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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion v1.97 is Now Available

7/26/2022 10:00:00 AM

Ironclad Games and Stardock release Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion v1.97


  • All localizations are now part of the base game.
  • Language can be changed via the in-game options. We strongly recommend restarting the game after changing language to update cached strings.
  • Changed hardware cursor to be the default; this prevents crashes with some systems.
  • All online interactions are now encrypted.
  • Misc. other stability fixes.

Note: If you took part in the pre-release opt-in, make sure you change your ICO Server Port back to 8000.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion v1.96 Released

6/22/2021 11:04:00 AM

Ironclad Games and Stardock are pleased to announce the release of version 1.96 for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion today. The full change log can be found at:


PCGamesN - The best Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion mods

1/20/2021 9:00:00 AM

From the PCGamesN article:
This iconic RTS/4X game has some really cool mods that you should check out, from Star Wars to Star Trek and more.

Sins of a Solar Empire was a great entry strategy game for its time. Originally released in 2008, it combined the best of RTS games and 4X games to create a wonderfully ruthless space-based strategy experience where you had fleets of capital and sub-capital ships dancing around from system to system as you fought for dominance over randomised maps.

It was a flawed experience, but one the team at Ironclad Games attempted to iterate on through several expansions, such as Trinity, and then the ‘definitive’ edition of the game with 2012’s Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. About the only true ‘sin’ of SOASE is that it never got a proper sequel, even after all this time. We’re not sure what happened with the developers (who still seemed to be patching the game and releasing DLC), but at one point they got sued by Rebellion so, it’s good that they’re hanging in there at least.

One reason for the game’s continued popularity is it’s dedicated and competent mods community. There are some excellent mods for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, many of which have been ported to and from other games. Let’s take a look at some of our favourite picks.

Read more here.

Cosmic Chaos – 22nd August 2020

8/20/2020 3:17:00 PM

Time: 22nd August, 1600 UTC / 12 PM (1200) EST

Lobby Name: Cosmic Chaos

Slots: 6-10

Type: PVP / PVE

This weekend we are playing some simple, plain, unmodded Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. Our games will be started at the listed time, but will open the lobby a few minutes before start.

We will aim to do a team PVP game running for roughly 2-3 hours at accelerated speeds.

Please be in voice chat on the Sins of a Solar Empire official discord server. The specific channel in discord will be linked when we are ready for players to join.


Rebellion Reviews

The reviews are in!


"Scroll smoothly from a single fighter out to a god's-eye view of a cluster of stars gives an unmatched sense of scale."



"Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion will happily strip-mine your life of its free time."



"Rebellion is the best way yet to experience the strategic joys of the Sins of a Solar Empire franchise."


Strategy Informer

"...this is the ultimate version of Sins of a Solar Empire, this is a very good 4X space strategy game..."


Quarter to Three

"Rebellion is nearly as revolutionary with its new subfactions, and it’s easily as revolutionary with its new victory conditions."


Sins Poll

Which race is the best in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion?

TEC: 52.7%
Advent: 24.4%
Vasari: 22.8%

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