Categories: Action/Adventure, Space Simulation
Meta Score: 72
Store: X2: The Threat (Price: $ 1,89)
User Score: 79.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: Enlight Software
Support Language: English*, French, German*, Italian, Spanish – Spain*, Czech
Publish Date: 2003-12-03


PC Requirements:

  • 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:


Players will be able to explore a vast and detailed universe, engaging in trading, bounty hunting, piracy, and much more as they attempt to save the X-Universe.

The game play of X2 is as vast as its universe. Players are able to explore a variety of different sectors of the X-Universe, ranging from space stations to asteroid fields. As the player progresses, they can take on a variety of different missions, from smuggling to bounty hunting. The freedom of choice in X2 allows the player to choose their own style of play and tailor the experience to their liking.

The combat of X2 is fast-paced and intense. Players are able to customize their ships with various weapons and armor upgrades. The game features a variety of different enemy ships, from small fighters to large capital ships. Players will need to use their wits and their weapons to survive the dangers of the X-Universe.

X2: The Threat is an excellent game for fans of both space-based and action-adventure games. With a unique storyline and a vast universe to explore, the game offers a unique experience for players of all types. So, if you’re looking for a game that offers an exciting and immersive experience, then X2 is the game for you.

Positive Comment(s)

This is what space games should be about: lush scenery, freedom, and room to roam. “Elite” is dead. Long live X2.90GameSpy
If you are looking for a cross between a 3D spreadsheet and “Battlestar Galactica,” with a side of patience and a twist of plot, then X2 lands right in your space station.87PC Gameworld
Though its not a masterpiece and falls in the growing crowd of space simulators like “FreeLancer,” it’s a game that almost everyone will appreciate.84GameZone
One of the most involving space sims released for a while and it’s only let down by a complex and rough interface design and the dodgy voice acting.80IncGamers

Negative Comment(s)

If you’d enjoy a solid trade sim set in outer space, then check out X2, but don’t forget to bring as much patience as possible. [Feb 2004, p.50]75Play Magazine
Even a game with outstanding eventual depth needs to give players some evidence early on that rewards will eventually apprear. [Mar 2004, p.69]50Computer Games Magazine
A deep game worthy of exploration and discovery – you’ll just have to exhibit nigh-infinite patience with its glacially slow build-up and general unfriendliness. [Mar 2004, p.86]70Computer Gaming World
With the depth of everything and overall graphical sophistication in X2, it could have been a much better title. [Feb 2004, p.112]70Game Informer
You’re probably looking at a good thirty to forty hours of gameplay before you start to touch on the high-level possibilities of X2.50Eurogamer
There are so many details packed into this game that the learning curve is not so much a curve as it is a cliff and more than a little persistence will be required to get anywhere in this game.40eToychest
X2 contains a great sandbox adventure complicated by an ignorable single-player story and fiendish menu driven control system.60Adrenaline Vault

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