What a pleasant surprise to find out that an old, favourite Star Trek game is coming back through gog.com. It’s funny to realize that almost as much time has passed between this game’s release and now as the 25 years between Star Trek’s premiere and the game’s release in 1992.
I played the hell out of Star Trek: 25th Anniversary in university (cause I’m that old). I remember loading about eight 3.5″ disks into an old 386 PC one by one to install it. Oh yeah. Good times.
While the install process blew, the game itself was a lot of fun. It played as 7 short puzzle-based missions, with a bit of starship combat thrown in. It even included some red-shirt deaths if you weren’t at your best.
When I heard the game was available again, I didn’t hesitate to pick it up. This time around it was fun to hear the original cast reciting the dialogue. Less fun is how incredibly pixelated most of the game is. It looked a lot better back in 1992. Regardless of that, it’s still fun to warp back in time and spend a few hours with it.
I’m also looking forward to playing this game’s sequel, Star Trek: Judgment Rites.