Take on the role of the Lieutenant Commander, ace fighter pilot, as you search for a new home, battle a mysterious enemy, and rescue humanity from a fiery end.
User reviews: Mixed (47 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 25, 2012
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August 6

Exodus of SOL - 50% OFF for all owners of SOL: Exodus...

The long-awaited date is here! For a limited time only Exodus of Sol Early Access is now 50% off for all owners of SOL: Exodus.

Exodus of Sol is much more than just a remake of the original game; it's an entirely new experience! Everything within the game has been given a fresh coat of paint. We're talking about new gameplay modes, new missions, all new environments, sounds, music, visual FX, and so much more.

Get in the ground floor of what promises to be one of the most epic space-action games around! Your voice will be heard as we march towards full release!

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About This Game

By the year 2500, Earth had become toxic and unsafe for human life. Pollution and overpopulation had ravaged the planet, forcing humanity to the stars. Colonies and settlements soon sprung up across the solar system, but man had not left its thirst for war behind. Then, they learned their sun was dying, and everything changed. Only when faced with threat greater than each other did the nations of man finally come together. The United Colonies of SOL (UCS) was born, its first and only mission: to locate a new home for mankind, safely beyond the doomed borders of our solar system.

Suit up and take on the role of the Lieutenant Commander, ace fighter pilot and 2nd in command of the UCS Atlas, as you search for a new home, battle a mysterious enemy, and rescue humanity from a fiery end.

Key features:

  • Experience an action space shooter like no other with Unreal™-powered visuals.
  • Eight epic missions take you across breathtaking landmarks of our solar system, including Pluto, Neptune, Triton, Uranus, Saturn, and Titan.
  • Utilize the advanced weaponry of your UCS HADES space fighter, including dual gatling guns, tracking missiles and MAG cannon.
  • Engage a variety of enemy fighters, bombers, drones and more as you protect civilian transports and defend installations from attack.
  • Take down massive capital ships by hacking into them and revealing their weak points or turning their weapons on one another.
  • Learn the origins of your shadowy foes as the plot unfolds through full voice-acted dialogue
  • Replay missions to earn higher ranks and perform heroic actions to earn upgrade points which can be used to improve your fighter.
  • Top your friends on Steam leaderboards and compare your medals with dozens of achievements to unlock!
  • Fully remappable controls support USB gamepads, joysticks, and mouse/keyboard control schemes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon X2, or equivalent
    • Memory: 2.0GB
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 256 MB of VRAM;(NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256 MB)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4.0GB
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 512MB of VRAM; NVIDIA (GeForce GTX260 / ATI Radeon 4870)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
Helpful customer reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Bad gaming experience, sorry. I wanted to like it but controls are not clear, its not clear what i have to do at the first attack, and the presentation is not good.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I feel this game has too many bad reviews, that don't do it justice.

The gameplay is excellent. It's similar to freelancer, but with inertia and glide/slide mechanics. It's a joy to pilot the fighter!

Sure it could be longer and have more options, ships and whatnot, but then it wouldn't have this price tag.

Great dogfights, varied mission objectives. Hope they make a second one!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
I honestly can't decide whether to recommend this game or not. Decent story, decent gameplay and mechanics, basic fun space shooter. What I can't get over is that a cheat is pretty much required for mission #4, and that I beat the whole game in 5 hours with one cheat after spending a couple of hours stuck on that one mission. I want to say 2.5 or 3 out of 5 stars...which I guess for Steam means not to recommend. There are better space fighting games out there.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
It's not bad - more Starlancer than X-Wing or Freespace. But sometimes you don't want the complexity of all those systems to manage. It would be perfect if they made a Battlestar Galactica mod for it, since it's got the whole "WW2 aircraft carriers, only in space!" vibe. All in all it's more than worth the < $5 cost these days
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Very short, pretty repetitive, meh story, and little buggy. Combat is pretty decent and fast paced though.

But unless you're a hardcore fan of arcade-style space simulation (trying to rack up the highest score) and have a joystick, I'd avoid this one.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Very Short Campaign, Great Game play. Adds a new Unique feature to Dog fighting called Sliding. the best way to describe it would be a 360 degree turret ability with all guns and missles. It integrates almost seemlessly with the navigation controls so you are able to pilot and shoot with it. The AI Elites can be a handful without sliding so if your having trouble learn to use it. That said however the AI has a serious flaw with close proximity to solid objects, if you lure them into a dogfight at very close range to a large ship they may crash into it killing themselves. I was able to do this twice, once by accident the second time on purpose ^_^.

Overall, a very thought out and well made space combat sim. The story and campaing however due to it being much to short was a dissapointment.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2012
I am a big fan of space flight simulators. It doesn't matter if it's the X3 type where you control a vast trading empire as you roam the galaxy with your fleet or the the more simpler classic version where you just fly around in your ship and shoot other ships. That's why a game like SOL:Exodus managed to excited me before I even knew anything about it beyond the genre. Trouble with getting excited over a genre rather than the individual game however is that more often than not, you buy a really bad game.

SOL:Exodus is a simple flight simulator. You fly around in a small fighter craft and shoot at varying forms and sizes of enemy ships, from other fighter craft to big burly bomber ships. Not much else to it, as you complete missions you get the ability to upgrade some of your ships basic systems but it never goes beyond more health or more damage. Sounds like a concept too simple to screw up, unfortunately it is not that.

