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After the events of the "Dominion War", Starfleet Command realized that not every problem can be solved by it's exploratory and scientific starships. Sometimes discreet inquiry by a special operations team may be needed. The USS Incursion is built to handle covert operations and is equipped with a holographic masking system enabling it to disguise itself as any ship in the known universe. With seventeen of the best hand-picked operatives in the Federation, Captain Marcus Refalian sets out to investigate strange happenings among a group calling itself the "Wardens" and the work of Klingon scientists. It's not long before the crew of the USS Incursion find themselves wrapped in a plot that threatens not only the Federation but potentially the balance of power throughout the galaxy.

Star Trek: Away Team is turn-based strategy game taking place in an isometric view. The gameplay is influenced by other titles such as Commandos and X-Com. Players must coordinate the crew to solve various scenarios without being discovered by the guards or security system. The first order of business on each mission is to select the away team members from the group of twelve experts, each with their own statistics and specialty skills. Players then guide their operatives towards their goals while avoiding detection and minimizing casualties. The enemy will have cameras, sensors, and patrols. If the team are discovered by a security system, there is usually a way to find the system terminal and erase the records. Enemies will pickup on sound but minimizing sound means slow movement. If combat breaks out, team members are equipped with a variety of weapons including phasers, disruptors, holographic decoys and mines to dispatch the foes.

Screenshots

Star Trek: Away Team Windows Briefing screen
Star Trek: Away Team Windows Main menu
Star Trek: Away Team Windows Diplomatic Mission! Our team is negotiating with the Klingons. No need to holster the weapons though... (German Version)
Star Trek: Away Team Windows The Mini-Map shows the entire mission map

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User Reviews

Star Trek meets Commandos Kasey Chang (3651) unrated
Like an odd-numbered movie. Terrence Bosky (5224) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The Apr 07, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Unlimited Jun, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Pelit Apr, 2001 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2001 76 out of 100 76
Da Gameboyz Jul 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Apr 18, 2001 66 out of 100 66
GamesFirst! Apr 11, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Mar 21, 2001 5.5 out of 10 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gamekult Apr 04, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

In another tie-in, USS Incursion was in the final single-player mission of Star Trek: Armada II as a playable ship... disguising as a Specie 8742 ship!

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DaHero (857) added Star Trek: Away Team (Windows) on Mar 18, 2001