What are the best flight simulator games for Windows?

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    Randall Schmidt - February 12, 2017

    "If you are looking for a flight simulator game for windows, look no further than Elite Dangerous. Elite Dangerous is an awesome game available on steam that allows you to fly spaceships. I have been playing the game for a couple months now and it does not disappoint. I really..." Read more

    Comments about "Elite: Dangerous" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Randall Schmidt - February 12, 2017

      "If you are looking for a flight simulator game for windows, look no further than Elite Dangerous. Elite Dangerous is an awesome game available on steam that allows you to fly spaceships. I have been playing the game for a couple months now and it does not disappoint. I really love the graphics and the ability to upgrade my ship. I also love being able to connect with people from all over the world while playing this game. "

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      Angela Soto - January 18, 2017

      "I love Simulation games. When I got my hands on Elite Dangerous I knew I would have a blast. The game is full of action, its probably the best space adventure game I've ever played. Flying around is so fun, missions, and exploring around the galaxy."

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      Arnold Rice - February 4, 2017

      "Elite: Dangerous gave me the opportunity to take control of my own ship and make my way through space. It was exhilarating to head off away from Earth and take control of my own ship through the awesomely graphic Milky Way!"

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      Linda Barnett - January 4, 2017

      "I enjoyed being able to play this game and feel as though I was actually in the game flying around. I liked the premise of the game and the settings as well. "

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      Ryan Simpson - January 8, 2017

      "Blaze your own trail in space. A simulation of space exploration."

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    Randall Schmidt - February 12, 2017

    "If you are looking for a flight simulator game for windows, look no further than Elite Dangerous. Elite Dangerous is an awesome game available on steam that allows you to fly spaceships. I have been playing the game for a couple months now and it does not disappoint. I really love the graphics and the ability to upgrade my ship. I also love being able to connect with people from all over the world while playing this game. "

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    Angela Soto - January 18, 2017

    "I love Simulation games. When I got my hands on Elite Dangerous I knew I would have a blast. The game is full of action, its probably the best space adventure game I've ever played. Flying around is so fun, missions, and exploring around the galaxy."

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    Arnold Rice - February 4, 2017

    "Elite: Dangerous gave me the opportunity to take control of my own ship and make my way through space. It was exhilarating to head off away from Earth and take control of my own ship through the awesomely graphic Milky Way!"

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    Linda Barnett - January 4, 2017

    "I enjoyed being able to play this game and feel as though I was actually in the game flying around. I liked the premise of the game and the settings as well. "

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    Ryan Simpson - January 8, 2017

    "Blaze your own trail in space. A simulation of space exploration."

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    Norman Sullivan - January 8, 2017

    "I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game. If you're a fan of sandbox simulation games, and love sci-fi and space themes, you must give this game a try. I've had a lot of fun so far with this game, and I feel like I haven't even come close to what I want to accomplish...." Read more

    Comments about "X3: Reunion" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Norman Sullivan - January 8, 2017

      "I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game. If you're a fan of sandbox simulation games, and love sci-fi and space themes, you must give this game a try. I've had a lot of fun so far with this game, and I feel like I haven't even come close to what I want to accomplish. There is some learning curve, but definitely worth it if you like these types of games."

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      Kathryn Thornton - January 5, 2017

      "I never played X2, but I thought I would give this one a try. It's a pretty cool game. Building the ships and everything was interesting, but I got bored with it after a while. I'd recommend it for maybe half the price I paid."

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      Vincent Manning - January 25, 2017

      "This game is one that I always come back to even though it's nearly 12 years old now. It's a classic example of a great flight simulator."

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      Lawrence Parks - January 9, 2017

      "Love this game. Just dive in and enjoy."

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    Norman Sullivan - January 8, 2017

    "I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game. If you're a fan of sandbox simulation games, and love sci-fi and space themes, you must give this game a try. I've had a lot of fun so far with this game, and I feel like I haven't even come close to what I want to accomplish. There is some learning curve, but definitely worth it if you like these types of games."

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    Kathryn Thornton - January 5, 2017

    "I never played X2, but I thought I would give this one a try. It's a pretty cool game. Building the ships and everything was interesting, but I got bored with it after a while. I'd recommend it for maybe half the price I paid."

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    Vincent Manning - January 25, 2017

    "This game is one that I always come back to even though it's nearly 12 years old now. It's a classic example of a great flight simulator."

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    Lawrence Parks - January 9, 2017

    "Love this game. Just dive in and enjoy."

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    Yvonne Edwards - February 20, 2017

    "Perfect, I loved that I was able to design my own plane. This simulator made me feel very engaged and like I was really flying. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a flight simulator. The graphics are beautiful" Read more

    Comments about "Simpleplanes" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Yvonne Edwards - February 20, 2017

      "Perfect, I loved that I was able to design my own plane. This simulator made me feel very engaged and like I was really flying. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a flight simulator. The graphics are beautiful"

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      Evelyn Carroll - January 30, 2017

      "Steampowered.com is a wonderful resource that I have used for flight simulator games. They have video tutorials, as well as different software and games available on their website. I found it extremely helpful."

