DescriptionMaelstrom 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: The Battle For Earth Begins" -- Tag-lined title
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The Press Says
|Game Watcher||Feb 09, 2007||8.2 out of 10||82|
|G4 TV: X-Play||Mar 20, 2007||80|
|Playfuls||Mar 05, 2007||7.6 out of 10||76|
|GameStar (Germany)||Feb, 2007||72 out of 100||72|
|Game Revolution||Jun 06, 2007||B-||67|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Feb 16, 2007||6 out of 10||60|
|Pro-G||Feb 28, 2007||6 out of 10||60|
|Gamesmania||Feb 26, 2007||57 out of 100||57|
|Gamigo||Mar 02, 2007||5.4 out of 10||54|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Feb 27, 2007||47 out of 100||47|
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- Maelstrom (Official game website)