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Description

Maelstrom is a real-time strategy game that takes place in 2050, on a savage future Earth. After an ecological disaster the two remaining human factions wage ware against vicious alien invaders, and each other, in a desperate struggle for survival. The factions are The Remnants (low-tech resistance fighters using conventional weapons), The Ascension (highly intelligent, logical, and ruthless exploiters using high-end futuristic weapons) and the alien race Hai-Genti (aquatic life-forms using bio-engineering as their main weapon).

Terraforming and influencing the elements are important parts of the gameplay. By freezing rivers, creating tornadoes or forming a mountain range players can transform their defense position. Hero units can be controlled directly in a third-person view. Six players can play in several online multiplayer game modes. The singleplayer part consists of 3 campaigns, for each of the factions.

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Maelstrom Windows The mission begins.
Maelstrom Windows Conversations are unnatural and stiff. Characters constantly repeat the same few movements.
Maelstrom Windows Commencing attack.
Maelstrom Windows You can control your 'hero' units in the FPS mode.

Alternate Titles

  • "Maelstrom: The Battle For Earth Begins" -- Tag-lined title

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Game Watcher Feb 09, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2007 72 out of 100 72
4Players.de Feb 26, 2007 60 out of 100 60
Gamesmania.de Feb 26, 2007 57 out of 100 57
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 27, 2007 47 out of 100 47
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 20, 2007 9 out of 20 45
Entertainmentopia Apr 10, 2007 C- 42
GameSpot Feb 20, 2007 4.2 out of 10 42
CanardPC Mar 01, 2007 4 out of 10 40
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Feb 14, 2007 3 out of 10 30

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Sciere (373040) added Maelstrom (Windows) on Jul 12, 2007