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  • Summary: The year is 2027. The world has suffered a decade-long energy crisis, and economies have crumbled. Reduced to a mere shadow of the super power it once was, the United States became the target of a North Korean takeover. American malls, suburbs and city streets are now battlegrounds as theThe year is 2027. The world has suffered a decade-long energy crisis, and economies have crumbled. Reduced to a mere shadow of the super power it once was, the United States became the target of a North Korean takeover. American malls, suburbs and city streets are now battlegrounds as the civilian resistance fights for freedom. Featuring a compelling single player story crafted by John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn), Homefront immerses gamers in an interactive and cinematic FPS experience where they assume an infantry role or take command of a wide variety of aerial and ground vehicles. In a land stripped of freedom, the brave will fight for their home. [THQ] Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 60
  2. Negative: 6 out of 60
  1. Mar 14, 2011
    86
    Maybe the tasks are familiar, but the gritty concept of the game and its great multiplayer experience makes Kaos Studio's battlefield a great one. Fans of team-based online shooters will want to spend a lot of time on Homefront.
  2. Mar 21, 2011
    82
    Homefront manages to deliver a decent FPS experience with a strong multiplayer experience and an interesting story arc.
  3. Mar 17, 2011
    80
    I'll say it right now: if you're considering buying Homefront today, it needs to be for the multiplayer. The campaign should only serve as a small distraction that you might want to goof around in if you're bored and have already gotten your money's worth out of the multiplayer.
  4. Mar 15, 2011
    70
    Incredibly rough around the edges, wasteful of unique opportunities, and light on content, we quite frankly question the longevity of this title. But you know what? There are worse games you could spend your money on.
  5. Mar 23, 2011
    70
    Homefront doesn't live up to its expectations. The emotional and atmospheric story of the (way too short) single-player slowly changes into an over-the-top first-person shooter that lacks in character. Homefront is one of the biggest disappointments of 2011, while the game in and of itself, isn't that bad.
  6. Mar 15, 2011
    67
    It's apparent that the story and atmosphere of the game is much more important than actual gameplay.
  7. Mar 17, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 79
  2. Negative: 30 out of 79
  1. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Great, bold storyline. Eventhough the campign is short, I think it's just the right duration since multiplayer compensate the lifespan of theGreat, bold storyline. Eventhough the campign is short, I think it's just the right duration since multiplayer compensate the lifespan of the game. Hope THQ makes a sequel for it. Keep it coming! Expand
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    10
    one of the best multiplayer games i haveone of the best multiplayer games i have played....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2011
    8
    First time writing a review on metacritic so please bear with me a little and take the time to read the review.

    Homefront. Yes, it is
    First time writing a review on metacritic so please bear with me a little and take the time to read the review.

