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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 Loading screens provide the mission briefing.
Maelstrom Windows Conversations are unnatural and stiff. Characters constantly repeat the same few movements.
Maelstrom Windows Building some basic base structures.
Maelstrom Windows The mission begins.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Playfuls Mar 05, 2007 7.6 out of 10 76
GameZone Feb 19, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Games (Germany) Mar 25, 2007 69 out of 100 69
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2007 B- 67
Armchair Empire, The Mar 09, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Power Unlimited 2007 60 out of 100 60
1UP Feb 20, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gamigo Mar 02, 2007 5.4 out of 10 54 Feb 20, 2007 9 out of 20 45
CanardPC Mar 01, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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Sciere (360860) added Maelstrom (Windows) on Jul 12, 2007