Categories: Space, Combat, Sim
Meta Score: 53
Store: Star Trek: D-A-C (Price: Is Free)
User Score: 45.0
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Publisher Names: Paramount Digital Entertainment
Support Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish – Spain
Publish Date: 2009-05-13


PC Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 – 2400 Mhz or AMD Athlon XP 2400+
  • Memory: 1024MB (XP) or 2048MB (Vista/Windows 7)
  • Graphics: GeForce 6600 GT or ATI Radeon X1300-series with 256 MB dedicated video memory
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 400mb
  • Sound: Direct-X Compatible Sound Card
  • Controller Support: XBOX360 Controller


Star Trek: D-A-C allows fans to pitch battles between Starfleet and the Romulan Empire. Up to 12 players can compete in thrilling team combat. There are three game play modes – single player, online multiplayer and online co-op. For each mode, there are three different game types – Team Deathmatch, Assault and Conquest. Players can now choose from four ship types for each faction, including the new U.S.S. Enterprise featured in the "Star Trek" film. Each ship – the powerful Flagship, the aggressive Fighter, the nimble Bomber and the all-new Support Frigate – offers its own unique capabilities for players to master and manipulate as they fight for victory. The Support Frigate allows players to heal friendly ships and easily target enemy escape pods. New gameplay updates in Star Trek: D-A-C for PlayStation Network include variable AI difficultly settings, customizable goals that allow players to set game time limits and number of kills needed to win, improved mechanics for capturing control points in Conquest games, and host migration, which will allow games to continue even if the host player disconnects. [Paramount Digital Entertainment]

Positive Comment(s)

Too few maps on offer and a shallow single player mode does this game no favours, thankfully though if you have a few friends online this is a fun space shooter that looks stunning.79WonderwallWeb

Negative Comment(s)

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.67AtomicGamer
Even with some flaky ship-control dynamics, Star Trek D-A-C is pretty enough to make for a decent XBLA purchase.75TeamXbox
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.61IGN
D-A-C is a fun title that would have faired better at a lower price point due to the lack of content and overall mediocre feel.70GamePro
We would’ve loved a story-based solo campaign like that in the similar (but infinitely superior) Undertow. [Aug 2009, p.74]60Official Xbox Magazine
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.70NZGamer
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.501UP
Star Trek D-A-C has barely anything to do with Star Trek and even worse has little to do with fun.50Gamers’ Temple
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.50VideoGamer
Shooting things is far too difficult. [Issue#47, p.101]50X-ONE Magazine UK

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