Star Trek: Legends launches on Steam

Star Trek: Legends is now on your PC!

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Star Trek: Legends was for the longest time stuck behind a paywall in the Apple store. Users who owned an Apple device and subscribed to the Apple Arcade were the only ones who could play the game. Meaning, you had to subscribe to the Apple Arcade and pay either $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year to retain access to the game.

That is no longer the case, as the game will be crossing platforms and joining Steam. The game is currently available on Steam and users can now purchase it for $19.99. The game will feature a bit different gameplay than what you may be used to. While typically, most Star Trek games are turn-based games or first-person games, this game is an RPG.

RPGs, or role-playing games, allow you to take a character and affect how they develop and change throughout the story. It offers a more customizable experience than other games, and Star Trek: Legends is no different in that regard.

For those interested in finally trying out the game, the Steam launch comes with some upgraded features as well. So if you haven't heard great things about the Apple Arcade version, the game's developer, Tilting Point, has upgraded the game some. New users can expect a host of new things to experience. Concerns over the quality of life have been addressed, with the game being more balanced than it was before.

The user interface (UI) has also been tweeked, allowing for a more streamlined gaming option on the computer. The controls are also better suited now for the PC than for mobile devices. Users hoping for Steam Deck support are going to get their wish, as the game now supports that. Not only that but achievements, a new feature involving collectibles and more have been added to the game.

Here's what else you can expect from the official announcement (via, as well as a trailer for the game.

From the official press release:

  • A Universe of Characters to Recruit: Collect and command a roster of 95 playable characters available from day 1, each with 3 to 4 unique skills. Unleash the potential of your team with characters from across the entire history of the Star Trek franchise.
  • Complete Collections and Earn Rewards: Complete thematic collections, from Starfleet Captains to notorious Villains. Activating collection-specific combat bonuses adds a layer of strategy to your battles – each completed collection will also reward players with exciting bonuses.
  • Experience Expanded Missions: Embark on 8 Episodes with 6 Missions each, offering narrative choices and multiple pathways. The Steam version includes all 8 Episodes from day 1, with refined reward and difficulty balancing for an engaging experience.
  • Enhanced Shuttlecraft System: Assign characters to Shuttlecraft routes for XP and rewards. The Steam version introduces a player-friendly and streamlined experience with overhauled timers and rewards for enhanced gameplay.
  • Improved Combat and UI: Engage in turn-based combat with up to 4 characters in your team. The Steam version brings quality-of-life changes, combat balance tuning, and a revamped UI for a smoother gaming experience.
  • Updated Survival Mode: We’ve updated the balance of Survival Mode for a better player experience and improved the mode’s character reroll feature.
  • Customize Your Bridge: Unlock 8 different stations aboard the U.S.S. Artemis, assigning characters to each station to provide combat bonuses. Tailor your team to fit your preferred strategy.
  • Enhanced Summons: Collect “Orbs” to summon new characters, now with the convenience of +1 & +10 buttons for multiple summons in a single transaction.
  • Unlimited PVP Battles: Challenge fellow players in unlimited PVP battles, earn medals, and advance through lifetime PVP Leagues for better rewards.
  • Exciting PVP Seasons: Participate in limited-time PVP leaderboard Seasons, competing for the highest score and exclusive rewards. A fresh start every 2 weeks keeps the competition fierce.
  • Operations and Events: Engage in daily challenge battles with the overhauled Daily Operations system. Weekly events offer Event Operations for points, unlocking characters, and participating in faction-specific War Events.