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  • Summary: From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Jul 27, 2021
    100
    There is no better game currently on the Xbox Series than Microsoft Flight Simulator; it is a complete joy on console, and this version even manages to make you forget that playing it on PC is also an option. Microsoft Flight Simulator is quite the feat for airplane simulators, a genuine hit that will follow you through hundreds of hours of gameplay.
  2. 100
    Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game that you have to play to understand just how incredible of an experience it is. It's an incomparable adventure that consistently surprises and delights. The game provides you with all the tools necessary to conquer the unthinkable task of flying the plane. Asobo has laid an incredible platform that will provide hours upon hours of joy for both casual gamers and flight experts alike, and it's only upwards from here.
  3. Jul 27, 2021
    92
    Microsoft Flight Simulator lands its superb quality on Xbox for the first time in history. Get ready to take off in the new generation.
  4. Jul 26, 2021
    90
    Microsoft Flight Simulator expands to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as a truly next-generation experience, presenting a technical showcase to flex these new systems. The title sports commendable optimizations on console and maintains solid performance, especially as a title reputable for pushing the best PC hardware out there. While Xbox Series X renders striking vistas with a 4K target, it's the Xbox Series S that takes the spotlight with incredible results on this $299 box. It's the toughest test yet on next-generation systems, but a slick port makes it snag-free.
  5. Jul 27, 2021
    90
    It's a visually stunning showcase that really pushes the Xbox Series X, making it a great first title to exist solely on Microsoft's latest hardware.
  6. Jul 26, 2021
    88
    Microsoft Flight Simulator is awesome on Xbox Series X|S exactly as it is on PC.
  7. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    Microsoft Flight Simulator deserves to be played - but it shouldn't be considered essential. It's a unique experience, one that won't capture everyone in the same way, but you really do owe it to yourself to find your house, your partner's, your parent's, your favourite holiday destination, and just fly over. The world looks very different from thousands of feet in the air, and for now, Microsoft Flight Simulator is the only way I can get that irresistible point of view.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 210
  1. Aug 4, 2021
    10
    (A Technical Masterpiece)

    This is the most impressive gaming software I have experienced as a gamer from a technical standpoint. It is
    (A Technical Masterpiece)

    This is the most impressive gaming software I have experienced as a gamer from a technical standpoint.
    It is just incredible what they were able to achieve, and I never ceased to be amazed by this game for about a year on my gaming PC.

    And the Xbox Series port is yet another remarkable achievement from the developers; it just sucked me in more on how beautiful our planet is from the comfort of my living room.

    While it is not "Perfect," any software can experience bugs/issues, but with this massive project which is planned to be supported for a decade, I can see it will only improve with time.
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  2. Jul 28, 2021
    10
    Absolutely breath taking game. The graphics are amazing - photo realistic. I am not usually a flight sim fan, but this game is just soAbsolutely breath taking game. The graphics are amazing - photo realistic. I am not usually a flight sim fan, but this game is just so completely engrossing that I find myself losing hour after hour in it - and I have only had the game for al little over a day.

    I have had an Xbox Series X and a PS5 since launch, and this is the first game I have seen that deserves the title of next gen. I hope they use this amazing technology on more games going forward.

    Well done Microsoft! After a less than stellar showing last gen you are really pulling out all the stops this one.
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  3. Aug 30, 2021
    10
    Extraordinario juego de simulación. Además tiene la posibilidad de cada vez nadie más detalles en los mapas que ahora no están totalmenteExtraordinario juego de simulación. Además tiene la posibilidad de cada vez nadie más detalles en los mapas que ahora no están totalmente desarrollados. Para pasar horas volando. Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2021
    10
    The beauty on the Xbox Series X is stunning. Overwhelmingly so. Once it clicks that you are able to explore anywhere, I immediately began toThe beauty on the Xbox Series X is stunning. Overwhelmingly so. Once it clicks that you are able to explore anywhere, I immediately began to wonder if this is the future of gaming - one where “global scale” is literally global. There is a wide variety of settings, AI flight options for beginners and realism settings to appeal to hardcore pilots. There is no other game like it. Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2021
    10
    I really do like the game it has a deep tutorial that teaches you all the little things and an Marketplace for Modders where they can sellI really do like the game it has a deep tutorial that teaches you all the little things and an Marketplace for Modders where they can sell theire own stuff and also add free stuff from the community.

    Flying the first time over my own house, workplace and many other lovations i am almost daily to find is so surreal to see represented in realtime on my tv whilst i fly over it!

    Highly recommend ppl to get an flight stick tho, Hotas for $70 work perfectly fine for me and it is so much more fun to play as well.
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  6. Aug 6, 2021
    9
    To have this game on console has been a blessing. There are plenty of options for the user to make the game better for them. i enjoy theTo have this game on console has been a blessing. There are plenty of options for the user to make the game better for them. i enjoy the ability to change the weather and time settings as i love to fly around my city, but i am often playing at night. its a nice feature to have the ability to change the weather and time of day when I would like to have a different look on things. I also enjoy the ability to change the time speed also. I love flying from New York to San Diego, but dont want to sit and play for 5 hours straight. Expand
  7. Jul 29, 2021
    0
    Microsoft Flight Simulator is that kind of Simulator you show your friends for 15 Min before they get bored.
    The joy of seeing your plane fly
    Microsoft Flight Simulator is that kind of Simulator you show your friends for 15 Min before they get bored.
    The joy of seeing your plane fly stops after 10 minutes of monotony and bland gameplay.
    I would honestly prefer to watch a Nat Geo Documentary of the Earth, instead of playing this.
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