Flight sims span from transporting passengers on jet planes to fighting battles in World War II. Almost all time periods are represented somehow, whether it's a themed game (WWII is popular) or a historical plane included in flight sim. With the add-ons available for "Microsoft Flight Simulator," you can fly just about anywhere.
Create your own routes, fly across the world, and make your own airplanes. The gameplay of "Microsoft Flight Simulator" can be extended through downloading plane skins and buying add-ons made by third party developers. With each new version, new aircraft and cities are added. This time around Microsoft does something a little different and added mission-based play. "Microsoft Flight Simulator X" comes in the standard and deluxe. Buy the deluxe version if you can afford it. It comes with more cities, airplanes, and airports.
"IL-2 Sturmovik" is a WWII combat flight simulator. If you are looking for a combat flight simulator, look no further. This game has awesome features. There is an excellent mission builder, multi-player features (up to 32 players in dogfight mode), and stunning graphics. The combat takes place in the air, and from the air to the ground. Anyone interested in war and/or flight will enjoy this one.