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 (369 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
42 of 51 people (82%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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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41 of 53 people (77%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
7,2/10

+ 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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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
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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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I played through the campaign in CO-OP with a friend of mine, and enjoyed it. It was worth the $5 admission for each of us, for sure. However, I don't expect to ever go back to it.

PROS:

It's CO-OP
8-10 hour campaign

CONS:

Plenty of glitches, but nothing game-breaking.
The score audio level fluctuates a lot, which makes it hard to enjoy its greatness
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Unlike many of the film-to-video-game adaptations "Star Trek - The Video Game" is not exactly the video game version of the 2009 smash hit Star Trek film. While all members of the crew are returning they embark on a different mission. They try to uncover the mysteries behind a so-called Helios device - Vulcans and the Gorn (lizard-like creatures) are both involved. This is one of the reasons I like the game much as it offers a completely new storyline with the returning cast.

All actors have been motion captured and not only does the game provide the same looks but the same people did the voice acting for their characters. The funny dialogues are also returning whether it'd be the laughable accent of Chekov or Mr Scott's techno mumbo-jumbo or just the usual, ceaseless arguments Kirk has with Spock.

I'm sure the game is fun with a coop partner, too, but I completed it in solo only. I picked Kirk and the A.I. accompanied me in the shoes of Spock without fault. Assistance between the players consists of hacking doors or computers together and of course using different weapons in battles can be of great help.

Gameplay is not all about shooting: stealth sequences appear regularly and usually extra XP can be obtained by completing a section this way. These secondary objectives are called commendations and not only them but the many researchable items, audio logs scattered across the environment yield XP that can be used to upgrade weapons and our protagonists' tricorder.

The tricorder can be a great weapon in good hands. Its upgrades allow you to generate noise thereby confusing enemies as to where exactly you are located. You can also jam enemy weapons - this is pretty useful when fighting brutes. Hacking turrets from a distance is also possible with it and once a robot joined your side the outcome of a battle is guaranteed. Also, the tricorder is a must if you want to look for collectibles - only with this device can you spot and activate them. Some of the audio logs are hilarious - my favourite is the one where Bones complains about the life on Star Trek which is full of danger as Kirk always rushes headlong into the next journey.

While graphics are generic they serve their purpose. Our heroes are recognisable and the accompanying sound effects and orchestrated music are exactly the things a Trek fan can expect from such a game. The game can be completed in a mere 10 hours - this is not exactly long but for the missing collectibles, achievements and additional difficulty settings you can always do a 2nd or 3rd playthrough.

While reviews of this game are mixed on Steam I do believe the title is worth the purchase. If 15 euros is too much then wait for a discount so that picking this one up will not be a question.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Great game, especially for fans of the "Star Trek" franchise. It may feel generic or bland to others, but as a "Star Trek" fan, this game felt amazing for me. It includes a great voice cast and has a gameplay style similar to the "Mass Effect" and "Uncharted" franchises. I had already owned this game on PlayStation 3 when I purchased it on here and I felt that it was worth it, to beat it again. Chris Pine leads the cast as the alternate reality Captain James T. Kirk, with the rest of the cast reprising their roles as his crew members. I recommend picking it up, especially on sale, as it is as I write this, for $3.74.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
The poor man mass effect clone , mediocre gameplay saved by the nostalgic universe and sound recreation 6/10 !
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Really fun co-op game. It can be a little clunky at times but it's genuinely fun; lots of great teamwork moments, lots of (fairly) amusing dialogue between the characters and enough upgrades and weapons to keep it interesting.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
It is an interesting game with good graphics and simple gameplay. I advise you to play with a friend in co-op. As there are bugs. The plot is uninteresting, perhaps fans will appreciate this universe. I advise to buy for the sake of the cooperative.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Its your standard 3rp person shooter with a star trek theme, you take cover and shoot, sometimes you can use stealth.
Its fun when played with a friend in coop, playing solo gets boring fast, the story is decent (if you enjoy the new movies)

There are a lot of glitches in the game, people getting stuck, animations messing up etc, the AI aint that great either.

If you are a fan of star trek you should try it out when its on sale.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I recommend Star Trek ONLY IF you play co-op with a friend, otherwise DON'T BOTHER. We've all seen the videos of the horrible bugs and glitches with single player in this game. Playing co-op has a few bugs too, but at least playing with a friend is a far better experience than playing with a ♥♥♥♥♥ A.I. and the bugs weren't make-or-break the game. An occassional freeze or got stuck in a turbolift. I played this around launch, so I don't know if the experience has improved since debut.

My friend and I played this together and beat the game on normal. Both of us are Star Trek fans, and enjoyed the game overall. A few missions were frustrating or a bit difficult to figure out. The story is OK if you like the JJ Abrams' Star Trek. It's not the greatest tale ever told, but it's decent for Star Trek filler. Graphics are good and the character/voice-acting is superb; funny too. It's a game that does feel like an extension to the movie because it's actually a good "movie". I'd almost rather forget the game parts and just watch the cut-scenes.

So some of the downsides: the combat is a basic third-person shooter with cover tactic. The enemy A.I. is rather dumb too. The upgrades don't really help you too much. Many of the mission objectives are kind of repetitive... go here, activate this, etc. The teamwork stuff is very simple (open a door, lift one another up, etc.), and some of the more interesting game mechanics ought to have been used for more than just for a single mission. Oh and yeah, those sometimes annoying game glitches which should have been caught if properly game tested.

