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Star Trek: Hidden Evil (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A Half-Hearted Attempt by Presto Studios. Scott Monster (922) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Many Small Mistakes = One Big Mistake J. McCullagh (6) 1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars
A good game worthy of the Star Trek name James1 (240) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 2.9


The Press Says

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82
Game Over Online
Star Trek is probably the most abused license in gaming (at least Star Wars has good games associated with it), and as such I rarely expect anything of decent quality with the Star Trek name attached to it. Hidden Evil defies the trend and offers an excellent, but short, adventure game in the classic style. It's nothing new, but also a very solid offering. If Star Trek games in the future can match the quality of production in Hidden Evil, I might have to rescind my above statement. Hidden Evil is a great quick fix, and something most everyone, even non Star Trekkers will probably enjoy.
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GameStar (Germany)
Der Aufstand ist keine Revolution. Denn die Story bietet wenig Überraschungen und hat »nur« den Spannungspegel einer durchschnittlichen Star-Trek-Folge. Dafür sind die Rätsel und Kapitel abwechslungsreich: Mal muß ich im Cloaking-Anzug geschickt Kraftfelder umgehen und Romulaner per Nackengriff ausknocken, mich dann Aliens-artig durch düstere Gänge kämpfen – immer wieder von guten Knobeleien unterbrochen. Bei letzteren zeigt Der Aufstand, daß clevere Rätsel keine wilden Objekt-Kombinationen brauchen. In den Actionsequenzen wäre ich oft am liebsten auf die nächste Genesis-Palme geklettert: Da die Kameraperspektive häufig schon drastisch wechselt, bevor mein Fähnrich den Bildschirmrand erreicht, landet er prompt im dicksten Schußwechsel. Also muß ich ständig speichern und laden – zumal die rettenden Hyposprays sehr geizig über die Levels verteilt sind. Doch wenn Sie damit leben können, lohnt sich Der Aufstand allemal. Denn wo kann man sonst mit Jean-Luc und Data auf Abenteuertour gehen?
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Gamezilla
Star Trek: Hidden Evil is worth a serious consideration for a Star Trek aficionado, but I'd advise all others to avoid this title unless they find it in a bargain bin for under $20. As a whole, the game is entertaining, but very simplistic. I find it to be not much more than sophisticated eye candy, with a Star Trek theme running throughout. Once again, I advise downloading the cut scenes and demos from the website and educating yourself. Try before you buy.
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games xtreme
One of the differences of this to any other game is that because you play a human federation officer that was raised on Vulcan he can use the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, and you will master this technique in the first mission in the game. The graphics are quite impressive with the use 3D pre-rendered environments, and the fluidity of the game was good as well especially as the story is easy to follow.
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Game.EXE
Есть хорошие моменты, есть моменты провальные. Солидный (не считая последней миссии) сюжет соседствует со слабой графикой и невнятным управлением. (5+2)/2=3.5 Ещё вопросы?
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Game Captain
Sehr leichtes und extrem kurzes Action-Adventure. Fans der Serie und Anfänger können mal einen Blick riskieren. Profis sollten aber die Finger davon lassen.
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Just Adventure
One naturally wonders how much better this game could have been had Presto Studios been allotted more time and budget. Considering that it is aimed at the casual gamer, it is a solid product worth recommending. The hardcore audience won't find much to dislike, but neither will they find a product that they can sink their teeth into. Consider this one small step for Presto Studios and one giant leap for the Star Trek adventure franchise.
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Svenska PC Gamer
Handlingen i Hidden Evil är i stora drag inte fel, den har mycket bra i sig, men den framställs på ett ointressant och icke engagerande sätt. Jag tycker allt att den genomsyras av många Star Trek-element, men de gyllene moment som finns här klantas helt enkelt bort. Manusförfattarna har stirrat sig blinda på termer och ytligheter, och glömt att det måste finnas substans bakom vad som sägs och görs. Vill du verkligen ha ett actionäventyr med ljumma inslag av båda kategorierna, och har spelat alla höjdarna men ändå inte har fått nog, så kanske Hidden Evil kan vara något för dig. Är du dessutom en Trekkie (med eller utan spetsiga öron), kan det kanske vara värt en extra titt även om du är trött på genren. Men som sagt... titta först innan du köper! För det här är verkligen en ljum produktion. Ett hafsverk, rentav.
66
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
De enige pluspunten van dit spel zijn de mooi ontworpen achtergronden, het gegeven dat het gebaseerd is op een sublieme reeks en het feit dat het spel vrij kort is, zodat ook minder ervaren adventure-spelers het onlogische einde kunnen bewonderen. Die-hard Star Trek fans hebben na de eerste paar missies al afgehaakt om aflevering 5 t/m 9 van hun Star Trek video's nog eens te bekijken om bij te komen van de nare ervaring.
