|Star Trek Elite Force 2
|List Price: $49.99
Our Price: $49.99
A Holomatch Made In Heaven:Similar to the original game, Star Trek Elite Force II offers several multiplayer modes but with new features and weapons taken from the single player game, including melee weapons. Returning multiplayer modes include Holomatch, Capture The Flag, and Team Holomatch.
Players resume the role of Alexander Munro, chief of the Hazard Team, Starfleet's elite security unit. Now assigned to the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E, players will explore strange new worlds, battle against both new and familiar civilizations and go on the most dangerous assignments in the galaxy.
Now set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe, players can expect to face off against classic Star Trek antagonists such as the Borg, Klingons and Romulans. Players will also fight several never before seen alien species including a mysterious nightmare race. To help players gain the upper hand against such formidable foes, the game allows players to arm themselves with 13 different weapons and gear including a phaser, Romulan disruptor, tetryon gatling gun, a full-featured tricorder, and several all-new weapons.
- Better, Bigger, Longer:Building on the shoulders of its critically acclaimed predecessor, Star Trek Elite Force II features a more open level design than traditional shooters by offering different solution paths to several of the game's mission objectives. Additionally, the game consists of 11 missions for the biggest Elite Force game yet.
- Explore Strange New Worlds...:In the true spirit of Starfleet and exploration, Star Trek Elite Force II transports the player to a series of increasingly exotic outdoor locations like expansive alien landscapes and the void of space.
- New Ship, New Faces:As a new crewman aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E players can interact with the ship's systems and fellow crewmen such as the legendary Captain Jean Luc-Picard as they repel invaders and prepare for missions.
- Set Phasers To Frag:Players can dish out the damage with a variety of ranged weapons including improved phasers, an enhanced I-Mod and all new weapons like Romulan disrupters and a tetryon gatling gun. Melee weapons such as the Klingon Bat'Leth make their mark in multiplayer, and a fully functional Tricorder will be available for scanning and interacting with environments.
- Lookin' Good:Sporting the latest QUAKE III: Team Arena code base, Star Trek Elite Force II features even better graphics than its predecessor. Character models and textures offer greater detail and environments are even more stunning. The QUAKE III: Team Arena engine also allows for larger outdoor environments allowing designers to create massive alien landscapes.
- game was enjoyed my I
Fun game ... very fun game ... i like game ... kill borg ... kill klingon ... kill romulen ... kill human ... ha ha ha ha ... violence is bad ... violance is fun! buy game and kill!!!...more info
- EF2 only half as good as EF1
This is going to just be a comparison between Elite Force 1 and 2.
EF1: Lots of varied architecture, including Borg, Etherian, Klingon, etc., with no repeats. Many of these architectures are really gorgeous. This applies to both single-player and multi-player maps.
EF2: Nearly every map uses the same ugly brown industrial style. This applies to both single-player and multi-player maps.
EF1: The ENTIRE cast of voyager lent their voices to the game (although Jeri Ryan had to wait for the expansion pack)
EF2: The only TNG cast memebers to lend their voices are Captain Picard and that snivelling weasel Reginald Barclay. You won't find Worf, Riker, Troi, Geordi, doctor Crusher, or anyone else, despite repeated visits to Sickbay, Engineering, and the Bridge.
EF1: Shoot up lots of different types of bad guys, including Borg, etherians, klingons, malon, hirogen, mirror-universe humans, maintenance bots, and giant bugs, with very little repetition from one mission to the next.
EF2: Shoot up the same damn species of bugs over and over and over and over in every freaking map.
EF1: Overall visual look is simple, colorful, and well-lit, providing a fun and only slightly cartoonish look.
EF2: Dark, drab, foggy maps with no color or texture and WAY TOO MUCH FOG. Most interior areas are too dark; you shouldn't need to use night vision unless it's actually nighttime, or the lights on the ship aren't working. This applies to both single-player and multi-player maps.
EF1: The core Hazard team members have their own distinct and colorful personalities.
EF2: The core Hazard Team members have little, if any, personality.
EF1: FINALLY did away with the incredibly annoying concept of secret areas.
EF2: Brought back the incredibly annoying concept of secret areas. Said secret areas are often impossible to find unless you either go to a website or look at the game code, and many core ideas of the game (like red doors always being locked) are violated.
EF1: Every number from 1-9 was a weapon slot, and every weapon had its own slot all to itself, providing rapid access to an arsenal of truly unique weapons. The Tricorder, not being a weapon, was accessed with the "t" key. No two weapons were alike. Once you grab a weapon, you get to keep it in every mission from that point onward.
