Sins of a Solar Empire

Game review by Dwight Odelius, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Innovative real-time space-based strategy game.

Windows 2008

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

A good, clean RTS

There's very little questionable about this game. Starships blowing each other up is the extent of the violence. Bodies are never seen, nor is there any death sounds (i.e., screaming). It's very mild. Other than the violence inherent in a space RTS (including bombing planets until they are clear of the enemies colonists), there is nothing else to worry about in this game. No language, sex, drinking, etc. As far as modern games go, this is one of the cleanest. The game itself is very fun, as well. A strategic game that keeps you involved and thinking. The one caveat is that it can take a very long time to play a match. A very, very, VERY long time. Depending on the size of the map and the number of players, this can be an hour to quite a few hours. (It can really drag on near the end of a game, which is definitely a turn off - depending on your patience). Have no fear, though: you can save even multiplayer games!

This title has:

Educational value

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Stardock
  • Release date: February 4, 2008
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: T for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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