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Star Trek: Armada (Windows)

75
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Really, really good for a Star Trek game. Terrence Bosky (5237) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
A great real-time strategy game James Kirk (159) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A great game for hardcore Star Trek Fans. Kevbo32 (49) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall MobyScore (22 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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90
games xtreme
Well it is easily the best Star Trek game I have ever played. A definite rival against games like the C&C series and AOE 2 even if you don’t like Star Trek itself.
86
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Armada kopieert de beste elementen uit bestaande RTS spelen en voegt er nog een paar leuke aan toe. Prima gedaan!
84
Pelit
Star Trek: Armada kuuluu hyviin Star Trek -peleihin, ja on lajityypissään yllättävänkin onnistunut tuote, joka nokittaa kökköjä genrekumppaneitaan monipuolisemmalla, taktisemmalla otteellaan. Tiberian aurinko tuskin pimenee, koska Armadan painolastina ovat avaruus ja scifi, ja Suomessa sen Star Trek -lisenssi on pikemminkin karkoitin kuin ostohoukutin. Oikeasti Star Trek -tietoudella ei ole muuta väliä kuin se että juoni kiinnostaa enemmän, muuten tarjolla on jokamiehen pelattavaa scifitoimintaa.
83
Power Unlimited
De verschillende campaigns in Armada zijn spannend en werken fraai naar de laatste, epische campagne toe. Ook online zit het dubbel en dwars goed.
82
PC Player (Germany)
Sicherlich gäbe es Einwände, mit denen man diesen Titel angreifen könnte: Die rasche Produktion von riesigen Raumschiffen ist genauso unglaubwürdig wie der zweidimensionale Weltraum. Dennoch gehört Armada zu den besten Echtzeit-Strategiespielen der letzten zwölf Monate. Es ist erstaunlich, wie ansehnlich die Missions-Designer unterschiedliche Nebel, Asteroidenfelder und rohstoffreiche Monde zu herausfordernden Einsätzen zusammengestellt haben. Das Spiel ist ansehnlich durchgestylt - im Gegensatz zum Konkurrenten Force Commander - und wird dank origineller Elemente, wie dem Beamen von Besatzungen, nicht nur eingefleischten Trekkern zusagen. Klar, mehr Missionen hätten es sein dürfen, aber der ausgezeichnete, auch für Solo-Gefechte einstellbare Mehrspieler-Modus bietet Spielspaß auch jenseits der Kampagnen.
80
Gamer's Pulse
Overall, this is actually quite an entertaining game, even with the pitfalls of no training missions and reports of bugginess on other users systems. My score would have been much lower had I had such problems, and I did have great trepidation prior to purchasing the game and trying it out myself. All in all, a worthy effort, if it runs smoothly for you. I would suggest purchasing the game from a retailer that has a good return policy. You can also find the game for under $40, which makes it a fairly inexpensive way to while away many hours in an evening of gaming fun.
80
incite PC Gaming
We're going to chalk this game up to being a guilty pleasure. The artificial intelligence works adequately, and though the gameplay wears thin after a while, it's still damn fun to play. It would be nice to operate in three dimensions, but every once in a while we don't mind a great game being 2D.
80
Aftonbladet
I Star trek: Armada finns både spelglädje och handling, men det som verkligen står ut är den fantastiska grafiken. Allting i spelet är vansinnigt snyggt gjort, med majestätiska rymdskepp som ser olika ut för varje ras, effektfulla explosioner och arga energistrålar och fotontorpeder. Det här är en höjdare om du gillar strategi i realtid.
80
Fragland.net
The answer is simple. This game is one of the best Trekkie games to hit the stores but is isn't the best RTS game. So if you're a Trekkie who likes to give orders, buy this shit (thats what i did). If you're an RTS-fan, run to the store. If you just read this article and don't know what RTS is and you think Worf is an exotic flower, then this game is as interesting to u as the things Speed says on the forum (not a personal thing Speedie :))
80
ActionTrip
The global impression is that Activision did a good job. Our favorite characters finally appear in a playable game. The game still seems to be incomplete because of the small number of units and structures, and it has an air of plasticity about it (my expression used for describing the feeling of eating soup with a plastic spoon - its neither smooth nor realistic).
80
PC Games (Germany)
Echtzeitstrategie im Weltall - seit Sierras 3D-Overkill Homeworld verursacht diese Vorstellung bei so manchem Spieler Schweißausbrüche. Wie gut man auf die dritte Dimension verzichten kann, beweist eines der ersten hochwertigen Star Trek-Spiele. Das Weltall. Unendliche Weiten. Viel Platz für Machtgelüste, Intrigen und fulminante Raumschiffschlachten. All dies findet sich in Star Trek: Armada, einem in der Das-nächste-Jahrhundert-Staffel angesiedelten Echtzeitstrategiespiel.
78
GameStar (Germany)
Wem es in Strategietiteln nicht genug taktische Tiefe geben kann, der sollte sich den Kauf aber zweimal überlegen. Die Missionen stellen keine allzu hohen Anforderungen an das taktische Geschick, gelegentlich kam ich mir eher wie in einem isometrischen Actionspiel vor. Vor allem die Einheiten sind etwas zu austauschbar und bieten zuwenig originelle Einsatzmöglichkeiten. Ob ich mit der Enterprise, der Defiant-Klasse oder einem gekaperten Borg-Würfel angreife, spielt letztlich keine so große Rolle. Trotzdem: Echte Trekker können unbesorgt zugreifen.
