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  1. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Here's the beautiful deal. FPS games are NOT for the single player anymore. Out of the box, the multiplayer is stellar. It doesn't have the destructible like BF, and lacks bullet penetration that made COD innovative years ago, but it does three things perfectly: 1. It has dedicated servers. 2. It's level of customization and perk/killstreak system is second to none. 3. The game is veryHere's the beautiful deal. FPS games are NOT for the single player anymore. Out of the box, the multiplayer is stellar. It doesn't have the destructible like BF, and lacks bullet penetration that made COD innovative years ago, but it does three things perfectly: 1. It has dedicated servers. 2. It's level of customization and perk/killstreak system is second to none. 3. The game is very much "warlike" as opposed to other FPS games that are simply arcade shooters. Anyway, to all of those that downgrade a game because multiplayer is the focus, for shame! Serious gamers don't buy FPS games for single player anymore, it just doesn't provide the gratification from online warfare. Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2011
    10
    I've played CoD:MW3 and although it's a great shooter, it feels claustrophobic; the game play is "in your face". That said, Homefront feels open and strategic, which is my preferred FPS type. My only gripe that as of the date of this post, I am finding fewer battles on the DLC servers. What's the point of DLC maps when no one is using them? Otherwise, I will continue to enjoy this gameI've played CoD:MW3 and although it's a great shooter, it feels claustrophobic; the game play is "in your face". That said, Homefront feels open and strategic, which is my preferred FPS type. My only gripe that as of the date of this post, I am finding fewer battles on the DLC servers. What's the point of DLC maps when no one is using them? Otherwise, I will continue to enjoy this game for a long while! If you play look me up on Xbox Live: lucas38. Expand
  3. ALL
    Mar 22, 2011
    10
    This game is terrible!!! It looks like an old Xbox game! I'm sure the story line would be great, but the game looks so terrible and is so glitchy that it's not even worth playing! Unfortunately, it's even worse on multiplayer! Computer and Video Games says that it's multiplayer is better than CoD??? Insane!! It's the worst!! Glitchy, hack ridden, and awful to look at, and that's ifThis game is terrible!!! It looks like an old Xbox game! I'm sure the story line would be great, but the game looks so terrible and is so glitchy that it's not even worth playing! Unfortunately, it's even worse on multiplayer! Computer and Video Games says that it's multiplayer is better than CoD??? Insane!! It's the worst!! Glitchy, hack ridden, and awful to look at, and that's if you can get into a match. Of course none of the 32 player matches work either because the developers didn't know what they were doing and had no Quality Control. They should take the 32 player advertisements down, because it's impossible to get into those matches. Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    I don't play campaign modes so will not comment on that. The developer has mixed a bit of COD and BFBC with their own flavor in to a fun and fresh multi-player adventure featuring a great variety of guns, tanks, choppers and much more. The action is intense and the maps large, well designed and offer everyone an opportunity to play according to their style. The perks system is great andI don't play campaign modes so will not comment on that. The developer has mixed a bit of COD and BFBC with their own flavor in to a fun and fresh multi-player adventure featuring a great variety of guns, tanks, choppers and much more. The action is intense and the maps large, well designed and offer everyone an opportunity to play according to their style. The perks system is great and varied once again allowing the player to have a vast amount of choices. The graphics are good the sound is particularly well done allowing for judgement of distance. This is a great game worth every penny and congrats are in order to the development team that was ably to break in to the FPS monopoly. There's only so much you can do to a war game to make it different and if you go to far you risk ruining it. I think Homefront has nailed it! It's got just about all you would want a good war game to have.

    It's sad to see the "pro" reviews, clearly there is something working behind what we read...cash?..advertising deals? I don't know, but any once of reputability they had with me is now gone.

    As for the brain washed fayboy morons posting scores of 0, 1 and so on, it's expected and to be disregarded as pure ignorant horse crap.

    Great game! See you guy's at Hooters!
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  5. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I really can't understand why a lot of people are hating on this game. The campaign is short, yes, however that's the only thing that I don't like about it. The story itself is very good, something new. And at the moment I'm having the best multiplayer experience I've had in any game so far. Graphics look nice, don't really think their outdated at all. So I would recommend it. Expand
  6. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Excellent game. Ashame the CoD fanboys feel compelled to ruin its user rating though. Which is obvious by the 2 ratings. You can know without doubt that those people did not buy and certainly did not play Homefront. Any website that host user ratings should require some kind of verification that the person actually played the game and played enough of it to offer a review. One way forExcellent game. Ashame the CoD fanboys feel compelled to ruin its user rating though. Which is obvious by the 2 ratings. You can know without doubt that those people did not buy and certainly did not play Homefront. Any website that host user ratings should require some kind of verification that the person actually played the game and played enough of it to offer a review. One way for websites to confirm this would be to link the persons XBLA tag or PSNID. Doing this would allow for a check of trophies and achievements. People who stoop to this level or any FanNerd are beyond help and live in a pathetic world devoid of human contact. They are delusional and do nothing but hurt the hobby they claim to love. These people are fans...they are not gamers...not even close.

