Play as two of the greatest science-fiction heroes ever -- Kirk and Spock – in the award-winning STAR TREK, a completely original co-op experience that expands the Star Trek universe even further. Set in the 23rd Century world of the massively popular Star Trek reboot, this cover-based shooter immerses players in a rich, original story...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (443 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 23, 2013

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Play as two of the greatest science-fiction heroes ever -- Kirk and Spock – in the award-winning STAR TREK, a completely original co-op experience that expands the Star Trek universe even further. Set in the 23rd Century world of the massively popular Star Trek reboot, this cover-based shooter immerses players in a rich, original story and action-packed combat.


  • Authentic Star Trek Universe
  • Kirk/Spock Co-op Play (Online Co-op Only)
  • Epic Action Adventure

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 @ 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 9600/ ATI Radeon HD 2900 GFX RAM: 512 MB
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista or higher
    • Processor:2.4 GHz quad core or higher
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeforceGTX 560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 or better GFX RAM: 1GB or more
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Star Trek is a product clearly rushed, full of bugs, and plagued by serious shortcomings in terms of gameplay, level design and ideas. A tie-in film school "throws out that much selling the same", in short, covered only partially by the presence of the original voices of the film and a certain basic respect in dealing with themes and characters in the saga. A wasted opportunity, which we expected much more sincerely.

PRO

- Voices of the original film
- Some spectacular cutscene
- See Kirk or Spock run into walls is pretty funny

Against

- poor shooting mechanics
- I.A. indecent
- Chock full of obvious bugs
- Level design low
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
If you like the Star Trek movies, buy this for less than $10, play it with a friend, and don't take it too seriously.

The friendly AI is terrible and the game is full of minor bugs and glitches. Playing with a friend completely remedies the former and can make the latter often more humorous than annoying.

The game is surprisingly varied for what it is, the shooting is satisfying enough, the movie's voice cast turns in (mostly) decent performances, and it has enough "Star Trek-ness" to it to satisfy fans.

No on will ever accuse it of being a particularly good game, but find a friend, turn off your brain, treat it like a dumb summer movie and you'll get your money's worth.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
While I have not quite finished it yet, I would be shocked if any major revelations come along in the next couple hours of gameplay to change anything in this review.

Pretty much all the reviews are right. This game is awesome and awful at the same time. If you don't have someone to play it co-op, stop reading now and just don't buy it. With co-op, it's a JJ-Star-Trek-Themed Gears of War clone that does manage to entertain the same way that MST3K does, really.

As of this writing, the game is certainly playable and we've encountered only one major bug that required restarting a checkpoint. The most shocking thing when we started playing is the voice actors being the cast of the Abrams' movies, was not expecting that.

The gameplay is Gears of War light, for sure. You have your phaser and one other weapon. You can unlock upgrades and equip one from each of various skills, but most are pointless and after a couple levels the XP is equally meaningless. You get XP by Tricordering various flora, fauna, weapons, and, for some reason, stalagmites (because we certainly don't have THOSE on Earth). So if you are a lore junky you'll have boundless XP to use at least.

Primarily, you just cover and shoot your way through everything. The game is never anywhere near as hard as anything in GoW, aside from a couple boss segments that maybe aren't so much hard as questionably designed. When knocked into recovery mode, you seem to just get up on your own after a while most of the time if your partner is too busy being mauled to scan you back to your feet (as one does).

There are "stealth" sections which basically amount to 1: don't shoot anyone from the front and 2: use the crawlspaces. They are almost all, fortunately, completely optional and it is usually way easier and way more fun to just be a jerk and gun down everything. Again, the bonus xp you would earn from these stealth segments is largely pointless so that isn't really a factor.

The various hacking minigames are almost interesting and fairly harmless, but the flying / dodging minigames are largely annoying and needless.

To sum up: It's definitely worth the $3 I paid for it for the co-op experience with my brother. If you have someone to play it with like that, and you like GoW covered in Abrams Lens Flare Paint, then go ahead and grab it on sale. Otherwise, skip it.

