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X2: The Threat

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X²: The Threat is of a new generation of space simulator games, you play the role of Julian Gardna who continues the story set by X: Beyond The Frontier. The updated graphics engine gives the universe a fresher feel with newly designed ships and stations adding to the complexity of the universe.
  • Explore: You can explore over 130 beautifully designed sectors occupied by nebulas that affect your ships and stations, asteroids you can mine for materials you can later sell on for profit.
  • New Ships: Explore in over 60 ships of varying sizes from scout class ships to the much larger carrier class battleships.
  • New Upgrades: Upgrade your ships systems with many more upgrades, and download new upgrades that make use of the new scripting engine designed specially for X².
  • New Weapons: Add new weapons to your ship including the Ion Disruptor and Mass Driver, but also build factories that will develop these weapons and sell them to make a profit, expanding your own empire among the universe.
  • New Missions: Take part in missions offered to you on each stations bulletin board, make money by defending convoys and destroy incoming Xenon fleets intent on destroying everything in their path.
    But above all else, help to defend the universe from the Khaak, before they kill everyone and everything they come across.
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13+ Teen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / ME / 98SE
  • Processor: Pentium III 800MHz or same grade
  • Memory: 256MB RAM
  • Graphics: 32MB 3D card compatible with Direct X 8.1
  • DirectX®: 8.1
  • Hard Drive: 1200MB available space
  • Sound:
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X2: The Threat reviews and comments

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Clear Buy recommendation! By a wide Margin, this is the best and most accessible Part of the X series for my Feeling. In the first campaign missions you learn the basic Things, the Keyboard Commands you have On it after some acclimatization and the Controls in Combination with XBox controllers for fights and Factual for everything else works well. Compatibility was not a Problem with me on Windows 10 With AdminRights it runs flawlessly. It is also nice that there are still Cockpit views, even without any Mods this Game offers Fabric for 100 Hours, the pure Storyline disappointed against it, it just scratches the Surface. In this Game you put your Goals yourself, that's motivating and never really gets unfair, as Balancing is by and large quite successful. You can take it with you for the few Euros. The following Parts will no longer be available.
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X2-The Threat Is still the better Elite, or the deeper Freelancer, for me. You have a little Main Story to follow, but you can just Ignore it and do what brings joy in X. The Construction of his own Trading Empire, Stations, Freighters, Escode ships, Use his own Combat Fleets as a Police force or go into battle against Xenon. It's just Fun, and yes .. You have to say X is the Game you make of it yourself, a Sandbox that is neither cluttered nor too limited, just right:). Oh yes, I still find the Graphics still beautiful after all these years, including the Ship design's. Likewise, for me, it's the best Part of the X game series. From me a Clear Recommendation for People who like creativity and Economic Simulation in Space, for all those who want to be taken more at Hand and want to experience a Density Story that should look elsewhere.
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Have played it, play it, and will always Play it. The Graphics may have aged, but still the Best in Sci Fi sector and most importantly, you don't Feel like having a Mini Graphic For Smartphones. It may take some time to grasp the Game principle. In Addition, you don't even need to start with something smaller than a NOVA with Energy Plasmawers (is really only etrwas for Cracks). But after the 2nd Story mission, one should have acquired enough Funds (Imaginative handling of the Cargo hold is required) to start making money and create one's empire. Be it as a Merchant, Freelancer, pirate, Or Patriot of the Argon military. You can guess the Manual, but it's more Fun with the Try by Error. Once you've built a Factory, made it run and Activated some Taxis and long-distance Retailers, it almost runs by itself. It sit not a 2000s house-on The game, but rather a real Simulation (at least a serious Attempt). Although struggle is an Element, it is not like today, the Main Source of Motivation. You can, you don't have to, race through Space with Continuous Fire.
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