    Play Homefront...if you are a True Gamer you will enjoy it.
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  7. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Multiplayer is the highlight of this title. Single player is on the short side but tell a pretty good story. The battle commander feature make the game unique
  8. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Homefront is a fine game if you give it a chance. The graphics and sound,( voice acting in particular) are poor compared to bombs like BFBC2 or KZ3, and the capaign is shockingly short. I find the excellent multiplayer makes up for this though - once the controls sink in and you begin to adapt to the shoddy graphics there is a lot of fun to be had here. And no, its nothing like COD.Homefront is a fine game if you give it a chance. The graphics and sound,( voice acting in particular) are poor compared to bombs like BFBC2 or KZ3, and the capaign is shockingly short. I find the excellent multiplayer makes up for this though - once the controls sink in and you begin to adapt to the shoddy graphics there is a lot of fun to be had here. And no, its nothing like COD. Comparing games like BFBC2 and Homefront to COD is akin to comparing Gran Tourismo to Ridge Racer...HF is a squad based game, if you run around by yourself like a headless chicken hunting for kills you will be dead continuosly. Over HF does a great job in recreating large scale battles in a (somewhat) fresh environment, 32 players on a map is something we dont see too much of on console, vehicular combat, drones etc are easy to control and offer a satisfying experience regardless of skill level. Expand
  9. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    This seems to be one of them love or hate games, with majority of the hate coming from fanboys of Cod games, this game is an absolute great time with a great alternative to Cod, finally a FPS with a really interesting story something never before seem. Homefront=Innovation in FPS
  10. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    I must applaud to THQ for creating a game that's risky yet touches emotions. Never thought anyone would recreate the classic gameplay of Half-Life and give it a new twist. Despite the graphics not being competitive with Battlefield and COD, it was the least of my concerns since the campaign was so unique and inspiring with multiplayer features topping recent FPS games.
  11. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Great game. Storyline is well written, captivating and at times a bit scary. Battlepoints in the mulitplayer makes every game well balanced. Way to go THQ and KAOS.
  12. pip
    Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Homefront provides the gamer with a realist experience of what it's like to fight for your country and your community. It feels real. It's not just a FPS where you blow through people on a map but also provides a human element. The story is totally exciting, new and original and the gameplay is something I have yet to find in other FPS.
  13. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    This was a great game and much different than the other shooters out now, so graphics aren't spectacular, but the game play is very impressive. Overall, an amazing shooter that will stand alone compared to the other shooters out now.
  14. 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 the game. Hope THQ makes a sequel for it. Keep it coming!
  15. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    MULTIPLAYER REVIEW: The multiplayer is best described by saying that it has the vehicle and squad elements of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, It has the pace of Halo Reach or Halo 3, And it has the customization,guns, and graphics of COD 4. The multiplayer is phenomenal i bought this game strictly for the multiplayer, though the campaign is a nice addition, Its has sort of squad elements inMULTIPLAYER REVIEW: The multiplayer is best described by saying that it has the vehicle and squad elements of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, It has the pace of Halo Reach or Halo 3, And it has the customization,guns, and graphics of COD 4. The multiplayer is phenomenal i bought this game strictly for the multiplayer, though the campaign is a nice addition, Its has sort of squad elements in it (team strategy) In some situations you may need your friend or other player to start to show targets by marking them in a drone; But you can go lone wolf , though it may be better to stay team focused in Ground Control. The first hour i played this game i did have trouble connecting to a match, but i later found out this was because of the high and unexpected traffic on the servers for this game, this problem has already been addressed by THQ which they have said theyll be putting more servers up. For any one who is having trouble connecting to a match try the skirmish mode as instructed by THQ to get into a match easier. The gunplay is similar to that of COD but it has a sort of halo feel since you can jump rather high. The vehicles control like warthogs (or any other vehicle in halo) from halo. The maps are incredible! They're big an open you dont get that boxed in feeling you get from COD maps, plus theres a map with white castle and hooters, which is awesome!. The battle points make things interesting, its sort of like the kill streaks of COD but less stressful since you can die and still maintain your amount of BPs (Battle Points). This makes things alot funner considering you dont have the frustration of being one kill away from your blackbird or chopper gunner. Over all this games multiplayer is fantastic! Its great and right now i prefer it to COD. Definite buy! GET OUT THERE AND DEFEND YOUR HOMEFRONT! Expand
  16. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    LOVE IT! Lives up to the hype! Playing right now! Graphics are good Gameplay is GREAT! The Battle Point system is similar to CoD, but there are new and more interesting toys.
  17. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Coming from BlackOps, where every time I played it got less and less fun, to this is refreshing. I'm not big into single player, but this one pulled me in, and while i'm not an excellent player, I found turning off aim-assist and playing normal mode was challenging. Multiplayer I got my a** handed to me for the first hour till i got a good feel, then i got enough points to get vehicles andComing from BlackOps, where every time I played it got less and less fun, to this is refreshing. I'm not big into single player, but this one pulled me in, and while i'm not an excellent player, I found turning off aim-assist and playing normal mode was challenging. Multiplayer I got my a** handed to me for the first hour till i got a good feel, then i got enough points to get vehicles and ride in choppers. Really does level the playing field, which is full of chaos! Thank you! Expand
  18. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Refreshing new story line. I am glad I bought this on the first day. It is well worth the price of admission. It is better to live it first hand instead of hearing about from others. Just like seeing a new movie, best to see it on the first weekend. I didn't find it that short at all, since all the other games are sometimes long and boring after awhile, however I really hope they canRefreshing new story line. I am glad I bought this on the first day. It is well worth the price of admission. It is better to live it first hand instead of hearing about from others. Just like seeing a new movie, best to see it on the first weekend. I didn't find it that short at all, since all the other games are sometimes long and boring after awhile, however I really hope they can add a few missions. This will make it even stronger. I highly recommend this game. Expand
  19. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    This is a great game. I love the story line, it is very unique and evokes a lot of emotion. Everyone seems to agree that the multiplayer is awesome, and if you have not tried it, you are missing out on the best feature of this game.
  20. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    Homefront is truly a fantastic game that deserves more credibility than it deserves. It is a truly astounding game that does set new standards in terms of multiplayer and story plots. Homefront is the first game I have ever played in my life that has truly let me see a real war like environment. For example, there are mass graves where the North Koreans dump dead Americans into. That trulyHomefront is truly a fantastic game that deserves more credibility than it deserves. It is a truly astounding game that does set new standards in terms of multiplayer and story plots. Homefront is the first game I have ever played in my life that has truly let me see a real war like environment. For example, there are mass graves where the North Koreans dump dead Americans into. That truly shocked me because they dared to be different. They dared to be unique. The people who gave this game a low rating based only on graphics and sound should be ashamed. Comparing Call of Duty to Homefront would be comparing Fallout 3 to Dragon Age Origins. They are two separate games branched off by FPS tags. Graphics, in my opinion, mean art. And there are different types of art, you don't criticize it just because it is different from one standard. The voice acting could be better, yet nevertheless it gets the message across and allows the person to relate to the characters. The story is short and could be beaten in a short time, but if you only want the game for the story, you are really missing out. The multiplayer features a new system that differs greatly from the standard Call of Duty or Battlefield series. You have to earn your vehicles and even special types of killstreaks that you set up. From helicopters to flying drones, from tanks to Napalm strikes, it is unique. It is a very addicting experience and will keep you occupied with a couple of friends as well. Be warned as the servers are not the best as of right now but should be fixed in a patch later in the future. I recommend this game to anyone because it is quick to grasp if you put in effort, and offers a great story and touching story. Expand
  21. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    great game holds its own for a thq game witch thq is mostly known for sports and mx vs atv games.....they did a great job. i have no idea why you guys think its so bad sure its not comparable to call of duty and battle field BC2 but its some thing new and its a lot of fun.
  22. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    An intriguing shooter, storyline makes you ponder future possibilities of life and war. I was able to get into the multiplayer twice and liked what I saw. I'm itching to get back in there. Hopefully they get more servers up to take care of the demand with overwhelming intial response of the game. I'm glad somthing new is finally out.. Got to give it some time to really see itsAn intriguing shooter, storyline makes you ponder future possibilities of life and war. I was able to get into the multiplayer twice and liked what I saw. I'm itching to get back in there. Hopefully they get more servers up to take care of the demand with overwhelming intial response of the game. I'm glad somthing new is finally out.. Got to give it some time to really see its capabilities... Expand
  23. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    Honestly, this game is great. Its a multiplayer game, and not so much of a campaign game. The campaign may not be so good, but i give a 10 just for the multiplayer. It's definately not CoD, which makes it different and fun as hell. I can guarantee that all the people who dont like this game were just expecting another "CoD-like game". well its not, so get over it. On the other hand, theHonestly, this game is great. Its a multiplayer game, and not so much of a campaign game. The campaign may not be so good, but i give a 10 just for the multiplayer. It's definately not CoD, which makes it different and fun as hell. I can guarantee that all the people who dont like this game were just expecting another "CoD-like game". well its not, so get over it. On the other hand, the graphics arent that bad. i dont see why everyone is saying that they are terrible, Im not saying they're the best.. but they're not bad. This is going to keep me playing for a while Expand
  24. Mar 17, 2011
    10
    Well where to begin yeah sure all games have their flaws and in somecases the game glitches people have to remember this in a brand new game line there will be many more to come from what i have seen. Homefront seems like it can become a great franchise game because the story has its twists and turns and it dosent have all of the same animations as call of duty everytime you play call ofWell where to begin yeah sure all games have their flaws and in somecases the game glitches people have to remember this in a brand new game line there will be many more to come from what i have seen. Homefront seems like it can become a great franchise game because the story has its twists and turns and it dosent have all of the same animations as call of duty everytime you play call of duty people jump out of the map and into it either that or jump out of helicopters come on home front is not doing that it has a solid story behind it the graphics are amazing. they are using the same graphics set as the new battlefield 3 game. call of duty is dieing out at a slow pace either call of duty changes stuff up or it will be forgotten. Expand
  25. Mar 18, 2011
    10
    This game is refreshing. It is nice to play a different game besides Call of Duty for a change. And letâ
  26. Mar 19, 2011
    10
    A lot of the reviews I've read about this game really irk me to no end. While it is understandable for publications to focus on the single player aspects of a game a bit more than the multiplayer portions as many people who purchase games do not have xbox live, I nonetheless find this focus entirely off-base. The single player campaign only serves as a backdrop to Homefront'sA lot of the reviews I've read about this game really irk me to no end. While it is understandable for publications to focus on the single player aspects of a game a bit more than the multiplayer portions as many people who purchase games do not have xbox live, I nonetheless find this focus entirely off-base. The single player campaign only serves as a backdrop to Homefront's outstandingly enjoyable online package and is nothing more than a diversion to spend a few hours time once online becomes somewhat stale; THQ's marketing campaign is probably most at fault for over-hyping the campaign while under-selling multiplayer. It sickens me that so many Metacritic users are ignorant **** when it comes to rating a game. I mean, I understand if Homefront isn't your thing, but is it really deserving of a 0? It's a solid yet somewhat unspectacular multiplayer rich game that should be appreciated by any Bad Company 2 fan. Expand
  27. Mar 22, 2011
    10
    Poor quality PC game, unfinished and rushed out 1 week before before Crysis 2 to try and mop up some sales. 5 year old game engine (Unreal one) and it shows, 3 hours to complete the single player, multiplayer awful, took it back to the retailer and got a full refund (UK) under the Sales of Goods Act 1979. If you have not yet commited to buy, dont bother,save your cash as this best summedPoor quality PC game, unfinished and rushed out 1 week before before Crysis 2 to try and mop up some sales. 5 year old game engine (Unreal one) and it shows, 3 hours to complete the single player, multiplayer awful, took it back to the retailer and got a full refund (UK) under the Sales of Goods Act 1979. If you have not yet commited to buy, dont bother,save your cash as this best summed up as woeful. Expand
  28. Mar 23, 2011
    10
    The part about recent games like COD and MOHAA is that you play as an "operator" an expert in killing and doing your countries bidding no questions asked. This was a departure from the wonderful history and sometimes funny history of those games that I loved. It was not about the skill of the killer but the story of the war and the person fighting, just an average joe making good. WhoThe part about recent games like COD and MOHAA is that you play as an "operator" an expert in killing and doing your countries bidding no questions asked. This was a departure from the wonderful history and sometimes funny history of those games that I loved. It was not about the skill of the killer but the story of the war and the person fighting, just an average joe making good. Who cant remember fighting armed German Shepards or Nutcrackers. I loved the story here and got immersed in it. That is what I look for a little escape, a little indignant righting of wrongs at the expense of an old foe.

    The Homefront Story put you in the middle of those who have lost the ability to question what they are doing and those that have not yet lost that little piece of humanity that says, "crap I am killing people." I think the story telling in this game is so worth the play and ownership. I look forward to the next addition to what I hope will be a great franchise. The company, I think we are seeing the beginnings of greatness. I have started companies, you have to make the best of what you have. I think that is what we are seeing of the graphics. But yet my old 360 kept up with this game just fine.

    With the crap stories out of the likes of COD lately I have not been able to break myself from playing HALO 3, I think I have found something new to play. I wish they would return to storytelling. I mean really, I would kill a room full of North Koreans who invaded my country but I would never mow down innocent civilians in a russian airport even if ordered to. Here I was a volunteer and not an operator.
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  29. Mar 26, 2011
    10
    When I was in college I bought my 1st computer to play Delta Force 2. This was in 1999. Since 1999 I have evolved as a online gammer play the Delta Force Series / COD series / etc.. you get my point. This game is ABSOLUTLY AWSOME if you are a true old'skool gamer!!! I have been waiting for a game like this for over 6 years. This game takes skill, actually all the skills that were neededWhen I was in college I bought my 1st computer to play Delta Force 2. This was in 1999. Since 1999 I have evolved as a online gammer play the Delta Force Series / COD series / etc.. you get my point. This game is ABSOLUTLY AWSOME if you are a true old'skool gamer!!! I have been waiting for a game like this for over 6 years. This game takes skill, actually all the skills that were needed for OLD-SKool games like DeltaFocre. I assume that non-skilled gammers that compare a game to Blackops etc will not like this game cause they are n00bs and do not have the gamming skills that old-skool gamers have. They need lag and tin can maps to try to win. This game is OLD-SKOOL BABY!!!! IF you have no skill don't bother getting it. Granted it is a bit buggy it is 100% better that Blackops and battlefield bad company 2. The people that give this game a bad review are children that base there gamming experience on the call of duty franchise. This game will go far.. Expand
  30. Mar 29, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. How peoples can hate on this game is understandable, it is not doing anything new(except game mods). I will say if you are not any grafikk nazi you should try this game. The game smash together CoD and BFBC2. In a great way. But peoples have any new fps been super new lately?

    Instead of camping like a noob and getting the 25-ks you earn "BP".(The game has campers, but doesn't every game have it?) With BP you buy rewards(Kill streaks). The game has a focus on teamplay that makes the game fun to play with friends. You can buy from little uav's to giant tanks. From Air to ground, you name it. Tons of fun with new weapons and camos!
    CoD players should not come here and complain about the game grafikks. If you ask me, i haven seen ay changes in the grafikk on the CoD since MW1.

