Based on J.J. Abrams' reimagining of the Star Trek mythology, Star Trek: D-A-C lets gamers join up to 11 friends for arcade-style space combat. Players can choose from a number of different Federation and Romulan ships, and though the U.S.S. Enterprise is featured, the game features no other significant film tie-ins regarding plot or characters. Single-player missions find gamers battling alongside AI bots, while multiplayer options include both a co-op and versus mode. Each mission is designed to last approximately ten minutes, and players can earn special ship upgrades and weapons along the way.