Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 is the cutting edge of flight simulation. Combining a wide selection of aircraft that you can choose to pilot with an innovative weather synchronization scheme, Flight Simulator 2004 provides gamers with a simulation experience that is unmatched by other programs.
The major innovation in Flight Simulator 2004 is its weather system. For the first time in the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, there are local patterns, and three dimensional clouds that form and respond to changes, just like clouds do in the real world. What's more, Flight Simulator 2004 allows users to download realworld weather information and implement it into the game. So, now you can see what it would be like to fly in the weather that is actually occurring outside your house. And if you're unlucky enough to live somewhere where the sun is always shining, you can either use one of the various weather “themes” for a more challenging scenario, or simply download the weather information from a place that is currently experiencing inclement weather.
Flight Simulator 2004 also adds an improvement to previous Flight Simulators' graphic engine, with advanced hardware acceleration support, including the ability to display the game screens across multiple monitors. Also new to Flight Simulator 2004 are expanded ground school classes and topics, to allow newcomers to flight simulation a more easy integration into game.
All of the core features of previous Flight Simulator titles are maintained. The things that made those installments excellent also can be seen in Flight Simulator 2004, such as an accurate 3D mapping of the entire globe to keep the simulation true to life, no matter where you fly, a wide network of airports, and an in depth flight analysis mode. As always, Flight Simulator 2004 allows you to play multiplayer, so you can fly with your friends: perhaps you can try to do some stunt flying!
Whether you are going to fly solo or with a wingman, Flight Simulator 2004 will keep you occupied for many hours to come.