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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 8 out of 35

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  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 frontier was too boring, and privater had less features.
  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 negative point is the storyline and horrible looking cutscenes, but you can ignore the storyline and play just as a space sim! Superb.
  3. EmoryD.
    Sep 15, 2007
    10
    This is simply one of the best games I have ever played, it does have a learning curve to it but, the game teaches you how to use all the controls. Also, the game has the ability to mod it, you can apply mods that will add alternate story lines or missions along with new ships (such as ships from Star Wars or Star Trek). The game also, along with the story line is extremely open ended This is simply one of the best games I have ever played, it does have a learning curve to it but, the game teaches you how to use all the controls. Also, the game has the ability to mod it, you can apply mods that will add alternate story lines or missions along with new ships (such as ships from Star Wars or Star Trek). The game also, along with the story line is extremely open ended game, you can choose to follow all the missions TeraCorp gives to you or you can ignore them, although the game bugs you a bit to get going and continue the missions. But, the game has all of its little quirks (just as all games do) the game is just spectacular. Expand
  4. StuartP.
    Dec 1, 2003
    9
    This is one impressively deep space sim. So many cool features like being able to build up your own squadrons of fighters and freighters and take out your enemies using trade or combat. Beautiful looking game too graphics wise.
  5. GeorgeC.
    Dec 1, 2003
    10
    A brilliant game, with unprecedented freedom of gameplay and action. Ever played Privateer or Freelancer and wanted to build a space fleet (battleships included) of your own to lay enemy sectors to waste? You can do it in X2! Or maybe you want a peaceful life of a trade, selling different wares in the most remote corners of an immense Universe to make profit! Again, available in X2! Or, A brilliant game, with unprecedented freedom of gameplay and action. Ever played Privateer or Freelancer and wanted to build a space fleet (battleships included) of your own to lay enemy sectors to waste? You can do it in X2! Or maybe you want a peaceful life of a trade, selling different wares in the most remote corners of an immense Universe to make profit! Again, available in X2! Or, maybe, just maybe, you're not content with the life of a lowly trader and want to own your own factories and manufacturing plans, spreading your economic power all over the Universe? You can do it in X2 as well! Or maybe you're fed up with those pesky business competitors who try to undercut you by selling their wares at a lower price than you! No problem - amass a huge space fleet and wipe out every single competitor, and revel in your wickedness and monopoly profits! Or is it "yo-ho-ho, a pirate's life for me"? No problem - lurk in the most dangerous, unpoliced sectors and ambush the unwary traders or dare venture into the most protected core systems for greater profits! Last, but not the least, feel free to follow (or not follow) the gripping, immerise storyline that will keep you glued to the monitor till the very end of the game - that is, forever, since the game is truly endless! The Universe is your for the taking, and the path you choose is entirely up to you! Expand
  6. WolfgangH.
    Dec 1, 2003
    10
    This Game is a feast for the eyes. Sure it has some bugs, but Egosoft is known as a developer suporting their games very well, up to some degree other much greater companys wouldn't reach in thousand years.
  7. JureR.
    Feb 14, 2004
    10
    I like the game a lot. Graphics are superb and I haven't had so much fun since playing Privateer and Freespace.
  8. SeanT.
    Dec 1, 2003
    9
    A great addition to the space genre. You can build your own stations, factories, and fleets of starships. A detailed trading economy runs in the background. Excellent graphics and sound, a superb music track. The universe itself is highly detailed with interesting areas to explore and fight in. Well worth purchasing ! I would call this a modern Elite X 10 !
  9. WolfDaddy
    Jul 19, 2004
    9
    This is perhaps as close to perfection as a space sim can get. If I have a problem with it, it's that the cutscene characters just look stupid. The game would have been much improved if a character creator (sans Earth and Beyond) could have been added with 'generic' interaction with the cutscene characters. Still, the game is beautiful though graphically demanding of a video card!
  10. BryanH.
    Feb 22, 2007
    10
    If your into space games that last along time and have great graphics then this is the game for you. Awesome.
  11. Oct 9, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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... Expand
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. 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.