77
Gamesmania
Activision hat ein wirklich solides Spiel für die Star-Trek-Lizenz entwickelt. Einsteiger werden ihre helle Freude haben, da der Einstieg sehr leicht fällt. Was fehlt Armada denn nun zum Hit? Es ist mit 20 Missionen eindeutig zu kurz. Die Bugs, die mit dem neuen Patch ja behoben sein sollen, lassen wir mal außen vor, auch wenn es sehr ärgerlich ist. Es wird nichts wirklich Neues geboten.
77
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Jammer van de bugs, anders had deze ijzersterke RTS zeker hoog in de 80 gescoord.
76
Game Captain
Armada ist ein sehr actionlastiges Echtzeit-Strategiespiel mit sehr guter Grafik und spannender Story. Schwächen gibt es im Missionsdesign und der träge Mauszeiger nervt.
73
GameSpy
What's the final word on Armada? RTS fans will love it. Star Trek fans will love it. Star Trek RTS fans will probably love it. Everybody else might not find a lot to occupy them. It's a good game, and it does a lot to take a different approach to the units of an RTS without really changing the genre. However, if you aren't either a hardcore Trekkie or RTS buff, you won't find this title worth your while. However, if you stay at home all day in your "Kiss Me, I'm Vulcan" shirt and cursing the lack of food replicators, Armada may be right up your alley.
73
Privat Computer PC
Er man vild med strategi i rummet og fan af Star Trek universet, så bør man tage et kig på Star Trek: Armada. Hvis ikke, så kunne det være man skulle prøve demoen først.
70
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Armada is an entertaining Star Trek game, and it is certainly a great deal better than most of those which have "boldly gone" before it. That said, as a real time strategy game it is a little lacking, particularly in the AI department. If you are a serious RTS player, perhaps Armada is one best left to the amateurs. But if you are a serious Trek head, then Armada will certainly entertain thanks to its stunning audio/visual details. One thing is certain though, Armada definitely does its heritage proud.
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PC Player (Denmark)
Armada har flere gode træk, der hæver det en smule over det almindelige RTS-spil, men i sidste ende mangler det alvorligt noget nytænkning, og forbliver et stykke effektivt håndværk uden sjæl eller opfindsomhed.
69
PC Gamer
We interrupt this issue for a brief convulsion of Star Trek fandom. We'll return to regular programming in a moment.
66
RealGamer (Benelux)
Over de gameplay zelf kan ik redelijk kort zijn: simpelweg saai. Van een strategiespel dat in het StarTrek-universum speelt had ik meer verwacht dan deze (helaas) fantasieloze game. Zo is het verkrijgen van resources te simpel opgelost en is het aantal units om uit te kiezen veel te klein. Ook de speciale opties als het overstralen van crewleden is voor een minuut nog leuk, waarna het spelplezier ook zienderogen af begint te nemen. Kortom, het StarTrek-gevoel is niet te vinden in Armada, waardoor er voor mij nog maar bitter weinig overblijft om warm voor te lopen.
60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While it manages to present a few variances on the standard theme, Star Trek: Armada is, after all, a traditional RTS game. Resource collection, building construction, unit management…it’s all here and it’s all been done before. Though the ability to navigate nebulae and command alien vessels extend the usual gameplay mechanics, it basically boils down to familiar strategy and maneuverings. Yet despite its lack of abundant originality, Star Trek: Armada manages to provide quite a bit of fun: it’s hardly innovative, but it is entertaining, and is certainly one of the best Star Trek offerings that have seen the light of day in recent times. Had it possessed a few less bugs, a longer single-player campaign and a stronger multiplayer element, it might’ve been a true force to be reckoned with. As it stands, however, it is little more than one of the stars that it so beautifully portrays, shining brightly for a brief time before winking out of our memories.
55
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Подведем итоги. В очередной раз попытка реализовать вселенную Star Trek на компьютерном игровом фронте с шумом провалилась. Игра будет интересна только поклонникам сериала, коих на просторах нашей дикой родины встречать мне до сих пор не приходилось. Остальные могут со спокойной душой играть в Starcraft или Homeworld. Аминь.
40
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
The 3D engine does a glorious job of bringing the battles to life. There’s something real and fearsome about a formation of Romulan Warbirds sweeping onto a starbase, a Borg cube emerging from the shadows, or a brightly-colored Sovereign-class ship emerging from a Federation shipyard. With lurid weapon and shield effects and dramatic explosions, the battles in ARMADA look truly epic. Activision has captured the spectacle of the Star Trek license in a way that the TV show’s budget couldn’t. But was this spectacle at the expense of a better game? Playing ARMADA, you can clearly see the foundation for a solid game design, perched on the verge of greatness. And Activision has given it one little nudge — in exactly the wrong direction, It’s small consolation that ARMADA is the best bad Star Trek game out there.