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      Stacey Day - January 3, 2017

      "SimplePlanes is a great simulated plane game. From building the plane to flying it, it's so realistic you think you're actually there."

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      Norman Wilson - February 8, 2017

      "I love Simpleplanes. It is a great flight simulator. "

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      Frances Lee - January 7, 2017

      "Simpleplanes was really fun! I was looking for a windows flight simulator game when I found it, and I'm glad that it was the one I decided to go for. If you just want to do the flight simulator, you can download tons of pre-built planes for free to try, or you can build your own and test them out. There is a lot of variety in the pre-built planes, with fictional and sci-fi designs available along with realistic replica builds."

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    Yvonne Edwards - February 20, 2017

    "Perfect, I loved that I was able to design my own plane. This simulator made me feel very engaged and like I was really flying. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a flight simulator. The graphics are beautiful"

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    Evelyn Carroll - January 30, 2017

    "Steampowered.com is a wonderful resource that I have used for flight simulator games. They have video tutorials, as well as different software and games available on their website. I found it extremely helpful."

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    Stacey Day - January 3, 2017

    "SimplePlanes is a great simulated plane game. From building the plane to flying it, it's so realistic you think you're actually there."

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    Norman Wilson - February 8, 2017

    "I love Simpleplanes. It is a great flight simulator. "

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    Frances Lee - January 7, 2017

    "Simpleplanes was really fun! I was looking for a windows flight simulator game when I found it, and I'm glad that it was the one I decided to go for. If you just want to do the flight simulator, you can download tons of pre-built planes for free to try, or you can build your own and test them out. There is a lot of variety in the pre-built planes, with fictional and sci-fi designs available along with realistic replica builds."

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    Ann Harmon - January 7, 2017

    "Flight Simulators are my favorite type of game to play. I have really been enjoying Freespace 2 a spaceship flight simulator for windows. It's fun to play and works on my windows devices." Read more

    Comments about "Freespace 2" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Ann Harmon - January 7, 2017

      "Flight Simulators are my favorite type of game to play. I have really been enjoying Freespace 2 a spaceship flight simulator for windows. It's fun to play and works on my windows devices."

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      Grace Gregory - January 30, 2017

      "A nice flight simulator for Windows that is set in the future after an apocalyptic war. If you've ever wanted to shoot down an alien space ship, look no further."

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      Cecil May - January 28, 2017

      "Ohh, looks like fun! Graphics are great!"

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    Ann Harmon - January 7, 2017

    "Flight Simulators are my favorite type of game to play. I have really been enjoying Freespace 2 a spaceship flight simulator for windows. It's fun to play and works on my windows devices."

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    Grace Gregory - January 30, 2017

    "A nice flight simulator for Windows that is set in the future after an apocalyptic war. If you've ever wanted to shoot down an alien space ship, look no further."

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    Cecil May - January 28, 2017

    "Ohh, looks like fun! Graphics are great!"

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    Jenny Lee - January 15, 2017

    "The Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance flight simulator is a must for any die hard Star Wars fans! It really makes you feel like you are piloting your own X-Wing in outer space. Even non Star Wars fans will love the impressive and realistic flight simulation of the game." Read more

    Comments about "Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Jenny Lee - January 15, 2017

      "The Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance flight simulator is a must for any die hard Star Wars fans! It really makes you feel like you are piloting your own X-Wing in outer space. Even non Star Wars fans will love the impressive and realistic flight simulation of the game."

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      Donald Murray - January 7, 2017

      "As a big aviation and sci-fi enthusiast I've been looking for a fun flight simulator type game to compliment my serious sims. Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance hits the spot perfectly. I have so much fun pretending like I'm flying around fighting the evil empire."

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      Bernard McMurphy - February 6, 2017

      "This game provides you with a lot of flight mission simulations using different spacecraft, so you can learn new skills. It also give you the option to customize you games based on you skill levels and your game goals."

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      Tanja Spicer - January 21, 2017

      "This is a great game for those that like flight simulator games."

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      Suzanne Peters - January 7, 2017

      "This looks fun but somewhat childish. Not extremely realistic"

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    Jenny Lee - January 15, 2017

    "The Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance flight simulator is a must for any die hard Star Wars fans! It really makes you feel like you are piloting your own X-Wing in outer space. Even non Star Wars fans will love the impressive and realistic flight simulation of the game."

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    Donald Murray - January 7, 2017

    "As a big aviation and sci-fi enthusiast I've been looking for a fun flight simulator type game to compliment my serious sims. Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance hits the spot perfectly. I have so much fun pretending like I'm flying around fighting the evil empire."

