Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. 45
    The overwhelming feeling, the more you play D-A-C, is that what it really needs is more Star Trek in it.
  2. This stripped top-down shooter is the very definition of a cheap cash-in.
  3. It's another bad top-down multiplayer shooter on a system that already has more than enough of the same.
  4. At 800 MS Points, it is bordering on expensive. There is no last ability factor, the game is dull and lifeless and you’ll spend more time dying and respawning than enjoying the game.
  5. A license squandered on a game which would have been no different with the Trek taken out. [Aug 2009, p.103]
  6. It's not like Star Trek: D-A-C is a bad game; it's just not good. The whole thing feels like a game design major threw together a game in Shockwave Flash over the weekend, threw the Star Trek name on it, and called it a day. It's not surprising for a licensed game, but still disappointing nonetheless.
  7. The first new Star Trek game in years doesn't boldy go anywhere in this cheap and tacky tie-in.
  8. A good Star Trek title is hard to find and it’s definitely not here. D-A-C doesn’t offer much in terms of replay value. If you rock out by yourself or even via Xbox LIVE, you’ll quickly become numb to the action. The simple victory parameters coupled with the painfully basic shooting provide an experience that you can become accustomed to in seconds, but there’s nothing there to explore. No strategy, no campaign, and no complexity.
  9. Despite quality graphics and sound and a responsive control system, there just isn't anything here to make Star Trek DAC worth playing.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jul 2, 2013
    3
    I really hate this game. With boring gameplay and barely any difference between the two teams this game is really boring to play. If youI really hate this game. With boring gameplay and barely any difference between the two teams this game is really boring to play. If you thought it could not get worse your wrong because I've seen Star Trek and this is not it. Last I checked Star Trek was not about the federation and romulans fighting each other in a war. Also the three modes are death match assault and conquest (yeah that's what DAC stands for) the only goods are the soundtrack and the cool escape pods when your ship is blown up Full Review »
  2. Jun 3, 2013
    7
    While not a very deep game, it's entertaining enough to play with a friend. You basically use different ship classes to destroy enemies, whichWhile not a very deep game, it's entertaining enough to play with a friend. You basically use different ship classes to destroy enemies, which is easier when you find the type of ship that fits your style. I would use the biggest one with long range guns while my buddy would use the fast, smaller ships. Watch out for the bombers! Full Review »
  3. PaulF
    May 13, 2009
    9
    Fun gameplay, easy to jump in, awesome sound!