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Star Trek: Starfleet Command III (Windows)

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Description

Starfleet Command III is a 3D tactical starship combat game, set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The single-player campaign arcs are playable as Federation, Klingon, or Romulan factions. The game has customizable starship construction options (giving the player the opportunity to retrofit phasers, torpedoes, engines, and other components as he or she gains prestige points). The Dynaverse 3 feature offers persistent online gaming as up to 128 players compete to conquer the galaxy.

The single-player storyline is broken into Klingon, Romulan, and Federation segments. The plotline involves a threat to galactic peace which emerges after the Klingon-Federation alliance constructs an advanced new starbase, designated 'Unity One', near the Romulan border. Each campaign invites the player to behave in a manner suited to the character of the chosen faction, as one proceeds through a consistent plot.

In addition to the single-player campaigns, there is a single-player 'Conquest' campaign which allows the player (as Klingon, Romulan, Federation, or Borg) to attempt to dominate the galaxy without passing through campaign missions. Head-to-head multiplayer action without the grand strategic elements of Dynaverse 3 is available in multiplayer battle scenarios which can be played over Internet or LAN.

Screenshots

Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows You can command a fleet of Borg in the game's conquest mode.
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows Nice glow effect on the sun. Each sector does look different from the last.
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows You can warp quickly to the other side of a sector. Your view distorts similar to the effect on the show.
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows Creeping around with the cloaking device active.

Alternate Titles

  • "星际迷航:星舰指挥官III" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SFC3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Streamlined, but not necessarily better Kasey Chang (3654) unrated

The Press Says

GameSpy Dec 06, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Pelit Jan, 2003 88 out of 100 88
GameZone Dec 02, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Nov 22, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Zone Benelux Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Armchair Empire, The May 03, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nov 25, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gameplanet Dec 19, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Gamer UK Dec, 2002 61 out of 100 61
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The plot actually refers to another Star Trek title: Star Trek Away Team, also published by Activision. The Romulans stole the holo-cloaking technology, used on the USS Incursion, from the Federation. USS Incursion was the ship featured in Away Team.

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John Boomershine (70) added Star Trek: Starfleet Command III (Windows) on Nov 12, 2002