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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] 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. The limited gameplay itself is solid enough to warrant a few hours of space combat, but as a Star Trek title, Conquest simply doesn't live up to expectation.
  4. We suspect this game was rolled out with a minimum staff and development time so as to maximize profits in the tradition of the worst sort of licensed games. But in spite of all of that, with simple mechanics and classic board game style play, it can become quite addictive.
  5. Regardless - this is a classic example of a solid game suffering from poor execution.
  6. It’s good to see a Star Trek game on Wii; it’s just too bad it’s such a short and shallow affair.
  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
  1. JamesW.
    Dec 29, 2007
    10
    I love this game, and it's sucked more of my time than I could have originally imagined, and thus deserves the highest score. It's I love this game, and it's sucked more of my time than I could have originally imagined, and thus deserves the highest score. It's a simple strategy game and doesn't try to be anything else. Yes, the Star Trek "galactic-domination" setting is pretty shallow and anti-canon, it's no more shallow and unrealistic than the "world-domination" setting for the board-game Risk, and we all love that game, right? It's not the most complex or beautiful game, but it's *exactly* what it claims to be, and we can't ask more of a game than that. Collapse
  2. GregM.
    Jan 27, 2010
    8
    Fun little game. Not every game needs to be multi player. Not every game needs to be complex. Conquest has just enough strategy, options, and Fun little game. Not every game needs to be multi player. Not every game needs to be complex. Conquest has just enough strategy, options, and action to serve as an excellent distraction for a while. Some may say it is an abuse to the license. I disagree. I don't care if the game isn't following the exact rules of the series. I like that I can be the Federation and obliterate everyone else in the cosmos. I like that it is so simple. I do not expect it to be much more than a periodic distraction from life. It completely satisfies its ridiculously low price. I paid $15. A bargain at twice the price. Don't look too deep unless you are searching for reasons to hate the game. Expand
  3. MarkB.
    Jan 27, 2008
    7
    Love the game and addicted to it. Definitely for Star Trek and Risk fans. I just wish it were more complex, came with more arenas/settings, Love the game and addicted to it. Definitely for Star Trek and Risk fans. I just wish it were more complex, came with more arenas/settings, and had several multi-player options. Expand
  4. CmdrW.
    May 1, 2008
    7
    If your looking for a simple Wii strategy game like that of Risk, Conquest fits the bill rather nicely. It's drawbacks are: 1) It's If your looking for a simple Wii strategy game like that of Risk, Conquest fits the bill rather nicely. It's drawbacks are: 1) It's a bit shallow, if your looking for something like star craft or Civ, this is too lite for that level of challenge. 2) If your expecting something Star Trek "canon", this game ain't exactly holding very true in that area. You'll find of things to nitpick about if you buy it expecting that. But, if you go into it thinking more along the lines of a themed Risk or Monopoly game, than you'll be fine with it. 3) I have concerns about the overall re-playability of Conquest, because I can see players quickly getting bored with it after they've went through the different race scenarios a couple times. But if you don't mind that kinda thing, than that's not a prob. Expand
  5. DylanB.
    Dec 21, 2007
    0
    This game is a complete waste of money, don't buy it if you see it.

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