In the space of fifty years, Earth changed from a planet on cusp of a challenging future to a world a breath away from lifelessness and plunged into an apocalyptic time of ecological disaster, global warfare and the meltdown of human civilization. This is the time of the Maelstrom.
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Data de lançamento: 20/fev/2007
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In the space of fifty years, Earth changed from a planet on cusp of a challenging future to a world a breath away from lifelessness and plunged into an apocalyptic time of ecological disaster, global warfare and the meltdown of human civilization. This is the time of the Maelstrom. In this ravaged world, the planet's dwindling resources have divided what remains of mankind in two: the urban freedom fighting 'Remnants' and the technologically advanced 'Ascension'. Now they must wage war against a new threat, the invasion of a savage alien race, the Hai-Genti, and each other in a desperate struggle for supremacy and survival. Through the game's missions, take command from different viewpoints and employ faction-specific tactics and weaponry to achieve your objectives. Complete with the ability to terraform landscapes and transform units, Maelstrom provides gamers with the power to harness the forces of nature in the most frantic, destructive, action-packed RTS game yet.

  • A stunning mix of action-packed RTS missions set in a totally destructible and immaculately realised environment.
  • A devastated future Earth becomes the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival against alien invaders.
  • Through the game, players control each of the game's three factions - the Remnants, Ascension and the alien Hai-Genti - each with unique identities, strengths and tactics.
  • Modify the terrain and use the elements as a strategic weapon. Create valleys, carve out lakes, freeze water, melt ice, create tornadoes and even control the wind.
  • Characters grow experience and level up with new abilities as you progress through the game.

Requisitos de sistema

    Minimum:

    • Supported OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Athlon XP 2400+
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: Supported 64Mb Graphics Card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
    • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB free hard disk space
    • Supported Graphics Cards: ATi Radeon 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X700, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
      nVidia GeForce 4 (not MX), FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950, 6800, 7800, 7900, 7950
      Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).

    Recommended:

    • Supported OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 at 3.0 GHz or Athlon XP 2800+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800 or Radeon X1800
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
    • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB free hard disk space
    • Supported Graphics Cards: ATi Radeon 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X700, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
      nVidia GeForce 4 (not MX), FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950, 6800, 7800, 7900, 7950
      Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).
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6 de 6 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
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9.3 hrs registradas
Publicada: 20 de dezembro de 2014
Good:
very unique, fun gameplay that I havent seen in an RTS before.
AI can build your base for you while you focus on the combat.
the three races are suprisingly different from one-another.
The terrian is dynamic, and can be manipulated to build walls, ditches, and foxholes.

Bad:
Some players need to use a glitch just to get to the main menu.
Everyone in the game moves at half the speed of smell.
One of the races (ascension) has a completely broken AI.
Ascension takes forever to get the cool units.
The direct control ability, where you take direct control of a hero unit as a third-person shooter is god-aweful.
The most important resource, water, takes forever to get despite most of the battles taking place near the ocean.

Conclusion: an interesting game with too many flaws to make it "good" Definitely worth picking up if you can find it for cheap. Anything over $5 is too much.
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
1.9 hrs registradas
Publicada: 4 de janeiro
The game of my childhood.
Very iteresting.
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2 de 4 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
3.4 hrs registradas
Publicada: 16 de março
Someone needs to seriously fix this crap.

Maestrom has an awesome amount of potential mixing in many lesser-used features like direct control and a porta-base but only two levels into the main campaign and you'll notice right away that this is an alpha that got left dead in the water.

If you try to complete the second level using the Russian agent's cloak ability (as suggested by the game) you'll fail hard due to enemy units immediately uncovering your base and attacking it cloaked it or not.

I finally made progression using lots of elbow grease and hanging back at the base cranking out horde after horde of trooper with agenda to just 'brute' my way to the water supply.

