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.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,655 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 2, 2010

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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 and it's free-to-play."
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Star Trek Online is proud to announce the official launch of our new expansion Delta Rising! It’s time to set a course for the Delta Quadrant, Captains! Learn more about all the exciting new features you can experience.

An ancient force looms over the Delta Quadrant and we need every available Captain for Operation: Delta Rising. The Vaadwaur, a dangerous and aggressive foe, are expanding at a rapid pace! Countless worlds are being obliterated in their terrifying warpath. Only with the combined efforts of the Federation, the Klingon Defense Force, and the Romulan Republic can we hope to defeat this almost insurmountable foe.

In order to defeat the Vaadwaur, Delta Rising will offer players in Star Trek Online the opportunity to fly a powerful new tier of starship, improve their gear to higher echelons of effectiveness, and advance to the ranks of Fleet Admiral or Dahar Master, all while exploring the mysteries and intrigues of an entirely new region of our galaxy!

As Captains explore the Delta Quadrant, they’ll meet up and fight alongside many familiar faces. You will fight alongside legendary crew members of U.S.S. Voyager to face the looming threat. Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), and Robert Picardo (The Doctor) will join Garrett Wang (Harry Kim) and Tim Russ (Tuvok) in Delta Rising!

About This 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 60 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, you will get to 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!

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
    • 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
82 of 111 people (74%) found this review helpful
1,531.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
When I first started this game I'd recomend it to anyone interested in space RPGs, now: never.
Why? Simple really, in the beginning this game was almost perfectly balanced, with ~30% content grind, but these things where optional and could be found as loot with % drop chance, bought from other players or simply a direct reward while you where exploring new areas etc.
As it is now, there are HUGE power creeps, making almost all viable options of ships and skills bad-really bad, and a handfull few stupidly overpowered and all new updates and new ships they pour in makes the ship you grind for obsoleate before you even get it.
There are 5 (main) types of credits. Three which you need to specificly grind for.
And don't get me started on those damn Locked Boxes, you need a key to open, keys can be bought for ~1-2 000 000 credits (or just pay up real money). Each boxs has ~1-2% chance (stays at that % even if you pay) of holding ANYTHING you would like, most is just useless crap.

And forgett the exploration they're boasting about, it's just the same thing over and over, go to place a and defeat three waves of really easy enemies, then defeat the really easy flagship, repeat. (Yes, I played on Elite setting.)

Now let me explain where the grind element comes in, a base ship has ~20 slots for equipment.
You will grind for:
- The ship itself. (Price for good ships ~1 000 000 ( very low end) - 100 000 000 (high end) ingame credits. One Elite mission will give you avarage ~100 000)
- Weaponsx6-8. (It'll take you ~3 weeks to get ONE high level ship equipment from a Fleet merchant.)
- Shield.
- Engine.
- Deflector.
- Consolesx6-8.
- Space crew skills.

Personal: (You + crew.)
- Weaponx6.
- Shieldx5.
- Armourx5.
- Skill Kit.
- Land crew skills.
- Crafting. (Gods only know how long THAT will take.)
- Passive skills.
- Sub missions. (Duty missions.)
- Events. (These will pile up quick and if you don't do enough to turn it in (100%), you walk away with nothing.)
- Reputationx6-7.
- Crafting XP.
- Crafting material. (More kinds than you have slots in your Bank btw, and you don't find the ones related to each other in the same place, forcing you to scan every single quadrant to find those you need and end up with a ton of those you don't anyway.)

Fleet: (Community effort.)
- 5 buildings to simultaniously upgrade, with 6 subcategories each, all 6 can (and need to) be upgraded atleast 5 times. (All demands HUGE quantities the same resources as your ships and eqpts cost.)
Don't think that's the end of the list, I just can't remember what more there where.

So no, no no no no no no no NO, do not start this game, because it'll eat up all your time and give you nothing in return.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
51.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Have been a Star Trek fan since the 80s. When I found Star Trek Online, I never dreamed that I would enjoy it so much. It is a game to get lost in. The amazing thing is that it is free-to-play. If after playing it this way, you decide you want to benefit from some paid for items, you can pay at any time. It is as simple as calling for a turbolift.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
245.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
If you a Star Trak fan, you must play it. It will tell you a great story and It's free. Of course you can spend lots of money in it, but only if you want to. I spent almost 200 hours playing it and I never bougth anythig for real money.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
265.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
The Good!
- Easy to learn for how to play
- Good Story Line
- Fine Combat system
- Good UI (easy to use)
- Good Control system (Many options to set as you like)
- Free to Play

The Bad!
- a little old graphic
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
4,774.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
By all means play this game so long as you don't spend money on it.

STO is riddled with so many bugs it makes an ant colony look small. Two of the top developers have openly admitted to not listening to player feedback any more, which is very apparent. The beta test server is now mockingly called the 'exclusive preview server' as what you see is what you get, broken mechanics, bugs and game-breaking exploits with it.

