Best PC flying gamesIf you’re a fan of flying games and you have a PC, did you know that there are over 400 games on the market that involve flying?  I looked at some of the games and the reviews they have received and came up with my own top five list of the best flying games for the computer.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight

The flight simulator by Microsoft is by far one of the best flight simulator games on the market today.  With the century of flight, you’ll see a dynamic weather system based on realistic physics as well as true 3-D clouds that form and dissipate.  Not only that, you’ll see enhanced interactive air traffic control including traffic at all airports around the world.

IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946

IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 received an A+ rating by 1UP as well as a 5 star rating from users over at  Upon playing this game, you’ll soon find out why it received great rating.  There are nearly 200 missions with unparalleled realism as you fly a detailed fighter and bomber missions for the German, Soviet and Japanese air forces.  There are over 32 fighters as well as a handful of maps including the Kieve region, Korea and Burma.  If you want to re-live World War II, I would recommend you check out this game.

Falcon 4.0: Allied Force

If you’re a fan of the F-16, this may be a game you’d be interested in.  Pilot three different variants of the F-16 falcon and shoot a variety of air-to-air missiles like the AIM-120 and AIM-9 sidewinder.  You can simulate an entire war with the most advanced and truly dynamic campaign engine ever made for your PC.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe

If you’re looking for a very advanced flying game that makes it seem like you’re almost a pilot, you may want to look into the Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe edition.  Fly up to 24 airplanes and visit over 24,000 airports across the world.  Fly over your home town as well as view the streets below.  In my opinion, this is one of my favorites on the list.

B-17 Flying Fortress by Atari

If you want a simple yet addicting fun flying game, the B-17 Flying Fortress by Atari is a great pick up.  Here, you’ll take control of any of the 10 individual positions on the plane and it puts your in command of the entire squadron of 12 bombers.  Fly through the map as you deliver a bombing storm to many enemies.

With so many games on the market, make sure you look at a good majority of them because you may find some that you like that isn’t on this list.  Flying games a great game to keep entertained when you’re bored!