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 (70 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 25, 2012
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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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
What is SOL: Exodus?
it is a rather short but cool linear space sim. You control a small fighter against alot of enemies and usually have to protect some ship with too low hp (even on easy) the game has a rather neat hacking system tho, wich makes it a bit more interesting.
The campaign can be completed in 3hours on easy but will take maybe up to 10 hours on hard depending on your skill and luck as your teammates are really useless.

The good:
- its a space arcade sci-fi fighter sim
- hacking is new and interesting
- hard difficulty is hard
- mission challenges makes you want to replay missions
- the achievements are doable
- xbox controller support

The bad:
- Too short
- Repetative
- Hard is too hard
- no co-op or mp
- your ships flight path is weird sometimes, this can be very annoying

In short if you like arcadey space battle games this game is worth checking out on a sale, just dont expect AAA quality.
despite its shortcomings I actually had alot of fun.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
*scaled rating at the end*

I wanted to like this game. I really did. But it's just to plain and dumbed down. It can almost fly itself. Space combat here reminds more of Independence War. You can literally spin around 180 degrees. Kinda like doing sports car drift in space. Interestingly, it does not work with CH Products sticks but is perfect with my Logitech 3D Extreme. Acting and story telling are straight out of the Alien Breed Series. Wingmen are useless. Most of my missions were solo.

The only reason for my low scores here is that I bought this and Freespace 1 & 2 at the same time. I loaded this first. But played both versions of Freespace and the modded version of Freespace before a played the fifth mission of this. When a 10 year-old game gets my time over a new game....hmmmmm. Well, I'm just saying.

Thumbs up because it works and I bought on on 80% off sale.

Graphics 8/10
Audio 8/10
Controls/UI 9/10
Immersion 4/10
Grind Level 3/10 (low is good)
Replay Value 3/10
Overall fun 4/10
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
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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16 of 21 people (76%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2014
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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