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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 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] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 8 out of 18
  1. It’s a good game overall, especially for people who like strategy games but aren’t very fond of the frantic pace that something like Starcraft brings to the table. Conquest also lacks the complexity of a tabletop trading card game or series-based board game, which is fine by me.
  2. Quite tedious at times, although the occasional close battle helps jazz it up a bit. [Feb 2008, p.62]
  3. This is a decent little distraction for the right kind of board game-playing, Star Trek-nerd, Wii-owning gamers out there, but most of the rest will probably want to stay away.
  4. 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. Just do yourself a favor and pick up the cheaper PS2 version (or really, just rent it).
  5. Star Trek: Conquest has the look and feel of a free online-based RTS offering, but without the whole online part. The game's Achilles' heel, of course, is its complete lack of depth.
  6. Regardless - this is a classic example of a solid game suffering from poor execution.
  7. 20
    Set phasers to "avoid". [Mar 2008, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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