Discover the free demo version of Crying Suns, including the Advanced Tactics update. You will be able to play the first two sectors of the game without any gameplay or story restrictions.

When FTL meets Foundation... and Dune

Crying Suns is a tactical rogue-lite that puts you in the role of a space fleet commander as you explore a mysteriously fallen empire.
In this story rich experience inspired by Dune and Foundation, each successful run will uncover the truth about the Empire... and yourself as well.

Main Features

  • Space exploration in a procedurally-generated universe
  • Tactical fights between battleships and their squadron fleets
  • More than 300 possible story events
  • A deep and dramatic storyline structured in 6 chapters
  • A dark and disturbing atmosphere inspired by our favorite S-F universes (Foundation, Dune, Battlestar Galactica)

The story: The epic journey of a clone

After 700 years of peace and prosperity, the Galactic Empire has suddenly been shattered into pieces. The OMNIs, god-like machines which did everything for their human masters, have mysteriously shut down. And humankind, having long since lost the ability to survive on its own, is dangerously close to extinction. But somewhere in a far corner of the Galaxy is Gehenna, a planet of ice and rock and a top-secret facility that is the pinnacle of Imperial Tech and also humanity’s last chance.
You are a clone of Admiral Ellys Idaho, a weapon fashioned from flesh, the best Imperial Admiral ever to battle in the stars and you have just been awoken on this planet by its strange and darkly-humorous Guardian, Kaliban, the last functional OMNI to exist.
Your mission: skillfully command a battleship through the Empire's now chaotic, violent clusters ––where one wrong move could be your last–– as you try to reactivate the OMNIs and save the future of all humankind. But you must leave Gehenna now.... for time has almost run out.

Crying Suns Editions

Crying Suns Ratings & Reviews

  • 62%
    Critics Recommend
  • 77
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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PC Gamer
79 / 100
It's too repetitive and easy, but Crying Suns story and frantic combat are worth experiencing anyway.
by Devo Deaves
80 / 100
Crying Suns is a characterful rogue-lite that really sets its sci-fi tone well from the get-go; strong writing and a great soundtrack build the universe while the high stakes nature of every move is engaging and keeps every run as fresh as the last.
God is a Geek
by Mick Fraser
8 / 10
As a tactical rogue-lite, Crying Suns feels kind of unique. It has some things in common with FTL, but really it's very much its own beast.
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Demo System Requirements



OSWindows 7
OSWindows 10 bits
ProcessorDual-core 2.5 GHz or equivalent
ProcessorCore i3 2,5 GHz or equivalent
Memory4 GB
Memory4 GB
Storage2 GB
Direct X10
Direct X11
GraphicsDedicated GPU, 1 GB VRAM/ AMD HD5750 or equivalent
GraphicsDedicated GPU, 2 GB VRAM / GTX 750ti or equivalent
Login Accounts Required
Epic Games
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English, French, German, Chinese - Simplified, Russian, Spanish - Spain, Japanese