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  1. Xencur
    4.5
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    Great Game... Even now,

    Space: The Final Frontier.
    Space is vast, huge, unimaginably large. Space in Star Trek Online is not so much. The game takes place mostly in our Galaxy, with the Alpha, Beta and Delta quadrants split up into three largish maps. Once you hit level 60, it'll take you around five minutes to get from one side to another on the largest of these maps. You can transwarp, which is like teleporting, around which greatly reduces your travel time. There's also a sprint option for getting around. Basically, there's a large space to fly your ship around in but it does not feel endless.

    These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
    This is where the game shines, in my eyes. Like most MMO's, you get out of it what you put in. Star Trek Online is unique wherein you don't just work to level up your character, but your ships and bridge officers as well. With the inclusion of Duty Officers, it's like managing your very own star ship crew. The Duty Officer system lets you build a crew and then send them out on little missions that will last from fifteen minutes to days on end.

    Your voyages are a big part of Star Trek Online as well, with a large campaign on both the Federation and Klingon side and a medium sized campaign for the Romulan faction. These campaigns are broken up into 'episodes', each segmented into different categories. The writers certainly know their stuff, with little nods to the series littered throughout the campaigns. A lot of these missions really make you feel like you are helping your faction though hard times or discovering new things.

    Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds.
    Missions in Star Trek Online are heavily instanced, with a lot of the more recent content not playable in groups. This can make it a little harder if you're trying to play though the lot with friends and there's no really easy way to tell which missions are single player only. There are quite a few queues once you get towards end game and most of these are a mix of challenging and entertaining. They range from fighting off a Borg advance to pushing the Terrian Empire back into their own reality.

    To seek out new life and new civilizations.
    Seeking out new life and new civilizations is something that Star Trek lacks a little bit in it's core gameplay. Luckily, we've got the Foundry for this. The Foundry is an easy to use mission creator inside Star Trek Online with the intention of pushing your missions to the live game. These missions will be playable by everyone and with some creative thinking, the sky can be the limit with this tool. People can donate in game currency to your account if they really enjoyed your mission, so creating something of great quality can be benificial to yourself as well.

    To boldly go where no one has gone before.
    Star Trek Online is five years old now. People have been here before, aside from Foundry missions, you won't discover anything new here. Though, I'll take this time to quickly talk about the Free to Play model. There's been some argument over the 'Pay to Win' status of this game. While you can sink real life cash into Star Trek Online to fast track yourself to the top, you don't have to. In fact, with a bit of time, you can actually earn in game currency and covert that to currency to buy items from the cash shop. Obviously, Star Trek Online is geared towards wanting you to spend money and there are some brazen attempts to pull some out of you, but with some self-control, you're able to enjoy all of the story and locations without spending a dime. Premium ships and gear is locked behind a pay wall, if you're happy not having this. Not one single cent needs to be spent.
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  2. 2.5
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    Good History

    I play this game and i dont like it. The graphics of this game are very bad but the history is good, very very bugs and this game presents mistakes in the online game wich is worrying. I don´t recommended this game.
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  3. 4.0
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    Fun for Star Trek Fans

    IF you've watched Star Trek Voyager or the others, then you'll be familiar with many things in the game. The ground combat leaves much to be desired and is just "okay". The space combat is good, however. The story behind the game is very good and most times the actors who portrayed the characters did the voice for their character. Most of the characters seem to come from Voyager and the story takes place 20 years after Voyager has returned from the Delta Quadrant.

    If you're a fan of the shows, being able to walk around DS9 was pretty cool, and I've seen a number of people who role play. You can pick 1 of a few races or make your own alien. You can choose to be part of the federation, the Klingons, or the Romulans. You can also visit parts of the very ship that you fly around in space in. As a Star Trek fan it brought back memories of the shows and intrigue on what the story line holds next. Their events are also interesting. "Ice skating" races and snowball fights for the winter event with none other than "Q" himself. In the summer you get to go to Risa and have "hover board" type races and fly around with a jet pack to collect items. With each event, you collect tokens of sorts that you use to buy pets or new outfits or consumables.

    Oh and there are Tribbles. Many different kinds. And yes, if you're not careful, they will breed in your inventory.
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  4. 5.0
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    Constantly improving.

    Star Trek Online is one of those rare MMO games that is very good, and constantly gets better. The people over at Cryptic are always adding content, improving gameplay, and expanding upon what they already have. Add in some voice acting from some of Star Trek's wide array of actors, so well worked space combat, some FPS/MMO style ground combat, plenty of missions, and all the extra bells and whistles. This game is well worth the hundreds of hours I've put into it. It remains one of my top 3 most highly recommended F2P MMO games to this day.

    If you're looking to slip into the uniform of a Starfleet officer, raid enemy facilities as a Klingon officer, or make galaxy defining decision as a Romulan survivor, give this game a try. It's not likely to disappoint.
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  5. 4.5
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    a must for every Star Trek fan

    this game is a must for every Star Trek fan where the series and the movies end, this game begins ... Now everyone of us can be the Captain!
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  6. 2.5
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    To boldly go nowhere.

    In the interest of transparency I played up to the anniversary where we got that free admiral ship.

    I found the controls clunky, the story was alright for a while but I lost interest after a while. the way you fly around killed a lot of the immersion as all it was was a ship icon and the astrometrics map.

    the ship combat was fun, although I really disliked ground combat.
    The officers system was another one of those you're told what happens but you'll never see it happen minigames.

    play it to see if you like it but personally I wouldn't reccomend it.
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  7. 4.5
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    Great Game!

    If you like Star Trek or space games this is a game you should play, i have had many fun hours playing this game and will continue to have more fun hours.
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  8. 4.5
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    Always some room to get better

    it could be better ground combat but who needs that with epic space battles + free ships
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  9. 4.5
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    9.9/10

    It has huge storyline across 3 fully developed campaigns. the space battles are incredible, the variation of ships is staggering and the graphics are beautiful. the game does suffer however because of its ground combat because you will find yourself dying over and over to try and complete a mission. so summarise if you love star trek play this game. if you love sci-fi play this game. if you like giant laser fights play this game.
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  10. 4.0
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    Great F2P Game Ever

    The best Game for F2P Players!
    You can get all for Free, if you spend enough Time...
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