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In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe appears for the first time on a truly massive scale. Players take the captain's chair as they command their own starship and crew. Explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before in this ever-expanding online universe.
Release Date: Feb 2, 2010
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Star Trek Online’s newest update, Season 9: A New Accord, is now available! In this latest update, Captains will need to join up with allies and adversaries alike to face off against the looming Undine threat. Players can join Tuvok (from Star Trek: Voyager) at the Jenolan Dyson sphere to help negotiate a coordinated response to the Undine.

In addition, Earth Spacedock has been remodeled, Borg and Undine missions have been revamped with art and gameplay improvements, new queued events are available, all PvP maps have been enabled for cross-faction play, and there is a new space battlezone in the Solanae Dyson Sphere. There is also a new 8472 Counter-Command Reputation, a new system for Kits, and Trait and Reputation powers have been updated.

For more information about all of Season 9’s features, visit: http://community.arcgames.com/en/news/star-trek-online/detail/3042463

About the Game

In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe appears for the first time on a truly massive scale. Players take the captain's chair as they command their own starship and crew. Explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before in this ever-expanding online universe.

Key Features:

  • Free-to-Play - Play a triple-A MMO experience without cost. Play from level 1 to 50 free of charge! There is no box price and no mandatory subscription. Enjoy Star Trek Online as you like, when you like.
  • Become part of Star Trek - In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe appears for the first time on a truly massive scale. Visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. With Episode Missions, every moment spent playing Star Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode.
  • Adventure in the Final Frontier - Explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations in a vast, expanding universe. Establish contact with new races, discover resources and uncover mysteries that will influence Star Trek's future.
  • You Are the Captain - Travel into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside starships! Partake in epic space battles and lead away teams across unknown worlds, interacting with allies and battling enemies.
  • Duty Officers - Actively manage the unsung heroes of a starship and delegate assignments. Collect and trade officers with fellow captains to help a crew of legend. Earn special rewards, accolades and even advance in rank!
  • Total Customization - Using Cryptic’s Total Customization technology, every ship can be customized, from color to construction. What’s more, anyone can create a unique alien species in Star Trek Online. Leave your mark on the Star Trek universe!
  • Forge Your Own Strange New Worlds - With The Foundry, players can create and build brand new missions and stories to share with friends and the entire Star Trek Online community. Use the specialized toolset to create missions in space or on the ground. Craft custom missions, or really take your creativity to the next level by designing an entire series of episodes from the ground up!
Join us in Star Trek Online, and boldly go where no one has gone before!

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 +3800
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon X1800 / Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c or Higher
    • Hard Drive: 10GB Free Disk Space
    • Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core Xeon 3.0 GHz / Intel Core i Series 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4GB+
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000 / Nvidia 9600M / AMD HD2600 with 256MB+ VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 10GB Free Disk Space
    • Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
Helpful customer reviews
309 of 340 people (91%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
1,442.6 hrs on record
The Good:
Star Trek Online is a free to play game where you can compete at the highest levels with no cash investment. Purchasing items from the store help's support the game, however this is one of a few MMO's where those with money are not left totally behind.

A lengthy story line is included that you can complete solo by filling the rest of your team positions with your bridge officers. Alternatively you can team up with friends and enjoy the experience together. The game contains a rich mix of ground and space missions in both the story line and the Special Task Force (STF) missions. There are also Zones such as Defari, Romulas, Voth and Nukara Prime where you can land planet side and complete a variety of missions. The developers are constantly adding new content, regions and special events. Anything can happen from free ships, a vacation to Risa or a visit from christmas Q.

Once you have reached max level there is the repuutation system to earn further bonuses and equipment. Plus Elite STF missions to test you.

The Bad:
Star Trek Online experience lag when servers are heavily. The interface and options are overwhelming so is the depth of charecter customisation and training. Bugs do exist and most have work arounds, this is not uncommon in a sofware upgraded over so many years.

Summary:
STO overall for a free to play is robust and has held my interest as a long term game. Main factors in this are the customization you can make to ship and crew and the changing content. We recommend you give the game a try.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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100 of 122 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Star Trek Online is a very decent MMO that does a fair job at capturing the expansive Star Trek Universe. You will encounter a plethora of memorable personalities on your journeys throughout the game while exploring both the famous and uncharted systems across the galaxy.

At the time of this review you can currently play as a Star Fleet Officer, a Citizen of the new Romulan Republic, or a Warrior of the Klingon Empire. There are three career paths that you can chose - Tactical, Science, or Engineering - which determine what skills you have access to as well as what kind of ship you will command.

