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Homeworld: Cataclysm (Windows)

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Homeworld: Cataclysm is a stand-alone expansion for the Real-Time Strategy Homeworld.

It includes a new race called "The Beast", an alien sort of biomechanical parasite that "converts" any other units that come in close proximity to such "infected" Beast units.

There are also new units available, such as the Mimic, a fighter that nearly perfectly imitates other units and objects (even such as asteroids); a Ramming Frigate, which rams itself into hostile ships, and many more new units also.

Home-base management has become more complex: If one wants to research new ship classes, one must build a Research Laboratory to do this. If one wants to research a new weapon technology, one must construct yet another Lab. If the player wants to expand his fleet, he must build rooms for his pilots, to support them. All of these add-ons are attached to the "Mothership" (which in this game is actually a large Mining vessel). The Missions' design and scenarios are also new and quite different from as in Homeworld. The controlling user-interface is also improved.

Multiplayer games are available via local network (or virtual LAN), as general Internet games were hosted on the now-defunct WON.net network.


Homeworld: Cataclysm Windows Orders received - harvesting.
Homeworld: Cataclysm Windows Get into battle with huge fleets.
Homeworld: Cataclysm Windows The "Processor", a mighty one.
Homeworld: Cataclysm Windows A really stylish ship - the "Hive Frigate"

Alternate Titles

  • "家园:惊世浩劫" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

If only the original Homeworld had been this good... BJ Hoskins (3) unrated
Great game with some annoying, niggly quirks. luciphercolors (62) unrated
Umm... well... somebody (6) unrated
Great sequel to a classic game. Kartanym (10751) unrated

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 26, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamer's Pulse Oct 03, 2000 96 out of 100 96
IGN Sep 12, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
Gameplanet Oct 30, 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Neoseeker Oct 02, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Sep 18, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Gry OnLine Jan 26, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Dec 05, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 82 out of 100 82


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DaHero (863) added Homeworld: Cataclysm (Windows) on Sep 01, 2000