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
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Oct 9, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Hard to learn yet obsessive and satisfying game. The only dumb thing about it is that you actually have to think and read about it - which brings joy to those that are annoyed by short and easy games... Full Review »