On September 6, 1966, the first episode of a new science fiction TV series, Star Trek, was shown for the first time in Canada (the show premiered in Canada first, two days before the U.S. on NBC on September 8). Now, 52 years later, Star Trek has become one of the biggest entertainment franchises of all time, with six live-action TV series and 13 feature films (so far), not to mention all the toys, comic books, novels, documentaries and, yes, games based on Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future.

Android users can download five official games based on the Star Trek series from the Google Play Store, from high-end space strategy games to 8-bit pixel titles. Here’s a look at the best Star Trek games for Android.

  1. Star Trek Fleet Command
  2. Star Trek Timelines
  3. Steam Link
  4. Star Trek Trexels II
  5. Console emulators

Star Trek Fleet Command

Price: Free to play

Star Trek Fleet Command is one of the newer Star Trek games for Android. It’s an MMO strategy game. Players explore new worlds, trade goods, join alliances, and do battle against the bad guys. The game has plenty of Star Trek cameos along with various factions to join decent graphics and tons of stuff to upgrade. It’s one of the few native Star Trek games and it gets frequent updates.


Star Trek Timelines

Price: Free to play

Star Trek Timelines is, by far, the best Star Trek game out there. Developed by Disruptor Beam, the strategy RPG lets you pick your own starship crew from hundreds of characters available from the six Star Trek TV series, each with their own special skills and abilities. You can then use that crew to explore the galaxy in your own ship, again based on the many starships shown in those series. You can also engage in starship combat, either with AI controlled enemies or online with other players.


Star Trek Trexels II

Price: Free to play

Recently, the sequel to Star Trek Trexels made its way to the Google Play Store, offering updated graphics and more or less the same basic gameplay. You assemble a crew of characters from the various Trek TV shows, explore the galaxy, and maintain the ship. You can also take them on planetary missions for some turn-based combat. Both Star Trek Trexels games are fun titles with retro graphics and lots of easter eggs for fans of the shows.


Steam Link

Price: Free

There are a ton of decent Star Trek titles on PC. In fact, that’s the main platform for most video games from the series. Steam Link lets you play such games on mobile. It’s a bit difficult to set up for those who aren’t super tech savvy. However, once it’s set up, you can play PC Star Trek games from Steam on your mobile phone with a controller. Since the selection is much better on PC than it is on mobile, we consider this a legitimate method to get your Star Trek fix on your phone. The app is free, but the costs of Star Trek games vary on Steam itself.

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Emulators

Price: Free / Varies

Emulators are another good source of Star Trek games. You can play classic games like Star Trek: The Next Generation, a 1994 release for the Super Nintendo console, a bunch of old titles for the Commodore 64, and there are some other options. Much like mobile, there aren’t a ton of console games as the series mainly leans on PC for its main platform. Still, between Steam Link, a couple of good emulators, and the above options, you can play almost every Star Trek game in existence on your mobile phone. Hit the button below to check out our best list.

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