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Maelstrom: The Battle for Earth Begins
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.
Releasedatum: 20 feb 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.

Systeemeisen

    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).
Nuttige klantrecensies
38 van de 47 mensen (81%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.7 uur in totaal
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.
Geplaatst: 26 juli
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
31 van de 42 mensen (74%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
12.2 uur in totaal
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.
Geplaatst: 14 juli
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.6 uur in totaal
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.
Geplaatst: 7 september
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
0 van de 1 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.1 uur in totaal
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.
Geplaatst: 7 september
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
0 van de 1 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.6 uur in totaal
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.
Geplaatst: 8 september
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee