It is the year 2938. The long wished-for encounter of the X Universe and the Earth holds both joy and sorrow for the people. Despite flourishing trade, the clash of the diverse races, cultures and life forms creates new tensions, mistrust and open conflict that need to be overcome!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (19 reviews) - 89% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,212 reviews) - 85% of the 1,212 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2008

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About This Game

It is the year 2938. The long wished-for encounter of the X Universe and the Earth holds both joy and sorrow for the people. Despite flourishing trade, the clash of the diverse races, cultures and life forms creates new tensions, mistrust and open conflict that need to be overcome!
Experience the brilliant climax of the legendary X-Trilogy , and take your place in the history of the X Universe.
  • Largest X Universe ever.
  • New faction: the Terrans – inhabitants of the Earth.
  • More jobs and non-linear missions than ever before.
  • More than 100 new spaceships, new ship classes and weapon systems.
  • Re-designed user interface for comfortable control by mouse, keyboard and joystick.
  • New group management tool.
  • Large battleships can be boarded by an outside team.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista SP1 / XP SP2
    • Processor: Pentium® IV or AMD® equivalent at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB 3D DirectX 9 Compatible video card (not onboard) with Pixel Shader 1.1 support
    • Hard Drive: 10GB of free space
    • Sound: Soundcard (Surround Sound support recommended)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista SP1
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB 3D DirectX 9 Compatible video card (not onboard) with Pixel Shader 3.0 support
    • Hard Drive: 10GB of free space
    • Sound: Soundcard (Surround Sound support recommended)
    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: 10GB of free space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 10GB 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
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Recent:
Very Positive (19 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,212 reviews)
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GhostAssassin98
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
BEST SPACE GAME IV EVER PLAYED. REGRET NOT SEEING THIS GAME FOR SOOO LONG. Its got so much depth an freedom. Its amazing. This exact game in multiplayer with more modern graphics - Game of the year. easily
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Tamminen
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Why negative:

1. Do not believe "nice" intro video, in-game graphics are not so nice (970GTX).
2. Game is really flight simulator, so u need joystick.
3. Clumsy controls
3. No any tutorial.
4. "Quests" feel bugged.
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phzhft
( 213.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
- you can enter any ship in the game and pilot it from first person view
- you can own an unlimited number of ships and switch between them as you like
- you can control any ship that you are not flying personally, via remote commands
- hundreds of unique ships, down from the smallest fighters to capital ships and carriers, missile frigates, troop transports, freighters. Yeah, you can pilot each of them in first person.
- you can customize each of your ships' weapon loadouts.
- be a trader only, get rich then buy the big guns/ships to do your fighting for you. Or be a combat ace and get all the kills yourself.
- ship boarding, being a pirate is viable.
- Some people complain about the UI, but the key is to use keyboard shortcuts to issue commands. Now it's second nature and I only use mouse for aiming and steering.
- watch CdrDave's videos on Youtube for a good intro, his tutorials make a good progression and gets you into the habit of using keyboard shortcuts.
- game aged well, great graphics for a 2008 game.
- great long quest line that sucks you in.
- "Betty" the ingame computerized voice is too cool. Wish there was something like that IRL
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The Magestic Squizard
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Product received for free
Love Space sims?

Don't care if a game looks dated compared to newer titles?

Ready to say goodbye to your family/friends/significant other?

Ready to climb one of the steepest learning curves imaginable?

X3 Terran conflict is for you.
Also X3 Abilon prelude, different storyline, same game engine, same universe, but all in all, pretty fantastic.
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Rsxpist JMS
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Its control on computer is quite complicated. Still i think this game is a fantastic simulation game of space crafts.
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DespicableDamo
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I dont even know how to play this properly
Got to blow some ships up though, and quite frankly, isnt that the only reason people buy this game?
Guys?
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MrRaz101
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Used to play this game a lot when I was younger. As I didn't have the money back then you can guess what i did to obtain it. Now that I'm older and working I can easily recommend buying this game as well as others in the series.

Believe me try it its great spent hours upon hours playing this game as a teen. And if you like the game do what I did and buy it helping support the developer.

Ta
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Dreamer
( 141.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
My favorite space game. Too bad its starting to show its age, but if you haven't played it before, it's great fun. If you like flying multiple types of ships, from small fighters to giant battleships, and creating a spaceship fleet to fight or trade for you, then building your own empire, with your own stations producing eveything you need, including new ships, this is the game for you.

Beware that it doesn't have such great massive quests unfortunately, and they are quite buggy with poor voice acting, but some of them are fun and with awesome rewards.

