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Where are the good Star Trek video games?

RikersMailbox

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Report this Jul. 03 2009, 11:13 am

I need a quality Star Trek video game. Any suggestions?

Gaak

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Report this Jul. 04 2009, 2:28 pm

Get "Star Trek Scene It". It's awesome. Clips from all five tv series and from the first ten movies. The only problem might be finding people willing to play you!

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Report this Jul. 05 2009, 11:22 am

Quote (Gaak @ July 04 2009, 2:28 pm)
Get "Star Trek Scene It". It's awesome. Clips from all five tv series and from the first ten movies. The only problem might be finding people willing to play you!

I'm in. I'm going to get it ASAP.

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Report this Jul. 05 2009, 12:19 pm

I just finished creating a star trek crossword puzzle with 74 words in it, using the Microsoft Word program, but I don't know how to post it???

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Report this Jul. 06 2009, 9:45 pm

The Birth of the Federation was the greatest game I have ever played.  But I don't think its in stock anymore.

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Report this Jul. 06 2009, 10:25 pm

I have Starfleet academy for the Super Nintendo and Encounters for the Playstation 2 and I like them fine, but my friends tell me that they are bad.

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Report this Jul. 06 2009, 10:39 pm

Well I have the Scene It board game and I have game on my iphone as well. I was hoping they would release a game for PS3, but there isnt any. They have all these games of movies that came out around when Star Trek did, but there was never game released based on the new movie. I would like to know why, because they always did in the past. The only game I could find based on the new movie was on my iphone, and I bought that one. But I wish they would release one for the game consoles. I have a PS2,PS3, PSP,Nintendeo DS, so I can buy games for anythose, I wish they would release one.

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Report this Jul. 07 2009, 8:26 am

Hmm. Feel like I've posted this same answer on a variety of threads. Regardless, here we go again:

I've played nearly every Star Trek game to be released on both PC and consoles. And the 3 best in my opinion? That I still love to play?

Starfleet Command for the PC

Why? Excellent ship controls, despite 2-D mapping. Excellent variety of ship designs. Excellent plots. Great amount of customization. Combat clearly resembles something you'd see in TOS and TOS films. Fun!

Starfleet Command II: Empires at War for the PC

Why? Excellent ship controls, despite 2-D mapping. Excellent variety of ship designs. Excellent plots. Great amount of customization. Combat clearly resembles something you'd see in TOS and TOS films. Fun!

Deep Space Nine: The Fallen for the PC

Why? 3rd-person "action game/shooter" that requires you to use tricorders, frequency modulators, communicators, environmental suits, transporter enhancers, and a variety of weapons (including phaser pistols, phaser rifles, Cardassian rifles, Bajoran pistols, Jem'Hadar rifles, Jem'Hadar melee weapons, Klingon bat'leths, and heavy ordnance). 3 characters available to play, each with their own storyline that intersects with the other characters' storylines (which all take place in the midst of the Dominion War). Very interesting and very cool locales - hijacked freighters, crashed starships, alien planets, harsh landscapes, asteroid prisons, DS9, the Defiant, etc. Excellent, excellent level designs. Good voice acting. Nice music. Challenging. And you truly feel like a Starfleet officer ... as opposed to a commando with a gun.

And this game was responsible for getting me interested enough in DS9 to give the series another shot. (When I played The Fallen for the first time, I'd only watched Seasons 1 and 2.)

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Quick views on other Trek efforts:

The Elite Force games are simply "point and shoot" affairs with weak plots. The Armada games just don't feel like Trek in regards to building vast armies (armadas) of ships. Starfleet Command 3 ruined shields, customization, and other features integral to the first 2 games. DS9: Dominion Wars was a good effort, but was also too buggy. Bridge Commander's combat was good, but a bit too fast for my tastes (as I prefer Wrath of Khan engagments for any ship larger than the Defiant). Any game like Invasion or Shattered Universe with fighters, again, doesn't feel like Trek. Star Trek Legacy's plot is extremely weak and the use of warp drive plus the combat system just feels "off" somehow. Encounters, while fun, is merely an arcade-style shoot-'em-up. Conquest is just horrible. And the old stuff on NES and Genesis just uses too much of the NES and Genesis "formula" for "action/exploration" games, meaning they feel less like Trek and more like, well, NES and Genesis games.

Anyway, one fan's opinions...

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Report this Jul. 07 2009, 9:44 am

I've been playing Bridge Commander and it's pretty interesting. It's funny playing along side Picard. Patrick Stewart did voiceover work for it so it's pretty cool.

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Report this Jul. 07 2009, 9:58 am

star trek armada, star trek elite force, star trek away team, star trek starfleet academy, star trek encounters.

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Report this Jul. 07 2009, 12:22 pm

Quote (LegendofStu @ July 07 2009, 9:44 am)
I've been playing Bridge Commander and it's pretty interesting. It's funny playing along side Picard. Patrick Stewart did voiceover work for it so it's pretty cool.

Tell me about Bridge Commander...

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Report this Jul. 07 2009, 12:44 pm

Well, you play as the Captain. you view the bridge from the captains chair. You're in command of the USS Dauntless, (galaxy class), then you're given command of the USS Sovereign (Guess the class! :P )
from the captains chair, you give orders to your officers. Engineering: manage power to shields, weapons, engines, sensors. You can't over-power all of them simultaneously, however - since there are batteries that run out. One 'stealth' section, requires you to reduce power.
Tactical is moved to the front right console, so you can see the viewscreen at the same time. You can have the tac officer (the computer AI) attack ships and do the flying during a battle, or you can switch to tactical view, where you see your ship and surrounding space, and fly the ship yourself. Also nice to view while you have the tac officer flying/shooting. Function keys can be used to select the different stations while in tactical view, also, to manage power/order red alert-yellow-standdown, etc.

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Report this Jul. 08 2009, 3:06 am

Star Trek TNG for the original GameBoy is fun.

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Report this Jul. 08 2009, 10:46 am

And does anyone here still h ave a *working* Gameboy? Anyone?

TheDriver

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Report this Jul. 08 2009, 2:20 pm

My brother does.

But he's also a gaming nut, owning every major video game system ever created.

The little bro is also the person responsible for getting me to play all of those Trek games I listed. And what I find really bizarre? He can't stand watching any Trek series set after TOS, but will buy EVERY single Trek game ever made. Regardless of the series on which it's based.

His favorite Trek games include Bridge Commander, The Fallen, and Starfleet Command II. Probably in that order.

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