Star Trek: Armada II PC

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

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  • Summary: Takes the concept of its predecessor to it's logical conclusion by allowing the player to experience the game in a full 3D mode, so the battles and elements of space conquest and exploration take on the vividness of the best of Star Trek. With over 45 new ship classes, 22 new specialTakes the concept of its predecessor to it's logical conclusion by allowing the player to experience the game in a full 3D mode, so the battles and elements of space conquest and exploration take on the vividness of the best of Star Trek. With over 45 new ship classes, 22 new special weapons, over 30 new stations, building a devastating armada has been taken to a new level. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. It is still a conventional RTS game and has issues with longevity as it can become boring and repetitive, but with the thirty missions and with multiplayer capabilities, you should get your money's worth.
  2. Yes Armada 2 is good, but when it gets bad it’s plain ugly. You gotta love it.
  3. 80
    There's a ton of new goodies to like -- new races, new gameplay options, a trading economy model and new interface options. It's certainly a good game, but now the dilemma before me was whether I preferred the original game or its sequel, in terms of interface and game play.
  4. PC Gamer
    69
    The crux of the problem is that it’s just plain dull. [Feb 2002, p.74]
  5. 60
    While the campaign mode doesn't offer as much arcade action and the new strategic additions actually lessen the overall space combat feel, there's still plenty here for Trek fans and non-Trekkies alike.
  6. It's highly likely that the relative lack of gaming sophistication will result in only a shortlived appeal for seasoned strategy heads.
  7. Ultimately it is the lack of polish found pretty much everywhere in the game that makes it feel like less of a sequel and more like a pricey Star Trek: Armada MOD.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Apr 5, 2012
    10
    A great game. Really fun to play. There's a lot of things in the game that you don't see in other RTS games that make it stand out for me. IfA great game. Really fun to play. There's a lot of things in the game that you don't see in other RTS games that make it stand out for me. If you like RTS games you'll like Star Trek Armada 2. Expand
  2. AdrimalQ.
    Oct 13, 2004
    10
    I very much enjoyed the graphics and plotline of this game. Also, the ability to play as diffrent species was great at keeping my attention.
  3. CaptainCat
    Jan 18, 2002
    10
    Great game I love it!
  4. DavidS.
    Jul 18, 2005
    10
    This game has high detail for it age and a good story.
  5. Aug 2, 2012
    9
    I can't even begin to count all of the hours I've spent playing and replaying this game over the years. It was the first RTS I experienced,I can't even begin to count all of the hours I've spent playing and replaying this game over the years. It was the first RTS I experienced, and were it not as good as it is, may have turned me off of the genre. While the story isn't anything special, it is executed with care. The way each race's campaign ties together with the story threaded between them is wonderful. While the graphics are certainly dated, the game still holds up fairly well. Voice acting by original Trek actors and overall very fun gameplay make this a must-have for any Trek or even any RTS fan. Still waiting on Armada III, but I sadly I doubt we'll be seeing one. Expand
  6. OzO.
    Dec 23, 2007
    8
    At least you get to do what most of us want... shoot ships with torpedos and phasers ... forget the ground stuff, for that, it's At least you get to do what most of us want... shoot ships with torpedos and phasers ... forget the ground stuff, for that, it's starcraft'ish/age of empire'ish ... not a bad game for $10>$20 bucks if you can still find it... Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    May 29, 2002
    3
    Making a Star Trek: Armada mod (for the original) would have been more worth the time. The interface is messy and the full 3D gameplay still Making a Star Trek: Armada mod (for the original) would have been more worth the time. The interface is messy and the full 3D gameplay still has some of the problems that made earlier full 3D games like Homeworld suck. Expand

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