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X: Tension

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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. 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.
Release date
Oct 8, 2010
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • 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: 400 MB hard-disk space
  • Sound: DirectX-compliant sound card
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X: Tension reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I didn't forget how to control the game at first and was disoriented and didn't know what I should do then but I copped a bit when I was ckuring on youtube and then not the graphic I found the not so much good but it all went in one f And it is difficult to get it, but irgent-wann is going wrong
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I find the first Parts of the X Series have a Cult Status at Fan's even if it is not comparable to today's parts of the Series, they have helped me to become an X Fan and no matter how many Problems the New Games I will continue to have the X Series Stay Faithful and:) me through the Bugs through the Bugs!!!! For every Newcomer, the First Parts are important to understand what's at stake in this Series (Story) But when I played that again today I realized that's damn long ago when I played the Game and is again a Lording challenge with the Controls k Lar to come and every Together Bump inevitably ends with the Game Over xD!!!
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X-Tention is the direct Successor to X – Beyond the Frontier and thus also a space trade simulation from the German Company Egosoft. X-Tenttion picks up exactly where X – Beyond the Frontier left off. The Events of the Predecessor are over and the prototype jumping ship is repaired, but the Main Character does not want to sit around idly, so he asks the Argons for a Ship so that he can meet old Friends and experience new Adventures. Basically, X-Tention is more of a Trading Sandbox compared to X –-Beyond the Frontier because a Main Plot Is completely missing. While there are some Missions that can be accepted at different Stations, there is no proper, consistent Main Plot. Still, there's more of the Old with a few Innovations. On the one hand, the System has evolved and grown larger. On the other hand, other Ships are now allowed to be Pilotated and not just tied to one Type of Ship. Whether Freighters, Hunters or other Ships of different Breeds, what is offered for Sale in the Space Port can usually also be used. But it is not only in the Universe that Something has happened, but technology also makes it far more than before. Graphics and Sound have undergone a small Improvement and some comfort features have also been adapted, improved or introduced. For example, Solar Power Plants can now also be supplied with Vans. Otherwise, since not much has happened compared to X – Beyond the Frontier, there is not much left to say at this Point, except that X-Tention is something for all those who simply didn't get enough of Acting in the first Part and want to expand their Empire further. However, If you need some Action to Motivate, you should move on To X2: The Thread, the next Part in the Series.
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