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 (3,570 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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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

    • 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
208 of 231 people (90%) found this review helpful
975.1 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 is some grinding in this game so if you do not like to grind for nice stuff then I wouldn't recommend this game.

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.

This game has a lot of bugs so I wouldn't recommend this game if you hate buggy games. But if you can look past the bugs this game is wonderful. 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. I extremely hope this review was helpful for you and if not that's alright as well. If you get this game I hope you'll like it as much as I do.
Posted: July 12
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820 of 1,130 people (73%) found this review helpful
1,262.0 hrs on record
I'm a doctor, not a critic.
Posted: May 5
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92 of 108 people (85%) found this review helpful
1,006.7 hrs on record
[Star Trek Online] [Sentinel] [20/06/14]
[Season 9.5 Latest]
[Free to Play/Subscription]

In Star Trek Online, the scale of the universe is immense, filled with hundreds of enemy factions to take on including: Romulan (Friendly Now), Cardassian, Dominion, Klingon, Hirogen, Voth etc. The game offers a variety of ships to command not to mention the ships of some of the most formidable enemies of the Star Trek Galaxy.

The overall story throughout the game is incredibly satisfying, and rather addictive if you enjoy Star Trek, then you will enjoy being your own captain and making your own legacy amongst the stars.


- Massive variety of Ships to choose from.
- Hours of content to play.
- Massively Multiplayer.
- Great levelling system.
- Free to Play.
- The need to adapt and upgrade technology for ships.
- Realistic graphics and sound effects


- The need for Dilithium coming into every project/reputation.
- The game is financially driven, there are constant money making events.
- To have the best items/ships you need to buy Zen.

[OVERALL 9/10]
Posted: June 20
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54 of 67 people (81%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
If you are a Star Trek fan and/or enjoy MMORPGs, you will really enjoy this game and may end up spending a lot of time here.

The character customization is fantastic, I can lose myself trying to detail each member of my crew. The aesthetics are very good, although there may be some lag if you enter a high player-vs.-environment area.

The lore is very good, and you can teleport down to countless planets and walk around, doing missions on the ground. There are vehicles too and the combat is pretty standard for an MMORPG. The grinding and item drops are reasonable, and you can grind HARD to get a good ship, but that will take A LOT of time.

The coolest feature is when you deploy your squad into an enemy ship, however, I really wished it could be like Pirates of the Caribbean (the XBOX original, buggy gem) where you could take it over and use for your own, but you cannot (would take away from the grinding aspect of the game).

There is a massive variety of missions, both in space and on the ground.

The space battles can be very, very fun when you go into an area with a lot of activity. Watching an armada of ships trying to destroy a Borg cube can be intense and rewarding.

Would definitely recommend giving it a chance if you were interested.

DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
Posted: July 7
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
4,738.7 hrs on record
First off, I was a big fan of Star Trek. To me it really wasn't about the characters, it was more abou the tech and the ships. I can pilot the NX, Excelsior, and TOS Connie? Sign me up!

I started playing the game over 2 years ago, and honestly the direction is has been moving has made it so I no longer interested in the game. There will always be grinding in MMOs, that's a given. STO however takes the grinding to a whole new level of bad. The game is set up to get you to 50 quickly so you can start grinding away. You grind for reps, the traits of which you are now limited to 4 active space and ground. You grind for gear that is now going to be worthless so guess what? Grind for the newer gear. To PWE/Cryptic, grinding = content. Add the time gates to slow down any meaningful progress in the game, and you have what amounts to a second job.

The last few feature episodes have been single player only. So what's the point of being in an MMO if I can't run what little new content there is with friends? This is the most single-player MMORPG I have ever played. With the dwindling amount of players that probably won't be a bad thing in a while.

Now after telling their player base there would never be T6 ships because they wouldn't want to make everyone's T5s obsolete (some costing $25.00 for a single ship), they are now rolling out T6s and giving people the opportunity to upgrade their T5s to T5Us, which will still be inferior to T6s. In the case of fleet ships you will end up paying three times for the same ship, just to get a little better stats.

If you play STO for any length of time you will notice the cash-grabbing. I understand they have to generate revenue, but they way they do it makes you feel used. I have seen it grow worse with every season to the point it is so obvious now you wonder if they will charge you every time you enter Earth spacedock.

If endless grinding is your idea of fun, then this game is for you. But this is not a Star Trek MMO. They have moved so far away from the base material this is now a generic space MMO with a Star Trek flavor packet. I only log in for the social aspect with my friends who haven't left the game. It's sad, but I can no longer recommend this game to anyone.
Posted: August 28
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519 of 579 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,480.9 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.

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 25, 2013
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