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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July 6

Agents of Yesterday Now Live!

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, the crew of Star Trek Online could not be prouder to announce our third expansion - Agents of Yesterday - is now live! Prepare your classic Original Series tunics and dust off your Mark II phasers; you’re about to take an away mission to an amazing adventure in that classic 60’s era. Our expansion is full of amazing features to bring you a complete and classic experience here in Star Trek Online.

First and foremost, players can create brand new captains in the Original Series era and engage in a story that takes them through the 23rd century and beyond. There will be a sweeping mystery to solve, one that ties into the overall story Star Trek Online has been telling for years. For players that choose to keep playing with their existing characters, we have a can’t-miss set of five episodes that will tie up the story arc we’ve been telling for nearly a year. 

Next, we have an amazing cast of voice actors joining our captains on their adventure through this episodic content. Walter Koenig will be reprising his role as Chekov, and Chris Doohan will be filling in for his father by playing Montgomery “Scotty” Scott. Chase Masterson will be reprising her role as Admiral Leeta from the Mirror Universe, and Matt Winston will be making his Star Trek Online debut as Agent Daniels - originally seen on Star Trek: Enterprise. Finally, we have Joseph Gatt playing the cyborg crewman 0718, a character from the new Star Trek movies who joins us on our first adventure into that universe.

In addition to the amazing story content and voice actors we have a brand new Temporal Reputation that will grant people not only powers and a new suite of endgame gear but new queue-based content to play. The new Temporal Specialization will let people continue to differentiate their captains at endgame, and provides a full complement of brand new bridge officer powers. We will also be running a new “Temporal Agent Recruit” event for a limited time for any of our new TOS era captains. The recruitment system will provide challenges for players to complete that will provide a reward to that captain, and rewards for any other captains on their account.

This expansion truly captures the feel of the Original Series, and I can’t wait to see everyone in game!

Steve Ricossa
Executive Producer
Star Trek Online

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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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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!

Agents of Yesterday Expansion has launched!


  • Protect the Past – Agents of Yesterday allows players to embark on a brand new journey in Star Trek: The Original Series. See familiar characters and locales while commanding 22nd Century starships inspired by the Series that started it all.
  • Save the Future – Bringing all of the various Star Trek timelines and universes together, Agents of Yesterday sends players to the past to secure the timeline against interference. Play as a Temporal Agent and prevent enemies from changing the past…and the future.
  • New Starships – Command starships from every era! From the famous 22nd Century Constitution-class Cruiser to the 31st Century Chronos-class Temporal Dreadnought. With designs taken straight from the eras and inspired new designs, there’s a unique ship for every Captain.
  • New Specialization Tree – Become a Temporal Agent, gain the ability to manipulate time, and ensure the timeline is protected against those willing to destroy the past and reshape the future.
  • New Special Task Force Missions – Some battles are simply too big for just one Captain. Join up with other Captains and take on all new challenges in space and on the ground!
  • An Authentic Trek Experience – Featuring Chekov, Daniels, and more characters straight from the TV shows and movies voiced by the actual actors and actresses, Star Trek Online provides an unparalleled story experience.
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
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88 of 109 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
613.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I have a few hours in this game, I've played it on and off for a few years and streched out over that time frame, my hours played aren't that great. All though ~I do have time on Arc as well.

When the game was launched, many felt that it just simply wasn't good enough to merit the subscription and player numbers quickly fell, this is not to say the game is bad, it's fun in parts, it helps if your a bit of a star trek fan I think, there are good moments when you meet familiar characters from the shows and things like that, but these are moments.

If there was such a thing as a casual mmo then I guess this is what it would be, there is a grind but it's mostly a grind that you can do an hour here or there on your own or with a small group, there are huge fleets but again it's not something you really need in order to participate in the content, you can solo and pug your way through it.

It's fun, but, can quickly become repetative, ground combat is old and clunky but some space battles can be a lot of fun.

It seems that from the start, This was nothing more than a cash grab using the Star Trek name though and it's only ever gotten worse, It quickly went free to play and is advertised as such with the assertion that you don't need to buy any ships from the store in order to play, well, this used to be true until the delta rising expeansion.

At this point the company decided that it would totally shaft all of it's existing paying customers, the way the expansion was handled and the release of the new T6 ships is another post entirely, suffice to say that it killed the game, many players including myself stopped playing because of the way we were being fleeced for money, quite blatantly, it was either pay more or pay again, that was the choice we were given.

The numbers trying to join STF's (instanced group missions) went from a couple of hundred and now struggling to reach 30 on a good day.

They are well aware of this and have made efforts to address it, I feel their recent content addition has been very fun, fun enough in fact that I started playing again, I bought some stuff, I'm the sort of person that pays for things when I feel I am getting enjoyment out of it, I've spent a lot on this game.

