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Through a licensing process similar to the publishing licenses granted to create comics, novels, and collectibles, Paramount Pictures has granted the rights to market Star Trek games of various sorts through a number of different production and design companies.

Originally, some Star Trek: The Original Series games were based on the publishing license begun for Franz Joseph's designs in the 1970s. With the transition of ownership when the franchise became the property of Paramount, and the later success of the Star Trek movies and Star Trek: The Next Generation, a licensing office associated with the productions took stricter control of the franchise's image. Designers of Star Trek merchandise were discouraged from creating spinoffs and depictions that varied from the style and details of the franchise as seen in filmed productions. One of the oldest games, Star Fleet Battles, was allowed to continue as a licensee, but without "Star Trek" in its name. This game was forbidden to mention the Enterprise in relation to Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, or any of the televised characters; however, it was granted rights to use all situations and vessels described in Franz Joseph's Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual and certain TAS and TOS episodes (including the Kzinti). Games are produced by artists and designers not affiliated with franchise production staff, and filmed productions usually disregard events and situations in them as apocryphal, although some designs and references have been added in every one of the various Star Trek series and spinoffs.

Board and video games based on Star Trek are not exclusively licensed; several different companies have released many different types of games. Actors who exclusively played roles in these productions are listed in the articles for the games themselves.

Tabletop wargames, roleplaying games, and collectible card games

Heritage Models

FASA

Last Unicorn Games

Decipher

Modiphius Entertainment

Amarillo Design Bureau and (formerly) Task Force Games

The Star Fleet Universe series of games

SkyBox International

Tsukuda Hobby

Non-RPG board, card, and VCR/DVD games

Star Trek: The Original Series-based and movie era-based games

Star Trek: The Next Generation-based games

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine-based games

Star Trek: Voyager-based games

Franchise-based games

The games listed in this section combine elements from several of the series and movies.

Star Trek alternate reality-based games

Electronic tabletop and hand-held games

Bandai

Coleco

Collins

Konami

Mego

Micro Games of America (MGA)

Milton Bradley

Mattel/Radica

Tiger Electronics


MORE TO BE ADDED

Home video games

"Whole Timeline" refers to all series at the point of production.

Game Platform Released Era
25th Anniversary (PC/NES/Game Boy) DOS Mac OS Classic Commodore Amiga Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Game Boy 1992 (PC), 1993 (Mac), 1994 (Amiga) Original Series
Armada Windows Generic 2000 Next Generation Movies
Armada II Windows Generic 2001 Next Generation Movies
Away Team Windows Generic 2001 Next Generation Movies
The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation Windows Generic 1999 Next Generation Series
Borg Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 1996 Next Generation Series
Borg Assimilator Windows Generic Unreleased (announced 2001) Next Generation Movies
Bridge Commander Windows Generic 2002 Next Generation Movies
Bridge Crew Oculus Rift HTC Vive PlayStation VR 2017 Post-Star Trek
Conquest PlayStation 2 Nintendo Wii 2007 Next Generation Movies
ConQuest Online Windows Generic 2000 Next Generation Series
D-A-C Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Windows 2000 or XP required (NT5+) Mac OS X 2009 Star Trek
Deep Space Nine - Crossroads of Time Super Nintendo Entertainment System Sega Genesis/Mega Drive 1995 Deep Space Nine
Deep Space Nine - Dominion Wars Windows Generic 2001 Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes from the Past Sega Genesis/Mega Drive 1994 Next Generation Series
Voyager - Elite Force Windows Generic Mac OS Classic PlayStation 2 2000 Voyager
Voyager - Elite Force expansion pack Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 2001 Voyager
Elite Force II Windows Generic Mac OS X 2003 Next Generation Movies
Encounters PlayStation 2 2006 Next Generation Movies
Deep Space Nine - The Fallen Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 2000 Deep Space Nine
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier DOS 1989 Original Series movies
The Final Frontier Nintendo Entertainment System Unreleased Original Series movies
The Next Generation - A Final Unity DOS Mac OS Classic 1995 Next Generation Series
First Contact DOS Apple II 1988 Original Series
First Contact Windows Generic Unreleased (announced 1996) Next Generation Movies
The Next Generation - Future's Past Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1993 Next Generation Series
The Game Show Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 1998 Next Generation
Generations Windows Generic 1997 Next Generation Movies
Generations: Beyond the Nexus Nintendo Game Boy Sega Game Gear 1994 Next Generation Movies
Deep Space Nine - Harbinger DOS Mac OS Classic 1996 Deep Space Nine
Hidden Evil Windows Generic 1999 Next Generation
Deep Space Nine - The Hunt DOS Mac OS Classic Unreleased (mid-1990s) Deep Space Nine
Invasion PlayStation 2000 Next Generation Movies
Judgment Rites DOS Mac OS Classic 1993 Original Series
Klingon Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 1996 Next Generation Series
Klingon Academy Windows Generic 2000 Original Series Movies
The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 1998 Next Generation Series
The Kobayashi Alternative Commodore 64 DOS Apple II Mac OS Classic 1985 Original Series
Star Trek: Legacy Windows 2000 or XP required (NT5+) Xbox 360 2006 Whole Timeline
The Motion Picture Vectrex 1982 Original Series Movies
New Worlds Windows Generic 2000 Original Series Movies
Star Trek Windows 2000 or XP required (NT5+) Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 2013 Post-Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Game Boy Sega Game Gear 1993 Next Generation Series
Star Trek Online Windows 2000 or XP required (NT5+) Xbox One PlayStation 4 2010 Post-Star Trek Nemesis
Star Trek Pinball DOS 1997 Original Series
The Promethean Prophecy DOS Commodore 64 Apple II 1986 Original Series
Voyager - Retribution Windows Generic Unreleased (1997) Voyager
The Rebel Universe DOS Commodore 64 Atari ST 1987, 1988 (PC) Original Series
Secret of Vulcan Fury Windows Generic Unreleased (1999) Original Series
The Search for Spock Atari 2600 Atari 5200 Unreleased Original Series Movies
Shattered Universe PlayStation 2 Xbox 2004 Original Series Movies
Starfleet Academy Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 1997 Original Series Movies
Starfleet Academy - Chekov's Lost Missions (add on) Windows Generic 1998 Original Series Movies
Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator Super Nintendo Entertainment System Sega 32X 1994 (Super Nintendo), 1995 (Sega 32X) Original Series Movies
Starfleet Command Windows Generic 1999 Original Series Movies
Starfleet Command II - Empires at War Windows Generic 2000 Original Series Movies
Starfleet Command - Orion Pirates Windows Generic 2001 Original Series Movies
Starfleet Command III Windows Generic 2002 Whole Timeline
Starship Creator Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 1998 Whole Timeline
Starship Creator Deluxe (add on) Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 1998 Whole Timeline
Starship Creator Warp II Windows Generic Mac OS Classic 2000 Whole Timeline
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Stranded Sky Active 2005 Next Generation Series
Tactical Assault PlayStation Portable Nintendo DS 2006 Original Series Movies
The Next Generation - The Transinium Challenge DOS 1989 Next Generation Series
Trivia Challenge Windows Generic 1986 Whole Timeline
The Next Generation - A World for all Seasons 3DO Interactive Multiplayer Unreleased (announced 1994) Next Generation Series
The Wrath of Khan Atari 2600 Unreleased Original Series Movies
The Original Series - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows 2000 or XP required (NT5+) 2012 Original Series
Star Trek Alien Domain: Incursion Web Browsers 2018 Voyager

Compilation packs

Arcade games

Pinball games

Video games

VR games

Wireless mobile games

Slot machines

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