Of all the Star Trek games on this list except for one, which we’ll get to shortly, A Final Unity best captures the spirit of the franchise. With beautifully rendered graphics and voice acting from the entire cast, players guide the crew of the Enterprise-D through a story that fits perfectly with the tone of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Enterprise must intervene to stop a war, find clues left behind by an ancient civilization, and truly explore ‘strange new worlds.’
The gameplay is mostly linear, but players are free to take their time exploring the Enterprise, conversing with the crew, and even visiting the holodeck. The game deftly combines aspects of adventure, puzzle, and strategy games via challenging away missions and real-time 3D space combat, and players are rewarded for completing missions with great looking (for the time) 3D-rendered cutscenes. By the time the ending credits roll, you’ll feel like you’ve just lived through an episode of The Next Generation.