A stand-alone expansion pack to Legions of Iron, discover new innovations and even more stunning visuals that launch the Haegemonia experience into light speed.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (32 reviews)
Release Date: May 1, 2014
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Includes 2 items: Haegemonia: Legions of Iron, Haegemonia: The Solon Heritage


About This Game

As a stand-alone expansion pack to Legions of Iron, discover new innovations and even more stunning visuals that launch the Haegemonia experience into light speed. The Solon Heritage is a multiplayer-only package with over 70 new inventions, all new skills and heroes, new spaceships and strategy options with an all-improved AI. Colonize, conquer, conduct research, trade, spy and battle it out … but be diplomatic or extinction of your race is inevitable.

  • 15 new maps in solo and multiplayer modes
  • 10 new ships including diplomatic ships, race-specific ships and probes
  • Simultaneous Invention Research
  • New Spy Missions
  • New special FX created by the unique Walker engine
  • New Hero and Mercenary Units specifically created to diversify the tactical actions
  • Rebalanced gameplay for Inventions and Ships

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows DirectSound compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard. Local multiplayer only. There are no servers.
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
this game is over a decade old and still looks better than most modern space stratergy games.
full 3d.
Slow burning.

Not a game for people after a quick bash, or 1hour long match...even small 1v1 games are a marathon, unlikely you'll ever finish a match in a single sitting.
This game is more for sitting down with a good freind or two, barracading the doors, ordering a pizza and bunkering down for a night long sesh.

If you like Civ and you like Homeworld, you'll love this.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Good strategy game with great graphics!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
The game is fun has heck but few problems with the game is not enough ships no fast forward 20% of the ships are broke as ♥♥♥♥ like try using the supply ship see how fast your game crashes :P theres alot of problems like some maps will crash if you cap a planet and theres planets thats uncapable which sucks! like huge ones...uncapable and 10%? give or take planets are broke meaning you cap it you crash theres alot of problems but well worth it! i even noticed the fighters are sooooo much better then the rest lol due to the damage over time and their dodge rates cuz they move around and they dodge everything BUT rockets rockets are hate seekers so be warned but other then that i give it a 8/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Does this game allow you to save while in multiplayer....awesome game but cant save in multiplayer..trying to find out if thats the way the game is designed or if thier is a problem on my end.
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116 of 120 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2014

Several users have encountered a sound bug with the game. This can be fixed, but it may require several steps involving changing game files and mounting ISO's. If you are not familar with doing this, then do not buy the game. Please refer to the forums or PM me if you would like to know more.

Valve - Please don't release broken games or at least provide support as to how to fix them (Vampire: The Masquerade also comes to mind).


Haegemonia is a space RTS that has some similarity to Homeworld, Sins of a Solar Empire and Stardrive. There are some limited 4X elements to the game as you colonise and manage planets, research new technologies, spy on other factions, hire heroes, manage your economy and experience random events. The game is more basic than the others listed. It does not have the advanced fleet management of HW, the diplomacy system of SOASE or the intense micromanagement of turn based 4X games such as Endless Space or Sword of the Stars. In this sense, the game is a jack of all trades, master of none. However, for its time, this was a fairly ambitious attempt at merging several genres - a feat still yet to be fully achieved (Stardrive was not a resounding success). If you liked these kinds of games, but occasionally desire a more casual experience, then you should find Hae enjoyable if not as satisfying as these other titles. If you are new to RTS or 4X, then Hae is a great way to begin learning some of the basics (this was my experience as I purchased the game when it was first released).

Graphically, the game is still very beautiful. The ships especially eclipse the fidelity of HW2 (although the HD edition of Homeworld should soon be with us) and although some of the texture quality is not quite as good as Sins, considering the age of the game, it is far from distracting. The game runs smoothly (aside from the bug above) on the highest settings. The options menu is very limited in this respect, but this again may just reflect the age of the game.

The sound assets to the game are fine, with farily satisfying ship explosions. The music however, is limited, with the only switches being between a "peaceful" single soundtrack to the "battle" soundtrack. It would have been nice to have some variance here with some different "spacey" soundtracks to give a bit more of an immersive feel.

The maps are limited, but there is lots of variation. I would have liked to have seen more maps in general and some more maps that have environmental hazards that add interesting dynamics to the game (for example, there is one map with a hostile Solon base in the central wormhole hub). However, there is an excellent modding community for the game, and I imagine that it is possible to download more maps from there.

As far as balance goes, spying is the best way to get a significant advantage. Your research points are limited (unless you change the parameters to otherwise) but stealing technological prototypes reduces the cost of research. Human's have an advantage both in spying and research, so they are rather overpowered in the right hands. I honestly can't see there being a bustling multiplaying community for the game, so this probably doesn't matter.

All in all, the game is solid if a little limited. It's not the thinking game that perhaps some of its descendents and predecessors are, but if you are looking for a visually impressive more simplisitic space strategy title with a small price tag, I recommend picking the game up.

Edits: Some spelling and grammar issues.
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