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    Bernard McMurphy - February 6, 2017

    "This game provides you with a lot of flight mission simulations using different spacecraft, so you can learn new skills. It also give you the option to customize you games based on you skill levels and your game goals."

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    Tanja Spicer - January 21, 2017

    "This is a great game for those that like flight simulator games."

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    Suzanne Peters - January 7, 2017

    "This looks fun but somewhat childish. Not extremely realistic"

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    Steve Webster - January 18, 2017

    "This is awesome! It starts off a little easy, but gets harder and harder. It's definitely worth the money. You can actually learn some real science. " Read more

    Comments about "Kerbal Space Program" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Steve Webster - January 18, 2017

      "This is awesome! It starts off a little easy, but gets harder and harder. It's definitely worth the money. You can actually learn some real science. "

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      Mary Blair - February 4, 2017

      "This game is so creative and fun! I have complete control over all aspects of the game. I love space games and this one allows my imagination to run wild. "

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      Tammy Mckinney - February 16, 2017

      "Its a very entertaining and genuine game, its the best way spend your free time, you will not get disappointment but you will love to play this game."

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      Joe Torres - January 20, 2017

      "Playing Kerbal Space Program teaches many mechanics that exist in the real world. Playing this game can be a very educational experience for all ages."

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    Steve Webster - January 18, 2017

    "This is awesome! It starts off a little easy, but gets harder and harder. It's definitely worth the money. You can actually learn some real science. "

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    Mary Blair - February 4, 2017

    "This game is so creative and fun! I have complete control over all aspects of the game. I love space games and this one allows my imagination to run wild. "

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    Tammy Mckinney - February 16, 2017

    "Its a very entertaining and genuine game, its the best way spend your free time, you will not get disappointment but you will love to play this game."

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    Joe Torres - January 20, 2017

    "Playing Kerbal Space Program teaches many mechanics that exist in the real world. Playing this game can be a very educational experience for all ages."

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    Jane Franklin - January 25, 2017

    "With so many add ons this game is great for flight simulator fanatics like myself! I've spent 100s of hours playing this game because it is so realistic and fun." Read more

    Comments about "Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Jane Franklin - January 25, 2017

      "With so many add ons this game is great for flight simulator fanatics like myself! I've spent 100s of hours playing this game because it is so realistic and fun."

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      Marjorie Holmes - January 20, 2017

      "It's a fun game. Its realistic, fun and a good simulator. Using the mouse is almost impossible. I use a controller because you can control the plane better. It's a game I would play to wind down after a day's of work."

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      Cathy Lords - January 12, 2017

      "This is one of the best flight simulators I have come across. I love the quality graphics and realism incorporated into this game."

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      Stephanie Armstrong - January 11, 2017

      "I like the great graphics and feel of flying in this game. The price is a bit steep but worth it if you play for hours and hours. It's great to help relax and kill some time."

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      Geraldine Murphy - January 9, 2017

      "Steam is a great place to get games and judging by the video examples of game play, this would easily make me happy to play. The graphics are excellent and appear smooth. I have no doubt this would solve my problem of finding flight simulator games for Windows."

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    Jane Franklin - January 25, 2017

    "With so many add ons this game is great for flight simulator fanatics like myself! I've spent 100s of hours playing this game because it is so realistic and fun."

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    Marjorie Holmes - January 20, 2017

    "It's a fun game. Its realistic, fun and a good simulator. Using the mouse is almost impossible. I use a controller because you can control the plane better. It's a game I would play to wind down after a day's of work."

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    Cathy Lords - January 12, 2017

    "This is one of the best flight simulators I have come across. I love the quality graphics and realism incorporated into this game."

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    Stephanie Armstrong - January 11, 2017

    "I like the great graphics and feel of flying in this game. The price is a bit steep but worth it if you play for hours and hours. It's great to help relax and kill some time."

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    Geraldine Murphy - January 9, 2017

    "Steam is a great place to get games and judging by the video examples of game play, this would easily make me happy to play. The graphics are excellent and appear smooth. I have no doubt this would solve my problem of finding flight simulator games for Windows."

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    Kyle Mcdonald - January 5, 2017

    "IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 is a really fun game that puts you back into 1946 and flying in battles! It's one of the best flight sims out there. The graphics are really good too, it really makes you feel like you are in the plane and going to battle with other planes." Read more

    Comments about "IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Kyle Mcdonald - January 5, 2017

      "IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 is a really fun game that puts you back into 1946 and flying in battles! It's one of the best flight sims out there. The graphics are really good too, it really makes you feel like you are in the plane and going to battle with other planes."

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      Esther Cho - January 20, 2017

      "This is by far the best flight simulator game I've ever owned. It has great maps, new campaigns and almost 200 fantastic missions. I wish I had gotten this before spending money on anything else. My only problem now is I don't want to do anything except play it!"

