Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

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  • Tremendous scope.
  • Includes new races, new victory conditions.
  • Huge-scale space combat.


  • Expensive for a standalone expansion.
  • Still no campaign mode.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Authority on 100

Having spent every opportunity since early 2008, when Sins of a Solar Empire was first released, shaking my friends by the shoulders, begging them to play it, I know all too well what the objections usually are. Most commonly, they don't really...

By NowGamer on 71

We’d have simply hoped for more from a franchise that is so grandiose in every other respect.More Like This... More Articles >>>...

By Gaming Nexus on 90

The original “Sins of a Solar Empire” has achieved near-legendary status in the 4X community. It's metascore of 87 is the equal of “Europa Universalis 2” and higher than “Shogun: Total War”. It is the very...

By GameSpot on 85

Sins of a Solar Empire reaches new heights with the stand-alone expansion Rebellion, which is the best way yet to play this 4X space real-time strategy game. Developer Ironclad Games hasn't reinvented the wheel, choosing to tweak the four-year-old...

By Gamers Daily News on 65

ReplayThe new victory conditions have added a new layer of depth in terms of strategy. There are dozens of maps to try, and even a map editor if those get boring. The game also features Steam achievements and support for...

By GameSpy on 90

Everything I love about the original Sins of a Solar Empire -- plus all the extra content from the Diplomacy and Entrenchment expansions -- is present and accounted for in Rebellion. Considering it's one of my favorite real-time strategy games of...

By Neoseeker on 80

Sins of a Solar Empire isn't what anyone might consider accessible, even by RTS standards. Regardless, the series has endured – practically unchallenged – for years, offering a level of complexity and scale that has yet to be matched by...

By Cheat Code Central on 74

When Sins of a Solar Empire debuted in 2008, it filled a niche that no other game occupied—it was basically a more complicated Civilization set in space. Now, developer Ironclad Games has released Rebellion, which is technically an "expansion" but...

By Strategy Informer on 85

When I last looked at Sins of Solar Empire: Rebellion, I may have perhaps spent a bit too much time bemoaning the franchises lost potential. Whilst I stand by all that I said, the same won’t be happening here. Having spent time with the final...

By PC Gamer on 86

Bigger and more stable than ever, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion will happily strip-mine your life of its free...