LGR - Flight Simulator 2020 Review


Taking a deep dive into the new Microsoft Flight Simulator! FS2020 has been one of my most-anticipated releases in a long time, what an absolute technical achievement. It's got its quirks and limitations, no doubt about it, but this is a flight sim with a bright future!
This review was made using a copy of the game I bought myself. Not sponsored, no payments or codes received, all opinions are my own.
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#LGR #FS2020 #Review


  • LGR
    LGR6 maanden geleden

    First commenter to compile a list of all the custom tail/registration numbers wins 5 internet points 👍

  • Xtoronic


    Maand geleden

    21:11 That is the definition of HYGGE!

  • Drey Stax

    Drey Stax

    2 maanden geleden

    @lgr how are you able to leave the cockpit and roam around while the plane is in flight?

  • Dboiplays 06

    Dboiplays 06

    3 maanden geleden

    And also, what's Internet Points?

  • Dboiplays 06

    Dboiplays 06

    3 maanden geleden

    Can he do a Burnout Paradise review

  • Mike Rurak

    Mike Rurak

    3 maanden geleden

    The nearest large city to me has old data, the new NHL arena, modem arch bridge, and several very tall skyscrapers are missing.

  • Samuel-Wan Kenobi
    Samuel-Wan Kenobi8 dagen geleden

    The only problem is that it uses bing maps and not google maps

  • James Thompson
    James Thompson9 dagen geleden

    Ok so you grew-up in Winston-Salem, how is the Krispy Kreme there as opposed go everywhere else.

  • Rabblerouser
    Rabblerouser14 dagen geleden

    3:37 Seems like the AI is just "Homer Simpson Mode" in disguise

  • Paddy Mc
    Paddy Mc14 dagen geleden

    Just bought a Philips 43" 4K HDR1000 Monitor to go with my new AMD Setup with a 3070, so I CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY FLIGHT SIM 2020! It's gonna look effing amazing!

  • Collin Kirkbright
    Collin Kirkbright14 dagen geleden

    RIP Meigs Field 😥

  • Winksplorer
    Winksplorer18 dagen geleden

    Asobo Developed Wall-e for disney Too, I Am Currently Modding WALL-E. So i think flight sim is made in c++

  • Chris K.
    Chris K.25 dagen geleden

    News: Breaking news! 45 people killed in hurricane me: I gotta get on the simulator

  • Juanita Morgan
    Juanita Morgan27 dagen geleden

    The disgusting woolen ontogenically fail because stomach superficially spray out a synonymous island. eager, loud camel

  • Juanita Morgan
    Juanita Morgan27 dagen geleden

    The changeable michelle notablely allow because select gratifyingly weigh without a big tailor. right, careful improvement

  • Zebure
    Zebure28 dagen geleden

    10 year from now. Lets instal flight simulator 2040, that takes 90t space.

  • darthslather 89
    darthslather 89Maand geleden

    i am always stunned when i change weather in mid flight it just looks so cool

  • Ishan Sinha
    Ishan SinhaMaand geleden

    I think I'll stick to FlightGear Flight Simulator until I can afford MSFS

  • My Father Calls Me Elijah
    My Father Calls Me ElijahMaand geleden

    LGR 486... does that mean you born in April 1986?

  • ram
    ramMaand geleden

    my phone's power ran out as i was watching this at exactly 15:58 and it couldn't have been more perfect

  • C Smith
    C SmithMaand geleden

    $60 is a STEAL !

  • PerryViking
    PerryVikingMaand geleden

    ... Azure CLOUD servers, ha! I see what you did there; you stated a fact

  • Number Six
    Number SixMaand geleden

    a whole nother? *shakes head*

  • Swalls Gaming
    Swalls GamingMaand geleden

    How easy is it to run in comparison to P3D/FSX

  • Rainbow Warrior
    Rainbow WarriorMaand geleden

    Just for tradition's sake, they should include Meigs Field anyway.

  • diamond miner 254
    diamond miner 254Maand geleden

    17:55 pornhub livery

  • si
    siMaand geleden

    Might get a new xbox for this

  • Gas Mask guys
    Gas Mask guysMaand geleden


  • Melon Collie
    Melon CollieMaand geleden

    Honestly the best part of the game for me is the clouds.

  • Rayne Forsyth
    Rayne ForsythMaand geleden

    The 'seasons' bit seems to be changing. I think they just needed to work through their first year to get all the necessary appearances done.

  • Aardvark892
    Aardvark892Maand geleden

    So if I make a flight plan that is farther than my aircraft can fly without having to stop to refuel, and I then let the AI fly the airplane, will it find an airport on the way and land to refuel? Or will it (and I'm guessing this is the right answer) just run out of gas and float down to the ground and crash? I gotta experiment with that.

