By the year 2500, Earth had become toxic and unsafe for human life. Pollution and overpopulation had ravaged the planet, forcing humanity to the stars. Colonies and settlements soon sprung up across the solar system, but man had not left its thirst for war behind. Then, they learned their sun was dying, and everything changed. Only when faced with threat greater than each other did the nations of man finally come together. The United Colonies of SOL (UCS) was born, its first and only mission: to locate a new home for mankind, safely beyond the doomed borders of our solar system. Suit up and take on the role of the Lieutenant Commander, ace fighter pilot and 2nd in command of the UCS Atlas, as you search for a new home, battle a mysterious enemy, and rescue humanity from a fiery end.
Space is boring. Endless swaths of nothingness do not make for a compelling setting in any game. Still, the romance of space-bound dogfights is not lost in our collective imaginations. From Star Wars to the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, fighter pilots have fought alongside immense capitol ships in ways that game developers continue to try to capture. SOL: Exodus is a noble but failed attempt at grabbing the throttle, launching into space, and adding a few more kills to the side of your ship. SOL: Exodus is a bare-bones space shooter that adds little more than a game of Asteroids. The player pilots a single fighter with the basic guns/missiles load-out, plus a blast that overheats the main guns, but fires a powerful shot. Beyond a few basic upgrades to damage, armor, and... Read Review