What is arguably the best Star Trek game available on PC isn’t its own game, it’s actually a huge mod for space strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. That mod, Star Trek Armada 3, has just been released in what the mod team is calling the ‘final version,’ ready for you to boldly download where no one has downloaded before.
Star Trek Armada 3 has been in development since 2012, which is right around when Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion launched. It’s set during Trek’s Dominion Wars, which were popping off during the last few seasons of Deep Space Nine. The mod replaces just about everything in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion with Trek universe equivalents, allowing you to play as the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, the Cardassian Union-Dominion Alliance, and the menacing Borg Collective.
The modding team, Stellar Parallax, has created a host of new ship models, art, UI designs, and tonnes more for the mod, which even includes custom Trek cinematics and authentic voice lines for hero units like Captain Picard, Martok, and Commander Sela.
If Trek isn’t to your taste, there are Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion mods for all the major sci-fi franchises – Star Wars, Halo, Stargate, you name it. We’ve rounded up the cream of the crop in our collection of the best Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion mods guide, which also includes a handy how-to section for getting mods up and running.
Stellar Parallax, for its part, has moved on to its next project: another Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion conversion mod called Ages of the Federation: The Four Years War. It’s set in the Star Trek: Enterprise – The Original Series era of the Trek timeline.