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  • Summary: In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe will appear for the first time on a truly massive scale. In this massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or, they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand theIn Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe will appear for the first time on a truly massive scale. In this massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or, they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy. Players will have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems, and make contact with new alien species. With Episode Missions, every moment spent playing Star Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode in which you are the star. Immerse yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th century: a time of shifting alliances and new discoveries. [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. 85
    It is one of the worthier options among the titles which try to compete with WoW, and the one that has convinced us the most to date.
  2. Two months after its release Star Trek Online is still missing content, especially at the high level range and on the Klingon side of the game. The good point is that Cryptic is steadily releasing updates. But despite that the game is still a game more for casual mmo gamers than core gamers.
  3. On the whole, STO is very promising; it needs a little more clean-up and content, but the fundamentals of the gameplay are very strong, and the options available during character creation make for an experience with a lot of potential depth.
  4. 68
    A smattering of memorable moments in 50+ hours of game time simply isn’t good enough for me to be able to recommend Star Trek Online to MMO fans. It’s quite a gorgeous game, but that novelty evaporates, and what’s left is repetitive, and simple in all the wrong parts.
  5. 65
    On occasion, Star Trek Online comes together and provides an epic and fun experience. However, these moments are hidden deep inside the repetitive and boring gameplay.
  6. games(TM)
    60
    It's almost "ha-ha" buggy in the same way that Fallout 3 was, but at times can cause a great deal of grief. [Issue#93, p.108]
  7. AceGamez
    40
    Star Trek Online can be considered an impressive piece of fan service but, as a game, is a disappointingly unimaginative and shallow example of the MMO genre with severely flawed, poorly thought out mechanics that do little to draw players away from the powerful embrace of WoW.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 237
  1. AllanT
    Feb 11, 2010
    10
    The game is awesome...space combat is extremely well done and fun...ground combat takes some getting used to. All the negatives you read The game is awesome...space combat is extremely well done and fun...ground combat takes some getting used to. All the negatives you read about this game are either the learning curve was to much for that reviewer or is an issue that im sure will be worked out over time. People need to realize that MMO's of this size need some time to work out the issues. Warning this is not a button masher kids game and does take some intelligence to master! THANK GOD! Expand
  2. Jan 12, 2014
    10
    I love this game, great space combat, great community... I've still not completed everything and I am on daily and have been playing forI love this game, great space combat, great community... I've still not completed everything and I am on daily and have been playing for nearly 3 years! Expand
  3. ChadW
    Feb 2, 2010
    9
    While this game is nothing like the other MMO's out there, it does bring alot ot the Industry. It's ability to have so much While this game is nothing like the other MMO's out there, it does bring alot ot the Industry. It's ability to have so much relation to the story i grew up with even the TRIBBLES. I look foward to more content as it gets better and better. Like most MMO's its not perfect but has alot of potential. Expand
  4. ZachR
    Feb 18, 2010
    6
    The game deserve about a 6, it is not finished, plain and simple. The people here giving it 10's are crazy. The content is repetitive The game deserve about a 6, it is not finished, plain and simple. The people here giving it 10's are crazy. The content is repetitive beyond belief. The Klingons are not even close to being finished. Its a rushed, buggy game. With such huge potential such as a star trek MMO, Cryptic has really messed up this IP, and no-body will try it ever again, atari will hold onto it and never let anyone make a finished game. Trekies will always give it a 10, but even they will begin to dwindle away after 3 or 4 months, the game will be dead before the end of summer. Expect a few 29.99 "expansions" which really should of been included in the release, such as playable other factions. Its worth the $50, play through the game, probably about a 50 hour game at the most, once you hit Admiral there is literally nothing to do, at all, t he game is finished, sit in a 2-3 hour PVP que, or start another charcter. The game is fun though, i was really looking forward to it, Cryptic has wasted this IP and it saddens me greatly. Expand
  5. MadV
    Feb 14, 2010
    4
    I actually liked the ground combat better. I mean they put so much work into the character creation and if you know how to play right some of I actually liked the ground combat better. I mean they put so much work into the character creation and if you know how to play right some of the battles are exciting. The ship stuff is boring and always the same. It's always taking place with a different skybox and you use the same set of abilities. You move to slow even with the abilities like evasive maneuvers to feel like it's got any form of action. Most of all I wanted the space aspect to take place from the bridge with a little more depth then a high end flash game that is ultimately is. Too many "i" people working on this, ruined it. It would have been great if the space combat took place from the bridge and the ground combat just had a little more variety. Expand
  6. Apr 23, 2014
    3
    It's been a game with a very good premise, based on one of the favourite and most succesfull sci-fi franchises, but sadly it falls flat tryingIt's been a game with a very good premise, based on one of the favourite and most succesfull sci-fi franchises, but sadly it falls flat trying to stay genuine to the IP it represents. The game as of late has been gaining more and more generic sci-fi feel than actual Star Trek, the newer content is heavily grind focused and most of the development efforts seem to go into more and more starships, rather than places to use them in. Expand
  7. Jun 9, 2021
    0
    I generally dont write game reviews. As a rule I figure people will figure it out themselves in no time but twice now Ive seen things badI generally dont write game reviews. As a rule I figure people will figure it out themselves in no time but twice now Ive seen things bad enough that I feel people should be warned in advance.

    Ive been gaming since before most people knew what a computer was and Ive only seen worse ONCE in the history of gaming. I literally have code in the very first MMO type game that only military and DARPA researchers had access to.

    Iv'e watched this game for a few years on and off while playing others that are far more stable and less greedy/grindy. Its not getting better, its getting worse, a lot worse. Let me explain and be very specific.

    The game looks pretty good at first. Seems fun at first.

    Then the big picture kicks in and it really starts to suck.

    MASSIVE amounts of crashing completely, often in the middle of something you spent hours on.

    Huge SLOW load times and data hog. Constantly updating the same stuff again and again.

    Worst of all is their credit card transactions are not reliable and the zen points you pay for just randomly disappear and all you get back from customer service is LIP SERVICE.

    Even when they document that a bug did occur and they have other victims they dont replace what you lose. As far as I am concerned they are nothing but a big organized rip off that should be shut down for credit card fraud. This game has turned into a total rip off the way Evony was before it was deservedly shut down.

    These people should be sued. Ever since they got the STD (space disease known as Discovery) its been a total cash grab of pay to win credit card commandos, you get lousy ships unless you pay AT LEAST 30 dollars per ship and they have to spend at least 100 dollars more to get the gear to configure it.

    ITS NOTHING BUT SCAM AFTER SCAM AFTER SCAM. All while pushing the preaching virtue signalling hype from that brainwashed idiot Abrahms.

    Even if you can avoid paying money, suffer through the lag and slow loads and bugs, you still have to avoid huge parts of the game that are nothing but JJ-verse trash with bad voice acting often by original crappy cast and all the constant pushing of their thinly veiled political agenda along with the stupidest looking ships in the history of all of star trek.

    STO SUCKS. Disco Sucks. STO = STD = A predatory blight on the gaming community.
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