Star Trek Online (STO) is a free to play MMORPG that takes place within the Star Trek universe. The game does a great job at capturing the universe of Star Trek and has a good amount of content for players to experience. At launch the game required a game purchase and monthly fee so it has high production value (been free to play since January 2012).
Star Trek Online takes place in the year 2409 and throws players into a galaxy at war. Throughout the game fans of the Star Trek series will recognise many of the games locations, characters and ships which helps adds to the immersion aspects of the game. Players who aren’t familiar with the Star Trek universe won’t feel left out though with enough story built into the game that you don’t need to be a Trekkie for the best experience.
The game is not one to shy away from character customisation either with a wealth of options available. This includes races from all corners of the universe along with plenty of cosmetic options for both your character and ship.
Players themselves can belong to one of three factions in the game including the Federation, Romulan and Klingon. In the game you’ll play as a captain of your own starship but at times can also call on other crew members and assume their role. This means you will get to experience both away missions where you’ll fight against enemies in direct combat and ship based combat. These two combat types are closely linked meaning some quests will even involve a mixture of both.
Outside of combat there are plenty of other activities for players to engage in from crafting to exploration and even team based objectives like the fleet action missions that act in a similar manner to raid dungeons in other games. If that isn’t enough players can also visit The Foundry to create their own missions or play missions from others.
- An MMORPG set in the Star Trek universe.
- Massive raid missions will have you commanding a fleet of starships.
- Plenty of customisation with different races and factions to join.
- Combat includes both character and ship combat.
- Use The Foundry to create your own missions or play other player creations.
Review Platform: PC