1.5 years/3-year mission

P.S. The Gorns are jerks, seriously. Knock it off you guys.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
75.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
First I played the game when it was brand new and yes, there has been lots of bugs in a single player mode, but nothing major. Just the kind you can easily solve by reloading from last checkpoint... and there are checkpoints every two steps in this game anyway. In Co-op play the bugs were a lot less frequent and it was more fun, since no AI can really substitute for a real player-partner. You can't coordinate your approach with AI, but it was still enjoyable enough in single player though. However, I strogly recommend to find a good co-op partner, because that will guarantee a far more interesting gaming experience. Today I installed the game for a second time, played the most of it and no bugs in the single player to be found. So it seems the developers patched all they could. So far I can't complain about a single thing. Maybe I was just lucky today :)

Right, I'm a trekkie, so I'm biased in this area, but the feeling of really being there, in that universe, was priceless. And there were many little details only fans or very attentive players will notice. Call them easter eggs, if you like. The story was a bit (but just that one bit) over-the-top, but that's part of the fun. Besides that, there is plenty of humor in those well done videos forming the story. I have read that the developers were trying to make it seem and feel more like a movie and that's exactly the feeling that I had. The designs are beautiful and that's what makes it so filmic. All those strange environments and sci-fi elements. Who liked J.J. Abrams's films will like this "movie" as well.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
You like Star Trek?
Seen all episodes of all series, all movies?
You can play here a full night action episode with latest Spock and Kirk
( not a remake story, its new, stardate is between the movie star trek and into the darkness )

you can try with a friend, its ok in 2 players co-op,
gameplay is linear, dont expect anything too serious but few hours of Star Trek universe entertainment
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
I love this game it feels like im acctually in the star trek movies
i comment on the day that leonard nimoy sadly died

"Live Long And Prosper"-Leonard Nimoy
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Despite the major bugs and glitches you may have seen from those who played it on Youtube, I can safely tell you that I saw very few myself. However, I was playing multiplayer with my boyfriend 99% of time, from start to finish. So the bugs are much fewer and far between in that mode. I'm unsure about single player, so don't take my word for that. But anyways, I enjoyed the story and voice acting the most overall. The gameplay was a bit stiff at times, but was still enjoyable. Being a fan of FPS games myself, I found that portion of the gameplay to be solid. So if you're a fan of the franchise and have a buddy to play with, please do! 10/10 would jump off a bridge before it was extended again.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
To be honest, game is fun ! Not the best gameplay ever but a nice story driven game. For the price, worth it ! Will replay it in coop.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I know this has had some bad reviews, probably when it was newer and more buggy but I enjoyed it, even more so if you're a fan of the new Star Trek reboot. The voices are all from the actors used in the films. I thought the music score was well done, elevating the tense moments.
The hacking of switches gets a bit boring but the action keeps you on your toes most of the time. There's a story in there and if you don't take it all too seriously you'll find it entertaining enough. Grab it at a a bargain price and kick some alien butt.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Fun game for most Star Trek fans. Was disappointed, however, when I had left the game and wanted to resume later on, it only let me start over, the chapter progress was gone for some reason. Not fun enough to replay the some 10 chapters I had already completed...

By the way, I would love to have an interactive game like this based on the original Wrath of Khan movie. Now that would be fun for a lot of people I would think. But ah, probably will never happen :-)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Acclaimed developer Digital Extremes and co-publishers Bandai Namco and CBS Studios come together to create an unforgettable chapter of this sci-fi behemoth's hit franchise. From the moment you launch Star Trek, you're faced with the iconic crew of the USS Enterprise standing by to seek out strange new worlds and to boldy go where no man has gone before. Lifelike renderings of James T. Kirk and Spock allow players to fill the captain's shoes in an exciting third-person action-adventure game. Star Trek takes the best bits of Uncharted, Metroid, Mass Effect and Dead Space to deliver a unique rollercoaster ride visiting the struggle of the few surviving Vulcans and their encounter with the Gorn. Visceral gunplay and stealth sections combined with the familiar element of the cover system brings enjoyment that is hard to find elsewhere. The large, open maps and complex puzzles leave a number of alternate routes available for the player to advance in this compelling story. The sound design left me feeling like I was actually on board the Enterprise and the graphics are remarkably detailed. Another project lead by J.J. Abrams that is hard to pass up.
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73 of 88 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
This game had a lot of potential, and I was pretty excited for a Star Trek game. Unfortunately, I found it to be quite lacking in many areas, and the most disappointing thing was this game could have, and perhaps, should have, been so much better. While the in-game characters do have a good resemblance of who they are supposed to be, and the voice acting and soundtrack is pretty decent, these factors may just about be the only good part of the game, and sadly, that's not enough to warrant a positive review from me. In relation to the graphics in this game - while graphics do not make or break a game - this game does not look like a 2013 release. The animations don't look good at all, especially the movement and when you need to do something with your partner like "pry open doors". Additionally, graphical elements such as flames also look terrible.

