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Let’s celebrate Star Trek Day in the best way possible, by bringing back and enjoying some of the best classic Star Trek games now available on GOG.COM!

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the first Star Trek show airing on TV as well as the 100th birthday of the late Gene Roddenberry, who imagined a future in which people have overcome their differences and gone on to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations.

What started as a quirky sci-fi TV show in the ’60s, has become one of the biggest and most recognizable franchises in Western entertainment. 55 years, 11 TV and streaming series, and 13 blockbuster movies later, the Star Trek universe is still growing with unique characters, beautifully designed starships, alien races, and amazing adventures that bring us joy and hope for a better future.



Games: the final frontier
Star Trek also made its mark on the world of video games. The first text-based computer games set in the universe are dated back to 1971, with many official and even more unofficial releases appearing in arcades, on Apple I and II computers, various models of Atari, the Commodore 64, and all the way to DOS and Windows PCs.

You might already know about the adventure games Star Trek: 25th Anniversary and Judgment Rites but an absolute golden era of Star Trek games began at the end of the ’90s and the beginning of the 2000s with new games landing every few months. Unfortunately, many of those titles have become unavailable in recent years and are basically unplayable on modern machines.

This changes now with 6 classic Star]https://www.gog.com/partner/startrek”>Star[/url] Trek games releasing for the first time in digital distribution on GOG.COM.



Discover 6 classic Star Trek games
Preserving classic games is very close to our hearts, so we made sure that these games are up to date, running smoothly on Windows 10, and some of them even offer a working LAN multiplayer.

Every game from this list will give you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself into the world of Star Trek, interact with beloved characters, and explore new parts of the universe.

In Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force you become a security officer on board of USS Voyager, assigned to a new special unit called the Hazard Team. Together with AI-controlled crewmates, you take on the most dangerous missions, including fighting the Borg. Between the missions, you can explore the ship and interact with the well-known bridge crew with all the actors reprising their roles.



Star Trek: Elite Force II takes the first-person shooter experience to the next level with improved visuals (it’s one of the best-looking games using the Quake III Arena engine), and a set of new missions to complete. This time, your character is being transferred to serve on Enterprise-E where you receive your orders from Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself!

Star Trek: Hidden Evil also gives you a chance to assist Captain Picard and Lt. Cmdr. Data with both Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner reprising their roles. In this third-person adventure game, you take the role of Ensign Sovok and explore alien ruins and try to save your team before the conniving Romulans make use of an ancient biological weapon.

This next game is perfect for everyone wanting to run special operations on new planets. Star Trek: Away Team is an isometric turn-based tactical game influenced by titles like Commandos and the X-Com series. You need to pick the best away team for each mission and lead its members through dangerous covert operations across locations like the Klingon homeworld, a Borg cube, and Starfleet Academy.



Star Trek: Starfleet Command III gives you a tactical challenge of a completely different scale. In this game, you play the story campaign as a Klingon, Romulan, or Federation captain. Your task is to customize your starship and lead it into space battles while uncovering a plot around the construction of the first Klingon-Federation space station.

Finally, Star Trek: Bridge Commander is probably the most immersive Star Trek gaming experience as it sits you in an actual captain’s chair, surrounded by a crew waiting for your orders. Combat is not the main focus of this title as you spend a lot of time talking to your crew, managing the ship, exploring space, assisting endangered colonies, and conducting diplomatic negotiations.



Make it so!
We hope you’ll enjoy these 6 classic Star Trek games, all updated to work on modern computers, and now available on GOG.COM. In addition, two real-time strategy titles, Star Trek: Armada and Star Trek: Armada II are coming soon and you can now add them to your wishlists.

As every game on this list offers you a different experience and a chance to meet some of your favorite characters, let us know in the comments which one is your favorite and why!

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thefallenalchemist: Maybe a bit off-topic, but for someone who hasn't really sat down and watched Star Trek before, where should I start? The original? TNG? DS9, Voyager, the films?

I think I'd like to go back and watch some of this stuff, as I was always a Star Wars guy, but I never gave Trek a fair shake.
I will recommend you a heretic order for any trekkie out there. I am going to be found dead in my room.

