Total Nerd The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best flight simulator games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated flight simulator games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest flight simulator games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these flight simulator games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging flight simulator games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new flight simulator games.

List features games like Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, Pilotwings, and many more

This list answers the questions, "What are the best flight simulator games?" and "What is the greatest flight simulator game of all time?"
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X-Plane 9 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
X-Plane 9 2008

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21 10
Digital Combat Simulator: A-10... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
Digital Combat Simulator: A-10C Warthog 2011

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28 18
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
2001
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies is a semi-realistic flight simulation developed by Namco for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It is the first in the Ace Combat series to be released for the ...more

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16 7
Jane's WWII Fighters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1998
Jane's WWII Fighters is a World War II era European Theater of Operations Combat flight simulation video game set during the U.S. American termed "Battle of the Bulge" in 1944 and ...more

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17 8
Falcon 4.0: Allied Force is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
2005
Falcon 4.0: Allied Force is an F-16 based combat flight simulator released by Lead Pursuit on 28 June 2005. The game is based around a realistic simulation of the Block 50/52 F-16 Fighting ...more

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26 17
WWII Aces is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
WWII Aces 2008
WWII Aces is a Flight Simulator video game set in World War II for the Wii.

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14 6
Combat Flight Simulator 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
2000
Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater is a 2000 combat flight simulator video game by Microsoft. It's a sequel to Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Series. The game takes place in ...more

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12 5
Harrier Combat Simulator is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
Harrier Combat Simulator 1986
Harrier Combat Simulator is a computer game developed by Mindscape for the Atari ST in 1987 along with the MS-DOS PC and the Commodore 64.

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18 11
1942: The Pacific Air War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1994
1942: The Pacific Air War is a DOS-based combat flight simulation developed and released by MicroProse in 1994. It is based on the U.S. and Japanese Pacific War conflict from 1942 to 1945. The ...more

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10 4
Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1980
Red Baron is an arcade game developed by Atari, Inc and released in 1980. A first-person flight simulator game, the player takes the role of a World War I ace in a biplane fighting on the side ...more

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16 10
Ace Combat 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1999
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere is a semi-realistic flight simulation game made by Namco for the PlayStation game console. The third installment in the Ace Combat series of console flight-simulation ...more

12
10 5
B-17 Flying Fortress is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
2000
B-17 Flying Fortress or B-17 Flying Fortress World War II Bombers in Action is a flight simulation/role-playing video game released in 1992 for DOS on the IBM PC compatible personal computer by ...more

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8 3
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
2004
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War is a semi-realistic flight combat video game for the PlayStation 2. Like other titles in Namco's Ace Combat series, Ace Combat 5 features gameplay that is a mix ...more

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12 7
B-1 Nuclear Bomber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1980
B-1 Nuclear Bomber is a flight simulator game based on piloting a B-1 Lancer to its target and dropping a nuclear bomb. The USSR is one of the target countries. The game was developed by Avalon ...more

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17 12
After Burner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1987
After Burner is a 1987 combat flight simulator arcade game by Sega AM2. It is one of the first games designed by Yu Suzuki. The player flew an F-14 using a specialized joystick, and the game ...more

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18 14
After Burner III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1992
After Burner III is a video game released for the FM-Towns home computer in Japan and later ported to the Sega Mega-CD in Japan, Europe and North America. It is the third game in the After ...more

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7 3
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaff... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1991
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe is a World War II air-combat flight simulation video game released in August 1991 and expanded in 1992 by LucasFilm Games. It is a MS-DOS game for IBM PC ...more

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8 5
Jane's Combat Simulations: Adv... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
Jane's Combat Simulations: Advanced Tactical Fighters 1996

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6 3
Wings Over Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
2004
Wings Over Vietnam is a PC game set during the Vietnam War over South East Asia and covers the time period between 1964 to 1973. The game includes a wide variety of jets and weapons which can be ...more

20
6 3
Microsoft Flight Simulator X is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
GraemePeterson added 2006
Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a 2006 flight simulation computer game originally developed and published by Microsoft for Windows. It is the sequel to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and the ...more

21
6 3
Flight Unlimited II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1997
Flight Unlimited II is a 1997 flight simulator video game developed by Looking Glass Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. The player controls one of five planes in the airspace of the San ...more

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5 2
Wings Over Israel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
ВиталийСвятодух added 2008
Wings Over Israel is a PC game covering the three major Middle Eastern conflicts Six-Day War, Yom Kippur War and Lebanon War. The game includes a wide variety of real jets and weapons from the ...more

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14 12
Wings of Power: WWII Heavy Bom... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
Wings of Power: WWII Heavy Bombers and Jets 2004
Wings of Power WWII Heavy Bombers and Jets is a video game of the flight simulation genre released in 2004 as an add on to enhance Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.Wings of Power adds vintage ...more

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10 8
SGI Dogfight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
SGI Dogfight
Dogfight is a demonstration program initially written by Gary Tarolli at Silicon Graphics, Inc. It represents landmarks in two key areas of Internet development: games and multicasting, and ...more

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10 8
Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Flight Simulator Games of All Time
1998
Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc is a helicopter flight simulator game by Razorworks. It was followed by Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum, which was interconnectable with Apache vs Havoc. It also ...more