STO is one of my top 3 best MMOs and is the second best MMO for Free to Play Players as there are literally no content restrictions unlike games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic (End Game content + Expansion Pack) or The Lord of the Rings Online (all content beyond The Lone Lands (level 30ish) requires individual purchase or subscription). You can easily reach max level (50) and beyond without subscribing. That being said there are the common account restrictions for F2P players, such as a currency cap, limited character slots (3), no account bank, and limited character bank storage space.

If you do decide to play STO here are a few tips:

* Levels 1-49 are essentially a giant tutorial that helps familiarize you with the mechanics of the game.
* At level 50 the game content changes from Single Player to Group as you take part in STFs (Special Task Force) missions and their Elite counterparts where you fight extremely tough enemies such as the Borg and Tholians for reputation items.
* At End Game, Lock Box and Cryptic Store Ships are vastly superior to anything else. If you are serious about playing the game throughout the End Content you should consider purchasing one as well as a subscription.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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Damnit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a reviewer.
Posted: January 2nd, 2014
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83 of 104 people (80%) found this review helpful
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8 reviews
389.7 hrs on record
A very solid online game
Click here for of my screenhots of the game over time

Reviewers log, Stardate 91577.26

So here I am. My parents are screaming at me to get off my backside and do something but how can I when I have this masterpiece eagerly awaiting me in my Steam account. I currently have 103 hours on this game (Dec 21st) and that figure is definitely going to increase dramatically! First of all, the graphics are good for a MMO that has literally hundreds, maybe even thousands! of different maps and enemies and there are plenty of graphical options to choose from. The game is extremely customisable to the point where everyone in the game looks completely different from one-another for example, ship specs can be combined and painted, hundreds of clothing items are available, charachters are fully customisable in bulk, height and facial features and the list goes on and on. Another good thing about the customisation is that you can still look awesome without spending any real money (Although I would advise purchasing ZEN because the Devs deserve the money). The Star Trek universe includes the Alpha quadrant, the Beta Quadrant and the Delta Quadrant. Each quadrant is divided up into sector blocks that contain a range of diverse systems from the episodes/movies that we know and love. I think that there is the ability to travel into deep space, however I am yet to experience this for myself. To add to the shear scale of the game, it is split up into three different storylines. These are Klingon, Romulan and Starfleet pathways and depend on which side you choose to fight for. Most players tend to go for starfleet because of the appeal.

There are 50 experience levels and several different ranks in the game ranging from Ensign [Level 1] to Vice Admiral [Level 50] if you choose the Starfleet career for example. Each level requires you to accumalate skill points to progress in rank and these skill points can later be allocated to your charachter to improve certain aspects of their skills e.g. faster shield recharge rate. Skill points are usually given to the player for defeating enemies and completing quests. It takes plenty of time to reach Vice Admiral and there is an endless amount of quests, so don't worry about the game having a limited playtime. Another thing is that a new ship slot is unlocked at level 10, 20, 30 and 40. These ship slots give the player the ability to choose from a range of rank-specific ships for free. Over time, you will notice the progression. With my first charachter, I started off with a small Miranda class starship and moved on to a Constitution class starship. As a Vice Admiral, I captain my own Sovereign class starship with eight weapon slots and a transwarp potential of 28.??.

The missions contain two different elements, space and ground battles. Ground battles are usually very repetitive, however rewarding and space battles can also be repetitive but they are generally fairly entertaining. Your charachter and your ground crew (A small team of up to four that fight by your side) can collect certain items such as new weapons. These items are obtained by unique drops from defeating enemies and items that are unwanted can be discarded or sold.

There is a fair amount to do in your down time when off-mission such as dancing in the club at Earth Spacedock, bragging to people at the academy, exploring the map and fightig in battle zones. Gameplay when on and off mission is immersive and very addictive. The developers work very hard to bring new feature episodes and content to the game. Q's Winter Wonderland is an annual event in Star Trek Online that offers competitions, quests, collectibles, battles and a festive spirit to the game. I like that the seasonal events are resticted to one area to prevent the whole game being about Christmas.

There are some appearances that may appeal to fans too such as the appearance of the USS Enterprise, the Enterprise C and the Enterprise E on several occassions where your crew are transported back in time. There are also several appearances of the USS Defiant and a chat with Mister Spock and Bones themselves. In addition to this, Leonard Nemoy has participated in voice acting for the game and a fair number of missions are voiced by him.