The gameplay is mediocre at best. Terrible game mechanics and clunky and unresponsive controls contribute to a pretty poor gaming experience. The "stealth" and shooting is nothing special for a third-person shooter, just different in the form of Star Trek weapons - I guess the alternate fire is somewhat interesting... but not enough to make me go "wow". The cover system is pretty abysmal as well, there are so many better cover systems out there. The minigames including hacking and bypassing are stale and boring - interesting the first time or two, but quickly becoming repetitive, boring and a chore. The linear level design also makes the game a chore to play through. Figuring out what needed to be done was more frustrating than fun, and after succeeding, I only felt like "phew, now I can move on" as opposed to a sense of accomplishment. Except that half the time, I couldn't! This is because of game breaking bugs, especially in single player where your partner gets stuck or can't move, or the objective itself is bugged, forcing your to restart the checkpoint if you're lucky, or the entire chapter if you're not. Apparently these bugs have been patched, and some people have never encountered bugs, but I've personally encountered many. The jumping mechanics and the collision detection are also pretty poor and quite frustrating.

The plot was nothing special, and I found myself playing through it for the sake of completion rather than a desire to know what happens next or out of enjoyment, as good games will do to me. The campaign is probably too short for my liking as well, considering the price of the game, even accounting for Australian prices. The game is slow, long, and tedious... not fun and enjoyable. Co-op would improve this game, I suppose, if you can get it to work (which I couldn't), due to the pretty poor AI - not just your partner, but also the enemy. The inability to follow instructions can be crippling, forcing you to fail stealth if you're lucky, or to load the past checkpoint or even the chapter if you're not.

Sadly, I uninstalled as soon as I finished enough of the achievements that I could be bothered getting. Sadly, despite loving Star Trek; as a gamer, this is a game I cannot, and will not recommend.
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54 of 68 people (79%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
It's been a while since this game came out and I can say that I haven't had a problem with it! There was an animation glitch, once, I think. I have gone through the game several times, using different strategies and weapons. The side objectives as well as the acheivements curate to true star trek fans, and the overall gameplay can be entertaining to anyone. The puzzle solving is neat, helps break up the action (or stealth, depending on how you are playing). The multiplayer didn't work for the first week after the game was released, and that is where most (not all) of the negative comments came from, but my wife and I patiently waited, and played through it after that ordeal was worked out with Steam. It envokes the spirit of the new movies, looks fantastic, and gives you some familiar TOS throwbacks as well, like name-drops (Decker?!) and location-hints that Trekkies should listen for. A lot of time and effort was obviously put into this game. Now that it's dropped in price, more people who were iffy about getting it because of the initial negative reviews and outrage over multiplayer, should get this game and see for themselves that: it's actually pretty great.
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
So I just finished Star Trek! Overall? Mostly positive but I can see why people have critism.

This game takes place between the first and the second movie, bridging the vents between the two. I loved that this game payed homage and nods towards TOS by updating the Gorn and giving them a modern spin. The game plays in a similair fashion to Gears of War (pseudo shoulder shooter) and I thought the Tricorder mechanic was one of the most inspired parts of the game. The voice acting is PHENOMINAL (having the actors themselves lend their voices) and the sound track (again from the movies) swelling in the background was a beautiful touch that didn't go unoticed. The story was great and the shooting was good!

I can absolutely see why this game recieved the critism and negativity that it did. It just seems to fall apart every now again. It goes from having these beautiful graphics with impressive shaders to looking like a dogs breakfast. There were also frequent graphical glitches, sometimes clunky mechanics (including some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ platforming) and the most awful lip syncing I have ever seen. Again this seems to come and go so it may just be that the game breaks occassionally. It sort of strikes me as a title that ran out of budget at the last alpha build...patched together. Look at the stealth mechanics and you will see what I mean. I can see where they were going with it...they just never finished it.

