Star Trek: Klingon Academy

Moby ID: 2802

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The sequel to Star Fleet Academy, Klingon Academy attempts to correct the faults of the previous game while allowing you to play as a member of the arch-nemesis of the Federation. You play Torlek, a young Klingon officer selected for Command Academy, where the finest naval officers are trained to be the most effective ship captains the Empire can produce. Your instructor and mentor is the famous General Chang, two years before the events that lead to a truce between the Federation and the Empire. Chang will test you and your classmen in a simulated campaign against the Federation, and should you succeed, you may be called for other services as well.

Although not completely detached from the arcade nature of the original game, both the agility of the lighter Klingon ships and the sluggish controls and more elaborate commands make this sequel seem more a starship simulator than a fighter simulator. The majority of the gameplay takes place in a 3-D environment simulating space. Everything from black holes to ice rings will hinder your travels, but most important are the enemy ships you will encounter. From traitorous Klingons to Federation starbases to cloaked Romulans, over forty different types of vessels can be encountered, and most can be played in multiplayer. Lighting effects and models that can be scorched and damage enhance the visual effects. Control is through either a keyboard/mouse or keyboard/joystick combination and certain ship functions can be automated to allow you to worry about immediate concerns. Ships sail past each other, in a cumbersome imitation of dogfighting (although one must not forget that most vessels have side and rear firing weapons in addition to the forward-firing main weapons).

In the single player game, you take Torlek through the Academy, following a creative campaign of Chang's that simulates a decisive assault on the Federation. Although simulated, failure results in dismissal, so there are no second chances. Eventually, you'll graduate and become embroiled in the political issues leading up to Star Trek VI. The between mission (and sometimes within mission) briefings occur through roughly 90 minutes worth of live action film, featuring both Christopher Plummer and David Warner returning to the roles they played in the movie.

In the multiplayer game, players can do a free-for-all or divide up into teams, each choosing a vessel from the various races available in the game. They then can duke it out in a number of environments, from near a sun to within an asteroid belt to even in the upper reaches of a planetary atmosphere. Each environment causes different effects on your ship and, subsequently, different hazards.

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Interplay Entertainment Corp. and Paramount Pictures Present
  • A Game Developed by 14 Degrees East
Line Producer
Game Design
Lead / 3D Programming
Lead Artist
A.I. / Physics Programmer
Interface Programming
Sound Programming
3D Art
Mission Scripting
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Film Script
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  • Wombat Games
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Average score: 71% (based on 21 ratings)


Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 12 ratings with 1 reviews)

The Best Star Trek Action/Simulation

The Good
This game is one of the best star trek action/simulators out there, First there was Star fleet academy which was good, But Klingon Academy is excellent!

1.The single player is very good, with lots of missions to do, There are 6 CD'S! in the game, Real movies with Christopher Plummer as General Chang!, and did i mention that you can destroy the enterprise in the game? There is also features like being able to go to different ship systems like, Sickbay, Engineering, Comm, etc, And Transporter rooms so you can board other ships while there shields are down!

2.The multiplayer is also very good, with huge space battles, Different levels such as Black holes!, Asteroid fields!, you can even hide in the rings of cool is that?, Being able to add cpu's is also fun, or just one on one with your friends, races such as , The Federation(Humans), Klingon's, Romulan's and more.. There also sites on the internet for mods, Adding new ships and races, like the Enterprise D and the Borg! The Damage modeling is also very good!

The Bad
The only thing i did not like about this game, was it crashed a bit, but the latest patch should fixed that.. You might often lose one of the six cd's, which was a bit frustrating!

The Bottom Line
A must buy for all, Good fun, Multiplayer is one of the best features...

Windows · by Alkali (8) · 2004



Both Christopher Plummer and David Warner return to their roles from Star Trek VI: Gorkon and Change, respectively. Set two years before the events in that movie, the single player mode allows the characters to be developed a bit.


A demo for Star Trek: New Worlds is automatically played after installation, only to be finally released 4 years later.

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Game added December 18th, 2000. Last modified October 11th, 2023.