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 (3,885 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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November 26

Get STO Packs on Steam up to 50% off during the Steam Exploration Sale!

We have exciting news for this weekend! Captains will be able to enjoy deep discounts on STO Packs sold on Steam!

The Steam Starter Pack, Romulan Starter Pack, and Legacy Pack are 50% off until the Steam Exploration Sale ends on 12/2. The Delta Rising Operations Pack is 20% off.

Don't forget that we are also running a 15% Bonus Zen Sale and 20% Services Sale this weekend as well. More details on these sales here!

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November 19

The Tier 6 Intrepid Ship and Bundles Release Thursday 11/20

When planning first began for Operation Delta Rising, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers quickly realized that an updated version of the famed Intrepid class would be essential for the mission's success. Most of the advanced technology used in the Pathfinder was first tested on the U.S.S. Voyager, which was completely updated before it departed for the Delta Quadrant. When Admiral Tuvok was satisfied with the ship's performance, work could begin to produce Pathfinders for the fleet.

The Pathfinder Long Range Science Vessel is a Tier 6 version of the Intrepid class science vessel. It features a hybrid Intelligence Bridge Officer seat and comes equipped with an Aero Shuttle Bay universal console. Additionally, it can equip the Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit’s Ablative Generator universal console.

Get more details on the ship, Season 7 Voyager interior, and bundles here!

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Just Updated

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

Mac OS X
    • 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
71 of 107 people (66%) found this review helpful
1,644.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This game was good at first but now they do not care about the customer or their products they just want money. There are problems they don't seem to fix they just prefer to ignore them and add more stuff to the game. There are bugs that make the game hard to play like the power tray and the loadout don't work. I really can't tell you how much I hate this game and Cryptic Studio or Perfect World Entertainment.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
455.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
If you are looking for a fun, zany, free-to-play game that involves spaceships blowing each other out of the sky then you can't really go wrong with this one.

A lot of people complain about 'paywalls' or the game being 'pay-to-win'. Yeh, it is, I can't argue with this as I've spent quite a lot over my 400+ hour gametime. HOWEVER, if you only take part in PvE, the story and the endgame reputation system then you have no reason to buy anything. You can earn everything in game. Once I realised this I stopped throwing money into it and I've since had a blast not paying for anything. Granted it all takes a lot longer and some things, like saving for the late game ships and equipment, can take hundreds of hours as well as careful resource managment.

I should say at this point this is also not Star Trek, at least not for me. If you liked the TV series for the tense diplomacy and starship standoffs, you probably won't like the 'story' aspect of this game (which involves throwing your starship at wave after wave of opponents in never-ending explosive battles - which tbh is awesome :p). If you liked the films, epic, all guns blazing space battles, (see above) then go for it, you will love this game.

The community is pretty good, all fairly laid back and the fleet actions and STF's are a fun.

One final point about the 'pay-to-win'. The ships you can buy with real money are hit and miss, some are worth it, some aren't and they are all upwards of £15, the really good tier5+6 ships are around £25-£30. So... if you are thinking of buying a ship, my advice is to only buy the endgame ships (tier5+6) as these are the ships you'll spend the most time in, I wasted money on a middle tier ship and now it just sits doing nothing and didn't really get me anywhere I couldn't have gotten by just playing the game. If you are wanting to buy a ship do some research, ask around and ask yourself 'Do I really, REALLY need this to enjoy the game?' - Most of the time the answer will be no.

Despite the paywall, I would recommend this game. It is cheesy, spacey, laser-battlin' good.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Good game. Horrifying customer service.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
40 hours in.

I would recomend it. It feels like I am playing in the Star Trek universe. I LOVE playing with the starships.

It feels like a mess of systems with a weak focus, but that may be because I like single player games as opposed to MMOs. (I feel similar about The Old Republic) Although this one is less focused due to the dual systems of space and ground combat. Which means that both are less developed that might be expected if the game only used one of those.

That said, both space and ground are not bad, but really don't feel like a part of a triple A title.

It's free! so give it a shot.

If you love star trek, you will probably enjoy it. Otherwise it may be best to give it a pass.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
144.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Game is a sham now. Devs have openly admitted that they have no interest in PVP balance and are only interested in devising ways to extract more money out of players.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
The Game itself is ok, but I found it buggy. This wouldn't be so much of a problem if it had acceptable customer service, which it doesn't. Perfect World's Customer service does nothing for you, except have you jump through hoops, and give you cookie cutter responses. I played the game a year or so ago, and left because the customer service was lacking.

I came back to the game a few weeks ago (to discover my old toons, were wiped away, but thats not my complaint)
Due to a bug, I lost access to the captain level ships. The GM I contacted was unable or unwilling to do anything to address the issue other than telling me that it would take development time to fix the issue, and then told me to submit a bug report, but that QA wouldn't repond to me. After leveling for several weeks, I found my character unable to proceed with the game, and I couldn't bring myself to continue playing and supporting a company that treats its customers in such a way.

