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  • Summary: Star Trek: Encounters is a shoot-'em-up arcade style space combat game featuring ships, characters, and weapons from 40 years of Star Trek. Take command of your starship and blast through the universe, defending your vessel and demolishing your opponents' in fast action battles. Five Generations at Your Control: Ships and characters from The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Experience the Trek you know with missions based on classic moments from the television series and films. Destroy your opponents with a wide array of weapons including Phasers, Pulse Cannons, Torpedoes, and more. Choose from Skirmish Mode, Episode Mode, or go head-to-head against a friend in Multiplayer Mode. [Bethesda Softworks] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. It's a great value for its $20 debut price tag, and it’s easily my favorite game of any generation based on the Star Trek license.
  2. Sure, it’s a little silly that the Enterprise is flinging itself around the galaxy taking out Klingon Birds of Prey to and fro, but there are some classic Trek moments to be had, from beaming off away teams to outrunning the shockwaves of exploding planets.
  3. It would be even more fun, though, if I had more ships at my disposal earlier, in a campaign that weren’t so linear, or so dull. Still, for twenty bucks, this is a game worth probing.
  4. Mainly it suffers from being too bland and inconsistent, and while it has some good ideas it doesn't quite deliver on all aspects.
  5. Best to let this game sit on the shelf and take up its own space.
  6. Disciples will be disappointed by the fundamental lack of gameplay depth, even as they might like the surprisingly high level of difficulty, but more casual fans might appreciate being able to grab a quick space battle here and there in skirmish and multiplayer modes.
  7. Star Trek fans should hate it, and so should people who like games. [Jan 2007, p.87]

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