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.
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Release Date: Feb 2, 2010

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April 12

Season 11.5 Now Live!

Nearly a year ago, the Alliance began to investigate the possibilities of using time travel as a tool to change the past in order to save the future. With the successful construction and deployment of the Annorax-class Science Dreadnought, the first steps were made into a new future of exploration and conflict mitigation. 

Unfortunately, the recent theft of that same ship has potentially planted the seeds of our destruction, and those seeds begin to bear fruit in the episode “Temporal Front”. There will be political intrigue, an enemy plot, and a massive fleet engagement while the past and future of the Alliance hangs in the balance. This Featured Episode will be an escalation point in this budding conflict that you definitely don’t want to miss!

On top of another amazing episode, we have a great collection of features and updates for everyone to enjoy. First and foremost, we have a complete revamp of the Skill System. This revamp will make creating any build you want clearer, simpler, and easier across the board. Everything in the Skill System has been laid out, rethought, continually tested, and iterated on with you on our test shard for nearly two months. I couldn’t be more excited for this change, and I can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it. 

In addition to the skill revamp we have the brand new Strategist Secondary Specialization, the Romulan Admiralty Campaign, a new and exciting Na’kuhl-themed Red Alert, and last but certainly not least, the ability to slot ship visuals independent from your starship stats.

All in all, this is one of the largest mid-season updates in the history of Star Trek Online, and I can’t wait to see everyone enjoying it in game.

Stephen Ricossa
Executive Producer
Star Trek Online

To learn more about our Season 11.5 update, check out our overview blog here.

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March 23

Season 11.5 Coming April 12th!

Red Alert, Captains! We’re pleased to announce Season 11.5 our mid-season update will launch on April 12, 2016. The latest update begins with a brand-new featured episode titled “Temporal Front,” where players must prevent Na’Kuhl Temporal Agents from destroying the Federation. Season 11.5 also brings a complete overhaul to the Skill System, plus other new gameplay updates including the Strategist Secondary Specialization, Romulan Admiralty Campaign and Na’Kuhl Red Alerts.

Learn more about it in our announcement blog here!

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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
Helpful customer reviews
167 of 190 people (88%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
2,965.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Space: The Final Frontier.
Space is vast, huge, unimaginably large. Space in Star Trek Online is not so much. The game takes place mostly in our Galaxy, with the Alpha, Beta and Delta quadrants split up into three largish maps. Once you hit level 60, it'll take you around five minutes to get from one side to another on the largest of these maps. You can transwarp, which is like teleporting, around which greatly reduces your travel time. There's also a sprint option for getting around. Basically, there's a large space to fly your ship around in but it does not feel endless.

These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
This is where the game shines, in my eyes. Like most MMO's, you get out of it what you put in. Star Trek Online is unique wherein you don't just work to level up your character, but your ships and bridge officers as well. With the inclusion of Duty Officers, it's like managing your very own star ship crew. The Duty Officer system lets you build a crew and then send them out on little missions that will last from fifteen minutes to days on end.

Your voyages are a big part of Star Trek Online as well, with a large campaign on both the Federation and Klingon side and a medium sized campaign for the Romulan faction. These campaigns are broken up into 'episodes', each segmented into different categories. The writers certainly know their stuff, with little nods to the series littered throughout the campaigns. A lot of these missions really make you feel like you are helping your faction though hard times or discovering new things.

Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds.
Missions in Star Trek Online are heavily instanced, with a lot of the more recent content not playable in groups. This can make it a little harder if you're trying to play though the lot with friends and there's no really easy way to tell which missions are single player only. There are quite a few queues once you get towards end game and most of these are a mix of challenging and entertaining. They range from fighting off a Borg advance to pushing the Terrian Empire back into their own reality.

To seek out new life and new civilizations.
Seeking out new life and new civilizations is something that Star Trek lacks a little bit in it's core gameplay. Luckily, we've got the Foundry for this. The Foundry is an easy to use mission creator inside Star Trek Online with the intention of pushing your missions to the live game. These missions will be playable by everyone and with some creative thinking, the sky can be the limit with this tool. People can donate in game currency to your account if they really enjoyed your mission, so creating something of great quality can be benificial to yourself as well.

To boldly go where no one has gone before.
Star Trek Online is five years old now. People have been here before, aside from Foundry missions, you won't discover anything new here. Though, I'll take this time to quickly talk about the Free to Play model. There's been some argument over the 'Pay to Win' status of this game. While you can sink real life cash into Star Trek Online to fast track yourself to the top, you don't have to. In fact, with a bit of time, you can actually earn in game currency and covert that to currency to buy items from the cash shop. Obviously, Star Trek Online is geared towards wanting you to spend money and there are some brazen attempts to pull some out of you, but with some self-control, you're able to enjoy all of the story and locations without spending a dime. Premium ships and gear is locked behind a pay wall, if you're happy not having this. Not one single cent needs to be spent.
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105 of 131 people (80%) found this review helpful
140 people found this review funny
4,655.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Spent some time customizing my starship and bridge crew, turns out there are missions too.
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79 of 108 people (73%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
1,095.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
First off do I recommend this game??? That is a good question and I would have to say yes and no.

Yes if you are a Star Trek fan and no if you are looking for a casual MMO with no pay wall.

Yes I know nearly 800 hours in game… But there is no way anyone can play all aspects of this game, getting 5 Toons (characters) to level 60, have full reputation, end game gear and all R&D at level 15 in less than 500. Unless you pay a boat load of cash and even then there are things that are behind time gates to max out all your crafting will take 4-6 months minimum.

