Get ready to fly!
Flight Simulator X is a remastered version of the vanilla game. This new version includes updated graphics, multiplayer, and more missions for you to play.
Taking to the skies
In this Edition, Dovetail Studios did a lot of work to improve how the game runs; for example, this title a facelift when it came to graphics, and multiplayer support.
Flight Simulator X is a program originally developed in 2006. It allowed users to complete a variety of missions, using different types of aircraft. An example mission could be something as easy as completing a flight from Gatwick International Airport in England to Dublin International Airport in Ireland.
The country list received an update because the original game was released in 2006 and the newer version became available in 2014. In that period, Palestine became a recognized nation, and Yugoslavia is no longer on the country list.
This game does have its quirks though. With over 250 DLCs, users would spend over $1000 trying to unlock every aircraft. When users try to use mods with this program, some of them won't function correctly if they were made for the original game. Also, DirectX 10 is still broken in this game. This is a collection of application programming interfaces which allow two applications to be able to communicate. This is more than likely an issue between individual planes and the program.
Where can you run this program?
This program is only available on computers using Windows as its operating system.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes, both X Plane and DCS World are better programs than this one.
This game is pretty interesting and has a realistic feel to it. Dovetail Studios the company who made the massive overhaul, made many DLCs and to acquire each one would be expensive.
Should you download it?
No, there are better flight simulators available than this one. The DLCs are expensive, and some mods don’t work, which is a bummer.
- Realistic and user-friendly interface
- Missions were updated in this version
- Product and DLCs frequently on sale
- Flight planning is easier in this version
- Over 250 DLCs
- Not as complex as X Plane or DCS World
- There isn't DirectX 10 support
- Some mods aren't compatible