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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.

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Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows Campaign mode sends you to specific map sections for scripted missions.
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows Ships break apart when destroyed.
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows A mission from the Klingon campaign
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Windows Start of a Romulan campaign mission

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

ActionTrip Nov 18, 2002 91 out of 100 91
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
Armchair Empire, The May 03, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gameplanet Dec 19, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Action Jan 15, 2003 69 out of 100 69
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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Trivia

Activision has disavowed themselves of all Star Trek titles after dispute with Paramount. You will no longer find ANY Star Trek games listed on Acitivision website, and the "official patch" for SC3 may never see the light of day, even though Taldren had already put the "beta patch" out to the public.

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