    Great game, you should probably give it a shot!
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  31. Apr 12, 2011
    10
    I gave this amazing game a 10/10 because the single player was good and believable and the MP is AMAZING. Atleast it was much better then CoD's. The MP is pretty much the large scale warfare of BF and the fast pacing of CoD
  32. Jun 21, 2012
    10
    Homefront has a multiplayer like no other, i believe better than most games out even today. I have more fun playing online on Homefront than any other FPS because of one reason. Its different! Sure the core gameplay might be pretty standard but the gametypes and "Battle point" system is unique and fun. Much better than any kill-streak rewards system. Another great feature is the 32 personHomefront has a multiplayer like no other, i believe better than most games out even today. I have more fun playing online on Homefront than any other FPS because of one reason. Its different! Sure the core gameplay might be pretty standard but the gametypes and "Battle point" system is unique and fun. Much better than any kill-streak rewards system. Another great feature is the 32 person multiplayer, which is one of the most(if not THE most) players than on any other FPS game. It really makes the games hectic and fun. The vehicles are nicely done in Homefront multiplayer, allowing players to customize their vehicles to their play style. The way you need to earn points before buying a vehicle is a great way to stop "vehicle spawn camping" and make everyone go into battle before setting foot in any vehicle. The single player campaign was not horrible, but not great. It was too short to have been worth $60, but while you are playing the campaign, you will most likely be having great fun. Homefront is great game, but was burdened bad reviews since it was released around the time of Modern Warfare 2 and Bad Company 2 owning the FPS playerbase. Expand
  33. Apr 1, 2014
    10
    Dis GRorious game proporly dipicts the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The Korea's People Army faught groriously agianst the whtie pigs of America. Kim Jong Un approfves of this game. XBOX BEST CONSOLE. NORTH KOREA BEST KOREA. It is like Skyrim with CoD.
  34. Nov 23, 2011
    9
    What is it with reviewers.I have my favorites but sometimes they just get it wrong completely.This game was hyped up yes but so was black ops.Actually black ops, to me,is the most hyped game in history.Side by side they have there strong points and weak points and at the end of the day there both awesome but both even in score.Homefront is the game that we all think of in the back of ourWhat is it with reviewers.I have my favorites but sometimes they just get it wrong completely.This game was hyped up yes but so was black ops.Actually black ops, to me,is the most hyped game in history.Side by side they have there strong points and weak points and at the end of the day there both awesome but both even in score.Homefront is the game that we all think of in the back of our minds and wonder about and THQ goes ahead and makes the game we have all wanted to play and WOW is the game good.Everyone says the single player is to story well it's not and to top it off it's one of the most emotional campaigns I have ever played in a war game.Play the game once,you got around 7 hours and the emotion factor alone will make you play it twice, at least,so go figure.The graphics have been done better but still spot on,the multi-player is killer,replay factor--Amazing.We all want more of a story in war based games,it happens and you still complain.It deserves a straight 9 with no doubts. Expand
  35. Mar 20, 2011
    9
    I think that this game is really good, and it's being criticized for being a COD replica. But here's the thing... why can't anyone just play a game without saying it's not as good as cod, or it is cod? I mean seriously, this game is Homefront, not cod, so stop saying that it's cod. Saying that homefront is like cod is like saying Oblivion is like Dragon age, they are the same genre butI think that this game is really good, and it's being criticized for being a COD replica. But here's the thing... why can't anyone just play a game without saying it's not as good as cod, or it is cod? I mean seriously, this game is Homefront, not cod, so stop saying that it's cod. Saying that homefront is like cod is like saying Oblivion is like Dragon age, they are the same genre but totally different story and game play etc. Plus this game is BETTER than black ops anyway, since it has better game modes, and the maps are just fantastic. I would have given it a 10 but the single player is too short and the AI is stupid as **** lol. I would recommend this game, even if some COD fanboys want to downgrade it... Expand
  36. Mar 20, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I give it a 9. More like a 9.5, but since the meter doesn't allow that, just 9. I'm going to split this into campaign and multiplayer sections each with my own score in them. Since the controls fall under both sections, I'll just list it here. The aiming vertically seems to be rather slower than aiming horizontally, which sort of bugs me, and moving the selection box while moving around the main menu, multiplayer menu, etc. it doesn't register me moving the stick up unless I push it so far forward and hold it there, just for it to start jumping up rather quick. I'm sure the stick will start to bend soon if I have to keep doing this. It isn't my controller either, everything else works just fine for me. Also, it's rather annoying to get used to having knife and crouch switched on the controls after every other FPS game I've played had the option to have B as knife and right stick as crouch while leaving everything else the same.


    Campaign: 9.0
    -The campaign was quite entertaining, especially the goliath sections. However, it just seemed to have ended too short. Don't get me wrong here (if you somehow do), I wanted it to go on longer because I was thoroughly entertained with the campaign. So long as they didn't repeat the segments they already did twice (ie. the sniper missions, slow mo moments and goliath rampages) it could have been quite more entertaining.

    -AI were rather annoying. They often got stuck in Hallways meaning I couldn't get past them either so I had to restart from last checkpoint just to get them out of my ways. It's quite annoying also with them having a sort of big invisible box around them where you can't go and if you do you get pushed out of the way. This was one of the reasons why I got stuck.

    -There are parts in the game where if you step on certain things, you get stuck. I went over by a bus on the golden gate bridge and crouched on a pile of random junk sitting there, and I couldn't move and was rapidly moving up and down. I had to restart from the last checkpoint because of that.

    -Movement feels rather clunky, and I often would get caught on a box or stuck on a shelf trying to run behind it for cover, only to be shot in the back because of that.

    -Slow mo moments like in CoD were something I've always hated in FPS games, and this was not different. The 2 times it happened it was rather more annoying than fun.


    Multiplayer:10
    Best multiplayer I've played in a while. I haven't been able to put it down since day 1. Whether with or without friends, it's still rather fun. It still has an issue or 2 though, but nothing that's so bad it would really affect the score. The weapon unlock and attachment unlock system is rather good at making you want to unlock stuff for a gun or the gun in general.


    Bottom line: It's a game not focused on campaign otherwise it would be longer, but the multiplayer is a must have. This game seriously needs better reviews. It doesn't deserve some of the extremely low ones shown here, but maybe it's just because I got the hang of multiplayer rather early on that I think so highly of it. GET THIS GAME.
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  37. Mar 18, 2011
    9
    This is one of those games you have to play before you judge. A lot of reviews are saying it's good at best. I bought this game this afternoon and finished it in about five hours. But it was some of the best five hours of my life. Sure, the graphics aren't groundbreaking like some of the games coming out later this year but that doesn't really matter to me. It still looks great. TheThis is one of those games you have to play before you judge. A lot of reviews are saying it's good at best. I bought this game this afternoon and finished it in about five hours. But it was some of the best five hours of my life. Sure, the graphics aren't groundbreaking like some of the games coming out later this year but that doesn't really matter to me. It still looks great. The soundtrack fits perfectly but the voice acting isn't the best. The story itself is great. I haven't been this immersed in a game since Half-Life 2. The campaign has some epic moment especially towards the end of the game. It could have been longer but I'm very happy with what I got. Multiplayer is amazing... when it actually works. It could be just me, I don't know, but my friend and I weren't able to join a match together. Then when we did finally get into a match we were on opposite teams. It also lagged a lot to the point where I got incredibly frustrated and may have broken my controller. But when it does decide to work, it's perfect. Guns are balanced, vehicles are easy to use and the emphasis on teamwork really makes the game more fun. It is very similar to Bad Company 2 but I'm finding it more fun. The BattlePoints system is a great little invention and can save your ass if you use it right. The maps are huge and perfect for the 32 player ground control matches.

    In my opinion, Homefront is a great game. The campaign is short but sweet, and the multiplayer will keep you playing for a long time.
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  38. Mar 16, 2011
    9
    Homefront brought a great fresh look to the FPS genre that is being run into the ground by COD with yearly game releases with the same bland story and generic setting. Homefront took the time to make an incredibly immersive, powerful story that, while being much too short, brought emotions out that no game has before. The entire time playing the game, I felt like I really was theHomefront brought a great fresh look to the FPS genre that is being run into the ground by COD with yearly game releases with the same bland story and generic setting. Homefront took the time to make an incredibly immersive, powerful story that, while being much too short, brought emotions out that no game has before. The entire time playing the game, I felt like I really was the character, while dashing between cover when facing that first sentry, while assisting your team in the raids, while fighting every last KOR soldier, I felt immersed in the game. The graphics and AI are a little dated, with other minor issues, but overall the singleplayer was very well done.

    The multiplayer added a few fresh things to the genre as well. The "killstreak" system of high priority targets in Commander mode was a nice twist, and generally gameplay was crisp and rewarding. Overall, despite a few flaws in the design, the stylistic environment of the game, great story, and fresh gameplay make Homefront worth checking out if you appreciate good story and atmosphere over "prestige."
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  39. Apr 3, 2011
    9
    I must say that the single player isnt all that bad but it is a nice compliment to the extremely fun multiplayer. This is not cod and thats the reason why people prob dont like it. You can camp in corners it it new and fresh. Alot of the server issues have been fixed and the graphics are well done and with all the vehicles and explosions that are going on you will be suprised that the gameI must say that the single player isnt all that bad but it is a nice compliment to the extremely fun multiplayer. This is not cod and thats the reason why people prob dont like it. You can camp in corners it it new and fresh. Alot of the server issues have been fixed and the graphics are well done and with all the vehicles and explosions that are going on you will be suprised that the game does not slow to a crawl. before you spawn in you see a over view of the field so if there is a spawn camper you dont get cheated. I has a buddy play it and couldnt get enough of it he loved all the action going on and all the vehicles and weapons you could purchase with battle points. I tried to go to black ops but couldnt get into it for the main that is just that it isnt much fun. If you want something differant and you give this game a chance you will love this game and esp if you play your role as either a sniper or you like to assault youll get the bang for your buck but if you cod no scope try to kill people you will get schooled. Play it give it a chance youll love it and wont go back to cod trust me I did and cod will get traded in. Expand
  40. Mar 15, 2011
    9
    Excellent game. Multiplayer is the most fun I've had since Bad Company 2. Battle Commander and Battle Points are the best thing to happen to multiplayer since killstreak awards. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of tactical squad base multiplayer. Kill whores stay out. You would be disappointed.
  41. Mar 16, 2011
    9
    I just bought the game today and, so far, I am enjoying it. The single player follows are great story (but its to short!!!) and has a neat style. The real gameplay is at the multiplayer, where you can play in a 16 v 16 match! The unique features such as battle points and the realistic guns make the multiplayer enjoyable. However, the graphics and sound could use some major tweaking. TheI just bought the game today and, so far, I am enjoying it. The single player follows are great story (but its to short!!!) and has a neat style. The real gameplay is at the multiplayer, where you can play in a 16 v 16 match! The unique features such as battle points and the realistic guns make the multiplayer enjoyable. However, the graphics and sound could use some major tweaking. The graphics need to be good in order to match up to other FPS's. But I still like the game and will continue playing and liking it. Expand
  42. Mar 15, 2011
    9
    Being a fan of Battlefield, of course you might be interested in this game. People will try to compare it to COD, but it doesn't have anything to do with COD, it is very similar to Battlefield Bad Company 2, with new features and new concepts. It is a really great game if you are getting it for the multiplayer

    I give it 10 for the multiplayer part alone
  43. Mar 15, 2011
    9
    Finally a new FPS!!! Multiplayer is phenominal with the dedicated servers. The story line is unique and thought provoking. . A great addition to my collection...
  44. Mar 15, 2011
    9
    Call me old fashioned, but I play games for fun. Not that eye-popping graphics or a lengthy campaign can't add to the fun provided by a game, but I've played way too many games with "amazing graphics" lately that bore me to tears. After playing Homefront all night, I can say without a doubt that, though the graphics may not be anything special (they certainly aren't terrible), the gameCall me old fashioned, but I play games for fun. Not that eye-popping graphics or a lengthy campaign can't add to the fun provided by a game, but I've played way too many games with "amazing graphics" lately that bore me to tears. After playing Homefront all night, I can say without a doubt that, though the graphics may not be anything special (they certainly aren't terrible), the game is extremely fun to play. And that sort of seems like what games are supposed to be about. Expand
  45. Mar 15, 2011
    9
    Homefront offers MP features unique to the competition, and is QUITE a bit of fun to play. Awesome maps, a unique mix of infantry/vehicular warfare, and the feeling of fighting in your own backyard are truly welcome additions to the FPS genre. As others have mentioned, graphically Homefront could have used some additional polish. In order to stand up to other FPS competition, Kaos had itsHomefront offers MP features unique to the competition, and is QUITE a bit of fun to play. Awesome maps, a unique mix of infantry/vehicular warfare, and the feeling of fighting in your own backyard are truly welcome additions to the FPS genre. As others have mentioned, graphically Homefront could have used some additional polish. In order to stand up to other FPS competition, Kaos had its work clearly cut out, as CoD and BF have created some truly memorable vistas and set pieces to battle within. While there is nothing WRONG with the visuals, it seems like they world created simply needed more time. The art IS there... the polish IS lacking.

