The ultimate test of combat, tactical, navigational and entrepreneurial skills, X2 The Threat is a space simulation of breathtaking depth and scope. Explore a vast, dynamic universe, populated with thousands of intelligent spacecraft. Build an empire to exploit X2's uniquely realistic economic system by acquiring factories, satellites and fleets of spacecraft to manufacture and trade in a huge range of goods. Fight gripping battles in the cockpit, from the bridge, the gunner's seat or issue detailed commands to your fleet and watch the action unfold from a distance. An expertly-woven plot seamlessly integrates with open-ended game play; a trail of intriguing characters unearths the dark secrets of the 'X' Universe. As a sinister threat to its very existence emerges, could you marshal its salvation?