And if you get this, get the expansion, Albion Prelude, its essential. Also find the forums and install mods, especially XRM and IEX.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
213.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
- you can enter any ship in the game and pilot it from first person view
- you can own an unlimited number of ships and switch between them as you like
- you can control any ship that you are not flying personally, via remote commands
- hundreds of unique ships, down from the smallest fighters to capital ships and carriers, missile frigates, troop transports, freighters. Yeah, you can pilot each of them in first person.
- you can customize each of your ships' weapon loadouts.
- be a trader only, get rich then buy the big guns/ships to do your fighting for you. Or be a combat ace and get all the kills yourself.
- ship boarding, being a pirate is viable.
- Some people complain about the UI, but the key is to use keyboard shortcuts to issue commands. Now it's second nature and I only use mouse for aiming and steering.
- watch CdrDave's videos on Youtube for a good intro, his tutorials make a good progression and gets you into the habit of using keyboard shortcuts.
- game aged well, great graphics for a 2008 game.
- great long quest line that sucks you in.
- "Betty" the ingame computerized voice is too cool. Wish there was something like that IRL
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Product received for free
Love Space sims?

Don't care if a game looks dated compared to newer titles?

Ready to say goodbye to your family/friends/significant other?

Ready to climb one of the steepest learning curves imaginable?

X3 Terran conflict is for you.
Also X3 Abilon prelude, different storyline, same game engine, same universe, but all in all, pretty fantastic.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
224 of 230 people (97%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
956.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
This is the final Space sim. The absolute, glorious space sim that only a PC can have. You can fly anything. You can buy anything. You won´t be able to even dock a ship at the beggining, you won´t be able to win a single fight at the start, your ship will be a piece of crap and you won´t be able to even dock at the majority of the stations. Random squads of pirate fighthers ten times more well-armed than you will be at the majority of sectors corners. Alien enemies with battleships the size of your city clogging entire sectors will mop the floor with your face for their amusement. Yet, you can trade, steal, find or loot weapons, ships, containers with goods or missiles that worth ten times the price of your little fighther in the shipyards. Find your way around. Get rich. get frindly with one of the races, buy super corvettes that can kick the ♥♥♥ of all the enemies that made fun of you, parade in carriers that effortlessly kill hordes of the same things that would vaporize you in the begginning, build your own stations, command remote armies of both honestly bought or captured vessels and conquer entire sectors by force to build factory complexes that put anything ever builded anywhere to shame.
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212 of 246 people (86%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
116.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
"Mount & Blade" in space.
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121 of 126 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
169.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
There is simply no other single player space simulation out there that even comes close to the depth and complexity of X3 Terran Conflict. A series high point as many improvements to the older X games can be found here in X3TC. Improved interface and UI gives way to full keyboard and mouse control with a new and improved flight model. A much more polished sandbox experience provides a larger and more detailed universe complete with a fully dynamic supply and demand based economy that you can exploit, support, and or decimate on a small scale or faction wide.

Improved combat from small fighters and scouts to massive capital ships and carriers. Different variations in ship types with upgradable engines and thrusters. Travel by stargate or use Jump Drives to instantly travel large distances through space. Varied assortment of ship systems and upgrades for specific roles that can all be created by NPC and or players complete with logistics and supply lines. Jump Drives require fuel and larger fleets will require support ships and stations to rearm and refuel.

Play to whatever style you favor the most at any time. From small scale skirmishes to large scale epic fleet battles. Traders, explorers, pirates, bounty hunters, mercenaries, haulers, miners, police, military, industrial, and civilian. Micro manage everything or automate it with RPG based NPC fleet and corporation controls. Industrial mining operations and station construction. Name your player, corporation, ships, and all of your assets. Fully simulated sandbox complete with a full array of terran and alien factions. Your actions will effect your reputation around the universe with each one. Play the story at your own pace with full 3D open world space flight where nothing is scripted and anything can happen, even full scale invasions.

The universe is alive with friendly, neutral, and hostile NPC's. Some will even offer you random jobs and trade. Fly any ship in the game in first or third person. Hire wingmen to fly your ships and protect your assets. Train soldiers for 3rd person boarding operations and defense. Deploy satelites to create a network for tactical and economic information in realtime. Explore the universe to find hidden stations and derelict ships. Perform spacewalks to claim and or repair ships. Keep track of your thoughts with the captains log as your experience unfolds. The only limitation is your imagination.
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308 of 387 people (80%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10, 2014
A+

X3 IS A GOOD DAMN GAME IF YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB
AND HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO SPEND JUST DOING STUFF
AT YOUR COMPUTER.

IT IS A PRETTY SLOW PACED GAME
SO I WOULD SAY BUY IT IF YOU DON'T HAVE FRIENDS OR SOMETHING
BUT STAY AWAY IF YOU NEED TO SET ASIDE TIME TO DO STUFF LIKE
BREASTFEED YOUR CHILD.
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78 of 84 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
127.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
X3 Terran Conflict, at first when I started this game I was lost on what I could do. Even when I found the script edit I was lost because of how big the game is. I then started to understand what I needed to do in the game. After a little while I found the game to be empty, not much was going on. No real wars or anything like that. I went through some really long missions and was starting to get sick of it already so I started to look for mods for the game. What I found was a rich list of really great mods which brings the game to life, I will add the link to the mods at the end of this review.

