Should appeal to genre fans and movie fans alike.
Like its predecessor, Elite Force II uses the Quake III engine which looks good but doesn't stand out when you consider the current games of the genre. However, it looks better than previous Star Trek games, and features convincing environments and effects, crisp textures, and fairly detailed character models. Elite Force II also uses a dynamic musical score which matches tempo with the current mood of the game. It works well and adds to the atmosphere. The original game excelled in story telling and Elite Force II doesn't disappoint. Make no mistake, this game is a pure shooter at heart - but it does have plenty of story sequences and a good plot with plenty of twists.
Elite Force II's AI often leaves much to be desired. You'll often find your squad mates run into your line of fire and when you shoot them in the back, they don't seem to mind. That said, if you stroll across their line of fire, you may find yourself the subject of 'friendly fire'. Your enemies' maneuvers largely consist of dodging from side to side or running at you while shooting.
The Bottom Line
Elite Force II is a good, well-rounded shooter that should satisfy fans of similar games, as well as Star Trek fans looking to shoot first and ask questions later.