The Sequel to the award winning X²: The Threat introduces a new 3D engine as well as a new story, new ships and a new gameplay to greatly increase the variety in the X-universe. The economy of X³: Reunion is more complex than anything seen in the X-universe before.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (119 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 3, 2005

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Includes 3 items: X3: Reunion, X3: Terran Conflict, X3: Albion Prelude

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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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The Sequel to the award winning X²: The Threat introduces a new 3D engine as well as a new story, new ships and a new gameplay to greatly increase the variety in the X-universe. The economy of X³: Reunion is more complex than anything seen in the X-universe before. Factories are being built by NPCs, wars can affect the global economy, NPCs can trade freely and pirates behave far more realistically.
The Technology: Extensive development has gone into the X³ engine, making full use of DirectX 9 technology, to create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: REUNION presents players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player's actions really can shape the future of the universe.
The new X³ 2.0: Bala Gi Research Missions: The X³ 2.0: Bala Gi Research Missions offers a host of new features and missions, allowing the player to delve deeper than ever before into the X universe.
Space just got a whole lot bigger with the addition of two new sectors and the introduction of the gargantuan Player HQ which allows many exciting new features including the ability to build your own ships and even give them customized space paint finishes. In addition to the new M7 battleship, there is an assortment of new weapons and onboard ship devices to use and explore.

System Requirements

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    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/ME/98SE
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1,7GHz or same grade
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB 3D card compatible with Direct X 9
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 2GB available space
    • Sound:
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7 (Lion)
    • Processor: Pentium® IV or AMD® equivalent at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: "256MB OpenGL 2.0+ discrete NVIDIA/AMD card or Intel Core i7-2620M"
    • Hard Drive: 5GB of free space
    Recommended:

    • OS: 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: "512MB OpenGL 3.0+ discrete NVIDIA/AMD card"
    • Hard Drive: 5GB of free space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 lts
    • Processor: Pentium® IV or AMD® equivalent at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: "256MB OpenGL 2.0+ discrete NVIDIA/AMD card (with proprietary driver) or Intel Core i7-2620M with mesa 9.0"
    • Hard Drive: 10GB of free space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 lts
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: "512MB OpenGL 3.0+ discrete NVIDIA/AMD card (with proprietary driver)"
    • Hard Drive: 10GB of free space
Helpful customer reviews
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Beautiful, vast universe in a game offering seeminly endless opportunity...the problem is no tutorial, no instructions and apparently no point/purpose. Add to this one of the most user unfriendly interfaces I have ever battled with in a game where every single key (and I mean every single key) on the keyboard is needed to do something in game, be it control the ship, communicate, trade or whatever, a little in game training would have been mildly useful. Forget a steep learning curve, this is tendon twistingly ballistic - that's ok, but no fun. Games are at their heart suppose to be enjoyable. I only managed 5 hrs before it robbed me of my will to live.

Another word of warning, as others have mentioned in forums about this game, it takes time for things to start to happen( obviously longer than 5 hrs), it's not a jump right in and its all action after 15 mins, no, not this one. And that's fair enough for a complex space adventure/trade/sim/strategy game. But the developers need to take into account the average human lives less than 80 years........this game could do with a little ummmph in its rocket booster system. Yawn :(
Posted: October 6
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40.6 hrs on record
it had been over 10 years since I last played a game so opaque that I actually shut it off and simply gave up on trying to learn how to play it due to tanking interrest "if it starts off this bad I don't need to invest in the frustration".

months later I have taken another stab at learning it, watching some guides on youtube. I started by carefully ignoring the fact that the app crashes everytime it was launched in in fullscreen. I went windowed mode. I played long enough to figure out how to stop, start, turn, check my menues, etc. I was becoming interrested... and then the whole things just went and crashed again.

"this application has stopped responding" but it didnt just crash, it crashed with style locking the mouse cursor (which I find unusual in windows 7 especially an application running in windowed mode) so that I had to ctrl+alt+delete and hotkey my way through the windows menus to kill the process. Software testing anyone?

the facts speak for themselves I don't feel I need to explicity state what I think of the way the developer has release this game or introduces it to the user.
Posted: October 19
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65.1 hrs on record
Buggy, but still really fun. If you don't have the time to drop in Eve, this is a good alternative. Just don't buy Rebirth.
Posted: October 13
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
I don't understand the gameplay yet but it's fun nevertheless. I liked to fly around shooting anything I see and then getting shot down myself but at least being able to do some climatic barrel rolls in order to avoid some missiles.
Posted: July 14
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3 of 13 people (23%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
This game seems unfinished, bugs, crashes and lack of a simple tutorial. Believe I read this was originally made for a x2 expansion, but made into its own x3. I think this game loses alot of good reviews due to this and easy to see why. Graphics are great for their time, but failure to fix crashes such as the infamous targeting crash after how many years is discouraging. Game has so much potential and in depth gaming hours. But you will have to dredge through the learning curve most would not undertake, and read a ton of tips and tutorials from other players on forums who made the journey to get satisfaction from the game.Don't know what the devs were thinking. And fixes for crashes and bugs... Just the main menu screen and 32bit movie clips will max out my gtx660 and raise temperatures to 80c for some reason, while in-game no problem at all.., and does not like multicores i've read. I've had no other problems with games like this game has. Buyer Beware, read up first on this game.
Posted: June 29
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2 of 14 people (14%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
EvE Offline. Except impossible to follow. Was looking for another Freelancer experience and this came up on a lot of searches. But the gameplay set up is so counter intuitive and less than he as escorting have to go throught the warp gate BEFORE me otherwise they get left in the old system and won't follow.

