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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... Expand
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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. Mar 5, 2015
    10
    I pre ordered this game and it was disappointing when it had a lot of glitches. The X series has been my favorite since X-Beyond. I knew theI pre ordered this game and it was disappointing when it had a lot of glitches. The X series has been my favorite since X-Beyond. I knew the old games backwards and the new one was alien. I have since grown to love the game. The developers have been patching / fixing / improving the whole time and it's now a great game.
    Looking forward to the next installation.
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  2. Nov 16, 2013
    8
    After seeing all the very low zero's in the user reviews I just wanted to write my own review to show a more realistic rating on this game.After seeing all the very low zero's in the user reviews I just wanted to write my own review to show a more realistic rating on this game. I've played for about 5 hours now and it's not a superb game, but it's also not bad I would give it a 7.5 but because of the fact it must have a 7 or an 8 and with all the extemely low ratings so far I'm going with an 8 for a bit of a balance :)

    Graphics 8/10
    In space everything is just gorgeous and full of detail and I'm not even running on the highest settings, since my pc is already a couple of years old. Inside the stations it is pretty oke but just not up to the standards set by the space enviroments. The biggest problem that ruins the submersion into the game are the animations of the characters spend some more time on them and it would help a lot.

    Controles 8/10 (For controller use)
    I have connected my xbox controller and using that the most right now. At first the response of the right stick was WAY to high but after some tweaking that was fixed. It took a little bit of getting used to the several controls in the beginning and walking around is still a little bit awkward. But all in all I have no problems with it. But I have not spend a lot of time on the mouse and keyboard yet and since a lot of problems I read on here are about the keyboard and mouse controls my score might be a big higher

    User Interface 7/10
    The user interface has indeed been streamlined and although a lot of people are complaining about the new menu I think it all just a matter of getting used to it. Of course it is different from the old games and ofcourse that means you can't find everything right away. But that was the same thing when you jumped into X3 as a new player to the series. In fact for me this is already easier than the old X3 menus where.

    Gameplay 6/10
    So far the only real pain in my butt while playing the campaign is that fact that you must search for the right entry into a space station and then have to look around for the right persion (took me a long time to find a drones sales(wo)man). I rather not spend unneccesary time looking for people inside the space station when the outside is so much more beautifull to be in.

    Conclusion
    The game has a lot of potential and is off to a great start, just spend a bit more time on the animations and looks of all the characters we have to spend time with and try to think of a faster method of finding the right person for a job and the game would already improve a lot.
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  3. Dec 2, 2013
    5
    Thanks to the people here for the reviews otherwise i lose 50 euro,s .
    When i saw the X-rebirth trailer i was drooling like a dog and had
    Thanks to the people here for the reviews otherwise i lose 50 euro,s .
    When i saw the X-rebirth trailer i was drooling like a dog and had a erection I was feeling glorious and thought by myself YIAHAAA FINALLY a beautiful Space game like Eve-online but offline space battles and trading and missions maybe more Looks great I am going to buy this one Maybe a lot of people thought this also and thats why they had a selling peak what they call a SUCCESS ?
    Lucky i didn't want to buy this from Steam because long time downloading and wanted to wait for the dvd of X-rebirth coming to the game shop But now after i reading al these negative things here and on the Steam forum i will not buy this Maybe for 15 Euro,s ..dont know yet I will not buy it now maybe never and just wait for Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous and Space engineers final version .
    But isn't it a crime to sell a game wat is in alpha stage for the full price
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  4. Nov 22, 2013
    2
    Im new to the series, so dont have any knowledge of what the previous games were like, but my god this game is crap.

    Huge bugs Boring
    Im new to the series, so dont have any knowledge of what the previous games were like, but my god this game is crap.

    Huge bugs
    Boring flight and fight mechanics
    Confusing menus
    Pointless tasks (wandering stations, flying around to find "i" points...)
    Terrible tutorial so I have no idea whats going on

    Seriously, £40 for this was an absolute joke.
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  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. May 19, 2015
    0
    It's been two years since this game was released. It has received update after update and it looks like the developers are done updating.It's been two years since this game was released. It has received update after update and it looks like the developers are done updating.

    And you still shouldn't pay a cent for it.

    It is still riddled with glitches, bugs and low FPS issues even on high end systems. The campaign is more frustrating than fun (such as sending you into combat that you can't win unless you run away and make your enemy follow you to a station and let the station turrets destroy them).

    I played for a few hours then uninstalled.

    People, PLEASE stop pre purchasing! The only reason game companies can release crap like this is because you idiots keep pre purchasing their games! They already have your money, so they can release junk and there is nothing you can do about it! STOP!
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  7. Nov 16, 2013
    0
    I feel I have to leave a score of 0 for this game simply due to the number of clearly 10 scores being left. Whether or not this game isI feel I have to leave a score of 0 for this game simply due to the number of clearly 10 scores being left. Whether or not this game is riddled with bugs which may or may not be dealt with soon by the devs, this game is fundamentally broken. It is really awful, anyone who has experience of the X series is in for a big shock with it. The UI has clearly be designed with solely controllers in mind, it is horrible trying to play this thing with a mouse and keyboard, which for a PC title, is really bad. They have clearly tried to reach a larger market of console gamers with this and in the process have gimped the controls for the vast majority of their loyal fans. I really wouldn't be surprised to see a console announcement once they have eliminated most of the bugs plaguing the PC release.
    The price tag of £40 sets this game up as comparable to AAA titles, which it most definitely is not, in fact it is quite clear from this and the lack of review copies sent out prior to launch that the games release was a cash grab on the part of egosoft. Nobody is going to pay £40 for this game having seen the reactions of those who preordered like myself. The severity of the bugs this game has shipped with is frankly shocking, inability to even start the game, broken option features such mouse inverting, falling through interior maps every five seconds (that is only slightly hyperbolic, it took me literally 10 seconds into my first station walk to accidentally get caught on a vent hatch and be pushed through a wall). The minigames are a pain, though they are not really that much of an issue compared to my other complaints, they just seem cheap. The menus are ripped straight from mass effect (as is the art style for station interiors but that is something else) and is pretty much unusable for k/m players like the majority of X players seem to be. They have apparently made it very difficult for joystick users to though I cannot comment on this.
    The menus and maps are horrendous to look at and navigate thanks to a combination of design choice, th aforementioned console controls and the constant, long animations which kill the flow and speed of the game. While in previous X titles i have been able to set my ship on autopilot for a station or gate and use the instant menus to manage my ships/traders and stations/complexes, I am now required to stop my ship and wait for the menu monitor to appear before I can do anything. The autopilot has also been removed, and while the autopilot was a problem in previous games, their solutions seems to have been to remove all autopilot from Rebirth as the vast majority of ships you encounter are moving in strange arbitrary space roads which often lead them into sides of stations (I also feel that it is worth mentioning that these ships are about as real as those encountered in the highways, they feel as though they are randomly spawned to give the illusion that you are in a living universe.).
    That's all I can really think to say about this game, for me it is DOA, and it seems unlikely that the developers will be prepared to change such fundamental, yet broken game mechanics. For these many reasons it is simply unthinkable that this game could deserve a score as high as 8, let alone 10. It is certainly a shame that as a result I must give this game 0 as I cannot allow anyone to be fooled by the average userscore.
    If anyone has bothered to read this I would give this game an honest score of 3, maybe 4 but that seems to be pushing it a little. I have requested a refund on steam and hope I will receive at least credit on my account, and if, in the future, the developers manage to make this game remotely playable I will certainly buy it again, though almost definitely not at the same £40 I (foolishly) paid before release.
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