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...
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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


    • 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


    • 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
0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
It's a SHAME for the Star Trek Franchise, really. May the ghost of Gene Roddenberry haunt the makers forever.
Posted: October 20
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10.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 6
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4.2 hrs on record
I heartily endorse this event and/or product
Posted: October 7
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1.0 hrs on record
This game is a big joke.
Posted: October 24
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15.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 24
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record

+ 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.
Posted: August 1
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 19
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
This game had a lot of potential, and I was pretty excited for a Star Trek game. Sadly, I found it quite lacking in many areas, and the most disappointing thing was this game could have been so much better. While the in-game characters do have a good resemblance of who they are supposed to be, this may be just about the only good thing of 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, especially the moving 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... The minigames including hacking, and bypassing are stale and boring, and the linear level design make 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. The jumping mechanics and the collision detection are also pretty poor and quite frustrating.

The plot was nothing special, and I find myself playing through it for the sake of completion rather than a desire to know what happens next, as good games will do to me. The game is slow, long, and tedious... not fun and enjoyable. Not even sure whether the co-op would make this game any more worthwhile...

Will be uninstalling as soon as I finish enough of the achievements that I can be bothered getting. Would not recommend buying.
Posted: June 21
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Star Trek has you play as Kirk and Spock aboard the Starship Enterprise, in a deadly mission with the world at stake, bridging the gap between the 1st and 2nd JJ Abrams Star Trek movies.

You'll notice I didn't mention the story in my above brief, the reason for that is I don't really remember it. Star Trek: The Game is kind of forgettable, but man, it's also kind of fun.

It's riddled with bugs and silly moment where Kirk will freeze or Spock will fall off a ledge, but the game itself is just fun enough to get away with it.

I completed it with my friend Hannah on her YOGSCAST channel, and we had a great time. We are both massive Trekkies, having watched the entire show and movies multiple times, and had great fun discussing and contesting the canonities of the game.

If you're a Trek fan, you will begrudgingly enjoy your time in Star Trek: The Game, though I would recommend the multiplayer aspect highly; it's way more fun with a friend.

Check it out :)

Posted: June 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Tried to play this game for the playfire rewards...boy was that a mistake. This game is garbage. I thought that because I am a star trek fan that it would balance how bad the game is as I saw some positive reviews. I have no idea how they played this game. I played with an AI partner and it was beyond stupid. The game is boring and the hacking is repetitive. I can use the same gun all game and dont even bother using grenades. The cutscenes are character is looking at a wall like he has alzheimer while the other characters are spazzing out.

I watched a video of the developer before the game was released believing the game is great and they did their best and hope everyone likes it...boy was your best really bad. I wont even watch Star Trek movies with these characters because of how bad my experience was with this game. I'll stick to the classics thank you very much.
Posted: July 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
How do I start to describe this AAA fully-fledged 5 star action adventure scifi first person shooter?

It's crap. Everything about it is terrible. There are sections I would not wish upon my worst enemy. There are turret sections. There are on-rails sections. There are QTEs. The cover system is terrible. The animations are terrible. The tricorder ability is terrible. The cinematics are third world.

The only redeeming quality in this game is the ETT. This is a teleportation system utilized halfway through the game. It's super cool. Then there's another on-rails section. And you feel like shooting yourself because there are invisible walls that will kill you. And that's halfway through the game.

All this and more in this stellar entry into the Star Trek Video Game Universe.

The developers' mission? To boldly go where no movie tie-in game has gone before...except it did. It's crap. 10/10, according to IGN.

EDIT: Chapter 8. Nearly done with the chapter, and it freezes, crashes, and we'll have to start the chapter over. God.
Posted: May 31
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
I really liked the game, it kept me playing all the way through it, I got a laugh out of the occassional bug. Im only disapointed because i bought it with a friend because it was rated badly so we were playing through it all but its really good.
Posted: May 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
buggie as ♥♥♥♥
Posted: June 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Just so you know the perspective of this review:
I am a fan of
TOS, TNG and JJ Abram's recent (Star Trek) movies
Before playing this game, I had watched both movies, many, many times. (I watched ST Into Darkness twice over the course of this game)
I did not know that the game was meant to bridge the two films, I figured that out during the game.

Firstly, the camera movements (non-cutscene) are unusually fast (maybe just my insane sensitivity, maybe the game), and make the surroundings blurry momentarily (FYI I used a Xbox 360 controller which is supported(but no changing the button layout)) so if you puke ridiculously easy, be wary. Second (I played as Kirk) sometimes Spock would get stuck somewhere, but that usually didn't hinder me, when doing an action (like a co-op hack) he would magically be behind me, ready to help. Not really a spoiler(just saying a gun that is used), just a tip/un-glitch trick At some point in the game, you use a gun that teleports, after using it, keep aiming where you shot, I don't know if that is what fixed my bug, but that is what I think I did, which made it work. ( I reloaded that checkpoint ~7 times) Third, some parts of the game got kinda dry/repetitive, but it never got boring. Fourth, I, being a big fan of TOS, enjoyed seeing more of the early Kirk & Spock duo. Also, I enjoyed the plot and story of the game, basically completing it in one sitting.

If you despise the new Star Trek content/universe and can't deal with the occasional bug, I would recommend becoming a fan and realizing that games cannot be perfect.

However; If you are a Star Trek fan; I recommend getting this game, especially if you have a big screen and a controller (this game feels somewhat like a movie)
Posted: June 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
At first when i saw this game was released, i was honestly a bit excited. Being a huge fan of the Old Star Trek and even some of the new ♥♥♥♥.
Unfortantly, my expectations were then shot down by crazy amounts of bugs, and just in general ♥♥♥♥ game.
The only reason i'd recommend this is because of how highlariously broken it is.
Posted: July 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Okay, with all the poor reviews I went into this not expecting too much.
However, after watching a few YouTube videos on the campaign I was intrigued, so I bought it.

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised and actually enjoyed most of the game.

I admit, there were some glitches and those proved quite frustrating at times, but I eventually got past all of them.

I played through the campaign on medium, only because I'm not super good at games, especially when using the Xbox controller, which I did use as it seemed the only logical way to play it.
What does this mean? Simply this, this game feels like a port of a console game no question, and to that end, shame on the devs. I am quite tired of console ports as a general whole.

Cutscenes were very nicely done as well. Some of the transitions between cutscenes and gameplay were a little quirky at times, but overall were decent.

Still if you are a fan of Star Trek, especially the new incarnation of it, then I would definitely recommend this game is worth a play, especially if you can get a deal on it.
The whole cast from the newer movies is present and their performances are well played. The schticky banter between some of the crew is also present, which was the icing on the cake for me.
Posted: June 16
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