- Platform: Mac, Mac OS X
- ELSPA Minimum Age: 15
- Media: Video Game
It isn't long before the Voyager crew members discover they aren't the only abductees trying to patch their vessel together and escape... and the adventure begins. As a member of Voyager's newly formed hazard team, it's your job to secure required repair materials, gather information about the other survivors, and ultimately enable Voyager to resume its long journey home.
Frequently there are two or more team members with you (including familiar faces such as 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, analyze 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.
The cast of the TV series provided the voices for their characters in the game, and the artists painstakingly modeled 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