Only for group play 1/5
By Stinks a lot
Not every person wants to play in a group format. Some people just like to play for the fun of playing. Game play was ok until you have to become part of a group expansion.
Good tablet game 5/5
Five star all the way in this class of games.
Don’t bother 1/5
By not worth time or $
This game can be fun. However, after a certain level your base ends Up being completely open to attack by players at such a high level one of their ships could be as strong as your base. Resulting in your loss of millions of your hard earned resources.
Resource hog 5/5
Game is starting to be a resource hog, play on laptop or something with more than 64GB of memory.
Annoyingly Begging for a Review 1/5
It is a great game. The only reason I rate it so low is because you get to a point where you can’t change screens before a prompt asks if you’re enjoying it and then asks to leave a review!
Cash hungry 2/5
I refuse to pay for something in-game where cost far exceeds value. I have read a lot of reviews here. Most coming from beginners to low end levels. While they are 100% correct i’m here to tell you it gets worse the higher level you go in regards to requirements and wait times for ships, research & buildings to upgrade. Many, at my level is a minimum of 2days to complete, many upwards of a week. Yes, the game is an excellent platform for vile talking, money dropping bullies. Yes, there is a global chat that is completely full of some of the sickest, disgusting vile people in the world. Recently Scopley has begun to release pay only ships and other items that unless you come out of wallet large you lose the ability to partake of an event or long term strategy. I am 100% free-to-play and when the pay wall fully stops me, I’m deleting. This from a player at OPS level 27.
Game greed at its finest 1/5
The best thing about this game is the source material. What Trekkie fan wouldn’t want a chance to pilot the Enterprise? However, the developer’s greed quickly erases any potential fun this game could provide. Micro transactions are ubiquitous and expensive, and the developers have implemented game mechanics that make avoiding in-game purchases a losing proposition. These same game mechanics encourage player harassment to a degree that negates any enjoyment of the source material. Play this game, and abandon your faith in humanity.
Star Trek Fleet Command 2/5
Great concept poorly executed. Very labor intensive and EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. the USS Franklin side plot is a big ripoff.
Lack of dev support ruins the experience as the game is very buggy and crashes frequently.
If the bugs were fixed and leveling up wasnt so expensive it would be fun
As it stands SKIP IT
Money pit 3/5
Only writing this review because the game bugs me about it at every launch and I’m hoping this stops it.
Fun game if you either have money or no life.
Also, just stay level 14 so butt heads cant kill you all the time.
Nice but glichy. 3/5
It has been a great game but some of the scenerios cannot be completed due to glitches in system. Contacted tech support vis email. Said they were working on it. Been a couple of weeks.
Going to get expensive 1/5
Just started playing but I can tell it’s going to be pricey.
The mining and pvp are obnoxious 1/5
By murky water
Mining is 90% of what you spend your time doing because you can’t get enough resources for most upgrades any other way (unless you spend ridiculous amounts of money); however, with the pvp, you get about twelve seconds into mining some resource and then you’re destroyed. It takes half an hour to repair your ship (without using any repair speed-ups, which are “conveniently” sold in packs with not-so-convenient prices...). Once you’ve repaired your ship, you go to do some more mining, and then within another minute or so, you’re dead again. They need to either make more mining nodes, so it’s not so ridiculously competitive with the mining, or they need to scrap the pvp within mining altogether. This game has crushed any motivation or hope of leveling up beyond level 19 for me. I’m out!
Definitely worth a play through. 5/5
The ability to be able to choose who you want to help is a great and exciting way to play the way you want. I think the game starts a little slow but let’s be honest, some of the best games do. It’s starting to pick up and it’s becoming a lot more enjoyable. Never really be a “treky” did I spel that right? But this game is definitely fun.
Its not a game, it’s a money generator and we are the batteries. 1/5
Ambitious and engaging, sure. They are on the right path from a design standpoint. It could have been a huge breakthrough in the category. Unfortunately did the following things which make this an absolute eyesore:
- released an alpha product. Bugs EVERYWHERE. Ships blow up without cause, awards aren’t actually credited, endless visual glitches, phantom purchases, etc I could go on forever. In fact, the game just crashed. Customer service is responsive but quite unsympathetic to player frustrations.
