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Description

X³: Reunion is a space trading and combat simulation that continues the story of X²: The Threat. The war with the mysterious Khaak still rages at the borders of Argon space, where the weakened defending forces try to stop the expanding invasion. But a new, even bigger menace arises in the endless darkness of space.

Like its predecessors, the game features free-form gameplay, allowing the player to completely ignore the main story of the game (actually there is an option to play the game without any story at all). There are several ways to earn money or reputation - mining asteroids, trading, building player-owned stations, fighting against pirates or becoming pirate oneself, and so on. only to name a few. With a large variety of ships and equipment, the player can build (or capture) a whole customized battle and/or trading fleet.

Screenshots

X³: Reunion Windows The pride of the Argon fleet is back in X3...
X³: Reunion Windows You can select to play as an explorer, merchant or pirate with storyline disabled if you wish.
X³: Reunion Windows Following the green docking lights
X³: Reunion Windows View of a gate. It's targeted so it also appears in the target view window I have open at the top-right. Note that everything surrounded by a box may be clicked on to target it.

Alternate Titles

  • "X3:重聚" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "X3: Воссоединение" -- Russian spelling
  • "X3" -- Informal name
  • "X²: Reunion" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

eToychest Jan 19, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Cheat Code Central Feb 15, 2006 4.4 out of 5 88
Worth Playing Dec 10, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Boomtown Nov 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Nov 28, 2005 80 out of 100 80
PC Action Dec 06, 2005 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 15, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 06, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameCell UK Dec 16, 2005 7 out of 10 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Feb 19, 2006 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

X³: Reunion appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development

The X²: The Threat expansion X²: The Return (German title: X²: Die Rückkehr) was canceled near completion to take advantage of the engine. All of the expansion's content was integrated into this game.

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Knyght (648) added X³: Reunion (Windows) on Nov 08, 2005
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (36396) and Kabushi (154918)