Includes new races, new victory conditions.
Huge-scale space combat.
Interesting new playstyles and strategies.
Improved diplomacy and Pirate systems.
Added ships like the massive Titans and corvettes that wreak havoc on foes.
Combines all of the content from the original game and the expansions.
Expensive for a standalone expansion.
Still no campaign mode.
AI feels weaker.
By PC Authority on July 27, 2012
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...100
By NowGamer on July 20, 2012
We’d have simply hoped for more from a franchise that is so grandiose in every other respect.More Like This... More Articles >>>...71
By Gaming Nexus on July 03, 2012
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...90
By GameSpot on June 28, 2012
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...85
By Gamers Daily News on June 26, 2012
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...65
By GameSpy on June 14, 2012
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...90
By Cheat Code Central on June 12, 2012
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...74
By Strategy Informer on June 12, 2012
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...85
By PC Gamer on June 11, 2012
Bigger and more stable than ever, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion will happily strip-mine your life of its free...86