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Star Trek: Armada (Windows)

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Description

Set shorty after the last season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Armada is an RTS set in space. You can command one of 4 races to vie for control of the galaxy. How the story unfolds depends on which of the four factions you choose.

Shortly after the Dominion War, the Enterprise-E is on patrol when they encounter a time anomaly, out of which emerges the federation USS Premonition, under attack from the Borg. After the Borg are beat back, the captain of the Premonition explains that he has come back to warn the federation of an impending Borg invasion that has taken place in the future, and it is up to the player to stop this from happening.

As this is an RTS, gameplay is based on space combat, and all vessels featured are all authentic Star Trek vessels. Like with all RTS games, you have to collect resources to build your armada. In keeping with trek lore, this is in the form of dilithium, which is harvested from nearby asteroids. You can then build vessels and other structures, assuming you have the right tech level, resources, as well as crew members, who you can recruit at you starbase.

Multiplayer is also like many other strategy games, allowing you to take on human or A.I opponents over the internet or locally.

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Star Trek: Armada Windows You can rotate and zoom the camera to create a feeling of a first-person perspective rather than top-down.
Star Trek: Armada Windows choose between four races and start the game up
Star Trek: Armada Windows Federation fending-off Borg ships.
Star Trek: Armada Windows display settings look promissing, don't they?

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User Reviews

Really, really good for a Star Trek game. Terrence Bosky (5234) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
A great real-time strategy game James Kirk (159) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A great game for hardcore Star Trek Fans. Kevbo32 (47) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Pelit May, 2000 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2000 82 out of 100 82
ActionTrip Apr 20, 2000 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy May 08, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 20, 2000 7 out of 10 70
RealGamer (Benelux) Jul, 2000 6.6 out of 10 66
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr 28, 2000 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

Cardassian ship naming

Two Cardassian ships exist in the game - Damar and Galor class, both appearing in the Romulan campaign. However, according to the Star Trek canon, the Galor class strongly resembles the more advanced Keldon class because of its wings on the far back end, while the Damar is actually a renamed Galor.

Unused cutscenes

Some cutscene files have been left unused in the game. One of them is Gowron.bik, displaying a real person (possibly one of the developers) animated in a cartoony way to a Worf's quote.

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Jonathon Howard (106) added Star Trek: Armada (Windows) on Apr 14, 2000