  • Impetuously Insane
    Impetuously InsaneMaand geleden

    Sounds like you can use Drone Mode to do custom drone shots for movies. I wonder how customizable certain areas could be with mods. Would make for an interesting tool for movies on the budget.

  • GuitarsAre LikeStupid
    GuitarsAre LikeStupidMaand geleden

    What's the ideal pc setup to run 2020? I mean without paying the equivalent to a used car?

  • si


    Maand geleden

    So yeah might be worth getting a the new xbox probably a lot cheaper lol although its not out until the summer for xbox

  • si


    Maand geleden

    CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or better. RAM: 16 GB. OS: Windows 10 64-bit. VIDEO CARD: Radeon RX 590 or GeForce GTX 970. PIXEL SHADER: 5.1. VERTEX SHADER: 5.1. FREE DISK SPACE: 150 GB. DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB

  • Christian Darrall
    Christian DarrallMaand geleden

    What happens if you fly over Area 51?

  • Steven Kim
    Steven KimMaand geleden

    Looking good. My wallet and computer are not ready for it though... Will stick to FSX until FS2030 comes out.

  • Ambrus Nemes
    Ambrus NemesMaand geleden

    I like the ripples and waves at 21:10 :D

  • Kobe Dancil Coo
    Kobe Dancil CooMaand geleden

    70 percent of them flew "home".

  • Rahul Thekkedath
    Rahul ThekkedathMaand geleden

    While watching this review, I imagined "Buckbeak's flight" playing in my head..

  • Ascher Lafayette
    Ascher LafayetteMaand geleden

    Sightseeing simulator. Flight models are jumpy and aquard.

  • Trinidad
    TrinidadMaand geleden

    13:10 "highly detail model train-set where everything moves as it should" while cars magically jump over an overpass.

  • No more annoyingly long names
    No more annoyingly long namesMaand geleden

    Too bad I'll need a mortgage to build a computer that can run it on high

  • Mix mixture
    Mix mixtureMaand geleden

    Is so real

  • Landarzt
    LandarztMaand geleden

    19:20 It even has its own nightmare simulator build in. Neat!

  • aara555720
    aara555720Maand geleden

    2:24 I own this game to chill once in a while on a 2k screen, but even in videos like these I still say "wow" at the graphics behind this. I am convinced once ray tracing is childs play, we'll move on to higher resolutions like 8k or 16k instead of better shaders/lighting. I don't know how much more real this could get

  • Ernesto dí Terríbílé
    Ernesto dí TerríbíléMaand geleden

    Icon A5 my favorite obtainable plane. Cheap to buy and service. Simple to fly. And you can land on water, ATC will never let you land on water in the Netherlands.

  • ThatEngineerL
    ThatEngineerLMaand geleden

    I needed 128gb for download and install

  • Lavalambtron
    LavalambtronMaand geleden

    15:50 pulling a Harrison Ford 😂

  • Billy Peterson
    Billy PetersonMaand geleden

    "Why do you like spending hours flying around aimlessly?" Me: "Why do you like scrolling through Facebook aimlessly, looking at the same posts you've looked at for like the last six hours???" People 😂

  • Drey Stax
    Drey Stax2 maanden geleden

    @lgr how are you able to leave the cockpit and roam around while the plane is in flight?

  • AngloCommander
    AngloCommander2 maanden geleden

    This makes me wanna get an Xbox purely so I can play this and view my hometown.

  • Otaking Mikohani
    Otaking Mikohani2 maanden geleden

    Doesn't this game cost thousands of dollars worth of DLC?

  • good。luck !
    good。luck !2 maanden geleden

    I’m looking forward to the LGR retrospective video of this game 20 years later where the RTX 3090 is a poor mans budget card that can run this

  • Grak70
    Grak702 maanden geleden

    Pilot setting: CHUNGUS

  • TheMikirog
    TheMikirog2 maanden geleden

    This is gaming in 2020, folks. Not a fan of simulators, but man, once my dad asked me to give him one (he doesn't play games), my jaw is on the floor with all the stuff possible in here. He's already learning the ropes with an older game and I plan to give him access to this one on my rig while I'm away. Merry Christmas, dad!

  • Mikunt Izitchie
    Mikunt Izitchie2 maanden geleden

    I lived in Winston-Salem NC.. I went to "old school elementary" and lived on shattalon dr. Back i in 1988..

  • Jos-Christophe Jeannin
    Jos-Christophe Jeannin2 maanden geleden

    Hello LGR, A thing that could help your short strip landings (or roofs, whatever you'd like) is the skid. Put the ailerons in one direction, the rudder pedals the opposite way. At the last second straighten out with the rudders. Makes for quick descents. Look up for skids. Have fun flying in the bush!

