Maximum Warp: GOG bringing back classic Star Trek games

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Remember when GOG was called “Good Old Games”? When the fine folks at CD Projekt were more concerned about getting classic games like, er..NOX to contemporary players at low prices, rather than selling brand new games and launching alternatives to Steam? I remember (as does Pepperidge Farm), and from the looks of their latest release, GOG remembers, too.

Thanks to a deal with CBS, they’ve just released three classic Star Trek titles to the service, namely the point-and-click adventure games Star Trek 25th Anniversary and Star Trek: Judgment Rites, as well as the space sim Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. This is pretty good news for folks looking for their Trek fix, but don’t want to get into my current jam, Star Trek Online. I’ve also never played the old Trek adventure games, though I remember being really off-put by controlling Starfleet Academy with a joystick. I was all “Starships don’t have joysticks!”, and turned it off in disgust. Oh, how wrong I would be.

Now that we’ve got these games on board, I’m hoping GOG can prevail upon Activision to let the Star Trek Elite Force series, and also Star Trek Bridge Commander onto the store. Those are some good old Trek games, after all.

Josh Tolentino
Contributor - When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh served as Managing Editor for Japanator. Now he mostly writes for Destructoid's buddies at Siliconera, but pops back in on occasion.