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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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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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
213.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
It begins as a great game if you're a Trek fan, but unless you're willing to grind obscene amounts of Dilithium to convert to Zen, or just buy Zen from PWE, you're eventually going to hit a brick wall where progression pretty much stops. I can confidently say that a good 80% of the ships in the game, the best Bridge Officers and Duty Officers (the former of which, no joke, are where most of your real power comes from) are only available through Zen or lockboxes. Even if you get the Fleet version of a C-store ship, you won't get the special consoles or abilities that make that particular ship type good.

While it's possible to purchase some ships on the Exchange, the fact that you have a cap of 10 million energy credits ensures that you're going to have to pay Zen to lift that cap if you want to purchase any of them. Only the cheapest ships on the Exchange won't set you back more than ten mil, and most typically run into the 9-digit range. You either get a ship with good bridge officer seating and either the durability to withstand an entire squad of enemies shooting at it, or the firepower to obliterate enemies before they can deal appreciable damage, or you're eventually going to hit a brick wall where you won't be able to damage enemy Cruisers and Battlecruisers faster than they can self-heal, or you're going to get obliterated by science vessels, which have abilities that can either damage your hull underneath your shields or just delete your shields entirely.

The game looks good for its age, and I have few faults with its storywriting (most of it's faithful enough to the source material that only the most discriminating Trek fanboy will find fault with it), but it's so heavily over-monetized that it will get frustrating unless you're willing to pay. I run by the old adage - "If it ain't worth playing through, it ain't worth paying for" and boy is that ever true here.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
611.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
As Cryptic Studios released the game 2nd Februar 2010 they had an idea of how to make a good Star Trek Game. I played in Alpha and Beta and ordered several copies preorder to gain a lot of ingame stuff that was different on every copy of the game. They did not make it perfect at start, it had its flaws, but hey were working on it to make it better over time. I really enjoyed playing the game. You had exploring missions. Yes at some point they repeated themselves, but that is how close you can get in a game to a Star Trek feeling. The ingame store had updates from now and then and I bought some stuff, like the Defiant Retrofit (Now T5). You could speculate how a game that demands monthly money to play it can have an ingame store that requires money again, but it was another time and technically you could unlock almost anything by playing. The design was attracting a casual playing older/wealthy player base anyway. Prices were not too high and any unlocks were always account wide forever.

This all changed as Arc Games purchased Cryptic Studios and everything went downhill. The chinese company turned the game really quick into a typical chinese pay to win game. With the release of the T6 Ships around 80% of players left, for obvious reason not being willing to pay real money for them. Only other way to get these ships was brainless grinding and playing every day. Didnt take long for the famous chinese shop in shop system appeared in which you could buy stuff that only was unlocked on one character for the double price. Yes I actually calculated everything. Ofcouse you can grind everything out, but getting a T6 ship from the Zen Store without using money will take you around 150 days with one character, depending on the dilithium exchange prices and you having enough unrefined dilithium.
Anyway we went enough on the pay to win part now, lets get to the gameplay. Well every patch breaks more stuff than they can fix. This is not Cryptics fault. They actually work hard I think, they just dont get any money to repair and improve stuff in the necessary amount. Arc Games is sucking everything out. The warp out animation is broken for months. An animation Cryptic originally changed 3 times at release till it satisfied them. But look here, shiny, shiny new ships. Give us your money is Arc Games answer to that. There are several issues in the game right now. Game breaking graphic bugs and never ending glitches can be expected while you play. Be sure the server disconnects you around 30s per map you are moving.
Now lets get to the part if you really have to pay money. Yes and no. Technically you can play with your free ship, but the enemies are getting stronger and stronger and standing a chance with a T5 ship against the Vaadwaur proves challenging, against Na'kuhl it is suiciding through the missions.
If this still didnt convince let me you tell you that, besides having bought multiple keys for ingame items at release, I am a Lifetime Subscriber. We get free Zen every month, only reason why I still play btw. As I went back into the game after a break I had the problem I couldnt claim the T5 I bought some time ago on any other character. Wait there is a player support that I asked immediatly to get a message some days later, I just need to dismiss it on the character I own it and reclaim it there. Ofcourse I trusted the support and dissmissed the ship. Jokes on me, I couldnt reclaim it. Wrote another ticket explaining it, showing proof of the purchase. Guess what. They didnt care and didnt want to give me the ship I already paid for. I was supposed to buy it again.

