Percentile Rank

X4: Foundations is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 10, 2018

There’s beauty to be found here, among the stars. But it’s going to take a more dedicated role-player than myself – or at least someone far more interested in systems for their own sake – to buy into this flimsy simulation for very long.

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Scored Reviews

Game Revolution
Dec 18, 2018

X4 Foundations is a game where you choose your fate, and if you’re willing to self-motivate and put in the time, you’ll find an incredible experience waiting for you.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2019

A difficult game, slow and complex, but in which we can do practically everything to build our galactic empire. A must for veterans of the saga.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2018

Foundations is more of the same niche-scratching space exploration from previous iterations with a more immersive feel and I can't wait to dive back into my personal galaxy. For those that have been watching the X series from the outside, Foundations is a great entry point, provided you meet the beefy system requirements.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2019

An ambitious, complex sandbox space game that allows you to do almost anything from spacewalking to commanding a carrier with a fleet of ships onboard. A steep learning curve and an inconsistent interface mar an excellent return for Egosoft's flagship series.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
Sergey_3847

Top Critic

Dec 19, 2018

Fans of the X series will love the new X4 Foundations, but the new players will find it incredibly hard to get into.

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Wccftech
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2018

X4: Foundations is a far superior game to the last outing and is already on the right path to success, thanks to Egosofts diligent work in fixing issue s and enhancing the game. However, in its current state, it's still lacking core elements that help to make the game what it could be.

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