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54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 48 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 48
  2. Negative: 12 out of 48
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  1. Jun 13, 2016
    80
    An open-world waiting for you to conquer it, with varied types of areas offering varied types of gameplay. You don't even have to pay attention to the silly story! You just have to want to take over the map.
  2. May 16, 2016
    80
    Despite some quirks, every FPS fan can stand in line along with Kim Jong-un to gather this competently crafted first person shooter.
  3. May 17, 2016
    73
    It has strong points like stealth gameplay and co-op, but all in all it's just average. A focus on stealth would have been better.
  4. May 17, 2016
    72
    Homefront: The Revolution delivers a decent but often generic open world experience, with challenging survival mechanics and some interesting platform sections.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 14, 2016
    70
    Homefront: The Revolution shows great promise early on just to fall short with the execution. Clichéd story, repetitive gameplay, horrible AI and terrible optimization really kills it for me. Which is a shame, because at times I really enjoyed the game. 6-12 months on the drawing board would have made huge difference. [June/July 2016]
  6. May 17, 2016
    70
    The tormented development of Homefront: The Revolution shows in gameplay that is far from perfect, and ruined by a myriad of bugs. The urban scenery is quite varied, there are some good ideas in the weaponry and the gadgets departments, but this is a game we can recommend only to fans of the peculiar, dystopic setting.
  7. May 17, 2016
    70
    Flawed AI and quite a bit of repetitiveness can't deny the fact that Homefront: The Revolution is still a fun, thrilling game with lots of good moments in it. The awesome weapons arsenal and great atmosphere urges us to continue liberating the streets of Philadelphia.
  8. Jun 1, 2016
    68
    Homefront: The Revolution "borrows" successfully some proven worthy ideas, it has good implementation in some things, in others not and all of them combined create a perfect ... mediocrity. Just like its predecessor.
  9. May 25, 2016
    68
    If it wasn't for the bugs and the awful graphical optimization, Homefront: The Revolution certainly would deserve more and it's one of the rare cases in which a sequel is better than the predecessor.
  10. May 17, 2016
    68
    While Homefront: The Revolution is a good game when you finally get it to work, it is not a new experience.
  11. CD-Action
    Jul 21, 2016
    65
    At its basis (which were copied from Ubisoft) Homefront is not a bad game, but total lack of innovation, ridiculous AI and myriad of lesser flaws make it hard to recommend to anyone but the most avid Far Cry fans. [07/2016, p.44]
  12. May 19, 2016
    65
    Homefront: The Revolution has everything a modern shooter needs : open-world game, loot system, crafting system… All these things will allow you to spend a good time but there are too many technical issues. Just wait for some patches.
  13. May 18, 2016
    65
    On paper The Revolution has been designed as an amazing sandbox with complex modifying weapon systems and a strong sense of guerrilla warfare. However, every element out there is unpolished and many of the ideas ultimately fail because of that.
  14. May 17, 2016
    65
    Homefront: The Revolution is a weird mix of things going great and things going south. Gameplay that combines the best of sanbox games and linear shooters is interesting and can be appealing. It's a shame that nothing really stands out and even the best parts of the game suffer from technical issues. It's a fairly long game but I'm not sure it deserves the time.
  15. May 17, 2016
    65
    The new Homefront does not excel in any field, carrying the wounds of a troubled development. The gameplay is too rough, the AI unrefined, the campaign very short (unless you get involved in the tedious subquests). The biggest fault of The Revolution, though, is the decision to re-write the setting, trivializing the impressive work that John Milius did for the first chapter.
  16. May 17, 2016
    65
    Despite the shoddy graphics and performance, and a story that could use polish in its execution, Homefront: The Revolution has a solid foundation. It’s challenging and the mission variety in a pseudo open-world game is the best I’ve played in a while. It kept me engaged for its 22 hours. At the end, I felt satisfied. I hope to see another one with a bigger budget behind it.
  17. May 18, 2016
    62
    The Revolution wants to Make Homefront Great Again but fails to shed the fact it was only ever mediocre to begin with.
  18. PC PowerPlay
    Jul 6, 2016
    60
    A competent enough shooter, but perhaps a touch too ambitious in its scope. Still, it's a massive improvement on the first Homefront. [Issue#252, p.62]
  19. Jun 6, 2016
    60
    Homefront, for a second time did not fulfilled the potential and remained an average product. While nothing is too bad, at the same time nothing is great. Korean-to-US invasion theme was spoiled with excessive correctness, the gameplay itself is fine, but the open world feels sterile. Homefront is a game you will play only when nothing better is at hand.
  20. May 25, 2016
    60
    Just about every mechanic is interesting, and would have been fine if it had been executed even slightly better.
  21. May 23, 2016
    60
    Much like the internal woes that befell titles such as Duke Nukem Forever, it is unknown if Homefront: The Revolution would have benefitted from some stability behind the scenes. What is known is that the result is a title with some potential that was never fully realized for one reason or another.
