‘Elite Force,’ ‘Bridge Commander’ And More Classic Star Trek PC Games Updated For Windows 10

A frustration for fans of classic PC games is that they become unplayable on modern computers, or maybe you can’t find those long-lost game discs. But this will no longer be a problem for a selection of some favorite Star Trek games of the past.

Activision Star Trek games on GOG.com

The digital storefront GOG.COM and Activision are celebrating Star Trek Day by bringing some of the franchise’s favorite and critically acclaimed video games back, updated to work on modern operating systems. According to GOG “Preserving classic games is at the very (reactor) core” of their business and they have set their engineering crew to make sure that all of these games are up-to-date and running smoothly on Windows 10. Some of the titles even work on LAN multiplayer.

The six classic Star Trek games now available on the GOG.COM store include:

Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force – a first-person shooter set onboard the USS Voyager where you must take on some of the most dangerous special missions.

Star Trek: Elite Force II – a stunning sequel set on Enterprise-E where you get your orders from Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself!

Star Trek: Hidden Evil – a third-person adventure game with both Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner reprising their roles as Captain Picard and Lt. Cmdr. Data.

Star Trek: Away Team – an isometric turn-based tactical game influenced by titles like Commandos and the X-Com series.

Star Trek: Starfleet Command III – a simulation game with RPG elements where you can customize your starship and lead it into space battles.

Star Trek: Bridge Commander – a space combat simulation game that sits you in an actual captain’s chair with a crew waiting for your orders.

In addition, two real-time strategy titles, Star Trek: Armada and Star Trek: Armada II, are coming soon to GOG.COM and can now be added to the user wish lists.

The games are priced at $9.99 each. For more details, please visit the Star Trek games page on GOG.COM.


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Star Fleet Command was way better when it was based off Starfleet Battles (I think I and II)! Are they going to update that version because would love to play that multiplayer! Had great weapon and ship variety and awesome tactics!
The most memorable Star Trek games to me was 25th anniversary (PC) and Judgement Rites; it was like playing a TOS season. They should continue that series!

Yes, please, please do I&II. III was not bad, but was dumbed-down (no doubt by marketing drones) for “broader appeal”, it was/is not NEARLY as deep as I&II…

Yes, I’ll never get why story writers were like “let’s give everyone cloaking devices”, “everyone uses photon torpedoes”, “everything is generic!” and then wonder why a TOS with Romulans having cloak and plasma torpedoes, Klingons having battleships, disruptors, Kzinti/Hydrans with fighters, Lyrans, transporter marines. mines, expanding sphere generators, drones, etc is so much more exciting in a game. SFB expands on that with the Andromedians invading the galaxy with repulsor beams, displacement Devices and the Tholian Web, etc – that should have been SFC III.

+1

Yeah, the first two Starfleet Command were based on SFB. They have the first one but oddly not the second.

GoG also has both 25th Anniversary and Judgement Rites!

Star Feet Command 1 is already on GOG

Oh, thanks!

Darn. I have a Mac.

You always have the option of boot camping a Mac – not all hope is lost.

Is it an x86 (Intel) Mac or one of the new ARM ones? If it’s the former you might be able to install Windows in a VM or natively and play them that way. I think DOSbox is probably available for macOS for the DOS-based ones. Even 64-bit Windows can’t run DOS games.

Awesome! I have all of them on disc, and so far the ones I tested (Armada II and Elite Force) were running fine in compatibility mode. But this is of course great for people who don’t own the old discs anymore and don’t want to pay excessive amounts of money on ebay for those games (I saw bridge commander go for 100+ Euros)

This is a nice little surprise. Played most of the games back in day. A pity Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Fallen is not included. A decent third person shooter.

Would be so much easier were they on steam.

I don’t know about “so much easier.” GOG is great!

Agreed; I love GOG!

1st: Be patient, the Trek titles from Interplay became available on Steam after just a short time of GOG.com exclusivity.

2nd: Why, just why would you say such a thing? GOG Galaxy is at least as comfortable as Steam, and you can even use it to access your Steam library. On top of that GOG.com does not bother you with DRM. You can actually download and install the games from a stand-alone installer without a client, if you fancy that. No internet activation required. Also, GOG.com takes care of the classic games published there and will keep them compatible on Windows 11 and into the future. The only actual downside is the lack of an integrated modding library like the Steam Workshop.

You are aware that you can bind games into steam to launch them from there?

Elite Force was so sick back in the day. There was even a multiplayer death match, too!

I LOVED Armada and Armada II!!! So pleased to see these coming back!

Me too! I just played it today on my old windows xp computer which I kept because of that. Would love to play it on windows 10.

This is great news. The only remaining 90’s Trek game I really want to play again is “Birth of the Federation.” It was such an underrated game.

One of my favourite Trek games and it’d be fantastic to play it again.

Man I used to deliberately cheat to keep the game going and have about 80 starships protecting each system, the Klingons would almost always still give me a run for my money though if we hadn’t reached an alliance. For some reasons the Cardassians were always the first to fall haha.

Add to that my game would go for too many turns and each turn would end up taking like 5-10 minutes to process or something ridiculous.

Bridge Commander!! Finally playable on modern hardware! That’s awesome!

I’ve missed these old friends. That activision lawsuit was such a blow to me in high school. I wanted my EF2 expansion!

Hope they get the rest of the Interplay Trek games up like Klingon Academy, Starfleet Command 2 and New Worlds. To add to that get the Microprose titles too like A Final Unity, Generations, Klingon Honor Guard and Birth of the Federation

Never have I ever been so happy in my life, with the exception of asking my fiance to marry me of course haha.

I loved Armada I and Armada II as well as Bridge Commander. I had the Hidden Evil demo but I never got to play it. I am seriously purchasing all of these games. I am so stoked.

I hope they add DS9: The Fallen!

Could they bring Starfleet Academy and Klingon Academy back from the dead too??

Gog has Starfleet Academy listed for sale.

Thank’s for that. Actually I wish the Klin Acad. A LOT! :)

I love both Star Trek and games, but I’d prefer a Star Trek game that’s NOT about fighting. Are any of these about exploring and making friends with new peoples?

Try 25th anniversary and judgement rites. You basically play a TOS season.

Thanks! I’ll check that out.

There’s a bit of exploration in Bridge Commander. But also a lot of combat. Despite this it stays true to the series and films.

No Star Trek: Armada? That was the only one worth playing. Haven’t been able to play it for years.

On the GOG website both Armada 1 and 2 are listed as coming soon. Can’t wait to play them again!

I was always a big fan of the Elite Force games. Can’t wait to try them out again.

Since I own Elite Force 1/2 on disc – can I download a patch somewhere for Windows 10? I DID manage to get it working recently, via unnoficial means, but I’d like a proper patch to install or whatnot.

I lost a lot of sleep to Elite Force back in the day. And cookies. First person shooters give me motion sickness, but I’d still play that one in online group battle mode for hours. I seem to remember finding a server somewhere where someone had patched it with a limited TOS environment. It was so cool that I’d just walk around like a tourist getting blasted.