EF2: There are 13 weapons crammed into 5 weapon slots, making the right weapon for the job take longer to get to. The Tricorder is assigned to number 6, despite not being a weapon. Many weapons are also functionally identical, such as the Enhanced Compression Rifle and the Attrexian Arc Thingie. The secondary fire modes on most weapons are pretty much the same: a single powerful ball that takes time to reach its target, recharges slowly, and uses lots of ammo. Many of the weapons are also cheap ripoffs of EF1 weapons, like the way the Tetryon Gatling Gun is really just a watered-down (and ugly-looking) version of the Tetryon Disruptor. And to add insult to injury, energy weapons use clips. What the hell!?
EF1: Your decisions affected which Hazard team members would live or die. You actually felt sorry for the redshirts that went down, too.
EF2: The above function is no longer existent. You either save your teammates, or lose the game and try again.
EF1: Lots of maps and lots of character models. In team games, your default team is Blue, the universal color of good.
EF2: Very few maps and very few character models. Capture the Flag got particularly screwed over. In team games, your default team is Red, the universal color of evil.
And the list goes on and on and on, as interminable as EF2's single-player mode.
EF2 is probably a decent game on its own, easily much better than Quake III. However, after playing Elite Force 1 for so long, I was extremely disappointed with the relative lack of effort and thought that went into EF2. After playing this game, I have a whole new respect for the first one....more info
- Set Phasers to Stun
All in all this was a decent game. The atmosphere was good, and the graphics were much improved from the original Elite Force. The weapons and sounds were authentic to the series as well. So what, you may ask, is the reason I only gave it a 3? This is because it has poor replay value. I beat it in about 3 days and I don't really feel like going through again. Good game though, I liked it. If you're a Star Trek fan its a good game to check out....more info
- how the mighty have fallen...short.
the first Elite Force was ground breaking and a good FPS for its time (2000 a.d.) but this game just stinks. it fell short of every expactation i had. first off the game is too short. only 10-11 missions, i finished in 2 days. second, this game IS NOT Star Trek, its just another monster fighting FPS...soooooo dissapointing. i wanna fight Borg, Romulans, cardassians and other Alpha quadrent foes...not monsters...if i wanted monsters id pick up Doom. the one thing that was okay in the game were the weapon choices and the fact it takes place in the alpha quadrent on the Enterprise. dont waste your money like i did, im 50$ out. ...more info
- Very good game, only one bug....
This is a good game: great graphics, interesting story, a very satisfying assortment of weapons and you get an up-close view of the Soveriegn Class Federation starship (nice looking main shuttle bay, and big too!).
BUT: Before installing the game, make sure that you have DirectX 9 compatible video and audio hardware and drivers installed on your computer or else the game will completely lock up your PC on the second part of the game. I had to download new drivers for ATI video card and Soundblaster sound card to fix this problem.
Other than that, this game is better than the first Elite Force in many ways and its worth the $$....more info
- Good Concepts but Poor Execution: A Disappointing Sequel
Like many fans of the original Elite Force, I bought this game on the very first day. I was quite happy with the new and improved graphics and more advanced AI and weapon accuracy. Unfortunately, the game's weak spots became very evident as I progressed. Three in particular are worth mentioning.  Huge areas of the game are not clipped. If I'm not supposed to explore an area - fine. Build a fence. Or add some crates close me into the designated space. But don't keep having me hit non-existent walls.  Also, the cinematic segments in this new game are far less true to the TV shows and movies than the cinematic segments in the original game were. The plot often makes no sense at all (during Mission 6, the bad guys are trying to destroy the ship one minute and then disabling the auto-destruct the next).  My final complaint is with the weapons. Unlike the original, where one could pick from any weapon acquired, the new game gives you only a handful for any given mission, and often deprives you of one of the two truly excellent ones (the assault and sniper rifles). The missions are good; the locals are better, but key faults in this game make it a frustrating experience. Although it requires a little bit of universe-hopping, I recommend Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast over Elite Force II to any gamer....more info
- It's As Good as The First One
Star Trek Elite Force II is as good as the first Elite Force.
I am glad that it takes place right after Voyager Comes home to the Alpha Quadrant. I think the graphics are excellent.
I have spent a few hours a day playing it trying to get farther
than the day before,if I ever finish playing it to the end
I would start all over again and replay because In my opinon
I think that has replayability. The only thing that is wrong with the game it would have been nice to at least have Riker, Worf,and Data take part in the game. But they had Tuvok return and take temporary assignment aboard the Enterprise, which is ok.
