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  • Summary: Coming to Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux in 2015, Homefront: The Revolution throws players into a near future dystopia. Catastrophic events have brought the United States to its knees and enabled the Korean People'sComing to Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux in 2015, Homefront: The Revolution throws players into a near future dystopia. Catastrophic events have brought the United States to its knees and enabled the Korean People's Army forces to impose a brutal military occupation. Trapped in this American nightmare, Philadelphia has become a police state, where surveillance drones and armored patrols keep her once-proud citizens at heel, crushing any dissent with totalitarian force. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 43
  2. Negative: 18 out of 43
  1. May 17, 2016
    71
    Despite maintaining its great atmosphere and its greatly improved graphics, Homefront: The Revolution does not provide much variety of situations or moments that remain engraved in our minds.
  2. Jun 8, 2016
    60
    For almost every positive aspect of the game there is an overpowering negative one that drags it down, be it the satisfying weapons, the environmental design etc. Unfortunately the passion of Dambuster Studios can’t hide the fact that Homefront: The Revolution, even though had the fundamentals for a good FPS was nonetheless a product of a highly tumultuous developing cycle.
  3. May 25, 2016
    55
    Homefront: The Revolution wears its troubled design and its unattainable ambition like a scar. There’s a decent game hidden in its core, but it would take too much work to turn the Revolution in to something worthy of attention.
  4. May 17, 2016
    50
    After capturing our attention with a strong concept and an intriguing open world, Homefront: The Revolution struggles with the basics: weapons feel unsatisfying to use, side quests are repetitive, characters are under-developed, and the online multiplayer represents a step back for the series. Sadly, for all of its ambition, there's just not much here worth fighting for.
  5. May 20, 2016
    49
    Homefront: The Revolution has more problems than I can list, including some illogical design decisions I couldn’t wrap my head around. But it truly executes on some of the good ideas it presents, and redeems itself in its latter half to an extent.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jun 25, 2016
    40
    As it is, you’re merely left with a badly scraped old junker. Combat may offer passing pleasures, but in every other respect, this is more devolution than revolution. [August 2016, p66]
  7. May 24, 2016
    30
    Players who manage to get past the technical issues will find themselves saddled with a generic, emotionless game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 77
  2. Negative: 33 out of 77
  1. May 17, 2016
    10
    I don't get all the negativity! Put on some decent headphones, then run around blasting some bad guys in a derelict city. Had no issues withI don't get all the negativity! Put on some decent headphones, then run around blasting some bad guys in a derelict city. Had no issues with frame rates, no AI glitches or ammo issues. The graphics are good, gun mods are awesome, job done. Not a 10, but need to balance out these keyboard warriors giving it a zero which is completely absurd Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2016
    9
    Good game not sure why all the hate. If you enjoy games like far cry or open world FPS then this game is for you. The main bugs have beenGood game not sure why all the hate. If you enjoy games like far cry or open world FPS then this game is for you. The main bugs have been patched and the graphics are decent. For $30 its a steal!!! Expand
  3. Dec 29, 2016
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Not sure why this got such bad reviews. I didn't play on day one but I don't see any issues and its actually a very fun game to play. There are a lot of games out there that deserve a worse rating than this. It has a unique style of going from open warfare in the red zone to uprising citizens to rebel. Expand
  4. May 20, 2016
    6
    Homefront The Revolution
    A broken misuse of a great ip
    Homefront The Revolution is an open world first person shooter set in an alternate
    Homefront The Revolution
    A broken misuse of a great ip
    Homefront The Revolution is an open world first person shooter set in an alternate universe where north Korea establish control over the united states…
    And as the name suggest, it’s up to you to spark a revolution in the city of Philadelphia
    Despite this game technically being an open world, this unfortunately is actually a bunch of hub levels separated by travel points..
    This is not one massive map...
