2020 was a successful year for flight simulators, people were looking for something to fly with might and main. There are plenty of options: War Thunder, X Plane 11, Microsoft Flight Simulator and much more. But the question is, which ones are the best?
This list could include many contenders, from simple flights to flight simulators and exciting battles. I did it easier and decided to make a selection in which everyone will find something for themselves. That is, I'm not just throwing a top of the game about war, but I'll tell you about extraordinary simulators, each of which creates the effect of presence in its own way. By screws!
Microsoft Flight Simulator
As you know, Microsoft has successfully mastered the genres of simulators, tycoons, and some others. And in Microsoft Flight Simulator, you really feel like a pilot. This is a completely realistic simulator with excellent graphics and a mesmerizing atmosphere..
More importantly, there is now support for virtual reality. So if you're looking for a credible experience, go for a VR headset. There will be a lot of impressions. Of course, content is divided into paid and free.
Choose a convenient way to control and go ahead, demonstrate your skills. Depending on them, the problems you face will differ. Someone will find it difficult to break away from the runway, and someone will find it difficult to land on it..
Extreme Landings are rightfully included in this list. The game boasts realistic graphics and many interesting tasks, which makes it very addicting. What is the point: first you have one plane and you need to take off from one place and land in another. At the same time, various difficulties will arise, from mechanical problems to difficult weather conditions with winds and storms. There is a career mode in which you can play as a pilot by leveling up. The higher it is, the more difficult the tasks will be.
The game was released on all major platforms. There will be only one plane in the free version. Those who want to unlock other options will have to pay. As a result, it is an excellent game with realistic situations and controls..
Digital Combat Simulator World
Looking for something more dynamic? Digital Combat Simulator , with realistic graphics and lots of action, will quench your thirst for action. The game has several modes, including single and multiplayer. You can choose a campaign mode, create missions yourself or go through existing ones. You will not be bored on the flight.
This is not just a simulator, but rather a fighting game about airplanes. You will have to fight both ground and air opponents. DCS is a must for anyone looking to experience the frantic melee rage. There is a training mode, and it is useful - to get used to the fascinating world of this combat simulator, you will have to practice.
The game is absolutely free, you can get as many planes, maps and other content as you want without spending a dime.
Flight mode in Google Earth could have made it to our top, but it's not really a game or a simulator. You can just fly back and forth a little there. Therefore, Flight Gear is a better fit for this list. If in the games, the action of which takes place on earth, there is an "open world", then here there is an "open sky".
Taking into account the simple interface, it is not difficult to understand the program. You can construct models yourself, test various scenarios, and even modify them to see how the created model will behave. You can modify existing aircraft and test them in flight conditions.
The controls are also quite realistic. You will learn how to take off and land. The simulator is fun and at the same time extremely reliable. More importantly, there are versions for any platform, so you don't have to worry about compatibility. Without a doubt, one of the best simulation games on our list.
PicaSim is not as powerful as the other members of the list. Basically, this is a more casual version of Flight Simulator. The game, so to speak, is gusty - just right for flying on radio-controlled airplanes and gliders. There are versions for Android, iOS and Windows. The simulator is quite simple and absolutely free, although you can transfer some amount to its development.
A wide range of aircraft models and static landscapes are presented. Maps for 3D simulation are also sufficient. In general, the choice is quite large. The game starts quickly without loading the system. If you are not an enthusiast and just want to fly a device, be sure to try PicaSim.