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.
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Release Date: Jun 12, 2012

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June 22

Outlaw Sectors brings new maps and gameplay options to Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion



Outlaw Sectors DLC is here with a new gameplay option and lots of new maps

Challenge yourself with new strategies and unique setups with the new “Outlaw Sectors” gameplay option and brand new maps for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. The variety of map sizes and designs will let you enjoy any kind of match you want, from intimate 1v1 duels all the way to epic 10-player brawls.

Gameplay Options

The lawless fringe is increasingly hostile, but for those with a criminal mind it's also rich with new opportunities.

Smuggling Specialization: Choose this planetary development to grab a cut of everyone's trade income - but at a cost. The increased corruption from this black market activity will reduce that planet's tax income.

Rampant Militias: Autonomous planetary militias will grow, raid nearby systems, and repopulate over time. Use them to help defend your worlds, or coordinate your attacks with their strikes for maximum impact.

Pirate Turf: Vicious when in their home sector, pirates can now raid multiple players simultaneously, drastically changing the art of the bidding war. And, just to make sure they are fully motivated to do what they do best, all credits spent on bounties will receive an automatic bonus.

Included Maps
Power Struggle - Contest the distant resource fields and nearby planets before striking at the enemy’s homeworld.
Slim Pickings - Claim what remains among the war-torn stars and seize what you can from the other empires.
Crossfire - Take your enemy’s homeworlds and coordinate your assault with your ally in order to win.
High Stakes - Build a powerful fleet and seize the resource rich planets from enemy militia.
Ironheart - Flanked by an enemy on each side, you must prioritize your resources carefully to achieve victory.
Titans of Cimtar - Secure your planet from among the 8 gas giants dominating the map, then make war upon your neighbors.
Death Spiral - The system is falling into a black hole and your enemies aren’t about to let you leave without a fight.
Dogfight - Lead your allies into glorious battle amongst the stars in this huge map.
Buzzsaw - Make one mistake and you may lose more than you bargained for in this spiral galaxy that leaves no room for error.
Rising Empires - Secure your star system amidst the crushed local resistance and set your sights on your rivals’ territories.
Desolation - Claim what little the Vasari have left behind and forge what remains of the worlds in the massive cluster of stars into a force capable of conquest.

Outlaw Sectors DLC is now available on Steam or through Stardock.
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June 14

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 1.84 Released

Ironclad Games and Stardock Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of version 1.84 for hit strategy game today. This latest update adds more options for modders, bug fixes, better multiplayer stability and more.

For a full change log, please visit the forums.

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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.
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vagon
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
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Titanium Jesus
188.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Got this game when it was first released years ago and I've loved ever since. The only problem with it was the super speed in multiplayer that you couldn't fix and the "stop-go-stop-go" crap in multiplayer. But now with the latest update that seams to have been fixed for the most part!

Great for strtegizing the units in your fleet as you just can't simply spam one type and expect to get anywhere, unlike most other RTS that have an "I win" unit spam. It also has an AI that can challenge you at almost any ability level and multiplayer of 8+ players; with or without AI.
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Lars Emerson
242.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
The best space strategy game ever made.
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Brodie
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Great game
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Vechernyaya
79.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Ultra addictive. Amazing giant fleet fights with really big ship.
The game has a big problem with it's nonsensical representation of space ( planets are randomly scattered on a map ). It's a big problem, but the gameplay compensate for this.
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Tazar The Yoot's Labotomy Pops:D
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
remind me to write a full review later. i dont feel like making one right now. later, as in a few weeks maybe...
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MYKMAYHEM
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Very fun with the countless mods for it.
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Countersnipe
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
This game is frequently on sale for $10.00 every few weeks.

It's by far one of the most unique rts/management games I've played. I owned it on disk before I found it on Steam.

The game is much more of a management based game than it is an RTS. You move around large fleets of ships from planet to planet. The game allows you to let the ships automatically battle with enemy fleets, which is a good thing because once your fleets reach a specific size you will never be able to micro manage them.

From screenshots and gameplay this game looks very deep and hard, but it really isn't. It's fun once you put a little bit of time in it. It has a great single player experience where you play against the AI. There is no campaign or anything, but that doesn't take away from the single player value.

Overall, a great little game. But wait for it to go on sale. There's really no reason to spend full price on this game.
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Jerwin
78.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
An excellent space strategy (tactics) game. I was a bit overwhelmed with the learning curve at first, but got hooked after sticking with it. Numerous mod options also available. Highly recommended.
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Atum Hadu
97.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
If you're here because you're in the mood for a science fiction RTS, or Sins is on sale, let me dispense with the formalities and tell you straight out that this is one of the best, most intuitive and fun space RTS games ever.