Overall this isn't a bad game and has a decent story attached to it. I eeked out 13 hours which is typical of this kind of game and your replay value is based on collection of achievements. Overall not great. But certainly not bad! With some more money and time, this game could have been something spectacular!
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84 of 120 people (70%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
An absolutely terrible game. I'm not sure what's worse, the torrent of glitches that await the players or the goddawful game mechanics themselves. Everything about this game is awkward and clunky not to mention being poorly optomized for PC in both controls and graphical effects. Bloom lighting that makes Spock's eyes glow red, reproducable glitches that allow you to walk through walls, the ability to intentionally or accidentally trap your partner in a turbolift requiring a restart, the ability to appear to be spinning around while walking, inconsistent jump mechanics, poor collision detection, inconsistent gameplay mechanics (sometimes you can pass through each other, sometimes you are solid), resolution settings that are forgotten between sessions, weapon loadout being reset between maps/sessions, broken cutscenes that you can die in, certain controls cannot be rebound even though others can (I'm looking at you, crouch) and a whole host of other issues. Want to see how bad this game is? Watch our co-op playthrough.
Just don't buy it.
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45 of 60 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2014
7/10

+ nice presentation, high quality cutscenes, good voice acting, high production values in general
+ sci-fi setting in the star trek universe, immersive atmosphere, generic but interesting story
+ gameplay wise there is a lot of action in 3rd person mode, covering, stealth play that is average at best, skill tree where you unlock abilities and skills, playing mini-games to open doors or take control of droids etc, there is also some exploration that you would expect in this kind of games in order to find documents and logs that help unfold the story
+ i guess it's nice to play coop, the game was designed for coop, i just didn't try it since i prefer to play these games solo

- some game breaking bugs, mainly the coop character being stuck at doors or enemies floating in the air etc where you have to restart checkpoint since you can't proceed
- generic action gameplay, little variety in guns that also feel overpowered, easy enemies in general
- the mini-games although interesting at start, lack variety and feel monotonous fast in the game
- the game give emphasis to stealth play, but it is basic at best and the enemy al poor as well

in conclusion, i found the game much better than what i expected from the very bad reviews on the internet, there are many worse games out there, at least the atmosphere and presentation are good and i recommend it at least to the star trek fans.
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48 of 70 people (69%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2014
It´s better then most reviews says, especially if you play in COOP. As i understand it was broken on steam on release but it has been patched now.

It has quite a few minor glitches and the AI in the game isn´t the best, but as a COOP game it still works and there is some funny moments and a lot of stuff to collect during gameplay.

On PC you would want a few more options in the settings, like AA, AF and FOV-settings for example, it´s a bit silly to not include those this day and age, but still it runs at 120Hz with V-sync on if you have a 120Hz monitor - that´s something :)

Even for all its shortcommings, if you are a fan of Star trek and have a friend to play with i´d recomend it if you realize that there are some glitches. It´s still a rather fun game imo.
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50 of 76 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
If you have at least some simpathy towards Star Trek, do NOT play this game. It is so repetitive and boring that I could not even finish it. Not even bother to know what is the ending, as there is absolutely no plot, just killing Gorns for no reason.

This game in a nutshell - shoot the gorn, take his weapon, shoot other gorns, press the switcher, scan an object, shoot the gorn. You only have 2 weapon types and a grenade, each weapon has 2 designs (Planet Federation and Gorn), but specs are identical.

Physics are rubbish and so is everything else. Oh, yes, you can also fly the Enterprise at least twice (as I said, I could not finish the bloody thing) with the new film "Scotty" shouting: "Captain, our shields will not last long!". You know what, Scotty, shut the hell up! I have a shield-level bar on the left of my screen, plus, you must be a 5 year old girl to miss these Gorn ships that are flying and not even shooting half a metre away from the Enterprise's beams. By the way, Scotty, where are our freaking photon torpedoes? Oh, so you are saying we do not even have them and there is no option to procure one... That does it, new film Scotty, you are fired!

To all honesty, simplicity of the game can acutally be perceived alright if you want to play it with your younger sibling, as the co-op mode is present.

Overall, this game serves as a Golden Standard of how NOT to make a game.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2014
Star Trek is not the bad game, but when set against the grand universe of Star Trek, even JJ Abrahms reboot, it feels quite... underwhelming, where you realize that while the game looks right, and got all the details right, the game mechanics feels like it was cribbed from several other games... as if the game wasn't sure what exactly it wanted to be, and ended up being "jack of all trades, master of none".

