For Trekkers (as what fans of Star Trek call themselves), it is hard to look at a room wall without a Start Trek poster on it, let alone imagine the sci-fi landscape without The Original Series (TNG). Without question, Star Trek is one of the biggest, most enduring science fiction franchises to date. The 1960s sci-fi TV series and film legend have spawned a fleet of video games since its debut on CBS with its vast popularity.
The number of games inspired by Star Trek is commendable. While some are just too lame fans who had freaked out, there are also truly remarkable.
Let’s have a look at some of the top Star Trek games made for PC and Console.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – A FINAL UNITY
Based on and licensed for the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series, this game comes close to the TNG storyline than others have ever been. This point-and-click adventure game lets you progress linearly with increasing difficulty as you advance from Ensign (first level), Lieutenant (second level), up to Captain (third level). The gameplay revolves in two sections: aboard the USS Enterprise-D and on away missions. What makes this game unique is that it is more like an interactive episode than a game – it’s Star Trek presented faithfully and accurately in a different medium.
STAR TREK STARFLEET COMMAND
The Starfleet Command is a computer-based, table-top war game that simulates starship warfare in Star Trek. As an open-world game, this involves strategy and sound decision-making as your choices influence both the game’s progress and outcome. The player will be able to choose a faction out of six organizations. The idea is to command a single starship, which the player must maneuver to complete the objectives while exploiting the opposing starship’s weaknesses to ensure victory during combat.
STAR TREK: VOYAGER – ELITE FORCE
(PC, PS2, Mac)
Your main character (MC), Ensign Alexander Munro or Alexandria Munro (depending on your choice), is tasked to lead the Hazard Team – an elite force who will protect the ship from hostile encounters. As a first-person shooter, the game brings in the action by completing missions and relentless shootings of enemies that threaten USS Voyager’s lives.
STAR TREK: VOYAGER – ELITE FORCE II
(PC, PS2, Mac)
Following Star Trek’s success: Voyager – Elite Force, this game continues the story of the Hazard Team and the protagonist, Munro. The game not only boasts nearly double the levels of its prequel. It included more items to the game, such as tricorder puzzles, secret locations, and other in-game bonuses, making it more action-packed and exciting. Adding to the vibe, the game employed some of the original Star Trek voice actors like Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard) and Tim Russ, who played Lieutenant Commander Tuvok.
STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, THE FALLEN
Deep Space Nine, The Fallen, is a third-person shooter Star Trek game that follows the story of the lost orbs, which will give the federation the upper hand in its quest to control the galaxy. This game provides the player with the opportunity to play certain famous Star Trek characters such as Commander Worf, Captain Sisko, and Major Kira.
STAR TREK: BRIDGE COMMANDER
Star Trek: Bridge Commander is a space combat simulation game set in the Star Trek Universe. The MC is a newly promoted captain tasked to take command of the Galaxy-class USS Dauntless (NCC-71879) and the USS Sovereign (NCC-73811) and to defend the United Federation of Planets in light of a new threat following the mysterious explosion of a star in Maelstrom. The gameplay comes in two forms: quick battle and storyline mode. In quick battle mode, the player can customize some aspects of the game, such as picking allies/enemies, the environment, system, and others. The storyline mode allows the player to follow the in-game quests and missions.
STAR TREK: BRIDGE CREW
(PC, PS4, Oculus Rift)
Designed specifically for virtual reality (VR) experience, this game features an alternate reality where the player assumes the role of a crew aboard the USS Aegis (NX-1787), a starship dedicated to finding a new home planet for the survivors of the Vulcan species. The game recreates the Star Trek ambience with uncanny resemblance and accuracy that it earned the respect of critics and fans, claiming that this could be the future of VR gaming.