Microsoft Flight Simulator
Maximum PC|December 2020
No snakes on these planes
IAN EVENDEN

ELEVEN GAMES into a series that began in 1982 (and has its roots in 1976), and Microsoft has struck absolute gold. More of a hobby in itself than a game, Flight Simulator scratches the dream of flight that’s itched at the back of your skull since you first saw a huge passenger jet lumber into the air from the freeway near LAX.

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