Summary: Homefront is set 10 years after the economic collapse of the United States and follows the American Civilian Resistance as they fight to reclaim their homeland from an oppressive North Korean occupation, featuring a personal, story-driven single player campaign and a full suite of multiplayer...
Shooting your way through American suburbs has never been so fun
27 April 2011
Excerpt: Homefront is a modern first person shooter developed by Kaos Studios in partnership with Digital Extremes and published by THQ. It's set on the unconventional homeland of The United States of America in the not too distant future (2027 to be precise).
Pros: great believable story, Great, Fun multiplayer
Cons: Campaign too short, No new gameplay aspects, MP often frustrating
Summary: A Battlefield addict will find Homefront’s BP system frustrating, the drones annoying and the status of vehicles extremely disappointing. A Call of Duty aficionado will not find the gun selection or gun differences large enough and the snipers too overpowered.
Summary: Homefront is really a multiplayer affair; if you aren’t into online play, then this is, at best, a bargain bin purchase. However, if you don’t have a problem mixing it up with strangers from around the globe, then you’re in for a treat.
Conclusion: Although Homefront isn't the perfect FPS shooter it proves to be just as much fun as most of its competitors whilst the breath-taking setting and fantastic plot impress. Worth buying if even to watch the cut-scenes.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I’ve had quite a lot of exposure to Kaos Studios’ latest game, Homefront. It seems like there’s been some sort of PR overdrive to get the word out on this game, and in many ways it has worked, as the buzz has been steadily building up to the weeks before its release.
Excerpt: Homefront creates powerful moments by swapping genre-standard military warriors and exotic locales for armed citizens and suburban backyards, but don't expect this impressive shooter to offer up the longest-lasting experience.
Pros: Very strong campaign packed with powerful imagery and atmosphere; diverse gameplay opportunities amidst the campaign; engaging tweaks on standard multiplayer conventions.
Summary: War on American soil isn't a foreign concept for first-person shooters, but few do it with the grim dedication of Homefront. Its chilling vision of life in occupied America is vividly illustrated through lengthy scenes that depict the brutality of military subjugation and the desperation of its...
Pros: Unflinching representation of military occupation, Some very memorable moments, Well-crafted online multiplayer
Cons: Very short campaign ends abruptly, Action feels overly familiar, Multiplayer makes no use of intriguing setting