Its a shame, I see how this could be great, but you spend more time ALT+TABBING to figure out controls than actually playing.
If you do get it; default command "J" is a huge time saver, it basically speeds up time so that when you have to travel across the star system it only takes 2 min, instead of 10 min (I wish I was kidding.) But there is no overdrive or afterburner (to start at least.)
Posted: May 13
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2 of 15 people (13%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
the freaking ship ai crashes into eachother if you are in the same system as your ai ships. Ever play eve online? Ever wanted a offline version of it so you stop getting ur carebear self ganked to oblivion? then play this...
Posted: September 7
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3 of 18 people (17%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
I've tried to like this - I've played over 20 hours but no I don't like it.

That is all.
Posted: May 8
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2 of 16 people (13%) found this review helpful
41.9 hrs on record
Holy crap did I really spend 41 hours in this game? The X series is for serious hardcore fans of the genre, and I guess I'm just not. It seemed really tedious and boring, and when you make space combat and exploration boring then something has gone horribly wrong. I think I ended up using some kind of quick and easy way to make money to upgrade my stuff, and even then it made very little difference. Give it a pass unless you're a fan of the previous games in the series.
Posted: July 1
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1 of 14 people (7%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Nu info. Nu tutorial. No manual. This game has no story, no goal and no structure.
A million menu's and key-combinations. Great game unless you have a job or a life because it takes a lot (all) of time to get to know the controls and commands.
Posted: May 21
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0.9 hrs on record
ONe of the best space/ecnomic Game i have ever played. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than X-Rebirth.
Posted: June 21
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21.9 hrs on record
As many other people said,the x3 series are one of the best games i have ever played.
When you take the first look,its seems boring and content-less:try it,and you'll see that everything you expected,will be horribly wrong,so lets review positive/negative:

POSITIVE:
-Open world,you can be WHATEVER you want,do whatever you want
-"Money-managing" is a key to the game,and it needs strategy,which is cool,finally the trading system is REALLY important.
-Impressive space stations of course!
-Lot of different ships
-A lot of replay-ability (even though i only played for 2 hours,i already know that,its obvious)

NEGATIVE:
-Really hard to bein with
-♥♥♥♥ty UI
-Absolutely no tutorial for beginners

Here we go,thats all i have to say,so YES i clearly recommend this game,its a must have,aswell as albion prelude or terran conflict!
Posted: July 10
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406.0 hrs on record
As a programmer, any game that lets you actually create "software" to manage your space-trade-fleets, has got a leg up already. While I'm not fan of the "jump-gate" type galaxies, that is probably my only complaint about this game. Individual combat is fun, but I have yet to build a combat fleet, so I'm not sure how that will go. The economic system is quite impressives, with dozens of different space stations you can dock at, and trade with. Eventually you can even build stations of your own. The game lacks a good tutorial, built into the main plot, so I was fumbling around quite a bit for a while. But once I got the hang of things, you can really see how well the various components of the game work together.
Posted: August 5
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40.7 hrs on record
ENDLESS hours of fighting, tradeing, and exploring! One of my favorites.
Posted: September 18
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14.2 hrs on record
Very bad user interface and non-for-play design, in the execuse of simulation, but has air resistence in the space anyway..
Posted: September 21
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3.9 hrs on record
I bought X3: Terran conflict, X3: Reunion, and X3:Albion Prelude as part of a package deal on special. I would have been better off buying Albion Prelude as it was the most recent with more stuff and there was not a significant enough difference between the three to justify playing the other two (although I started with Terran Conflict).

This game has a very steep learning curve, but looks to be pretty solid. Unfortunately I don't have the patience, or the time. Still if you like the explore/build/trade type of games it is engaging.

Worth getting if you have the time, but you are better off with X3:albion if the price is similar.
Posted: May 26
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151.8 hrs on record
This game is what it promises - a Sandbox. you can do many things here, be a trader, a hired gun, a pirate hunter or hero of the universe. you can build stations, manufacturing complexes, wage war with the empires, and with help of the mod even take them over completely. you can own sectors and much more. If you want freedom and reactive economy - this is a game for you.

It has its downsides as well however. For one, be prepared to sink in a lot of time into it. and i mean 100+ hours. the game moves slow, and if you pick a regular start youll spend your first couple real life days scrapping the bottom for cash. The unbalanced missions and bad UI does not help much here, however once you start to get bigger, have regional traders hired, start building stations you can devote yourself to more fun stuff - exterminating enemy systems.

Overall the game is pretty good, but it is by far not perfect. if you want to have basically same game, but more refined, your better off playing X3: Terran Conflict
Posted: June 20
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139.3 hrs on record
Really liked this game, especially finding the free ships.
Posted: July 21
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2.3 hrs on record
This is not a casual "pick up and play" game. Be prepared to invest hours in this game to get the most out of it. It is a simulator and it is vast in scope. But once you understand the game, you'll waste hours on it. This is my second time at playing this game.
Posted: June 13
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524.1 hrs on record
One of my top favorite games, still play it now five years after I bought it. Great atmosphere and many things to do. It's up to you how you want to play it. Have fun.
Posted: June 30
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