Online Flight Simulator Reviews - The Best Games To Buy
My name is David Carter and I wanted to explain to others how I became hooked on flight simulators and give you a few flight simulator game reviews for you to think about. First of all here is my story and why I love flight simulation games so much.
Up until 5 years ago I served in the Air force. I worked unloading and loading the cargo on and of various vehicles ready for despatch to the various bases in our vicinity. I spent a lot of time in Europe but did my fair share of traveling.
I loved the Air force and my career was going well but something was missing. All I really wanted to do was fly. I had never thought that flight simulator games would do the trick.
I had spoken to my superiors to determine how I could get to do the pilot training. They were all very supportive and guided me in the right direction. I spent all my down time studying aero dynamics, Bernoulli and Venturi's laws and gliding angles so when I could hit the training I was prepared.
When it came time for me to sit my exams to become a pilot, I froze. All my hours of preparation and studying just disappeared and I couldn't complete the exams. I was distraught. All I wanted to do was fly.
I spent the remainder of my career working in the warehouses and whilst I still enjoyed my time there, I couldn't shake the urge to become a pilot but my confidence was so shaken I never put myself forward again.
I left the Air force after many years of happy service and began my civilian life. For a surprise birthday present my wife bought me a flying lesson. I got the opportunity to fly and control a real plane. It was amazing. The feeling of freedom and the adrenaline rush was amazing. It was better than I could have ever imagined and I wanted more.
The trouble with learning to fly privately is purely cost. I simply couldn't afford to continue lessons and by the time I had enough saved for my next one I had forgotten most of what I had already done.
How I Got Into Online Flight Simulator Games
They looked so realistic and offered a real taste of what I was after but been new at this and unsure what to buy I looked for a review website to get a good idea of the best games to suit me but there wasn't many good honest reviews as they were just trying to sell me something instead.
I tried all sorts of online flight simulator games, spent a bit of money on them and I have decided what I think are the best ones on the market. I wanted to build this site to offer you guys my experience and my opinions of what I have found so anyone interested doesn't have to do the leg work. I have written a small review for each one (below) and if you like the sound of it, created a detailed review page for each so you can get a better idea of what flight simulators are out there.
Flight Simulator Plus
This gem costs $49 (US) for the Basic version and $97(US) for the Deluxe version, Flight Simulator Plus offers great realism, a wide range of aircraft to choose from and lots of nice little features makes this one of the best flight simulator experiences I have seen. The flight simulators online features make this a great experience. It does have a wide range of additional features that can be complicated at first to master but once you get to grips with it, and with the additional flight simulators features, you will have hours of fun.
Pro Flight Simulator
For $98.99 (US) or for a limited discounted time $49 (US) this little gem offers lots of great flight simulation experiences. It is a little pricier than some of the other flight simulators (without the discount offers they have) but it looks stunning and plays like a dream.
Flight Pro Sim
What I like about this flight simulator is that for $47 (US) you can get a working flying game and build on it from there. It's a great first timer simulator and the graphics may not be as smooth as others available on the market but with its nice features and the little extras this is one of the best flight simulator games on the market for you to wet your appetite.
Virtual Pilot 3D
Stunning!! That's all I can say. This is the best looking flight simulator in my opinion. $137 (US) but a discount on offer here only $67(US). This game has it all from stunning views to an interactive multiplayer network allowing you this flight simulator to be played with people around the world. With 200 plus aircraft to choose from, this can be overwhelming and it is a little pricey when it's not on offer but as far as flight simulation goes, this is tuff to beat in my mind.
I hope you find my reviews useful. I really enjoyed playing these flight simulators and I hope that you will too! Each review has a star rating of 1 - 5 (5 is the best score) to help you choose the best PC flight simulator game on the market.
If you do have any comments or feedback, please visit our contact page and drop me a line. I would love to hear from you and listen to your flight sim stories.
Until then - Happy Flying.