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Star Fleet Command is the tactical, ship-to-ship combat simulator set in the world of Star Trek. It is based on the 20+ year old bookshelf game "Star Fleet Battles," and it follows its rules almost to the letter.

The player can choose to play a career that will span 30 years as the captain of a Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Gorn, Hydran, or Lyran ship. They begin with a small frigate class ship, and as they complete missions they gain prestige that is then spent on acquiring larger ships, and better crew.

The campaigns are randomly generated by the "Dynaverse" generator, with certain key missions that will come up as the player go through their 30 year career. Missions range from escorting and patrols, to space monster investigation and starbase assault.

There are over 300 different ships and ship mods to choose from and a wide array of weaponry. Phasers, Photons, Disruptors, Missiles(Drones), Expanding Sphere Generators, Plasmas, Hellbores, Fusion Beams, Mines, Marines, and Fighters. Effective management of the ships energy resources on the fly is critical, especially with all the weapons, shields, ECM, ECCM, tractor beams, shield reinforcements, and other options available for the player to use.

The game is played on a 2D plane, like the original boardgame's "hexmap."

The developers also released the .dll files to the public, so anyone adept at C++ programming can use these files to construct ships, missions, even entire campaigns. These can be downloaded at their website.

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Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows There's a separate launcher for the multiplayer option which uses Gamespy
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows Their goes another one
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows Each pre-defined skirmish mission can be customised by the player
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows Begining

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Alternate Titles

  • "星际迷航:星舰指挥官" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "SFC" -- Common Abbreviation

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User Reviews

"Where's that damn torpedo?" Terrence Bosky (5221) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Great mission editor but poor campaign mode. William Shawn McDonie (1088) unrated
The First good Star Trek game i've played Krystman (8) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Revolution Oct 25, 1999 A- 91
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Sep 27, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Watcher Oct 15, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1999 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot Aug 27, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Sep, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Game Over Online Aug 28, 1999 73 out of 100 73
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 22, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 02, 2000 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

While Starfleet Command (there's no space between Star and Fleet) claims to be THE "Star Fleet Battles" computer game, there was actually an unofficial adaptation made almost 20 years ago, on the Apple II! That game is called The Warp Factor. That game was ported to the PC in 1982, a year after its initial release.

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Bastion (15) added Star Trek: Starfleet Command (Windows) on Jul 13, 2000