Set near the end of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine story, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -- Dominion Wars is a real-time strategy game with the focus on command of a Starfleet warship. The reptilian Cardassians have allied with the Dominion to fight against their Alpha Quadrant neighbors, while the Federation and Klingon Empire unite to stand against the invasion. As a battleship captain, you have the option of commanding Cardassian, Klingon, Dominion or Federation fleets.
Each of the 20 missions requires the selection of a proper crew, including bridge, engineering, and security personnel. Choose from over 20 starship classes and command up to six at any one time. Full management of ship operations includes power allocations between weaponry and shields, engine monitoring, threat assessment, and weapon deployment, as well as transporting personnel to board captured enemy vessels. Five difficulty ratings (Lieutenant through Admiral) are based on the number of ships commanded.
Multiplayer action is offered for up to eight players via LAN or the Internet, and features multiple scenarios including deathmatch modes (open space, asteroids), star base defense and attack, planets, nebulae, and more. Starships and captain portraits created in the bonus CD, Starship Creator: Warp II, can be imported for use in Dominion Wars but are limited to three Federation classes (Defiant, Akira, and Galaxy) and the Klingon B'rel Bird of Prey.