Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion (PC DVD)
- Six Factions: play as a Loyalist or Rebel –unlocks new technologies, ships and play styles
- New Titan and Corvette Class Warships: Mighty Titans and small versatile corvettes enter the fray
- Updated Capital Ships: All existing capital ships have been with four new ability levels
- Great Visuals: Updated graphics, particle effects, lighting and shadows, race specific UI and other enhancements
- Various Victory Conditions: including Military, Diplomacy, Research, Last Flagship Standing, Last Capital Standing and Occupation
- Soundtrack and poster included: 60 minutes of original music on CD and poster in box
- Tutorials: New and updated tutorials make it easy to quickly start building your own empire.
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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion marks the final stage in the evolution of the award-winning 4X real-time strategy game. Take the battle for galactic supremacy to its ultimate level in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion – a game that combines the tactics of real-time strategy with the depth of the 4X genre (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate).
In-Box extras: 60 minutes of original music on CD, fully illustrated manual, double sided poster and hotkey card
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Top Customer Reviews
First of all, I have been playing Sins of a Solar Empire for almost five years, ever since its release in 2008, and Rebellion is truly the pinnacle of the game. Everything from the previous expansions is included, so no need to worry about those or the base game. And as the game has been steadily updated since release to address bugs and balance issues, support has been fantastic too. Oh, and important to point out is that this game is REAL-TIME strategy, unlike many others in the 4X genre.
The Graphics -
the first thing you will notice in this game is its beautiful, colorful, realistic graphics that make every object from a Volcanic planet to a light frigate gorgeous. Every unit and texture is lovingly detailed and they are varied enough that after a few hours of play you will never mistake a Garda Flak Frigate for a Cobalt Light Frigate again. There are three races with distinct styles of structure and ship design, and the weapons effects and lighting have been completely redone for the Rebellion expansion. There are new skyboxes (the space backgrounds) that look great, and with the newest update all of the planets now have new textures. Everything looks better in Rebellion, and it is easily one of the best-looking strategy games I have ever played.
User Interface -
easily readable, and gives you a ton of information about what is going on in your vast interstellar empire. It literally throws the information at you. Your capital ship "Big Kahuna" has been destroyed!" Stuff like that. The game wants you to play and actively keeps you from becoming overwhelmed.Read more ›
Sins of a Solar Empire is a real time space combat and strategy game. It has had several additions before rebellion these being Diplomacy, Entrenchment and Trinity (which is original with other two added on). Diplomacy added as you can tell diplomacy with the other factions so you could end up joining forces against a foe before suddenly turning on each other. Entrenchment added star bases to each faction to fortify worlds, extend trade lanes or guard stars or wormholes. Both extend the amount you can research as well.
Rebellion includes all of these, creating new research trees, adding a new class of ship (corvettes), 3 new battleships but mostly adding the titan class ships and splitting each faction into loyalists and rebels.
Loyalists and Rebels of each faction play very similar to each other. They only get a different Titan and Corvette ship wise and different bonus with a few different unique to faction research options. For example the TEC Rebels have bonus to their weapons and are able to make peace with pirates and even offer them missions or hire them as mercenaries, whilst the TEC Loyalists have bonuses to their armour and are able to build extra star bases in gravity wells and have stronger defenses.
There is no story mode to this game just plenty of maps or creating your own map and then throwing yourself into a game to conquer the map.
Personally I wish that they could have made rebel and loyalist factions a bit more unique to each other, such as slight design changes to ships and a unique battleship, frigate and cruiser instead of just a unique titan and corvette. But over all this game is very enjoyable and a must have for everyone that enjoys space strategy games.
Also the community has created plenty of mods for this game which from what I have seen and played have included Star Trek, Star Wars and Halo.
I think the only reason why I can't give this game a 5-star rating is due to the fact that once you get so far in your current game, you realise that you've just got to do the same thing again and again before you are victorious... take your heavily armed fleets to one system after the other and take over each planet one at a time... gets a bit tedious if you ask me. I play 'Star Wars Empire at War' alongside this series and I love it simply because it takes more effort to maintain the planets that you've conquered. With Sins, all you need to do is make sure you bump up your planet defences and build star bases in strategic locations to prevent enemy invasions. I just think that perhaps the series might benefit from a little more tactical thinking in relation to maintaining the planets themselves (or am I the only one thinking 'where on Earth do the colony ships get all their guys from?')
Aside from that, a great game to play! Many hours of enjoyment!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's ok. Couldn't quite get into it. Family commitments stop me. At least with Fifa I can just 'jump on' and play!Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
play this game and download the startrek armada 3 mod,turns all your game to startrek its great get the mod from mod db.comPublished 11 months ago by mad max
i would give this five stars except that its a big buggy - added the star trek armada mod - seems to be more stable since i reinstalled on a new 6 core pcPublished 11 months ago by RedMax
Played for 2 hours.
When I finished, it turned out a week had passed.