“Flight Simulator X” is a flight simulation game.
Among the games developed by Microsoft, the longest and most popular is the “Flight Simulator” series. It has gone through about 25 years of history, and game fans have been paying attention to the new version. Now announced is the latest version of Flight Simulator X, this game has gone through three years of development. Compared with the previous work, it has added a more perfect design and expanded a lot of new content.
When people say the word ‘simulator,’ Microsoft’s imperious and encyclopaedic aviation behemoth is the first game that springs to mind. It’s inevitable – like picturing a Christian Bale in a clear raincoat flecked with blood whenever you hear Huey Lewis and the News.
It’s rare for a sim to be so all-encompassing that it can provide both light entertainment to the curious casual gamer who wants to fly fighter jets under bridges with a gamepad, and valuable education to a budding pilot ensconced in a home-made cockpit – but such is FSX’s scope.
In a recurring theme throughout this feature, mod support plays a huge role in its prolonged lifespan. At this point, all FSX’s best planes and environment maps come from third parties, which means to get the most out of it you’ll need to invest a fair few hours gathering .zips of high-res textures before you fly.