Flight Simulator 2002
Whether you're a nervous tenderfoot or hardened devotee of desktop flying, this is the Flight Simulator you've been waiting for.
IL-2 Sturmovik is destined to be a classic. This is one of those simulations that reminds you why you love the genre.
Dogfighting in MiG Alley is one of the best experiences a virtual pilot can hope for.
Following hot on the heels of Longbow 2, F-15 is, if possible, an even more impressive piece of work.
Total Air War
This is, quite simply, one of the most addictive, entertaining, and approachable jet combat sims I've ever seen.
Flight Unlimited III
Enough has been improveduponand added to makeFlight Unlimited IIIa worthy successor to a classic series.
Flash Point Korea: AH-64D Longbow
There is no doubt that this is the finest helicopter sim ever made, and one ofthe best sims of any type.
Whether you're a serious armchair pilot or an arcade maniac who likes to blow the hell out of anything and everything in existence, Apache is the game for you.
Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche Versus Ka-52 Hokum
Enemy Engaged sets a higher standard for how immersive a flight sim can be, while it also avoids getting mired down in the technical minutiae of combat aviation.
Even with its quirks, this is a standout game - and one that any fan of World War II air combat will want to play.
Longbow 2 is a feature-rich, detailed, and truly impressive piece of work.
Red Baron 3D
Kudos to Sierra and Dynamix for taking a disappointing disaster and turning it into the best World War I simulation yet.
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
The awesome online mode and strong single-player segment combine to make Crimson Skies an easy game to recommend.
Falcon 4.0: Allied Force
You can pilot one of three variants of the F-16 Fighting Falcon in the detailed flight simulation Falcon 4.0: Allied Force.
The graphics, sound, control, and all around excitement add up to make Pilotwings 64 one hell of a great ride.
In exchange for your money, you're getting a quality flight simulation with continued support and some of the most experienced opponents to ever play online.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
You could say that Flight Simulator 2004 is still a straightforward simulation, but if you have even a passing interest in flying, you'll definitely get your money's worth from it.
Airstrike II: Gulf Thunder
Airstrike II: Gulf Thunder is a 3D combat helicopter simulation with missions set in Iraq and the Middle East.
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies is a highly enjoyable, well-executed flight sim that perfectly blends the action elements found in the series' earlier games with the sort of narrative typically ...
Flight Unlimited II
It doesn't have the globe-spanning sweep of Microsoft Flight Simulator, but it renders its own little corner of the world with admirable fidelity.
Jane's F/A-18 succeeds in being a superb flight simulator without being truly exceptional in any specific area.
Just observing the aircraft in flight, especially at high altitude with contrails streaming, is enough to evoke admiration for what the developers have achieved.