- it is the most blatant display of greed ive seen in mobile gaming. They don’t just want your $5, they want hundreds from you. At least. And if you don’t pay, there isn’t really a way forward that’s reasonable. Imagine $99 packs that don’t significantly move the needle. It’s insane.
- akin to the above point the balance is just awful. People drop a coupe of thousand on the game and they immediately start raiding you of your progress, continuously. This company absolutely panders to the rich power player.
- resources make no sense. You can generate stuff and fill your warehouse. Ok. Problem is that many things cost more than what you can store. Then you can go out and raid for stuff and store it on base, well beyond the warehouse capacity. How can I store more if my warehouse is full? Of course unless you drop a few hundred bucks raiding is about impossible. Greed greed greed.
It saddens me to write this. As I said above there is a ton of potential. They won’t get another dime from me, I can promise you that. And I highly recommend you don’t pay either. Giving in just promotes this kind of backwards game implementation..
Good Game 4/5
Good Game, Plenty to keep me busy. Enjoying the graphics and the gameplay. Well Done.
Grateful for customer service 4/5
Grateful for customer service keeping me in this game.
Pay to play after lvl 15 1/5
The game starts out fun, but quickly quickly requires “uncommon” materials that I would rate rare to extremely rare. I have ~13k common and ~400 “uncommon” of one material. Players are all bottle necked at lvl 13-17 which makes it difficult to mine. Miners are slow and weak which makes the gathering of materials hard. You can refine each material every 9 hours, which translates into twice per day. I have been trying to upgrade one one of five piece of equipment on a ship since the beginning of the year, and I’m almost half way there.
Getting and leveling crew is every bit as slow. Players in my alliance have spent hundreds of dollars and are only around level 20. We are guessing that the Enterprise will take years to get and/or cost $1,000.
Don’t like the drop ratio, but fun Star Trek for when you have the itch
Stay away 1/5
If you didn’t start playing this game when it first came out forget about playing it now. Takes way too long and too many resources to level up to a meaningful playing level. Also the PVP is very unfair to newer players. I just hit level 22 and my ships aren’t strong enough to do any damage to any other players at my level or above me and I can only attack players at level 19 or above yet I can be attacked by players at much higher levels. I was just wiped out by a player at level 28 when he attacked my base over 20 times. That is simply unfair to allow a player who is so much stronger then me to wipe me out like that. It will takes me weeks to replenish my resources at this point I’m just about ready to delete this game and move to something that isn’t so lopsided and unfair to newer players
Potential ruined by rude players and glitches 3/5
Game starts out pretty interesting and is a fun story line to turn into. Unfortunately it quickly becomes obvious that if you’re not willing to spend hundreds of dollars a month about the game you will soon no longer be competitive. Combine this fact with the frequent glitches (worst about the Swarms), and incredibly rude or bullying players and the game is fun for a short time and then ultimately frustraiting.
A little slow 4/5
It’s a grinding game. Can be slow
From an iPhone XR 1/5
I have tried to play this game about 6 times now and every time I do it deletes my progress by the next day so please fix this it’s a great game but I’m frustrated with not being able to actually play it for more than a day
By Level 113 bored
Most of the time you’re waiting...... and waiting...... and waiting for crap to repair, research or upgrade. The ships are nothing like the the ships on the shows or movies. The quests are all similar and repetitive. Give me a Star Trek game that lets me build a starship relevant to Star trek series and let’s me build a fleet of different ships for different purposes. There is an old Star Trek game that i have that’s about 15 years old. LOVE THAT OLD GAME, HATE THIS GAME. I ended up deleting this game, it’s very similar to TIMELINES, also deleted
Fun so far lots to do
Good but not great 4/5
I love resource management games and love star trek. I am just a tad disappointed that each video or preview is not like the game. I want to land on planets, be in space battle with intense and deep graphics. Not just mini graphics. Outside of that, a good game.
