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Overall, Star Trek Bridge Crew is a solid experience. A couple of small details to maybe work on but these can easily be addressed in future updates. The Co-Op is fun and better then the single player missions, but single player as well as the tutorial allows you time to get used to the somewhat complex controls and help not make you look like a total newb when going into the real thing with other people online.
I love this game. I really, truly love it. It's the realisation of a genuine fantasy, and, as I said at the start of the review, this is the kind of completely immersive experience that is exclusive to VR that makes for the most compelling argument for the technology.
Delivering on the dream of a Star Trek VR experience, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a fantastic new game for anyone with a VR setup. You might want more, but what is available will put a smile on your face and keep it there for hours.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a Trek fan’s dream – the chance to gather your friends and man the bridge of a starship together. Even non-Trek fans will be able to extract a lot of enjoyment out of the game, thanks to its intuitive gameplay mechanics and helpful tutorials.
The magic of Star Trek isn't the ship, but in the crew, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew nails that mechanic perfectly. What might otherwise appear as a cold and stationary experience becomes amazing when played with friends. While the campaign isn't as long as we were hoping, the ongoing voyages provide enough randomization to keep us busy. As I push the wobbly AI out of the airlock, allow me to heartily recommend Star Trek: Bridge Crew — it's downright “fascinating”.
Even if you're not a Star Trek fan this is still a game worth considering, especially if you're after a social virtual reality experience. Just try not to become a redshirt.
While Star Trek: Bridge Crew might lose players along the way because of its particular gameplay and lore, the game has the merit of being original compared to other VR experiences on the market. The immersion is decent thanks to the use of the PlayStation Move and PlayStation VR, but it still requires you to play in co-operative multiplayer to fully live the experience instead of relying on AI bots.
However, what Bridge Crew does succeed in creating is the sense of teamwork and camaraderie that all Star Trek shares. It feels like the next evolution of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign, or a virtual reality LARP.
Featuring deceptively deep cooperative gameplay, Bridge Crew is the best virtual reality multiplayer game currently on the market – and it will give Trekkies multiple hours of joy. However, a lack of variety in missions, and the general asshattery of some players in public matchmaking, mean it's a dish best enjoyed with a team of friends, not randoms.
If you can find some like-minded friends to join your adventures fresh out of Starfleet, Star Trek: Bridge Crew makes for a great social experience. Those that opt for a more single player experience might find themselves missing out on the magic.
But what a platform, though! Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a brilliant VR experience, and pushes the technology to emphasize social interaction and cooperation in a way only a handful of other titles have been able to realize. Beyond that, it's fine slice of Star Trek fan service, as well. There's plenty more new life and new civilization to find in Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and I'm hoping that it'll be able to boldly go and realize the rest of its potential.
Being on the bridge of a Starfleet ship in VR is a very satisfying experience, as long as you are a Star Trek fan of course. But after this very good first impressions, Star Trek Bridge Crew lacks a bit of surprise and variety in its missions.
Review in French | Read full review
Star Trek: Bridge Crew brings a great VR experience, along with a fun multiplayer mode. Homewever, its lack in variety and content and its tedious single player mode prevents us from recommending the game to everyone. Hardcore Star Trek fans may consider an immediate purchase, while others should better wait for a price cut.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Star Trek Bridge Crew puts you in the seat of a Federation starship where you can be captain or crew. The game shines when playing with other human beings, but fails greatly when playing with AI. An excellent experience for the trekker inside you, if you find a suitable crew to play with.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a fun simulator game. It lets you experience manning a spaceship in outer space. It’s a nice little escape if you’ve ever dreamed of going beyond the space frontier. I really loved staring at its visuals. The vast expanse of space was just breath-taking. I just wish that we could have played this game without having to be always online. But if you have the means to do so, then I would recommend that you play this game. I’ll see you guys in the space frontier. Long live and prosper!
Playing Star Trek: Bridge Crew is every Trek fan's dream, giving you the opportunity to sit on the bridge of a Federation starship. It's a great co-op game for VR, but takes a few direct hits when played with AI and when you think about the balance between roles and the mission structure. Even so, with the Trek license lending this game an awful lot of atmosphere and the paucity of must-have VR games right now, this is still a near essential buy.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew feels like a promising first draft of a fantastic Trek simulator, but it only goes boldly for a few hours. After the novelty of finally sitting on a beautiful Federation starship bridge wears off and you've exhausted the handful of mission types, all that's left is the goofy physical comedy of messing around with your friends or strangers in VR. That's nothing to scoff at, but with such a basic combat system and so much time spent twiddling virtual thumbs in two of the four chairs, Bridge Crew's needs a refit before it'll be ready for anything close to a five-year mission.
Bridge Crew is pure fan service. Being a member os USS Aegis Crew feels amazing in VR, but missions are too limited, and technical aspects are too simple. Enjoyable if you find three more friends to share this voyages to deep space.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
It's still somewhat thrilling to inhabit the captain's chair on the bridge of a starship--at the bare minimum, Star Trek: Bridge Crew accomplishes that mission. When the game is at its best, the spirit of cooperation between various asymmetrical elements is encouraging--even special. In every other regard, however, Bridge Crew is forgettable the second you pull out of VR.
We are facing a good experience of virtual reality, but only advisable if you are a big fan of star Trek. The game will only require you to play buttons for hours. Of course, aboard a ship of the universe Star Trek.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Brushing its hilariously goofy teamwork aside, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a shallow, repetitive experience that even the most optimistic Star Trek fans will struggle to sink their teeth into. It's a missed chance at making piloting your own craft a pleasure, and a sore disappointment.