    Bottom line - MP players, worth the buy. Single players (who don't touch MP), the campaign is short and intense. 6-8 hours tops on Normal difficulty.
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  46. Mar 15, 2011
    9
    This game is all about the multiplayer, single player is cool but short. I give 9 because it has room for a lot of fun. I have had some issues with the servers and lag but I am sure that as time goes on THQ and kahos will straighten this problem out. I would definately recommend
  47. Mar 16, 2011
    9
    Homefront is a decent FPS. It looks a little dated but over all very playable. The whole North Korea taking us over storyline is a very cool concept. The multiplayer is definitely great with the up to 32 players involved in the game. It takes more teamwork in this game during the multiplayer than with Call of Duty. I think it is a cool direction to go in with FPS. If the graphics wereHomefront is a decent FPS. It looks a little dated but over all very playable. The whole North Korea taking us over storyline is a very cool concept. The multiplayer is definitely great with the up to 32 players involved in the game. It takes more teamwork in this game during the multiplayer than with Call of Duty. I think it is a cool direction to go in with FPS. If the graphics were better, I would give it a 10 but since they aren't it gets a nine. Expand
  48. Mar 16, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Homefront provides the gamer with a realist experience of what it's like to fight for your country and your community. It feels real. It's not just a FPS where you blow through people on a map but also provides a human element. The story is totally exciting, new and original and the gameplay is something I have yet to find in other FPS. Expand
  49. Mar 17, 2011
    9
    Like Medal of Honor before it, Homefront has two distinct personalities but in this instance is all the better for it. While the story mode is an engaging, brilliantly written and emotionally wrenching experience, its brevity may deter gamers not interested in dropping dozens of hours into the addictive multiplayer aspect. In their case, a rental is strongly encouraged. On the other hand,Like Medal of Honor before it, Homefront has two distinct personalities but in this instance is all the better for it. While the story mode is an engaging, brilliantly written and emotionally wrenching experience, its brevity may deter gamers not interested in dropping dozens of hours into the addictive multiplayer aspect. In their case, a rental is strongly encouraged. On the other hand, if youâ Expand
  50. Mar 19, 2011
    9
    Played the SP in 3 hours so not the longest game but i had fun for all that time. NPC char animation is not the best but works. MP is whole different thing. Its hectic, fast and ofc FUN. It breaths some fresh air to the genre. Think like COD+BF-BC2 with abit arcade touch. Played few matches and had no lag to say. Fast load times etc. Good variety of maps with nice themes. Really hoping wePlayed the SP in 3 hours so not the longest game but i had fun for all that time. NPC char animation is not the best but works. MP is whole different thing. Its hectic, fast and ofc FUN. It breaths some fresh air to the genre. Think like COD+BF-BC2 with abit arcade touch. Played few matches and had no lag to say. Fast load times etc. Good variety of maps with nice themes. Really hoping we get more maps and stuff to use in MP. Expand
  51. Mar 19, 2011
    9
    OK so the single player is short and buggy. I love the Multiplayer! It is to me a great blend between battlefield and COD games. The battle point system is very unique and lets skill be a determining factor instead of who gets to what first, or constant spamming of noob tubes. Very good system. and 32 person Multiplayer experience on the 360 with this much carnage is very very cool.OK so the single player is short and buggy. I love the Multiplayer! It is to me a great blend between battlefield and COD games. The battle point system is very unique and lets skill be a determining factor instead of who gets to what first, or constant spamming of noob tubes. Very good system. and 32 person Multiplayer experience on the 360 with this much carnage is very very cool. Environment is not destructible but to me that is just a minor drawback. Awesome Multiplayer. Crappy single player. Expand
  52. Mar 29, 2011
    9
    This is a very good game and don't let some of these fools make you think otherwise. Sure the single player didn't really live up to my expectations but I am REALLY enjoying this game. The story just wasn't there for me, I enjoyed the idea and attempted to care about the story and characters but I just didn't at all. The SP is nothing different from any other PFS you will find out thereThis is a very good game and don't let some of these fools make you think otherwise. Sure the single player didn't really live up to my expectations but I am REALLY enjoying this game. The story just wasn't there for me, I enjoyed the idea and attempted to care about the story and characters but I just didn't at all. The SP is nothing different from any other PFS you will find out there and it is pretty short, but there are some very cool scenes to experience. The multiplayer is the meat and 'tatoes of this game. I can't express enough how much I enjoy it, the past couple of years I only really played the last two Call of Duty's as far as console MP games and it was such a nice change of pace. There is a big sense of teamwork and I find a lot of players attempting to communicate with their team while in MW2 and Black Ops everyone is too focused on maintaining their immaculate K/D and getting an obnoxious killstreak.

    The battle points system takes the focus off of the long term of your stats and really makes you care about the battle at hand and how you can use them the right way to help your team to win. Although there are few guns I've found myself sticking to a couple anyway and with all the other things you can do in this game it doesn't even phase you. You can use humvees, APCs, tanks, helicopters, and drones. The battles really get crazy after a while with cluster bombs going off and tanks rolling around everywhere, they really captured the sense of a full scale battle. The hit boxes in this game seem really small though. You can be sniping with your cross hairs directly on their head and not hit them at all but in close quarters you don't notice it really. There is also no aim assist and it makes the gunplay tougher due to it but I personally enjoy it, you can't just spray at medium range and take someone out. Also, I've only experienced a noticeable frame rate drop once since I started playing this game and I'm almost a level 50... I have no idea what that reviewer was talking about.

    There are a few quirks about this game though, for one you can't shoot through almost any surface which is pretty odd to me. Also some of the guns sound very cheesy which really bugged me at first but you get over it. Sometimes when i send out a parrot drone it wont let me change the altitude, but I merely just have to leave it and go back then it works fine. Trying to find a game can be difficult but recently it has been running perfectly. With any new game there will be little issues but nothing that is a game changer to me. On the whole this is a good game and very well worth your money if you are looking for a good multiplayer shooter. Some people might be sad because it's not Activision's money whoring machine but considering this being a new IP from a smaller developer I think they did a great job. With huge battles like this there are a lot of different ways to play this game that appeals to a lot of different play styles. I think if people merely gave it a shot they would really enjoy it.
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  53. Apr 7, 2011
    9
    After having spent time with both the campaign and multiplayer I can say with certainty that the people who claim only that "the graphics suck", "the game is too short", and "the multiplayer is laggy" are not being entirely honest with you. On the topic of graphics the game uses a cell-shaded finish similar to but not as distinct as the game Borderlands to reduce the contrast of the colorsAfter having spent time with both the campaign and multiplayer I can say with certainty that the people who claim only that "the graphics suck", "the game is too short", and "the multiplayer is laggy" are not being entirely honest with you. On the topic of graphics the game uses a cell-shaded finish similar to but not as distinct as the game Borderlands to reduce the contrast of the colors making it easier on the eyes when played over long periods of time. When you read that the length of the campaign is too short they are not inaccurate, the story is not very long (took me 3.5 hours to complete on normal) but it is worth a solid 200+ gamerscore for those who just "rent" games from GameStop. As far as the content of the campaigns story goes you get a solid story about survival in enemy occupied territory with a cast of strong if sometimes unwilling heroes trying to survive that has caused some people to denounce the game only on the basis that you see dead Americans or that you kill fellow Americans but this isn't really a good enough reason to say a game sucks cuz it strikes close to home for some. Now on the topic of the games unique multiplayer a few misconceptions need to first be dispelled which can rectify Homefront as a very solid shooter experience that makes it worth having over COD or MOH. First when you read that alot of people were unable to connect or that the game is laggy it isnt due to a server issue but rather people with crap internet getting put as host and then going on to whine about it on the internet, second the people who claim that the damage tables are unfair need to use the flax vest item more often, and third the vehicles in the game may be less realistic than BBC2 but they work better for a more speed-ball type shooter than an APG type game such as BBC2. All in all I in my own humble oppinion think that Homefront while not a major title like Halo, BBC, or COD is a shooter that can hold its own and deserves a decent rating. Expand
  54. Apr 15, 2011
    9
    OK people keep giving bad scores because of the campain well in my opinion the campain is very good and acually its more unique than the call of duty's campains. And they say its to short, well so are the call of duty games but people still like them. The story is interesting, the graphics are pretty good, the guns are pretty cool and the story has that kinda grip you get on a characterOK people keep giving bad scores because of the campain well in my opinion the campain is very good and acually its more unique than the call of duty's campains. And they say its to short, well so are the call of duty games but people still like them. The story is interesting, the graphics are pretty good, the guns are pretty cool and the story has that kinda grip you get on a character that you like then they make you wander if he will die or live. There are alot of WOW moments and some are are just kinda "sick" (im not going into detail) This is a good twist away from the CoD series. The multiplayer matches can hold up to 32 players per match which is pretty cool but this also had the same amount as bad company. I thought this was a really good buy, it has everything you could ask for. Good graphics, good guns, good story, lots of explosions. The story also has moment you might want to go back to once you complete them and can replay that mission as well. This was a solid 9/10 Expand
  55. May 30, 2011
    9
    This game is hugely underrated. the multiplayer is brilliant and so is the campaign. and the campaign isn't actually that short its around the same length as black ops. must buy.
  56. Mar 24, 2014
    9
    Homefront is not just another Call Of Duty wannabe - it's a truly stunning game. Although the story is a little short, and the voice acting can be patchy.
    To look at the good points, the game has great, albeit generic, mechanics and a brilliantly realised campaign. The campaign may seem a little far-fetched, however, once you delve through the first hour or so of the game, you see just
    Homefront is not just another Call Of Duty wannabe - it's a truly stunning game. Although the story is a little short, and the voice acting can be patchy.
    To look at the good points, the game has great, albeit generic, mechanics and a brilliantly realised campaign. The campaign may seem a little far-fetched, however, once you delve through the first hour or so of the game, you see just how realistic the game is. Whereas in other shooters, such as Call Of Duty, you feel no real empathy for the characters, in Homefront we see soldiers suffering with an illness called 'PTSD' (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), which shows how much though the developers put into it. The campaign is genuinely touching at times, and it doesn't feel like faceless enemies you're shooting, as in other shooters. You genuinely feel a reason to dislike these enemies. Throughout the course of the game, you become strongly attached to the characters. It's clear the game is inspired by Call Of Duty by its mechanics. Even the multiplayer is outstanding, As I've mentioned, its mechanics are brilliant, and this combined with tactical killstreaks and large maps creates an immersive experience.
    The few reasons the game does not achieve a rating of 10 include the generic gameplay - it's similar to other shooters, but the exceptional campaign and multiplayer certainly make up for this.
    I think that this game is awfully underrated - a brilliant game. A forgotten gem, which is certain to make it into any shooter fan's top ten list.
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  57. Mar 18, 2011
    8
    I'm glad I didn't base my rental decision on critic reviews, as I was VERY pleasantly surprised with Homefront. I was reminded of Black (for the original XBOX) with some slight queues (and I mean slight) from Half Life 2.

