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  • Summary: Star Trek: Conquest is a single-player game of galactic conquest featuring a blend of strategy and action set in The Next Generation era. Players take control of Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Dominion, and Breen forces and lead them in a campaign to control the galaxy, one planetStar Trek: Conquest is a single-player game of galactic conquest featuring a blend of strategy and action set in The Next Generation era. Players take control of Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Dominion, and Breen forces and lead them in a campaign to control the galaxy, one planet at a time. Players must build and manage their growing empires in turn-based strategy, and then engage in all out starship combat in real-time action. Strategically, players must effectively manage their limited resources to expand their empire. Players can decide how to best achieve objectives by managing fleets, admirals, building support structures, researching technology and engaging enemies in combat. Once battle is initiated, the game switches to a ship level tactical view allowing players to take direct command of their ships and engage in real-time combat. Strategy game set in The Next Generation era - Planets held by Next Generation era races are set in a large galactic map, where turn-based strategy allows you to build and expand your empire. Real-time Starship combat - Take direct control of any ship and experience intense action as you engage in real-time combat. Resource Management - Wise spending on starbases, factories, research facilities, and starships determines success. Six Playable Races - Choose to command the Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Dominion, or Breen race, each with their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. [Bethesda Softworks] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. 80
    Freed from all the TV actors and even the characters themselves, the game instead just rests comfortably in providing a tried-and-true game of strategy with enough variety and differences in play style to make every race feel like they can tackle the game differently.
  2. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    80
    And considering that the game is $14.99, it would be illogical for fans of both strategic games and the Star Trek universe not to give Conquest a spin. [Feb 2008, p.85]
  3. There's some good strategy fun to be had here, but the good is offset by some problematic areas. Star Trek fans and old-school strategy fans will enjoy it the most.
  4. Game Informer
    50
    Leave this one stranded on Ceti Alpha V – it’s of no use to you or the cause of the Federation. [Feb 2008, p.96]
  5. 50
    If you spend large chunks of free time debating the relative merits of Captain Picard and Captain Kirk, there's probably a teensy bit of enjoyment to wring out of this bare-bones game.
  6. Star Trek Conquest punches gatling-phaser holes in purist Trekdom all over the place, but it still works on its own humble, low-budget, strategy board-game level. Space-warts and all.
  7. 20
    It's an offensively bad use of a cherished license, and it's an offensively simple and thoughtless strategy game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. DerekE.
    Dec 15, 2007
    9
    Not a bad game considering it is low buget,had trouble steering my ship but it is a good laugh.will pass a couple of hours or so while Not a bad game considering it is low buget,had trouble steering my ship but it is a good laugh.will pass a couple of hours or so while deciding which game to play next. Expand
  2. RussC.
    Nov 29, 2007
    9
    For a budget level game, this has surprising depth.. Good arcade sections and pretty deep strategy, good fun!
  3. ForrestF.
    Dec 8, 2007
    7
    You know, I wish that publishers and PR people would keep skewing these scores to get people to buy their games. Now way is this game a 9.
  4. Piscean
    Dec 14, 2007
    7
    You really can't complain much about a PS2 game with a starting price of $14.99. For less than the cost of a Star Trek DVD you get a You really can't complain much about a PS2 game with a starting price of $14.99. For less than the cost of a Star Trek DVD you get a decent strategy game with a good selection of races to choose from and some arcade style ship smashing. Keep in mind that the ship combat plays more like Classic Seafaring combat than space. You swing around the enemy ships and try to "Cross the T" to bring the most guns to bear on the enemy. This isn't actually discussed anywhere in the game or the booklet but anyone who has played a Sid Meiers Pirates game will notice the similiarity right away. There could have been MANY more unlockable features, much deeper strategy elements incorporating more weapons, upgrades and structures and some more interesting Admirals to choose from. Would have been nice if the Admirals actually DID something instead of acting like a levelable stat upgrade for your fleet as well but all in all it's pretty damn good for the price. Expand

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