Why do I still play it? Mostly because of people who play it, I'm never going to make another purchase in it thats for sure.

The other day after spending a couple of hundred pounds on their C store, I realised that there may have been an issue with some of the items that I bought, I sent in an in game ticket as a subcribed player I am supposed to get a better service of support apparently, I waited days for a reply and then finally found out the answer to my issue myself, I then tried to get help with that issue and this time decided to try their "live support"

The guy said hello and asked me what was up, I explained the issue and the dude in the live support decided all by themselves that my issue was with an ship bundle that I purchashed after I had just sat and typed out something quite different to that and then just flipped me off with the most redundant repsone.

So if that was my thanks for subscribing and spending a small fortune on the game, I let them know that I was cancelling my subscription and that my wife would be too and that no more money would be spent on the company if their live support people can't even be bothered to read a parahraph before giving a redundant auto response.

Since then I seem to have a strange bug where inventory items are going missing, the first I noticed was an old reputation reward shield, it was loaded into a visual slot and then one day I logged in and it was gone, I passed this off as maybe me being tired and discarded it by accident, then later I thought I had lost some beam weapons that I had made for an alt,

But today I realised that it's not me that is discarding missing items, I made a whole load of low level warp cores, I put two with decent modifiers in my bank for an alt and the rest went onto the exchange, I logged out for an hour and when I got back, at least 10 of my exchange listings were gone, there was no mail or money in my account for them, the ones I had put in the bank for my alt were gone too.

Now I've went ahead and opened a bug report about this but I can already tell you what the reply to that is going to be.

"Tough ♥♥♥♥ mate, grind some more, have you tried buying some of what you need from our C store?"

If that's what the company thinks of someone who has supported it, then what chance have you got?

This could be a great game, but it only cares about your money.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
380.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
What it lacks in polish, it makes up for with heart. It’s fun. It’s not always well done. And yes, there are some glaring bugs that don’t seem to get as much attention as, say, the next expensive shiny ship that goes on sale.

But as a free-to-play MMORPG, what’s not to like?

Star Trek Online @ ShemWorld
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Star Trek Online (STO) is a free to play MMORPG for Windows PC.

I have been playing on and off since the start of Star Trek Online, Just added STO on Steam just long enough to write the review. I have 1 account that i paid money on and 3 accounts that are Free to Play. I use the STO standalone game client only.


STO is great if you want to play for FREE as a simple starship captain in the Star Trek MMO universe. You don't have to pay any real money to experience the complete Star Trek universe.

You can make 4 different faction captains ( Federation, Romulan, Klingon, 23rd Century Starfleet ) on 1 account.

The level cap is now level 60. Plenty of extra specializations and traits you can add to your captain to improve ground and space combat.

It is easy enough to get to level 50 in a short amount of time, but going to level 60 will take some grinding and time.

PWI does give away stuff for STO, Check the website news often, check the store, attend in-game events, check you email, check google for codes.

Basic gear is plentyful in mob loot drops and mission rewards provide your higher tier gear.

Plenty of free cosmetic customization is available for your captains, bridge crew and ships.

Plenty of PVE missions that are soloable and a few Co-Op battle areas. Plenty of missions and areas for you to explore with you and your 4 bridge crew. There is player created missions in the Foundry to try out. Plenty of Events to play through out the year.

Free players get a ship each rank up to tier 4. You can buy some extra ships from the exchange, if you can earn enough energy credits or if you find free giveaway codes or earn enough dilithium. 3 types of ships: Escort = DPS, Science = Support, Cruiser = Tank.

Has a mini-game that you can send your duty officers and your fleet of ships on their own missions offline and you reap the rewards of their success.

STO is Free to Play friendly, not as bad with limitations added to free accounts as other games. Usually the e-mail / chat unlocks with 20 plus hours in-game. Inventory and bank is big enough, has in-space access to bank and email. Free players have many slots in the Exchange to sell items.

PWI does give away a few ships and stuff, in event, in the store, reward codes to your email and find reward codes giveaways or for donations on other websites.



Free to play accounts are limited in number of bridge officer slots.

The game is still very buggy, but it has been Expanded, nerfed, simplified, reworked and changed over the years. The game is pretty laggy at times, it has not always been. Lately, The devs keep breaking old things and not fixing anything. Game client crashes and disconnections happen often now. But when the game works for you, it is great.

If you are into playing PVP, forget about PVP, it is dead because of power creep, new players will die everytime in a match with veteran whale players.

PWI is milking this game for money, but if you can buy PWI money cards they can be used to buy STO stuff. You have to spend real money to play in style or be competative at elite end level content.

Give it a try. Play it for FREE only.