As far as Cryptic are concerned, money comes first and retaining players second. Feedback is ignored unless something crops up that damages their profits, which is why the game is so badly riddled with bugs.

A very recent example is the recent release (Delta Rising) had such a huge content gap that many of us had to run patrol missions to fill the levelling gap, Cryptic even recommend this as the way to do it. However a bug that was flagged up during testing was the patrols weren't all scaling. Of course because this wasn't fixed it made it the easiest patrol and so people used it to get past the absurd gaps.

So what do Cryptic do? They roll back a decent sized number of the players, cut experience gains by 70% and call everyone who took part exploiters. As you can imagine, although some would obviously exploit, the vast majority weren't and Delta Rising is becoming a PR nightmare.

Want to play? go right ahead, but when you start hitting the pay walls, don't ignore the fact you'll be paying literally hundreds of whatever currency you use to get competitive, it's not like before when newer folks had every chance to be as good as the older players.

So would I recommend this to anyone? Of course not, play for free but don't be surprised when Cryptic ruins it, again.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
1,673.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This MMO is nothing more then a pay to play money pit which you will find out when you get towards L50. I have tried coming back to this twice now and both times it was much the same. Pay to Play model forced down peoples throats without mercy. With this new "Delta Rising" expansion however it becomes absurdely prevelent to the lengths of corporate greed this company will go just to try to "milk" potential new cash cow customers/players just for L60 gear.

Now while yes you technically can get end-game stuff for "free 2 play" expect to take this on as a full time job if you do and give up whatever you currently call a life because in the end this is what this one realistically boils down to.

Bottom Line, Early on it's a good way to pass the time and invest in if your a die-hard trekkie (which be forewarned prior to delta rising they gutted the core essence of the exploration aspect of what made star trek what it is by removing it all together!) otherwise your better off passing this one up as it will suck you in and suck your wallet bone dry with it's addiction forming factor.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
198.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Star Trek Online is by far one of the best MMOs that I have played.
Personally, I'll try out an MMO for a couple hours, maybe play here and there later, and then uninstall because I've lost interest. But not this.

Cryptic has done a great job in developing this game. There are a few bugs here and there, but nothing too game-breaking. The story is very well done and is the part that keeps my attention. The leveling is also stellar, in most MMOs you'll sit there for hours and hours grinding to get to the next level. Or it sets you on a quest and the area is for level 20+ and you're level 10, you'll have to grind for days just to get to progress the story. Not with STO.

Each mission in STO does require you to be a certain level, BUT each mission also levels you up just enough to get to the next. And with the DOFF system (which is very easy to get the hang of) is an easy way of getting XP. I've known a few players who have gotten some of their characters to max level and not even leaving their faction's homeworld by using the DOFFs. The story is also interesting to say the least, it wasn't so good that I couldn't keep it off my mind, but it was good enough to keep coming back.

TL:DR The story is great, the developers are cool, and the leveling is stellar.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
First of all: I love this game.

The story is superb and as a die-hard Trekkie, I can vouch that the developers' attention to detail when it comes to the Star Trek Universe is marvellous. It is the continuation of the Star Trek series and films that never was, filling up holes in the story, piecing at first glance totally unrelated episodes together and creating a story as original and Star Trek to the core as you can get. Even the "title theme" is instantly recognisable as Star Trek, while being something completely new at the same time.

The fact that a lot of known Star Trek actors (Leonard Nimoy - Spock, Tim Russ - Tuvok, Michael Dorn - Worf, etc.) lend their voices to their characters and you get to talk to them and fight alongside them makes my Trekkie heart beat a lot faster (one of the highlights for me was fighting alongside Voyager and traveling to the Mirror Universe).

I have concentrated on the story so far as that is the most important aspect of a game to me. I am no expert in different aspects of gameplay and controls and the like, so I leave that to others. But I do enjoy that you have both ground and space fights. not to mention the diplomacy missions, allowing me to engulf myself in RPGing in my favourite fictional universe.

So, if you are a Trekkie such as myself, this game is definitely for you. For everyone else, this is still a superb online game (stunning graphics for FTP) with an intriguing story (although you won't get all the in-jokes and references, don't worry, it's definitely not a game you can only understand after memorising each and every dialogue from all five shows and ten films - but maybe it will pieque your interest in Star Trek). I can definitely recommend it.

