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  • Summary: An intense, edgy, high-energy space-combat action game set in the dark mirror universe of Star Trek: The Original Series classic-era setting, Star Trek Shattered Universe challenges the player to adapt to a new reality where everything once familiar is now a dark reflection - where the noble Federation is now an evil and relentless foe. [TDK Mediactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 10 out of 19
  1. Looks good and is easy to play, but may not have enough substance to please the more advanced gamer.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 45
    Shattered Universe takes that one episode and turns it into an entire game with minor references to a few other Star Trek episodes.
  5. In short, Shattered Universe just doesn't deliver. The onscreen action never heats up enough to be considered exciting, and even if it did, the shoddy control scheme would keep it from being any fun anyway. [Dec 2003, p.176]
  6. At a time where Star Trek is at its lowest popularity, an abysmal game like this will not win over any new fans and is a horrid example of the Star Trek franchise.
  7. Simply a terrible game. Bad graphics, poor sound, lousy play mechanics, dull mission design, occasional crashes and no Captain Kirk combine to make this an adventure best left to the unknown.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. ThomasS.
    Feb 13, 2004
    10
    Great game best game I have ever played.
  2. JonathanS.
    Jan 21, 2004
    10
    Awesome Game!! The consumer states what the critics miss. This game is pure fun!!
  3. Willbate
    Jan 7, 2004
    10
    its is different than previous star trek games with better story lines and combat missions dog fighting style which is great it is very addicitve a very fun experience. Expand
  4. RussellS.
    Jan 26, 2004
    10
    It is VERY challenging compared to other games of it's genre. The ship is hard to contol, (I found myself rolling right instead of accelerating on more than one occasion) and opposing vessels are pretty hard to destroy, not to mention CATCH. If you want a brake from easy-kill air/space shooter like Ace Cobat 4 or Crimson Skies, this game is a must. And it DOESN'T require you to be a Trekkie. (I am, though :) But it does help you understand the plot a bit. Expand
  5. EdmundL.
    Nov 18, 2003
    9
    Despite what critics are saying, I still think this is a fun, enjoyable game for the PS2 system. The user interface isn't hard to learn and the storyline isn't bad. It's fun in its own right and I'd recommend it. Of course it's not going to look good compared to say, Grand Theft Auto, but it's a respectable game. Expand
  6. 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 @ FleetAdmiralArquette@yahoo.com Collapse
  7. Danny
    Apr 2, 2004
    0
    F...en crap. What are you people thinking10-9 ratings are you guys insane?

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