Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. This might be due to a simple lack of competition for the moment, but Sword of the Stars just plains ‘works’ and is one of the best epic space strategy games you can buy.
  2. Born of Blood is a great addition to the saga and although asking for a full sequel so soon would just be greedy, this is a great way to tide fans over until Sword of the Stars 2 arrives on the shelves.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 22, 2013
    8
    A lot of fun to play either alone or multiplayer although multiplayer can be quite slow. Simple game play, not a lot of "wow" factor to beA lot of fun to play either alone or multiplayer although multiplayer can be quite slow. Simple game play, not a lot of "wow" factor to be found, but solid. Each expansion added meaningful improvements to game play. Full Review »
  2. Nov 5, 2011
    10
    SOTS 1 is my favorite game. This expansion added the Zuul race which is great fun, they are the embodiment of evil, ship designs verySOTS 1 is my favorite game. This expansion added the Zuul race which is great fun, they are the embodiment of evil, ship designs very evil-looking, they even have boarding chains :-)

    However, you should just get the complete collection which includes the base game and all expansions, you can get it for $20 or less.
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  3. DaF
    Mar 3, 2009
    9
    I am a big fan of space 4x, and lately I've been waiting for a good game to replace Master of Orion 2... I've been playing MOO2 for I am a big fan of space 4x, and lately I've been waiting for a good game to replace Master of Orion 2... I've been playing MOO2 for too long, it needs to rest. I tried Galactic Civilization, and I liked it for a little while. But not long. As for MOO3, don't get me started. SOTS is a refreshing new title that brings a lot of option and tons of fun features that will keep me playing this game for years to come. A big must for fans of space 4x games. Full Review »