Categories: Space, Combat, Sim
Meta Score: 71
Store: X3: Reunion (Price: $ 3,68)
User Score: 73.0
Platform: Xbox, PC
Publisher Names: Enlight Software
Support Language: English*, French*, German*, Spanish – Spain*, Italian, Russian*
Publish Date: 2005-11-10


PC Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / ME / 98SE
  • Processor: Pentium IV 1.7GHz or same grade
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Graphics: 128MB 3D card compatible with Direct X 9
  • DirectX®: 9
  • Hard Drive: 4.5GB available space


X3: Reunion immerses the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. Extensive development has gone into the X³ engine, making full use of DirectX 9 technology, to create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships. The economy model in X3: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion presents players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions can shape the future of the universe. Combat A.I. has been improved to take all ship classes into account and will challenge players; from individual dog fights to commanding full-scale fleets against massive enemy armadas. A new array of weapon systems give increased choice and tactics for any situation, while the multiple threat targeting system makes the player a force to be reckoned with. Rebalanced fighter classes make any encounter a challenge for players of all levels. [Enlight]

Positive Comment(s)

Nearly perfect in regards to its presentation, almost MMO-like scope and endless gameplay.85BonusStage
The open-ended feeling of X3 will appeal to many who like to be able to do their own thing, while the lack of direction might turn off others.83GamingExcellence
By far the most engrossing and beautiful space game on the PC or any other format. [Christmas 2005, p.104]80games(TM)
X3: Reunion is a game that gamers will absolutely lose themselves in for months and even years without running out of things to do.80G4 TV
It also takes tremendous patience to grow your commercial space empire to a healthy payoff stage, but for many, that’s part of this franchise’s allure. [Feb 2006, p.90]79PC Gamer
The best part of X3: Reunion is ultimately doing your own thing in space.78Game Chronicles
Being such a huge fan of X2, I was very disappointed in X3. If you can get past the controls and storyline then this is can be a awesome game for you, its just too bad these parts are so bad.76Next Level Gaming
X3: Reunion is an expansive game with an immersive story and complex mechanics that make it an ideal choice for gamers who want a challenge.75IncGamers
By far the most engrossing game released so far this millennium.100AceGamez
The X series has always been known for its ambitious goals and this title is no exception, proving to be even larger and more daring than its predecessors88eToychest

Negative Comment(s)

If you can get past the intial complexities or are already a series fan, this game will keep you in until X4 is released.75PALGN
X3 features more of the open-ended space exploration and trading of the earlier games, and it has a gorgeous graphics engine; just don’t expect a riveting story.72GameSpot
Bolder souls, as interested in commerce as they are in combat, can buy with much greater confidence.70Eurogamer
All the freedom in the universe and nothing much to do with it. Prepare for a slog. [Christmas 2005, p.88]68PC Format
A testimony to computer gaming brilliance crippled by a premature release.50RewiredMind
The most maddeningly convoluted gaming experience this side of Derek Smart. [Feb 2006, p.67]30Computer Games Magazine
X3 sometimes morphs into a derivative on-rails shooter during scripted story missions. [Feb 2006, p.74]30Computer Gaming World

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