Microsoft Flight Simulator Has Landed as One of the Highest Ranked PC Games of 2020

How Microsoft Flight Simulator returned to the skies - The Verge

Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on PC as a stand-alone game or with Game Pass for PC. And, as it stands right now, it is the highest-rated PC game of 2020 on Metacritic.

Read on to find out what makes Microsoft Flight Simulator “a technical marvel” according to Eurogamer, “a fantastic landmark” according to PC Gamer— or as IGN puts it in their 10/10 review:

The most incredible experience I’ve ever had on a computer.

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The Sky Is Calling

The next generation of Microsoft’s beloved aerial franchises has finally landed, and it has surpassed many reviewers’ expectations. A wide range of aircraft (everything from light planes to massive jets) is at your disposal, along with a giant Bing Maps-powered world to fly them through. The entire planet is waiting for your in Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it’s even available through Game Pass.

Fly Over Your Actual Home

It may seem hard to believe, but the world outside your aircraft is as realistically detailed as the cockpit your seated in. Thanks to the power of Bing Maps, in Microsoft Flight Simulator you can literally fly over your own home. IGN explains how it works (in their perfect review of this “masterpiece”):

Two petabytes (that’s 2,000 terabytes) of satellite and high-altitude photography are available to stream to your computer to accurately represent whatever part of the globe you decide to visit. The effect is absolutely mindblowing.

Here’s a look at even more of the amazing features in what may well be Game of the Year 2020:

  • Travel the world in amazing detail. Experience over 37 thousand airports, 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountains, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more.
  • Hone your pilot skills in a variety of aircraft from light planes to commercial jets. It’s an experience that scales to your level with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklists.
  • Fly day or night with live real-time weather; including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lighting.

Find out more details via the store page.


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