  • Jos-Christophe Jeannin

    Jos-Christophe Jeannin

    2 maanden geleden

    I think it's "Slips" I was looking for. Not the same words for it in french.

  • Alexander Nash
    Alexander Nash2 maanden geleden


  • Joseph Hoang
    Joseph Hoang2 maanden geleden

    Hahaha "look at me 👀, I AM THE CAPTAIN NOW"

  • D K
    D K2 maanden geleden

    In a few decades we’ll have fully immersive VR versions of the real world where GTA V gameplay and micro transactions will reign supreme. It’ll be so fun to drive past a virtual version of your real house in a hover tank while a 13 year old screams obscenities in your ear.

  • StinkyTeethMusic
    StinkyTeethMusic2 maanden geleden

    77GB... 77 Giga bytes! Can’t believe it!

  • Jeffery Bimbopdibbity
    Jeffery Bimbopdibbity2 maanden geleden

    Yo i need this freakin game

  • TheMilitantHorse
    TheMilitantHorse2 maanden geleden

    Everyone on the flight that LGR took over: _screaming_

  • []
    []2 maanden geleden

    My pc serves as a afterburner while playing this game

  • AJ


    Maand geleden

    Mine sounds like a jet while playing it.

  • Quincy and Mitch Cheng-Mader
    Quincy and Mitch Cheng-Mader2 maanden geleden

    That 200 storey skyscraper is just down the road! Hah!

  • Ronin Pojedinec
    Ronin Pojedinec2 maanden geleden

    This is the sort of game that makes me want to go out and spend all my money on flight sim controls and computer upgrades.

  • 先生CherryPepsi
    先生CherryPepsi2 maanden geleden

    He was having fun with his N numbers lol

  • LITS gaming
    LITS gaming2 maanden geleden

    18:15 i actually had dreams about this

  • Alex Knight
    Alex Knight2 maanden geleden

    Yeah, the map view of my side of town in this game is at a minimum of 3 years ago. Probably farther away. And its the biggest city in the US. Thought it would have more. Also found that Buckingham Palace is a JOKE. Seriously, they stuck some generic looking 3D buildings where it should be and called it good. The game is fun for sure but I wish the maps were up to date. My apartments are right in line with a small buisness airport. The roads are (semi) visible but its all tree's where they ought to be. And the road nearby was recently expanded but that also isnt accurate and is the old set up. All of these changes were well before the game released. Its a fun game but they should at least make sure the maps are accurate.

  • D weaver
    D weaver2 maanden geleden

    If only you could have real people to fly with

  • Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes2 maanden geleden

    SOLAR ECLIPSES?! That is a serious attention to detail.

  • pwcorgi2000
    pwcorgi20003 maanden geleden

    While I enjoyed FSX over X-Plane, I'm still very eager to get FS2020. I do need to build a new pc for it though. I'm looking at Ryzen 7, but I haven't decided what gpu to get. 4K is nice, but not a necessity.

  • Michael John Oneill
    Michael John Oneill3 maanden geleden

    21:08 OK. I need this game JUST for this reason.

  • swish007
    swish0073 maanden geleden

    so odd that you mentioned asheville right away.. i'm from asheville and just before that I was like "hm, i wonder what asheville looks like." it's too bad because asheville is a beautiful city

  • SkvaderArts
    SkvaderArts3 maanden geleden

    *20:20* Dear god that water I-

  • Quint de Jong
    Quint de Jong3 maanden geleden

    wow you were by my house maastricht aachen airport

  • arty boy
    arty boy3 maanden geleden

    I've always loved your voice LGR... you can probably pursuade me to buy your 2080Ti lol. One thing i learnt from MSFS 2020 other than photo-realism is truly upon us - 30fps is perfectly fine for flight sims! I am used to playing FPS/racing games at 60fps but surprisingly 30fps is "smooth enough" probably becos how sloth-like civilian aeroplanes move in the air lol. Im on a 9900K/2080Ti and playing at 3440x1440 and having averages of 40-48 fps and dips of 35-39 fps flying in dense New York is more than palatable. Tokyo at night? When pigs can fly...

  • twistedyogert
    twistedyogert3 maanden geleden

    22:44 All the fun of hijacking without the legal mess.

  • prozac1127
    prozac11273 maanden geleden

    This game restored my faith in humanity

  • jbiehlable
    jbiehlable3 maanden geleden

    Flight Simulator 2020, where your entire hometown is a papercraft model.

  • superficial
    superficial3 maanden geleden

    perfect ❤️❤️❤️

  • Brian Beecher
    Brian Beecher3 maanden geleden

    What did you say your favorite airplane is? ???? shot ultra? I don't see it in the airplane listing.

