What are the best free flight simulator games?

Looking for a flight simulator game but you don't know what to choose? We have listed the best free flight simulator games. Just pick any from this list and become the pilot for thrilling flight experience. Also, don't forget to leave a comment to help out 盛暉 黃 decide what to choose. 

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    #1Blue Angels Aerobatic Flight Simulator

    Blue Angels Aerobatic Flight Simulator

    Blue Angels Aerobatic Flight Simulator is a video game developed and distributed by RORTOS. This is a simulation game where the player will become part of the Blue Angels Team experiencing flights at 400mph. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4, iOS

    Free

    Brandon Hicks
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "Thsi is a pretty decent sim on iOS which can be played for free and I must say I enjoy playing this game during long rides. If you want the full version then you can opt for that one too. "
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    #2War Thunder

    War Thunder

    War Thunder is a free-to-play flight simulator game available in cross-platform formats developed by Gaijin Entertainment. This game is based on combined arms battles on air, land, and sea wherein you will take control of vehicles. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ralph Campbell
    Written on July 26, 2019
    "this free flight simulator is the best imho. what i like about this is that it is set during the WWII making its game story be about war . And not just that it is an online multiplayer game wherein battles will have you to play against 16 players. "
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    #3YSFlight

    YSFlight

    YSFlight is a flight simulator game developed by Soji Yamakawa in 1999 for Windows, OS X and Linux-based operating systems. This game comes with 16 default maps which include a range of real-life maps and fictitious maps. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Jerry Ward
    Written on July 26, 2019
    "YSFlight might be an old game and hasn't evolved much since it started but i dont think that is such a bad thing though. this free flight simulator for pc offers a robust set of built in features which i like. "

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

A flight simulator is a system either software or hardware, which is capable of simulating the environment of an aircraft for a pilot. Flight simulation is often used for a variety of reasons. This includes flight training, design, and development of the aircraft, research into its characteristics and other purposes.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know flight simulation games have been around in the late '70s after electrical engineer Bruce Artwick introduced the Microsoft Flight Simulator on the 8-bit Apple II? And as the PC processing power advanced, flight simulators became increasingly realistic. It has let users experience what it's like to be a pilot from the comfort of their homes. Unfortunately, this game genre has been somewhat neglected in recent years. But, Microsoft has announced a new installment on its long-running Microsoft Flight Simulator series. This will be the first since the 2006's Flight Simulator X. The new version will come out sometime in 2020. Moreover, it will have an impressive visual as a result of Microsoft's Azure artificial intelligence and satellite imagery. This means the whole gaming experience will be in a realistic world with detailed and stunning aircraft. Microsoft says consumers will be able to play the new version using Xbox Game Pass. Although the price for the updated product hasn't been revealed yet. However, it looks like Microsoft might struggle to generate much excitement on this although they popularized it. That's because consumers have moved onto smartphones and their attention spans have shortened. Perhaps, the company might just reinvigorate the genre and urge more studios to make new flight simulator games

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    #4FighterWing 2 Flight Simulator

    FighterWing 2 Flight Simulator

    FighterWing 2 Flight Simulator is a mobile game application which is a realistic combat flight simulator wherein you will learn to virtually improve your flying skills and flight maneuvers to become a WWII pilot legend. 

    Games

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Andy Zhu
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "I wish this game would have more planes. So far I've mastered all available planes in this sim and I want to fly more planes."
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    #5DCS World

    DCS World

    DCS World, also known as Digital Combat Simulator World, is a free flight simulator game developed by Eagle Dynamics. This game also considered as a combat flight simulator as it includes campaigns and missions.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Andrés Ochoa
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "I'm still going back to the earlier version of DCS World because it's more appealing for me. Had struggled playing this version because the map didn't work on me when I tried downloading it from the website. 1.5 is more convenient imo"
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    #6Flight Pilot Simulator

    Flight Pilot Simulator

    Flight Pilot Simulator is a flight simulator mobile game application with 3D graphics and animations. The game also offers different mission types such as emergencies, rescue missions, rough landings, fires, and races.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jacqueline Brown
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "This flight sim is super addicting! The most realistic sim I've seen on Android so far. Doesn't even require wifi and I can play this anywhere. I play this during commute and I keep on improving each time."
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    #7Longbow 2

    Longbow 2

    Jane's Longbow 2 is a combat and flight simulation video game first released by Electronic Arts in 1997 for Windows PC. Developed by Origin Systems, it was the sequel to Jane's Combat Simulations AH-64D.

    Games

    Windows

    Check price

    Ben Li
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "Longbow's controls is the most realistic simulator representation for me. I have played this game ever since I was 7 and I still enjoyed playing this till now."
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    #8X-Plane 10 Flight Simulator

    X-Plane 10 Flight Simulator

    X-Plane 10 Flight Simulator is a flight simulator that is accessible through different platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. It includes Internet multiplayer, combat missions, emergency scenarios, tutorials, and more.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Andy Ma
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "I like how there's an air traffic controller element in this game especially when landing on a runway. I will keep on playing this."
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    #9DCS World 2.5

    DCS World 2.5

    DCS (Digital Combat Simulator) World 2.5 is an aircraft battlefield simulator game. This free-to-play Windows PC game features military tanks, aircraft, ships, ground vehicles, and other warfare weapons.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Randy Washington
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "I like this version because the ground here look more natural compared to 2.5. This is the version I keep on playing because this is as realistic as it can get. Natural controls and ambient surroundings."
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    #10Absolute RC Plane Sim

    Absolute RC Plane Sim

    Absolute RC Plane Sim is a flight simulator that includes RC drones, boats, and cars, in addition to simulation of RC planes and helicopters. It also features modelers for practice.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Terry Reynolds
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "this app hangs in my phone so im uninstalling this. sad i didnt even get to play this."

Summary

Best What are the best free flight simulator games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Blue Angels Aerobatic Flight SimulatorGames 15 Free
2War ThunderGames 14 Free
3YSFlightGames 11 Free
4FighterWing 2 Flight SimulatorGames 9 Free
5DCS WorldGames 7 Free
6Flight Pilot SimulatorGames 6 Free
7Longbow 2Games 6 Paid
8X-Plane 10 Flight SimulatorGames 3 Free
9DCS World 2.5Games 1 Free
10Absolute RC Plane SimGames -1 Free
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