-The new reboot Trilogy of Films
-The New Generation plus the films of the era
-The original series plus the films of the era
-DS9 and Voyager series in the order you prefer
-Discovey series
-Picard Series
Post edited September 08, 2021 by Gudadantza
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thefallenalchemist: Maybe a bit off-topic, but for someone who hasn't really sat down and watched Star Trek before, where should I start? The original? TNG? DS9, Voyager, the films?

I think I'd like to go back and watch some of this stuff, as I was always a Star Wars guy, but I never gave Trek a fair shake.
Lots of people have different views on this, but my recommendation would be:

- The Original Series
- Films 1-6
- Star Trek the Next Generation
- Reboot films at any point after this
- Films 7-10
- Enterprise
- Picard
- Deep Space 9
- Voyager

The Next Generation got good, but the first series could be seen as overly dry. Enterprise is underrated in my view and Voyager is overrated. DS9 is good, but a little different.

You'll note that I've not mentioned STD ("Discovery) in the list above. We like to pretend that this travesty of a TV show doesn't exist. Watch "The Orville" instead, it's much better.


On the topic of the releases, because of the price point, I won't be buying them all on day 1, but I will be picking up Elite Force 2 today as I don't have this on disk and want to support Activision/Paramount/GoG's efforts in bringing these titles back.
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thefallenalchemist: I think I'd like to go back and watch some of this stuff, as I was always a Star Wars guy, but I never gave Trek a fair shake.
Original show is fun (but extremely dated by now, not only regarding special effects, but also the somewhat "sexist" view of women), imo has the best characters with the triumvirate of Kirk, Spock and McCoy. TNG is also good, but much more sterile, even a bit boring at times (but has some great elements like the Borg and Q, also some bigger story arcs than the episodic TOS - don't expect something like in more recent shows though, many episodes are still stand-alones).
Lots of people seem to like DS9, it's supposedly darker and more mature, with lots of political intrigue and a huge war in the final seasons. I haven't watched much of it, so can't comment.
Voyager is already pretty bad imo, had an interesting premise, but they didn't do much with it, and characters are mostly annoying/unlikeable. Enterprise is also fairly garbage, lots of boring/stupid episodes, and they tried to compensate for their bad storylines with action and sex. Despite set being very early in the Star Trek timeline it lacks the fun feeling of exploration that was so typical of the original show.
Recent series seem to be unwatchable trash by all accounts, so avoid.
Movies are mostly pretty bad too. I-VI are watchable (except the downright terrible V), but tbh the original crew was already too old, and the storylines aren't that great either. First contact is a pretty good movie however, pretty enjoyable. Don't watch the alternative timeline movies by J J Abrams, they're action-focused trash.

So basically, just watch TOS (if you can stand it), TNG and maybe DS9, plus Star Trek I, II, III, IV, VI and First contact. Ignore the rest.
Post edited September 08, 2021 by morolf
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thefallenalchemist: Maybe a bit off-topic, but for someone who hasn't really sat down and watched Star Trek before, where should I start? The original? TNG? DS9, Voyager, the films?

I think I'd like to go back and watch some of this stuff, as I was always a Star Wars guy, but I never gave Trek a fair shake.
Honestly, I'd see them in order of release. Each series is just different enough to keep it interesting and unique from the others. Personally, I disliked Voyager, and while I was disappointed that DS9 was a starbase and, hence, didn't go anywhere, it was surprisingly deep. Voyager had...a LOT of talking and just...didn't hold as much weight as either of the first two series (in my opinion). To be fair, I haven't seen much of anything past Voyager, so I'll stop there.

