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  • Summary: Star Trek: Tactical Assault features real-time spaceship combat from the universe of the original Star Trek series. With a wide array of authentic Star Trek races, ships, and weaponry, you can engage in single-player battle through either the Federation or Klingon campaigns or in head-to-head wireless multiplayer combat. Both the Federation and Klingon campaign modes feature real-time combat with branching missions and multiple outcomes. With a multitude of paths to choose from, you decide the ultimate outcome of your campaign. Wireless multiplayer mode allows you to test your skills and tactical maneuvers against those of your friends. Successful gameplay relies on strategic movement and effective use of a ship's weapons and shields. [Bethesda Softworks] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Tactical Assault hits the balance between staying true to the series while making an entertaining and challenging video game.
  2. Star Trek: Tactical Assault does a fantastic job with giving the player a feel of the Star Trek universe and what the commander of a starship had to go through in the shows. I would probably recommend picking out the PSP version if you had a choice.
  3. Might only be a 10% chunk of the original Starfleet Command, but SFC Light on the road is good enough for me. [Feb 2007]
  4. 60
    Lots of fun as you're mastering the unique strategies of Star Trek: Tactical Assault, followed by a crushing tedium once you realize that it doesn't really get any better, or even any different.
  5. Unfortunately, the repetitive battle tactics and bland storyline get stale after a few rounds, and all but the most dedicated Trekophiles will likely ditch it for more varied (and plentiful) strategic DS fare.
  6. 60
    It offers a decent mix of strategy and action, though both halves never gel very well. The option to pilot several vessels in two different campaigns is definitely nice, but the story and missions could have used more variety.
  7. Although the game contains an interesting tactical set-up and numerous races to choose from (Klingons included), the game just isn't fun to play. Not only is it unnecessarily complicated, but also slow and sloppy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. BrianK.
    Nov 12, 2006
    9
    For Star Trek fans... this may be the single best reason to own a Nintendo DS. Command 5 different Federation & Klingon based starships in a story driven - tactical heavy - starship combat game. Expand
  2. Sep 9, 2011
    7
    This game I simply have to grade on a curve. Let's face it. The vast majority of 'Trek games out there just plain suck. The ones that are any good at all usually have massive, game-killing flaws, making for very unhealthy gamer - game relationships marked by lots of abuse from both sides frequently unending due to sheer bloody-mindedness (**coughcoughbridgecommanderhackwheeze**) originating from a diehard fanbase. For a trek game, it's not bad overall. The plot is okay, the missions are challenging but not stupid, and the actual combat system, while not perfect, is at least playable. Once you can play the Klingon campaign, there's an option that allows you to change your controls on the touch screen from English to tlhIngan'Hol pIqaD that appears to be Orkandian-canon friendly. On the flip-side, it seems that it suffers from instability, much like Bridge Commander. I had it freeze on me more than a few times playing through. Ships with cloaking have a serious advantage against you, since they can shoot at you for several seconds before you can even target them. However, when you play with a ship that cloaks, the AI ships seem to have no problems targeting you very quickly and pumping your nacelles full of cohesive nadion pulses. Shield regeneration seems to be very illogical, being very slow and far too brief in combat. Sometimes, the shields will partially be restored when warping system to system, but sometimes not, and a few times I actually lost shield integrity in transit. Topping all that off is the fact that Klingon shields don't restore at all, adding yet another layer of difficulty to the Klingon campaign (no wonder they always seem to be so ticked off). If you're a fan, you'll probably enjoy yourself, but otherwise, don't bother, as for you, I would rate it a 4 instead. Expand
  3. Mar 10, 2012
    6
    Only a little above average. Really shallow gameplay nad very repetitive missions. Quite good, but not breathtaking graphics. The soundtrack I cannot even memorize. Maybe the fact that I'm not Star Trek fan is the reason. If you're actual fan of the universe, you cann add a point or two to my score. Expand
  4. FrankF.
    Jan 4, 2007
    1
    Not worth the time.

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