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. While the game is fun, the lack of multiplayer opponents quickly diminishes the experience. Anyone who has a group of friends willing to pay 800 Microsoft Points to play the game, will definitely enjoy the experience.
  2. Star Trek D-A-C is not a great Star Trek title, and it doesn't bear much of a resemblance to the license beyond its appearance, but it's fun to play in short bursts and definitely worth the $10 asking price.
  3. 70
    D-A-C is a fun title that would have faired better at a lower price point due to the lack of content and overall mediocre feel.
  4. 70
    All in all we've got a pretty simple game with very little content and no single player of any substance whatsoever. It's fun enough but it feels pretty expensive at 800 points.
  5. Yes, D-A-C can be fun when everything aligns up just right, but you'll get into way too many frustrating or lop-sided games to make it worth it.
  6. 61
    This is a game you can have fun with for a few hours, but beyond that, there's just not enough depth to keep it interesting.
  7. You'll probably enjoy shooting enemies for a little while, and the various power-ups (yes, you can cloak) keep things varied. For $10, D-A-C has its moments. Just don't expect to boldly go where no Star Trek game has gone before.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    60
    We would've loved a story-based solo campaign like that in the similar (but infinitely superior) Undertow. [Aug 2009, p.74]
  9. 50
    With friends or smart online players, D-A-C can provide a couple hours of mindless fun, but it just doesn't provide any reason to keep playing beyond that.
  10. Even if you're the biggest Trekkie the world's ever seen, we can't recommend a download. It's not particularly bad, just boring.
  11. Star Trek D-A-C has barely anything to do with Star Trek and even worse has little to do with fun.
  12. If a download code for this game came in the form of a sticker at the bottom of your brand new Mr. Spock glass you paid three dollars for at Burger King, it would be an easy recommendation for a thirty-minute whirl on your Xbox. Since it actually costs the “Microsoft Points” equivalent of ten of your hard-earned dollars it can only be recommended that you take that cash down to Burger King and get yourself a #11 combo… with a Star Trek glass.
  13. Between this game and the Watchmen equivalent, we're seeing the arrival of an ugly baby. Film marketing folks are going to be releasing a lot of this kind of thing over the next few years. Get used to it. Ignore them. Who knows, eventually they may give up and go bother someone else.
  14. X-ONE Magazine UK
    50
    Shooting things is far too difficult. [Issue#47, p.101]
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  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!