Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game with a large world and extremely beautiful, detailed graphics. Of course, with such good quality, the price must match, specifically, the lowest version is also priced at $57.5 ( Steam). Therefore, there will be many brothers having difficulty in approaching this cult game. But luckily, in the airplane simulation game community today, there is no shortage of similar games, and more specifically, they cost 0 USD. Here is a list of 8 free driving simulation games for you to unleash the sky.
GeoFS (web platform)
If your Internet capacity is limited or the PC does not have enough room to hold a hundred GB AAA game, GeoFS is a reasonable choice because it will use the web browser to play. The game has 20 planes and you can control with a joystick, mouse, or keyboard. It will be difficult for you to visit all the scenes here because there are more than 30,000 flight routes in the game. In particular, you can use mobile devices to play this game.
The control mechanism is also simple, allowing you to customize it for the most convenience. Also in the game are hot air balloons, helicopters, and even paragliders; Make a comfortable turn. The free version supports multiplayer mode so you can meet other players flying with or a commercial plane flying sideways. Weather in the game is also updated based on real-time data from the Open Weather Map. GeoFS also has an online map with information of all players, helping you easily meet each other in the game. However, since this is a browser game, you should not expect too much on the graphics, although the detail of the plane is not bad at all.
YSFlight has an extremely simple design and graphics are not impressive, but this is also a strong point because the popular PC system can still play this game well. Although it weighs only a few MB, YSFlight still has quite a few interesting features, allowing you to adjust the wind parameters and the time of day and night easily. The game has more than 70 aircraft of all kinds, from the Blue Angels F-18 Hornet to the Apache helicopters. On the world map there will be many places that you feel very familiar with.
YSFlight is highly customizable, allowing the brothers to do everything from flying in Delta formations with AI-controlled teammates to engaging in dogfights with friends. Another special feature in the game is that it supports gameplay recording and allows you to watch it later, without having to use 3rd party software. And most importantly, the gaming community is still very much. exciting, regularly launching add-ons including new planes, new road vehicles. YSFlight is not just an airplane simulation game, but it also has shooting modes, missions, multiplayer, and more.
FlightGear is known as a game that allows you to interfere deeply with customizations. The game launched in 1997, but it has been refined and upgraded continuously to this day so the game consumes quite a lot of PC resources. Since it’s an open-source game, it’s a bit of a pain to install, but getting through this part is a blessing right in front of you. You will admire the 3D environment in the Cessna 172, Boeing 777, A6M20 Zero aircraft, or Zeppelin NT07.
The scene in the game is quite limited, but you can load new areas and more than 20,000 different airports to enrich the game. Thanks to the extremely enthusiastic community, FlightGear is still highly appreciated by many gamers up to now. From the aircraft control mechanism to the lighting setup is well invested. If any brothers are surprised, do not know where to start, other gamers in the community are also willing to help enthusiastically. There is even an encyclopedia page ( here) for your reference.
Google Earth Flight Simulator
You may not know it, but the Google Earth desktop version has a flight simulator built right into the inside. The game is not too fussy, but at least it allows you to hang around on Mars or visit Ms. Hang on the moon. The control mechanism is also very simple, with no feedback, sound, or cockpit view. Basically, this is a “game” that allows you to fly around the world without having to worry about anything.
Using NASA data, you can fly to Mars or the moon. The surface of these places will not be as detailed as the one on Earth, but for a little wind change, it is not bad at all. The game still supports playing with joysticks beside the keyboard and mouse, and it has two models, the Viper F-16 and the SR22.
X-Plane 11 is quite “hardcore”. The game has more than 3000 airports that were restored in great detail, including hangars and airport buildings. The developer even admitted that this is not a game, but a technical tool with extremely high precision, helping you create an ideal plane for this game. You can still choose which planes are available, but it will not be as accurate.
In addition to the weather, the game also has an additional mechanism that makes the aircraft system face the risk of failure. Any component can be accidentally damaged, it sounds annoying but at the same time, it also increases the realism of this game. You can fly from B-2 bombers to space shuttles, and you can own hundreds of other aircraft in both free and paid forms. X-Plane 11 full version is not free, but you can download a demo from the game’s website to try it out within 15 minutes.
World War II can be said to be one of the most fierce wars in history. With War Thunder, you will be able to fly planes and participate in air battles. The game allows you to choose from hundreds of different aircraft from the five great powers of America, Germany, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and Japan. The game also has many different modes, so the chicken or the elder can play them all. In online game mode, most matches will have 2 factions consisting of 16 people fighting on a map. Besides shooting each other, sometimes you even need to do tasks like flying an airplane that drops the rain of bullets on the ground. Players can also participate by using road vehicles such as tanks or driving rocket-to-air vehicles.
The points you get after each match will be used to upgrade stats, unlock new planes, or tweak some of the plane’s parameters. Of course, anyone who reloads the game will unlock faster, but plowing “vegetarian” only takes time and does not lose anything.
There are 3 main types of aircraft in the game: Fighters are flexibly used for aerial combat; Attackers are slower, but are armed with powerful weapons to take down powerful enemies; Bombers have buffalo armor and contain many bombs, used to destroy a series of forces on the ground. Winning or losing is dependent on the combination of these 3 aircraft. This game has cross-play support, so you can play it with friends on Xbox or PlayStation.
Rise of Flight
This game takes place during World War I, allowing the brothers to fly famous planes like the Fokker DR.1 triplane for example. Rise of Flight is extremely realistic and highly detailed, from the frame to the clock in the cockpit are meticulously designed. At the same time, the levels in the game also have real-world words. The game focuses on the element of combat, but you guys do not feel guilty when doing a trip around Verdun.
Rise of Flight features a variety of game modes, including individually customizable scenarios, multiplayer, and campaign with historic air fights. If you like to use the keyboard, mouse, or joystick, the game is fully supported. The game is free, but there is a mechanism to buy and sell items (microtransactions) inside at a quite high price, so please pay attention.
World of Warplanes
World of Warplanes will take players into major battles, allowing the brothers to fly planes from World War I to modern times. This is a free game, but to unlock new planes, you will have to work hard to plow or recharge the game.
The control mechanism in the game is quite simple so you don’t need to worry too much about other things, just focus on your “prey”. The locations in the game are also extremely eye-catching while shooting the plane while watching the scenery is not bad at all. For those who like a fun air combat game, World of Warplanes is not a bad choice at all.