It's hard to believe it came out in 2008 -- the visuals have aged extraordinarily well, the UI is easy to navigate and easy to get used to, the units are responsive, and the research trees are deep, powerful and varied.

There's no homogeneity here -- each race has unique ships with unique abilities and playstyles, and they each have research trees that emphasize their strengths. Certain lines of research are proprietary, meaning another race doesn't have an analog or way of replicating it, but you can be sure they have their own singular perks.

The races also have different approaches to economy, space travel and fleet logistics. While the backbone of a dangerous Advent fleet is the Illuminator vessel with its devastating beam weapon, amplified by the synergistic effects of Advent's carrier capital ships, the heart of the TEC fleet is the JRM Missle frigate, protected by a front line of heavily-armored warships. Likewise, the Vasari appropriately feel more alien than the other two races, but they have proprietary stardrive tech that lets them cross vast distances quickly, and the ability to ramp up their economy quickly.

With the updates (included), each race is further split into two factions each, providing a choice of six different races/ractions you can select from and fight. Additional updates added powerful starbases and more powerful defensive units, in addition to other features that have made the game deeper and more enjoyable.

I've been playing Sins since it was released, and probably have a few hundred hours of play time aside from the 95 hours or so I've got on Steam. If you give Sins of a Solar Empire a chance, you'll get more than your money's worth -- and you'll certainly have some late nights as you tell yourself, "Just one more planet, one more capital ship, one more battle..."

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376.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
I've been PC gaming since 1988, this is the best game I've ever played, 'nuff said.
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Space RTS at its best with a built in map editor the only thing this game is missing is a campaign.
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Posted: August 13
If you like RTS, buy this game. seriously.
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186.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
My hours do not do my playtime of this game justice, I have over 300+ hours on stardocks launcher before the steam release.

This game is the BEST space strategy game ever released. Perfect mix of RTS, 4X, and even some RPG elements. Every map isnt just a game, its a story of your empire and how you choose to build it. Some matches will be a fast blitzkreig of domination, others will be a drawn out war filled with diplomacy and betrayal. Some matches i emerge victorious and the sole empire, but most I will have been destroyed and defeated by my enemies, watching my planets and fleets fall to the overwhelming enemy. I cant write a review of this game without gushing its every praise, so this is a love poem to Sins and Stardock. Thank you for making this game.

Only 2 negatives in the endless streams of positives
-End game slowdown with large fleets is inevitable, I have a GTX 970NVIDIA and I still get slowdown
-No definitive campaign or storymode.

GET THIS GAME NOW, on sale or fullprice its worth it dont worry.
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Recommended
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Great Game still well worth playing.
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Recommended
78.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
An excellent space strategy (tactics) game. I was a bit overwhelmed with the learning curve at first, but got hooked after sticking with it. Numerous mod options also available. Highly recommended.
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Recommended
170.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Sins of a Solar Empire has consumed many hours of my time, all of it worth it. Before I started playing some of the many mods available, the vanilla version was very simple to get involved in and the learning curve wasn't to harsh. I eventually found Sins to be addicting and devoted many hours to playing.

I eventually moved onto mods. Specifically: Sins of a Galactic Empire; one of several Star Wars mods available, but the one I found suited to my kind of "fun."

Some Features:

- Large Matches, up to 8 players, either with friends, other players, or AI (with varying types of AI difficulty sets)

- Different victory conditions for those who like to switch it up or like to change up how to win their game

- 3 vanilla factions to choose from, 2 sub-culture for each faction for different types of playthroughs

- Active mod community with varying amounts of mods that range from Halo to Star Wars to Star Trek

While this may be a dated game, a new DLC was recently released which was a nice surprise to find. So if you ever tire yourself of vanilla, you can certainly utilize the new DLC

You will lose some games and you will spend hours upon hours in some, it all depends on the challenge you set yourself up for.

I would recommend this game to any of my friends and certainly have already and play often when I have time. It's a great game with little flaws, but overall, it's a great game and it does what all games should do: provide fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
One of my favorite games in years. Too bad the new MOO learned nothing from it. . .
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Recommended
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Very fun with the countless mods for it.
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79.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Ultra addictive. Amazing giant fleet fights with really big ship.
The game has a big problem with it's nonsensical representation of space ( planets are randomly scattered on a map ). It's a big problem, but the gameplay compensate for this.
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