Star Trek The Video Game brings Kirk and Spock together for the first time in an exciting original co-op adventure set in the new Star Trek universe masterminded by J.J. Abrams in his 2009 reboot of the classic sci-fi series. Set between the events of that movie and the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, this original story was co-written by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer, Marianne Krawczyk. Acclaimed Ontario-based developers Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2, Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, The Darkness II) have worked closely with the team at Paramount Pictures to ensure that this is a game that forms an important and faithful part of the Star Trek franchise, with the movie cast, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg, all performing their roles for the game.
Star Trek The Video Game allows you to play as Captain James T Kirk and Mr Spock for the first time in a video game. Whether you choose the reckless Kirk or logical Spock, the two distinct personalities allow for very different playing styles and character abilities, and you'll need to work alongside your partner to save the galaxy together. In this unique co-op adventure, you can play locally or online with a friend in private co-op mode, or go online and team with any other player joining in around the world. You can also play alone, with your partner controlled through AI.
But what would Star Trek be without strange new worlds to explore? Star Trek The Video Game lets you visit mysterious alien planets filled with dense jungles or treacherous rocks, as well as remote space stations, science labs and more. Plus, you'll get to explore parts of the Enterprise that have never been before. You'll also discover the villains of the story, the deadly Gorn. These rascally reptiles have been given a makeover in-keeping with the new Star Trek universe, and are now more dangerous than ever.
The spirit of Star Trek adventure is also very much alive in the gameplay of Star Trek The Video Game. Whether you're gliding through chasms or jumping precariously through zero G onto moving spaceships, hijacking enemy vessels or guiding the Enterprise in epic space battles, this is your chance to experience the action and excitement that comes with being the Captain and First Officer of a Federation Starship. You'll also be rewarded for carrying out your missions like a true Starfleet officer, like setting your phasers to stun instead of kill.
Amidst all the action, though, there is still very much an emphasis on exploration. This is not limited to the places you go, but in the way you play, too. Each location is ripe with information to gather using your trusty Tricorder, and the more you learn from the people and places around you, the more you'll be rewarded. The Tricorder can also be used to solve puzzles, open doorways and access control panels, and sometimes only in tandem with your partner.
The Tricorder isn't the only bit of 23rd Century equipiment you'll use in Star Trek The Video Game. There's a wide variety of weapons and gear from Kirk and Spock's signature phasers, to specialist outfits for certain environments, to the weapons that Scotty has been tinkering with and upgrading. Combined with your character's special skills, every encounter, every no-win situation will turn out differently based on who, what and how you play.
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