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X-Tension is the eagerly awaited expansion pack to X: Beyond the Frontier. The expansion is not limited by a linear plot line but makes use of new ways to expand your empire. You can now take part in missions that are offered to you throughout the game.
Release Date: Oct 8, 2010
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$4.99

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

About the Game

X-Tension is the eagerly awaited expansion pack to X: Beyond the Frontier. The expansion is not limited by a linear plot line but makes use of new ways to expand your empire. You can now take part in missions that are offered to you throughout the game.

Features

  • More Ships - You are no longer limited to one ship, but can now buy and pilot all fighters and small transports in the game. As well as capturing new Pirate ships.
  • Expanded Universe - The universe has also been expanded with over 40 new sectors to visit, trade and fight inside, allowing you to find new locations to build new stations and trade in new goods.
  • The Version 2 Update - The release of the 2.0 upgrade expanded the game even further allowing you to pilot the larger TL class freighter.

Continue your quest to explore the universe, trade in over 90 sectors, with over 50 goods, upgrade your ship with dozens of wares available to you by 5 unique alien races and protect yourself from the hostile Xenon.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 95 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium II 200 MHz
    • Memory: 32 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 MB DirectX-compliant video card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 7.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 275 MB hard-disk space
    • Sound: DirectX-compliant sound card
Helpful customer reviews
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
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7 reviews
17.8 hrs on record
A good and complex sandbox space game for its age.
Posted: July 14th, 2014
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
*Attempts to launch game* - "X-Tension NOT INSTALLED"

WTF did I just play? - It's hilarious! Must be even better when you're drunk!

Seriously, if you're not used to these types of games or the X-Series itself, when you first boot the game, it's like a puzzle! It's like 2 games in one, a puzzler figuring out what the heck is going on, then the actual game itself, which i haven't managed to witness yet outside of "The End".

On the plus side, it seems as though (once your figure it out) there's a lot of depth and customization in the game, and is an apt reminder of the detail to gameplay content that was once put in games over a decade ago. There are so many options and things to control that its initially confusing, but at the same time impressive, and once you get past the bizarrely leftsided illegible text, genuinely intrigues you into finding out more not only about this game, but the future ones in the series that may perhaps a bit more suited to the non-veterans.

Can I recommend this? Only if you have a sense of humour, a lot of patience, or are a space combat flight simulator vet.
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
if you dont have it get it.
Posted: March 29th, 2014
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
267 products in account
39 reviews
64.6 hrs on record
This is the sequel to X: Beyond The Frontier. If you master the X-BTF game and getting bored stuck in the X-Shuttle, try this! The only thing you have to keep in mind is the pirates and Xenon forces. Your X-Universe empire and reputation is EVERYTHING. Also the X-Shuttle is locked until you master the X-Universe, but when you get a special mission from the Paranid, I strongly advise you read the Egosoft forums on a secret guide on how to progress the mission fully. Because this mission is a one-way ticket, read more on the X-Tension fansites!
Posted: August 8th, 2012
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
I would recommend X: Tension for the mere fact that this is one of the best space trading sims I have personally played. I have played X2: The Threat, X3: Reunion and X3: Terran Conflict. While the later were pretty good in and of themselves, X: Tension goes back to the X universe roots. The cockpits were removed in the X3 series of games but X: Tension has them making the game more immersive. The trading system is more simplistic than the latest games due to the fact there is not as many items to trade. This can be a good thing. Complexity can sometimes ruin a game.
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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