Microsoft Flight Simulator

This page will bring readers hands-on reviews of the Microsoft Flight Simulator and news of updates, expansion pack releases and wider user community news. The individual aircraft, their levels of realism, the exact recreation of the flight controls, navigating airports and the experience of traversing continents will all be covered in news, reviews and gameplay reports. The 2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator supports third party content development bringing all the benefits of community generated content, all of which we will report on to ensure that users can maximise their enjoyment of the flight sim from the comfort of their own homes.

Learn more about the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator news here with up-to-date information on the platforms, the new and upgraded aircraft types, more detailed flight decks, airports, landscapes and other game functionality.

Orbx EU Great Britain North Review Premium

Orbx's EU Great Britain North reviewed

Great Britain is one of the best-represented corners of the world when it comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator scenery. Not only have the isles been treated to their very own world update from Asobo but Orbx has now released its second add-on in a series of ‘off airport’ scenery packs that brings hundreds of missing landmarks to the United Kingdom.

iniBuilds announces new partnership with iBlueYonder

iniBuilds and iBlueYonder have announced a partnership for the development of Dallas Love Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Fenix Simulations’ A320 review Review Premium

Fenix Simulations’ A320 review

When industry newcomer Fenix Simulations announced a sub £50 A320 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the anticipation was high. The burning question is though, can a brand-new team really pull off a fully realised A320 for such a low price? Let's find out.

Microsoft’s World Update IX: Italy & Malta Review Premium

Microsoft’s World Update IX: Italy & Malta Review

We explore World Update IX for Microsoft Flight Simulator, which encompasses Italy and the island of Malta. The package adds the usual smattering of hand-built airports, photogrammetry cities, landscape improvements and new challenges to pique your interest.

Carenado PC12 for on short final

After several months of development, Carenado has announced the PC12 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is complete, and the aircraft will launch on the MSFS Marketplace in early September.

New Czech Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Airport Brno Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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PMDG’s 737-700 Review

When PMDG released the 737NG in 2003, it quickly gained massive popularity, becoming the go-to airliner for many simulator pilots. After 20 years of ploughing the virtual airways, the company has released an updated version of the legendary aircraft simulation for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Leonardo Software’s Fly the Maddog X Review Premium

Leonardo Software’s Fly the Maddog X

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 built up a reputation as a dependable, rugged, easy to maintain and enjoyable aircraft to fly. We take a closer look at Leonardo Software's rendition of this popular jetliner for the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform.

Paphos Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

MXI Design has announced LCPH Paphos International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Belfast Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Developed by Pyreegue Dev Co, EGAA Belfast International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is an accurate recreation of the real airport based on a 2022 layout.

Everything you need to know about Microsoft Flight Simulator

The much-anticipated 2020 return of Microsoft’s flight simulator brings a wide range of aircraft from light planes to wide-body airliners.

The most famous flight simulator in the world, Microsoft Flight Simulator’s origins go back to the beginnings of home computing. During the decades that have seen numerous versions of the game, with the eleventh version released in 2020, it has always been at the forefront of computer graphics. The cutting-edge graphics combined with the attention to detail for the controls of its many aircraft makes it one of the most realistic simulators on the market.

Microsoft had a break away from flight simulation between 2012 and 2020. In 2012 Microsoft Flight, a simplified version of Microsoft Flight Simulator was cancelled five months after its launch. This version came six years after the successful 2006 Microsoft Flight Simulator X; the last new full version of the title. While Microsoft Flight Simulator X was repackaged with expansion packs in 2014 for Valve’s Steam digital distribution service, it was in 2019, at the E3 show in Los Angeles, that Microsoft unveiled its plans for the 2020 version.

The 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator introduces ultra-high-definition 4K graphics and as a result, it features highly detailed and stunning aircraft in a realistic world, where players can fly in challenging weather conditions anywhere on the planet; a virtual environment based on actual aerial imagery of Earth and data from satellites. This impressive attention to detail recreates the real-world in stunning detail making the virtual environment more enjoyable for its users.

If you’re looking for updates on other flight simulator platforms, why not take a look at our dedicated page for X-Plane, where you’ll find the latest updates, news and reviews from great flight sims.

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