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!
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Very Positive (19 reviews) - 84% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,231 reviews) - 85% of the 1,231 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2008

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Buy X3 Terran War Pack

Includes 2 items: X3: Albion Prelude, X3: Terran Conflict

Buy X3: GoldBox

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

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Includes 6 items: X3: Albion Prelude, X3: Terran Conflict, X3: Reunion, X2: The Threat, X: Tension, X: Beyond the Frontier

Buy Egosoft Collection

Includes 9 items: X Rebirth, X Rebirth: Home of Light, X Rebirth: The Teladi Outpost, X2: The Threat, X3: Albion Prelude, X3: Reunion, X3: Terran Conflict, X: Beyond the Frontier, X: Tension

 

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July 6

X3: Terran Conflict Update 3.2d Released

This is a small technical update for Windows only and does not contain any new gameplay features.

• Fixed selection of wrong graphics card on systems (particularly laptops) that have dual graphics.
• Fixed issue with menu performance on systems with particular AMD graphics hardware and driver combinations.

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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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Very Positive (19 reviews)
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ExtozyA
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
You can eject yourself to the space :)
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zofi1
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I really do not like this game.
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Leonardo Myst
( 39.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
More X-Goodness.

Looks and plays great.

New players will find X3TC very easy to get into because of the tutorial missions.
However, experienced X-gamers will feel ahead of the class.

Mission icons are added for easily finding missions.
Good if you want it... but bad if you don't as it makes you feel like it's holding your hand.

Missions are now given by NPCs that can be found on stations or flying their ships.
Good because it makes those ships that flew around before have more importance.
But bad because they removed the BBS to do it.
Which means no browsing the news articles while docked, no missions from a bulletin board, no blackjack, no lottery...

So, while the graphics continue getting improved with each incarnation of X, it seems like there's a limit to the actual features they implement. And when they add something, they remove something else.

However, it's still highly recommended because those things you miss from the older games can be put back in by editing the game yourself or finding a script or mod already created at the official forums.

So... I give X3TC 4 out of 5 stars 'as is'.
But if they could keep all the features from the past games it would be a 10 out of 5.
The mod community may compensate, however.
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Minh Yung
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
(Review for Albion Prelude Addon since it's awesome. Terran Conflict has more story but is less optimized. Also my hours sank into this game at release, before steam)

Forget about half ♥♥♥ casual games like Elite: Dangerous. This is the best space game so far. It has everything you'd want: A LOT of different ships to fly, exploration, itemization, complex economy, several factions to interact with different personalities and likes/dislikes, build / take space stations, stuff to do / explore even late in the game and a huge amount of freedom in what to do. Capture ships, steal loads, trade illegal stuff (weapons, drugs) or just let your AI Pilotfleet trade while you join an army, it's really up to you.

Downside: You should look up some stuff! Many different items and customisations for your ship or goods mean to read about them. Some information is not easy to find at first, but it's worth it. It's a deep and complex space-/fight-/trade simulation which is it's strongest point.

What I'd want from x4: Stay the same. Be complex, be deep! We have enough of the shallow crossover plattform games with the fly-in-emptyness-and-don't-do-much-at-all ♥♥♥♥. We have enough of the stripped down games that are easy to get into but are boring after the first 5 hours.

<3 X3
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supergamingman22
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Old game...But a epic one
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Kingofwar20909
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
X3: Terran Conflict is a space simulation game. That is its basic genre, but i like to think of it as more of a space bussiness management game. Someone else may see it as a space combat simulator. The point is you can really play this game the way you want. Many people are scared of the scale this game seems to be but as long as you start with baby steps its really alright. You don't have to be a grand adventurer exploring the entire universe battling enemy capital ships with a fleet of your own. In fact you could play without even leaving your sector if you wished to as you learn the game. I believe that everyone should at least have a go at this game even though it is a bit older.
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James Kain
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Its a good game, but its not my style. The graphics are great and it handles well. Its just too bad it wasnt what I thought it was, Other then that though, it looked and played amazing.

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GhostAssassin98
( 12.7 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
(Review for Albion Prelude Addon since it's awesome. Terran Conflict has more story but is less optimized. Also my hours sank into this game at release, before steam)

Forget about half ♥♥♥ casual games like Elite: Dangerous. This is the best space game so far. It has everything you'd want: A LOT of different ships to fly, exploration, itemization, complex economy, several factions to interact with different personalities and likes/dislikes, build / take space stations, stuff to do / explore even late in the game and a huge amount of freedom in what to do. Capture ships, steal loads, trade illegal stuff (weapons, drugs) or just let your AI Pilotfleet trade while you join an army, it's really up to you.

Downside: You should look up some stuff! Many different items and customisations for your ship or goods mean to read about them. Some information is not easy to find at first, but it's worth it. It's a deep and complex space-/fight-/trade simulation which is it's strongest point.

What I'd want from x4: Stay the same. Be complex, be deep! We have enough of the shallow crossover plattform games with the fly-in-emptyness-and-don't-do-much-at-all ♥♥♥♥. We have enough of the stripped down games that are easy to get into but are boring after the first 5 hours.

<3 X3
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
X3: Terran Conflict is a space simulation game. That is its basic genre, but i like to think of it as more of a space bussiness management game. Someone else may see it as a space combat simulator. The point is you can really play this game the way you want. Many people are scared of the scale this game seems to be but as long as you start with baby steps its really alright. You don't have to be a grand adventurer exploring the entire universe battling enemy capital ships with a fleet of your own. In fact you could play without even leaving your sector if you wished to as you learn the game. I believe that everyone should at least have a go at this game even though it is a bit older.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
You can eject yourself to the space :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Old game...But a epic one
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
235 of 241 people (98%) found this review helpful
41 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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224 of 260 people (86%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
Recommended
116.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
"Mount & Blade" in space.
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125 of 130 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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312 of 391 people (80%) found this review helpful
27 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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80 of 86 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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