Other than that I still give it 5 stars. I highly recommend
this to any Star Trek Fan and fans of first Person shooter games....more info
One of the best star trek games of all time, along with klingon academy, The Dominion War,and the first voyager. PEACE: Don't need to say another word, the game speaks for itself............more info
- Single player great, multiplayer technically challenging
SINGLE PLAYER: GREAT! Very Long and involved story, fun sub plots occuring in the background.
MULTIPLAYER: Very Fast. Weapons hit hard, this is not a game where you take a little damage and run around looking to get healed.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Their support has responded, during the business week, within 1 day to any inquiry. When they have offered support, it has been accurate. No Support of console features, such as cheat modes or hosting your own server.
ONLINE PLAY TECHNICAL ASPECTS: You can not host and play on the internet on the same machine. Two machines are required. Only one player per license can play on line at any given time. LAN play does not have these restrictions....more info
This game is the best game I've every played. And it's much better than Voyager Elite Force, which was good, but it lacked things that are in Elite Force 2. I wish that they'd stop giving the players non Federation guns. The Federation should stick to using their own weapons. That's just how I feel anyways. I know that the Arc Gun saved me a few times. And the Quantum Burst kills me more than it kills the enemy. The Compression Rifles are my favorite. As for my favorite mission... The Attrexian Station (donno the actual name of it). The worst... That swamp planet you crash on. It was a good idea to have a swamp scene, but it wasn't very detailed. Well, I stop now. PLAY THE GAME....more info
- Live Long and Prosper
If you are a star trek nut like me this is the game for you
Spock couldn't have made a better game even though he came back from the dead I couldn't have seen that coming myself! Spock is such a great guy! McCoy was the best doctor he could mend anything from a space rash to a bird of prey attack. The way Kirk escaped the GIANT PLANET EATER! is amazing! They needed more Spock in this video game more he is the best he is also as cool as Picard he is the best! This game is good. But Star Trek the show is much much better. Live Long and Prosper....more info
- Space: The Final Frontier?
I was excited about elite force II when I read about a preview about one year ago, it looked like more elite force with new missions, improved graphics, and not much more. MY review is in sections this time:
Graphics Score: 8.9
Star Trek Elite Force 2 Roughly is based on the aging Quake 3 arena engine, though, has heavily enhanced it, provides stunning visual detail in both characters and environments. It's defintely colorful and exceptional, but isn't that incredible, but is good enough for what it has to offer. Full Screen Antialiasing, precise lensflares, stencil shadows, dynamic lightmaps and dynamic lights, realistic physics, detailed surfaces, detailed textures, Wall decals, high level curve detail, high level view of distance, high level of special effects, advanced deformable geometry, opengl extensions support, anisotropic filtering, 32-bit color, resolutions up to 1600x1200, V-Sync support, and more, to name a few. The typical. Really. The game performs decently under my 9500 pro with all advanced settings( except full screen antialiasing) maxed at a 1024x768 res with 32-bit color, usually I maintain around 20-200frames per second, usually 40, 50, 60, it changes frequently, etc. On anything inferior, the game will run sluggish. Believe me.
Audio Score: 9.0
Elite Force II provides the typical rich 44khz sampling rate sound effects with up to 7.1+ surround sound support and reverb effects, which is very nice. The real nice thing is that it ranges from 11khz to 44khz, 2 speakers to 7 speakers support, 8-bit to 16-bit sound quality(or 24-bit if supported), and support for EAX, EAX 2, A3D, or EAX 3 sound cards, or just plain ol' good software sound. THe sound is very "treky", you know, but better than the last game, and indeed deserves a superb score.
Game-Play score: 8.5
Game-play wise, Star Trek: Elite Force 2 is very good. There is new open-ended game-play, you can beat a level multiple-paths, explore all kinds of levels, use all kinsd of weapons against aliens, fight all kinds of aliens, the usual range of multiplayer head to head modes except new models, maps, and a new game-type named bomber, and more. Although there is a lot of puzzles, hard bosses, and at times can be disturbing and not so fun to experience. The game features many realistic locations, and characters and friendly in this game. The single player game is twice as long as the last one, but doesn't feature support for both female or male choices. And isn't perfect. But oh well. It's still more than just good.
Story-line score: 8.6
Interesting, it takes off right after Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force ended, I wouldn't want to spoil it for you star trek fans out there ;), but you'll end up liking it!
