UGO's Eric Eckstein writes:
"I forgive you for the sin of not knowing what a Sins of a Solar Empire is (in exchange for your forgiveness for any ensuing religious puns in this review); out of context, it's a horrible name for what is otherwise an excellent real-time strategy game. Even in context, it yields a lousy acronym (SOASE). But don't let the awkward title deter you. SOASE is a skillful blending of real-time mechanics and the 4X conquer-the-galaxy model, and is without doubt one of the best strategy releases in recent memory."