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      Melanie Webb - January 7, 2017

      "A lot of fun and super realistic!"

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    Kyle Mcdonald - January 5, 2017

    "IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 is a really fun game that puts you back into 1946 and flying in battles! It's one of the best flight sims out there. The graphics are really good too, it really makes you feel like you are in the plane and going to battle with other planes."

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    Esther Cho - January 20, 2017

    "This is by far the best flight simulator game I've ever owned. It has great maps, new campaigns and almost 200 fantastic missions. I wish I had gotten this before spending money on anything else. My only problem now is I don't want to do anything except play it!"

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    Melanie Webb - January 7, 2017

    "A lot of fun and super realistic!"

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    Audrey Crawford - January 23, 2017

    "The graphics are outstanding and realistic. I'm definitely looking forward to my adventure." Read more

    Comments about "Evochron Mercenary" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Audrey Crawford - January 23, 2017

      "The graphics are outstanding and realistic. I'm definitely looking forward to my adventure."

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      Marion Fields - February 11, 2017

      "I had a blast playing Evochron. It's a great space flight simulator with great reviews."

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      Geraldine Carroll - January 21, 2017

      "What fun this is to me! I see virtual gaming at it's best here!"

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    Audrey Crawford - January 23, 2017

    "The graphics are outstanding and realistic. I'm definitely looking forward to my adventure."

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    Marion Fields - February 11, 2017

    "I had a blast playing Evochron. It's a great space flight simulator with great reviews."

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    Geraldine Carroll - January 21, 2017

    "What fun this is to me! I see virtual gaming at it's best here!"

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    Pedro Jimenez - February 4, 2017

    "What a relief it was to find this Special Edition of Star Wars: X-Wing. This version has excellent sound effects and digital tricks. Suitable for hours of play; a real treat!" Read more

    Comments about "Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Pedro Jimenez - February 4, 2017

      "What a relief it was to find this Special Edition of Star Wars: X-Wing. This version has excellent sound effects and digital tricks. Suitable for hours of play; a real treat!"

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      Troy Dennis - January 18, 2017

      "This game is described as a "classic" by many. It's graphics, storyline, and action are sure to provide endless hours of entertainment. "

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      Charlene Wheeler - February 11, 2017

      "This is a great game at an even better price. Plenty of good reviews and it's a lot of fun to play. Glad I played this."

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    Pedro Jimenez - February 4, 2017

    "What a relief it was to find this Special Edition of Star Wars: X-Wing. This version has excellent sound effects and digital tricks. Suitable for hours of play; a real treat!"

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    Troy Dennis - January 18, 2017

    "This game is described as a "classic" by many. It's graphics, storyline, and action are sure to provide endless hours of entertainment. "

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    Charlene Wheeler - February 11, 2017

    "This is a great game at an even better price. Plenty of good reviews and it's a lot of fun to play. Glad I played this."

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    Jeremy Davidson - January 21, 2017

    "This really helped my skills with piloting a plane. You get to figure out all of your tactical moves on how you will get the enemy. It taught me a lot about history of these planes. My shooting skills improved as well because you should plan for each move." Read more

    Comments about "Red Baron Pack" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Jeremy Davidson - January 21, 2017

      "This really helped my skills with piloting a plane. You get to figure out all of your tactical moves on how you will get the enemy. It taught me a lot about history of these planes. My shooting skills improved as well because you should plan for each move."

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      Marco Aguirre - January 19, 2017

      "This a game that simulates flying a WWI bi-plane. The price for this game is fair enough at less than $10.00. This looks like an okay game to play around with."

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      Susan Wood - January 26, 2017

      "This game is a great classic. I didn't know they still sold it but I'm glad they do, now to get my old flight sick."

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      Brenda Arguelles - January 6, 2017

      "This seems like a good fit and is a relevant game."

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      Josh Krieger - February 20, 2017

      "A trip down memory lane! I loved these games as a kid and I still love them today! So much fun!!"

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    Jeremy Davidson - January 21, 2017

    "This really helped my skills with piloting a plane. You get to figure out all of your tactical moves on how you will get the enemy. It taught me a lot about history of these planes. My shooting skills improved as well because you should plan for each move."

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    Marco Aguirre - January 19, 2017

    "This a game that simulates flying a WWI bi-plane. The price for this game is fair enough at less than $10.00. This looks like an okay game to play around with."

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    Susan Wood - January 26, 2017

    "This game is a great classic. I didn't know they still sold it but I'm glad they do, now to get my old flight sick."

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    Brenda Arguelles - January 6, 2017

    "This seems like a good fit and is a relevant game."

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    Josh Krieger - February 20, 2017

    "A trip down memory lane! I loved these games as a kid and I still love them today! So much fun!!"

