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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"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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May 20

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion v1.82 Released

Ironclad Games and Stardock Entertainment are pleased to announce the final release of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion v1.82 today. This latest version addresses balance issues in the Stellar Phenomena DLC.

Changes include:

Stellar Phenomena DLC
  • Halved asteroidCounts on Graveyard and DenseDebris templates in AsteroidDef to improve performance.
  • Updated GalaxyScenarioDef uncolonizable gravity wells w/resources to be guarded by Pirates, not neutral factions.
  • Removed defenders from Antimatter Fountain.
  • Changed ShatteredMoon defender template from LocalMilitiaWeak to LocalMilitiaWeakUncolonizable.
  • Updated Allegiance progression in Gameplay.Constants on the later stages to drop by .05 on levels 7-8. This should help prevent very distant planets from instantly going neutral from Open Rebellion.
  • Added potential for 0-2 (from 0) neutral crystal extractors at Comets.
  • Increased minimum neutral crystal extractor count to 2 (from 1) at Ice Fields.
  • Increased minimum neutral metal/crystal extractor count to 1 (from 0) at Radiation Storms.
  • Increased minimum neutral metal extractor count to 1 (from 0) at Shattered Moon.
  • Increased random event allegiance check from 240 to 600 seconds. This should help prevent distant colonies from succumbing to Open Rebellion before the player can do anything about it.
  • Reduced minimum allegiance threshold for random events from 30% to 15%.
  • Increased max respawn count on Magnetic Storm from 4 to 9.
  • Increased max respawn count on Plasma Storm from 4 to 9.
  • Reduced trigger weight on Partisans event from 25% to 10%.
  • Reduced trigger weight on Open Rebellion event from 10% to 5%.
  • Reduced fleet point range on Open Rebellion event from 150/350 to 100/250.
  • Increased volume on random event warning sound by 3db.
  • Dramatically shortened Pulsar particle so that it doesn't touch other gravity wells and made the tails less sharp.
  • Removed Fighters from target list on Gas Giant's pre-explode buff since they can never lose it; will still take damage from nearby explosions.
  • Added new Commodity Boom random event: one random planet (including neutrals) may now undergo a resource boom where extractor and refinery rates are increased by 30% for 5 minutes. Should never appear on: Dead Asteroids, Pirate Bases, Antimatter Fountains, Magnetic Clouds or Wormholes. (Thanks to Goafan for the suggestion!)

Forbidden Worlds DLC
  • Removed 'Ferrus' from PlanetRandomUncolonizable in GalaxyScenarioDefs.
  • Removed 'FerrusFair' from PlanetRandomUncolonizableFair in GalaxyScenarioDefs.
  • Added new planet bonuses to GalaxyScenarioDefs (thanks Goafan!).
  • Changed Rusted Core planet bonus to no longer require points in exploration.

AI
  • Revised AI bonus income rates to try and scale less drastically past Normal.

Misc.
  • Updated SDActivate.exe so folks shouldn't need to open up IE if it fails on new installs.

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“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 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.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Very well made with great gameplay! If you love big space battles this is the game for you!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Awesome graphics and mechanics. A lot to research, a lot of ships, diplomacy (if you want), oh and fancy explosions.
Also: SPAACE
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Definitely one of the best RTS games out there. If you even have vague interest in this game, get it. Also works well on any system.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
If your planning on buying this game be sure to clear your schedule, one match will take quite sometime. But the game is very fun you start off owning a planet and must expand your empire through multiple solar systems fighting enemy's along the way. You can use diplomacy, cunning, and military to win. there is no campaign for this game only the type of mode i was just explaining previously. In this game there are three factions and each has a loyalist and rebel version both with different ships and abilty's. Another great thing about this game is you can get great mods such as sins of the prophet which is a halo mod. I would not suggest buying this game at the 40$ retail, wait till its on sale for around 20$.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
96.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Awesome game! Higly recommended to those who love stategy and action! I have a copy willing to trade for Arma 3 which is a good deal , considering Arma 3 is half off this weekend and rebellion is not!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
164.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Well, what can I say? Sins of a Solar Empire is brilliant. 9/10

The gameplay mechanics do take experience to master, but that's all part of what makes the game so wonderful; there are so many aspects of gameplay to take into consideration when you are in a match, such as culture, research topics, and etcetera. If you think that all you have to do to prevail in a match of Sins is to build a thousand ships and spam orbital cannons, you are sorely mistaken.