Buggy but ok for a while 3/5
By Doug an engineer
This is without a doubt the buggiest app I have ever used. I am using an iPhone 6. Be prepared to restart it every 10 minutes.(EDIT: I just switched to an iPhone 11 pro and the game is much more stable) i am a level 12 and the real combat doesn’t start until lvl 15 so it is still possible for me to play without getting my resources raided constantly. These games turn into a grind if you don’t pay but I am still below the levels where that is true, mostly. Definitely join an alliance where they have an active leadership that enforces the rules of engagement, otherwise your alliance will be on the KOS ( kill on sight) list of lots of other alliances. Our alliance has 4 alliances on their list. Even with that there are lots of players who just go around jumping other ships.
Tried sending them feedback on some issues in the game........ The feedback tool on their website doesn’t work. Guess they don’t care about what the users think.
I guess so 4/5
Fun so far. Ya know.... just starting out and such.
Great game 5/5
The game is very addictive, add on’s are expensive
Twisted Mistletoe 3/5
Fun. Slow to get started but moves along nicely. Some functions you just have to explore because it does not explain it to you. (Like upgrading crew)
More p2w nonsense. 1/5
Grindy and very p2w. Could be fun but isn’t for those reasons.
version 8.01 was not ready for production 1/5
I like the STFC game a LOT, but do not download version 8.01. Armadas are introduced along with scores of new bugs! I can’t play the game now because it crashes, literally, every couple of minutes on my 6th gen. iPad. Crashes were rarer in the previous release, happening once or twice a day. This is what happens when you don’t adequately test a release and/or the project schedule slips but the powers that be want to make their release date anyway. #unplayable
The more I play, the less I like it. 1/5
All FTP games are traps, some more than others. This one is very bad. You can mess around without spending much, but if you intend to make any progress you will spend a bunch. Then there are the punks that do nothing but attack your ships, and take what you work hours to get. Terrible game. IMHO.
Great Fun 5/5
Good times in the land of make- believe. Trekked only or those interested in what it is we find interesting and fun
Loved it at first, but ready to delete... 2/5
It is a cool enough game that you can really enjoy it at first, and maybe feel OK spending some money in-game. But it gets frustrating and toxic as you progress. At higher levels, upgrading ships or your base takes insane amounts of resources, and that takes MANY hours of mining, or lots of real money, but other players can and do steal that from you. It is pretty difficult, or lucky, to fill up a mining ship without another player killing it and taking what you just spent hours mining, and if you want to hit him back, you lose your peace shield, which opens your base up to attacks and more robbery. Honestly, this game seems geared towards brigands, as that is the only “smart” way to play. You have to get into an active Alliance to help protect you, and focus on PvP to make this game worthwhile at later levels. Not worth investing the time and resources in the first place.
Not worth playing 1/5
If you enjoy being on the hook to respond to this game at any given time of day or night then by all means play. If you enjoy being attack at every turn because you for got to activate shields, some other player wants the mining node you are on, or just because they are way overpowered than you and there is no way you can defend yourself or retaliate then by all means play. This game has been a waste of time, effort, and thankfully only a small amount of money on in app purchases. Walk away now
Not for the casual player 3/5
I’ve been an obsessive player since January 2019. I’ve done well in the game, but simply cannot compete with the overfunded players. When you can be attacked by a player 10 levels higher with a $15K ship that you can’t even build, you know this game wasn’t designed for you.
With that in mind, there are fun elements to the game. It is possible to play free, but the time it takes to gather materials can be months for one upgrade, if you’re not willing to spend. I have spent a fair share ($2,000+), but still am a mid-range player, at best.
If you’re looking to compete for free, I recommend playing a different game. If you don’t mind spending a little, or getting your butt kicked by those that spend a lot, then give it a try.
Flawed and Predatory 1/5
I accidentally submitted my review for another game under this one. Whoops! If I could give it 0 stars I would.
The game does in fact do the things the negative reviews state. My biggest concern for all of the freemium games is that it truly is a pay to win scenario. This is probably one of the worst examples I’ve seen yet.
The good. It’s set in the Star Trek universe. You’re an independent looking to make a name for themselves. It sounds great in theory. And when you start it is great. You progress fairly quickly. But that’s the mechanics to get you to the money grab and it’s very deliberate.
You spend a majority of the time mining. The resources are heavily dominated by higher level players and yes, it is encouraged to bully as you’ve seen in other posts. You could spend a month gathering resources, only to find someone raided your base and destroyed your miners. And you have literally no alternative other than to spend money, or do it all over again. And while they can’t grab certain resources in a raid, gaining access to those resources can be tricky.