My favorite is the somewhat-dated but very richly detailed (in virtually every aspect) seven-season Next Generation (1987-94). That said, the Original Series (though sexist in many ways) did incredibly well considering that it had a tiny budget (also the fact that it had one of the, if not the, first interracial kiss(es) on network television). It is also worth noting that it was a show that was cancelled - then, through mass protest of fans, brought back on air.
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Serpent1989: Cool, I cannot wait for getting the same feeling soon enough. :) Having no manual is maybe a bad point, but exploring the game in your own doesn't have to be that bad. In fact, I love learning the game while playing it at the same time and even if there are no extras included, I am happy enough for just being able to play these games, because there was a time when I have believed that they would never show up here at all. :)
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Breja: Fortunately the manual can be found online - here for example. Not really necessary for gameplay, especially when you're familiar with the genre, but the short crew bios are a nice addition.
You are awesome! Thank you very much for your finding, I have downloaded the file immediately! :)
HOLY MOTHER OF THE EARF AND ALL THAT'S HOLY. ELITE FORCE!!!!!!!! I nNEVER thought I'd see that gem for sale again. Holy love GoG you rock!
Elite Force? O.O Nice, was just looking for it last month. Thx a lot :D
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PassiveZombie: That said, the Original Series (though sexist in many ways) did incredibly well considering that it had a tiny budget (also the fact that it had one of the, if not the, first interracial kiss(es) on network television). It is also worth noting that it was a show that was cancelled - then, through mass protest of fans, brought back on air.
It's hilarious calling TOS sexist when the show was extremely progressive back then, and in many regards it still is today. *cough* Space Communist*cough* *cough*
All 6 insta-bought. Now please look into the missing Interplay titles GOG. Those were quite nice, too.

Good day today, it is quite sad that Disney/LucasAtrs does not seem to be interrested into releasing more old Star Wars games here.
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thefallenalchemist: Maybe a bit off-topic, but for someone who hasn't really sat down and watched Star Trek before, where should I start? The original? TNG? DS9, Voyager, the films?

I think I'd like to go back and watch some of this stuff, as I was always a Star Wars guy, but I never gave Trek a fair shake.
To a degree it depends on how bothered you are by dated effects and production values. If you're not, it's best to start with the The Original Series, and simply go in chronological order. It's the characters and the writing that really matters in TOS, so it really doesn't matter how the visuals aged all that much. And I'd argue that even dated, a lot of the designs and art direction are still great. Time and again they were re-used in later shows, and they actually still worked better than you'd think.

If you want something slightly newer, TNG is also a good starting point. I originally started watching Trek with the second season of TNG, and I think it's a very good entry point, lots of creative episodes with fun ideas, but early enough into the franchise to not make a new viewer lost. That said, there's a couple of episodes from teh first season like Encounter at Farpoint and Skin of Evil that are well worth knowing to fully get some stuff that happens later.

Definitely don't start with DS9 or Voyager. I like both shows, but they are too late in the continuity to be great entry points. Especially DS9 relies heavily on a lot of world building from TNG. Enterprise (which I really do think is way better than most people give it credit) is a prequel, so in a way you could approach it as "chapter one" but in many ways its prequel nature works best if you know the future it leads to and can connect the dots. It does however have probably the best production value, and if you want a show with good action, Ent is probably the best for that.

The movies work best as continuation of their respective shows. The reboot movies work fine on their own, but they also do have elements that will be more appreciated if you are familiar at least with TOS and TOS crew films. Also, I very much disagree with morolf about the films - I think most of them are good (Wrath of Khan is one of the best sci-fi filmes ever for my money), and even the "bad" ones have redeeming qualities that make them well worth watching for me.

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PassiveZombie: That said, the Original Series (though sexist in many ways) did incredibly well considering that it had a tiny budget (also the fact that it had one of the, if not the, first interracial kiss(es) on network television). It is also worth noting that it was a show that was cancelled - then, through mass protest of fans, brought back on air.
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Mafwek: It's hilarious calling TOS sexist when the show was extremely progressive back then, and in many regards it still is today. *cough* Space Communist*cough* *cough*
And would have been even more progressive if they were allowed to keep the original female first officer. Although it was probably a good decision for wrong reasons, since it gave us the wonderful Kirk/Spock/McCoy dynamic.
Post edited September 08, 2021 by Breja
Thank you so much for releasing these! I can't wait to sink my teeth into all of them!

I've been waiting for more Star Trek to adorn GOG's shelves for a long time ;)
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Anime-BlackWolf: All 6 insta-bought. Now please look into the missing Interplay titles GOG. Those were quite nice, too.

Good day today, it is quite sad that Disney/LucasAtrs does not seem to be interrested into releasing more old Star Wars games here.
Agreed. I mean, there really isn't that much left, so why not release the rest? Force Commander, Battle for Naboo, the TPM game....just for the sake of completeness.
"Why are you stalling, Captain?"

"I don't want the game to end."

And with these sweet additions to GOG's catalog, it won't anytime soon!
Post edited September 08, 2021 by Dragon_Claw
Ah, awesome :D 1337 force especially

no discount is less awesome though