X4: Foundations Reviews

X4: Foundations is ranked in the 37th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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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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Chris Wray
Top Critic
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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Simon Brown
Top Critic
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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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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7 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2021

Although X4: Foundations is more accessible than X1-X3, it is not a game for casual gamers. You'll have to work hard to learn the mechanics that underpin Foundations, but if you put in the work, you'll be rewarded with an experience that can last well over 100 hours. Where most space games see you as a lonely soul in a single ship, X4 lets you create an empire. With an entire fleet under your control, you'll manage combat, material supply and market trading as you see fit.

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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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