It takes an incredibly powerful fleet to attack a base. And so who do you think gets to do that. Alliance raids? Sure, but because of the power associated within the top alliances you’re not going to be able to touch them. So they are in fact free to bully anyone they wish. As an example I’ve invested in this game in both time and money. I’m a fairly decent level, but it takes an incredible amount of specialized mining (ore, gas, and crystal) to level up your ships and your base. At steady pace (daily management), the max I’ve gotten a ship up to is about 160K in power. The heavy hitters have ships that range from 500K - to well over a million in power. They can literally wipe out an entire star system of players with barely a scratch on their ships.
So unless you plan to invest over $100 a month in packs to begin to compete. Better to find another place to spend your time and money.
Waste of time and money 1/5
This is a pay to win game. Game is PVE until level 15. PVP til level 20... from level 20 on its completely pay to win. A person who is free to play will never beat a pay to win.
The levels are unbalanced so much so that once someone becomes stronger then you, there is no way to overcome the deficit. This results in unbalanced alliances that dominate the game and make it frustrating for everyone else, especially when the strong alliances impose self made rules to continue dominating the game.
The game is glitchy and depending on the update the game has serious graphics and or force crashing issues. This is a time based game. Time to mine until the node is empty, time to repair ships, time to shield your base.... problem is the timing is completely off on the servers. Set an independent timer and you’ll see what I mean. In a game when minutes matter this is a fatal error.
The thing that got me from playing every day for hours a day to completely quitting the game was the inconsistant shield times. Go to bed at 1am and drop a 12 hour shield. Wake up at 9 am and I was raided 4 hours earlier. I’ve documented this multiple times and I fear it is Scopely that is behind this... giving pay to play players more resources by dropping shields of free to play players.
The customer service is terrible and honest to god this is the first game that I’ve experienced is a money scam. People have paid literally thousands of dollars on this game just to dominate it.... and for what? Save yourself the time and don’t bother downloading this.
It’s a fun game and you get hooked quick lol
Don’t get this game 1/5
It’s not to bad but this game will infect your email with really annoying adds omg the worst
I was enjoying this game-up until I was farming for resources and got booted from it by someone-and since Im not a level 10 the only retaliation was to boot them off.
Then I get plundered by someone higher than a 10-and again no recourse for it as Im not a level 10. Now I know this is a fighting app, but if the devs won’t let us lower level peeps fight each other till level 10, then they shouldn’t let the higher levels bully the lower levels either.
So as far as Im concerned just another money grabber app and a waste of everyones time.
Game needs to be balanced and less pay to play 1/5
The game is fun, but it’s one of the worst pay to play games I’ve ever seen. You will get crushed by the wallet warriors unless you spend money to stay under protective bubbles all the time. They release new pay to win packages that cost $99 all the time. The game has serious imbalances that need to be addressed. My level 25 station was attacked by a single level 38 player cargo ship and defeated with a level 25 Kumari battleship defending. Why can a level 38 player even attack a level 25? Why would a level 25 pay for any resources in this game when a level 38 Wallet warrior will just take it from you? Seriously need to balance the game.
Whale heavy 1/5
Don’t waste your time. Continually attacked for pay to play players and newbies don’t have a chance. Once you hit level 21 you better pay for base shields ever minute or level 29 whales will attack you over and over clear out your resources. Big fail of a game
Do not waste your time and money. 1/5
Catch up on all of the Star Trek Siri Television shows you will walk away a better person. This game Teaches you to pray on the weaker players.
If you enjoy watching paint dry then this is the game for you. Collecting resources takes up all of your time. You can mine astroid for six hours and come up with nothing but a destroyed ship that could take up to a hour to repair. It takes several minutes to travel. If you’re willing to spend a lot of United States currency aren’t playing this game then you might enjoy it.
Great game 5/5
By Rob exner
Fun to play. Wish there was more tactical interface during combat. Not just a random “roll if dice” odds.
Great game, addicting 5/5
Hope this stops the review prompt 5/5
I like the game so far. The prompt of constantly asking for a review is driving me mad