There is loads I still need to cover, however I can't really be bothered so I'll just sum it up by saying that this game is AWESOME! and I'll give some honest scores out of 10 below...

Graphics: 7
Gameplay: 7
Storyline: 8
Replayability: 9
Interactivness: 8
Customisation: 10
Music: 7

Just to note, the game has a Metascore of 66, however this was for a very old build of the game (Back in 2010 i believe) and the whole game has been greatly improved in almost every aspect since then. My guess at an updated Metascore would be 80.

Osmosys, out.


EDIT, FEB 14: So here I am again, 100 hours later with Star Trek Online as my Valentine and even more to say about this incredible game. The game gets better and better as you progress and I seem to have been grinding the game for Dilithium lately (A currency within the game). This seems to be what most players do once they complete what there is of the current storyline which consists of 8.5 Seasons, each containing approximately between 6-20 episodes consisting of about 25-50 minute tasks.

The Developers are still constantly adding amazing content to this game such as several graphical enhancements, new episodes, events and features such as the new 'Quick equip' system which gives players the ability to change ships and items quickly without the hassle. The devs are also making the game more friendly and easier to get into for new players, so now is a better time than ever to play Star Trek Online!

On the subject of the developers. The Developers really seem to care about this game and their priority appears to be about making a quality game, not shoving adverts down players throats and almost forcing them to puchase things. For example, the latest update gives players free inentory and bank slots which would usually cost. There is no need to spend money in this game at all if you don't want to. Players can have equally as good ships and gear from just playing the game instead of spending all of their money. I have spent money on this game, however this was because I wanted a ship that looked cooler. Even then, I didn't have to pay for it. It would have taken some time but even the premium things can be earned over time. The starter packs and DLC's are really just an option. They do not add any additional missions or anything, just ships and items. Even the £18 starter packs are completely optional. I earned better gear than the starter packs after about 2 hours of gameplay!

Modern free-to-play games seem to just be about getting to a certain point and then having to pay to achieve a slightly higher position in the game. Star Trek Online is a pay if you want to pay game. This is exactly how a free to play game should be, GG Star Trek Online.

One last thing, here is an official link to earn free ZEN for surveys: http://offers.perfectworld.com/
Each survey can be rushed through in approximately 4-6 minutes and I've honestly earned about £25 worth of ZEN from these. The surveys do not require any email address, so don't worry.
Posted: December 21st, 2013
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Star Trek Online I started playing this game a few years ago when it went Free to Play (F2P). If your a trekkie or a scifi lover I recommend this game. The different story lines are well put together. And unlike most F2P games it isn't a pay to win game. The reasons for that is you can achieve everything the guy that just dropped some of that hard earned cash on a ship or items through just grinding and playing the game. Play as Klingon, Romulan or the Federation character. This Star Trek Universe takes place after the Star Trek Nemesis movie. (cause JJ Abrams universe is an alternative one) Leveling your character is fairly easy think I capped out in about two weeks if not sooner. There is both ground and space missions. And once you have done all the story’s because you will there is the end content like Special Task Force fighting the Borg and few others. One cool aspect of this game is the foundry where players like you create there own missions in the foundry and upload them so you can play there missions. Some of the people creating missions for you are fantastic at it and creating missions and its is pretty fun to give it a go. Also if your a lonely gamer and don't play nice with others this isn’t the game for you because a lot of content is only accessible if your in a fleet ( guild). Now there are good fleets and bad fleets. You will jump from fleet to fleet till you find one you like. Now on to the four types of currency the pay Zen, Dilithium which you achieve by doing missions, or different events. Energy Credits you get just by playing the game and buying and selling items, and Fleet credits. Each has its own role in this universe the Zen enough said you buy zen to purchase different items in the zen store. Now the dilithium which is the most important because you can sell dilithium on the market to turn into zen there is a daily cap on how much dilithium you can earn each day because Perfect World wants you to spend money. Now the fleet credits are earned by joining a fleet (guild) and helping contribute to fleet projects. I do however recommend you subscribe for one month if you are getting into the game because of the added perks you receive like ship slots, character slots, inventory, bank, and also the 500 zen they give you for subscribing. Then unsubscribe and you still still have those added benefits. I still subscribe to this FREE TO PLAY game because you also earn other perks. But as you progress in the game you will see if its for you or not. But STO is probably one of the best F2P MMORPG's on the market.
Posted: February 13th, 2014
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