the 20 new missions like being a NASA test pilot, performing search and rescue on an ocean liner, or navigating a whiteout blizzard in the backcountry. Also included are six new scenery maps including the famed Red Bull Air Race courses, and three new planes such as the F/A-18A Hornet, EH-101 Helicopter and P-51D Mustang. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    A no-brainer for Flight Simulator X owners. And with the slipstreamed service release boosting performance dramatically (and the original down to $30), it's also a perfect reason for Flight Simulator X standbys to climb on board.
  2. Flight Simulator X: Acceleration adds a respectable amount of content to the original Flight Simulator X, especially for the $30 price tag. Although you only receive three new aircrafts, they offer significantly different flight experiences and challenges that are exemplified by the new, well-designed and interesting single-player missions.
  3. Flight Simulator X: Acceleration really is a must-buy for fans of the series. For $30 you get a great amount of content, and the improvements to FSX overall make it worth purchasing both Acceleration and the original game if you’ve still been cruising in FS2004.
  4. The fundamental simulation aspects haven’t changed, but the action layered on top does much to eschew the series' reputation as a competent but sleepy simulation.
  5. At $30, this is a very nice expansion for Flight Sim X, bringing not just some new aircraft but solid multiplayer elements to the fore. Fans of the Flight Sim franchise should enjoy this.
  6. 82
    Assuming your hard drive isn't already packed with community add ons, Acceleration is an absolute must buy for fans of Flight Simulator X.
  7. My bottom line is that the FSX Acceleration expansion pack is worth getting for the improvements to the infrastructure (carrier operations, Reno air racing), but that better add-on airplanes are available elsewhere. Which, now that I think about it, is pretty much how I felt about Flight Simulator X too.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Mar 24, 2013
    This expansion clearly reeks of "things we left out to get people to buy more stuff from us." and is most likely the reason for the demise of the franchise. Though, ignoring that.. it is a comprehensive and full flight simulator model, even almost a decade later still the best flight simulator out there. Modding support tends to do that. Expand
  2. ClarkK.
    Dec 8, 2007
    This is a great add on. I mainly brought it for the F-18 which is a great addon. Overall the quality of the F-18 is better then any payware aircraft out there. The missions are also very good with this addon. Expand
  3. DerekT.
    Dec 22, 2007
    Just to respond to Bellino P., Microsoft *is* releasing a free update (Service Pack 2) that will include the DirectX 10 enhancements along with all the other bug fixes included in Acceleration. What you're paying for here are three new aircraft, new missions, and a few new detailed areas. To suggest that Microsoft should have given all that away for free is absurd. Expand
  4. BenC.
    Dec 26, 2007
    I agree that this should have been a free download or at least a well priced ($20) addon. That said, it's full of fun features and extras that will exand on the longativity of this already great sim. Expand
  5. DarrenZ.
    Nov 14, 2007
    Considering that a single aftermarket add-on plane or a texture pack can run the price of this expansion, the fact that you get three new aircraft plus a few dozen new missions and newly detailed cities for $30 is a bargain, and all the components are the same high quality we've come to expect from the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. If you're a Flight Simulator X buff then Acceleration is pretty much a must-buy. Expand
  6. BellinoP.
    Nov 8, 2007
    Microsoft should have given this to us for free .It is not worth the money for an expansion and all of the graphics improvement by right should have been in a patch after all we were all promised a direct x 10 version. Wow Microsoft is you that desperate for a buck? Expand