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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 orangey blobs are the remanents of the civilian ship I blew up. Behind it, surrounded by red (indicating hostile) is a police ship, who didn't like me shooting up the innocent ship.
X³: Reunion Windows The police get a few well placed shots in while I'm trying to take screenshots. Evil.
X³: Reunion Windows Loading splash screen
X³: Reunion Windows External view of my ship firing some blasts off into space

Promo Images

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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

neXGam Windows 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Chronicles Windows Jan 03, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Next Level Gaming Windows Nov 24, 2005 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Windows Nov 30, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Powerplay Windows Dec, 2005 70 out of 100 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Feb 19, 2006 13 out of 20 65
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2005 62 out of 100 62
RewiredMind Windows Nov 10, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Gaming Age Windows Jan 25, 2006 D+ 33
Factornews Windows Feb 19, 2006 3 out of 10 30

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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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