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 two official games based on the Star Trek series from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, everything else is an emulator. For whatever reason, there aren’t a lot of Star Trek games on mobile.
Star Trek Fleet Command
Price: Free to play
Star Trek Fleet Command is one of the more competent titles for Star Trek fans. 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.
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.
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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