Like I said, play it with a friend together. It's a mostly enjoyable experience if you don't mind a bit of easy gameplay and minor frustration. DO NOT buy if you intend to play single player only.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Great game! Played it with a friend and was it was awesome...Only problem is that it only took us only nine hours to finish the entire story. Awesome game, just wish there was more to it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
I'm not much of a fan of JJ Abrams' vision of Star Trek. While I do like the movies, they're not the crew that I grew up with. With that said, the game that bridges the gap between the two films he's done so far does an admirable job in trying to convey the action-packed goodness of these films while at the same time trying to stay true to Roddenberry's legacy. Kirk once again is thrown into the role of trying to save the galaxy from a threat hellbent on taking us out, this time being the Gorn as seen in the classic episode Arena. Unfortunately, I don't like the way that these reptiliian adversaries are portrayed. However, like with the rest of the Abramsverse, I'm willing to overlook what I know and love for a few hours of unbridled fun playing in one of my favorite franchises. Despite my dislike for the man and his vision, I still highly recommend this title to any Star Trek fan. At least the lens flares are kept to a bare minimum.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Let's get this out of the way first: It isn't perfect.

Do I still recommend it? Absolutely.

For $15 you get a interesting story that takes two old enemies from the "prime" Star Trek universe/timeline and twisted them up into one new fearsome foe threathening the entire galaxy of this Star Trek alternate-timeline. Add to this story heavily borrowed mechanics from games such as Deus Ex Human Revolution, Batman: Arkham Asylum/City and the Gear of War series and you have solid gameplay as well.

Your choice of playing as either Kirk or Spock won't matter much wether you play solo or co-op. The main difference is in the standard/primary weapon that you use, with Kirk having mainly his captain's phaser pistol and Spock having a Vulcan repeater by default. Both work slightly different buth are capable of the same result (to kill or stun).

All the characters are voiced by the actual actors that reprised these characters in the movies. Though the graphics might make their heads look a little on the strange side, it isn't game crushing.

The other weapons available to Kirk and Spock all have their own flavour of primary and secondary fire and add up to the gameplay tactically.

The ever-present companion through the missions is the Tricorder. It acts the same as augmented-vision or "detective mode" (from the Batman games) allowing Kirk or Spock to notice hidden circuitry, detect life-signs beyond solid walls, interact with mechanisms at a distance and even distract or sabotage the enemy or head and powerup each other.

The main borrowed mechanic from Gears of War is the "downed" state when either Kirk or Spock get knocked out to an inch of their life. The other can quickly come to the rescue by tapping a button in a timed sequence to just heal them up or even supercharge them whilst healing them up.

The other GoW mechanic is the ubiquitous "cover" mechanic, whereby you can take cover behind ye olde Chest-High Cover(tm) allowing you to blind fire or take quick aimed shots whilst temporarily stepping out of cover and then back.

The similarity with the Deus Ex games comes from the stealth elements whereby you can take several approaches to completing objectives, including alternate paths and the ability to chose whether to take a forced aggressive approach or stay entirely stealthy. There will be crawling through "jeffries tubes" and vents. The stealthy approach is expressedly rewarded in most of the missions.

The reward for completing objectives, and in a lot of cases completing them stealthely (you get a Commendation) is experience that can be spent upgrading/modifying your Tricorder and Kirk's or Spock's primary weapon. Although you can upgrade the other character's equipment whilst playing solo, it won't be used by the A.I. (the upgrade) despite being able to buy it and "install" it.

About the AI...This is a movie game, with a focus on two player Co-Op. This means that its NOT the best game due to the usual rush to get the product out the door in time for the movie, etc. There are glitches, they are minor and haven't really stopped me from finish the game in a day of non-stop play. Your AI controlled character will come to your aid and will follow you, teleporting to you if they get stuck (which they do sometimes) however in Boss fights (and there are a few) they might end up getting downed due to standing still where they ought to have dodged. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND not trying to resurrect/heal them if you can or focus on keeping the Boss's attention on you by constantly firing and running.

This is a minor grievance and I honestly expected FAR worse from a movie game. They are historically known to be horrible messes. This one is actually quite good.

Lastly, the involvment between the characters is a bit cliche, but don't let that distract you from the real stars of the story - the enemy you are facing.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
The reviews make this game out to be worse than it really is. The graphics and sounds are well done and gameplay is challenging and fun. Is it perfect game? No, there are flaws. The gameplay can feel limited at times and the story could be longer. Its not a AAA game, but its not bad for a Trek game at all.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
i hope u like gorn because u wont be seeing anything else for the next 15 hours
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61 of 74 people (82%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
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".

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 minigames including hacking and bypassing are stale and boring - interesting the first time or two, but quickly becoming repetitive 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". Except that half the time, I couldn't! 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 game is slow, long, and tedious... not fun and enjoyable. Co-op would improve this game, I suppose, 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 luck, or to load a past checkpoint if you're not, among other things.

Sadly, I uninstalled as soon as I finished enough of the achievements that I could be bothered getting. Sadly, this is a game I cannot recommend.
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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
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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78 of 112 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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