In Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity, you are the leader of a civilization embroiled in a galactic war, fighting for the survival of your entire race against relentless foes.
User reviews: Very Positive (232 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 16, 2011
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Recommended By Curators

"Excellent combination of 4X and RTS gameplay."

Reviews

“Sins of a Solar Empire bucks the current RTS trends of break-neck speed and small-scale battles, and allows strategy gamers to think big and control an entire war in real time”
91 – PC Gamer
“A must for any strategy gamer's collection.”
92 – Game Chronicles
“Combining elements from different genres is a risky proposition, but Ironclad has managed to create a truly unique hybrid with Sins of a Solar Empire.”
96 – Cheat Code Central

About This Game

In Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity, you are the leader of a civilization embroiled in a galactic war, fighting for the survival of your entire race against relentless foes. Your success will depend entirely on your ability to manage your empire and command your vast fleets of starships to victory.
Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity is a “RT4X” game, blending the epic strategy and empire management of the 4X genre (Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) with the fast-paced and tactical elements of real-times strategy.

Key features:

  • Explore the epic scale of a dynamic 3D galaxy featuring planets, asteroids, plasma storms, stars and more.
  • Take on multiple roles as you seamlessly transition between the role of emperor and fleet commander using Sins’ unique strategic zoom.
  • Extensive diplomatic and economic strategies are yours to wield to your advantage. Forge alliances, establish powerful pacts with allies to open up new bonuses, setup trade between empires and use pirates to take out over-powered tyrants.
  • Fight epic battles with hundreds of ships on-screen at once, with up to 10,000 particles firing off in full-out combat.
  • Seamless zoom in and out, from looking at a one-man fighter to viewing your entire empire spanning billions of kilometers of space.
  • Defend your worlds by constructing massive starbases, deploying deadly minefields, and researching advanced defensive technologies.
  • Create strong alliances and gain powerful pact bonuses using the all new diplomacy system.
  • Bribe or hire pirates to wipe out your opponents, but beware, the pirates gain strength over time and can also be used against you!
  • Play online with up to 10 friends via Ironclad Online.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows 7 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    • Processor:Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or Equivalent
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB DirectX 9.0c Compatible Video Card w/Pixel Shader 2.0 Support
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection, also to activate this game you must create a Stardock account while launching the game on Steam.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    • Processor:Dual-Core Processor
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB DirectX 9.0c Compatible Video Card w/Pixel Shader 2.0 Support
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
125.1 hrs on record
In my opinion this is the best version of this game.
I say this because each "new game" is just a tiny expansion of the original product. in simple terms, they have been charging 60 bucks for the the same old game over and over and over.
I don't support rebellion for this exact reason.
the only reason you shold buy ANY of these games is if you plan on using one of the many mods available.
as this is an older version, mods for this title will be more likely to be finished and less likely to be broken by random updates.

other notes about this game

the AI is predictable to a fault and prone to spam building odd single ship type fleets.
increased difficulty simply lets the AI cheat more openly.
because of a fault in the AI's detection, "standoff" situations will quickly develop for turtle players.
all 3 factions are painfuly balanced. ( so much so, that it begs the question " why bother with tech trees and multiple ship types?")
did I mention theres only 3 factions? (keep in mind this is the technically the 3rd installment at this point )
diplomancy is kinda pointless as AI's will perma team with eathother in seemingly random ways.
VERY PRONE TO MEMORY BASED CRASHES. anything larger than a medium map with 6 players is asking for trouble.

sum of things.

decent, but lazy.
buy if on sale and have nothing better to waste your money on.
moddb is a decent place to find mods of this game.

as a final note. note that rebellion is the newer title, but for many reasons I refuse to give it any postive comments.
in a nut shell, rebellion is trinity with a smattering of mod insipred patches. charging $60 at launch was an insult to the fans and the modders who made the game great.
Posted: September 2
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Space and Strategy. Commanding interstellar fleets in a real time game. I have never seen a game quite like this and I wish I did as this game is great.
Posted: May 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
This is a really nice, amazing game. Very good use of Space RTS. This game is one of my favorite RTS games of all time. Another really nice thing is that, you don't need a very fast computer to play this game with very good graphics. Nope, you can have a low standing computer and still play with very good graphics. It's freaking amazing. I give this game a 10/10, and recommend this game to anyone who likes strategy or space games. Nice job Stardock!
Posted: June 15
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
My first RTS I ever played, and a quite challenging one at that! Be prepared for extreme LONG game sessions, this RTS is not for the faint of heart!
Posted: April 30
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
43.8 hrs on record
Without a campaign mode this game falls well short of its potential IMO. Without any form of story mode it just becomes a shoot-em-up, which is only interesting until you learn all the ins and outs. Haven't tried out much of the PvP, but since I never have been a fan of that unless co-op... *shrugs*
Posted: July 1
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148 of 163 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
This is a great game, but made completely obsolete by Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. That one isn't really a sequel, just a stand-alone expansion that also includes everything made so far. There is no longer any reason to buy this one.
Posted: November 26, 2013
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