Wish the mods I give this game a 10/10. Without the mods I give the game a 6/10 or 7/10.

The graphics for the game are good and it is fun to fly around and build space stations. I just like war in space so I needed to have something more which the mods gave me.

Here is the link for the mods. http://forum.egosoft.com/search/index.html?template=default&style=default.css

I hope you have as much fun with this game as I do.
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142 of 176 people (81%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
343.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2015
First, let me say that I really hate having to leave a negative review for this game. It actually has all the elements in place to make it truly great -- a huge, explorable universe, a complex economy, a huge variety of ships that each have their own use, a nice backstory, good graphics and music -- but it has some really critical flaws with playability that make the overall experience extremely tedious.

This is really three games in one: In the early game, it begins as a 3D space combat and flight simulator, and succeeds quite nicely at this. But in the later game, as you accumulate more resources and ships, it becomes more of a economy/trading simulator and fleet command style of game.

The critical problem is that the entire interface is designed around first-person navigation and combat, and controlling groups of other ships involves absolutely enormous amounts of navigating through menus for even the simplest task, like "move here". Secondly, ships move *very* slowly in this game, even with the built-in option to speed up time by 10X. Thirdly, trading ships, even the upgraded ones that are supposed to be self-sufficient, are stupid and require lots of hand-holding. The net result is that, once you have a large economy and fleet of ships, you will spend 30% of your time in menus, 69% of your time waiting for ships to move from point A to B, and 1% of your time actually doing whatever it is you intended to do in the first place. To build, equip, and move a medium-sized fleet into position to attack something is the work of several hours (not counting the time needed to get money for it), which is just absurd.

What this game *desperately* needs is a way to toggle between first-person cockpit style view and a third-person, RTS-style, "fleet commander" view to ease management of large numbers of ships.

Other minor criticisms are that the voice "acting" is generally terrible (major characters are often voiced by obvious computer-generated text-to-speech), and the quests are pretty simple "go here" or "deliver this to there". The different sectors start to all look the same after awhile. Also, there aren't many capital ship battles, a problem that was fixed in the expansion, X3: Albion Prelude. However, none of these are major problems in what is essentially an open-world game. The only critical problems are the interface and speed of doing anything, but these are enough to make the experience really frustrating.

All this said, if you have lot of patience and a lot of time to burn, I would actually recommend this game. For others, no.
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61 of 62 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
176.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Okay, two years after I had bought this game as a part of the X Superbox I feel obliged to write a few words about it. Simply because X3: Terran Conflict (and other X games) are some of the best games EVER made. I would actually hesitate whether to still call this a game. It will steal your life.

First things first. It's probably gonna be easy for veterans of previous X games to get into this one, few slight changes but the same mechanic in a nutshell. For the others though, be warned! This game has one of the steepest learning curves I've ever experienced in a game, yet it is also probably the most rewarding. You start out with one ship in a vastness of space and you can virtually build a galactic empire with hundreds of ships, factories, and resources at your disposal. It's not gonna be fast, it's not going to be easy, but it's going to be fun! And you can really do it! No MMO has ever come close to the level of freedom and complexity of all the mechanics in this game. No other sandbox game provides such a beautiful playground for making all your dreams of becoming an overlord come true. It's a gem, an absolute beast of a game, so patched and so loved that even when the developers provided little to no tutorial (very extensive manual however), you can get all the information you need to become great relatively easily.

It's difficult to recommend this game to just one group of players. You can get a lot of fighting experience in this one, which I personally enjoy very much, but it's not a simple grabba shipz and go pwn everybody rite nao. No... You have to work on your reputation with a faction, you then get to buy the ship of your dreams, then you have to take it and slap dozens of upgrades on it to make it really shine and then you go get yourself some kickass weapons. I love maintaining all these little details, you can change your weaponry on the fly and tear all kinds of enemies apart. There are limits of course, but lemme tell you... I did destroy a class M6 bomber with about 150 MJ shields with a little M5 ship that only has 1 MJ shield.... I did take out a Kha'ak corvette with my M3 Mamba thanks to an insane firepower provided by Mass Drivers and their non-existent energy consumption. This might not mean anything to you now, but trust me, when you get there and live it... you will remember ;)

Ooooor you can pretty much just ignore the whole shooting thing and become a filthy rich and successful trader and buy everyone :D The story isn't important, you write your own. The graphics are very good in my opinion. Music and sounds are more than adequate. Mostly you won't even notice the music, which makes those rare moments of entering a sector that's different than all the others that much more enjoyable.

This game is about options, freedom and passion for honing all your skills. And I love it.

Personal rating 10/10
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