Frequently there are two or more team members with you (including familiar faces like Seven of Nine), which lets missions play out more like episodes from the series than a solo firefight that just happens to take place in a Star Trek setting. Other team members will disable security fields, analyse data, converse with you as the mission progresses, and add some much-needed firepower in the tough battle sequences. Elite Force uses the Quake III engine to good effect, serving up some beautiful environments, colourful special effects, and smooth frame rates. Our only gripe is that all the missions take place inside various spacecraft, but the architecture used by each race is unique so that it isn't too repetitive.
Elite Force stays very true to the source material, as you'll discover the first time you beam into a Borg cube and watch the inhabitants march by as if you weren't there. Shot a passing Borg and the massive environment sprung to life as the threat was detected and dozens of angry Borg will converge onto your position. The cast of the TV series provided the voices for their characters in the game, and the artists painstakingly modelled the interior of Voyager. It all lends an authentic flair to this fun game that belongs in the collection of any Star Trek fan. --T Byrl Baker
The graphics capture the unique atmosphere on-board each of the vessels you board, from the vastness of the borg cube to the patched together Scavenger's base with a distinct section for each of the races onboard.
The sections in-between missions when you're aboard Voyager are very well done, being able to arm yourself, use the holodeck and speak with members of the crew really added that extra something that makes the game feel like you're actually in an episode of the show.
I must say though, the races that were created soley for this game were a bit of a let-down. The etherians and the robot sentries were an absolute push-over. Also a little variety in enemies other than big versions and small versions would've been nice. The harvesters weren't too bad, but again a little too easy to beat.
A couple of accuracy issues cropped up aswell, it's probably me just being picky....but in just about every episode I've seen a phaser rifle will take someone down with a single shot, even if it isn't set to disintigrate but it takes 3 or 4 to knock someone down in the game. Also the infinite modulator weapon takes the tactical element out of the borg missions as you can just blow every borg that appears into kingdom come with a couple of shots.
Other than those few minor points the game is possibly the best Trek game you can buy. An excellent FPS whether you're a trekky or not. Also I couldn't go without mentioning the excellent holomatch! Even if you have no friends to play it with the single player version is pretty cool.
All in all a brilliant game, you have no excuse not to own it!
Not just for Star Trek fans either, its a great game full stop!