Categories: Space, Combat, Sim
Meta Score: 67
Store: X: Beyond the Frontier (Price: $ 1,89)
User Score: 74.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: THQ
Support Language: English*, German*
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 2000-01-26


PC Requirements:


  • OS: Windows 95 or higher
  • Processor: Pentium II 200 MHz
  • Memory: 32 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 MB DirectX-compliant video card
  • DirectX®: DirectX 7.0 or higher
  • Hard Drive: 360 MB hard-disk space
  • Sound: DirectX-compliant sound card


Take a trip to the farthest reaches of space in this real-time simulation. You’re the pilot of an experimental aircraft that falls into an unknown sector of the universe. Your objective is to get home alive, but that won’t be any small task as tons of enemies and obstacles will try to slow your progress throughout the adventure. The game boasts more than 150 fully operational aircraft, six interactive civilizations, in excess of 10,000 objects to use, and thousands of hours of gameplay. Fighting, trading, and solving puzzles are all part of the territory in this massive gaming experience.

Positive Comment(s)

Play it patiently, explore, fight and enjoy… It just might do the trick before the heavy hitters like Starlancer and Freelancer arrive.81ActionTrip

Negative Comment(s)

Quotation omitted. [June 2000, p.112]70PC Gamer
If you thought “Elite” had too much combat and not enough trading, X is probably worth a look. Otherwise, it’s probably best to avoid this one.68GameSpy
Could this game be any slower?50GamePro
With over 10,000 objects in the game’s universe, there is quite a bit to see and no one’s going to tell you how or when to see it in this open-ended space adventure.40All Game Guide
X manages to fail on almost every level.30Eurogamer

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