  22. May 20, 2016
    60
    Sadly lacking proper substance, it turns out to be an ordinary first person shooter, not managing to raise the bar significantly from the rest of the games with a war theme.
  23. May 17, 2016
    60
    Homefront: The Revolution can at times make us feel like a freedom fighter. These moments are pleasant, but far too rare. Gameplay quickly boils down to checking tick-boxes on a map and even the story missions are not sufficiently engaging and interesting.
  24. May 17, 2016
    60
    An interesting change of pace for a first person shooter that has some nice ideas and mechanics, but can’t quite get everything to sing.
  25. May 17, 2016
    60
    Despite its problems, Homefront: The Revolution isn't the disaster many would have anticipated, and it gets a lot right. If you're after a Far Cry game this year but don't want to throw sticks at mammoths, then it's worth checking out.
  26. May 17, 2016
    60
    Perhaps the saddest thing about Homefront: The Revolution is that it's capably developed. It's not buggy (at least not in the PC version I played) and runs smoothly. The guns feel fine, the lone vehicle (a motorcycle) is easy to control. But there's never a moment that feels like it's reaching for something more than a check-the-box open world shooter.
  27. May 18, 2016
    59
    Homefront: The Revolution feels slapdash, and after the initial fun of learning its systems, drab repetition reveals obvious exploits.
  28. May 17, 2016
    56
    Homefront: The Revolution is a disappointment no matter how you slice it. Maybe Deep Silver Dambuster can improve it over time and when that happens, the game could be worth a purchase in a sale; as it is, though, it simply cannot be recommended with many better options available for gamers.
  29. May 23, 2016
    55
    Homefront: The Revolution is a mediocre result that cannot achieve its goals in any aspect. It has personality, but it is completely useless due to its lack of development.
  30. May 19, 2016
    55
    Is Homefront: The Revolution the worst thing I have ever played? No, in fact it was far from it. However, the fact still remains that the end product is a mediocre interpretation of what could have been, and by all accounts should have been, something far more enjoyable.
  31. May 18, 2016
    55
    An acceptable game buried under glaring flaws, Homefront cannot justify its performance problems and numerous bugs despite its competent-but-generic open world.
  32. Jun 7, 2016
    53
    Walking around Philadelphia, you may stumble upon a place where some madman was conducting sadistic experiments of people, or an old man's house packed to the rafters with traps, and you realize that the developers of Homefront: The Revolution do have talent. Unfortunately, instead of an original game, they produced a ho-hum FPS that tries to please everyone but falls flat in execution.
  33. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jul 7, 2016
    50
    If the original game was kind of low-budget and low-grade carbon copy of Call of Duty, then The Revolution – the bricolage of the same quality inspired by Far Cry in its worst forms. [Issue#210, p.72]
  34. Jun 13, 2016
    50
    Ultimately however there’s unfortunately nothing to raise Homefront 2 above outstandingly average. It’s a decent idea in a dull game which feels as if it’s been launched six months too early.
  35. May 18, 2016
    50
    Unfortunately, spotty AI isn't Homefront's only technical problem--far from it. You can find rough edges basically everywhere you look, and on all three platforms.
  36. May 17, 2016
    50
    Though its world has some great aesthetic devices and a cool concept, ultimately all of Homefront: The Revolution’s elements feel repetitive, unpolished, or downright unnecessary. Over the length of its campaign it fails to deliver a satisfying - or even fully functional - shooter experience.
  37. May 20, 2016
    48
    The years of changes of direction and publishers didn’t leave the shooter unscathed. The stealth mechanics are superficial, the AI comfortably dumb and even the visuals are not up to par. Which is even worse considering that you’ll encounter the occasional tense moment, where you feel what this revolution could have been.
  38. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jun 20, 2016
    40
    Homefront: The Revolution is trying to be everything, but none of the parts is entertaining enough to get the game out of the gray average. [Issue#264]
  39. Jun 2, 2016
    40
    Poor AI severely limits the immersion of the game, rather sadistic and somewhat irritating main characters don’t make it any easier to play either.
  40. May 24, 2016
    40
    Homefront may look pretty, but it's a monotonous and confused slog.
  41. May 24, 2016
    40
    With its open-world environment and emphasis on crafting, this is an interesting sequel, marred by glitches and frame rate issues.
  42. May 19, 2016
    40
    Homefront: Revolution has several problems in terms of enemy AI, stealth mechanics and poor framerate. It also has a generic storyline, and it's full of repetitive missions.
  43. May 18, 2016
    40
    Homefront: The Revolution ends up a more fitting sequel than I think anyone could’ve predicted. Like its predecessor, this is a kludged-together mish-mash of trendy design ideas from other, better games, glued to a story that punches far above its weight and aspires to something much greater...It’s a shame the finished product feels like a work-in-progress, because there’s so much to want to like here. I just can’t.
