X³: Reunion

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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.


X³: Reunion Windows Mission briefing. The Khaak are back.
X³: Reunion Windows Space and ship models are very impressive. Characters are not...
X³: Reunion Windows That's what I want enemies to look like!
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.

Alternate Titles

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

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Worth Playing Windows Dec 10, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
GamingExcellence Windows Jul 21, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Boomtown Windows Nov 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Dec 07, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Softpedia Windows Nov 23, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de Windows Nov 25, 2005 74 out of 100 74
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
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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1001 Video Games

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


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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