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Old February 5 2013, 01:49 PM   #16
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Re: Best Star Trek games ever: 25th Anniversary, Judgement Rites

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It's about time that Good Old Games added those games to its collection. I wonder what is preventing them from doing so.
I suspect the stumbling block is that Interplay hasn't had the Trek license for over a decade.
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Old February 7 2013, 02:17 AM   #17
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Re: Best Star Trek games ever: 25th Anniversary, Judgement Rites

I'm a HUGE fan of those titles, re-playing them every year.

I just loaded 25th Anniversary, Judgment Rites and A Final unity on my tablet and started playing them again recently.
They run perfectly with DosBox Turbo on a fairly recent smart phone or tablet.

I was so stoked when Interplay re-released the tos games on CD ROM with the voice overs and so totally depressed when they cancelled Vulcan Fury.
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Old February 10 2013, 03:08 AM   #18
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I've played almost every Trek game in existence. I think my first was Star Trek V on my Tandy 1000TX, and I loved the starship "sim" part. Funnily, apparently this part was a "simulation" because the Enterprise could not be blown up in a game.

Most memorable for me:

25th Anniversary (PC) - how can this not be a favorite? I remember anticipating this game's release. Then I was horrified when my Tandy 1000 didn't have enough RAM to run it so I had to wait until I got a 486 PC.

25th Anniversary (NES)
- totally different, unique adventure game

A Final Unity - Same deal as 25th Anniversary. Amazing TNG experience.

Future's Past (SNES) - Has some similarities to AFU.

KHG - Klingon perspective, Unreal engine surreal. This was one bleeding edge Trek game at the time.

TNG Interactive Technical Manual - it's not a game but I can photo-realistically explore the E-D! It even has the right ambient sound effects.

Dominion Wars - sort of weak, but it has Jeffrey Combs and Marc Alaimo (!!), and decent combat. Can play as Feds or Dominion.

DS9 The Fallen - amazing atmosphere. Somewhat explorable DS9 and other cool locales.

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Old February 12 2013, 04:18 PM   #19
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Re: Best Star Trek games ever: 25th Anniversary, Judgement Rites

No Starship Creator? I realize it's not the best game ever, but I remember playing this for hours and hours when I was a kid.
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Old February 13 2013, 04:44 AM   #20
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I've messed with it but I wasn't a kid at the time unfortunately. I remember Starship Creator Warp II came included with Dominion Wars and you can import the ships into Dominion Wars.
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Old February 14 2013, 04:03 PM   #21
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Judgement Rites and 25th Anniversary were great, to my shame I have to admit that I have never played A Final Unity even though I own it. For some reason I never got it to work on my PC when I bought it in the 90s. I really should put some effort to getting it to work some day and play it.

I remember spending a lot of time with Starship Creator when I was a kid. I remember having fun with it even though it would crash constantly on my PC. Star Trek Generations was not too much to my liking back then, but i did play quite much when considering that I was not too fond of it.

The games that I absolutely loved were Star Trek Starfleet Academy (PC) as well as the FMV-games Star Trek Klingon and Star Trek Borg. Because of Klingon and Borg I still have a soft spot for all FMV games, my guilty pleasure.
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Old February 15 2013, 07:29 AM   #22
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I really looked forward to Starfleet Academy but I was so disappointed with the gameplay. It plays more like TIE Fighter than a starship sim. Interplay should have done better. For some reason they had major problems completing the project. The videos are great though.

Klingon Academy is actually the same game engine with some improvements. It plays a bit better and the "ginsu" damage system is very entertaining. Some of the space phenomena are very cool. There's a black hole accretion disc that is amazing. I saw an enemy try to warp through it and fly apart!

By the way, Star Trek Klingon and Borg can be found on YouTube in walkthrough form. Good stuff. They're like watching lost episodes, especially since they use many secondary actors seen on TNG.
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Old February 16 2013, 02:37 PM   #23
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Despite being a huge gamer I've not really touched that many Star Trek games, just Star Trek: The Next Generation on the original Gameboy, which got super hard when you hit Commander rank, and Elite Force. Which I loved, but never got the sequel. I went hunting for it a few weeks ago, and it's impossible to find
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Old February 18 2013, 02:35 AM   #24
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Finally watched both games in full. It was like watching lost TOS episodes. A fun experience and it was nice to see Harry Mudd and Trelane again.
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Old June 26 2013, 06:45 AM   #25
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Finally watched both games in full. It was like watching lost TOS episodes. A fun experience and it was nice to see Harry Mudd and Trelane again.
Hell yeah - they are on YouTube in full for anyone else interested :-)
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Old June 27 2013, 12:58 AM   #26
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I logged many hours into Star Trek Armada, being a fan of RTS's but I liked Star Trek Legacy the most, modded with Chris Jones' Ultimate Universe Mod, plus any ship I can get my hands on.
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Old June 27 2013, 01:29 AM   #27
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How could we have gotten this far into the thread with no mention of Star Fleet Battles?
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Old June 27 2013, 03:07 AM   #28
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Birth of the Federation. ftw!!
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Old June 27 2013, 03:55 AM   #29
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How could we have gotten this far into the thread with no mention of Star Fleet Battles?
By being a board game instead of a video game.
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Old June 27 2013, 04:02 AM   #30
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Thinking of Starfleet Command, maybe, based on SFB?
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