    The action was VERY intense and the immersion was fantastic. I have yet to play online, but the 4.5 hour campaign was thoroughly enjoyable and I urge anyone looking for
    I'm glad I didn't base my rental decision on critic reviews, as I was VERY pleasantly surprised with Homefront. I was reminded of Black (for the original XBOX) with some slight queues (and I mean slight) from Half Life 2.

    The action was VERY intense and the immersion was fantastic. I have yet to play online, but the 4.5 hour campaign was thoroughly enjoyable and I urge anyone looking for a slightly different, more straight forward FPS experience to give it a try. As for the graphics? I thought they were at times incredible, at other times, decent. Voiceovers were weak from time to time, but more most of the game were fine.

    Why only 8/10? I cannot recommend ANYONE buy it with such limited re playability and such a short single player campaign. No complaints other than that.
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  58. Mar 16, 2011
    8
    Homefront has a decent but VERY short campaign just like Medal Of Honor. The gameplay is unique because as a resistance fighter you are always outmanned and usually outgunned. You spend a lot of time finding weapons and ammo which makes it more realistic. From a campaign standpoint it is entertaining albeit short. Graphics and sound are well behind COD or Battlefield, similar to theHomefront has a decent but VERY short campaign just like Medal Of Honor. The gameplay is unique because as a resistance fighter you are always outmanned and usually outgunned. You spend a lot of time finding weapons and ammo which makes it more realistic. From a campaign standpoint it is entertaining albeit short. Graphics and sound are well behind COD or Battlefield, similar to the original Modern Warfare. The multiplayer has large maps but the feedback and gunplay are just average. This is a good game that could have been great if Treyarch made it! Worth a purchase though, especially if you have read the book. Expand
  59. Mar 22, 2011
    8
    I enjoyed the story. I found it addicting and at perfect length. It tells a story that doesn't take a friggin' enormous amount of time. Multiplayer is addicting, but not the best I've played. A pleasant relief from Black Ops.
  60. Apr 6, 2011
    8
    Great multi-player, bad campaign.... It's hard to give a game one score when the single player portion is such a let down but the online combat is great so I give it an 8 over all. I'd give the single player a 5, it's very short and the plot narrative and lack of interaction with the environment make you feel like your character is just along for the ride. The AI is buggy in spots and yourGreat multi-player, bad campaign.... It's hard to give a game one score when the single player portion is such a let down but the online combat is great so I give it an 8 over all. I'd give the single player a 5, it's very short and the plot narrative and lack of interaction with the environment make you feel like your character is just along for the ride. The AI is buggy in spots and your Allies are rarely helpful in a fire fight. It had some memorable moments, but to few to justify buying the game just for the story. I give the Multi-player part of the game a 9, the 32 player support and large maps make for some fun game modes. I like the Battle Points system, it's a bit like kill streak abilities in CoD but more forgiving since you have a running total for the match so you can bank them up to use a devastating higher cost ability without worry about a death or two. I also love the way they did vehicles. In the respawn screen you have the option to spend some of your Battle Points to spawn in a vehicle. I found this to keep a good mix of armor and infantry on the game map since you can't just hop out of your vehicle and run to get another one over and over. The vehicles seem fairly balanced as far as cost vs firepower. This game will be my regular online console shooter for a while. Expand
  61. Mar 30, 2011
    8
    Really? I went to the negative reviews out of curiosity and well amazed by how many people rate a game a zero. There is no hope for the human race. Now I understand why the game is ranked so low.
    So I will get the negatives out of the way first since that is why this game deserves a zero in so many people's eyes.
    Yes. The single player is short. Around 5 hours. But that is becoming a
    Really? I went to the negative reviews out of curiosity and well amazed by how many people rate a game a zero. There is no hope for the human race. Now I understand why the game is ranked so low.
    So I will get the negatives out of the way first since that is why this game deserves a zero in so many people's eyes.
    Yes. The single player is short. Around 5 hours. But that is becoming a trend isn't it? And it is mainly shooters with multiplayer right? The COD and MOH games are the same way. Most people will by it for the multiplayer anyways and the devs know that.
    Yes the game kind of hits a sore spot with parents getting shot in front of their kids. Hey? It happens.
    One thing I didn't like about the game is it glitches. And at the time of this writing I can't even play it because it freezes after the title screen.
    So aside from the glitch, everyone is complaining about what has became standard in today's shooters?
    Now let's judge the game on its own merit.
    Graphics- Pretty average. It is about on par with M.A.G. It does have a cartoon look with a lot of color so I found it pleasing to play compared to the drab look of other games. I was told take Battlefield BC 2 and fade the color and add some jaggies and you have Homefronts look. That is a great way to describe it. Animation is good and effects like lighting make the game look better than it probably does.
    Sound- The music is fitting and the sounds of combat are what you expect. It works but it doesn't match shooters by Activision or EA.
    Control- The game shines here to be honest. Great hit-detection and the control is responsive.
    Multiplayer Control- It only takes a few shots to take someone out which is nice. If you shoot first you will get the kill. That is a nice change of pace to other shooters where a full clip will not take someone out or you get killed even though you shot first. Sniping is easy also. Plus the vehicles control similar to halo where the right stick turns and the left stick moves forward and backwards.
    Multiplayer maps- Not a dud in them but none of them are spectacular either except maybe the Suburb map which is on the 360 only. Some maps do favor snipers and campers which is a problem.
    Replay Value- The single player is short but to get all the achievements you will have to go through it twice. It is a decent story but most people will only go through it once and stick with multiplayer. Hopefully the game will be a hit because the multiplayer is a blast.
    In conclusion the story was worth the play through but the only thing that stuck with me was the amount of cruelty and controversial elements . I am surprised Fox News didn't catch on. The mulitiplayer is a mix between MAG and Battlefield. It holds up well to both of these games but Battlefield has a little more polish. I personally prefer Homefront.
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  62. Jun 21, 2012
    8
    Haven't played the multiplayer, but reviews say it's good. Single-player campaign is hugely enjoyable, very polished, and great fun. However it only took me around 6 hours - therefore I would suggest renting it, not buying it (unless you're a huge multiplayer fan.)
  63. Mar 21, 2011
    8
    I'll admit right off that I'm a COD "fanboy." That said, I really enjoyed this game. While the campaign is far too short, it does have a pretty awesome story line and it shows that a great deal of effort was put into it, which is missing in a lot of games these days. Campaign gets a 7/10 from me. Now on to multiplayer. If the hit detection was better and spawn deaths were fewer, then thisI'll admit right off that I'm a COD "fanboy." That said, I really enjoyed this game. While the campaign is far too short, it does have a pretty awesome story line and it shows that a great deal of effort was put into it, which is missing in a lot of games these days. Campaign gets a 7/10 from me. Now on to multiplayer. If the hit detection was better and spawn deaths were fewer, then this would be one of the top 5 multiplayer experiences I've ever had. The blend of Battlefield's size and vehicle control with COD's fast-paced style is very well executed. If they put out some patches to fix early glitches and inconsistencies then Homefront could be a force and provide the competition and originality the FPS genre has needed since Halo 2, Battlefield 2 and COD 4. Expand
  64. Mar 15, 2011
    8
    I definitely not Battlefield and COD. But i like it. It's different but in a good way. Great story so far and the multiplayer is fun. I would recommend this game.
  65. Mar 15, 2011
    8
    Ok. The ratings of 2, 5, and 10 do nothing for most readers but show a bit of immaturity and ignorance.

    HomeFrontâ
  66. Mar 15, 2011
    8
    This game deserves at the very least, a 7.5. At most, 8.5. It all depends on whether you're a singleplayer guy or a multiplayer guy.

    At first, starting in the singleplayer campaign I was like "Oh, typical, I get saved by a hardcore resistance leader and some broad with a fat ass." Said resistance leader is Connor, who seems to have extremely violent moodswings where one moment he'll be
    This game deserves at the very least, a 7.5. At most, 8.5. It all depends on whether you're a singleplayer guy or a multiplayer guy.

    At first, starting in the singleplayer campaign I was like "Oh, typical, I get saved by a hardcore resistance leader and some broad with a fat ass." Said resistance leader is Connor, who seems to have extremely violent moodswings where one moment he'll be thanking a teammate for saving his life and the next he'll be telling them to "stfu and keep shooting".
    You play through, and you meet a pretty cool guy named Hopper. He's Korean-American, and one of the things that make the story so tragic is the fact that Hopper is fighting for his life in the resistance, yet he encounters racism, insults, and threats wherever we go in the story.

    Anyway I'm not going to spoil anything, but I began to get more engrossed in the story and my interest mounted on each chapter until I played through the whole thing in 5 hours. And a surprise ending and a cliffhanger sets the game up for a sequel. Pretty short for a singleplayer game to be honest, but multiplayer made up for it.

    Multiplayer is like a mix of CoD and Battlefield. Shot detection is top notch, and unlike CoD where you needed multiple pistol shots to the head to kill somebody, headshots actually register and kill in one hit. Also, the level design is... glorious. Whoever designed the levels (single AND multiplayer) in this game deserve a year off for their work. For a 'linear CoD clone', they managed to find a way to make it explorable and add all kinds of story-related easter eggs and newspapers that give you an insight into the game's story. Some of the setpieces were awe-inspiring: once leaving the labyrinth of Colorado suburbs, we entered a town surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. One piece I can't stop thinking about was a water tower with several bodies hanging from the side.

    My advice? Don't listen to reviewers if you're looking to buy this game. In fact, don't read anymore reviews after this. Reviewers taint your mind and attempt to ruin the experience for you. Graphics aren't "omg crysis", but they're average for this gen. On a high note, I didn't see any of the N64-ish textures you saw in Dragon Age 2. (lulz) On that note, why does every reviewer think that if a game doesn't have Crysis-level graphics it automatically sucks?

    Pros and Cons:
    +Well written, besides Connor's bipolar moods. Best story I've enjoyed in a while.
    +Large array of balanced and extremely customizable weapons.
    +Deep multiplayer that will keep you until BF3 and R02.
    +Magnificent level design.
    +Balanced gameplay.
    -Civilians felt like clones. They all had different faces, but they all wore the same outfit.
    -The Koreans were mostly faceless enemies with little-to-no voice overs and conversations. I would've liked to hear more about what they think about the occupation and if they felt they "should be here".
    -Short singleplayer (5 hours on normal)
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  67. Mar 15, 2011
    8
    The single player is fun and paced well, even though it is short. Playing it on PC, it took me about 8 hours on normal. It is far fetched the that North Korea takes over, but the back-story and initial player opening really sell you on the idea. The multiplayer is where this game really shines. I haven't been much for FPS multiplayer since CS: Source, but this is really fun. I can seeThe single player is fun and paced well, even though it is short. Playing it on PC, it took me about 8 hours on normal. It is far fetched the that North Korea takes over, but the back-story and initial player opening really sell you on the idea. The multiplayer is where this game really shines. I haven't been much for FPS multiplayer since CS: Source, but this is really fun. I can see myself on multiplayer for a good long while while not getting bored. The only reason this game gets a 8 from me instead of a 9 or 10 is the length of campaign, length aside, I had a blast. Expand
  68. Mar 16, 2011
    8
    The engine is clearly dated, but I'll never let that be my sole judge of how I enjoy a game, given that I spend hours across numerous platforms in engines that are by no means modern, and I enjoy the heck out of them. However, if you're put off by paying full price for something that's not the latest and greatest in polygons and textures, then you'll want to reconsider.

