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X²: The Threat is of a new generation of space simulator games, you play the role of Julian Gardna who continues the story set by X: Beyond The Frontier. The updated graphics engine gives the universe a fresher feel with newly designed ships and stations adding to the complexity of the universe.
Release Date: Jul 21, 2006
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Includes 6 items: X2: The Threat, X3: Reunion, X3: Terran Conflict, X: Tension, X: Beyond the Frontier , X3: Albion Prelude

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X2 Bonus Pack 1.04 and new languages available

July 7th, 2014

This update brings the Bonus Pack from version 1.03 to 1.04, which was previously only available as a non-Steam version. On Steam the Bonus Pack for X2 is already included in the base game. For more information on the Bonus Pack and the changes, see this forum thread.

At the same time, we have made the following localisations available:

  • Russian (full audio)
  • Czech (text/subtitles)
  • Polish (text/subtitles)

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About the Game

X²: The Threat is of a new generation of space simulator games, you play the role of Julian Gardna who continues the story set by X: Beyond The Frontier. The updated graphics engine gives the universe a fresher feel with newly designed ships and stations adding to the complexity of the universe.
  • Explore: You can explore over 130 beautifully designed sectors occupied by nebulas that affect your ships and stations, asteroids you can mine for materials you can later sell on for profit.
  • New Ships: Explore in over 60 ships of varying sizes from scout class ships to the much larger carrier class battleships.
  • New Upgrades: Upgrade your ships systems with many more upgrades, and download new upgrades that make use of the new scripting engine designed specially for X².
  • New Weapons: Add new weapons to your ship including the Ion Disruptor and Mass Driver, but also build factories that will develop these weapons and sell them to make a profit, expanding your own empire among the universe.
  • New Missions: Take part in missions offered to you on each stations bulletin board, make money by defending convoys and destroy incoming Xenon fleets intent on destroying everything in their path.
    But above all else, help to defend the universe from the Khaak, before they kill everyone and everything they come across.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/ME/98SE
    • Processor: Pentium III 800MHz or same grade
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB 3D card compatible with Direct X 8.1
    • DirectX®: 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 800MB available space
    • Sound:
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
71 products in account
1 review
0.7 hrs on record
So, a quick review of X2 The Threat.
X Games are a genre unique unto themselves. The game is basically a sandbox universe made up of multiple sectors or solar systems connected by jump gates.
The main objects in the sectors are factories which consume and produce products; and different kinds of space ships flying about doing different tasks; such as freighters collecting or delivering products, military ships defending the sector, pirates doing their business (they don’t bother you too much), and a mysterious enemy called the Khaak (that will bother you relentlessly).
You can choose the kind of role you want to play. Be a pirate hunter, stealing their ships and selling them. Become a pirate yourself if you want. Build a commercial empire with factories in multiple sectors and your own fleet of freighters – and get rich so you can buy the high-end ships and equipment and go and conquer the universe. It’s really up to you.
There is a storyline you can follow if you want. It’s not great really; but you can drop in and out of it as you like.
X2 is not an arcade space dog fighting game. If that is what you want you will be disappointed. The game requires a lot of time to learn and play. For those who like sandbox simulation games, with an emphasis on building an empire from scratch X2 The Threat is excellent. Although that said the subsequent iterations have improved the gameplay and graphics. So if you want to play just one X game this might not be the one to choose. The whole series is available here on Steam, so do a little research and decide which one you want to jump into.
(ps I have the game on Steam but I played a retail copy)
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
33 products in account
1 review
28.1 hrs on record
I've been playing this alot the last few days and its a great space sim, However like others said the learning curve is tough and several times i've been left with no idea where to go or how to complete a mission. Still its fun and well worth the price. Its a timesink, but once you figure things out you'll have a blast with this game!
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
97 products in account
3 reviews
4.6 hrs on record
There are some features about this game i like over the later ones (such as flying in stations and actually seeing characters outside of ships). It feels like a mix of beyond the frontier and x3. If you have never played any of them, pick up the super box during a steam sale. its worth it.
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
45 products in account
1 review
191.1 hrs on record
Spent a few hrs playing this game just seems to be somthing else you want to destroy that keeps you building you empire 8/10
Posted: February 10th, 2014
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
484 products in account
209 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
buy sell evict your friends!
Posted: January 20th, 2014
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Awards

“The best space game ever” -PC Zone

92% PC Zone – UK (+ Classic Award)
92% Gamer-Nation – UK
90%
Total Video Games – UK
90% AceGamez
90% Discworld (+ Star game Award)
87% PC Gamer – UK (+ Distinction Award)
85% Generation 4 – France
83% PC Team – France
82% PC Games – Germany
80% Canard PC – France
80% Total Jeux – France