EDIT: Oh, if you're wondering why I have spend so little time on this game if I love it so much: I don't always play it through Steam (gaming on Linux can be a tricky thing sometimes). But believe me, I have clocked A LOT of hours on STO.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Lots to say about this game. I have been watchikng Star Trek since I was little and still I do today even when I was born in 2000. The customization is great. I love it. Tons of people you can be, backstories to make, and adventures to unfold. I will admit the tutorial for me was a little blad it was the normal walk there, then walk back, then go fix something then walk back, but I still loved every second of it. Me being a huge pve player loved this game because of its pve. This isnt a normal Sci-fy mmo game. This consists of WoW, Defience, Star Wars:The old republic, and some other mmo favriotes. Not only for its quests but for the story line that goes along with it. The features are great for example, Oh your bored just walking on land? Why dont you go into your own personalized ship and fly around for a while. This is all I should have to say to get people to play this game I mean, what other game can let you fly YOUR own ship around the universe? Enjoy my fellow gamers.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
1,491.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I have no idea how this game has so many positive reviews, Im a fanboy for sure, but I still cant bring myself to like this game since the company was sold, and I have played and do play mmo's Still. Im a lifetime sub and I am telling you this game stinks. The business model seems to be sell lockbox keys, Honestly haven’t touched it in 6 months at least but it can’t have changed that much. Flying between Sectors is the least immersive experience in gaming I think I’ve ever had, feels like I’m swimming in a kiddie pool... with 100 other ships in these tiny space sectors. Another disappointing entry into the Star Trek Video game franchise.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
3,570.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
after the release of Delta Rising i dont recommend this game to anyone. The fun is gone.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
528.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
As a startrek fan i was happy to come across this game,

WARNING !!! This game involves tons and tons of grinding ! BE PREPARED !

The space battles are pretty what you espect it to be if you played like other startrek games where you are incommand of a ship for example "starfleet command series"

STO continues the story about 30 years after voyager got home. And now with the new update it goes even furter then that.

Since this is a free to play game, it has it's bugs and glitches some times it's pretty frustrating and somethimes it's doable. They have a "cash shop" and it's some times caught on sale pretty decent. compared to other MMO games.

If want to enjoy the full exstend of this game be prepared to "pay" money for it. Like all f2p games the game design always "force" you towards "paying with real money"

but it's a good game :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
58.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Love: How you do space and ground battles , have an outfit for duty and off duty uniforms , a crew you can customize from uniform face and names and also upgrade their skills , and you can customize your ship.

Hate: That I can't afford to buy the expansions.

Overall: Great mmo and if your a Star Trek fan this is as close as you'll get to being part of that world.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
496.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
After Almost 500 Hours, and the same amount of cash, this is a Star Trek fanboy dream, almost, after this amount of time in game, conclusion, needs to go the way of WoW in a big way, lot of hidden fees, and vague, unclear things, to make you spend even more money, some shady stuff going on here....if you are a Star Trek Fan be careful, you could buy quite a few games, with the amount of money you end up possibly spending, and you will want to spend money, cause the game is geared that way, would prefer a monthly fee for sure over the paygate to happiness here, free to play is a really bad thing, unfortunately if it wasn't for that we would not still have this game.....good and bad.....

Star Trek
space combat is ok, but you do not have full 360 which doesn't make any sense, with dx11, and physics,
No Reward for Content, very limited Items, and rewards,
pay to win
yes you can get everything in game
but they limit you to how much you can make in one day
so you will want to spend more
which shouldn't be
once you spend 150 bucks lol you should have all you need for a year
but doesn't work out that way
if you are easy to spend money they will get rich off you
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
103.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
The game has nice flow and it is updated often. If you like the show/movies this would be a hoot for you.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Im not a big mmo player but I found this to very enjoyable, and possibly good for people who want to get into mmo games but don't know where to start (especially if you like Star Trek).
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1,748.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Vast and complex universe, lots of playstyles supported, most content optional, buggy.

There's a ton of content to play without paying a dime, but PVP and the highest-end PVE has a "pay or grind to win" element.

Vast open universe (which lost significant content in the form of ground and space nebula missions that were evidently too hard to maintain) with various regions - be aware the regions do have difficulty levels. The "season" story missions scale with your level but do so unevenly, and rewards do not always scale. Fleet membership offers potential huge bonuses but requires a lot of resources.

The ships are amazing (some of them), many of the story missions are too, a few are insanely irritating. You can skip many story missions. There is a "reputation" system that is pretty grindy but offers a lot of rewards.

There are bugs in this game that have gone unfixed for *years* and impact play, rarely is there a response to a trouble ticket, dev does not put enough resources into maintenance.

Game works remarkably well on low-spec hardware (played on a T2390 laptop with X3100 graphics and a Turion 64 1.8 with ATI X300) this is largely because of the ability to turn graphics down to where they look like a mid-90s game!

The low spec capability and huge amount of story keep this game a recommend, the bugs almost doomed it.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
115.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
If you're a MMO fan, Star Trek fan, spacey wacey fan...

Play this game, it was MADE for you.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Hey GUYS DONT PLAY this game or do a Serach on it online there last Expansion Completely well goofed there players over in a money grab orf epic proportions and the game play itself has gone completely sub par. Perfect world let this happen on such a level that when a large majority of the paying player base just left
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
EVE Online with 100% more Star Trek and aliens and 200% less pretention
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