    The single
    The engine is clearly dated, but I'll never let that be my sole judge of how I enjoy a game, given that I spend hours across numerous platforms in engines that are by no means modern, and I enjoy the heck out of them. However, if you're put off by paying full price for something that's not the latest and greatest in polygons and textures, then you'll want to reconsider.

    The single player game is short, I've heard, but given that I usually play games in one or two hour bursts during the week, it's going to be a few days before I work all the way through it, and I'm not in any hurry to blast to the end. But, yes, if you're expecting a long, drawn out and extensive single player experience, it's not here.

    What did impress me was the multiplayer, and the incorporation of vehicles into otherwise tired, tried and true CoD-style gameplay. There were some server issues last night because, so the server messages claimed, there was such high demand. Once I did get into a game, however, it flowed quite smoothly and was fairly intuitive. I especially like the battle point currency you're awarded for kills and objectives, and how you can purchase equipment on the fly, depending on what options you choose. As a basic Assault kit, for instance, I had a flak vest and a RPG, and I could 'activate' the flak vest for that life with a small amount of BP, and I could buy reloads for my RPG in the same fashion, and those BPs would replenish during the round. Save up enough of them and you can purchase vehicles which you spawn in next time (I don't know if there's a way to buy them while you're still up) but I though that was a good way of everyone fighting over who gets to drive the tank.

    I've made purchases that I've regretted, and Homefront definitely isn't one of those. I've seen a lot of comments about this game being hit by 'sub-par reviews. But how does an average in the 70s qualify as sub-par? Only if you've decided that 'All Games Worth Buying' must receive a 90+. I've played a lot of games, and I'd rank very few of them in the 90s, but that doesn't mean those games were terrible or that they weren't even good, it just means they weren't among the best I've ever played. I give Homefront a solid 80.
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  69. May 14, 2011
    8
    Homefront has an amazing soundtrack and a touching story to tell. Korea has occupied America and has essentially created Holocaust 2.0, and the images of seeing a kid running to his parents crying after they get shot does feel a little cheap as far as an attempt at shock entertainment, but still plays it's message to anyone willing to feel the emotion. Multiplayer feels fresh with largeHomefront has an amazing soundtrack and a touching story to tell. Korea has occupied America and has essentially created Holocaust 2.0, and the images of seeing a kid running to his parents crying after they get shot does feel a little cheap as far as an attempt at shock entertainment, but still plays it's message to anyone willing to feel the emotion. Multiplayer feels fresh with large maps, a neat temporary in-battle currency system for purchasing "killstreaks", as well as the ability to easily kill campers yet easily camp if you know what you are doing. Multiplayer doesn't feel like it rewards team players (spotting and so-forth give little to no BP), but in reality all you really need for objectives is to kill other players. I also recommend everyone to check out the soundtrack, as it is far better than any other FPS soundtrack that has released. It mixes action-pased orchestral themes to slow ambience for the more sad scenes. Another place this game really shines is the weapons. Every weapon can be utilized, no single weapon feels more overpowered than the next. A lot of people complain snipers are overpowered, but I don't really think they are. Snipers are very easy to take out, and only the most skilled that understand how to move from cover to cover rather than in one spot are difficult enemies.

    Overall, I give this game an 8 out of 10. It really doesn't need all of the hate it gets, as almost all of that is just comparisons to other games. Sorry guys, but giving a game a 1/10 because it isn't exactly like Call of Duty is a horrible way to treat a developer, especially one that truly does care about it's franchise. I hope you enjoy the game, for those that take my review to heart.
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  70. Mar 18, 2011
    8
    I truly enjoyed the campaign, but they should have had a few more chapters and in today's FPS market you have to have destructible environments. I have only one complaint with the multiplayer and that pertains to the "battle code" that must be bought if the game is used, rented, or you are not the primary gamer to reach higher than level 5. The rest of the game is great and I do realizeI truly enjoyed the campaign, but they should have had a few more chapters and in today's FPS market you have to have destructible environments. I have only one complaint with the multiplayer and that pertains to the "battle code" that must be bought if the game is used, rented, or you are not the primary gamer to reach higher than level 5. The rest of the game is great and I do realize that there are only two multiplayer game modes. If the modes are good enough, you don't need more. Expand
  71. Mar 19, 2011
    8
    Unlike the majority of the COD fanboys on this website, I fully believe that graphics do NOT make a game and that games should be scored on the amount of fun had playing them. This games single player campaign is by no means bad. The story isn't meant to be like COD or battlefield. It's meant to give a dirty and gritty look at the occupation of a country during a time of war. It doesUnlike the majority of the COD fanboys on this website, I fully believe that graphics do NOT make a game and that games should be scored on the amount of fun had playing them. This games single player campaign is by no means bad. The story isn't meant to be like COD or battlefield. It's meant to give a dirty and gritty look at the occupation of a country during a time of war. It does this admirably. The game does a good job of showing the loss and sacrifice the citizens of america are going through. One of the more powerful moments occurs in the first five minutes of the game when the player witnesses families torn apart and murdered in the street. As for the multiplayer, I find it to be one of the freshest takes on the FPS genre to come out in a long time. The game rewards you for playing well by giving you BP (Battle Points). These points can be used to purchase weapons, killstreaks, and vehicles on the fly. Play well and you are rewarded well. Camp a corner and you will barely earn any points. This gives a sense of high stakes risk and reward gameplay. There are also multiple weapon attachments and camos to be earned by performing well with a weapon. Instead of going for headshots to earn camos, the game asks you to get killstreaks with your weapon of choice. Camos are awarded at 2,4,6,8, and 10 killstreaks. Overall, this game left me very satisfied. The single player campaign may end abruptly, but it does a fantastic job of immersing the player in a battle that you never feel at ease in. The multiplayer is amazing and gives a strong sense of risk/reward gameplay that should not be missed. Expand
  72. Mar 19, 2011
    8
    Graphics are not the best, but they are not bad either. The single player story is awesome and makes you feel very patriotic. The multiplayer is really fun. There aren't alot of maps or weapons, but it is enough to make it entertaining. having played most military FPS games, I would say it is a mix between COD and BFBC2.
  73. Mar 21, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. When I bought this game I was really exited. I had high expetations and they were almost had completely been forfilled. I thought the storyline in the campaign was great, filled with good guns and equitment at your disposal. I would have given this game ten but it didn't tick all the boxes for online play. Apart from the the online, a great game! :) Expand
  74. Apr 8, 2011
    8
    Many of the negative reviews for Homefront complain about the length of the single player campaign. I've played more than 5 hours and am not through it yet. So if some dude did a speed run on Easy and then cries about it being too short it is not a valid criticism. The scripted events are straight out of the Call of Duty mould. If it is annoying to wait for an NPC to open a door in thisMany of the negative reviews for Homefront complain about the length of the single player campaign. I've played more than 5 hours and am not through it yet. So if some dude did a speed run on Easy and then cries about it being too short it is not a valid criticism. The scripted events are straight out of the Call of Duty mould. If it is annoying to wait for an NPC to open a door in this game, why is the same exact feature cool when it is in CoD? Multi-player is the real focus of HF. And it is great. Kaos made Frontlines and it was great, this builds on that experience. The graphics aren't sharp and clear, but you better get used to that in all titles going forward. The hardware is not changing and all the new rendering bells and whistles take their toll. No games are rendered internally at 1080p these days. In order to keep the frame rate smooth some compromises need to be made. That means lower rez rendering. Look at NFS Hot Pursuit... lower rez with more post processing, just like HF. If you want a pretty game, Crysis 2 looks great. If you want a great team based online experience though, HF has dedicated servers so there is none of the Gears 2 host advantage which Crysis suffers from in spades. The rough launch was inexcusable, but it is in the rear view mirror now. Homefront is not CoD. It is not Battlefield BC2, but I tell you gents, I'm having a great time online. It lacks only in the number of maps... I suspect they are deliberately holding some back for DLC but that is now an industry standard practice. Expand
  75. Apr 21, 2011
    8
    Decent story, good concept and I like the ideas that homefront was putting forward, but the tech seemed a little dated. Graphics were a little sub-par but other than that a pretty good game. Personally, I'd recommend renting it first, and if you really must have it (for the multiplayer) go ahead and buy it.
  76. May 4, 2011
    8
    Homefront (SP)

    How the war was won in record time Xbox 360 Played to completion on easy difficulty The world has spun out of control. The US is now under the control of the Unified Korean nation. Taken down by an EMP from a "peaceful" Korean sattelite. You are Robert Jacobs, a military pilot eeking out an existence in occupied Colorado. You are soon thrust into the resistance, a ragtag
    Homefront (SP)

    How the war was won in record time

    Xbox 360
    Played to completion on easy difficulty


    The world has spun out of control. The US is now under the control of the Unified Korean nation. Taken down by an EMP from a "peaceful" Korean sattelite. You are Robert Jacobs, a military pilot eeking out an existence in occupied Colorado. You are soon thrust into the resistance, a ragtag group of ordinary citizens attempting to fight and take back their land. The fighting is inevitable, but is at an excercise in futility?

    Homefront doesn't start in typical FPS fashion. Your first minutes with the game are spent riding a bus down the street of a broken and beaten america, viewing the many attrocities of local occupation. You will see beatings, children wrested from their parents, and outright executions. Of course this destiny is not meant for you, as you are soon rescued by the local resitance cell and are put on the run from the Korean army. Your an intergal part of their plan, the army needs fuel and your going to get it for them.

    Once your done with the depressing opening you are handed a gun and the game begins in earnest. The gameplay itself seems like a slightly less polished Call of Duty. The controls will be immediately familiar to anybody who has played a recent FPS, RT to shoot, LT to aim down sight and RS to melee. Guns are your typical mix of assult rifles and sniper rifles with the obligatory shotgun and pistol. Although the shooting feels a bit loose the guns themselves are satisfying and varied enough to keep you from getting bored. The one thing that stood out as immensely fun and satisfying is targeting for your atonomous vehicle Goliath. Many times over the course of the campaign you will gain control of the missile targeting for Goliath. I can't tell you how fun it is to set the targeter on a group of soldiers and watching your vehicles roll up and and shoot a missle directly at them. It is definetly the most satisfying aspect of Homefronts gameplay and really makes the game interesting and helps vary up the shooting.

    The story will take you on a trip to undermine Korean authority on the West Coast of the United States. You and your group of resistance members are on the hunt for jet fuel to supply the army stationed in California. In order to remain spoiler free I won't point out any specific setpieces but I can say with certainty they are excellent and will keep you going through the story at a good pace. One moment in particular Really put me on edge and as I watched it I honestly felt a uneasy, which I believe is a good feeling to get from a game. It was honestly shocking and I can't believe Fox news did'nt take that moment and run with it.

