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List of Simulation Games

X-Plane

X-Plane

Category: Flight Simulator

Developer: Laminat Research (insert link to site)

Publisher: Laminar Research

Price (as of Jan 2018):£54.99

Initial Release: tbc

About
Detailed realistic flight simulator allowing you to fly aircraft across the world.

Graphics
X-Plane 11 has one of the best graphics for a flight simulator, in our opinion in the top 3 easily. High resolution cockpits with accurate switches buttons and dials. Perfectly textured aircraft exteriors and scenery. Lighting is modelled realistically , the graphics are of very high quality.

Sound
A new effects engine and it doesn't disappoint, hear the screaming of the engines on take off and the rumble of the tyres on the tarmac as you land. Sounds are relativistic and well recorded.

Menus and Options
An improvement from X-Plane 10, much better designed which doesn't look so dated. Modern and slick and easy to get from one screen to another.

Gameplay
Simply you fly from one airport to another using various aircraft. Each aircraft has different characteristics such as size , speed and amount of equipment available. The base game includes over 500 airports and landmark scenery for London and Las Vegas. Helicopter flight is in our opinion the best for any non combat simulator, better than FSX or P3D.

Additional Information
64Bit so no issues with memory usage. Makes use of modern day graphics cards to provide stunning visuals. The physics model is accurate and includes prop wash and ground effects. For more on the flight physics read our interview with the creator of X-Plane, Austin Meyer at this link.
Some regard X-plane as the most realistic non combat flight simulator and its easy to see why.
Great support for a variety of controllers and TRACKIR support included.

Summary
Easily in the Top 3 flight simulators of all time, X-Plane by many is regarded as the best flight simulator, other argue it is FSX or P3D . Regardless of the arguments that rage on, there is no question X-plane is definitely one of the best flight simulators for PC.

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