Star Trek: Invasion
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Developer(s)Warthog Games
Publisher(s)Activision
Director(s)Ian A Grieve
Designer(s)Haydn Dalton
Programmer(s)Mike Anthony
Artist(s)Han Randhawa
Writer(s)James Swallow
SeriesStar Trek
Platform(s)PlayStation
Release
  • NA: August 23, 2000[1]
  • EU: September 15, 2000
Genre(s)Space combat simulator
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Star Trek: Invasion is a video game, released in 2000 for the Sony PlayStation console. The game was developed by Warthog Games for Activision. The game also has some distinction being developed by the same team (who were mostly working under Warthog Games) responsible for the Colony Wars series.

A "space combat shooter" title, Star Trek: Invasion is based on characters and situations from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The game features voice acting performances by several Star Trek actors, including Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) and Michael Dorn (Worf).

Development

Invasion was the first Star Trek game to be released for the Sony PlayStation. It was developed by Activision in conjunction with Warthog Games, who had previously created the Colony Wars series of games.[2]

Reception

The game received "generally favorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[3] Starlog praised the game, saying that it "delivers big and entertains" and said that the graphics were "great",[2] but criticised the Star Trek experience saying that the music lacks the feeling of the franchise and the ships seen in the game don't match those which appeared on television or in the films. It added that players should be "pleased with the game" if they could sidestep the lack of a typical Gene Roddenberry/Star Trek feeling.[2] John Gaudiosi of NextGen said of the game, "A textbook example of how to blend a popular license with solid console gameplay, this deep-spece shooter offers an original Star Trek storyline and fun multiplayer action."[13]

In 2016, Tom's Guide ranked it as one of the top ten Star Trek games,[16]

Notes

  1. ^ Two critics of Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the game each a score of 8/10, and the other gave it 9/10.

References

  1. ^ IGN staff (August 30, 2000). "The Enterprise Hits PlayStation". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Not the Trek". Starlog. No. 281. December 2000. p. 18. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Star Trek: Invasion for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Barnes, J.C. "Star Trek: Invasion - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "PlayStation Reviews (S)". Gamecenter. CNET. Archived from the original on October 18, 2000. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  6. ^ Edge staff (October 2000). "Star Trek: Invasion! [sic]" (PDF). Edge. No. 89. Future Publishing. p. 100. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  7. ^ Boyer, Crispin; Kujawa, Kraig; Davison, John (November 2000). "Star Trek: Invasion" (PDF). Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 136. Ziff Davis. p. 258. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  8. ^ Self, Rich (October 12, 2000). "Star Trek : Invasion". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Archived from the original on March 30, 2001. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Fitzloff, Jay; Anderson, Paul; Reiner, Andrew (October 2000). "Star Trek: Invasion". Game Informer. No. 90. FuncoLand. Archived from the original on January 7, 2001. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  10. ^ Brian (September 2000). "Star Trek: Invasion Review". GameRevolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  11. ^ Provo, Frank (August 29, 2000). "Star Trek: Invasion Review". GameSpot. Red Ventures. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  12. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (August 24, 2000). "Star Trek: Invasion". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Gaudiosi, John (December 2000). "Star Trek: Invasion". NextGen. No. 72. Imagine Media. p. 130. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  14. ^ "Star Trek: Invasion". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. No. 37. Ziff Davis. October 2000.
  15. ^ Boyce, Ryan (August 21, 2000). "Star Trek: Invasion". Maxim. Biglari Holdings. Archived from the original on June 26, 2001. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  16. ^ Honorof, Marshall (July 21, 2016). "Top 10 Star Trek Games". Tom's Guide. Retrieved June 8, 2019.