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Description

Star Trek: Bridge Commander puts the player in the role of the new captain of the starship USS Dauntless right after the previous captain perished in a sudden and mysterious explosion of the Vesuvi star which wiped out the nearer half of the planets in the system. Narrowly escaping the fallout, the ship is repaired, receives a new first officer and is tasked with investigating the background of the event throughout the region of space referred to as the Maelstrom, encountering other Federation, Klingon, Ferengi, Romulan, and Cardassian ships, as well as a new race known only as the Kessok.

The player can control the ship and its operations by speaking to the relevant personnel (e.g. hailing and moving the ship by talking to ensign LoMar, or managing the ship's power output and repairs by talking to chief engineer Brex), and can do so either from a first-person perspective from the captain's chair or by viewing the ship from the outside. The ship is almost entirely controllable through hotkeys, and its weapons can be fired manually via mouse controls. If the player's ship is joined by other friendly ships, they can be given simple commands.

The singleplayer campaign is split to 8 episodes, each with its own sub-missions, which form a larger storyline. Unlike many other licensed Star Trek games, combat is not the only focus of the game, as there are missions where exploration and assisting endangered colonies and ships is the main objective. A diplomatic decision late in the game affects the circumstances of the finale. Between missions, the player often moves to Starbase 12 for repairs, stocking on torpedoes, and occasionally to receive more delicate assignments.

Aside from the singleplayer campaign, the game has a so-called "Quick Battle" mode where the player can initiate battles using ships, stations and other objects which appeared in the main campaign, and the player can control any ship from the list. This game mode is also available in multiplayer.

Screenshots

Star Trek: Bridge Commander Windows Severe hull damage
Star Trek: Bridge Commander Windows Approaching Starbase 12.
Star Trek: Bridge Commander Windows Map modus
Star Trek: Bridge Commander Windows Destroyed Cardassian ship

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User Reviews

Good Presentation, Flawed Game Play Halmanator (604) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Great Star Trek space combat game bb bb (33) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
To boldly go where no Trek game has gone before.... Sam Hardy (82) unrated
Great game, good to play even after all those years Yesus (3) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
Totally Games totally drops the ball on what should have been a classic. Entorphane (375) 1.14 Stars1.14 Stars1.14 Stars1.14 Stars1.14 Stars
A good game made better by fan content Andrew Wills (3) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
One of the better Star Trek games released - but not for gamers that get easily bored Stargazer (105) unrated
Avoid this game like a warp drive overload. James Kirk (168) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

games xtreme Mar 16, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Play.tm Mar 21, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Peliplaneetta.net Apr 16, 2002 85 out of 100 85
ActionTrip Mar 13, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Game Captain Mar 30, 2002 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot Mar 11, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Zone Benelux May, 2002 77 out of 100 77
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 7 out of 10 70
PC Action Mar 11, 2002 66 out of 100 66
Game Over Online Mar 12, 2002 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

In 2003, Activision denounced their contract with Viacom and gave back the Star Trek license prematurely. At this moment, only 5,000 German copies had been manufactured. Therefore, Star Trek: Bridge Commander is in the full sense of the word a limited edition. A re-release is impossible without Activision owning the license.

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Kartanym (12771) added Star Trek: Bridge Commander (Windows) on Mar 04, 2002