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Positive (18 reviews) - 94% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 6, 2013

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This content requires the base game Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion on Steam in order to play.

Buy Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - Stellar Phenomena DLC

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Buy Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - Ultimate Edition

Includes 4 items: Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion, Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion - Original Soundtrack, Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion - Forbidden Worlds™ DLC, Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion - Stellar Phenomena®

 

About This Content

The ever-expanding conflicts within and between the TEC, Vasari, and Advent have pushed the battlegrounds into uncharted space. The sectors now being drawn into the war feature the most dangerous and powerful natural phenomena in the galaxy.

Exploit what resources remain in these dangerous sectors while you can. The uncharted depths of space hold threats beyond any natural phenomenon, and not all of them wait to be explored.

Key Features

  • New stars: Skirt the boundary of a deadly black hole, avoid the deadly radiation of a spinning pulsar, and survive the crushing gravity of an impossibly dense neutron star.
  • 6 new deep space anomalies: Mine the riches in the wreckage of a devastating fleet battle or recharge at an inexplicable fountain of antimatter tearing apart the fabric of space-time. Each anomaly’s all-new gameplay effect adds variety and strategic opportunities to every map.
  • 11 dramatic random events: The fate of not just your empire but the galaxy at large will change in a heartbeat with Stellar Phenomena’s random events enabled. Stars launch volatile gases that shut down orbital operations, mobile storms wreak havoc across the solar system, and conquered factions sense your weakness and seek to reclaim their worlds.

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.
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Overall:
Positive (18 reviews)
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rewfgju72
Posted: July 4
More content for an already great game sounds like a good idea. Not essential, but if you liked SoaSE:R, then it couldn't hurt to buy this and support the company and show interest in the genre.
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nocturnel123
Posted: June 22
Product received for free
So worth it.
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Ced.
Posted: April 19
good game
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Solar Battler
Posted: March 24
This dlc is strange for me to explain. While it does put out game changing content that adds a random variable and interesting ideas, some of it is rather counter-intuitive to the elements of the original game, not to mention the stuff added feels like something that should have already been in the game to start with.

The dlc adds some rather interesting ideas to the game. For one, it follows the concept of the forbidden worlds dlc by adding variation to the galaxy, particularly in the star types. Black Holes, pulsars, and neutrons all add a danger to their systems depending on which one you have for a star and make that area harder to protect, forcing any star strategies one might have pretty much useless depending on what you get. Black Holes slowly damage ships, Pulsars disable abilities (I think), and Neutrons slow ships to a crawl. Regular star types still exist, but they are now much harder to have spawn in unless you are playing a custom map.

The anomalies are probably one of the few things this dlc has going for it. The 6 anomalies add a new level of strategy to games as most are rather benefical and can be found on practically any premade map.

Random events are the last thing this dlc brings to the table, luckily however, compared to the other additions, these can be manually turned off in the map setup. There are 11 events and can range from magnetic storms wreaking havoc on a planet to a global market crash in your empires economy; sometimes stars will shoot gases as well along with enemy empires supposedly "sensing" weakness in your planets. For the most part, they are all annoying and pretty much work against you as the game progresses. It is interesting, however, to use these in multiplayer games as you can use a few of them to your advantage against another player.

The question I know everyone is going to ask, is it worth the $5? Well..... Kinda. Like the forbidden worlds dlc, it adds interesting ideas to the mix to give some spice to your galaxy on one side of a coin. But on the other side, the dlc is rather poorly executed on how it delivers the content, more of it is just plain out annoying than it is fun and really does feel like it should have already been in the game to start with, particualry the random events and stars. I still recommend it as it is kinda interesting and the anomalies are rather helpful. I highly suggest to wait for a sale before buying it, you'd be much better off.

Overall, I give this dlc a 6/10, worth getting, just not worth $5.
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Nicolas Cage
Posted: January 20
With Sin's slightly lacking amount of diversity, a little DLC pack like this can really make the game seem a little more flavorful, though I only reccomend buying it during a sale.
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Tixo
Posted: December 25, 2015
worth the penny this dlc it is :)
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Starkiller
Posted: May 30, 2015
11/10 this is one of the best games i ever played !

there is just one thing that I want

Total annhilation of Planets if you would shoot at them with special cannons/weapons ! XD
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(TRE) Aurelius Cassius Cato
Posted: March 27, 2015
Very good, expands gameplay enourmously. Must Have!!
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Exelium
Posted: February 8, 2015
get it when its 90% off you know what i mean :P
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Weak1ings
Posted: January 12, 2015
It is worth buying if you want it. Try to catch it on 50% or the really rare 75% sale for the best value.
It adds a bit of content that breathes a little life into your games with storms and other items to ruin your and your enemy's days.

