A video game based on the fourth live-action Star Trek television series was released on this day in history.
Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force, developed by Raven Software and published by Activision, was released for Windows PCs on September 20th, 2000.
The game, based on the series of the same name, is a first-person shooter. The player takes the role of Alex Munro (either a male or female), who is part of the Hazard Team–a group of officers who deal with the most dangerous threats to the starship Voyager, which continues to make its way across the Delta Quadrant back home after being stranded there. In the story featured in this game, Voyager finds itself in a graveyard of various starships including some that are very familiar…
Elite Force features a full story with voice acting of the entire main cast of Voyager (Jeri Ryan didn’t originally feature in the game, but did in a future expansion.) as well as a new cast for the new characters featured in the game. Aside from the single-player campaign, players could take on the role of a variety of characters in multiplayer.
The game earned many positive reviews and was generally well received by both fans of the franchise and first-person shooters in general.
A Playstation 2 version, developed by Pipe Dream Interactive and published by Majesco was released the next year. The aforementioned PC expansion pack released in 2001 featured a mode that allowed the player to explore the Starship as well as new missions and multiplayer maps and modes. A sequel was released in 2003.