Homeworld PC

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  • Summary: Deported to a harsh desert world, exiles have struggled for three thousand years to regain the stars. Now it's up to you to guide them home through a brutal empire bent on annihilation. Homeworld boasts amazing ship graphics and gorgeous deep-space vistas, a unique command and navigationDeported to a harsh desert world, exiles have struggled for three thousand years to regain the stars. Now it's up to you to guide them home through a brutal empire bent on annihilation. Homeworld boasts amazing ship graphics and gorgeous deep-space vistas, a unique command and navigation interface and white-knuckle real-time strategy. [Sierra] Expand
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  1. Simply one of those titles that makes you say "Wow." You'll have to pick your jaw up off the floor when you experience it for the first time. It is a rare gem; an awesome feat of programming, graphical design, and sound production, all wrapped around superb gameplay. It deserves the highest praise.
  2. Sound in the game is spectacular.
  3. An exceptional game, and promises to only get better from here. With only a few small repairs, this game could be the greatest to date.
  4. The interface is nothing short of brilliant. The story is well-developed and engrossing. The gameplay is challenging but well-balanced. The graphics and sound are breathtaking. Finally, it is simply a heck of a lot of fun.
  5. With its stunning 3D engine, uniquely challenging gameplay in both single- and multiplayer modes, great audio, and terrific story, Homeworld is both an excellent game and one that may well reshape the entire real-time strategy genre.
  6. 90
    A solid and compelling title, that can keep you riveted to the very end, even when play starts to border on frustration blowout. Sure, Homeworld has some warts, but these are generally hidden by the game being fresh and innovative, instead of a regurgitated old rehash.
  7. Big and brave Homeworld might be, it doesn't quite add up to the wondrous game we were hoping for. The spectacle of deep space soon begins to look very empty and the battles repetitive.

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  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
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  1. Sean
    Feb 20, 2006
    10
    This game changed the way I viewed computer games... more than just a way to kill time, it was truley compelling and satisfying, an amazing This game changed the way I viewed computer games... more than just a way to kill time, it was truley compelling and satisfying, an amazing virtual world in which you could control an entire fleet through a gripping story, with complex strategies and gorgeous graphics to boot. Oh, and a note on the visuals in this game - they were so ahead of thier time, they still hold impressive to this very day, rivaling anything you'll see on many of today's consoles. Amazing. Expand
  2. Jul 30, 2012
    10
    One of my all time favorite Strategy games, and i think one of the first of its kind. It has its own style and i would go ahead and say evenOne of my all time favorite Strategy games, and i think one of the first of its kind. It has its own style and i would go ahead and say even today it could be enjoyed by someone who never played it before Expand
  3. Mar 8, 2011
    10
    I played it for the first time about five years after it was released, I didn't expect much as the price was pretty low. How was I surprisedI played it for the first time about five years after it was released, I didn't expect much as the price was pretty low. How was I surprised when the game turned to be so awesome. Great story and the climate, amazing music and art, as well as great graphic. First game to fully utilize full 3d combat and movement in space. And what combat it is! Sure, the controls can be confusing a bit at the beginning, but it's nothing a few minutes in tutorial can't fix. The story is simply amazing. Enthralling, one may say, and If you have a heart somewhere there inside your flesh, you will be moved by it. Maybe even to tears. All in all, amazing game. Expand
  4. ChadM.
    Feb 5, 2008
    10
    Although I also enjoy it's two sequels, Catacylsm and HW2, this original has an undifined touch of score and epicness.
  5. Feb 13, 2015
    10
    I played both of these when they first released. Never came across a game as fun as these since then, Homeworld 1 & 2 pulled me out of FPSI played both of these when they first released. Never came across a game as fun as these since then, Homeworld 1 & 2 pulled me out of FPS game's, fully into RTS game's. So glad to see them get remastered. Expand
  6. Apr 14, 2013
    10
    Very hard not to love this game. Great game-play, beautiful graphics for the time and very advanced as well. Even today, there is little thatVery hard not to love this game. Great game-play, beautiful graphics for the time and very advanced as well. Even today, there is little that can match it. Expand
  7. Griper
    Jan 8, 2008
    6
    Finally, comes a game that does what should have been done ages ago... removes the "bulking up" for attack and allows tactical stike forces. Finally, comes a game that does what should have been done ages ago... removes the "bulking up" for attack and allows tactical stike forces. But quickly gets overcomplicated and hard to control... it's not like it's a bad game, but learning all that I can learn to play the game isn't that much fun. And the control system feels... tacked on... as if you were never ment to play, but only to watch. Expand

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