    Homefront. Yes, it is another First Person Shooter. Yes it is made put out by THQ and not by the likes of EA or Activision. I have a feeling if it had been people would be praising it more than they are. In a world dominated by first person shooters like Call of Duty, Killzone, Medal of Honor, and that Halo franchise on the other console, it's hard for most people to not be going into a game expecting those other games. I give Homefront some major props for being slightly different and focusing on the single player story even though it is essentially a five hour campaign. It has what all the other COD games lack. Heart. A lot of what I am hearing people complain about are the graphics, the short single player, the sound...Since when do video games have to have such a high level of gloss to them to be good? Doesn't anyone remember the Pac Man era. It wasn't about graphics it was about how much fun you had playing the game. And that is where Homefront stood out for me. The gameplay is very familiar to anyone that has ever played a first person shooter so picking it up and playing it out of the box was simple. The thing that it has going for it though is the fact that it's actually fun to play. Even though the single player is short I was still enjoying every second of it. Then there's the multi player. The best way to describe it is by saying COD, Medal of Honor, and Battlefield had a child together. The only thing I was disappointed with was the fact that they didn't include destructible environments like those from Battlefield. This is my final comment. To gamers out there that feel their games need high levels of polish, go screw yourselves. You obviously don't understand that it isn't the graphics that make a game. It's the playability of the game. Black Ops is broken on so many levels yet people were hailing it as the best COD game to date. I am sorry, it's the worst COD game to date if you ask me. Homefront is a nice addition to the world of First Person Shooters and I hope they do make a second one and work out some of the minor flaws the first one has.
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  4. Mar 21, 2011
    6
    Well were to start. When i purchased this game on the PS3 i wasn't expecting a combination sort of product of COD and Battlefield. I wasWell were to start. When i purchased this game on the PS3 i wasn't expecting a combination sort of product of COD and Battlefield. I was however expecting a game that changed the dynamic of FPS titles and set itself apart from other FPS titles out there. This game however did not do any of that in my eyes. Well were to start. When i purchased this game on the PS3 i wasn't expecting a combination sort of product of COD and Battlefield. I was however expecting a game that changed the dynamic of FPS titles and set itself apart from other FPS titles out there. This game however did not do any of that in my eyes. I'll begin with the Single Player (SP): It was a drag campaign that felt more like a chore then any kind of experience, the AI element was a mixture of bad and good (mostly bad), the story progressed around you as if you were the only member of the Resistance fighting the KPA (Korean People's Army), there were many scripted battles that really became annoying and the dialogue sequences didn't really fit in well (NPC's talking to them self's while you were in another room), strangely as a major role in the Resistance movement your character never speaks a word. As one progresses through the story it becomes obvious that each new story mission is actually just a repeat of the last, you'll end up getting into a fight with KPA and they'll send masses of men and vehicles (in scripted form) against you and you'll repel them while having to run around the area looking for ammo from every dead opponent as ammo is incredibly sparse. Now to the aspect of this game that had me most intrigued the Multi-Player (MP). The MP is as basic as it gets, you have a standard and tired XP promotion system that awards points on your performance in-game, however the element that sets homefront apart form other FPS's is the Battle Points (BP) system, this system awards players in-game with points according to every action you perform (Kill, Assist, Capture etc). This points can be used then to purchase all manner of upgrades for you soldier such as Drones, UCAV's (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle), 4x4 Jeeps, APC, Tanks and Helicopters. This removes the Battlefield style rush for vehicles as every player can now have a vehicle if they can afford to buy it. However even with this new feature the MP gameplay is pretty bad (bad hit detection, camping for BP, minimal splash damage, no bullet penetration, Etc Etc) and the lack of MP game-modes regrettable, there are 5 playable game-modes: 1: Ground Control (GC) 2: Team Deathmatch (TDM). 3: Skirmish (GC and TDM with less players). And The Battle Commander Mode (BC) which is the above game modes with less players and an AI controlled commander issuing you Orders or Target Bounties on the Enemy Team. Well thats basically it. This game did not live up to the Hype THQ put around it and it certainly will not replace COD or Battlefield as the main FPS on the market, not if it contines like this anyway. Hopefully if a sequel is planned Kaos Studios will learn form their mistakes and get this game into the current generation of Platforms not the last generation.

    Here's some basic Pros and Cons:

    Pros:
    - The Single Player (SP) Story is something new and fresh.
    - The Environment in which the SP takes place brings you into the mindset of the Resistance.

    - The Multi-Player (MP) Battle Points (BP) system is entertaining.
    - Lots of Weapon Attachments and Camo's available.
    - MP Weapon Attachments are available after certain kill counts with weapons.
    - Vehicle Warfare however limited is fun.
    - Battle Commander Gives MP some extending play time.

    Cons:
    - Single Player Story is too short and doesn't immerse you into the world of the Resistance.
    - Single Player AI is tired and stupid.

    - MP gets boring and repetitive rather quickly.
    - Limited choice of weapons in MP.
    - No Epic Vehicular Warfare.
    - Camping and Excessive Sniping.
    - No Bullet Penetration.
    - Minimal Splash Damage from High-Caliber Weapons.
    - Terrible Hit Detection.
    - Horrible Weapon Damage System.
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  5. Mar 21, 2011
    5
    Overall concept is awesome, execution is not. I found that a real shame as now no one else can use this type of storyline to make a better game..
  6. Apr 16, 2017
    3
    Une espèce de clone des Call of Duty, tout aussi pathétique, répétitif et grand guignol. Pas pire que les autres nanards annuels mais pasUne espèce de clone des Call of Duty, tout aussi pathétique, répétitif et grand guignol. Pas pire que les autres nanards annuels mais pas mieux non plus même si ça se laisse jouer d'un air distrait (bonne VF, graphismes des plus corrects, maniabilité sans histoire). Cependant l'intérêt proche de zéro laisse poindre un grand ennui, c'est la rançon d'un FPS scripté idiot de plus. Expand
  7. Mar 24, 2011
    0
    You get home, open the box, insert the disc. Within 2 minutes of trying to get into a Multiplayer online game, it FREEZES. Pop over to theYou get home, open the box, insert the disc. Within 2 minutes of trying to get into a Multiplayer online game, it FREEZES. Pop over to the forums http://www.homefront-game.com/forums/homefront-gaming-forums/playstation-3 Nothing works. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, JUST ONE MASSIVE HEADACHE SINCE RELEASE !! Expand

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