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79 (May 22, 2009)
Star Trek D.A.C has taken a sensible approach in that rather than making a huge game that will ultimately disappoint what we have instead is a small punchy title that will please Star Trek fans and shooter fans alike.
The bottom-line is that Star Trek D-A-C is a fun action game that does most things right. And for many, similar to the movie, its appeal is very much hit-or-miss. Star Trek fans that have been disappointed with past games that focus too much on ship combat aren't going to find their sought-after depth here. With that said, downloading the demo before throwing down the 800 Microsoft Point is the way to go.
TeamXbox (May 13, 2009)
Trekkies should buck-up and buy D-A-C pronto. Those just looking for a fun XBLA shooter, however, may want to test-drive Star Trek D-A-C’s ships first in the trial before signing any papers.
GameFocus (May 20, 2009)
While the game is fun, the lack of multiplayer opponents quickly diminishes the experience. Anyone who has a group of friends willing to pay 800 Microsoft Points to play the game, will definitely enjoy the experience.
Worth Playing (May 19, 2009)
Star Trek D-A-C is not a great Star Trek title, and it doesn't bear much of a resemblance to the license beyond its appearance, but it's fun to play in short bursts and definitely worth the $10 asking price. As long as the community continues to grow, there's a future for this action game, and I think you'll have a pretty easy time getting some enjoyment out of it. Give the demo a shot to see what you think, but I wouldn't hesitate to put down some money for it.
NZGamer (Jul 06, 2009)
All in all we've got a pretty simple game with very little content and no single player of any substance whatsoever. It's fun enough but it feels pretty expensive at 800 points. Fortunately the demo is online (it really has to be) so you have a pretty good chance to see how well the game works for you before dropping any hard-earned cash on it, which is something we at NZGamer suggest you do. Who knows, maybe this is the Star Trek game you've been looking for.
Atomic Gamer (May 20, 2009)
And right now, I'm making a call: stop making these damned 2D top-down arcade games based on popular science fiction properties. This is the third one released on Xbox Live Arcade, and none of them have even half the charm of similar games like the Geometry Wars series. Yes, D-A-C can be fun when everything aligns up just right, but you'll get into way too many frustrating or lop-sided games to make it worth it. It fares only slightly better than similar games like Battlestar or Wing Commander Arena that was released a while back, so at this point, the next movie or show that has spaceships should at least try spawning an adventure game or something. Hey, why not? - Star Trek: 25th Anniversary was a fantastic game!
65 (May 14, 2009)
Star Trek : D-A-C est un shoot'em up orienté multijoueur qui ne brille pas par son originalité. L'univers de la série n'est ici qu'un décor pour vous permettre de vous lancer dans des batailles spatiales sur le net. Les différents modes proposés ont beau rester très classiques, on prend tout de même du plaisir en livrant ces affrontements futuristes dans des décors particulièrement bien travaillés.
IGN (May 13, 2009)
Star Trek D-A-C would have greatly benefited from some sort of progression system. Either a ranking system from Ensign on up to Admiral or the ability to permanent upgrade ships would have proved a great incentive to keep playing. But the small amount of maps and lack of game mode customization really hurt Star Trek's longevity. This is a game you can have fun with for a few hours, but beyond that, there's just not enough depth to keep it interesting.
games xtreme (Jun 03, 2009)
There's not a lot to Star Trek: D-A-C, it's fun and simple and the ships in it are nicely rendered, but overall there's not that much going on here other than a top down shooter. Competent at what it does but can't escape the feeling it could have been so much more with extra modes of play and maybe it's own unique look.
GamersGlobal (May 29, 2009)
Die Bezeichnung Arcade-Titel trifft es bei Star Trek D-A-C ziemlich genau. Der Umfang des Spiels ist angesichts des Preises von 800 MS-Punkten zwar ausreichend, bietet auf Dauer aber zu wenig Abwechslung. Drei Schiffstypen, drei Spielmodi, fünf unterschiedliche Karten - das war‘s. Für einige Zeit kann man sich damit gut unterhalten. Es ist ein schnell zu erlernender Multiplayer-Titel, der für den schnellen Kick vollkommen ausreichend ist. Im Kern ist es aber eher ein bezahltes Werbespielchen für den neuen Star-Trek-Film und kann auf längere Zeit nicht fesseln. Als Arcade-Titel hat Star Trek D-A-C sein Ziel allerdings erreicht.
That Gaming Site (May 20, 2009)
Overall Star Trek: D-A-C provided some enjoyment for me, but with other great titles already on the XBLA service I can’t recommend it. The movie may have respired interest in the Star Trek Universe, unfortunately the game fails at repeating the success for gaming. Unless you are a Star Trek fan I would avoid this at all costs, if the price ever drops down to $5 I would definitely recommend this for people wanting to kill time.