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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1,284.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Yeah, the game serisously needs to be revisited, and yeah, all the pay to win stuff is maddening, but it is a free game. Go ahead and enjoy it if you are new to this whole thing. You technically can get almost anything in the game for free, if you are into taking an hour every day for several months to get one ship. I actually managed to level my KDF characters free ship to be fairly powerful. It's no t6, but it still packs a punch.
If you are new to it, or just coming back because it hurt you so, it's a free game in which you can play decently and enjoy the "story", and the community.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
121.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Ok so I love the intellectual property of Star Trek. I greatly enjoy the ship based EVERYTHING of this game, and on the strength of that alone is why I played it so much. Unfortunately, the ground missions, the controls, and a lot of nuances within the game are not very friendly to new players. By this I mean there is not a lot of in game tutorials with how to get ahead with regard to end game content (resources, factions, etc), and I ended up seeking a lot of information online & on youtube. This is forgivable to my mind, but did make for some moments of "what is this in my interface, and how can I use it?".

Bottom line if you enjoy Star Trek this is definitely worth a try. With it also being free to play there is no downside. Leveling is not a chore, and the story arcs / seasons kept me interested & moving forward.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
226.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
It is annoying to have to replay the story to level up new characters, but I still love this game. I wish the Division had taken notes on a fun endgame.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
277.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
OMG, it's Star Trek. Of course I recommend this game, it's Star Trek. This game will suck you in for hundreds of hours. You can play quickly or deeply. It all depends on what your want out of it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
If your a Star Trek fan you will love this game. Gameplay and story will make you feel like your part of the tv show
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Faction guide for STO.

follow the prime directive.
disobeythe prime directive.

Klingon Empire:
Always shout.
Kill your captain.

Good plot/voice acting.
F***ing Tal Shiar.

23c Federation:
that you can earn legitimately.

Over all 9 out of current star date.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
535.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
If you love Star Trek, play this game. If you don't love Star Trek, don't play this game. Almost all the stories and gameplay are based on some aspect of the shows. Its incredibly fun if your a Star Trek fan due to the way they weave little bits of various plots into a new story.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
I was so exited to play! but i couldnt make it past the load screen, it would just stay loading. Until this is fixed for me im going to have to not recommend.
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1,577.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
Oh Star Trek Online, a game I have WAY too many hours in... I bought the lifetime sub at launch back in 2010, which I've more than gotten my value out of. Though my roommates soundly mocked me at the time (and still do). Anyway, the game is overall pretty fun. You're a Star Trek captain flying through the galaxy, exploring strange new world, seeking out new life and civilizations, and becoming the largest mass murderer in the history of the galaxy, committing genocide on a scale untold. Seriously, you are probably responsible for the deaths of millions, possibly billions of people. All because they know people like to shoot things.

The space combat is FAR better than the ground, though ground has come a long way since launch. This is an MMO first and foremost, and to some extent it's pay to win, but as a F2P you can still do everything. The game has been well maintained by the devs over the years, seeing active development and updates. I highly recommend anyone who starts the game to check out /r/sto regularly and join a fleet, specifically the Reddit Fleets are great to start and the RedditChat as a chat channel which isn't filled with garbage, it's actually pleasant and social.

I enjoy the game, would recommend it to any Star Trek fan, and anyone that wants a fairly low skill space MMO.

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0.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
love this game
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2.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
can't play it for some reason will not load or let me download the characters
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189.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
i absolutely love this game it makes me feel like im in the actual star trek universe just to put it bluntly i played 125+ hours in 1 month i love it. The graphics at maximum are beautiful beyond what i thought it would be. theres a 50/50 helpful and non-helpful player base but youll get that with most games lol. if you like games with plenty of action and plenty of story mixed in youll like this game. :)
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9.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Your launcher downloading speed sucks big time!!
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845.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Fun game if you like the shows/movies.
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167.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Really cool, casual MMO with years of improvements, an unique flavor and ships. Lots of Star Trek ships.

For a free to play game they really have a cool cast of Trek actors providing voices and reprising roles from the Movies and TV shows, fans from across all eras can truly enjoy interacting with these icons of Star Trek culture and lore. Its not just the story, there are a lot of things to explore, including the ability for players to create and share their own missions through a built in game editor, as well as becoming part or making u their own fleets. Play the game, meet new friends, enjoy your voyage and "Live long and prosper"
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4.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
This game has tremendous connectivity issues, along with graphics issues, a *horrible* launcher that doesn't work as intended 70% of the time, and more. Prepare to be staring at a lot of "server not responding" messages. I have no idea how people have managed to play the game for more than 15 minutes straight - I am convinced the issue is not on my end. As it is, as far as I am concerned, the game is unplayable.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
This game wouldnt be so bad except for the 12GB download(and that was a year ago) and the download took up to like 6-9hrs, I dont know, I haven't played in over a year. so it may better.

also I mainly played on ARC(before I used Steam)
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