There have been so many terrible games that fans played anyway just because they had something to do with Star Trek that it was a nice change to get a game that could stand on its own, with the Star Trek license acting as just icing on the cake. Elite Force was a surprisingly good first person shooter set on the USS Voyager during the show’s sixth season. The player assumes the role of Ensign Alex Munro, a member of the new Hazard Team, an elite security and special operations force formed to deal with the increasingly unusual and hostile environment of the Delta Quadrant. When Voyager is unexpectedly transported to an alien ship graveyard, Hazard Team is sent to investigate the situation with the hope of finding a means of escape before the ship’s power and resources are drained.
Players explore mysterious derelict ships, fight marauding aliens, defend the decks of Voyager, and try to figure out who or what is holding the ship in this increasingly desperate wasteland. With great graphics, an intriguing story, voice acting from all of Voyager‘s main cast, and rock-solid gameplay, Elite Force was a commercial and critical hit. A sequel, Elite Force II, was released in 2003, and expanded the role of Hazard Team to the Enterprise-E after Voyager’s return to the Alpha Quadrant.