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Sins Of A Solar Empire

Released on 20 June 2008

Rating: 7+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (34 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Assume ultimate control over one of three galactic powers: an ancient alien civilisation running from a terror of their own creation, a loose coalition of traders forced to annex their own people or an exiled empire of powerful psionics bent on revenge. Will you lead them to salvation or condemn them to extinction? The choice is yours...

In the future, the survival of humanity stands on the edge of utter ruin as three powerful factions vie for control of the galaxy. Take command of one of three space-faring races as you work to establish your domination of the galaxy in Sins of a Solar Empire. Through a combination of diplomacy, economic skill, cultural influence, and sheer military might you will establish order over your corner of the galaxy!

Explore & Conquer Star Systems:

  • Amass and command epic fleets
  • Discover space anomalies and artifacts
  • Fortify and develop key planets
  • Build A Thriving Empire:

    • Master culture and trade
    • Forge alliances and declare bounty
    • Research advanced technology

    Dominate In Real-Time:

    • Smoothly zoom from metres to light years
    • Compete online in epic multiplayer
    • Save online games for later play

    customer Reviews

     Average rating (34 reviews)

     Great Space battles

    | | See all Mobius's reviews (173)

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    Mainly an online game but you can play against the CPU, the game has very little back story but that don't matter as the game is a decent 4X RTS. Maps can be created with only a few planets and a star to several galaxies and hundreds of planets, typically an online game can go on for a few hours but don't let that put you off. If you like your space RTS games with huge space battles then I suggest downloading the demo to see what all the fuss is about.

     Solid Space RTS

    | | See all TankerCaptain's reviews (6)

    Just played the demo of this after reading about it in PC Gamer and i've got to say its just pure class. The interface is easy to get to grips with and the gameplay has a Homeworld feel to it but on the scale of Supreme Commander if that makes sense (without the fiddley movement options). The game also has a long shelf life with one game taking hours if played at standard speed. More polish than a soldiers boots.

     Amazing game

    | | See all Torres87's reviews (1)

    I've been playing C&C: Red Alert ever since it was released, and if you love that game, then you will love this.

    There is a bit of a learning curve strategy wise, and the developers have stressed that it's not a "whoever can click fastest wins" type game, and rightly so. For example, ships are not destroyed in seconds, it's more like minutes. You must develop your own strategy, choose your upgrades wisely, and develop your planets sensibly.

    The research options are very extensive, and although I've only been playing the game a few days I am already paying the consequences for being greedy getting every new technology when it becomes available. This is not how to win the game.

    The only negative side to this game is the fact that it will take a huge chunk out of your social life, so if you're reading this you've been warned!

     Why you should get this game

    | | See all StrykeZero's reviews (2)

    I've read all the other reviews on this game and the main two problems people have with this game is the lack of story and that games can be drawn out. One solution to the concerns of game length is to play a small map with about seven planets. I tried this earlier and it took about half hour to win. You can choose to make your own maps or choose a map spanning several solar systems with hundreds of planets. Although that may take a while to complete. You can always save your game and return to it at any time.

    The latest patch available from Impulse (free Stardock download client that's not required to run the game or installs any spyware) fixes the problems people here seem to be having with the game. There is a quick start option to help speed up the pace of the game by giving you resource extractors, a capital ship factory and planet upgrades from the start. To further modify the pace of the game, in the game options the speed of ship movement resource income and other options can all be changed. The latest patch also adds new features such as AI improvements, tweaks research and ship abilities and adds memory optimizations.

    A major feature of the patch is the ability for ships and structures to target more than one ship at a time. For example one of your capital ships could be attacking an enemy capital ship whilst fending off smaller ships using the side mounted guns. This addition makes the space battles even more intense. This also improves the star bases in the expansion which enables them to be even more deadly.

    There will probably never be a story for this game unless it's in the third expansion (see below) but do you really need one? If you care that much about a few voiceovers and lists of objectives then don't buy this game. The developers focused their time on creating a great game that is a joy to look at and play. It will play well on just about any system my specs are:

    Intel Pentium 4 2.66Ghz
    1 GB Ram
    Nvidia 7600GS 256Mb

    Not exactly the best system on the market as it's nearing 6 years old. I can still turn all the settings pretty high up and have a great looking game. Zooming into individual units to follow them as they fight then zooming out so you can see the whole map in less than a second is breathtaking.

    The first micro expansion for this game has just been released it's only about £6 to download off Impulse. It adds star bases for all three races, deployable mines, new research, new ships, new graphics, sounds and more. There are a further two expansions coming out this year, the second focusing on diplomacy and the third is unknown, could be a story mode or it could be a new race.

    I would recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of RTS games. The multi-player supports up to ten people online or offline and is great with a few mates. No subscription fees to play online and people without the expansions can still play with everyone. If you are ever stuck or need help the forums are friendly and helpful.

     What a suprise!

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    I ended up playing the demo of this on a total whim, i'm SO glad that i did. This game is awesome. A brilliant cross between masters of orion and homeworld. A really nice mix of RTS and large scale building on a galatic scale. You can tell this game was made on a shoe string but also made with a lot of heart. It doesn't look breath taking but it's still a joy to look at. Where it really holds its own is in the gameplay. Absolute pleasure to play and a real diamond in the rough!

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    Rating7+ (PEGI)
    Minimum RequirementsWindows XP (SP2) / Vista with DirectX 9.0c
    1.8GHz Single-Core Processor (2.2GHz Dual- or Quad-Core Processor recommended)
    512MB RAM / 1GB for Vista (1GB RAM recommended / 2GB for Vista)
    3GB HDD Space
    128MB Radeon 9600, GeForce FX 6600 or equivalent (256MB Radeon X1600, GeForce 7600 or equivalent recommended)
    Sound Card (DirectX 9.0c compatible)
    DVD-ROM Drive
    Keyboard and Mouse