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Star Trek: D-A-C review

Boldly go… just go


  • Plenty of action
  • A different take on Star Trek
  • 12-player matches


  • Simplistic use of the license
  • Not enough maps
  • Not enough variety

Not only was the new Star Trek movie everything a blockbuster should be – exciting, funny, loaded with fights, explosions and plot holes – it picked up where TNG left off and created a whole new story out of classic Trek while staying respectful to classic continuity.

DAC is the goateed mirror opposite of all that. Like the horrible Watchmen game from a few months back DAC is a brutal and simplistic use of the license, whacking Federation and Romulan starships into a top-down arcade shooter with modes based around Deathmatch, Assault, and Conquest. Do you see? The initials? Yes.

Even without the criminal waste of the license DAC would be yet another weak attempt at a genre already weakly attempted by others on Live Arcade. Wing Commander and Battlestar Galactica squandered their names on pap, too, so Star Trek is in semi-decent company, but is lacking in maps, variety, and green chicks for Kirk to nob.

Jun 1, 2009

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DescriptionThis top-down shooter for PSN takes Star Trek games in the same action-oriented direction as the new film this game is based on, only it's boring and empty.
Franchise nameStar Trek
UK franchise nameStar Trek
Platform"PS3","PC","Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Everyone","Everyone","Everyone"
UK censor rating"Rating Pending","Rating Pending","Rating Pending"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)