Star Trek is one of the longest-running science-fiction franchises in the history of American cinema. Dreamed up by writer, and former Air Force pilot, Gene Roddenbury, Star Trek began it’s life as a humanistic sci-fi TV show on September 8, 1966.
Being one of the most reputed and famous TV shows, and there have been multiple video games subsequently. The first-ever Star Trek video game was released in 1971 and was based on a text-based strategy game.
Today, we take a look at some of the best Star Trek video games that were very well received by the audiences and fans. Read on to learn more about them.
Star Trek: Online
Star Trek: Online is a massive-multiplayer-online game developed by Cryptic Studios. The 2010’s version of the Star Trek is set thirty years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis and continues the story of the Federation, the Klingons, and the Romulans.
The launch of the game was pretty rocky with the bugs in the initial stage. However, with regular updates, the game got better and became one of the best games in the franchise’s history.
The players are given the responsibility to be the captain of his or her ship, and also have to manage all the ship’s crew with individual responsibilities.
At the time of launch, the game was originally available for Windows, and afterward, the game got expanded to platforms, like PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard is a first-person shooter game available on both PC and Mac. The player dons the role of a Klingon guard whose mission is to prevent the assassination of Chancellor Gowron.
The game features 26 maps and each map includes 19 missions, with a variety of environment and planets. Fans were absolutely thrilled to get a solid Star Trek video game based on the Next Generation Saga.
Additionally, the enjoyable level design, inventive weapons, and competitive campaigns made the game very much entertaining and raised the eyebrows of every fan.
Star Trek: Invasion
Despite the outdated visual effects, Star Trek: Invasion held up very well even in 2017 with its entertaining space shooters. With the games reminiscent of naval campaigns the game does great justice in recreating the battle scenes of the Star Trek series.
Despite the game being fun and entertaining, it does not meet the expectations of a hardcore Star Trek fan. On the contrary, the game’s sound design is a retreat for the fans. It features the real voice cast from The Next Generation reprising their roles.
The bonus point to the game’s well-told storyline is the sound effects and soundtracks that make the Star Trek: Invasion, a fantastic edition. Besides the game implements stealth combat, tactical evasions, and rewards for the player for combat skills.
Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force
A first-person shooter set in the world of Star Trek rarely works, but this one here has proved to be an exception. The game was well-received by the audience and was acclaimed to be the best Star Trek game ever made for PC.
As Ensign Alex Munro, a member of Lt. Tuvok’s security, you will fight your way through the campaign full of Borg, and new alien enemies. Unlike the PlayStation 2 version of the game, the visuals were absolutely stunning, and so were the sounds.
Additionally, the great twisting story was highly praised by the fans, and the enemy AI was also superbly done. Talking about the controls, the realistic control features are so good that the player would certainly feel the Star Trek world coming back to life.
The Bottom Line
Star Trek is a classic sc-fi franchise, and there is lots of content to consume. These are some of the best games of the Star Trek franchise.