    Graphically, Homefront seems slightly mediocre in 2011. The games looks good but the overall texturing reminds me of a game that might have come out in 2008. The art style really makes up for it though as the enviorments capture suburban America perfectly, everything is laid out realistically. It doesn't feel like these enviorments are made for a game. Charecter design is fairly good as there are only 4 main charecters and they all feel disticnct and are backed by solid voice acting.

    With solid gameplay and a fairly unique and touching storyline, Homefront slices out a niche in the FPS market. The ony thing that holds this game back from being top tier is it's length. Clocking in a just over 4 hours the campaign is far to short and the gameplay isn't good enough to make up for it. Even if you bump up the difficulty and scour the landscape for the games collectible newspapers, I doubt you could get more then 6 or 7 hours out of it. Homefront is a game of the edge of greatness. Unfortunately the games length holds it back and plummets the games value proposition. Keep in mind that there is a full multiplayer which I didn't play but as a purely single player game it is just out of reach from the "short but sweet" section of games. If your into multiplayer this might be a game worth picking up. If you are looking for a good single player shooter then I would suggest either a rental or waiting for the game to drop to the sub tweny dollar range.

    Presentation: 8.5
    Gameplay: 8
    Value: 4

    Overall: 7.5
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  77. May 10, 2011
    8
    Loving this game, sure it's not the best looking graphically but whats far more important is the gameplay which is a hoot, SP sucks no question, not even worth playing, the MP on ther hand is where it's at..it's just great great fun, sure it's got a few glitches but the latest patch is due any day now which should iron those out.
    i'd recommend it to anyone for MP as a second hand purchase...
  78. May 10, 2011
    8
    Was decent. I saw the reviews and got nervous, but played it with my bros and htey liked it too. single player is short mut multiplayer is tons of fun. get the drone, though, is my advice, you'll thank me later. Worth the money
  79. Jul 12, 2011
    8
    Right first thing I played the demo and loved it! so i bought the game just for the MP, so if you can get past the graphics not being the best, its a fabulous MP game, massive maps put COD to shame, 32 players puts COD to shame! all i can say if you are looking for a new online FPS then you could do far worse than buying this.
  80. Nov 23, 2011
    8
    With all the hoopla surrounding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a Battle Code for Homefront Multiplayer. I purchased the game used, and thoroughly enjoyed the (short) campaign, but couldn't get into multiplayer as only new copies come with the online Battle Code. I think it's bad business for companies to charge extra for onlineWith all the hoopla surrounding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a Battle Code for Homefront Multiplayer. I purchased the game used, and thoroughly enjoyed the (short) campaign, but couldn't get into multiplayer as only new copies come with the online Battle Code. I think it's bad business for companies to charge extra for online play on something they've already made their money on. Still, the map packs were on sale on XBLA and I did want to play online pretty badly, just for a change of pace from Call of Duty and Battlefield. Instead of dropping 10 bucks for the Battle Code on XBLA, I found several codes for half that on eBay! Now I can tell you that this multiplayer is great fun. Though not as silky smooth as Call of Duty or Battlefield (not sure if it runs at 60 frames per second), it's still a blast with similar unlocks and progression as the bigger games. The controls are basically the same as COD, which makes it very comfortable, though you may have to tweak the sensitivity settings a bit. The graphics aren't going to knock anyone out, being at a level of the first Battlefield: Bad Company, but they are good. Level design is brisk, but the maps might be a little too big - a very microscopic complaint. Homefront is a solid game and great fun to play, particularly the multiplayer. Also, it's only 15 bucks this Black Friday (2011) at Best Buy - cheap!!! Expand
  81. May 10, 2012
    8
    I purchased Homefront as a pre-order and read the book in advance if it's release, so I was a "fanboy" before it arrived on store shelves. The day it came out my wife picked up the game and I headed to Metacritic and saw that it was receiving poor reviews from both gamers and critics. I returned the game, unopened, that day. Having played the online and single player version the past 30+I purchased Homefront as a pre-order and read the book in advance if it's release, so I was a "fanboy" before it arrived on store shelves. The day it came out my wife picked up the game and I headed to Metacritic and saw that it was receiving poor reviews from both gamers and critics. I returned the game, unopened, that day. Having played the online and single player version the past 30+ days and having put in over 40 hours so far I can honestly say I wish that I had never read the reviews and had just enjoyed the game! I put the game on its hardest setting and spent a good 15 hours slugging it out with what I felt was a good AI in single player mode. I have put in another 30 or so hours on multiplayer and I am still enjoying it! I would say given its current price-point it is a good buy for $19.95. Given that you need a code that comes with all unopened copies of the game, you should buy a new version or you will need to spend the MS points to get to the multiplayer option. Lastly, the add on multiplayer levels are on a separate server and there are very few players using them, don't waste your money on these unless you have a friend who wants to duke it out with you on these levels! I give the game an 8 out of 10. Expand
  82. Apr 13, 2012
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I got this game just yesterday. And am sincerely disappointed with the reviews fellow gamers are giving this game. I give this game a generous 8 only because of the choppiness that occurs at times throughout the game. Although the single player campaign is short is very well written and it actually triggered an emotional response at the very beginning of the game when you're being taken on the bus and being driven through the city. Shockingly, even this far out after release there is a strong presence online for the multiplayer. The game worth a look if you're looking for something outside of the mainline garbage that is being spewed by most studios. Expand
  83. Jun 24, 2012
    8
    Homefront has a great setting. The campaign, while short, is excellent while it lasted. Multiplayer is surprisingly fun. Now, while I'm not one to really complain about graphics, the graphics for this game really needed more polishing. Even on my HD TV, grenade markers were almost impossible to see, and trying to shoot someone from a distance was problematic. This game is fun - but if youHomefront has a great setting. The campaign, while short, is excellent while it lasted. Multiplayer is surprisingly fun. Now, while I'm not one to really complain about graphics, the graphics for this game really needed more polishing. Even on my HD TV, grenade markers were almost impossible to see, and trying to shoot someone from a distance was problematic. This game is fun - but if you hate game mechanics that needed more polishing (e.g. sprinting is a bit broken) and a bad graphical game, don't buy this. If you can handle all the problems of this game has, you will have a lot of fun playing this Expand
  84. Mar 20, 2011
    7
    At some point during the development cycle, around the time of E3 2010, Homefront was destined to be an amazing game. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line that changed. The worst thing (as you should already know if you've read any other review) is the terribly short campaign. It has its moment, but they're too few and far between to be worth the full retail price in my opinion. TheAt some point during the development cycle, around the time of E3 2010, Homefront was destined to be an amazing game. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line that changed. The worst thing (as you should already know if you've read any other review) is the terribly short campaign. It has its moment, but they're too few and far between to be worth the full retail price in my opinion. The multiplayer is fun, and if it weren't for that I would trade my copy in and buy something else. Overall, it's just not as good as it could have been. If you like multiplayer focused FPS games, give it a rent and see if you like it. Otherwise it probably isn't the game for you. Expand
  85. Mar 20, 2011
    7
    This a decent game. The campaign has amazing set pieces, but is still short and not as fulfilling as expected. The real highlight of this game is multiplayer.

    There are many many problems with the multiplayer. On the consoles, the dedicated servers do not work well, and it could take up to 20 minutes to actually find a game. The graphics aren't as good in this game, so you find yourself
    This a decent game. The campaign has amazing set pieces, but is still short and not as fulfilling as expected. The real highlight of this game is multiplayer.

    There are many many problems with the multiplayer. On the consoles, the dedicated servers do not work well, and it could take up to 20 minutes to actually find a game. The graphics aren't as good in this game, so you find yourself not even getting a hit marker on an enemy when your crosshair is directly at them at long range. These things make the game annoying, but there are a lot of things that make this multiplayer fun and unique.

    The use of drones and vehicles in this game is superb. You can be just as important marking out enemies with a UAV Drone than the teammate getting the most kills. The vehicle support is great as well, it assures that no one can spawn a tank and destroy in the map right from the start.

    Overall, the game is above average, there are a great amount of problems, but the story has its moments and set pieces, and multiplayer (if you can find a game) has many unique things about it that make it more addicting that Call of Duty.
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  86. Mar 16, 2011
    7
    This is multi player focused game. The Single player game is short, with some fun set pieces but the focus is on multi player, and that the game excels in this area. The new 'Battle Points' feature and the fairly large list of add-ons/perks allows players to customise their play style. I've never been a fan of the 'run and gun' style of COD, much prefer vehicle and group tactics of BF.This is multi player focused game. The Single player game is short, with some fun set pieces but the focus is on multi player, and that the game excels in this area. The new 'Battle Points' feature and the fairly large list of add-ons/perks allows players to customise their play style. I've never been a fan of the 'run and gun' style of COD, much prefer vehicle and group tactics of BF. This reminds me alot of BFBC2 but moves the gameplay forward. Expand
  87. Mar 15, 2011
    7
    After going into Homefront without any research and expecting a combination of Fallout 3 and Boarderlands, I was greatly disappointed. That being said, Homefront can be at times enjoyable. Single player is short, Multiplayer is buggy and overloaded at the moment. The interesting story is an new take on the "End of the world" themed games. Graphics and controls are tired and slow feeling.After going into Homefront without any research and expecting a combination of Fallout 3 and Boarderlands, I was greatly disappointed. That being said, Homefront can be at times enjoyable. Single player is short, Multiplayer is buggy and overloaded at the moment. The interesting story is an new take on the "End of the world" themed games. Graphics and controls are tired and slow feeling. If you are bored of greater games give this one a try. Expand
  88. Mar 16, 2011
    7
    I'm a fan of COD:MW2 & COD:Black Ops; but, I also like BFBC2 & Medal of Honor. I find Homefront some where below the COD games but ahead of BFBC2. Graphics are a little dated but they've taken it and turned it into a style too. The single player is good but from all accounts a bit short. The multi-player is where the game's at; but early on they've had a lot of server problems...my guess:I'm a fan of COD:MW2 & COD:Black Ops; but, I also like BFBC2 & Medal of Honor. I find Homefront some where below the COD games but ahead of BFBC2. Graphics are a little dated but they've taken it and turned it into a style too. The single player is good but from all accounts a bit short. The multi-player is where the game's at; but early on they've had a lot of server problems...my guess: New Game+Spring Break+typical under preparedness by THQ is leading to the issues, but can be fixed and should be with more servers and better optimization. The Maps are interesting but only about 7 or so per game style, should've shipped with more maps and sleeker, easier interface to get online and stay with your party. I feel those that give this game a 10 or 9 are off the mark, and those that give it a 5 or below are just haters.... it's a good game, just not grade A, but has lot's of potential for fun in multi-player if server issues are resolved. Expand
  89. Mar 16, 2011
    7
    Despite apprehensions from the low review, I bought and played this game last night. I have played most FPS like OFP Dragon Rising, COD -all of it as well as BFBC2. I'm gonna try not to compare it to the games I mentioned...well... maybe a little here and there just to illustrate a point. I want to rate Homefront on it's own merit. Here are some of my observations and experience of theDespite apprehensions from the low review, I bought and played this game last night. I have played most FPS like OFP Dragon Rising, COD -all of it as well as BFBC2. I'm gonna try not to compare it to the games I mentioned...well... maybe a little here and there just to illustrate a point. I want to rate Homefront on it's own merit. Here are some of my observations and experience of the game