Conclusion: You can play the game, some of the original good content is still there. I recommend you to make a character and just play the story once. After that stop playing. Dont waste money on it. The game is close to being dead anyway. Not later than they release T7 even the hardcore fans will leave.
Really sad what lifeless, souless husk this game has become. It had great potencial. Maybe one day a better company will buy Arc Games and make the game good again.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I been a star trek fan (Trekki) for as long as i can remember from a child and seen every episode of every series and generation and any of the shows props used in the series, which got me into buying ALL star trek games that has ever been released.

Now we come to Star Trek Online (Agents of Yesterday) i played this game to some great length and have become addicted to the game, I find the graphics is out of this world and into the next one and the missions and gameplay keeps you on your toes,

One of the advantages of this game is you can upscale your ships with new ships and weapons and equipment to fit your needs to complete any mission or task at hand and the sound is fantastic with 5.1 speakers there is hundreads of ships to choose from and from all the races in the shows, and you can change uniforms and much much more.

If you are a (True) star trek fan like myself then this game you will love and enjoy for years to come as it lives up to expectations of what star trek truly is. you will need to use real money to buy zen credits to buy most of the best ships and crews unless your lucky to get a ship from a locked box which in any case you will need to have a key to open the box which you have to buy with zen credits anyway, also you can register on this game with a payed membership that gives you some perks such as 500 zen credits (FREE) once every month to help you to get truly into this game and more.

I think if you are interested in investing some cash into this game to get the best items then you will enjoy it much more, i also think some of the items you buy for zen credits is somewhat overpriced as 1200 zen credits cost around £8.00 GBP or around $12 and 1200 zen credits can go very fast but it can buy you 1 basic ship as most of the best ships cost over 3000 zen credits and bare in mind your new ship will only have the basic equipment installed you will need to upgrade your weapons and consols to make it a supership.

But in saying all this you can always wait until the game has sales and buy those much wanted items much cheaper but until then you will have to grind away to achieve anything but to a true trekki it would of been worth it.

I find this is a better game then most games including ELITE but i hope the devs decide to reduce their prices a bit so it will attract more players to play the game.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1,577.4 hrs on record
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
The game used to be great, now it's not. Not too much else to say about that... You won't find a helpful community, you won't have a good new player experience, nothing is user-friendly, everything is congested, remaining players are old hardcore elitists or asshats, game is horribly optimized. You'd be better off taking your time elsewhere if you're not already a veteran player.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
183.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Good game amazing premis and story however it consitantly crashes after every single patch thursday and you have to reinstall the game to play it again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
439.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Great game for playing the main story. Beware that this games extras require lots of $$$$. Reputation benefit for extra characters require $10 to share bank. All good ships cost 25 to 30 dollars each. Without paying in over 200 you won't be able to get the best consoles. As I said, great game to play through storyline. After that it is a money sucker like all other Perfect World games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
608.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This is a great game and I really love it. I mean the game gives you the sense of being in a Star Trek world. The devs clearly understand what it means to go where no man has gone before. I am refering of course to bug report form or the places to fix bugs. Clearly no man has gone there....

Oh well, bugs aside it is a great game. I have gotten hundreds of hours on a single character, which isn't bad all things considered. The game definitly has a lot of stuff to do. Bugs aside it is a great game that I recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
309.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Easily the most complex and well made game done by Cryptic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
291.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
it's a fun game to play if you like star trek
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176.4 hrs
Posted: October 22
I highly recommend STO to fans of Star Trek. If you aren't a fan of Star Trek, then you may not enjoy this title as much as you would if you are.

1. Star Trek Universe
2. You can play the entire game without paying a cent.
3. An obscenely huge amount of content available without having to pay.
4. Space and Ground game mechanics have matured over the life of the game.

1. Even though there is a huge amount of free content, you will NEVER be able to unlock it all without paying. This is absolutely justified in my opinion as the amount of content that is available without paying is plenty. If you want premium, you gotta pay, get over it. Game developers don't work for free.
2. Ground mechanics aren't as good as they could be, but are better than most MMORPGs.
3. The same game music for the last 5+ years (come on devs, let's get something new!)

If you are a Trek fan, there is plenty to love here.
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110.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
Game, Great. Customer service, not at all. Feel free to play but put no money into this game because it might all get taken away.
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696.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
I'm a Trekkie, always have been, always will be. Star Trek Online seemed like it was going to be the be-all and end-all of Star Trek games. For the longest time, I believed this to be true...