The lore and story are really damn good and the major saving grace of this game. If you are a Star Trek Fan then you will love this, as it takes all cannon and moves on with it in its own universe. Introducing enemas new and old from all over the franchise.

you can also play it your own way want to load your ship up with different colours of weapons and look like a happy rainbow of death then go for it. Want to be the next Picard and try to be diplomatic about things than strap your Toon into a Galaxy class, say ♥♥♥♥ in French and go bring peace to the cosmos.

Space battles are well done and you will in the early stages have to think about how you approach things even more do on the elite difficulty with friends.

Most of the story can be played with friends as a co-op.

Graphics are starting to show there age but are still quite pretty. Ship detail is very good.

Customization is a big strength from clothing to ship paint to various bumpy heads you can change it all including making your toon a midget with a hightist attitude.


PVP: let’s get this out of the way PVP is essentially dead in this game and is more between friends than fleets(Clans guilds). The PVP system in game is in major need of an overhaul.

Bugs such as doing an episode (Quest) with friends only to have the game say. “Oh no you didn’t and you were never there.”
Beaming into solid objects,
Reset to Boff (Bridge duty officer) powers. Yep those are important but hay it’s just to make getting that first place all the more difficult as your team gets murdered when you are scrambling to rest them so that you can help
Camera angle resets at the most inopportune moments,


rubberbanding "Boldly going to where you have already been" can at times be rife.

While you can put in a ticket to report bugs as I have many times… Do not expect there to be anything done about it unless it is extremely bad. Lag and banding are normally felt if an instance has more than 35 persons in it or if your ping is above 90. Before you ask it is not my PC or internet connection my PC being an I7 4770K@4Ghz 32GB ram and 2 R9 280's and the game is on an SSD the internet connection I have is 50Mb down and 3Mb up and they system is kept very clean.

combat in general is all pew pew pew.

Lack of Cryptic love for the science class. Seriously Cryptic treat that class like the creepy uncle your parents told you to stay away from.

Other elements.

Community. For a game that has little to no official community managers, The games community For the most part are welcoming and helpful with just the few elitist or idiots that blame the noob for their own misgivings Chat is normally quite active and some are always willing to help if you get stuck. There is a forum reddit and various online tools to help with the game.

In game currency is split into four parts. Energy credits EC (main), Dilithium, Lobie crystals and Gold Pressed Latnum (GPL).

EC can buy you almost anything from ships to weapons but the game suffers from greed a hell of a lot so it may take you time to get what you need with some items costing in the hundreds of million range. There is also a 10.000.000 EC cap on the free to play characters.

Dilithium is your life blood for R&D it is needed to upgrade weapons with good procs hoard that pink crap as much as you can and never spend it to get out of a time gate.

Lobie is used for some nice to have not need to have consoles and is gained from opening lockboxes.

GPL is pointless and not really needed.

Is the game pay to win. In the strictest manner no not realistically unless you have more money than sense $5 would get you one fleet module that will sell for about 10-15 mil EC on the exchange one epic beam bank with the best procs will sell for about 100 mil and you would need 8 of them . Cannot buy power or your way to the top of the DPS tree unless you spend a hell of a lot it is easier to grind out than to spend.

Ah but what about tier 6 (T6) ships. Aren’t they more powerful. “NO” It is the weapons, consoles and the person’s ability to pilot their ship other way around I have in PVP taken down T6 ships with a T4 free ship a T4 is viable at end game so long as you have a dps of over 10,000 you would not hamper your team.

Anyway the game is free to play so give it a go just don’t spend cash unless you really want to
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85 of 139 people (61%) found this review helpful
156 people found this review funny
1,475.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Let me tell you something about this game, ok? I'm a builder, I know how to build things, the best in the industry. The best. Its true, its true. I know a lot of people, I know how to make deals. China beats us all the time. You know China right? They beat us ALL the time. But I love the Chinese, I make great deals with them! That's the point, they have smart leaders, we have stupid leaders. But not anymore, not anymore. So this game shows up and it's like WHAT? Subscription based? Ay ay ay, I knew it wouldn't last long. And guess what I was RIGHT. It went F2P. You know why? Because they realized how stupid they were and they took my advice, make it F2P, create a lot of ingame purchases, and you have to tell the Chinese, “Listen you motherf—–s! We’re going to tax you 25 percent!” and it will work! So this game goes F2P, and guess what the ratings go up, they make better expansions, but then a new guy takes over and screws everything up. This total loser Perfect World Entertainment. who by the way is so low in the polls he should just drop out. Can you believe it? He spent so much money on ads and he's at 3% I spent almost NOTHING and I'm on top. Anyways, it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter. I keep seeing these new ships in the game from the Delta Quadrant. Who wants to play in the Delta Quadrant? And now they are bringing them in can you believe it? They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, they should not be anywhere near our solar system. We will build a wall I tell you, which by the way Mexico will pay for, we will do it. And it's going to be so high once you go up you wont want to come down. Anyways, this game, it's good, it's good, you should play it before our leaders make another stupid deal. Oh and by the way, the media, they are totally dishonest, some of the worst people out there, not all of them, but most. Don't trust the reviews. Look at them they wont move the cameras! They never show the crowd they have the camera zoomed in to my face! HEY you blonde lady! Turn the cameras around, turn them around! I will make America great again, I will do it. It needs to be done. It needs to, we have no choice!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,719.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
Greatest free to play MMO I've ever played.
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