The flying mechanics in Exodus is down right broken. There is no perpetual motion, no strafing, no features of the kind you would expect in this kind of game. You fly in a straight line against your chosen target until you get to weapons range then you match speeds and mash the fire button until it is destroyed. Rinse. Repeat.

Zero gravity flight is usually some of the most innovative and interesting gameplay you can find but in this game they somehow managed to make it dull and uninspired.

The storyline of Exodus takes place in the far future, Earth's sun is set to go supernova and you are part of an expedition that's traveled to the far reaches of the galaxy to find a suitably planet for all Humans to relocate to. You start the game as you discover just such a world but before you have any time to celebrate you get attack by a bunch of religious fanatics. Going back to Earth to tell your fellow humans about this wondrous discovery of yours you find that a religious cult has taken over, one that believes dying in a supernova is a good thing. And so now you must fight these over the top bad guys in order to let humanity migrate to this new world you have found.

Graphically the game falls flatly on the mediocre scale. Space is nice and black but don't get too close to anything or you might notice the game's low budget. Sound is equally unspectacular and the voice acting is just plain atrocious.

SOL:Exodus is a bad game in a dying genre and it will unfortunately get a lot of sales from people like me, desperate for a new fix. If you have any sense though you will stay well clear of it.

Also that one dead achievement makes my pseudo-OCD go nuts.
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18 of 31 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Beautiful game. Unfortunately, that's all there is. Controls are shot and unless the company intends to patch it massively, they're going to be bad, even with a dedicated flight stick/HOTAS setup.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2012
For anyone who likes first person spaceship shooting games, this is a great find. The game play is solid, the story is smooth, and the action is packed. It will keep you busy for hours and leave you wanting to play it all over again. I'm anxiously awaiting the next release.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2013
This game recieved a 57 aggregate score on Metacritic; I'm assuming this reflects the initial unpatched version. I'd give it an 84, mainly because of the short length (3.6 hours for one playthrough). At the price point however, that is reasonable, and the game is very fun. Pick it up; it's worth the money.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Well I love the whole concept of this game, the story made sense while not the greatest in the world it was a good attempt, lacked at some bits however..

the biggest letdown I have with it is the gameplay and length it all felt...too easy and as a biggg lover of space shooters it lacks that challange other then feeling majorly reptitive

Another gripe I have is also the lack of weapons and choices, I'm not expecting 100s of ships and even more weapon choices, I'd just like a varaity to fit with play style

I will say however the Atlas is a beautiful ship! I do love the design

What I'm really saying is that this is a great starting point, but Expand!!! still needs so much more added to it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
It doesn't take long to complete but its still kinda fun, however, the best space combat sims still belong to yester-year. Track down Freespace 2 to see how things should be done (and if you do, remember to add on all those lovely, graphic enhancing mods!).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2012
If you liked classic space sim games like X-wing, I think you'll like this. The core flying and shooting gameplay is solid and familiar, which for some reason few games have pulled off in the last decade. The voice acting wasn't bad either; it kept me interested in the story. I wouldn't have minded a longer game - I finished it in 3 hours - and there's no multiplayer or other game modes, other than replaying the campaign. The leaderboards and vanilla achievements aren't enough to make me play it again. But if you see this at $5 or cheaper, I'd say give it a try!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2012
Tried the demo this morning after seeing another gaming friend having it in his profile. I thouhgt it was pretty cool and finished the 1st mission with great success. I then, for the price, bought the game and installed it. Have yet to play the full version but, this game doesn't take a 10,000 page Wiki read before playing and, it's a lot like Freelancer. I think it will be ok to play. I would recommend checking it out. SP or not, it'll be something to break the monotiny of other games when the noobs are out in full force. lol ;)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 22, 2012
Sol: Exodus is the kind of action space game that hails back to titles like Freelancer, and it is a welcome addition to Steam's game library. If you are like me and find many of the space genre games to be overly complex and often tedious like X3 or Starpoint Gemini, than SOL: Exodus may be the title for you. A welcome addition here is native controller support, which adds to the arcade feel of the flying and fighting sequences. In addition both widescreen and modern AAA graphic effects are available, although the actual ingame graphics are nothing extraordinary for the genre. Overall, SOL: Exodus is a solid action space fighting game that should be part of any gamers who have a fondness for accessibility and action over deep gameplay mechanics.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Game is very short. Looks ok but could have been so much more. Had some bugs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2012
Wing Commander: Privateer ... I miss thee
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2012
A good game but way too short finished in about 3 hours.. It had much potential for a longer story. Feel like they didn't do half the story they should have.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Cheap game. It shows sometimes. Still and enjoyable game with an interesting story. 7/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14, 2012
As much as I wanted to love this game, it's terribad.

Controls are garbage, with no real mouse support (the virtual stick which they've added in is a complete joke that may as well not even exist for how useless it is) in this day and age, kills any hope of it having any life beyond a $2 sale. Games from 10 years ago managed to get this right, out of the box, there's simply no excuse today.

Length is unforgivable despite the bargain bin price. At BEST, the game is 4 hours of playtime, so unless you get it at the $2 sale price mentioned above, it's simply not worth putting up with and wading through the aggravation.

There's suggestion from the developer that there will be DLC, but honestly, they need to give away content until it reaches a MINIMUM of 10 hours before even considering charging money for what should have come with the game.

$2 max is all it's worth. Don't bother otherwise.
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