I deeply regret that it has taken me over 1000 hours of gameplay and several hundred dollars to come to the conclusion that this game blows. It is a poorly "slapped together", savage abomination of an RPG, with a Star Trek licence.

The space combat is quite fun but it is not ST. The ships don't move in 3D, you're on a 2D plane. You spend your time casting a bunch of buffs and debuffs and the ship auto-fires. Where's the fun in that? You can't warp unless you're in "sector space". The entire galaxy is mapped and explored(sorry Enterprise, you're redundant now). You can't target subsystems like a warp core or shield generator. Standard ST ship systems, ie. a tractor beam, don't exist unless you have trained a bridge officer in that ability. You can't capture enemy starships. I mean, even the damage physics are severely lacking; your ship stays in one piece until it explodes. I could go on but the list is near infinite.

The ground combat just plain sucks. I'm not even going to elaborate.

The story is, however, quite interesting.

This is a typical "freemium" game. It claims to be free to play but you'll be coughing up a lot of dough if you ever want to feel like you're getting somewhere. Don't be fooled, once you're maxed out they'll release another $150 expansion just to keep your wallet from looking healthy.

In my humble opinion, the absolute worst thing about this game: It is highly unlikely that we will see another good ST game in the near future, thanks to these licence hogs.

Overall I give the game a "blegh out of ten". Rather play Bridge Commander.
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4.9 hrs
Posted: October 21

don't download
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16.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
To start off yes, I grew up watching the orginal series of Star Trek. Im a Kirk fan...This game did not dissapoint. Especially with the new update of the classic 23rd century Federation. KK, so to begin like ay RPGMMO game, you start off with the character creation. Choose from the Kilingons and the Romulans alliances for your captain if you like the baddies. OR be the Federation modern/classic. With your captain, your able to be any number of races under that alliances alegience. Gorn for Klingon and Vulcan for Federation kinda thing. There is uniform and all sorts of nit pick custimization you can do. The important thing that your captain can be... a Enginer ( Repairs stuff and performance of tech/kits ), sceince ( healing and sheilds ablities) or tactical ( DAMAGE) officer. These are important for they do determine certain objectives or oppertunities for missions and ships/weapons. So off you go to do the missions/storyline with your chosen alleginece captain. Learn to upgrade skills and traits and abilities acording to your captain type throughout the missions. Each mission there is space battle ( using your ships abilities with your crews/bridge officers abilties in space combat) and ground battle ( taking your crew/bridge officers down to a planet or another ship to explore and usualy fight. Thats the best part of the game. There is pretty much two types of rpg your playing here with space/ground combat. So yes, yes. you do level up and gain more skills and abilities acording to your officer type AND your crew/bridge officers AND your ship! Even ship type wise depends on what officer you are. Its important. The ships and space is very well done and Stardocks with the usual shops and missions hubs are everything you would expect. There is in game money credits and real money credits . There is also crafting by collecting various gasses and metals and such. All that RPGMMO goodness is there and done right. PVP, mail, officer trainer... Those that have played these types of games before will get the hang of it fast. New commers will pick it up with rather detailed dialogs and help ques. With the ground battles its the same goodness, objectives and plenty of dialog to keep the story going and entertaining. Honestly its like watching the old shows with the newest update ( 23rd century). The bleeps/sweeps ''cough'' the tricorder and corny tech is dead on. So choose those crazy aleins and upgrade that ship with plenty of phasers and make sure your crew is shipshape to explore the final frontier.
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1,915.8 hrs
Posted: October 21
Can anyone suggest game that's more dead in the grind hell?
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162.6 hrs
Posted: October 21
Started off not knowing much about star trek hundred plus hours later wanting to know about everything star trek and watching as much as possible, as well as contimplating throwing money at it, got an addiction to it losing grades out the butt 10/10 would recommend even to non Trek fans.
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360.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
I've been playing this game since the beginning and I honestly can't really recommend it. If you decide to play this game be fore warned that it's got issues like, login faliers, launcer failiers, lagging and rubberbanding, repetition, never ending loading screens along with server not responding messages, and finally the need to grind for anything of value in the game. I know there are a few people that run this game with no problems and if that's the case good for you, but the reality is and you can consult the forums for this game most people have issues and its better to know that if you decide to download it and play.
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1,615.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
I have to say.. not bad...
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