Star Trek: Away Team - PC

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Viewed: 2D Isometric, Scrolling Genre:
Strategy: Combat
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Reflexive Soft. Co.: Paramount Pictures
Publishers: Xplosiv Software (GB)
Activision (GB)
Released: 30 Aug 2002 (GB)
30 Mar 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 11+
Accessories: Mouse, Keyboard


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The Star Trek phenomenon is one of the longest running sci-fi franchises in the history of TV and cinema. With the TV series still going strong, even today, there are a number of third party developments in production based around the product. Perhaps the most involved of these productions is that of video games for the PC. Continuing the long line of PC Star Trek games is Away Team, courtesy of Activision.

As a point-and-click strategy game, Away Team is distinctly reminiscent of the Command and Conquer series. However, this is where the similarities stop. As far as games of this kind go, this is as futuristic as it gets. The federation is once again at war with many of the universe’s well-known enemies, not least, the Romulans. Restricted by Starfleet’s official rules, your challenge is to conduct a series of highly secretive missions as unidentified officers. Should you get caught, your game will be over. You may choose to play as any of 17 specialists that range from doctors to engineers, before being teleported to a series of highly complex and confusing alien environments. Of course, you will be armed with a variety of offensive and defensive weapons, including the legendary phaser and the more primitive sniper rifle. You must incorporate many playing strategies to succeed in most missions. Stealth and combat tactics are of vital importance in these life and death missions.

As well as being a highly playable and enjoyable game, Star Trek: Away Team remains comprehensive and faithful to the infamous series. A pleasure.