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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 display settings look promissing, don't they?
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 main menu
Star Trek: Armada Windows Federation fending-off Borg ships.

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User Reviews

Really, really good for a Star Trek game. Terrence Bosky (5223) 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

Critic Reviews

games xtreme Jun 19, 2000 9 out of 10 90
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
Aftonbladet May 01, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer's Pulse Apr 20, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania.de 2000 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Apr 13, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Privat Computer PC 2000 73 out of 100 73
GameSpy May 08, 2000 73 out of 100 73

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The official Sierra game servers were shut down on 1st November 2008.

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Jonathon Howard (105) added Star Trek: Armada (Windows) on Apr 14, 2000