A.I score: 5.5
Uh, poor in certain ways. A.I isn't so good, they can be dumb, and has a few glitches, but are OK.
+Very Good Graphics
+Superb Sound And sound options
+More treky and open-ended game-paly
+Both singleplayer and multiplayer
+Two new multiplayer models and a new game-type
-It isn't perfect
-Performance could have been more optimized
-Some frustrating puzzles in levels
Overall score: 8.5
Elite Force II, Star Trek, is more than a good sequel to Elite Force 1. But didn't pass my expectations in all ways, infact, totally featured horrible A.I and wasn't quite fully optimized, and at times featured fustrating puzzles that didn't bring Elite Force II to happyness, but is a great game and well worth the purchase, especially for star trek fans. I recommend it, and is an excellent example of it's genre. Beam me away, scotty! :)...more info
- Star Trek Elite Force 2, The End of the EF Saga :(
I know, it sounds pretty bad doesnt it? Let me just say before you skip this review, that the single player is pretty good. The enemies can be challenging at times, the puzzles are a nice touch and the graphics are top notch. Here lies the problem.
Ever try to play a fast paced multiplayer game? You clanners know what I'm talking about ;) That blurring speed with wich you rocket jump over your enemies, snag the flag and strafe jump like theres not tomorrow for your team-mates? Dont expect that here. :( Imagine EF's low grav settings being made the standard. Yup, try strafing in that! This game's graphics are way too intensive for multi-player action, and the weapons fire way too slow.
Great game types though, all refreshing from the standard CTF DM, TDM game types. One thing though, if you want to "Kill" an opponent, not "holofrag" them, get another game.. this game is just too lame for MP :(
And no, Im not talking as some kid who just randomly picked up this game, I'm not a n00b. I'm [SR]Warpcore, I've been in clans for 2 and a half years, and Star Trek Voyager Elite Force was my first FPS game. Since then I've played games like UT2k3, Halo, RTCW, BF1942, Red Faction, Jedi Knight 2 and Quake 3.
- Well Crafted Game
As a life-long gamer and Star Trek fan, let me tell you that Elite Force II is the greatest Star Trek game to date, followed closely by its predecessor, Elite Force. In Elite Force II you continue as Alex or Alexandra Monroe and lead the Hazard Team through missions that are too dangerous for normal away teams. Though the game starts out on the USS Voyager, in continuation from the first Elite Force, you are soon transferred to the USS Enterprise-E where you get to stroll about this incredibly advanced ship in all of its glory. With a good graphics card, Elite Force II provides astonishingly well rendered graphics true to the Star Trek universe in every detail. All of the weaponry and computer systems in this game are more advanced than those from the previous Elite Force and show the evolution of the game with the real life franchise. One of my favorite features of Elite Force II is the ingenious integration of the tricorder to fix computer systems, reroute power, and scan for life signs and structural integrity weaknesses. This adds to the level of realism and truly makes you feel like you are a Starfleet officer. The missions are both fun and challenging and provide a first hand look into the universe of Star Trek. I highly recommend this game to both gamers and Star Trek fans alike - you won't be disappointed. ...more info
- The Half-Life Game of Star Trek
This game is similar to the original Half-Life in gameplay. There are few bugs, and gameplay is smooth. Missions and storyline are interesting. Game is also fairly long. Con: gets old after a while. Overall, a pretty good game, especially for Star Trek....more info
- Star Trek Elite Force 2
If I had a choice, I would Elite Force before I play this game. I wanted forever but the game is not bad. The game requires you to do a lot of baby-sitting and you are compressed to time. The tricoder has to be used a lot like to find energy terminals and health terminals. The game offers a variety of people or things to shoot at. The problem or the good news is that you have to spend a lot of time by yourself, the game is quite clever because the different team members doing some of the thinking but you can't shoot them or hurt them like you did in the other elite force game. When you did in that game, they would turn around and shoot you and even if you killed them, the game didn't allow to go on but that is not a problem in this game. Last, the game is not a very good game to be basing on the series. Picard and Barclay are the only people from TNG and Tuvok is brought back as well....more info
- Very satisfying and very intense!
I basing my review on the single player aspects.
The action is very intense and the gameplay great. This is probably rated nearly as well as Half-Life in its day. It would be a big mistake to deny yourself the chance to play this game. It is superior in so many ways, graphically, storyline, intensity.
The storyline really throws you some hooks. The character models are fantastic. I just can't say enough about my experience with this game. I'm now starting to play the game for the second time....more info