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. Too few maps on offer and a shallow single player mode does this game no favours, thankfully though if you have a few friends online this is a fun space shooter that looks stunning.
  2. Plenty of fun, arcade-style action to be had, even if a little simplistic at times. Replayability may be a problem without future downloadable content to help expand the game. The 12-player limit seems unnecessary.
  3. Even with some flaky ship-control dynamics, Star Trek D-A-C is pretty enough to make for a decent XBLA purchase.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. We would've loved a story-based solo campaign like that in the similar (but infinitely superior) Undertow. [Aug 2009, p.74]
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Star Trek D-A-C has barely anything to do with Star Trek and even worse has little to do with fun.
  16. Shooting things is far too difficult. [Issue#47, p.101]
  17. 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.
  18. 45
    The overwhelming feeling, the more you play D-A-C, is that what it really needs is more Star Trek in it.
  19. This stripped top-down shooter is the very definition of a cheap cash-in.
  20. A license squandered on a game which would have been no different with the Trek taken out. [Aug 2009, p.103]
  21. 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.
  22. It's another bad top-down multiplayer shooter on a system that already has more than enough of the same.
  23. 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.
  24. The first new Star Trek game in years doesn't boldy go anywhere in this cheap and tacky tie-in.
  25. 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.
  26. 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 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, 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!