Command a space-faring empire in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the new stand-alone expansion that combines 4X depth with real-time strategy gameplay.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,171 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 12, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"A space-based RTS with light 4x elements. Rebellion, added enough content to make it worthwhile. Expect more macro than micro."
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Reviews

“Bigger and more stable than ever, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion will happily strip-mine your life of its free time.”
86/100 – PC Gamer
“...this is the ultimate version of Sins of a Solar Empire...”
8.5/10 – Strategy Informer
"...Sins embraces its grand strategy like never before."
5/5 – Quarter to Three
“As a standalone expansion, it does very well at balancing between long time Sins fans and newcomers to the series.”
9/10 – RTS Guru

About This Game

The Next Installment to the Award-Winning RTS.
While many were hopeful that diplomacy would finally end the war, differing opinions on what should be done, along with the depleted power of the controlling factions, has led to a splintering of the groups involved.

The loyalist members of the Trader Emergency Coalition adopt a policy of isolation, focusing on enhanced defenses to ride out the rest of the war. Those who rebel against the coalition take on a purely militant view, coming to the opinion that the only way to bring peace is by ultimately crushing all who oppose them - especially xenos.

For the first time in their history, the war creates a schism in the Advent Unity. The loyalists seek to continue their policy of revenge against the Traders, and to assimilate all others to the Unity’s influence. However, others amongst the Advent suspect that a corrupting influence from within has diverted the Unity from its proper destiny.

The divide created in the Vasari Empire is less pronounced, but just as severe to their people. With the Vasari now practically frantic to move on to new space, the loyalist faction abandons cooperation and decides to take the resources they need by any means necessary. Having accepted the need to work together, the rebel faction feels that their best chance for survival is to work with the other races and bring them along to flee the approaching enemy.

Take the battle for galactic supremacy to its ultimate level in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion – a standalone RT4X game that combines the tactics of real-time strategy with the depth of the 4X genre (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate).

Key features:

  • New Factions: Decide whether to play as a Loyalist or Rebel – each unlocks new technologies, ships and play styles for each race.
  • New Titan Class Warships: Mighty titans enter the fray of the war to tip the scales of power. Each faction may field their own unique titan, drawing upon unique strengths and abilities on the battlefield.
  • New and Updated Capital Ships: A new capital ship joins the fleet for each race to offer even more tactical options. Additionally, all existing capital ships have been upgraded to four levels for their abilities, allowing players to focus their ships along specific strengths.
  • New Corvette Class Ships: Small and maneuverable, each faction has developed a new light attack craft to harass enemy forces.
  • Updated Visuals: Updated graphics, particle effects, lighting and shadows, race specific UI and other enhancements make the Sins’ universe look better than ever.
  • New Victory Conditions: Take multiple paths to victory including – Military, Diplomatic, Research, Last Flagship Standing, Last Capital Standing and Occupation.
  • New Audio: More than 60 minutes of original music, countless new sound effects and dozens of new voice overs help bring the drama of battle to new levels of immersion.
  • Tutorials: New and updated tutorials make it easy for both experienced and new players to quickly start building their own solar empire.
  • Plus, a number of optimizations that provide better performance than ever before!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 / 8 / Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Vista SP2
    • Processor: 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor or Equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB Available System Memory
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Card w/Pixel Shader 3.0 Support (Radeon X1650 / GeForce
      6800* or Better)

    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements: Keyboard and Mouse (w/scroll wheel), Broadband Internet connection for Multiplayer
    • * NVidia video chipsets must use driver version 296.10 or higher and mobile cards be set as the primary video chipset for the game.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5/i7 Processor or Equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB Available System Memory
    • Graphics: 1 GB Video Card w/Pixel Shader 3.0 Support (Radeon X3000 Series / GeForce 8000* Series or Better)
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection, also to activate this game you must create a Stardock account while launching the game on Steam.
Helpful customer reviews
78 of 92 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
68.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Do you like Space?
Do you like Space battles?
Do you like 4x?
Do you like Sci fi or RTS?
Do you like fun?
Do you like fun space battles????????????????????????

Well this is the game for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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48 of 48 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,118.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
My favorite RTS of all time, if you miss having an RTS that isn't based on hyper speed clicks or over in 5 minutes (starcraft 2 , C&C, warcraft 3, etc.) or based on super hero units with just a couple side units then this is your game.

GIVE US SINS 2 ALREADY.......
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
94.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
An exceptional and unique RTS game, more people should be playing this.
Buy and have some space conquering good times.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
205.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is one of the most addictive and lastingly entertaining RTS games that I have ever had the pleasure to discover. Between glorious visual effects, balanced gameplay, and unique depth it provides a very enjoyable playthrough each and every game.

From experience, I say bunker down with some friends and enjoy the ride through the cosmos!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
352.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is one of the most versatile space based RTS games produced; the vanilla game offers three distinct factions and each of those has a sub faction you can choose; loyalist or rebels, each with different tech and construction options. The research trees are fairly comprehensive and cover everything from civilian, military, diplomatic and defence branches each with 30-40 techs in each branch. Therefore there can be different strategies each playthrough to some extent. But the combat is fairly satisfying as well as visually pleasing but the real beauty of Sins is the vast repository of mods available for it on sites like ModDB - Sins of a Galactic Empire (Star Wars), Star Trek Armada 3 are probably two of the most comprehensive you could check out, but there are many more. Therefore as well as the great base game you also have access to whatever particular science fiction genre you want to simulate with the solid game engine. What I would suggest for those familiar with them are programs like large address aware; but more for the mods as opposed to the base game as they tend to crank up the population capacity of ships compared to vanilla. (Due to engine constraints it only utilises the old school 4gb of ram limitation even if you have 16gb; LAA or similar will remedy this problem and allow for late game battles on a massive scale.)
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