Boomtown (Jun 22, 2009)
Between this game and the Watchmen equivalent, we're seeing the arrival of an ugly baby. Film marketing folks are going to be releasing a lot of this kind of thing over the next few years. Get used to it. Ignore them. Who knows, eventually they may give up and go bother someone else. In the meantime, if you're a Trek fan, watch the trailer on YouTube. Don't pay good money for bad browser games.
Game Over Online (Jun 08, 2009)
If a download code for this game came in the form of a sticker at the bottom of your brand new Mr. Spock glass you paid three dollars for at Burger King, it would be an easy recommendation for a thirty-minute whirl on your Xbox. Since it actually costs the “Microsoft Points” equivalent of ten of your hard-earned dollars it can only be recommended that you take that cash down to Burger King and get yourself a #11 combo… with a Star Trek glass.
1UP (May 18, 2009)
With friends or smart online players, D-A-C can provide a couple hours of mindless fun, but it just doesn't provide any reason to keep playing beyond that. The movie's greatest strength is that even non-Star Trek fans can enjoy the experience, but D-A-C's steep learning curve and the lack of anything to do outside of endless skirmishes in limited arenas renders the game a niche title that will only please shooter fans, and even then, only temporarily.
50 (May 27, 2009)
Even if you're the biggest Trekkie the world's ever seen, we can't recommend a download. It's not particularly bad, just boring. The game carries the familiar whiff of the quick fire cash-in. For whatever reason – time, money, effort – this game doesn't do justice to the excellent film. We can't normally say this, but the movie lasts longer than the game based on it. Buy the astonishingly good Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 instead. It costs the same.
Star Trek D-A-C is a bare-bones release. There's no story, no cutscenes, and nothing Star Trek related outside of the Federation and Romulan logos and the look of some of the ships in the game. All you get is a pure top-down arcade shooter, and that shooter isn't that much fun. It's the kind of game you'll play for a few rounds before a strong feeling of "been there, don that" takes over and you move on to play something else. And I doubt you'll feel much motivation to give the game a second try later...
45 (May 31, 2009)
The overwhelming feeling, the more you play D-A-C, is that what it really needs is more Star Trek in it. An attempt at a story, some voiceovers, a bit of character, frankly anything would help. As it is there's nothing to hold your attention, nothing for Trek fans to latch onto, all that's left is a functional but soulless top-down shooter that's woefully short of features and completely snubs the possibilities it's license provides. As Spock might say, it's all highly illogical.
Giant Bomb (May 21, 2009)
Star Trek: D-A-C is totally functional, but aside from having a recognizable spaceship in it and naming a secret achievement after the Kobayashi Maru, there's nothing particularly Trek-like about it. It's another bad top-down multiplayer shooter on a system that already has more than enough of the same.
Console Monster (May 28, 2009)
At 800 MS Points, it is bordering on expensive. There is no last ability factor, the game is dull and lifeless and you’ll spend more time dying and respawning than enjoying the game. That said it isn’t the worst arcade release and the die-hard Trekkie fans will perhaps like to indulge to see what the fuss is about but I would recommend something like Geometry Wars 2 instead.
GameSpot (May 15, 2009)
After a few matches against the predictable AI and a few ho-hum online skirmishes, you'll be sifting through the menus to see if there's anything more to the game. Alas, the search for Spock was more successful than the quest for lasting value in Star Trek: D-A-C, making it yet another example of a game undeserving of its famed license.
Gaming Age (Jul 23, 2009)
In the end, it's not like Star Trek: D-A-C is a bad game; it's just not good. The whole thing feels like a game design major threw together a game in Shockwave Flash over the weekend, threw the Star Trek name on it, and called it a day. It's not surprising for a licensed game, but still disappointing nonetheless.
Teletext (2009)
The first new Star Trek game in years doesn't boldy go anywhere in this cheap and tacky tie-in.
Destructoid (May 21, 2009)
A good Star Trek title is hard to find and it’s definitely not here. D-A-C doesn’t offer much in terms of replay value. If you rock out by yourself or even via Xbox LIVE, you’ll quickly become numb to the action. The simple victory parameters coupled with the painfully basic shooting provide an experience that you can become accustomed to in seconds, but there’s nothing there to explore. No strategy, no campaign, and no complexity.
Video Game Talk (May 18, 2009)
The remaining 11 simply require either a lot of time in the game to rack of a set number of kills or to complete some game modes under specific stipulations. There's an online leader board to track your total score among the modes. At the time of this review there were about 800-900 users listed. With a few more hours of playtime, I could easily take a top spot on any of these boards, another testament to the game not being as popular as one might expect. Still, if you're a huge Trek fan or think you want a barebones top down shooter, download the demo, but I'm pretty certain, you'll feel like your time has been wasted. Better yet, go download the free computer game 'Netrek' it's the same game play concept, less impressive A/V, but packed with far more depth and a much more active and involved user base. (May 25, 2009)
What it lacks in content, Star Trek DAC makes up for with feverish action-y action. It has good graphics and audio, plus the controls are spot on. Unfortunately, there’s just not enough to hold you for long, or keep you coming back. Definitely worth downloading the demo, at least.

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