At the time, it was remarkable: the chance to completely explore one of franchise’s famous ships from stem to stern, and be part of that world in a tangible, personal manner. It was a playground to explore and interact with a Star Trek series unlike anything any previous game had attempted. As someone who was young enough to discover Star Trek through Voyager, it was an incredible experience.


Star Trek games since have often struggled to balance solid gameplay that video game fans crave with the chance to explore the franchise’s beloved universe, to capture that intangible but vital “trekky” feeling. Elite Force was arguably the first that gave Trek fans the best of both worlds—and that’s why 16 years later it’s still my favorite Star Trek game.