Sol: A History
Author: Blaise Russel
Missions: 40 (divided into 4 chapters, cutscene-like missions included)
Mods included: Several FreeSpace 1 ships and weapons.
Requirements: INFR1. The old version of this campaign is not compatible with FSO.
It is 2335. For 14 years, the Terran-Vasudan War had been slowly grinding its way along, when the appearance of a third species changed everything.
An implacable foe that simply would not die, the Shivans resisted everything the united Terrans and Vasudans threw at them. Their flagship, the Lucifer, destroyed the homeworld of the Vasudan people, and now it's on its way to Earth...
Over the course of four campaigns spanning 37 years, 40 missions and the fall and rise of two inter-planetary powers, YOU are a soldier for Earth, a warrior for the Alliance, thrown into life-threatening situation after life-threatening situation... what part will you play in the developing history of Sol?
Visit Earth, Mars, Jupiter - ALL the planets of the solar system! Fight 40+ missions over the course of 4 campaigns! Conduct bombing runs, dogfights, escort missions, search and rescues, assassinations, and many more! 33 ships (10 player flyable!) from FreeSpace, FreeSpace 2 and Inferno! And much, much more!
Good, long campaign, but gets unrealistic when you begin to blow up moons. It also seems that the GTA/EA is the only faction who's actually evolving, the rest stick with outdated, FreeSpace 1-era ships. Despite the lack of mods and realism, it's definitely worth a download.
S:AH is without any doubt one of the best campaigns in circulation. It's long and original enough to ignore some of its drawbacks, like the lack of a notable technological development in the ranks of the enemy.
New INFA campaigns will be focused on a similar plot but even after their release S:AH will surely remain one of the must have campaigns all true FreeSpace fan should have. --- Mobius
A very nice campaign that's suitable for all tastes, Sol: A History will let you visit every planet in the Sol system. And despite the few drawbacks in its plot ( which are hardly noticable when playing the campaign ), S:AH will always be a top rated campaign. -ShadowGorrath
The upgrade really improves the campaigns in terms of graphics. The mission files are being revamped by the FSCRP and will be released soon. Voice acting has also been considered as a valid option.