The water supply was needed to produce more troops then what we had (story wise) further demonstrating how broke this game is seeing as the only way through that level is to pile up large number of troopers you're not meant to be able to produce. It almost seems like the Resources and Stealth ideas were tack-ons and the developer forgot (or didn't have time) to also limit the numer of troops you could make until you stealthed your way to that first water supply (which would have been impossible to do anyway).
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1 de 3 pessoas (33%) acharam esta análise útil
0.4 hrs registradas
Publicada: 5 de setembro de 2014
Comprei o jogo na promoção codemaster, levando em conta a qualidade dos seus jogos de corrido, achei que esse jogo seria no mínimo interessante.
Tive problemas para iniciar o jogo, os gráficos são datados, a movimentação dos personagens é estranha e mal feita, a dublagem é horrível, enfim esse jogo é dinheiro jogado fora, não vale a pena, não comprem!
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1 de 3 pessoas (33%) acharam esta análise útil
2.8 hrs registradas
Publicada: 6 de dezembro de 2013
Maelstorm have a nice plot, nice units and gameplay mixing rts and a short of tps. But there is too many bugs, the moviments are bad and the units move for themselvs.
So, i don't recommend this game if you don't have a lot of patience with bugs and bad moviments.
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47 de 59 pessoas (80%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
0.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 26 de julho de 2014
Good game. Has few flaws, but it is certainly not bad. All 3 races are different, but also look familiar to the zerg-protoss-terran stuff. Still game feels unique. You can also control the commander in 3rd person!
And last thing. Steam says it is SP only. But there is LAN (online service was shut down ages ago) still have'nt tested it, but it should work well. It's a good game if you like RTS, and is worth the money especially on sale.
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36 de 50 pessoas (72%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
39.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 14 de julho de 2014
this game has decent graphics and interface for its time, each faction is controlable, and has their own units units and strategy. its a game worth looking into, unless your not an RTS fan.
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12 de 17 pessoas (71%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
4.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 7 de setembro de 2014
Despite its buggyness, this game has a few features that you wont find anywhere else, im assuming its failure to sell well seals its fate however.



Also, these negative reviews are funny

1. LAN works, gamespy shutdown, not the games fault

2. The UI is fine for a company who normally dosent make strategy games.

3. Windows 8 has issues with almost all games older then 2012.
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1 de 2 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
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23.8 hrs registradas
Publicada: 25 de outubro de 2013
:3 its good rts
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3 de 7 pessoas (43%) acharam esta análise útil
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34.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 16 de setembro de 2014
Great concept and amazing game, but replay value is limited. The story is good, the mechanics are great, but it lacks replay value... It's worth at least playing once though.
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1 de 4 pessoas (25%) acharam esta análise útil
0.4 hrs registradas
Publicada: 6 de março
Boring, generic gameplay and meh graphics. Its a snooze fest.
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5 de 14 pessoas (36%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
1.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 7 de setembro de 2014
While this game does have some interesting things they tried to do, I feel that it has lost in some of the most basic elements of an RTS. Whether this is a result of lack of polish or overemphasis on a few key features, the result is a game that just feels weak. Leaving aside cinematics, vocals and dialog, from the very beginning, the command UI feels frustrating. There is no feeling of control over an engagement; your infantry will wander around and do whatever they want. They'll watch complacently while a teammate is mowed down five feet away, and one guy will take a jog around three sides of a building to rejoin the squad after you moved them to an adjacent corner. Any attempt at strategy is pointless, and blobbing soldiers is really the only thing you can do. The game's age isn't an excuse; there are many games much older than this one that have better playability. The Ground Control series comes to mind.
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1 de 6 pessoas (17%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
1.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 16 de setembro de 2014
Missing a few strategy elements and gameplay is a little slow paced. but not bad.
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2 de 9 pessoas (22%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
2.0 hrs registradas
Publicada: 9 de setembro de 2014
Pro Game = Old but epic.
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0 de 5 pessoas (0%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
1.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 1 de fevereiro
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Great game if you struggle getting to sleep

10/10
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4 de 14 pessoas (29%) acharam esta análise útil
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0.3 hrs registradas
Publicada: 10 de setembro de 2014
It's like the developers have never seen a classical strategy game in their life before.
This is a very basic game, feels like it was developed by a group of bored friends with only a little time/knowledge on their hands.
UI doesn't spread to wide screen but stays where it would be on 4:3, "A" hotkey doesn't exist, commanding the teams feels unnatural... This just isn't what I expected and got bored too soon...
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3 de 14 pessoas (21%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
0.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 8 de setembro de 2014
Run,.... Run as far away from this game as possible. The game is buggy (for me the game got stuck each time there was some kind cutscene or longer speech from npc or "narrator". then i had to alt-tab out and back for the sound to continue). The gameplay is not very good. The controle of your units is not very good.

All in all a waste of money - Thank the powers that be that i got the game on a sale and didn't pay full price.
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7 de 35 pessoas (20%) acharam esta análise útil
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1.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 5 de setembro de 2014
I dont understand how the devs managed to make so uninteresting game, feels half baked, the gameplay is very poor, there are other better games as mentioned in internet game reviews. Only interesting thing is terrain manipulation, but that will entertain for few minutes, then what?
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20 de 75 pessoas (27%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
0.3 hrs registradas
Publicada: 8 de fevereiro de 2014
This game is just, I don't know, unfinshed. The camera is like you're operating RC helicopter with one hand and the features dont seem to ever come into play. Dont waste your money on this.
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1 de 30 pessoas (3%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
0.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 6 de setembro de 2014
Yea i dont recommend this game because two things
1. its not very intristing and is very difficult to catch on to, even for a person who has been playing strategy games there whole life...
2. You can not play on multiplayer for some dumb reason which i hope they fix than i may change my review...
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