Flight simulation games are becoming more popular every day. They offer realistic flying experience in the comfort of your home. The newer ones give you different abilities such as being able to modify your aircraft, landscape, buildings, or pretty much anything that you can think of. You can use many different types of controls such as yokes, pedals, throttle, etc. Also multiple displays can be used to give realistic flight experience.
In the last few years the scenery has gotten amazing. Some of them has real life mapping and you can fly anywhere in the world. You can fly over landmarks or even your own neighborhood.
Flight simulators are not just used for entertainment purposes, but professional purposes also. They are also used by flight schools. They help learn the destination of airports, route planning, and getting familiar with different types of aircraft's. Also training with flight simulation games can help pilots learn how to deal with mechanical failures or weather conditions without the risk of losing an aircraft.
Many has the option for online play. You will be able to fly with thousands of players. Some games you can do aerobatics, fly in formation, or even air-to-air refueling.
Combat simulation is available with most of today's software. Some of them even have the ability to take off and land on aircraft carriers. Air battles can add a lot of excitement to the game especially if online play is available.
They can purchased and downloaded online or you can find them in stores. Some of the ones online are not available in stores, but they may take a while if you have a slow internet connection. Most of them will have the option to have the disks shipped to your home though.