Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 10 out of 19
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  1. Cheat Code Central
    50
    Combat has been simplified to having less depth than most new arcade games. Strategy and tactics have been reduced to using a more effective weapon against an enemy taking into account its shield, size or weaponry.
  2. It's fun then, but next to the visual magnificence of Cube's Rogue Squadron series, this looks like a clumsy kid's drawing. Flat textures, static backdrops and bog standard explosions spoil a lot of the game's atmospheric potential too.
  3. This game is aggressive and unstoppable in its mediocrity.
  4. While the actually gameplay is without much issue, it borrows heavily from other games, particularly the "Rogue Squadron" series, making its mission-based gameplay highly unoriginal and trite.
  5. Looks good and is easy to play, but may not have enough substance to please the more advanced gamer.
  6. It isn’t bad at all times, in fact, a few of the first missions are reasonably amusing, that’s before you figure out that they are all basically the same.
  7. PSM Magazine
    50
    Great looks and sound, with dead-on style points, but disappointingly dumbed-down in terms of mechanics. [Mar 2004, p.38]
  8. Sadly, this game is no "Ikaruga," or even a "Crimson Skies"; the truth of the matter is that I could be playing my old copy of AstroBlast on my old Atari 2600 (well, if it still worked) and get the same amount of "rush" shooting random rocks as I could at shooting down ships and their shields in this game.
  9. 50
    It's one of the few Trek games to nail the scale and speed, it has gorgeously straightforward graphics and a good sense of scope and pace. This, however, is combined with an insulting flight scheme, and the game rewards in-the-know Trek fans with one hand while it sissy-slaps them with the other.

Awards & Rankings

91
#91 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Danny
    Apr 2, 2004
    0
    F...en crap. What are you people thinking10-9 ratings are you guys insane?
  2. Jun 14, 2015
    6
    Picked this up in a charity shop. I'm not going to rate the graphics, etc, as that wouldn't be fair for a game that's over 10 years old.Picked this up in a charity shop. I'm not going to rate the graphics, etc, as that wouldn't be fair for a game that's over 10 years old. However I was very surprised to find myself flying a space fighter around for all the missions; not really star trek is it? Good performances by George Takei and Walter Koenig. Full Review »
  3. DustinA
    Mar 15, 2004
    9
    Very good game! The only thing I ask is why there is such a lack of cheat codes!(Not Gameshark) If anyone would like to share, E-mail me @ Very good game! The only thing I ask is why there is such a lack of cheat codes!(Not Gameshark) If anyone would like to share, E-mail me @ FleetAdmiralArquette@yahoo.com Full Review »