Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Review
By Brian Egan |
You are in charge of the Enterprise, the most famous ship in the history of Starfleet Command. It is up to you to right the intergalactic wrongs, protect the Federation, and boldly go where no man has gone before in a series of missions that test both your wit and command.
While this game is first published in 1992, it has stood the test of time as an example that other license based games should be. Instead of a game in which you simply rehash events that have been modified into a playable format, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary presents you with all new scenarios that run in the same vein as the original television series. Although the game graphics are clearly unspectacular by today's standard, they serve their purpose well. There is never any question about "what is going on" or "who is doing it".
Gameplay is split into 2 main segments away team ground missions to planets and other ships and starship simulation onboard the Enterprise. The game is even categorized as an adventure or simulation. Game control during ground missions deviate only slightly from other icon based adventure games.
Overall, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary is an absolute must game for any fan of Star Trek. While gamers who are less familiar with the Star Trek saga may find it hard to relate to the game, this is true for all games that are based on the Star Trek license and it is not a direct fault of this one. Still, anyone looking for a good, entertaining sci-fi game with a little of everything needs to look no further than this.