Download Maelstrom

More than 21100 old games to download for free!


DOS - 1992

Also available on: Amiga

Alt name Syd Mead's Maelstrom: A New Form of Entertainment
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1992)
Germany (1994)
Genre Strategy
Theme Managerial, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Don Bluth Multimedia, Inc., Empire Software, Merit Studios, Inc.
Developer P.A.S. Systems
4 / 5 - 8 votes

Description of Maelstrom

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.

Review By HOTUD

External links

Captures and Snapshots

Comments and reviews

Ozuse 2017-06-30 1 point DOS version

Despite the steep learning curve in getting used to the interface and mechanics this is my favorite strategy game of all time. A remake of Maelstrom has the potential to be the best app game imaginable. What it would take is more than what's in the finished product of this DOS classic. A reworked user interface, a new and complete audio to spice up the immersion and possibly switching to a more turn based system as it can be difficult to manage your time in this game. A simple 'turn in for the night' button so that the days don't just blaze by while you're assigning a research project or loose half a week reading through applicant resumes for a ship captain.

Soulless 2013-11-23 0 point DOS version

- I like this one very much.
- Sad it is buggy

Waiting for Remake !

Write a comment

Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run Maelstrom, read the abandonware guide first!


Download Maelstrom

We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentation when possible. If the manual is missing and you own the original manual, please contact us!

Just one click to download at full speed!

DOS Version

Amiga ROM

Similar games

Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games:

Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom abandonware Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom
DOS, C64, Apple II, FM Towns, PC-88, PC-98, TurboGrafx CD1988
Prince of Persia abandonware Prince of Persia
DOS, Mac, Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Apple II, FM Towns, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx CD1990
Commando abandonware Commando
DOS, Atari 2600, C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Intellivision, Atari ST, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Electron, PC-881988
Sid Meier's Civilization abandonware Sid Meier's Civilization
DOS, Win 3.x, Mac, Amiga, Atari ST1991
Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road abandonware Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road
DOS, Genesis, C64, Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST1990
Balance of Power abandonware Balance of Power
DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple II, PC-88, PC-981986

Ad Consent Terms About Contact FAQ Useful links Contribute Taking screenshots How to play

MyAbandonware utopiaweb