Star Trek: The Video Game Video Review

Star Trek Ahead of next month's release of Star Trek Into Darkness, we got our hands on Namco Bandai's official tie-in game set within the new canon created for director and producer JJ Abrams' rebooted franchise. The game, developed by Ontario-based developer Digital Extremes and overseen by Paramount Pictures hits shelves today for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, and fans will be clamouring to hear whether the latest attempt to release a worthy Star Trek game has worked. Tie-ins don't usually work, so how did Namco Bandai's attempt to conquer this undiscovered country of quality play out...? With a storyline occurring after the events of J.J. Abram€™s 2009 Star Trek reboot, the Star Trek video game puts players in the shoes of seminal heroes Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, inviting them to work together to take on the ferocious Gorn in this epic action adventure. Built from the ground up as the ultimate co-op experience, players are set on a journey of immense proportions across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23rd century weapons and gear. Kirk and Spock€™s complementary personalities result in the most fully realized and varied co-op experience for this console generation. The game features voice performances by the cast of Abrams' original Star Trek movie, as well as the upcoming sequel, adding a touch of finesse to a tie-in that might usually find itself fighting off accusations of cashing in without due diligence or care and attention to the source. Thankfully, the game is far from that, despite some flaws, and you can read our full alternative review to the game here. Star Trek: The Video Game is available now. Buy it here.
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Child of the 80's. Brought up on Star Trek, Video Games and Schwarzenegger, my tastes evolved to encompass all things geeky.