The Battle of Sol is an intense space action game where you participate in epic capital ship battles, thrilling dogfights, space station raids, and much more as you liberate humanity's solar system from enemies determined to bring us to its fiery end.
User reviews: Mixed (65 reviews) - 67% of the 65 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2015

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January 27

Tobii EyeX Update...

Hey everyone,

We just pushed an update that includes a major polish pass of the Tobii EyeX implementation we added last month. With help from Tobii we overhauled our initial implementation to make it feel much better! We also added sliders to the video settings to allow users to manually adjust a few settings when using the camera.

If you are unaware of the Tobii technology please check it out at the link below.

http://www.tobii.com/xperience/

Thanks!

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December 16, 2015

Tobii EyeX Integration...

Hey guys,

We just pushed an update that includes Tobii EyeX camera support. If you have one of these really cool cameras you can now look at the edges of your cockpit to move camera based on your gaze (similar to TrackIR).

You can also quickly target ships using the EyeX key and your eyes.

It's a really cool way to interact with the game using your eyes!

- BPG

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Reviews

“The Battle of Sol delivers where it counts. It offers up huge areas and fills them with cool spaceships, then lets you blow them up. It ties satisfying dogfights together with a surprisingly well executed plot, and manages to make its battles challenging without being unbalanced.”
3.5 / 5 – Gizorama

About This Game

STORY SYNOPSIS


By the year 2500 Earth had become toxic and unsafe for human life. Pollution and overpopulation had ravaged the planet, forcing humanity to the stars. Colonies and settlements soon sprung up across the solar system, but man had not left its thirst for war behind. Then, they learned the Sun was dying, and everything changed. Only when faced with a threat greater than each other did the nations of man finally come together. The United Colonies of SOL (UCS) was born, its first and only mission: to locate a new home for mankind, safely beyond the doomed borders of our solar system.

Suit up and take on the role of the Lieutenant Williams and enigmatic Brother Aelius as you battle a mysterious enemy within humanity's solar system and beyond!

GAME FEATURES


- Beautiful visuals powered by Unreal Engine 3.

- Dogfight intelligent AI enemy fighters capable of performing advanced maneuvers to keep you on your toes!

- Pilot multiple ships -each with their own distinct handling and armament.

- 21 campaign missions spread throughout our solar system and beyond!

- Earn medals based on mission performance!

- Full Tobii EyeX Integration! Infinitescreen support, target enemies, and more using your eyes!

- Fully voice acted by top name VO talent including Dave Fennoy (Lee from Season 1 of the Walking Dead), Rachel Butera (actress best known for her on-point impressions and appearances on The Howard Stern Show), Artie Widgery, Alex Brandon (Skyrim, Deus Ex), Troupe Gammage, Laura Post (The Evil Within, Hearthstone) and much more!

- Now with Steam Workshop support! Create and share custom missions using the same tools we use!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon X2, or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 256 MB of VRAM;(NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256 MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or greater
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 512MB of VRAM; NVIDIA (GeForce GTX260 / ATI Radeon 4870)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
+Cool space backgrounds.
+Entertaining dogfights.
+Voice dialogs.
+Easy to learn how to play.
+Nice music.
+Ability to issue some basic commands to your fleet.
+Story to be continued. I hope the sequel will be much better overall.

-Unable to modify ships and weapons.
-Very few available weapons to use.
-No much variation of ships.
-Difficult to control on specific objectives. In fact some of the last missions were really frustrating.
-Average graphics.
-Short campaign.
-Unclear how the story goes.
-Although you may give commands to your fleet, there's not much of any help.

I put this game as recommended only for those who enjoy space sims and collect this category of games.
Otherwise, I think that you will not enjoy it much.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
If you like the genre and if you find The Battle of Sol in bundle, maybe it's worth a try.
The game is not "bad", but it's definitely not for everyone.


