When Microsoft closed the studio responsible for its Flight Simulator series, it looked like the end for the much loved game. However, soon afterwards Microsoft Flight was announced, and today it has been released as a free to play title.
I took a look at the closed beta last month, and while there are plenty of changes, I came away impressed. Microsoft Flight is great for new players, with excellent tutorials teaching you everything you need to know about flying. At first glance 'hardcore' sim fans might be put off, but I think there is enough depth once you get into it.
The game is best played with a Microsoft Live account, as it opens up more options, and also lets you buy more content with Microsoft points. Check out my review to download the game.