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  • Summary: Assume control of your fleet and assemble an armada across more than thirty single-player missions. Choose unit types, fleet formations and flight tactics for each strategic situation.

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  1. Positive: 48 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Mar 11, 2015
    100
    Homeworld Remastered Collection not only brings two classic games back for longtime fans, it will surely capture a new generation with its unique perspective, brilliant storyline, and engrossing gameplay.
  2. Apr 2, 2015
    91
    Homeworld was, at the time, my favorite RTS. With the release of Homeworld Remastered Collection, this game has crawled back into my heart and is now firmly planted there for quite some time to come.
  3. Feb 24, 2015
    90
    An essential pair of games for your collection, beautifully remastered and enhanced.
  4. Mar 4, 2015
    90
    Playing the remastered Homeworlds is a trip through memory lane. Carried by the original’s fantastic story, the series has been restored to the point that it feels and plays like a brand new game.
  5. For a modest price of $34.99, the Homeworld Remastered collection gives you an experience like no other in the real-time strategy genre. There are games out there like Sins of a Solar Empire that try to emulate what Homeworld did, but others don’t compare.
  6. Apr 8, 2015
    80
    It looks fantastic and boasts a story worth telling, but perhaps the most satisfying thing about this update is that it offers both long-term fans and new recruits the same thing: a solid, rewarding and relevant space RTS that belies its significant age.
  7. Mar 10, 2015
    70
    The gameplay in particular holds up very nicely, and proves that the original was well ahead of its time. Unfortunately, it's held back a bit by its clumsy interface, and formations are currently quite broken, which will hurt its standing with long-time fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 62
  2. Negative: 16 out of 62
  1. Feb 26, 2015
    10
    A complete remastering. All updated textures, sound, and gameplay. The best remastering I have ever seen. If you love scifi games, this is aA complete remastering. All updated textures, sound, and gameplay. The best remastering I have ever seen. If you love scifi games, this is a must buy. Also comes with classic games. Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2015
    10
    This is a brilliant old game with a HD overhaul. And its still a awesome game. There haven't really been any games like this ever since, whichThis is a brilliant old game with a HD overhaul. And its still a awesome game. There haven't really been any games like this ever since, which is a bit strange. So to see Homeworld come back is just... Epic man.. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2015
    10
    Most EPIC RTS in space. You must play it if you love space or RTS. 3 dimension of outstanding gameplay. Best game ever. I love by all myMost EPIC RTS in space. You must play it if you love space or RTS. 3 dimension of outstanding gameplay. Best game ever. I love by all my heart. Game made with soul and love. TOTALLY RECOMENDED. Expand
  4. Feb 25, 2015
    9
    Played for like 2 hours and honestly i really love it. I didn't played the original one so this is not a nostalgic side of me that attractedPlayed for like 2 hours and honestly i really love it. I didn't played the original one so this is not a nostalgic side of me that attracted me to this game. I just didn't seen any 3D RTS and i wanted to experiment it. Story so far is awesome, that really what i want to see in a game. Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2015
    7
    the long awaited remastered version of one of the finest if not the finest space RTS is finally here.
    It has delivered in many ways. The
    the long awaited remastered version of one of the finest if not the finest space RTS is finally here.
    It has delivered in many ways. The graphics are just beautiful and do the original justice. Space has never before looked so strikingly good.

    It has some flaws however. I'll only be talking about Homeworld remastered, not Homeworld 2 remastered.
    First of all. There was the chance to get rid of the tedious resource collecting at the end of levels. they have not done it. Why not is beyond me, since in Homeworld 2, it was already implemented that resources are collected automatically at the end of the levels. To add to that flaw, the resource collectors seem to have gotten the dumb makeover. Maybe it is just my memory, but they really seem to behave quite stupid when collecting resources. On several occasions, they were sitting idle when given the harvest command after they consumed a cloud or a rock, not harvesting any further. Also, they seem to move even slower than in the original HW. In some levels, it took several hours! to collect all the remaining resources. That's not good.

    They killed the formations which worked perfectly in the original. Most of them just don't do what they're supposed to. This is especially bad in the sphere formation. In the original, you could let your smaller ships enter a sphere formation and with an additional guard command on bigger ships, they would move in position to form a protective sphere around the ship, firing on all threats while moving along with the guarded ship in a perfect sphere. This doesn't work anymore, they just form a small blob flying alongside the protected ship, which renders the sphere formation completely useless.

    There are also pathfinding bugs. This is especially annoying, when in battle and you order your support frigates to repair your capitals. Very often they get stuck in front of another big ship, waiting for the big ship to move instead of going around, hence, no repairs done. ship lost. I hopw they fix it with a patch soon.

    Finally, there's the UI. WTF? Is all I have to say about this. It's sad :(

    To sum it all up: I'm back in the Homeworld Universe, It looks better than ever, but it feels off. Some former key elements are missing, bugs distort the gaming experience, and the UI is terrible.
    The worst part however is, that it feels slower than ever before.
    To bring this game to a younger generation who didn't know the original, would have meant to adapt a faster pace. Most of them are not familiar with this kind of slow gaming and it could mean a huge blow to sales if the game doesn't appeal to them.
    If Gearbox is able to fix these issues, we might have a classic again.
    7/10 for now
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  6. Jul 22, 2016
    5
    I am dissapointed too. I played Homeworld 2 and had good fun. This remastered Version has great graphics, but even on Version 2.1 there areI am dissapointed too. I played Homeworld 2 and had good fun. This remastered Version has great graphics, but even on Version 2.1 there are bugs: pathfinding is very bad, often my ships dont attack anything, although there are enemies and they are on attack status. The biggest problem is the lack of good overview and I dont mean this sensor view. Then why do we have such good graphics engine? Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2019
    0
    This is not a "remake" this a bugged remake. ships move as if developers were learning how physics works. the interface is so ugly compared toThis is not a "remake" this a bugged remake. ships move as if developers were learning how physics works. the interface is so ugly compared to the original, and the classic version is crashing. how come developers can be proud of this ?? script, trigger and timer in missions are broken. ships collide and bug and we can't finish missions. ? the worst remake of all time.

    I tested the homeworld 2, classic and remastered.
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