There are plenty of other games out there, from companies who know what customer service is supposed to be. I will never play another game with perfect world's name attached to it.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Their customer service always has and always will be a disaster, never expect anything from them
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
If this game was a spoon, it would be a spoon with photon torpedoes and phasers.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
165.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
4/5* for star trek universe

-2 stars for the 10 gig patch
-1 star for the price of the delta quadrant DLC. shame on you! for this price, it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my price range.

total score:
1 star out of 5
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
this game is looks fun but for many people who have steam on mac actually is having trouble with logining in and also register
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Riddled with bugs and stupid controls that get in the way. You have to really be in love with Star Trek to even get past the intro...if you can if it stops disconnecting you. Other games work fine for me, it isn't my connection, this game is just free; you get what you pay for.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
They can't even fix simple bugs. Let alone the big ones. Used to love it but not anymore.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I love Star Trek, and I love what they did here with this game. But there is a game ending glitch now if you are a brand new player. After the initial mission if you choose to go down to do some training at starfleet headquarters you get stuck there. The training quest never clears and you are just stuck running around. Very sad.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I played this when it first came out years ago and stopped because it was boring and had very little content. I decided to go back and see how the game had progressed. That was a mistake. There were multiple bugs in the first two parts of the new character missions and when I got to the third part there was a option right at the beginning to beam down to Starfleet Academy from the Spacedock. I accidently hit the button instead of the one to skip the cinematic and got stuck down at the Academy. I sent in a ticket and their repsonse to me was to delete my character as there was no way to get back up to the Spacedock from there. What? Why would you even make that an option in the tutorial missions? I really should have listened to the reviews on this one and stayed away.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
117.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Got charged the Lifetime Subscription price when this game launched because of issues with their website. Due to multiple changes of "ownership" over the registration/login system, my account got all screwed up. Made a brief attempt to recover the info and in the meanwhile made a new account to check the game out.

Quickly determined that it wasn't worth the effort to get the account back. The ship-to-ship combat is buggy, the game overall is laggy, and the content that has been added feels unfinished and unpolished.

Despite the fact I was unjustly charged $300 for an account I can't use, I still think I came out in better position not having this game in my library. Not worth it even at free. Get anything else with spaceships in it and install a Star Trek mod for it. You'll have more fun.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
You are going to hate me but, the movie was terrible and the game is even worde! This MMO is nothing more then a F2P (Forced 2 Pay or a F2PFP2P, which is short for Free 2 Play Forced Pay To Progress) money pit which you will find out when you get towards L50. You need to pay money to progress and they give the crappiest supplies and you need to keep on buying junk to proceed. There's not even a story. Oh yeah they're attacking attack back evolve the ship, fight again! Don't play this unless you're a filthy casual with money to burn and nothing better to do with your life. No offence dirty casuals...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
(While the review shows ive only played .8 hours of this game through steam i own a hard copy of the game i use to install so its not listed on steam. And i have played since closed beta.)

Overall quality of this game is bad. Ive been with this game since its beta and it was shipped unfinished to meet a contract deadline, they (the devs) admited this. Major problems from the beta are still present in the game now years later. devs barely update the game at all and when they do it normaly breaks it worse for a few months then it goes back to what it was before with like one spelling error fixed in one converation nobody reads anyway. The games ingame store makes the game pay to win, but all that money you are paying them they are not putting towards developing the game. Feature episodes (their version of a tv show episode) which are kinda like mini events that move forwards the timel ine of the game and cost alot of dev time can most of the time out of a 6 weeks for 6 parts series be completed in 30 minutesabout 5 min for a part some of the parts are purely walls of text to read and complete in less then 2 min.

Actual gameplay of this game is in a word repetative. Go here kill this. Go here collect this. Go here kill this to collect this. Completely missing the point of the story telling that was any of the TV shows, starfleet rarely uses lethal force or force at all to achieve there goals but thats all you do in this game. Once in a blue moon you come across an interesting quest line but most are sub par, literaly narrow hallways with the entrance on one end, 4 groups of enemies to kill and a conversation at the end. Time to max level in this game taeks about 4 to 6 weeks. Ground combat in this game is a joke it lacks anything to make it fun, boreing interiors for all but 6 missions. Space combat is not in much better shape but at least they spent time here usualy interesting looking locations but still repetative combat, enter mission - kill 4 groups - conversation - leave.

Dev comepletely fail at understanding how to make a game. There are enemies in the game that have a 0% chance to miss you and deal 10 times your health and sheilds combined both in ground and space. This is to add "challenge" to the game when in reality they skimped out on making the game made it kill you so you would have to eather try again and hope you DPS it to death before it can react or you grind some repetative mission to crap xp to become higher level then the guy to go back through the whole mission again to kill him and continue the sub par story that you dont even remember why your in the same exact looking base killing another dude.

While most of this game is complete crap they have at least done some interesting things to the cannon star trek story line and is at least worth playing for a month to get the story if your a star trek fan. And some of there latest content that last big update adding the delta quadrant is rather good story and gameplay wise they actualy broke there own molds for missions in this last update, the main enemy in these missions is complete ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to fight in space since it can one shot even the most tanky crusier you have with a massive nearly unavoidable AOE in space, but other then that its rather good. Also while this game is lacking in most areas it is a fun game to paly with friends. Also making your character in this game uses one of the best systems ive ever seen in a game you can control almost all aspects of your characters looks. The create your own missions portion of the game called the foundry is also an interesting idea and fun to do some times. More often then not the community comes up with better missions then the devs do.

I do not recomment this game for anyone at this time, maybe in a few years it might be worth recommending to people but not at this time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
If you register with a hushmail email account, you can not play this game. Your account will be banned, sadly.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
950.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This game is an example of great intellectual property saddled with a subpar developer. Since the game is free-to-play I suggest you try it by all means, but avoid spending any money whatsoever. The developer’s recent track record suggest they are hell bent on building this games coffin. Thus I am not sure how much longer the game will be in operation before they finish burying it.

The good:
I found the story, gameplay and character development mechanics to be enjoyable and entertaining. The end game also has a lot to offer.

The bad:
Customer service and player monetization. The typical response from their customer service representatives strongly suggest they are both clueless to the current state of the game and do not typically read past the first sentence of your ticket. Furthermore, the developer's recent game balance changes, upgrade system implementation, in addition to the recent implementation of their “fraid” system appear to be nothing more than cynical cash grabs.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Lacks immersion for me not enough to do any one location to really get into the zone when leveling and lengthy travel times between.
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