Flight Simulator X

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

The latest Flight Simulator game is the best yet.

Windows 2006

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 18 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Not as bad as other parents say it is

If you watch out for people on the chat or just turn off chat completely this is a really good experience for kids and is a recommendation if they are interested in this type of stuff.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 8+


I disagree with the fact that this is not for kids because it is too hard. I am an actual pilot. This "game" is very sophisticated. But: I know that my son is obsessed with airplanes. I gave him this for christmas when he was 9. He is 12 now, and he flies the PMDG 777 I bought him very well, using the FMC, lnav rnav ils everything! He was 9 and could fly planes! I will just say that this is for any age, if your child likes planes.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: October 18, 2006
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Everyone
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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