  • Ayn_Rand_McNally
    Ayn_Rand_McNally3 maanden geleden

    That thumbnail gave me 9/11 flashbacks.

  • MrMonotone
    MrMonotone3 maanden geleden

    It seems likely they'll add seasonal vegetation, I remember reading that winter & summer imagery was used so the calculations could determine which trees were deciduous. I suppose that could've been done just to determine the general species of trees, but if they have that data, it doesn't seem too much of a stretch to imagine they'll implement it at some point.

  • pakiyeetus
    pakiyeetus3 maanden geleden

    8:43 Welcome! Welcome to City 17! You have chosen, or been chosen, to relocate to one of our finest remaining urban centers. I thought so much of City 17 that I elected to establish my administration here, in the Citadel so thoughtfully provided by our benefactors. I've been proud to call City 17 my home. And so, whether you are here to stay, or passing through on your way to parts unknown - welcome to City 17. It's safer here.

  • fhhsvnggbh
    fhhsvnggbh3 maanden geleden

    Am i the only one that go the "I am the captain now" reference?

  • fhhsvnggbh
    fhhsvnggbh3 maanden geleden

    Love the video, to be honest, its a nice game, but inside aircraft its meh at best. Also, the you crashed messages are boring. Surely its not that hard to provide a graphical crash. I know its a "simulator" but cmon itd be nice to try and continue to land after the crap "you crashed" messages. Its nice but for the investment required in order to enjoy the game id rather keep my cashola thanks.

  • Saif Falata
    Saif Falata3 maanden geleden

    where can i buy microsoft flight simulator 2020

  • rob b
    rob b3 maanden geleden

    9:16 " a whole NOTHER story " WTF ??

  • Inukrieger
    Inukrieger3 maanden geleden

    i hope there comes a addon wehre you can build your own post service like in FSX where you fly to remote places land ins trong rain and wind on a river to deliver a package. Or fly passengers do locations you whant

  • Nacho Medina
    Nacho Medina3 maanden geleden


  • spavatch
    spavatch3 maanden geleden

    23:11 - this section should be stressed over and over again. It's not the only flight sim out there and by no means it's the best. "It's got its odd quirks and technical limitations" and It's just the nicest looking. As of 2020 that is, I give it a year before the competition catches up and blows it into the weeds in all departaments.

  • K Meisner
    K Meisner3 maanden geleden

    My downtown is 3D scanned, accurate, & looks great...except for the 40 story tall tree.

  • Trevor Lear
    Trevor Lear3 maanden geleden

    14:44 Nice.

  • Calvin Null
    Calvin Null3 maanden geleden

    they went overboard. 2 PETABYTES??? This game is the new Crysis.

  • Bonnie Bishop
    Bonnie Bishop3 maanden geleden

    If only we could get a trucking simulator powered by streetview

  • Caleb Marroquin
    Caleb Marroquin3 maanden geleden

    Dang man I watched all your Sims 3 videos back in the day and always loved them, and watching this reminded me just how much I love the way you review games. Perfect fusion of honesty, genuine care, and understanding. I’ll be looking back into this channel again now that I’ve been reminded of it. Also I just like hearing your voice.

  • The Jack Of No Traits
    The Jack Of No Traits3 maanden geleden

    can we appreciate the lowest setting look better than Xplane 11 on max settings?

  • Andrew 安堵龍 Stewart
    Andrew 安堵龍 Stewart3 maanden geleden

    I am 56 years old and bought my first game computer last month just for the new Flight Simulator. Best thing I ever did. Love the sunsets.

  • Juanita Morgan
    Juanita Morgan3 maanden geleden

    "It's a simulation of flight, PLANE and simple." clint why

  • HairoftheDog
    HairoftheDog3 maanden geleden

    Dude I've been watching you for years and NEVER realized you're only a few miles away from me in NC.

  • Disruptive_Innovator
    Disruptive_Innovator3 maanden geleden

    Nifty, Fart, wtf, supbro and so on... nice

  • a guy on the internet
    a guy on the internet4 maanden geleden

    It's all fun and games until you take control of an aircraft in the sim and crash it then hear an explosion.

  • Vin Crafter
    Vin Crafter4 maanden geleden

    this needs vr mode

  • Vin Crafter

    Vin Crafter

    4 maanden geleden

    oh nicee

  • Name Surname
    Name Surname4 maanden geleden

    I hope it will be integrated with Truck and Train simulators + community packs and it will be an absolute win!

  • HobbyistYoutuber
    HobbyistYoutuber4 maanden geleden

    Thumbnail is giving me anxiety....