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    Kelly Russell - January 19, 2017

    "This game is really fun! I'm not a big video game person, but this was fun and easy to play. I did think the graphic were a little grainy." Read more

    Comments about "Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Kelly Russell - January 19, 2017

      "This game is really fun! I'm not a big video game person, but this was fun and easy to play. I did think the graphic were a little grainy."

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      Jarvis Lang - February 2, 2017

      "I see this as great gift or treat yourself purchase if you or someone you know loves Star Wars. I recommend this special Fighter Edition because it is one of a kind."

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      Cathy Franklin - February 10, 2017

      "With the right controls this game is definitely fun for all ages. If I like it then anyone will."

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      Clara Thornton - January 1, 2017

      "I really enjoyed this game. It's difficult, and obviously outdated, but I still had tons of fun!"

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      Norman Tate - February 14, 2017

      "This game is very entertaining and easy to play. When you have free tine is the best friend to stay with"

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    Kelly Russell - January 19, 2017

    "This game is really fun! I'm not a big video game person, but this was fun and easy to play. I did think the graphic were a little grainy."

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    Jarvis Lang - February 2, 2017

    "I see this as great gift or treat yourself purchase if you or someone you know loves Star Wars. I recommend this special Fighter Edition because it is one of a kind."

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    Cathy Franklin - February 10, 2017

    "With the right controls this game is definitely fun for all ages. If I like it then anyone will."

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    Clara Thornton - January 1, 2017

    "I really enjoyed this game. It's difficult, and obviously outdated, but I still had tons of fun!"

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    Norman Tate - February 14, 2017

    "This game is very entertaining and easy to play. When you have free tine is the best friend to stay with"

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    Gregory Walton - February 17, 2017

    "I love gaming. I don't do it often, but when I do you know its a fun game to play. I found NIGHTHAWK STEALTH FIGHTER while looking for action/flying genre games and decided to give it a try. It was very in-depth, action-packed, and overall very enjoyable. You will go..." Read more

    Comments about "F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Gregory Walton - February 17, 2017

      "I love gaming. I don't do it often, but when I do you know its a fun game to play. I found NIGHTHAWK STEALTH FIGHTER while looking for action/flying genre games and decided to give it a try. It was very in-depth, action-packed, and overall very enjoyable. You will go through tons of missions and different story lines."

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      Ron Simmons - January 31, 2017

      "A fun, highly rated flight simulator that works on both Windows and Linux. The graphics are basic and have a fun retro feel to it, and while the only plane available to fly is the F-117A Nighthawk, the game is definitely fun for someone who wants to waste away from time with a flight simulator."

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      Blake Gilmour - January 21, 2017

      "Certainly the most thrilling and exciting flight simulator out there. Loved playing each bit of it as it is adventurous trying to hide from the enemy radar, attacking with precision and haunting them. I just love it."

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      Sally Bishop - February 19, 2017

      "I get a little bored at home just watching tv. I was looking for a fun game to play. This is certainly fun, and it's very immersive."

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      Bobby Curry - January 15, 2017

      "Fun fighter pilot flight sim. Reminds me of the old ATF games from back in the day. $6 is not too bad this little simulator."

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    Gregory Walton - February 17, 2017

    "I love gaming. I don't do it often, but when I do you know its a fun game to play. I found NIGHTHAWK STEALTH FIGHTER while looking for action/flying genre games and decided to give it a try. It was very in-depth, action-packed, and overall very enjoyable. You will go through tons of missions and different story lines."

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    Ron Simmons - January 31, 2017

    "A fun, highly rated flight simulator that works on both Windows and Linux. The graphics are basic and have a fun retro feel to it, and while the only plane available to fly is the F-117A Nighthawk, the game is definitely fun for someone who wants to waste away from time with a flight simulator."

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    Blake Gilmour - January 21, 2017

    "Certainly the most thrilling and exciting flight simulator out there. Loved playing each bit of it as it is adventurous trying to hide from the enemy radar, attacking with precision and haunting them. I just love it."

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    Sally Bishop - February 19, 2017

    "I get a little bored at home just watching tv. I was looking for a fun game to play. This is certainly fun, and it's very immersive."

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    Bobby Curry - January 15, 2017

    "Fun fighter pilot flight sim. Reminds me of the old ATF games from back in the day. $6 is not too bad this little simulator."

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    Dani Nakamura - January 1, 2017

    "LOVE THIS GAME - I can't stop playing it. It's so much fun, and I wish I had more time in the day, just so I could play it more. 5 STARS!" Read more

    Comments about "Star Wars: X-Wing vs Tie Fighter" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Dani Nakamura - January 1, 2017

      "LOVE THIS GAME - I can't stop playing it. It's so much fun, and I wish I had more time in the day, just so I could play it more. 5 STARS!"

