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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.


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

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Playfuls Mar 05, 2007 7.6 out of 10 76
Worth Playing Mar 25, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Armchair Empire, The Mar 09, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Pro-G Feb 28, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gamigo Mar 02, 2007 5.4 out of 10 54
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 27, 2007 47 out of 100 47
Jolt (UK) Mar 05, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45
Entertainmentopia Apr 10, 2007 C- 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 (245530) added Maelstrom (Windows) on Jul 12, 2007