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.
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Mixed (66 reviews) - 65% of the 66 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
14 of 19 people (74%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
This game fully captures the feeling of the old space shooters I loved like Wing Commander, X-Wing/Tie Fighter and Freespace - recommended for fans of those games.

The production's polish and narrative are not perfect but the core game mechanic is nicely in place. I see potential to tell a better single player story, with better delivered wingman communications on the solid base of this game.

I have not played with the editor yet but suspect I may talk about what can be done with this game in the community once I have finished the 2 campaigns I purchased for a reasonable price. I have spent a bit of time getting it running perfectly in stereoscopic 3D and it looks great, with some shader’s having to be turned down or off.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I have a particular love for all space games, and I buy them all.

This game I got on a sale, and was not expecting much.

It has been said in previous reviews, it reminds me of the beginnings of Battle Star Galactica, remnants of humans trying to survive and grow. So there is story there.

Now to combat:

The combat, after learning through the beginning missions (and honestly the game has a steady and appropriate learning curve) is fun and engaging. Eventually the player is able to control units, they aren't useless, and it’s a fun game. More than an arcade sense of space game fun and not so in depth like Elite Dangerous or X Rebirth

You want a fun game, that you don't mind spending a few hours getting to learn and play, a game that has a believable story with a sort of purpose coupled with Freelancer-like combat in FPS view, give this game a chance. Good potential, developers have great ideas. I wonder what else they can accomplish with more support.

I give it a thumbs up, at the very least get it on a discount if you like space combat games, you will not be disappointed given you play a few hours to learn.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Thus far I really like this game. The graphics are very impressive in my opinion, and since i haven't played a good space combat game since Wing Commander, this is really top notch. The missions are fun, the music, while extremely limited, does fit the tone of the game. The whole thing definetely has inspiration from Battlestar Gallactica and I really dig it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Fairly enjoyable space shooter. Would play again. Options menu is sufficient. Not available on Linux, unfortunately. It's also nothing special - no ship customization or anything like that. It's not worth the price, but it's worth it in a bundle or a cheap sale if you want some story based braindead shooting down space ships.
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