Star Trek: Starfleet Command III (Windows)

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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.


Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows Testing out Romulan disruptors.
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows Campaign missions have a story that plays out through comms and bridge discussions.
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows You can also pay "prestige" points to fit your ship with improved equipment.
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.

Alternate Titles

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

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Streamlined, but not necessarily better Kasey Chang (3652) unrated

Critic Reviews

ActionTrip Nov 18, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Pelit Jan, 2003 88 out of 100 88
IGN Nov 22, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Zone Benelux Dec, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Nov 25, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Withingames Dec 28, 2002 4 out of 5 80 Feb 09, 2003 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2003 66 out of 100 66
PC Gamer UK Dec, 2002 61 out of 100 61
Game Captain Dec 18, 2002 61 out of 100 61


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SFC3, being out of print and somewhat rare, is fetching prices above MSRP on eBay, which doesn't happen to many games. The only other game that comes to mind the regularly auctions for more than cover price is Freespace 2 and Kilrathi Saga

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