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      Rita Daniels - January 8, 2017

      "If you need a flight simulator game you can pick p Star Wars: X-Wing vs Tie Fighter and use it to help in the simulation and have fun at the same time. "

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      Matthew Chambers - January 17, 2017

      "I've always loved Star Wars. I've also always loved flight sim games. While the graphics aren't the best, this really is one of the better combinations of the two genres. "

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    Dani Nakamura - January 1, 2017

    "LOVE THIS GAME - I can't stop playing it. It's so much fun, and I wish I had more time in the day, just so I could play it more. 5 STARS!"

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    Rita Daniels - January 8, 2017

    "If you need a flight simulator game you can pick p Star Wars: X-Wing vs Tie Fighter and use it to help in the simulation and have fun at the same time. "

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    Matthew Chambers - January 17, 2017

    "I've always loved Star Wars. I've also always loved flight sim games. While the graphics aren't the best, this really is one of the better combinations of the two genres. "

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    Mike Guajardo - January 11, 2017

    "I am somewhat dissatisfied with the Star Trek:Starfleet Academy game. The game had great reviews, but I just do not think it is worth paying $5.99 for. " Read more

    Comments about "Star Trek: Starfleet Academy" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Mike Guajardo - January 11, 2017

      "I am somewhat dissatisfied with the Star Trek:Starfleet Academy game. The game had great reviews, but I just do not think it is worth paying $5.99 for. "

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      Brian Chambers - January 27, 2017

      "I wouldn't necessarily recommend Star Trek: Starfleet Academy if you're looking for a quality flight simulator game. While fun, there are some better ones I have seen."

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      Russell Wade - February 3, 2017

      "I don't know that I'd call this a flight simulator as much as a space combat simulator. To me, when I think of flight sims I think of MS Flight Simulator and Falcon 3. This game falls more in line with games like Wing Commander and Elite Dangerous. "

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      Hugh Cole - February 4, 2017

      "I found it to be both entertaining and challenging. A great simulator for us Star Trek lovers who have always wanted to join the academy. "

    MG

    Mike Guajardo - January 11, 2017

    "I am somewhat dissatisfied with the Star Trek:Starfleet Academy game. The game had great reviews, but I just do not think it is worth paying $5.99 for. "

    BC

    Brian Chambers - January 27, 2017

    "I wouldn't necessarily recommend Star Trek: Starfleet Academy if you're looking for a quality flight simulator game. While fun, there are some better ones I have seen."

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    Russell Wade - February 3, 2017

    "I don't know that I'd call this a flight simulator as much as a space combat simulator. To me, when I think of flight sims I think of MS Flight Simulator and Falcon 3. This game falls more in line with games like Wing Commander and Elite Dangerous. "

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    Hugh Cole - February 4, 2017

    "I found it to be both entertaining and challenging. A great simulator for us Star Trek lovers who have always wanted to join the academy. "

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    Tyrone Reed - February 11, 2017

    "When I went looking for a flight simulator game, I was originally looking for something with planes, but this sounded fun so I decided to check it out. Overall it was pretty fun. The level of detail in the environments was really impressive, but I've been told that some of..." Read more

    Comments about "Take on Helicopters Bundle" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Tyrone Reed - February 11, 2017

      "When I went looking for a flight simulator game, I was originally looking for something with planes, but this sounded fun so I decided to check it out. Overall it was pretty fun. The level of detail in the environments was really impressive, but I've been told that some of the helicopter physics aren't entirely realistic, which was kind of disappointing to hear. There was a bit of a learning curve at first but it didn't take long to figure out what I was doing. And I really liked that it has a multiplayer option! While it isn't my absolute favorite flight sim ever, I do enjoy flying around (and crashing into) my friends."

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      Edna Hart - January 25, 2017

      "Flight simulators are some of the best games on windows and my favorite is Take on Helicopters Bundle. This game is so interactive and really draws you in. It doesn't get old, you can play for hours. The graphics are really good."

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      Glen Harrison - February 21, 2017

      "Awesome Helicopter flight simulator. If you ever wanted to know what its like to fly this would work. Works on windows"

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    Tyrone Reed - February 11, 2017

    "When I went looking for a flight simulator game, I was originally looking for something with planes, but this sounded fun so I decided to check it out. Overall it was pretty fun. The level of detail in the environments was really impressive, but I've been told that some of the helicopter physics aren't entirely realistic, which was kind of disappointing to hear. There was a bit of a learning curve at first but it didn't take long to figure out what I was doing. And I really liked that it has a multiplayer option! While it isn't my absolute favorite flight sim ever, I do enjoy flying around (and crashing into) my friends."

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    Edna Hart - January 25, 2017

    "Flight simulators are some of the best games on windows and my favorite is Take on Helicopters Bundle. This game is so interactive and really draws you in. It doesn't get old, you can play for hours. The graphics are really good."

