Merging newfound accessibility with revolutionary graphics and stupefying depth, Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2002 is a program of monolithic proportions. Like its immediate predecessor, 1999’s daunting Flight Simulator 2000, FS 2002 invites its guests to experience virtually every conceivable parameter of civilian piloting while exploring virtually every conceivable corner of this planet. Yet any further comparison between the two is not unlike comparing a typical fastball with a Randy Johnson fastball. Microsoft has simply blown the top off the civilian flight simulation genre with its latest iteration and, in so doing, proven that dearly departed competitors like Flight Unlimited III never really stood a chance. Whether you’re a nervous tenderfoot or hardened devotee of desktop flying, this is the Flight Simulator you’ve been waiting for.