+ Nice energy system
+ Pew Pew in the space
+ "Slide" feature is awesome
+ Something something Battlestar Galactica

+ Nice concept in general
- But it's a bit superficial

- Average graphics, but some effects are really meh
- Average audio\dialogues\acting
- You can command your fleet, but it's totally useless
- No weapon\ship customization
- Terrible, Terrible, Terrible UI
- Average AI



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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
I don't normally do this so I apologize in advanced. I will try to be as nice as possible....
1) Game looks pretty nice, cap ships look cool and at first I thought "wow this is gonna be cool!"

2) Hotas support is a real pain. I don't want to go into too much detail here but it took me hours to setup. I gave up trying honestly cuz I bought this game a few days after release. Now finally today I dedicated another 3 hours to trying to to setup my Hotas. I have CH fighterstick and CH pro throttle. It is SOOOO complicated with about 40 different axis choices and it doesn't sense any axis so you must do this manually. Would be easy without the maybe 15 or so subcategories for axis. I have never seen anything this complicated and I have played many space sims. Feels like they just threw HOTAS support in for us and said "you figure it out!". In the end of a 3 hour setup run I finally stopped trying to designate my throttle and rolls to any axis. I just shut them off and found out how to designate those controls to the keyboard. In other words, old school 90s wing commander style play from here out, Stick and keyboard. Still, I was determined to give this an honest try.

3) Sounds Really rough here. When overheating you hear a loud "ping!". Thought I could turn that effect down by turning sound fx down and leaving music and master volume up but nope. Just turns down other sounds but that damn ping sound stays loud as hell! The weapon sounds are also really bad here. No real gun sounds and no real missile sounds. One good thing I will say is the voice acting is pretty cool. Well done in that department.

4) Gameplay. Really simple, boring fighting. Made it 10 missions in. Only way you can tell you are being attacked is a red color in the corner of your ship. No feel of impact or sound effects to help you know. Also on the flipside it's hard as hell to tell you are hitting the enemy ship other than they visually take damage. Even after all the HOTAS nightmares the joystick randomly rolls while making fast movements. The CH Fighterstick CANNOT ROLL so this is a software problem with the game. This never happened in any space sims I ever played before. Very annoying. Also everytime to fire your guns the whole screen blurs up and shakes like crazy. Not cool man....

5) Summary Guys, I thank you for trying to make a fun single player space combat game. I miss these types of games dearly as a big fan of the glory days of Wing Commander, Freespace, X Wing and Tie Fighter. However, this time...mission not accomplished. I am very sorry to write a review like this. But the fact that I paid money for this game is a damn shame. I have played fan made mods of Wing Commander and Freespace games that are honestly 10 times as good as this. Those were made by non pros. Examples would be Wing Commander Saga, Wing Commander Standoff, and about a dozen Freespace mods. I do however hope you guys try again sometime soon. But you need to take your time and make a good game. Make the game interesting. Instead of just checkpoints all the time give us real destinations. The guns need to feel like guns. Missles need to be improved greatly. The art style you guys used was awesome. IT LOOKS SWEET!! Also, next time you build a space combat game, make it with the HOTAS in mind from the beginning. Don't just tack in on after the fact. Space combat games died with Freelancer and I think a big part of that was the fact that this is the beginning of mouse space combat games. Alright, that's all I have to say. Once again, I'm really sorry to the creators if this sounds harsh......but it's all the truth. I respect you a lot for trying but this has been a terrible gaming experience for me.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
Not exactly a great game, but still a big improvement over the initial release named Sol: Exodus. Still pretty short game (6-8 hours top). It suffers with some problems - limited replay value, cheesy characters and lines (I dont mind writing that much though), bad voice acting, cliffhanger ending, sometimes a bit stiffy controls and nonexistent ship customisation. Yet combat is kinda entertaining, mission variety (while not great) was good enough to keep me entertained through all of the short game. While some of the Freespace 2 mods are actually made better than this, we really lack games in this genre and I still had reasonable fun with it and developers are active on steam forums and game updates. So I will give it thumb up. Though I would wait for a sale.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Full controller support ? No, just no. Controls are terrible with a 360 gamepad and stop working at random times ( my gamepad works fine on other games, it's not broken or anything ), especially if you try to modify the default settings. Keyboard+mouse is not better.

Unplayable.
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