Something that will make it worth 100% worth it is if you use the Online features of Sins,
They have it setup so that the host shares his DLC with all player joined, an especially fantastic feature and I'm glad Stardock included this! Same applies to Forbidden worlds.

I would have troubles recommending this at full price but, in reality it adds some basic functionality that can move a locked up game. Useful for singleplayer especially.

7/10 a Useful DLC that breathes more life into your solar system but may not be worth it at full price.
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 12, 2015
It is worth buying if you want it. Try to catch it on 50% or the really rare 75% sale for the best value.
It adds a bit of content that breathes a little life into your games with storms and other items to ruin your and your enemy's days.

Something that will make it worth 100% worth it is if you use the Online features of Sins,
They have it setup so that the host shares his DLC with all player joined, an especially fantastic feature and I'm glad Stardock included this! Same applies to Forbidden worlds.

I would have troubles recommending this at full price but, in reality it adds some basic functionality that can move a locked up game. Useful for singleplayer especially.

7/10 a Useful DLC that breathes more life into your solar system but may not be worth it at full price.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 9, 2014
Honestly a good little DLC for its prize. Worth it, adds a bit of flavor and the random events can cripple you. Probably won't really bother you in a game against AI but in games against players they can turn it around sometimes.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 20
With Sin's slightly lacking amount of diversity, a little DLC pack like this can really make the game seem a little more flavorful, though I only reccomend buying it during a sale.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 30, 2014
The added star types are mostly annoying to get stuck with and random events mostly means constant CME's to shut your orbital structures down.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 13, 2014
It adds some new flavor to the game but it needs to have more dlc or even hints of sins 2.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 24
This dlc is strange for me to explain. While it does put out game changing content that adds a random variable and interesting ideas, some of it is rather counter-intuitive to the elements of the original game, not to mention the stuff added feels like something that should have already been in the game to start with.

The dlc adds some rather interesting ideas to the game. For one, it follows the concept of the forbidden worlds dlc by adding variation to the galaxy, particularly in the star types. Black Holes, pulsars, and neutrons all add a danger to their systems depending on which one you have for a star and make that area harder to protect, forcing any star strategies one might have pretty much useless depending on what you get. Black Holes slowly damage ships, Pulsars disable abilities (I think), and Neutrons slow ships to a crawl. Regular star types still exist, but they are now much harder to have spawn in unless you are playing a custom map.

The anomalies are probably one of the few things this dlc has going for it. The 6 anomalies add a new level of strategy to games as most are rather benefical and can be found on practically any premade map.

Random events are the last thing this dlc brings to the table, luckily however, compared to the other additions, these can be manually turned off in the map setup. There are 11 events and can range from magnetic storms wreaking havoc on a planet to a global market crash in your empires economy; sometimes stars will shoot gases as well along with enemy empires supposedly "sensing" weakness in your planets. For the most part, they are all annoying and pretty much work against you as the game progresses. It is interesting, however, to use these in multiplayer games as you can use a few of them to your advantage against another player.

The question I know everyone is going to ask, is it worth the $5? Well..... Kinda. Like the forbidden worlds dlc, it adds interesting ideas to the mix to give some spice to your galaxy on one side of a coin. But on the other side, the dlc is rather poorly executed on how it delivers the content, more of it is just plain out annoying than it is fun and really does feel like it should have already been in the game to start with, particualry the random events and stars. I still recommend it as it is kinda interesting and the anomalies are rather helpful. I highly suggest to wait for a sale before buying it, you'd be much better off.

Overall, I give this dlc a 6/10, worth getting, just not worth $5.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: July 4
More content for an already great game sounds like a good idea. Not essential, but if you liked SoaSE:R, then it couldn't hurt to buy this and support the company and show interest in the genre.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 7, 2014
rather fun. adds some content to the game that it seemed to be needing. if you dont like sins this wont make you love it but if you like sins this will give you a few more hours of content
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 30, 2015
11/10 this is one of the best games i ever played !

there is just one thing that I want

Total annhilation of Planets if you would shoot at them with special cannons/weapons ! XD
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 19
good game
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