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Sins of a Solar Empire (PC DVD)

by Focus Multimedia Ltd
Windows XP / Vista / 7
 Ages 7 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Award winning 4X REAL-TIME STRATEGY
  • Real-Time Strategy. Unrivalled Scale
  • Explore and conquer star systems
  • Buld a thriving empire
  • Dominate in real-time

Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B0042X8MCE
  • Item Weight: 204 g
  • Release Date: 15 Oct. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,392 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

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

Manufacturer's Description

Real-Time Strategy. Unrivalled Scale

Assume ultimate control over one of three galactic powers: an ancient civilization 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. Through diplomacy, economic skill, cultural influence, strategic brilliance and sheer military might, their fate is in your hands.


Amass and command epic fleets
Discover space anomalies and artefacts
Fortify and develop key planets
Visit distant star systems


Master culture, diplomacy and trade
Forge alliances and declare bounties
Research advanced technologies
Customise mighty capital ships


Smoothly zoom from metres to light years
Compete online in stunning multiplayer
Dangerously addictive, original and hugely playable

Magazine Reviews:

An absolute must-have.(GameSpot)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU END YOUR TURN 15 Oct. 2010
By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER
This is an EXCELLENT game that takes the galaxy civilization games a clear step further. Open-ended like a new science-fiction world and played as a seat-of-your-pants RTS game, this is a very intelligent hybrid that I greatly enjoyed.

In effect, SINS is a successful blend of the wonderful GALACTIC CIVILIZATIONS and HOMEWORLD series, with a sprinkling of TOTAL WAR for good measure. This is NOT a turn-based civilization game, so expect a much faster pace. What this means is that while it maintains the characteristics of classic turn-based civilization games (exploration, expansion, exploitation and extermination), by relieving from the micromanagement tedium, it allows for an intense RealTime Strategy experience. Now, this probably may not appeal to turn-based purists, but I would advise an open mind: this is a good game.

This concept-blending is new, so expect a slow learning curve - it took me a number of ...false-starts to get the hang of it: after all, it plays like an RTS and (although simplified) it still has enough of turn-based features that need to be taken care of. The interface is simplified and informative at the same time, with info trees sliding out only when needed.

There are three different factions to choose from (financiers, technologists and psitecs) - yet, their differences focus mainly on research tree-branching and ship designs. What I did not like was that the ships of all three factions are effectively the same and their differences are only skin-deep. What I would have liked to find (and was disappointed to the point of withholding the 5th star for fun) was ship design and building! Remember how much fun was to design our own spaceships (from freighters to battleships) in GALACTIC CIVILIZATIONS II? Well, no such luck here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice 7 Aug. 2014
By danny
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its a grate game and works well on my pc and its good play on
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Corker 22 Sept. 2011
By S. Ward
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
What an absolutely cracking game! Initially i was put off by the tutorial, so i skipped it and jumped right in, and within half an hour i was hooked. The scope of the game is massive - you can control numerous fleets of hundreds of ships with ease, and engage in multiple vast space battles concurrently in different galaxies. Once you've built your first capital ship, and started to build experience points for it, you'll have great difficulty dragging yourself away from the computer.

Thankfully this isn't just another lazy port from the xbox 360, which unfortunately seems to be the norm these days with pc gaming. This is a pc game through and through - it looks and sounds fantastic, the control mechanics are faultless and the required minimum specs are very reasonable indeed.

I also really appreciate the trust that Ironclad and Stardock have shown in their customer base by not having the game riddled with draconian security measures, and the ability to play the game without the dvd in the drive. Its nice for a change not to be treated as a potential criminal by a game publisher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah good 12 Jan. 2015
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Very good just what I wanted
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