    GH

    Glen Harrison - February 21, 2017

    "Awesome Helicopter flight simulator. If you ever wanted to know what its like to fly this would work. Works on windows"

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    Vanessa Defoe - January 11, 2017

    "Jon Kabat-Zinns' books are chock full of instructions, theory for developing mindfulness. According to Zinn mindfulness is the state of being in the here and now free of the concerns of the past and the future. Maybe I can sum it up this way. I was here and now and the my..." Read more

    Comments about "X-Plane 10" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Vanessa Defoe - January 11, 2017

      "Jon Kabat-Zinns' books are chock full of instructions, theory for developing mindfulness. According to Zinn mindfulness is the state of being in the here and now free of the concerns of the past and the future. Maybe I can sum it up this way. I was here and now and the my worries about what was coming next and my memories of what happened in the past faded into the background. I just let them go."

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      Barton Caldwell - January 24, 2017

      "This is the best flight simulator by far! I have used many different types, but this one is by far one of the most realistic ones out there. The graphics can be customized and imagees are total realistic. It even keeps my little brother busy when he is over!"

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      Bessie Burke - January 19, 2017

      "I have used X-Plane 10. It is a flight simulator games for Windows. It takes you to new height. Hold on to your seat because it looks like you are flying. It is the most have game for this year. "

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      Curtis Warren - February 4, 2017

      "X-Plane 10 is a realistic flight simulator that makes you feel like you're piloting an actual plane. While it succeeds as a simulator, it's graphics are outdated. "

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      Pete Waters - January 14, 2017

      "I started playing "X-Plane 10" and have not been dissapointed with this flight simulator."

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    Vanessa Defoe - January 11, 2017

    "Jon Kabat-Zinns' books are chock full of instructions, theory for developing mindfulness. According to Zinn mindfulness is the state of being in the here and now free of the concerns of the past and the future. Maybe I can sum it up this way. I was here and now and the my worries about what was coming next and my memories of what happened in the past faded into the background. I just let them go."

    BC

    Barton Caldwell - January 24, 2017

    "This is the best flight simulator by far! I have used many different types, but this one is by far one of the most realistic ones out there. The graphics can be customized and imagees are total realistic. It even keeps my little brother busy when he is over!"

    BB

    Bessie Burke - January 19, 2017

    "I have used X-Plane 10. It is a flight simulator games for Windows. It takes you to new height. Hold on to your seat because it looks like you are flying. It is the most have game for this year. "

    CW

    Curtis Warren - February 4, 2017

    "X-Plane 10 is a realistic flight simulator that makes you feel like you're piloting an actual plane. While it succeeds as a simulator, it's graphics are outdated. "

    PW

    Pete Waters - January 14, 2017

    "I started playing "X-Plane 10" and have not been dissapointed with this flight simulator."

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    Windows

    Free - Includes micropayments

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    Linda Leonard - January 2, 2017

    "This game is super fun! If you like flying simulators, this one is a great choice. The graphics are awesome, and you really feel summursed in the whole expierence." Read more

    Comments about "DCS World" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Linda Leonard - January 2, 2017

      "This game is super fun! If you like flying simulators, this one is a great choice. The graphics are awesome, and you really feel summursed in the whole expierence."

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      Bob Crawford - February 7, 2017

      "I bought DCS World a few days ago and am still having a blast. I've been looking for a new flight sim since Microsoft have been rather idle in serving that niche for awhile. This definitely satisfied my interests in a new Flight Sim."

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      Theresa Powers - January 14, 2017

      "I was looking for flight games to play on my PC and this one was amazing. DCS World gives great environments, many different conditions, and pretty good graphics to simulate realism. It has been a ton of fun to play."

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      Doris Horton - January 22, 2017

      "This game has given me practice as a pilot. It feels like you are one in the cockpit fighting off our enemies. I would use this to train our troops to give them practice. Very realistic."

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      Luis Cummings - February 6, 2017

      "One of the easiest digital combat simulators on the market, DCS world will help you sharpen your skills in this free play platform. Based in the Steam world of gaming, DCS World offers even the most novice of players the skills requisite of an online gamer."

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    Linda Leonard - January 2, 2017

    "This game is super fun! If you like flying simulators, this one is a great choice. The graphics are awesome, and you really feel summursed in the whole expierence."

    BC

    Bob Crawford - February 7, 2017

    "I bought DCS World a few days ago and am still having a blast. I've been looking for a new flight sim since Microsoft have been rather idle in serving that niche for awhile. This definitely satisfied my interests in a new Flight Sim."

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    Theresa Powers - January 14, 2017

    "I was looking for flight games to play on my PC and this one was amazing. DCS World gives great environments, many different conditions, and pretty good graphics to simulate realism. It has been a ton of fun to play."

    DH

    Doris Horton - January 22, 2017

    "This game has given me practice as a pilot. It feels like you are one in the cockpit fighting off our enemies. I would use this to train our troops to give them practice. Very realistic."

