developer: Gunpowder Games
publisher: Gunpowder Games
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Maelstrom is an action game revolving around naval battles. The game is a debut project of Gunpowder Games established by the seasoned developers, who used to work on such games as League of Legends and Overwatch, as well as such series as Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and Company of Heroes.
In Maelstrom, the gameplay revolves around online naval battles, in which each player controls a single ship. Since the game has a fantasy setting, one can select from a wide range of units from human, orc, and dwarven fleets. Each unit is heavily armed, thus players fight one another for the loot. During a battle, one mostly uses cannons. The missiles' projectiles are managed by an advanced physics engine, and the bullets move relatively slow, thus hitting an enemy is a challenge.
The battles are enriched by the wide selection of bullets and missiles. Moreover, among the available strategies, there is ramming and naval boarding. During each match, the map becomes increasingly filled with AI-controlled sea monsters. With time, these beasts become more aggressive.
Treasure chests and wreckages with gold are scattered all over the map – acquiring these resources is the player's main objective, as these funds can be spent on upgrading one's vessel.
Players can choose from multiple game modes, including different kinds of deathmatches.
Maelstrom features pleasant to one's eye 3D visuals with interesting ships' and sea monsters' models.
Expectations: 4.5 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Quad Core 2.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1280 MB GeForce GTX 470 / Radeon HD 6870 or better, 7 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit