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  • Summary: In the distant future, the X universe faces a period of profound and irrevocable change. While the universe stumbles towards an uncertain future, countless adventures await as new enemies rise in search of power. Enter a young adventurer and his unlikely female ally traveling in an old,In the distant future, the X universe faces a period of profound and irrevocable change. While the universe stumbles towards an uncertain future, countless adventures await as new enemies rise in search of power. Enter a young adventurer and his unlikely female ally traveling in an old, battered ship with a glorious past - two people alone against the galaxy, playing a key part in the events to come. The fate of the universe rests in the hands of the player... Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 24 out of 24
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    47
    To top off a growing tower of gripes, navigation around space in Rebirth is an astounding hassle.
  2. Dec 2, 2013
    43
    No matter what happens with stability and bug-fixing patches, its poor controls, awful interface, and dull pacing ensure that X Rebirth will remain unpleasant for all but the most forgiving, die-hard space jockeys.
  3. Dec 4, 2013
    40
    X: Rebirth will get better over time, and anyone who’s open-minded enough to look past the ‘X’ branding and see the ‘game’, may even find many hours of entertainment.
  4. Dec 3, 2013
    30
    You can (barely) fathom some good ideas about offering the players more accessibility in a saga that surely needed some, but they soon get lost in the utter and complete mess of unfinished mechanics and bugs that, sadly, is X Rebirth.
  5. Dec 11, 2013
    30
    Long story short: In its current state, X Rebirth is just a sad affair.
  6. Jan 7, 2014
    28
    Patches may stop the glitches, but I think this space sim is far beyond repair.
  7. Nov 25, 2013
    16
    Somewhere in this mess is an X as you know and like it: Smaller, but prettier and with a solid foundation. But with problems like game-stopping bugs and bad design decisions all the ambition goes down the drain.

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  1. Nov 17, 2013
    10
    Just play 3-5 hours before posting a comment Some people here don't realy understand that X-rebirth is a HUUUGE game with a HUUUGE tutorialJust play 3-5 hours before posting a comment Some people here don't realy understand that X-rebirth is a HUUUGE game with a HUUUGE tutorial and need time to be domesticated. I put 10 to increase the general rate. Objectively for now 8... But 9 or 10 once bug ll be fixed! Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2013
    8
    This game is great, and does run well contrary to what others have said. I have an I5 2500 with Radeon 6870 and 16 GB of RAM and the graphicsThis game is great, and does run well contrary to what others have said. I have an I5 2500 with Radeon 6870 and 16 GB of RAM and the graphics look great with smooth frames-per-second. I imagine some people either just like to complain or they have so much spyware/bloatware on the system that that is the cause of any slowdown.

    Gameplay wise there is a length tutorial to the campaign which does mean you follow a linear path for a while but this is a good thing as it teaches you the mechanics of the game. The developers stated they wanted a complex game but not a complicated one. They have delivered on that, the interface is much easier to use but there is a lot of depth still. You may only directly pilot one ship, but you can command massive fleets still.

    Die hard fans who are actually aware of the gamelore can see good reason to sticking to the one ship "Albion Skunk" which was originally the "Pride of Albion" a one of a kind ship that any military would have loved to mass produce. Other ships of a similar size would be a DOWNGRADE. There is plenty of room to upgrade it, and as mentioned you can still buy/build massive flights.

    The graphics in space are amazing, but I will be honest the in station and character graphics are not as good as the rest which is why I give this game an 8/10 not or 9 or 10. That said being able to walk on stations is a welcome addition, you can explore ventilation shafts and fine hidden items (usually illegal contraband goods) which is great if you love the smuggling side of the game.

    Very happy with my purchase.
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  3. Nov 15, 2013
    4
    I have higher FPS on Valley ultra HD and X Rebirth that alone says enough. this is like Black Prophecy release only this game isn't supposedI have higher FPS on Valley ultra HD and X Rebirth that alone says enough. this is like Black Prophecy release only this game isn't supposed to have server lag, this is not like any other X game at all. Expand
  4. Dec 12, 2013
    2
    Most games release with a few bugs. In the bug range from simple ants to gigantic roaches. This game has a swarm of roaches. The flying kindMost games release with a few bugs. In the bug range from simple ants to gigantic roaches. This game has a swarm of roaches. The flying kind that lay eggs. The bugs even have bugs.... Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2014
    1
    After a full month of playtime and countless crashes on my high end pc system, I can safely say that X rebirth gives a revolting feeling ofAfter a full month of playtime and countless crashes on my high end pc system, I can safely say that X rebirth gives a revolting feeling of being let down by the game maker. For years, Egosoft has been making the X series. I've been trying to play them, and expected the latest to be no different. Having said this, I certainly didn't expect it to be this broken. And so, I can only agree to the numerous harsh critics about not only the technicalities and mechanics being flawed in the game where one cannot do much at all with the state of the game. It's really not a game anymore, but some parts here and there, attached together by fragile coding without proper testings on high end systems. You wonder what a company like Egosoft put into a 7 years plan to make X rebirth to the state it is at release is beyond words. To rely and exploit solely on the modding community to save their own franchise is appalling and truly demeaning. There is really no excuse for this sort of base behavior. An existing ethic committee should be enforcing laws to prevent this from happening just as much as they have decided to prevent piracy. 4 points for bringing a broken game to the table and -3 points for exploiting the modding community to save their "dignity" Expand
  6. Dec 25, 2014
    0
    itsat(c)rap
    i've tried it and luckily enough got a refund what is rare enough on steam. i think it already says enough about the launch but a
    itsat(c)rap
    i've tried it and luckily enough got a refund what is rare enough on steam. i think it already says enough about the launch but a year passed since, lets see whats out there now.
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    well, nothing new. the trading is still boring, the controls are still xbox crap, the shaders are ugly u can fly only one ship still (even x-wing from 1998 let you choose different ships). the entire game feels arcade, the scripting is bugged and illogical the AI is nonexistent (the fighters are facehugging the stations after 10 years of X development) the capitals can randomly fly through the stations or eachother. ehh, ego. with this long development time you should have done a far better job. this is just rubbish
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  7. Nov 16, 2013
    0
    I hate this game, very very bad performance, bad ui and a lot of bugs. This is really a Epic-Fail. Oh I hate the company now Don't buy thisI hate this game, very very bad performance, bad ui and a lot of bugs. This is really a Epic-Fail. Oh I hate the company now Don't buy this Game, it's only a bad joke! Expand

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