Star Trek: Away Team (Windows)

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After the events of the "Dominion War", Starfleet Command realized that not every problem can be solved by it's exploratory and scientific starships. Sometimes discreet inquiry by a special operations team may be needed. The USS Incursion is built to handle covert operations and is equipped with a holographic masking system enabling it to disguise itself as any ship in the known universe. With seventeen of the best hand-picked operatives in the Federation, Captain Marcus Refalian sets out to investigate strange happenings among a group calling itself the "Wardens" and the work of Klingon scientists. It's not long before the crew of the USS Incursion find themselves wrapped in a plot that threatens not only the Federation but potentially the balance of power throughout the galaxy.

Star Trek: Away Team is turn-based strategy game taking place in an isometric view. The gameplay is influenced by other titles such as Commandos and X-Com. Players must coordinate the crew to solve various scenarios without being discovered by the guards or security system. The first order of business on each mission is to select the away team members from the group of twelve experts, each with their own statistics and specialty skills. Players then guide their operatives towards their goals while avoiding detection and minimizing casualties. The enemy will have cameras, sensors, and patrols. If the team are discovered by a security system, there is usually a way to find the system terminal and erase the records. Enemies will pickup on sound but minimizing sound means slow movement. If combat breaks out, team members are equipped with a variety of weapons including phasers, disruptors, holographic decoys and mines to dispatch the foes.


Star Trek: Away Team Windows Title screen
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Star Trek: Away Team Windows The Away Team in action
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Star Trek meets Commandos Kasey Chang (3652) unrated
Like an odd-numbered movie. Terrence Bosky (5226) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Apr 03, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Pelit Apr, 2001 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Mar 28, 2001 79 out of 100 79 Mar 22, 2001 77 out of 100 77
ActionTrip Apr 03, 2001 69 out of 100 69
PC Action Mar 21, 2001 69 out of 100 69 Apr 23, 2001 13 out of 20 65
IGN Mar 28, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
GameZone Apr 03, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 18, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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In another tie-in, USS Incursion was in the final single-player mission of Star Trek: Armada II as a playable ship... disguising as a Specie 8742 ship!

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DaHero (863) added Star Trek: Away Team (Windows) on Mar 18, 2001