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Description

Star Fleet Command is the tactical, ship-to-ship combat simulator set in the world of Star Trek. It is based on the 20+ year old bookshelf game "Star Fleet Battles," and it follows its rules almost to the letter.

The player can choose to play a career that will span 30 years as the captain of a Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Gorn, Hydran, or Lyran ship. They begin with a small frigate class ship, and as they complete missions they gain prestige that is then spent on acquiring larger ships, and better crew.

The campaigns are randomly generated by the "Dynaverse" generator, with certain key missions that will come up as the player go through their 30 year career. Missions range from escorting and patrols, to space monster investigation and starbase assault.

There are over 300 different ships and ship mods to choose from and a wide array of weaponry. Phasers, Photons, Disruptors, Missiles(Drones), Expanding Sphere Generators, Plasmas, Hellbores, Fusion Beams, Mines, Marines, and Fighters. Effective management of the ships energy resources on the fly is critical, especially with all the weapons, shields, ECM, ECCM, tractor beams, shield reinforcements, and other options available for the player to use.

The game is played on a 2D plane, like the original boardgame's "hexmap."

The developers also released the .dll files to the public, so anyone adept at C++ programming can use these files to construct ships, missions, even entire campaigns. These can be downloaded at their website.

Screenshots

Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows Action keys can be redefined. Not all keys are applicable to all races, not everyone has a cloaking device for example. This just shows the Helm keys. There are eight other tabs to view
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows There's a separate launcher for the multiplayer option which uses Gamespy
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows The installation process installs a separate game configuration program. When tried the 'Updates' button didn't find a server
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows a federation fleet of ships

Alternate Titles

  • "星际迷航:星舰指挥官" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "SFC" -- Common Abbreviation

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User Reviews

"Where's that damn torpedo?" Terrence Bosky (5224) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Great mission editor but poor campaign mode. William Shawn McDonie (1088) unrated
The First good Star Trek game i've played Krystman (8) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamesFirst! Oct 08, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Sep 27, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Game Revolution Oct 25, 1999 A- 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Joker Aug, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Sep, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 25, 1999 15 out of 20 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 22, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 02, 2000 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 1999 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

A limited version that only has a Federation Cruiser (i.e. Enterprise) and a Klingon D-7 cruiser was released under the name of "Starfleet Command: Neutral Zone". It can be found in budget section of game stores.

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Bastion (15) added Star Trek: Starfleet Command (Windows) on Jul 13, 2000