Maelstrom (Windows)

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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 Building some basic base structures.
Maelstrom Windows Loading screens provide the mission briefing.
Maelstrom Windows Commencing attack.
Maelstrom Windows The mission begins.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Watcher Feb 09, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Mar 25, 2007 69 out of 100 69
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 16, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Power Unlimited 2007 60 out of 100 60
Gamigo Mar 02, 2007 5.4 out of 10 54
Play.tm Feb 26, 2007 50 out of 100 50
GameSpot Feb 20, 2007 4.2 out of 10 42
CanardPC Mar 01, 2007 4 out of 10 40
IGN Mar 15, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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Sciere (299194) added Maelstrom (Windows) on Jul 12, 2007