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  • Summary: Taking over command of one of the eight star empires from the original game, you choose between fighting against the Orion Pirates or joining forces with them to conquer the universe. During game play, players will control various ships and all of its systems while taking it into combatTaking over command of one of the eight star empires from the original game, you choose between fighting against the Orion Pirates or joining forces with them to conquer the universe. During game play, players will control various ships and all of its systems while taking it into combat against enemy vessels. [Interplay] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. There were a thousand things that could have gone wrong, making the gameplay experience a chore, or making it boring, but none of those things went wrong, and the gameplay is exciting and fun.
  2. GamePower
    88
    Orion Pirates is still "Starfleet Command II," only this time, for better or worse, it's turned up to 11.
  3. 83
    A great game. Sure, it's a wee bit difficult, and pirates aside, the game offers little that is different from its predecessor, but for series aficionados, or those looking to become series aficionados, this is a solid piece of work.
  4. Basically the same graphics engine and gameplay as the original, with some welcome additions like pirate cartels, new ships, and missions that fit requirements of most expansion packs. Unfortunately, it also has long load times and a few bugs.
  5. Orion Pirates has an impressive amount of content for a stand-alone expansion, so it's great for new players; but ardent fans of "Starfleet Command Volume II" will merely find more of the same.
  6. 78
    While the extra stuff in the game has a lot of potential, the real meat of this game is the tactical combat model. Luckily there's enough going on outside of that to give you a sense of continuity.
  7. 60
    A worthwhile purchase for those new to the series, provided you feel ready to take on the initially steep learning curve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. KenL.
    Sep 21, 2001
    10
    It's a great game--I know that sounds simple, but it's the truth.
  2. Holocat
    Feb 17, 2003
    9
    Runs perfectly well on a AMD K6-2 500 Mhz with a 16 MB video card. If you're having problems running this game on a 750+, you system is Runs perfectly well on a AMD K6-2 500 Mhz with a 16 MB video card. If you're having problems running this game on a 750+, you system is seriously *screwed*. Solid gaming community behind the SFC series as well. Expand
  3. HughG.
    Feb 23, 2002
    9
    Just great.
  4. Lono
    Jan 19, 2010
    9
    Now owned entirely by the fans of this game - SFC:OP has become THE difinitive Star Trek Combat Game on ANY platform!
  5. Trisakti
    Dec 12, 2001
    6
    Veeeeeery slow. When the patch comes up??
  6. StephenL.
    Oct 3, 2001
    5
    Runs very slow.
  7. JasonL.
    Jan 2, 2002
    0
    This game is soooooooo slooooooow that it makes whatever fun the game offers null and void. I tried this game of a pentium III 1 ghz and it This game is soooooooo slooooooow that it makes whatever fun the game offers null and void. I tried this game of a pentium III 1 ghz and it was like playing on an old 286 pc. The authors of this game should be ashamed of themselves. Expand

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