Star Trek: Shattered Universe Xbox


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 12 out of 21
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  1. The awkward controls mean that the other problems with the gameplay probably won’t be noticeable as you wrestle with the controller.
  2. Just another nail in the Star Trek coffin and proof that the curse is still alive. Even borrowing on the great story concept and tossing in some small fighters in favor of starship battles isn’t enough to save this title from its uninspired gameplay and average presentation.
  3. This title is notable only in the fact that every single facet of the game is mediocre to bad. Control, graphics, sound; all are very unimpressive. [Apr 2004, p.106]
  4. This game is aggressive and unstoppable in its mediocrity.
  5. Not flight combat at its most graceful and this alone keeps it from being a highly addictive action game set in the Star Trek universe.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    Inertial dampers prevent a sense of speed, and our comm link forces pilots to endure commands repeated endlessly in battle. [Dec 2003, p.100]
  7. Due to its overall poor design the game seems to of become nothing more then a mass of space shooting sequences.
  8. 66
    If you're looking for a playable version of the classic 1967 episode, “Mirror Mirror”, then Shattered Universe is the game for you. However, if you’re merely looking for a good time with the Star Trek Franchise then you would probably be better served to rent Star Trek IV on DVD.
  9. 50
    It's one of the few Trek games to nail the scale and speed, it has gorgeously straightforward graphics and a good sense of scope and pace. This, however, is combined with an insulting flight scheme, and the game rewards in-the-know Trek fans with one hand while it sissy-slaps them with the other.

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. AlT.
    Oct 4, 2005
    It's ok but needs improvement in all areas.
  2. Sssad
    Jan 22, 2005
    This is one of the worst games i have ever played.
  3. JimM.
    Feb 14, 2004
    Clunky, outdated looking cinema's, inane gameplay and a horrible 'pulsing light' in the background of space that gave me a Clunky, outdated looking cinema's, inane gameplay and a horrible 'pulsing light' in the background of space that gave me a migraine after about 10mins of play. AVOID. Full Review »