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PC Games (Germany)
Wenn es um berühmte Glatzköpfe geht, dann erfreut sich Captain Picard gewiss noch größerer Popularität als Kane. Was liegt da näher, als eine Intrige um den Star Trek-Sympathen in einem Adventure-Titel zu inszenieren? Activision hat's getan - und wir haben das Ergebnis begutachtet. Kurz nach der Ankunft des unerfahrenen Fähnrichs Sovok in einem Außenposten des Star Trek-Imperiums bricht ein Aufstand aus, in dessen Verlauf Captain Picard entführt wird.
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PC Player (Germany)
Zwar ist ST: Der Aufstand besser als das grottige ST: Generations von Microprose, doch Lichtjahre, was sag' ich, Lichtjahrtausende von Perlen wie Dark Project oder System Shock 2 entfernt. Wenn Sie trotzem alles haben müssen, auf dem der Name Star Trek prangt: Der Aufstand ist kein Totalschaden, aber sagen Sie hinterher nicht, ich hätte Sie nicht gewarnt.
60
Quandary
Hidden Evil is a fun (if sometimes frustrating) game if you are looking for a light adventure. Your ability with keyboard controls will probably make or break the game, but with perseverance even I managed to get through it without too much trouble. Even though there is a lot of action involved it does stay within the boundaries of using only necessary violence to overcome a greater evil. The maker of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry would be pleased with the story that has a warning of the danger of power and knowledge falling into the wrong hands.
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Power Play
Star Trek: Der Aufstand kann ich aufgrund der diversen und vermeidbaren Mängel niemandem wirklich empfehlen. Selbst eingefleischte Fans werden wahrscheinlich enttäuscht sein und dürfen nun auf andere Titel hoffen.
58
Gaming Age
Fans of the Star Trek Universe should enjoy this despite the bumps in the gameplay, and they have good reason to. The plot flows very well, and easily lives up to the one found in the latest movie. The voice acting is very well done, and if I am not mistaken, use the exact voice talents of the actors who played Data and Picard in the Next Generation series. For adventure gamers looking for a new challenging experience, rather than a trip into the Star Trek Universe, I would suggest you take a look at Gabriel Knight III if you haven't already.
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Power Unlimited
Star Trek fans 'trekken' met deze game duidelijk aan het verkeerde eind en kunnen beter hun geld in de zak houden voor Star Trek New Worlds of Star Trek Elite Force.
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Pelit
Picard ja Data ovat puhtaasti hyödyttömiä kulisseja, eikä pelistä irtoa yhtään sisäpiirivitsiä tai muuta trekkerivänkää. Samaa designfilosofiaa (Trek-peli rahvaalle) edustavat Simon & Schusterin multimediapelit Star Trek: Klingon ja varsinkin Star Trek: Borg ovat tähän verrattuna huippukamaa.
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GameSpot
As the wholly unexciting events in Hidden Evil draw to a close, and you behold the game's weary and uninspired finale, you'll think it was either shoved onto retail shelves before it was finished or that it would never have been a good game anyway. In any case, although Activision and Presto Studios might have intended to satisfy both hard-core gamers and Trekkers who are just casual gamers, the end result will leave both kinds of fans with a bad taste in their mouths that's likely to linger for a long time.
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
There will be those who interpret this lusterless attempt on Activision’s part as an omen, given that the publisher has a long-term agreement to create titles using Paramount’s license. I have more optimism than that, but have to declare game one a failure. Granted, the designers got off to a rugged start basing Hidden Evil on an inferior film, but that is no excuse for the uninspired puzzles, ho-hum shooting sequences and oh-so short missions. Beam this one into the bargain bin and set a course for Elite Force or Armada, warp factor 10. Picard out.
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PC Accelerator
What we have here is a kind of Romulan Ale lite version of an adventure game - tastes okay, and a lot less filling.
40
incite PC Gaming
This is not the Star Trek ultra-game we've been waiting for. In fact, it's not even close to that game.
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IGN
With that in mind, here comes the slam. Great demo guys, but where's the game?! I don't mind telling you that I was having a blast playing this game, but when the end came, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor, and shove my bulging, vieny eyes back into their rightful sockets. It is just way, way too short! Maybe if they doubled the amount of game here it could have been a hit, but instead I was left shaking my head at the sheer lunacy of it all. I know what you are saying, "but Jef, with your superior intellect and gaming skills, you throw the curve off!" Unfortunately this isn't the case. A friend of mine, (who is by no means a gamer) beat it in around five hours (that's right, I make my friends do my job when they come to my house ... just like Tom Sawyer). I don't know about you, but paying 30 bucks U.S. (which translates into about $2000 Canadian) for something that you will get Christmas morning and be using for a coaster by the time you break out the eggnog is just plain wrong.
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Aftonbladet
Data och kapten Picard är visserligen med i inledningsuppdraget, men sedan ser du inte skymten av dem. Stämningen och den fredliga atmosfären från filmer och tv-serier är som bortblåst. Ofta måste du skjuta dig fram, och ju längre in i spelet, desto mindre äventyr