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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 Commencing attack.
Maelstrom Windows You can control your 'hero' units in the FPS mode.
Maelstrom Windows Building some basic base structures.

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Maelstrom Screenshot
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Maelstrom Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Feb 19, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
Daily PC Game Reviews Feb 21, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gamernode Mar 29, 2007 6.2 out of 10 62 Feb 26, 2007 60 out of 100 60
Pro-G Feb 28, 2007 6 out of 10 60 Feb 20, 2007 9 out of 20 45
Jolt (UK) Mar 05, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45
CanardPC Mar 01, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Game Chronicles Mar 19, 2007 3.6 out of 10 36
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Feb 14, 2007 3 out of 10 30


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Sciere (742526) added Maelstrom (Windows) on Jul 12, 2007