  44. May 17, 2016
    40
    Homefront: The Revolution is a mediocre FPS that squanders an intriguing concept, but worst of all the game is not fun to play and overwrought with repetition.
  45. 40
    Homefront: The Revolution has plenty of potential with its unique setting and premise, but its completely let down by dated design, unengaging combat, a boring story, and performance problems to boot.
  46. May 17, 2016
    40
    While Homefront: The Revolution had potential to be great, its mediocre gameplay, lackluster story and myriad of technical issues make it one of the biggest disappointments of the generation. The PC’s iteration’s disastrous framerate and texture streaming follies take what could have been a halfway decent game and make it a pure test of patience on the part of the player.
  47. May 25, 2016
    20
    It’s this tradition that gives us Dambuster’s lamentable Homefront: The Revolution, the sequel to THQ’s Homefront (2011) that neither critics nor players asked for.
  48. May 17, 2016
    10
    Simply put, Homefront: The Revolution is outclassed in its bracket by every other big-budget game released this generation. And that’s without getting into how shockingly shit the PC version is...This game made me feel unwell, it bored me to tears, and it irritated the piss out of me. Also, it has co-op.
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  1. May 20, 2016
    This sequel utterly fails to establish Homefront as a solid franchise. Skip it.
  2. Oct 19, 2016
    I didn’t enjoy most of my time with it, but I wasn’t miserable either. There’s nothing wrong with being Ethan Brady, but you could have been Benjamin Walker.
  3. I’m aware how dreadful the AI is throughout. I’m aware that despite its attempts to move things on it’s extremely derivative of a genre that’s wearing itself thin. But I want to recommend it anyway. It’s got this weird bubbling heart underneath it, a clear desire to be a great game despite not being able to reach it. It’s packed, varied, and so bloody enormous. It’s a real muddle, and a muddle for which I’ve developed a real soft spot.
User Score
4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 370 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 370
  1. May 17, 2016
    5
    Talk about a "whoops". After changing hands mid-production, Homefront: The Revolution just ended up falling flat. What I saw a couple yearsTalk about a "whoops". After changing hands mid-production, Homefront: The Revolution just ended up falling flat. What I saw a couple years ago, a promising platform for mayhem in a Korean-militarized United States, has not come to fruition in the least bit. I'm guessing the original creators folded on Homefront when they realized it was a lost cause. The concept is awesome, the execution is anything but. Full Review »
  2. May 17, 2016
    5
    Homefront: The Refund is the latest disappointment published by Deep Silver. Featuring things such as AI that is seemingly random and has noHomefront: The Refund is the latest disappointment published by Deep Silver. Featuring things such as AI that is seemingly random and has no clue what's going on, as well as no competitive multiplayer. Now a fps can obviously be good without competitive multiplayer. For example the Metro games also published by Deep Silver is an example of excellent gameplay and story in the FPS genre.

    The game starts off horribly, for around the first forty minutes you do nothing but walk around the street and are stared at by bland characters you could care less about. Nothing is established well at all. It's a mediocre attempt at an FPS game, and right now the original Homefront is looking so much better. It's really bad when you keep repeating in your brain how you wish there was a competitive multiplayer, in fact if there was my review for this game would be so much better. Reasons being the gun system and how they play and feel is great, combat is exciting, until you realize your ai partners and enemy have the mental capacity of a potato. I would only recommend buying this game if you can ever find it on sale for around twenty dollars.
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  3. May 19, 2016
    4
    I am taking the time to write this review for two reasons, First about a game that was released in a broken state! and the second reason isI am taking the time to write this review for two reasons, First about a game that was released in a broken state! and the second reason is to voice my DISGUST with all of those that are defending this game!
    What is wrong with these people??? They are saying things like "you should expect a game to be released
    and need patches" OR " This game is a amazing and i don't mind that it has technical issues"
    These kind of people need to be slapped into reality or put in isolation away from the general public due to their stupidity level!
    NO it is NOT Ok for a game to be released Broken and almost unplayable! and NO this is NOT a "Amazing" game despite it's technical issues!
    I don't know what other games these people like but it cannot be the same game i do!
    Homefront the revolution was a MISSED OPPORTUNITY to make a incredible game! Period!
    Even without the tech problems that plague this Game, it still is a generic shooter game.
    The actual shooting is not good or fun, the AI is ridiculously bad,the so called Stealth mechanic is NON existent and the side quests are dull,easy and boring!
    The main missions have moments here and there of good and fun gameplay but overall
    they are nothing new or special.
    Bottom line, by supporting this game you are saying to the developers of games that "Hey we do not care you put out crappy games, will will still buy them"
    The fact they are asking $60 for the regular version of this and even more for the deluxe editions($160 for the special Goliath edition) is not only a slap in the face to gamer's but is a insult to out intelligence!
    Buyer beware you have been warned!
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