IGN.com has put together a list of their top 25 PC games from the past few years, and our own Sins of a Solar Empire has made the list at number 21!
“Ironclad’s epic space strategy game isn’t such a success solely because of its marvelous visuals or brilliant gameplay – it’s a triumph of interface design. All conquered planets, constructed armies and in-progress actions are displayed with an ingeniously configured set of icons that at-a-glance communicate a matrix of information so there are minimal hindrances while observing and commanding. Games of Sins play out in real-time but contain many elements of turn-based strategy: giant maps and huge tech trees that in long games can dramatically affect production capabilities and battle bonuses. Even though it’s not a lightning-fast style of real-time play, the tension never lessens as considerations need to be made for when to build armies when to build static defenses to ensure planets will stay captured after their original inhabitants are forcefully removed through orbital bombardment. Sins is an endlessly rewarding, replayable competitive experience that’s over the years been built up into a richer, denser and ultimately more satisfying experience.”
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