    And that’s a shame, because Deep Silver mistakenly decided to ditch the linear first person shooter style this game originally was to jump into the saturated market of open worlds,
    And you’re going to jump into a saturated market, where 9/10 AAA games are unique or flat out copying ubisoft, you better make sure that your open world or ubisoft clone world is worth existing in…
    This one isn’t
    There are 2 different zone types, a red and yellow.. red means anything goes..
    yellow means there are civilians, and you need to be stealthy and destroy Korean property to get the citizens to up rise…
    The yellow zone liberating is required for the story…
    And the objective much like the rest of the game feels very copy and paste…
    Even down to the location you need to get to in each zone…
    You can tell the developers tried to mix things up.
    sarcasm.
    It’s just an ugly, brown, lazy, boring and lifeless world with assassins creed style liberation points…
    You can take control over vantage points in the city to unlock safe houses to respawn at if you die as well as shops to buy weapons and upgrade your gear…
    Weapon customization is pretty standard,
    but you can equip scopes and modifications on the fly, turning your 3 weapons into 9
    the weapons are easily the best part of the game...
    Liberating the entire map will add about 8 hours to the 12 hour main campaign…
    And this 12 hour campaign much like the world just feels lazy...
    You feel like an errand boy rather than a hero…
    You do fetch quests and baby sit.
    And you get frustrated at the broken game not continuing a mission right, or hard crashing 10 times in a row or just due to the combat…
    The combat in this game feels completely unsatisfying, and the difficulty of this survival open world feels frustrating even on the easiest difficulty thanks to an inefficient hit detection system…
    you don’t feel wounded when you’re about to die which in a typical fps you would get an indication aside from a bloodied screen like a slowed character or limping effect as a cue to take cover and heal up…
    nothing like that exists here, which will have you dying seemingly out of nowhere…
    You also have to rely on med packs, which for some reason can’t be crafted while explosives can...
    makes no sense and also frustrating since health does not replenish itself…
    But if you’re not a fan of hard crashes or have just given up on the frustrating single player, you can play with a friend in resistance mode
    which will be fun for like 5 minutes, you can customize your character with a variety of options like male or female until you’ve suffered long enough to unlock helmets to hide your generic face
    There are 2 modes in resistance mode..
    Attack or defend...
    The best part is, neither of these modes are competitive...
    They are both 4 player co-op modes where you either defend a position from enemies or you invade to complete on objective...
    of course either of these modes could turn into a killzone style competitive mode, but that would take too much effort.
    I give Homefront the Revolution
    a 5.5/10
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  5. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    I really wanted to give this game a change, and I admire that the developers fixed some of the problems in later updates. Also theI really wanted to give this game a change, and I admire that the developers fixed some of the problems in later updates. Also the environments are well done. However, the game is bland and repetitive, the story is terrible, the game is buggy, and it is just not the most enjoyable time. However, the game is only 20$ brand new, and to be fair you get what you payed for. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2016
    3
    Wow, where do i begin with this piece of trash. I was a huge fan of the first Homefront game as it had a very interesting story that i had notWow, where do i begin with this piece of trash. I was a huge fan of the first Homefront game as it had a very interesting story that i had not seen in a game before. So, when i found out about Homefront: The Revolution i was delighted as the first game was good but it was very underrated and i thought that with The Revolution it may bring people back to the first game and start putting Homefront on the map. Well, the game has been here for a few weeks now and i just feel absolutely robbed and maybe because it is an UNFINISHED GAME!
    This game is honestly the biggest pile of garbage i have played in years. With games such Uncharted 4, No Mans Sky, DOOM, Ratchet & Clank i am honestly embarrassed to see people buying this game over the others that i just listed. Bland story, game breaking glitches, blocky gameplay. I am sure that those 3 points are enough to keep you away from this game.
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  7. Jul 1, 2016
    0
    I like the concept and enjoyed the original, but avoid this game like the plague. The frame rate issues don't bother me, and I can deal withI like the concept and enjoyed the original, but avoid this game like the plague. The frame rate issues don't bother me, and I can deal with some glitches, but twice the game has decided to stop loading any save data, preventing me from making progress, necessitating deleting all the info on the system and reloading it again and then restarting. And when you've managed to make it to the last area of the game, oh well, just restart and grind your way through the bullcrap again is unacceptable. Expand

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