One thing that appeals to me personally about Sins is the fact that, right from the beginning, you have to meticulously plan out each detail of your empire's expansion, taking into consideration events that could potentially happen hours later.

That planet with only one phase lane leading into enemy territory? Chances are your enemy will eventually try to punch through. You'll need to plan for that.

The world on the other side of the map that's just starting to produce culture? It will spread to your planets quickly. You'll need to plan for that.

That TEC Loyalist player on the other side of the map whose planet pings up for a second with a superweapon alert? You'll especially need to plan for that.

The one and only downside for me about Sins is, and I'm sure this is a common one, there's no campaign! The franchise has gone into a good deal of detail creating a backstory, seriously, there's a whole bunch of story content out there. What I would really like to see is an actual in-game campaign in which you can follow one of the three main empires on their quests within this storyline. Another little want of mine is to have a campaign constructor. That would be amazing. If these things were there, a 10/10 game.

It's pretty much impossible to get bored of Sins, each game turns out differently from the last. But if, however, you somehow manage to get bored, there's but one thing for that: mods. This game has a Star Trek mod, and subsequently has my seal of approval.

This game is amazing. I myself have had endless hours of fun with Sins, and reccommend this entirely to everybody. Get this game right now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Great game to play with your friends. Complex gameplay experience. Tons of paths to dominate. 8/10!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
136.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Amazing!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
this is one of the best games i have played in a long time and i would highly recomnd it to anyone who has already baought into the series or are thinking about it. :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
One of the best RTS games i have ever played. Very fun and very challangeing you will never have the same experance twice.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Much fun!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Solid strategy game, though the pacing is a bit on the slow side.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
awesome game! NEEDS MODS AND WORKSHOP! that would make it awesseommeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
59.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
yoy oy yo yoyo its ya boy PO-litcally co-RECT-tyrone here with a politcaly correct review for all yall.. aight so here it goes DROP IT DJ. ... .. ..yo so like mane were do i begin mane dis game is jus....mane.. so like aigh aight nuff ♥♥♥♥ riding. ... here it goes so like dis fuggin gaym mane allows u to take 3 hunded years of hatred out on white muh ufukkkuhs aight.. finally a game were WE have our way we can finaly b free.. u play as like deez fukkin space ships n what not made by afro american scientists n its baller as ♥♥♥♥ homie u can finaly get revenge 4 slavery with yo big lazer space ship but u gotta collect alot of chips to get yo titan homie so jus b patient soul bruthuh cuz yo day will come..

Graffit--phics- dis game iz beautiful needz moar art from da streets dough 9.2/10

story- ITS SOO GOOD CUZ ITS SOOO SIMPLE DAT EVEN IF U CANT READ U KNOW WHAT IT IS plus its only like 5 mins which gibs moe time to make corn bread and other soul bruthuh ♥♥♥♥

gameplay- Soulbruthuh revenge lazers need i say more homeez? 11/10

=)- 10/10

political correctness- 10/10

rules n guidlines (MUH FU-KKA)-10/10

also da music is sooo soothing mane i wouldve wished dat der wuz some like smooth r&b or some reel hood trax but like dayumn son prepare for ur ears to b emancipated from white honkey music and let the smooth politcaly correct space jams take over
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
59.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
GREAT GAME!. I love the concept of a game and a must buy if you like space game RTS.
What i miss about the game is kinda being able to see the action up close from a bridge and more real time approch with more action.
Sadly, there is a game out there ready to be funded, which will be in a 1st person realtime and both stratergy,and shows great promise, just a like a dream game for a space game lovers!.

Allthough i recomend putting your money on this, but a 1st person RTS will blow your mind! They are just on kickstarter for a 13 more days. And is most likely not going to make it without all the support it can get.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2049430629/flagship-space-strategy-from-a-first-person-perspe
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
worth
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
dis game is like gettin a bj on a frosty, nipple stiffening winter night.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
No campaign mode, it is dreadfully slow when it comes to combat and most of the research pre-requisites are incredibly stupid.

The intro cinematic was pretty badass, though.
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Fun to play, but introduction to gameplay comes in 9 tutorials and if you pan the camera view around too much you'll completely lose your bearings. Only recommended to those who enjoy a lengthy challenge.
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