Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23
  1. Fans of "StarCraft" "WarCraft," and even "Myth" will love this new addition to the real-time strategy genre, and Trek fans finally have worlds of their own to build, populate -- or destroy.
  2. While the game is still a good one, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to someone who was looking for a good RTS.
  3. The construction sounds and repetitive voice samples may get on your nerves after a while, but this is a minor shortcoming.
  4. A very good and interesting game it is indeed, and it would have gotten a higher rating from this humble reviewer if only they had remembered to include a game-save feature. As Spock was fond of saying: “Most illogical.”
  5. Clearly an an unfinished game. We have yet to see whether the patch will remedy some of these problems. Well, quite frankly, there are too many obvious flaws and bugs, so it's going to have to be one helluva patch...
  6. If you've played "Star Trek: Armada," you'll find that Star Trek: New Worlds provides the other point of view and will complete your collection.
  7. 65
    Take this game back to the drawing board; make it a game that would be good WITHOUT the Star Trek name behind it and stop relying on a franchise to sell a product.
  8. Without the Star Trek name on this one, it's just another faceless bad strategy game with a really nice body.
  9. 62
    The game is boring and badly executed.
  10. Yet another flop for the Star Trek game franchise. Has there ever been a good one? At this point I really can't recall any. The many failures such as this one cast clouds over the possible sunrise of any good games that may have been released.
  11. 60
    A rockin' soundtrack along with quality sound effects and voice acting add to the production value, but can't improve the gameplay.
  12. If you don't ahve high expectations for a Trek RTS, then you won't be disappointed. [Nov 2000, p.160]
  13. The beautiful graphics and authentic Trek feel aren't enough to overcome the confused AI, awkward interface and glacially slow pace in what is ultimately a disappointing game.
  14. It goes where no Trek game has gone before -- and it should stay there!
  15. The only connections this boring real-time strategy game has with "Star Trek" are the logo on the box, the names of the races, and the types of weapons that your units use.
  16. The repetitious battles and limited tech tree will leave RTS gamers wanting, and the story is contrived at best, so Trek fans will be disappointed.
  17. Everything looks the same, wasting nice graphics engine. A galaxy's worth of micromanagment.
  18. The weak interface, annoying gameplay, and lack of variety and balance between the races make the game a failed experiment.
  19. A game which is wholly unsatisfying and verging on unplayable.
  20. Trying to connect with another player caused my game to crash on numerous occasions and when I went to join a game on Mplayer, there was no one to be found. I guess I wasn't the only one having problems with this.
  21. Granted, the game utilizes several really nice ideas that haven't been really been explored enough in the real-time strategy genre but for all of the good ideas, "New Worlds" still lacks focus, polish, and fun.
  22. The horrible game mechanics will keep all but the most die-hard Trekkies at bay.
  23. I'd like to know who decided to make a realtime strategy game, where some of the missions could last a solid 45 minutes to an hour, without the option to save the game.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BillL.
    Jul 22, 2005
    I think anyone who doesn't like this game needs to have their head examined. You just can't play one level and then make a discision that the game sucks. This game is made for people to use their brains. Full Review »
  2. A.Z.
    Dec 16, 2001
    People should try and beat the game and not just play the first mission and say it sucks. I have this game and I will play it till I beat it. And for you "it sucks" peolpe you should play it more ofen like me because you might start to like it. And you could try and find patches to make it better. I would say that the makers made a perfect game!!!!! Full Review »
  3. DustonB.
    Dec 1, 2001
    The only saving grace to the game is that it's Star Trek. I normally don't even look at the RTS games but as a lifelong Trekkie I gave this a shot. It's okay, the gameplay is easy and the graphics are sweet, but the lack of an ability to save really diminishes the desire to sit and dedicate any time to the game. Full Review »