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6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32

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Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
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  1. X2 does offer some highly satisfying gameplay--if you're willing to stick with it. It's not a game that has any reasonable prospect of revitalizing the space sim genre, since it's from a small developer and isn't particularly accessible, but it's a game that highlights why the genre was once much more popular.
  2. 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.
  3. Lots of different stars, ships, and aliens may be nice, but there is no excuse for unwieldy controls, a horribly high learning curve and pacing that takes a good dozen hours before things get interesting.