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Game #674
Maelstrom  
Strategy   4X in space

Rating: 7.62 (91 votes)

Maelstrom box cover

Maelstrom screenshot
Maelstrom is a good example of a great game concept marred by poor execution. As "overlord," you must transform a planet's mining-oriented culture to a war-oriented one. The game has many strong points, e.g. the innovative personnel management, a strong non-linear plot with many optional sub-plots, and intriguing espionage model. Unfortunately, they get buried beneath a cumbersome interface. Bear with its idiosyncracies for a while, though, and you'll find a decent game lurking underneath despite all the micromanagement and tough time constraints.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Andy Blau
Developer: PAS Software
Publisher: Merit Studios
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: Merit Studios
Theme: Science Fiction, Epic
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Protostar, Alien Legacy, Millennia: Altered Destinies

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