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Simulation/Space Combat Simulation
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A sequel to X: Beyond the Frontier, X2: The Threat returns players to the distant area of space known as X Universe. Players take control of a pilot being given a second chance at life after being arrested while attempting to steal a ship. First given a job as a miner, the player soon learns new details about their father as well as their own true identity. Now they must help prevent the X Universe from being taken over by a new alien race known as the Khaak.
As players progress through the game they can build their skills in one or a combination of professions: Trader, Bounty Hunter, Pirate, and Miner. Players also have a ship that can be upgraded throughout their travels. Some of the defensive systems that can be altered include the hull strength, shield system, warning system, and enemy radar tracking. Offensive abilities include a variety of missiles, and lasers with different damage properties, rates of fire, and ship placement.
X2: The Threat features a universe with thousands of objects to see and interact with: space stations, ships, weapons, commodities to trade, and races, each with their own agendas and technologies. There are also visual effects that players can take advantage of, such as hiding within gas clouds. ~ Jonathan Sutyak, All Game Guide