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Star Trek Tactical Assault

Released on 22 December 2006

3.0 out of 5 (4 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Star Trek: Tactical Assault is a real-time spaceship combat game for 1 or 2 players, featuring a wide array of authentic Star Trek races, ships, and weaponry from the universe of the original Star Trek series. Players take command of powerful Federation and Klingon warships and must outthink and out duel their opponents in order to succeed. Play through either the Federation or Klingon campaigns in single-player mode, or go head-to-head against a friend in wireless multiplayer action. Gameplay in Star Trek: Tactical Assault is about tactics, effective movement, and the use of your ship's weapons and shields. Success in battle depends on balancing your precious energy resources efficiently between these three competing needs.
For the Federation, you are in command of a starship at the start of the Federation's initial five-year mission. A devastating surprise attack by the Klingons leads to full-scale war. As the Federation's Captain, your skills are needed to restore order in the universe. The Federation campaign is a story of responsibility and heroism. For the Klingons, you command an Empire where aggression is the only way to survive, but honor is more important than survival. However, there are some who are willing to betray the Empire and their families for personal gain.
  • Based on the films of The Original Series - Space is the final frontier, Kirk is in command, and the Klingons are the bad guys. Play through the era that started it all with this classic Star Trek game.
  • Real-time combat involving multiple warships - The true test of a Captain is his ability to act under fire. Every second counts as you attempt to out-maneuver enemy warships and expose their weaknesses while protecting your own.
  • Two full campaign modes - Become a hero of the Federation or a champion of the Klingon Empire in two full-length, independent campaigns.
  • Branching missions with multiple outcomes - You are in command. As Captain, it is up to you to make decisions for the good of your Empire. With a multitude of paths to choose from, you will decide the direction and ultimate outcome of your campaign.
  • Head-to-Head wireless multiplayer - Test your skills and tactics against the most challenging opponents you'll find... your friends.
  • Five playable races - In Skirmish and Multiplayer modes, command ships from the Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Gorn, and Orion fleets. Each fleet has its own combat philosophy, strengths, and weaknesses. Tactics that lead to victory for one race will result in disaster for another.

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 Average rating (4 reviews)

 Add another half star if you're a Trekkie...

| | See all catchFIRE's reviews (2)

...and I am one. Well, not obsessed, but I do watch, like, and know about the series and characters. Look, I DON'T dress up and go to conventions, ok?! ;)

Anyway, onto the game itself: not a bad game, but "Tactical" is slightly misleading coz it's more a shoot-em-up. And to be honest, this game doesn't even have to have a Star Trek license. It's not uniquely "Star Trek" enough - strip out the Star Trek references and insert another (made up or another license) and gameplay will still be the same.

But at this price, DEFINITELY not a bad game.

Story is set only during Captain Kirk's era. You don't play any of the famous characters (Picard, Janeway, Sisko, Archer etc) because of this - not even Kirk and friends. Only an unfamiliar cast.

And you never leave your ship. It's all set in space, you only controling the ship, weaving amongst planets, asteroids, or Star Bases. You see them on the ship's monitor, but you can't visit them!

You can play either Federation or Klingon, so there's two different stories. Within each story, there are multiple choice answers, which does affect gameplay, but only in so far as battles ie choosing one answer may make you a friend; choosing another answer can lead you into (sometimes tougher) battle. And depending on the answer, the game awards you points which are spent upgrading your ship.

There are no differences in upgrading your Federation or Klingon ship: the names might be different (eg Phaser/Disruptor), but effectively it does exactly the same thing ie quicker turning, faster warp drives, phasers/disruptors charge up quicker, etc. As you progress through the game, you're awarded different classes of ship, the upgrades follow you to the new ship.

Upon completing the game, when you play Skirmish Mode, not only do you play the ships you've been awarded (including the upgrades), but you can play as three other races - though strangely, regardless of race or ship class, all the ship dashboards are exactly the same (Romulan)! I haven't played Skirmish against another human, but you can play different scenarios (eg Fed v Fed, Fed v Klingon+Romulan, Orion+Klingon v Fed+Romulan, etc) and all at various ship classes too. Quite fun trying them out.

Graphics are nothing spectacular (smoke and explosions are nice), sound is good ie authentic, and music is very good - nice and orchestral and even film-like.

I found it enjoyable enough whilst it lasted. Let me put it like this: I'm 37 and these days I don't get to play as many games as I used to or like to - but it was engaging enough for me to play both stories til the end, then tinkered with the Skirmish games for a little while.

Multi-player wi-fi may add another whole star to my score, but I really cannot comment...

 Not bad........

| | See all grayskunk's reviews (9)

I managed to pick this game up fairly cheaply some time ago, I like Star Trek but I am not a hardcore Trekkie but I liked the sound of it and for once I bought on a whim (normally I research my games and try and borrow a copy if possible to see if i like it, this is why a lot of my ratings are high :-)).
First things first the graphics are alright the ships themselves are pretty good and the sound is pretty basic, the story lines are pretty good and keep things a little bit varied and this brings me to the gameplay.

The game plays okay and although it is a little simplistic at times in the sense you shoot a a section of the enemy ships shields then try and shoot through the gap you have created to cause damage to their ships.

Things are freshened up by the story lines for instance you have to in some of the later missions fight several ships at once and also in some instances protect allied ships.

All in all if you get easily frustrated then I would leave this if you are a Trekkie or very patient and willing to persevere to get the most out of games this could be worth a whirl as it is still pretty cheap just don't expect too much.

 Nothing special

| | See all Samariton's reviews (5)

I am not a huge fan of star trek but i do enjoy si-fi so i checked this out. Needless to say it didn't do allot for me. I found that the controls were a little poorly thought out and the hud was... Well lets not go there. It is almost like the designers couldn't decide wether to have a touch screen controlled game or a button controlled game so went for the frankenstein hybrid i saw before me. The game play its self doesn't involve a huge amount of "tactics" so the name is a little inaccurate. Seeing as to me the most important part of any game is the controls i didn't enjoy it a whole lot but the graphics are good and also the graphical interface seems true to the star trek genera but you need to switch between the different interfaces which gets in the way of the game itself. I would advise against buying but if you can work past the controls then it might just be a fun and entertaining game.

 Star Trek Tactical Assult

| | See all mremo600's reviews (2)

i got this game from a game shop in town and i am not a star trek fan but i thought i give it a go as it was very cheep and i got to say this game is great the ship are easy 2 move around and the fighting other ship is great fun this game has 2 single player mode one is l.ocked at the start but altogether is a good game

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