Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Perhaps the finest game to strap on its space-trading boots since the seminal "Elite." It's better than "Freelancer," better than "EVE Online," better than the original "X: Beyond The Frontier," better than any number of Privateers, Battlecruisers, Freespaces and Frontiers. Best, best, best. Am I making this clear enough? [PC Zone]
  2. It completely blows you away – you’ll be convinced there’s actually a micro-universe living within your PC! The only concern we have with this game is that there is no real learning curve to speak of and the lack of any meaningful tutorial certainly makes it a hard game to approach.
  3. 90
    This is what space games should be about: lush scenery, freedom, and room to roam. "Elite" is dead. Long live X2.
  4. If you are looking for a cross between a 3D spreadsheet and "Battlestar Galactica," with a side of patience and a twist of plot, then X2 lands right in your space station.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. MichalW.
    Jan 10, 2007
    9
    The game is a little bit more than a privater, and a much less than a final fronier. But is a less in a way that it made it palyable, the The game is a little bit more than a privater, and a much less than a final fronier. But is a less in a way that it made it palyable, the frontier was too boring, and privater had less features. Full Review »
  2. DaveN.
    Jan 2, 2007
    9
    Brilliant game, slow to start with but once you start building up your fleet of ships and factories you'll never look back! Only Brilliant game, slow to start with but once you start building up your fleet of ships and factories you'll never look back! Only negative point is the storyline and horrible looking cutscenes, but you can ignore the storyline and play just as a space sim! Superb. Full Review »
  3. OkrimS.
    Oct 27, 2007
    8
    Very good, "Elite like" clone.