At its heart, Star Trek is a "buddy shooter" where you control either Kirk or Spock (the AI controls the other, or you can have a multiplayer buddy join you and play as the other). Set between the reboot and "Into Darkness", Kirk and the Enterprise received a distress call from a space station. They investigate... and found the station under attack by... something. Rescue soon turned into all out combat, and soon, the Enterprise crew is in another fight to save the universe... as we know it.

While I did say it's a buddy shooter, the game starts out as a sort of cover runner, as you attempt to run from cover to cover, evading threats, and only later, when you encounter "turned" individuals that you will engage in combat, presumably non-lethal (using stun on your phaser) and takedowns without alarming the enemy, making it feel more like Splinter Cell / Metal Gear Solid (and you can "scan" their status using the tricorder), as well as use tricorder to activate various things.

At certain consoles, you can play a minigame to "hack", such as "match the frequency", "hit the target and not the wall", and so on, or you can forgo the bonus points by letting your buddy do the work. The points can be traded for improvements to your tricorder and/or phaser. And you will often have to hack the security cameras, turrets, mines, locks, and so on. Various objectives include finding the console to hack, using tricorders to locate the power conduits to the panel.

When the combat gets heavy, you hide behind various cover, either crouched or standing, and you duck out to shoot. You can do blind fire too. There's even grenades (two types: stun, or plasma). You always have your phaser pistol, and you can pick up a long gun later, or drop it for any other long gun, and you will have a variety to choose from, but they're still the basic archetypes: assault rifle, sniper rifle, shotgun, SMG, grenade launcher, and so on. Though most weapons also have alternate firing modes. As a shooter, this is quite good, and you are usually given secondary objectives, such as "do not raise alarm" or "do not kill turned crewman/stun only" for a bit of extra challenge.

The problem is the game seem to switch genres at a whim.

A certain segment had the player do Mario like routines... jumping up to ledges, then another ledge up, then side to side, and sometimes the ledges actually move, or is on a timer!

Then there's the personal flying segments. There are MULTIPLE spacesuit flying segments (yes, just like in "Into Darkness") and while on the ground, there's even a couple wingsuit flying segments. The idea is you dodge any debris or ledges or rock spires or whatnot. However, you don't control the path. This is basically railshooter sequence... without any shooting. You basically have to memorize the pattern (dodge left here, up there...) and dying about 8 times gets old really fast.

Then there's the "swimming" segment where you had to explore underwater cave... and periodically surface for air. Again, gets old really quick, esp. when there's no key to just "surface", as you struggle with the controls.

There is one puzzle where one must play with a Portal-esque transporter gun, as you teleport your buddy to a remote platform and he then beam you through. Trick is finding the platforms (and deal with any threats in the meanwhile)

There is ONE space battle sequence, where you basically play anti-air defense... keep shooting at enemy fighters and incoming torpedoes. And periodically, hit "tactical scan" to launch torpedo salvo to kill everything at once.

The boss fights are interesting, though if you fail you aren't really given much of a hint on how you *should* have proceeded. One boss spawns "drones" infinitely stun one, then hack it with tricorder to make it fight for you instead, repeat as needed and it gets really really annoying unless you know how to deal with it.

The end game turned into teleporter hunt (which teleporter will take me where I want to go? Try one at a time...) and arena fight (kill this miniboss without accidentally falling off the edge of the arena).

There's even a person-to-person martial arts fight (punch and block only, no kicking) segment.

All in all, the game has excellent production values, but seems to have no idea what it wants to be, so it ended up being everything: cover shooter, stealth, platformer, rail flyer, turret gunner, arena punch fight, arena gunfight, swim, minigames, and master of none.

So why the "I recommend this game"? There's a caveat. Only if you find it cheap, like $5 or $7.50. It's worth that much, but not $15 or $20. Even better if you can find a buddy to play with you.
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
So many people giving this game bad reviews. I disagree, this game was amazing! I played with a friend of mine and we are both huge star trek fans. The coop gameplay was awesome, and the skydiving and space diving levels were so much fun we ended up going back just to play them again. The dialog between the characters, mostly spock and kirk was very enjoyable. We even to this day quote some of their lines to each other just because they were that awesome! Having the main cast actually voice their own characters is pretty amazing. Some people complain because some of the character's voices were recording over a phone call. Who cares... Its the actual actor and original voice that is being brought to the game. On a scale of 1 to 10 i would give this game a 9 out of 10. Simply because it should have been longer, and it would have been cool to battle more enemies than just the gorn.
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