Travel well beyond the limits of Earth in Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity, a galactic epic in which you build and control a new dynasty. No one's going to hand over their homeland you must wrest control of planets and asteroids through force or diplomatic means. Be prepared to defend your new conquests using careful tactical combat and precise strategy. Only the strongest, smartest commanders can keep their new Solar Empire united.
Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity comes complete with Sins of a Solar Empire as well as the Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment and Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy expansion packs. Three distinct races dominate this saga, each with unique features, stories and customizable traits. Build powerful armies, put your fleet in place, and start expanding your empire to even larger proportions. Seize control of enemy territories through military dominance or exert your cultural influence on your enemy planets and areas to entice enemy populations to join your cause. Set up trading networks, conduct research, establish diplomacy and maintain control. Expand your military influence with Entrenchment by building large starbases and platforms teeming with weapons, armor and shields to defend your planets and mining outposts. When it seems like a hard fight won't win a battle, extend your diplomatic hand with Diplomacy. Work behind the scenes to maintain your empire and extend your dominance through the galaxy by influencing relationships or hiring pirates to attack neighboring systems for you. The spectacular graphics, intuitive controls and captivating story all contribute to extreme strategy thrills.
Includes Sins of a Solar Empire, Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment and Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy expansion packs
Sins of a Solar Empire blends epic strategy and empire management with fast-paced and tactical elements for exciting gameplay
Discover and capture new territories as you expand your dynasty through outer space
Wrest control from enemies through military domination or extend your cultural influence to entice enemy populations to join your cause
Explore an enormous galaxy filled with planets, asteroids and other areas to conquer
Build armies, amass fleets and design strategies to defend your empire
Use diplomacy to your advantage when you're not ready for a fight
Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment brings new defensive structures and options to the battlefield
Build massive starbases and platforms teeming with weapons, armor and shields to defend your planets and mining outposts
Subspace Inhibitor platform allow you to slow down enemy fleets, giving you a chance to reinforce and destroy them
Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy expands the diplomatic side of managing your empire by managing relationships with different races, planets and systems
Work behind the scenes to maintain your empire or extend your dominance through the galaxy by influencing relationships or hiring pirates to attack neighboring systems for you
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor Speed1.8GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7PC System Memory512MB RAMPC Hard Drive Space3GBPC Video128MB DirectX 9.0-compatible 3D Radeon 9600 or GeForce FX 6600 video cardPC Sound CardDirectX 9.0c-compatible sound cardPC Drive Type and SpeedDVD-ROMPC Additional RequirementsBroadband connection required for Internet multiplayer; Impulse required for installation of digital download and updates
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