Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. One of the best space flight sims out there, with a believable interface for commanding a large capital ship.
  2. Everyone and everything in your life, including such necessities as food, sleep and bleeding your bulging bladder, (will be) ignored in your pursuit to finish.
  3. Finally... a good "Star Trek" game. Will wonders never cease?
  4. 78
    There's something undeniably exciting about gigantic ships battling it out just above the surface of a gas giant...like Vincent Lopez for instance.
  5. While this may be something a few people may not like, rather opting for a more scripted mission structure, "Klingon Academy" does one thing I think more games should make us do; use our brains.
  6. Hard core space simmers will be turned off by the arguably slow action, but the more "I'm the captain" trekkies might like the added options for controlling your ship.
  7. A deep, intense, and well-written space combat simulator, but more implementation masks many of these good traits and can frustrate all but the serious gamer.
  8. The gameplay, while not without its shortcomings, is light years beyond "Starfleet Academy," making it one of the best battle command starship simulators on the planet.
  9. A grand illustration of a space shooter/space sim hybrid, yet is incessantly hindered by inherent shortcomings and idiosyncrasies.
  10. 70
    One major problem to be aware of is that the game crashes occasionally.
  11. Maybe the best entry in the all-too-often disappointing "Star Trek" category.
  12. Good graphics, excellent documentation, and plenty of Klingon scalawags can't save "Klingon Academy," not entirely at least.
  13. An extremely ambitious simulation that provides plenty of original gameplay but fails to adequately refine its presentation.
  14. 55
    It's not a bad game, but there are many other games of this type that play a lot better and ultimately simulating the large vessels from the "Star Trek" universe is it's undoing.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 22, 2011
    10
    I started playing this game when I was 14 and I continue to dig this game up and play it over and over again. I really wish they would createI started playing this game when I was 14 and I continue to dig this game up and play it over and over again. I really wish they would create a remake of this game. Full Review »
  2. FrankVanH.
    Jan 15, 2005
    10
    Klingon Academy is the best game in it's kind. I played it since it's release date and i played it online for like 3 years and Klingon Academy is the best game in it's kind. I played it since it's release date and i played it online for like 3 years and still i'm going back to the game itself. It's maybe the best game ever! Full Review »
  3. SteveK.
    Nov 17, 2004
    10
    As a player of the game it is unlike anything else. Games that have come after such as Bridge Commander fall well short of achieving the As a player of the game it is unlike anything else. Games that have come after such as Bridge Commander fall well short of achieving the mark. Reviewers seem to dislike it but there is a large fanbase and 90% of people who have played the game properly will rate it higher than a reviewer. There are now many decent mods available and although this is not rating the game entirely on it's original merits these add plenty to the game. Being a modder myself I can see the potential of this over other games such as Bridge Commander and Starfleet Command. Overall it takes Starfleet Academy and turns it into a decent game. Full Review »