    On Single Player : The story sounds too implausible but hey, So was MW2 ;) It's still a good 'what if' story though. I just can't get over the fact that the single player game is too short. Also the textures on the AI characters are just too last gen. Even the Menu interface looked like it was on beta stage. It felt like playing Xbox 1st gen or PS2. The sound of the guns were a bit... meh. I don't know what the exact frame rate is but it felt rough and because of that the close quarters and narrow hallways will give you and i I'm not gonna comment any more on Single Player because I'd rather forget it.
    Multiplayer: IMO here's where Homefront redeems itself. Earlier last night I could not connect, but when I was able to later that evening - I had so much fun I ignored invites from my friends for a round of COD. The maps are quite large and littered with players. It felt like I was in the middle of a war with explosions and smoke trails from rockets. When you get immersed like that, graphic detail and flaws become blurred. Plus i like the way they reward you with Battle Points for helping your team or scoring on your own. It promotes teamwork. From the battle points you get to experience the Helicopters, Airstrikes and those points stay even if you get killed. Which takes the pressure out of getting 7-11 kill streaks. I had some issues with hit detection, when sometimes I was aiming center mass on a stationary target and I still missed. This can be fixable with a patch so it's forgivable. I hope they do this soon though. I'm not sure how many maps are there but I was able to cycle thru 3 only. I hope there are more.
    So I give it a 7 because the single player pulled it down. But +3 if.... THQ, are you reading this?..... IF they add more maps and weapons via Free DLC. Then you would have redeemed yourself totally.
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  90. Mar 18, 2011
    7
    For a FPS it is not a terrible game. The Single player campaign is very short and very linear. The graphics are also dated. What this game does have going for it is an incredible if somewhat implausible story. I was so interested in the story I made it a point to collect all of the newspapers. The story is also why I gave it a bump in the rating since FPS games are lacking in this area.For a FPS it is not a terrible game. The Single player campaign is very short and very linear. The graphics are also dated. What this game does have going for it is an incredible if somewhat implausible story. I was so interested in the story I made it a point to collect all of the newspapers. The story is also why I gave it a bump in the rating since FPS games are lacking in this area. The Multiplayer is what really shines though. Very new concepts and strategies incorporated. I don't want to put in any spoilers but the game does take a few new directions in multiplayer. In short: Don't buy it for just the campaign, buy it for something different on the Multiplayer side of the fence. Not the best FPS you'll ever play but still worthwhile. Good Gaming!! Expand
  91. Mar 19, 2011
    7
    Homefront is just another fps, that people are gonna compare with cod. it is not cod at all, the campaign is original, though short, it is orig. the story is captivating and cinematic. i wish that they would have strived to make the campaign a little more difficult and at least 8hrs long.if you just play through the story, without trying to collect the newspapers, you can squeeze littleHomefront is just another fps, that people are gonna compare with cod. it is not cod at all, the campaign is original, though short, it is orig. the story is captivating and cinematic. i wish that they would have strived to make the campaign a little more difficult and at least 8hrs long.if you just play through the story, without trying to collect the newspapers, you can squeeze little more than three and a half hours to four. the ai's are really dump in this game. you find them blocking your way alot, or standing there spinning around. But you learn to get passed it. The story is one of the best this year, and that is what i think saves the campaign. Now to multiplayer, there is only Ground war, skirmish and tdm, and a battle commandor mode for the three. so in all there is six mode, compared to cod, thats not as much. But the modes are fast paced, and keeps you coming back for more. the armory system is good, only complaint is i think it needs more guns. It is not like cod at all,and by saying that, its not as fun either. If you are looking to buy this for the story mode, don't its just a rent. if you want it for campaign and online, its a buy. Expand
  92. Mar 22, 2011
    7
    This game has so much potential but fails to reach it. I enjoyed the single player but really I was begging for some game to knock COD out of first place in multiplayer. I read a review by earlier by Slapper and I wondered what multiplayer game he was playing. The multiplayer servers are terrible. Getting into a game with friends is difficult to say the least. And the game play is lagThis game has so much potential but fails to reach it. I enjoyed the single player but really I was begging for some game to knock COD out of first place in multiplayer. I read a review by earlier by Slapper and I wondered what multiplayer game he was playing. The multiplayer servers are terrible. Getting into a game with friends is difficult to say the least. And the game play is lag heaven. I have an excellent internet connection and went so far as to hard wire the modem instead of using a router and I still only get yellow bar connections. I had high hopes, the potential is there but the multiplayer while not a failure is very poor! Sorry Slapper you missed the boat with your multiplayer comments. I really wanted this game to succeed but COD is still in first place Expand
  93. MJR
    Apr 22, 2011
    7
    All in all Homefront is a decent game. That said it really has some tragic flaws such as the painfully short campaign and dated graphics. The situation is also just so rediculously improbable that it tends to be laughable. That's not to say it isn't fun to play however. It feels good and the controls are familiar. Despite complaints that people have about the control scheme copyingAll in all Homefront is a decent game. That said it really has some tragic flaws such as the painfully short campaign and dated graphics. The situation is also just so rediculously improbable that it tends to be laughable. That's not to say it isn't fun to play however. It feels good and the controls are familiar. Despite complaints that people have about the control scheme copying COD...well it's a bloody fps what the hell do you expect? Multiplayer is fun as well with 32 player battles and a good integration of vehicles. I give it a solid 7. I wouldn't recommend its purchase, at least right away, but a rent or a preowned copy are pretty good. Expand
  94. Apr 14, 2011
    7
    Short review: Single player is absolutely wasted potential. It's interesting enough, but stops way short, like a nascar car hitting the wall at lap 10. However, multiplayer is enjoyable enough and is the only online MP that I'll stick with until I hit the level cap.
  95. Apr 22, 2011
    7
    Homefront would be an amazing game if it were still 2008 because that's when this game looks like it was made. Many of the key components such as graphics, voice acting, and menus really give this game a dated feel and hold it back from being one of the better games to come out this year. Thankfully, there is fun to be had in the online multiplayer. While many of the ideas implementedHomefront would be an amazing game if it were still 2008 because that's when this game looks like it was made. Many of the key components such as graphics, voice acting, and menus really give this game a dated feel and hold it back from being one of the better games to come out this year. Thankfully, there is fun to be had in the online multiplayer. While many of the ideas implemented (leveling up, perks, etc) are borrowed from COD, there are some pretty awesome new concepts and modes you will experience while playing with 31 other people online. The size of the maps and vehicles make this a great departure from COD and kept me playing for quite some time. If your buying this game for the single player compaign, then your buying the wrong game alltogether as it only takes about 5 hours to complete. If its online multiplayer you want, then this could be the game for you as long as you don't mind the dated graphics and loose controls. Expand
  96. May 21, 2011
    7
    If Homefront 2 were to come out, here are some features I would add a longer campaign, more multiplayer maps, less lag, better graphics, a better plot, destructible buildings, and more sniper rifles.

    Other than the list which I have stated, Homefront is good in the sense that the maps are beautifully designed and more sniper friendly than those in games such as CoD: Black Ops. I do want
    If Homefront 2 were to come out, here are some features I would add a longer campaign, more multiplayer maps, less lag, better graphics, a better plot, destructible buildings, and more sniper rifles.



    Other than the list which I have stated, Homefront is good in the sense that the maps are beautifully designed and more sniper friendly than those in games such as CoD: Black Ops. I do want a second one to come out, despite the frequent problems of the first game. This game is the first in its series, and THS still has some room for error. I do think that future games in this series have potential.
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  97. Jun 22, 2011
    7
    Homefront is not as bad as people think from my point of view and it has no reason for it to earn lower than a 5. The Mutli-player was fun to play, the only problem is that the graphic and there were too many camping spots, which is very annoying and I was very disappointed about it. The single player was too short, however its atmosphere was brilliant. THQ just created it which isHomefront is not as bad as people think from my point of view and it has no reason for it to earn lower than a 5. The Mutli-player was fun to play, the only problem is that the graphic and there were too many camping spots, which is very annoying and I was very disappointed about it. The single player was too short, however its atmosphere was brilliant. THQ just created it which is disappointing. The first level you may find out that it was so interesting and you want to know more, on the other hand if you play alone you will feel like it was unfinished. From my point of view, the war in Homefront was complicated and it has no reason to end it so easily. We want to see more aspects from it. Overall, the gameplay was normal, atmosphere was amazing, poor graphic, satisfying controls, created badly compare to people high expectations. It worth a 7 for me. Expand
  98. Jun 25, 2011
    7
    i dont know why ppl give this game a bad score i finished it in 3 hours ok but the gameplay was very entertaining + the battles where on a much better scale then COD more action and harder gameplay COD is much easier this is a real teamplay based war game much more realism then other war games if u like rough gameplay buy this game it wil entertain u till the end.

    my conclusion : shorts
    i dont know why ppl give this game a bad score i finished it in 3 hours ok but the gameplay was very entertaining + the battles where on a much better scale then COD more action and harder gameplay COD is much easier this is a real teamplay based war game much more realism then other war games if u like rough gameplay buy this game it wil entertain u till the end.

    my conclusion : shorts gameplay but much fun / without tactics u wil not survive+ i got COD4 and the gameplay was much to easy - my opinion. HF - less missions but way more harder gameplay - so more realism
    4 the ones wo make wanna give it a try have fun and good luck :D
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  99. Jul 28, 2011
    7
    Now I just got this game today. When I was buying this game at Gamestop, The guy even asked if I had xbox live because the story was short. So when I got home, I jumped straight into Multiplayer. If you ask me, it's a mix between COD and Battlefield. Personally the only faults I see are: Not so good voice acting, Okay graphics, and kind of slow running. Besides that I think it's well worthNow I just got this game today. When I was buying this game at Gamestop, The guy even asked if I had xbox live because the story was short. So when I got home, I jumped straight into Multiplayer. If you ask me, it's a mix between COD and Battlefield. Personally the only faults I see are: Not so good voice acting, Okay graphics, and kind of slow running. Besides that I think it's well worth the 40 bucks. If you can rent it to see if you like it. It's one of those games where half the people hate it and half the people enjoy it. Me? Im in the middle. Expand
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 85 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 85
  2. Negative: 4 out of 85
  1. May 24, 2011
    84
    The story is way too short and the multiplayer doesn't deliver the fun you know from the Call of Duty or Battlefield games.
  2. Apr 25, 2011
    70
    One of the most interesting shooters of the year. [Issue#108, p.114]
  3. Apr 19, 2011
    50
    The core focus of Homefront is online but with rival releases doing this just as well if not better, there isn't any real incentive. A fun rental perhaps, but spend your money elsewhere and you'll thank us.