Backwards Compatibility explores the long history of Star Trek video games, from fantastic fan made text adventures to big budget flops.
There have been some fantastic Star Trek video games… and some really terrible ones as well. As Trek nears its 50th anniversary video game Youtube channel Backwards Compatibility explores the history to Star Trek on computers and consoles.
Every Trekkie has a favorite Star Trek video game, whether it’s the shooters like Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force, or the strategy games like Star Trek Armada we all have one. Since deep down all Trekkies want to take command of a starship and boldly go this shouldn’t be surprising.
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For me that game was Star Trek: Birth of the Federation, an overly complicated, detail oriented, uber nerd of a game that required you to have a deep knowledge of the Star Trek universe. Therefore it was certainly not a game that was going to catch on with most people. Yet it allowed me to explore the galaxy and lead the Federation, which is what I always wanted to do.
Now with Star Trek Bridge Crew it looks like Star Trek video games will finally leap into virtual reality and that dream to command a starship is finally truly within our reach.
So before we celebrate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary let’s look back at where Trek has boldly gone in the world of video games.
Star Trek is experiencing a renaissance due to its 50th anniversary and a new television series on the horizon, it’s only logical to assume that Trek will also make a resurgence in the world of video games.
The second coming of Star Trek video games may have already started with Star Trek Bridge Crew being VR and Star Trek Online coming to consoles. No matter how you like to get your Trek: in film, TV, or game form, it’s a good time to be a Trekkie.
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