User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. 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 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 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. Expand
  2. PaulT.
    Aug 3, 2007
    9
    Great additions to gameplay, interface, and content from the original game. Worth trying for all space 4x and RTS fans.
  3. 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 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.
  4. 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 be found, but solid. Each expansion added meaningful improvements to game play.
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. Born of Blood is a very good, though brutally challenging, expansion to the turn-based space strategy game Sword of the Stars.
  2. Adds a brand new (and fun to play) race that adds a great new dynamic to the gameplay, as well as some nice features to keep things fresh for fans of the original game. However, if you weren’t a fan to begin with, you probably won’t be won over with this expansion.
  3. Brighter than ever. [Sept 2007, p.78]