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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Mixed (168 reviews) - 66% of the 168 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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Mixed (168 reviews)
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2.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
Very boring and clunky. Good game if you want to fall asleep. The fighting system is pretty horrible as well. For me it was a waste of time. But i'm sure if you are a fan of Star Trek lore it might be interesting.
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216.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
Great Game!
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0.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
Awesome game
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882.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday - What a steaming pile of crap. I've been enjoying the STO universe now since it's release (even pre-ordered it). It's the only place where I can still immerse myself in the Star Trek universe I've come to love. And while it's not a AAA title, or even a B title, it has always done a fairly good job at remaining true to the universe and being an enjoyable little game.

Unfortunately, Agents of Yesterday, in my opinion, is their first complete failure to produce anything good. For starters, I've never held any interest in the TOS universe. If someone made a TOS game, I'd most certainly completely ignore it. So right off the bat, this expansion has already failed me.

Add in the excruiatingly bad lag that this expansion introduced to all the instances, the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Star Trek reboot movie ships, and the most ridiculous explanation for making them equivilant to 24th centaury technology and we're already off to a terrible start.

Not only this, but in order to take advantage of all the new story and content, you cannot continue with your pre-existing character. Oh sure, 24th century characters get to run a couple of missions for Daniels and access to three new instances, but we practically get left out of any content for the 'season'.

This is one embarassingly pathetic expansion.
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125.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
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103.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
Is it the greatest game ever? Absolutely not.

Can I complain when I haven't spent a dime on it and I've played it for as long as I have? A big fat nope.

Love the space battles and flying around with friends in the Star Trek universe. There's so much to learn in this game I probably will drop some money once I know what the heck I'm doing, but until then, I'll keep responding to red alerts, killing crystal bugs in a HAZMAT suit, and enjoy flying across the galaxy in a freaking Starship...
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75.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
This game was great in it's first year. Not so much after that. As soon as Cryptic sold the rights to STO it became a cash-grab for Perfect World and pay to play.
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10.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
I played this when it first came out. Its way better now more missions. Original and Generations help Kirk and his crew vist tv series planets and aliens. I won`t spoil it have a go :-) Mega thumbs up this time.
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Baz Engineer
1,406.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
It's Star Trek, It's online. What else is there to say? Epic space battles mixed up with exploration, and hundreds of worlds to visit, countless stories to live and die through. Ground combat to rival the best of them. Highly recommended.
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26.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
The game was never really meant for Mac users. I am a Mac user. I love Star Trek. That sucks. Emulaters I guess. Or just don't play. That is the road I have chosen. Maybe the next attempt at a Trek Game will satustfy. Till then.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Ground combat is ♥♥♥♥ing boring, the whole crafting dynamic sucks, you need to pay to be competitive in PvP.

That being said, if you're like me, and you want to fly around in starships in the Trek universe and blow ♥♥♥♥ up, I fully recommend this game. Don't buy it to have a great MMORPG experience, buy it to have some fun playing around in starships and mentally reenacting your favorite episodes.

Personal advice: don't spend money on this game, just level up until you get the starship you want (for me it was the Sovereign-Class cruiser), play around for a bit, and just quit whenever you start feeling bored. Rinse and repeat if you want to try out different factions/classes.
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33 of 47 people (70%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
160.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
10/10 would dabo again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
439.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I've always been a fan of Star Trek, and this game offers another path into it. Its great to see that some of the actors in the series have been part of it by supplying thier voices. It's definatly a commerical draw in the aspect where by you need to pump a lot of real life money into the game to have some of the cool things, but so far I've been happy with the choices Ive done on a limited budget.
For those of us who like single player games, its a good mass multiplayer game to play single player, yet have more than enough real players to make it not feel like a SP game.
I also like the development of constant new content and updates.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
378.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This game does a decent job of being entertaining sadly the dialouge feels bland after the first game "arc" as i call them after that it feels like faction choice never mattered. Star Trek Online's free to play model is very friendly to free players since you only loose access to some races for the Federation you can't play as a Klingon, Catian, Joined Trill, for the Klingon Defense Force you can't play as a Ferasian and Joined Trill, and for the Romulan Republic you can't play as a Reman so you aren't missing much unless you like those races. The class system is decent since any race can be any officer (Tactical, Engineering, and Science) and each class can get kits which allow you to pick the skills you want to use the highest is 5 kit skills after level 50 after that any skills you gain later are inherent skills that can be upgraded but racial traits change depending on what class you choose and while this is good it makes all classes seem the same after you start picking traits yourself.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Honestly the space combat is wonderful, a beauty to play and if that was all that was in the game I would recomemd this game to everyone that I know. The thing is the ground combat is very unpolished, trully making those sections very boring and tedious. The other issues I have are that the design of the ground spaces and the very little help of the mini-map make even getting through the tutorial a chore.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,166.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Interesting storyline, good mix of both ground and space combat, fun seasonal events, and tons of customizability throughout the game. A fun atmosphere overall.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
669.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
From having played this game since the first day of the beta all the day to just yesterday, I've got to say that the game has been one of the most sporadic, random, and on-a-whim games I've ever seen. There have been periods where Star Trek Online is fundamentally evil and obviously run by a company that does not care for its players, and there's been times where the company has actually put in some effort and been a half decent group in favour for the players.

The game content shifts in regards to this-when the company is headed or run a particular way for whatever period of time it runs that way for, the game content and the stuff available to do either improves, worsens or stays roughly the same.

At current, the game is good, and the TOS content/missions/ships added is amongst the best I've personally seen in years. Some of its a bit odd and fanservicey, but this is a Star Trek game-who cares if Scotty is magically on the same station you're on? It's Scotty!

Overall, this game has some highlights. I'd say if you're going to play this game, play it for the space combat and the smattering of missions that have a Star Trek feel. If you're not into Star Trek, this game is bearable and fun with friends, as you can build your own space station for all of you; alone, though, this game will hold little entertainment for anyone not invested in the Star Trek universe.

It's still the best star trek space sim we have out there, in my opinion, and the best star trek game still in circulation. It's also the only star trek game of its kind.

Play with friends or if you're a fanatic; otherwise, unless you really like the space combat and *shudder* the ground combat, you're not going to get the most out of this.

7/10 in recent times, could fall as low as 5 or 4/10 depending on what content is currently being released.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
138.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Yeah, it gets grindy at times. Nonetheless it's a fun game overall. Flying your starship, commanding your away teams, failing Duty Officer tasks, it's all part of a great experience if you like Star Trek or spess games as a whole.

TL;DR- The Tholians did it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
146.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I really enjoy the space combat and outfitting my ship however I want, however I personally dont enjoy the ground combat, and you HAVE to do alot of it throughout the missions. blah
otherwise I love the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I am very disapointed that this game is no longer available for Mac. It was fun, I enjoyed it, but in the new edition I can't play anymore because removed Mac as a supported platform. One day I ran the updates, automatically, and the game just wouldn't load anymore. I checked the new specs and they've dropped support for my platform. Thanks guys.
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