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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 Main menu (Emergence version)
Homeworld: Cataclysm Windows The "Processor", a mighty one.
Homeworld: Cataclysm Windows Shield unique ships.

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Homeworld: Cataclysm Other
Homeworld: Cataclysm Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "家园:惊世浩劫" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Homeworld: Emergence" -- Digital re-release title

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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 (68) unrated
Umm... well... somebody (6) unrated
Great sequel to a classic game. Kartanym (12705) unrated

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 26, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpy Sep, 2000 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot Sep 15, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Gamer (Netherlands) Nov, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Nov, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Gry OnLine Jan 26, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Génération 4 Oct, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Gamekult Oct 24, 2000 8 out of 10 80


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DaHero (973) added Homeworld: Cataclysm (Windows) on Sep 01, 2000
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