Star Trek Timelines

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Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Intriguing strategy game for franchise fans.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Simple touch controls, but gets complicated after a while.

Violence

While there are space battles, there's no blood, gore, images of anyone being hurt.

Sex

Seven of Nine still wears tight catsuits.

Language
Consumerism

Players can use real-world money to buy in-game currency, which is then used to buy playable characters, ships, other boosts. May interest players in Star Trek TV shows.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Star Trek Timelines is a strategy game inspired by the Star Trek TV shows. And like the show, there isn't much in the way of sex or violence, save for Seven of Nine's form-fitting uniform and the bloodless space battles. Players can use real money to buy in-game currency, Dilithium, which can then be used to purchase new ships and crew members, as well as boosts. The game may also prompt players to go back and marathon every Star Trek TV show, which will then make them want to buy the shirts and action figures, and go to conventions. Read the app's privacy policy on the game's website or in the Customer Support section of the settings menu to find out about the information collected and shared.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byCarson Bush May 12, 2018

A moderately interesting game, has tons of classic and obscure characters.

This game focuses mostly on grinding to collect some random object to upgrade your characters, and you really could care less about the storylines involved in t... Continue reading

What's it about?

In STAR TREK TIMELINES, the omnipotent, all-powerful alien Q is messing around with the fabric of time and space, again, and it's up to you to decide which character from different Star Trek shows is best to complete certain tasks. For instance, do you send Spock, Worf, and Seven on an away mission, or do you bring Dr. Crusher or Sisko instead? And once there, who do you get to negotiate with the Klingons? There are also space battles that are largely autonomous, though you can get characters to do helpful things here as well. Which makes this a canonical nightmare, but a fun game of "What if?" for fans of this sci-fi series.

Is it any good?

A fun game of "What if?," this strategy game has different characters from different installments of the titular TV show interacting and battling it out in an engaging strategy simulation. In Star Trek Timelines, the all-powerful Q is once again testing humanity and the rest of the Federation by causing problems in which various time periods from various Star Trek shows are mixed and mashed. Which is why, when not talking to Q, you're engaging in space battles in which, say, the original Enterprise and the ship from Star Trek Discovery might team up to fight Romulan Warbirds from the era of The Next Generation. At other times, you command missions where you, for instance, might send Deep Space Nine's Captain Sisko, Voyager's Seven, and Discovery's Michael Burnham to fight Worf from that alternate dimension where evil people have goatees. All of which might make sticklers cry out that this is illogical! But with deep systems, a good variety of missions and ways to play them, and a fun story you'd never see on TV, Star Trek Timelines is a fun strategy game for fans of this iconic sci-fi saga.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about using strategy. In this game, you need the right person for the right job, so what has playing this game taught you about carefully weighing your options and thinking things through before making a decision?

  • Talk about space ... the final frontier. What does Star Trek Timelines teach us about different people getting along? Do you think this message might be relevant today?

  • Discuss money management. In this game, you can spend money to buy things you can earn by playing, but does that make good financial sense? Conversely, does it make sense to spend a little money on the game so that the developers can buy things they need?

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