Sins of a Solar Empire

  • Sins of a Solar Empire
88
Based on 28 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Deeply immersive, massive scale, takes the most of the micromanagement out of RTSes.
  • Dangerously addictive and enjoyable space strategy, Realtime gameplay feels original and fresh, Epic feel with titanic battles, Excellent singleand multiplayer gameplay.
  • Elegant mixture of "4X" gameplay and RTS battles; deep strategy; innovative control system; bounty/pirate/diplomacy system.

Cons:

  • No story mode, AI difficulty very uneven.
  • Games can take a very long time to resolve, You wont get a lot of sleep.

Expert reviews and ratings

By AtomicGamer on 88

Ironclad Games space strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire was released well over a year ago now, but its only recently that I got a chance to give this well-received game a shot. I had heard that it did a fantastic job of combining the scale of a...

By V3.co.uk on 100

A surprise hit in the US when it was released there earlier this year, this real-time strategy game from a relatively small developer has taken a while to make it to these shores. Thankfully, it has been worth the wait. Strategy gamer fans may already...

By OCModShop on -

To assist on the defensive front, Stardock has included for each of the three races a defense platform capable of defending and entire planet. They have been described as extremely powerful and armed to the gills and chock full of new weapons and...

By Expert Reviews on 80

This space-based real-time strategy game is unlikely ever to grace a games console. Sins of a Solar Empire couldnt be anything other than a PC game, and its absolutely joyous for it. Its sprawling, deep and employs parts of your brain that often...

By AsiaOne on -

By Oo Gin LeeI WANTED to dismiss this game after spending 30 minutes on it. Instead of the usual stunning opening movie cut-scene found in just about any video game today, I was bombarded with crappy drawings.It was also impossible to beat the...

By DarkZero on 90

I tried to listen to the backstory, I really did. I even put it on for a second time to try and care about it, it was definitely something about a trade company or something? Anyway, whatever story there is behind it, this is another sci-fi Real Time...

By NowGamer on 90

A brilliantly executed space-strategy game that brings new innovations to classic play. 9.0/10Print this pageUser reviews (1)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report...

By Strategy Informer on 87

Load up the game and you’re treated with an intro movie with a plot as convoluted as Star Wars Episode 1. It appears that humanity has fallen foul of alien races and religious sects that we simply cannot co-exist with. Without explaining too much...

By VideoGamer on 80

A fine blend of '4X' and RTS gameplay, Massive scale, Can build custom maps and scenarios, The GUI could be a little...

By About.com on 90

If you have ever wished that your favorite turn based/4X strategy game had elements of a real time game or vice versa then Sins of a Solar Empire could be the game youre looking for. Ironclad Games has masterfully built a grand strategy game that has...

By Atomic MPC on 90

Space strategy nirvana at a budget...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 92

Some turn-based strategy purists will say Sins of a Solar Empire is too simplified. Some RTS fans will find the games pace too slow. But to me this title offers a rare balance of both types of games. Theres always something engaging to do, from...

By GamePyre on 95

The decision to purchase this game can be made almost instantaneous; it just takes answering three questions. How much do you like space games? How much do you like RTSs? How much do you like space RTSs? Sins of a Solar Empire is successful in every...

By Maximum PC on 90

4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy games rarely gain widespread popularity. They’re like the mathletes club in high school—a haven for only the most hardcore of geeks. Sins of a Solar Empire vitalizes the genre by...

By Gameplay Monthly on -

Stardock Entertainment Sins of a Solar Empire is a very interesting game in itself, genre taken into consideration and all. It is on the RTS line of things, but scaled to a very, very dynamic size and balance. SINS (as I will call it from here on out)...

By Custom PC on 85

With its fresh and intelligent approach to both game mechanics and gameplay, Sins has revitalised the concept of strategic space domination. It may not be a game you can dip in and out of - even the smallest maps take a good few hours to play through...

By GameZone on 90

del.icio.us | Digg This | Glink It For the longest time there have only been two real types of strategy games: 4X (turn-based) and real time. 4X strategy games are focused more on the “bigger picture,” meaning players try to take over the...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

In the last decade, fans of sci-fi strategy have divided into two basic groups. One group has stuck with the old-school 4x genre (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) through thick and thin, preferring the turn-based games that have sprung up...

By Neoseeker on -

"The heaviest DRM Possible will lead to highest number of sales." This statement is patently false -- and Stardock Entertainment gets it! DRM -- digital rights management -- can be a thorn in the proverbial gamers backside. Copy protection for PC...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

So much depth and innovation makes Sins a joy to play, yet also quite involved. Games last no less than an hour from start to finish, while most take a few hours at least. This prevents the game from being a casual play, but if youre able to invest...