- Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
- Release Date: Jul 29, 2003
- Summary: Experience history at the controls of historic aircraft, such as Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the Douglas DC-3 and the world's first successful powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer. New engaging features such as interactive multimedia provide a wealth of historical information on the planes that shaped aviation history and the pilots who flew them. Informed and insightful articles explain all there is to know about Microsoft's Flight Simulator and the 24 aircraft included in the software. A Century of Flight also introduces an updated, dynamic weather system, enhanced automatically generated scenery (AutoGen) and detailed visual effects, improved Air Traffic Control functions, and 3D interactive cockpits, as well as 15 modern aircraft, including the Beechcraft Baron and the Robinson R22 helicopter. [Microsoft]… Expand
10To this day in 2012, I still use MSFS2004. In my opinion, the best and most stable release Microsoft has ever produced for flight simulation. Its diversity as far as accepting addon aircraft and scenery, including high resolution mesh is incredible. Flight dynamics and simulation quality are 100% depending on the hardware configuration you have set up. While this software can in theory be played as a game, it truly is a flight simulator in the sense that you do need to know a small amount of flying skills to be able to startup, take of, fly around and land. This software is used to assist in training professional pilots, so that should say enough about its technical potential. A kid looking to have fun flying an arcade-style video game will be seriously disapointed with this software, but experienced flight enthusiasts will love it!… Expand
JasonB.8Th graphics are great but i think there should be some war palnes like f-16s and the crash realism is horible.
SamF.7This Sim from MS Does honor 100 years of flight well but there are some areas I was hoping for from the 2002 version. Crashes could have added explosion/fires to be more realistic . The Buildings stil use low res and interior of plane. What MS Did do wel is the vast information on every aircraft in the game with tutorials and lessons. A good effort from MS But wanted better graphics on buildings in this version. The terrain was vastly imroved overall and enjoyed flying those older planes.… Expand
MichaelC.1Lacks effort in design and is almost identical to MSFS2002. Microsoft needs to impress me more for sixty dollars.