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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
116 of 121 people (96%) found this review helpful
522 products in account
5 reviews
8,517.7 hrs on record
I've been playing this game on and off since it's launch and it has gotten better from those days. My perspective is from one who only plays PvE(Player vs Environment) content. I'd recommend you try this game if;

1) you are not bored with the tradional WoW type MMO (hotbar combat)
2) you are Star Trek fan
3) you like to play doll with your character(s) (the character customization in this game is awesome)
4) you can live with bugs popping up (The new VP promises that bugs will be fix fast but only time will tell)
5) you can resist(or don't mind gambling) since there are lock boxes in the game which gives out a top prize of ships(basically classes in the game), etc BUT you can get all these things in game if you have enough in game assets to dabble in the exchange(auction house)
6) you don't mind the usual MMO grindfests which can get repetitive to farm better gear, etc
7) you are not a hardcore gamer
8) your internet connection to the servers is not crap

The gameplay itself is nothing to write home about and the main reason I'm still playing it is because it's the only Trek MMO out there. The game panders mostly to the casual crowd.

Contrary to some, the game in my opinion is not Pay to Win. You can have access to all the ships and gear if you grind enough currency to exchange for these items which other players put up in the auction house. Using real money is just a shortcut in the game.

Also this game features player created missions, some of which, are much better than the official ones. Don't forget to give some a try if you decide to try this game out.

In my opinion, Free to Play means demo and Star Trek Online's demo is surprisingly good in the sense that it's not restrictive like in some other MMOs. If your ISP does not suck and you can wait to download a 10GB or so game, give it a try and see if it's up your alley. Live long and prosper. \V/.
Posted: March 21st, 2014
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108 of 145 people (74%) found this review helpful
187 products in account
29 reviews
1,257.5 hrs on record
I'm a doctor, not a critic.
Posted: May 5th, 2014
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64 of 84 people (76%) found this review helpful
104 products in account
24 reviews
85.7 hrs on record
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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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
7 reviews
910.9 hrs on record
An amazing game all considered!
To me it's just incredible to see how much it has grown and improved since three years ago when I started playing. It has it's defects, I won't lie to you. But it's definitely the most original mmo experience I've ever had, the most vision inspired and honest endevour!
There's plenty to do, space combat is great, complex and exciting. As are the mechanics of gameplay, in general. Ground combat is ok, but improvents are constantly in development. Also, to be honest, pvp play falls a bit short at the moment, even though after just a first match you can realize that there's huge potential, and the community around pvp is remarkable (they even started an open school!). Gameplay is very story-driven, and most of the narrative inside it's absolute TOP NOTCH Star Trek fiction -they have brillian writers. It is, I think, the only place where new Trek episodes are being made at the moment. It's been showcased in many mmo rpg reviews and also won a "best free to play" title a year ago.
If the game is not enough for you, and if you feel like it, there's an integrated editor called "The Foundry" where every player can create their own episodes (=quests, pve campaigns), and upload them into the game for everybody to play, review and vote (there's a periodic competition with prizes for the winner)! The content is limitless!
What else can I say... I just loved it from day one and I will keep playing it, as I know Cryptic is committed and passionate about making it a little better every day!

Just try it out and decide for yourselves, it's free to play for crying out loud!! :D
Live long and prosper!
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
17 products in account
2 reviews
794.3 hrs on record
I extremely enjoy playing this game and seem to not be able to stop playing it ever since I got it. I probably like it more than the average gamer because I am a Star Trek fan. I wouldn't recommend this game if you haven't watched Star Trek, it is highly based off of the series and movies. Although I do believe it is possible to get a good experience out of this game whether or not you're a Star Trek fan. This game really makes you feel a part of Star Trek and fits in with the films so well. The story is really nice and the content seems endless. You can play as a member of Starfleet, the Klingon Defense Force, or the Romulan Republic, and they all have seperate storylines. In Starfleet, you can come from a fresh Cadet from Starfleet Academy to a full fledged Vice Admiral. In the Romulan Storyline you can start out as a simple farmer on a Romulan colony, to a Vice Admiral of the Romulan Republic. In the Klingon Storymode you can be a honorable warrior as a member of the mighty Klingon Empire, to becoming a Lieutenant General and have all the honor you can have. Of course the storylines end at some point, but you can join fleets where you can work on getting amazing weapons and technologies. You can work your way up the Tiers of Reputation Systems, where you may get different kinds of overpowered stuff. The list goes on and on! This Free To Play MMO RPG game is a great experience for literally all ages! There's a Zen Store, where you can buy all kinds of stuff, to old 22nd Century Enterprise Uniforms, to brand new ships with special abilities. I have heard of people complaining that this is a Pay to Win game. But it has been proven that free ships can compete, also you can get zen without spending any money, it just takes a little longer. Infact you can get everything in the game without paying a cent if you want. Except for the Subscriptions. You can customize your character and make him or her look completely original, and you can also customize your ships with paints and hull textures! This game has so much content you could have 1,000+ hours on record and still not have seen everything. The developers constantly update the game and fix bugs. You can't give the game justice in one single review. Get this game and I guarantee you'll be content with it.
Posted: July 12th, 2014
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433 of 478 people (91%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
1,453.2 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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