    LC

    Luis Cummings - February 6, 2017

    "One of the easiest digital combat simulators on the market, DCS world will help you sharpen your skills in this free play platform. Based in the Steam world of gaming, DCS World offers even the most novice of players the skills requisite of an online gamer."

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    Jay George - January 26, 2017

    "Highly sophisticated and totally immersed. I felt as if I was legitimately in control of and inside this powerful space ship. " Read more

    Comments about "Independence War Deluxe" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Jay George - January 26, 2017

      "Highly sophisticated and totally immersed. I felt as if I was legitimately in control of and inside this powerful space ship. "

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      Leon Harris - January 2, 2017

      "I definitely think that Independence War Deluxe fits the bill. It's a well reviewed flight simulator/sci fi game for the PC. It looks very technical and complex, which is something a lot of people look for in a flight simulator. "

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      Chris Harrison - January 20, 2017

      "This is a well-reviewed game but I found it kind of basic. It is fun to play but the graphic are not detailed. I would expect something more advanced for Windows."

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      Micheal Fleming - January 23, 2017

      "This game would be great for my son. I like the pricing options to purchase either the single game or series. There is also a money back guarantee."

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      Benny Garza - January 26, 2017

      "It's a fun game but dated graphics"

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    Jay George - January 26, 2017

    "Highly sophisticated and totally immersed. I felt as if I was legitimately in control of and inside this powerful space ship. "

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    Leon Harris - January 2, 2017

    "I definitely think that Independence War Deluxe fits the bill. It's a well reviewed flight simulator/sci fi game for the PC. It looks very technical and complex, which is something a lot of people look for in a flight simulator. "

    CH

    Chris Harrison - January 20, 2017

    "This is a well-reviewed game but I found it kind of basic. It is fun to play but the graphic are not detailed. I would expect something more advanced for Windows."

    MF

    Micheal Fleming - January 23, 2017

    "This game would be great for my son. I like the pricing options to purchase either the single game or series. There is also a money back guarantee."

    BG

    Benny Garza - January 26, 2017

    "It's a fun game but dated graphics"

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    Ralph Foster - January 13, 2017

    "The scenery is very realistic with a smooth "aviation" feel. The instructional content is very helpful and the missions are fun. The flying experience is superior to Flight Simulator. The learning potential from this platform is unlimited. " Read more

    Comments about "Dovetail Games Flight School" as one of the best Flight simulator games for windows

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      Ralph Foster - January 13, 2017

      "The scenery is very realistic with a smooth "aviation" feel. The instructional content is very helpful and the missions are fun. The flying experience is superior to Flight Simulator. The learning potential from this platform is unlimited. "

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      Russell Johns - January 26, 2017

      "I love the PC Windows Game Dovetail Games Flight School because its so realistic, the graphics are excellent. With challenging, immersive, interactive mission, really makes your gaining knowledge I could even use in the real world. "

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      Carolyn Hanson - January 20, 2017

      "I learned more than I thought possible from the Dovetail Flight School. It is an excellent flight simulator, and it's fun too. "

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      Rebecca Riley - February 4, 2017

      "This game made me feel immersed in flying a plane. I had so much fun and it was a great learning experience on how it feels to fly a plane."

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      Ben Tyler - February 3, 2017

      "Dovetail is a fun simulation game with lots of missions. It also has a dashboard that keeps track of my progress and helps me to improve each time. "

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    Ralph Foster - January 13, 2017

    "The scenery is very realistic with a smooth "aviation" feel. The instructional content is very helpful and the missions are fun. The flying experience is superior to Flight Simulator. The learning potential from this platform is unlimited. "

    RJ

    Russell Johns - January 26, 2017

    "I love the PC Windows Game Dovetail Games Flight School because its so realistic, the graphics are excellent. With challenging, immersive, interactive mission, really makes your gaining knowledge I could even use in the real world. "

    CH

    Carolyn Hanson - January 20, 2017

    "I learned more than I thought possible from the Dovetail Flight School. It is an excellent flight simulator, and it's fun too. "

    RR

    Rebecca Riley - February 4, 2017

    "This game made me feel immersed in flying a plane. I had so much fun and it was a great learning experience on how it feels to fly a plane."

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    Ben Tyler - February 3, 2017

    "Dovetail is a fun simulation game with lots of missions. It also has a dashboard that keeps track of my progress and helps me to improve each time. "

Summary

Best flight simulator games for Windows
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Elite: Dangerous Software 1107 Paid
2 X3: Reunion Software 1064 Paid
3 Simpleplanes Software 1026 Paid
4 Freespace 2 Software 991 Paid
5 Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Software 958 Paid
6 Kerbal Space Program Software 917 Paid
7 Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition Software 876 Paid
8 IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 Software 840 Paid
9 Evochron Mercenary Software 803 Paid
10 Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition Software 772 Paid