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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: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. May 21, 2016
    75
    While the performance and loading issues detract from the experience, they can easily be remedied in my opinion and the developers have promised patches to fix them. I’m glad I gave Homefront: The Revolution a fair chance because it’s a really good title.
  2. Jun 12, 2016
    60
    Homefront: The Revolution feels like a huge missed opportunity, lacking in every area from world design to gameplay mechanics to AI. Probably the troubled development took its toll at the end.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jun 20, 2016
    60
    Fun, if often frustrating, but far from the revolution we were hoping for. [July 2016, p.80]
  4. May 18, 2016
    50
    Its substantial story campaign is impressively rich and its shooting can be tense and fun, but half-baked stealth, an unfulfilling story, and a vast menagerie of technical inadequacies drag the overall experience into disappointing mediocrity.
  5. May 20, 2016
    50
    There’s some good ideas and nice execution beneath Homefront: The Revolution’s terrible performance and dodgy design. Very occasionally, everything lines up to make for a unique experience. However, the fact that the game was even released in this poor state is terrible.
  6. Jun 30, 2016
    40
    The setting is decent, the atmosphere can be good in an intimidating way but as it’s a first-person shooter with awful combat and an even worse frame rate it’s impossible to recommend.
  7. Jun 12, 2016
    20
    Homefront: The Revolution has bigger problems than its myriad of technical issues. Sure, the constant freezing of the game to save is jarring, and the game as a whole is largely unpolished, but even when everything works it just isn't captivating in any way. Pass this up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 35
  2. Negative: 16 out of 35
  1. May 19, 2016
    9
    Besides Doom, Homefront The Revolution was the game I wanted to buy this month. However, after seeing the harsh reviews for it, especially JimBesides Doom, Homefront The Revolution was the game I wanted to buy this month. However, after seeing the harsh reviews for it, especially Jim Sterling's extremely low score, I wasn't so sure anymore.

    I then remembered how I don't always agree with Jim Sterling, his 9.5/10 score for Metal Gear Solid V: TPP and 1/10 for Star Fox Zero were utter nonsense reviews.

    So, I decided to take a chance on Homefront The Revolution and I do not regret my purchase one bit.

    This is a solid single player focused Far Cry/Crysis FPS that completely blows the original Homefront's short campaign out of the water.

    Where's Doom is a fun rehash but lacks a good story, Homefront The Revolution creates a truly great fictional oppressive universe between its militarily occupied US setting and the beleaguered pro American patriotic resistance fighting to reclaim it. This is Metro 2033/Metro Last Light levels of brilliant atmosphere and FPS story telling.

    The game is not perfect, definitely not game of the year, but when mediocre games like MGSV get 9-10/10 as well as bugg filled launchs like Skyrim or Fallout 4? I can no longer take "professional" game reviewers seriously anymore and got to trust my own instincts.

    Is Homefront The Revolution worth a buy? I'd happily say yes, but if you're unsure? You can always: rent, wait for a used copy, or wait for a price drop. Price drops definitely happen a lot faster these days as Quantum Break already dropped $20 this week.
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  2. Jun 26, 2016
    8
    Come on people lets be honest this game is actually a decent game, very close to being good when the framerate isn't trying to catchCome on people lets be honest this game is actually a decent game, very close to being good when the framerate isn't trying to catch up..........the city of Philadelphia is fun to look at and explore, the shooting mechanics are pretty good, the story is so so but its just a fun game in general. I may be biased because I love Philadelphia in the real world. This game I am giving an 8 just to boost the rating...really its running a 3.9 from the people who have played it??? That's too low im sorry, once they patch the game itll be an 8 for me right now im rating it a 7 in my mind Expand
  3. May 17, 2016
    8
    I am honestly enjoying this game. I don't understand how people can give a game a 0. Yea its not great but its not bad. There are someI am honestly enjoying this game. I don't understand how people can give a game a 0. Yea its not great but its not bad. There are some technical bugs that I am sure will be fixed up in updates. Graphics are about as good as most late previous gen games. the sound is effects are good. Gameplay is fun. Your character seems to move slow but once you buy the proper gear it improves greatly. the fact that you can change your weapon attachments during a firefight is pretty cool. The story is mediocre but its not horrible. The Co-Op multiplayer is surprisingly very fun. The multiplayer has a lot to unlock and will provide any player with hours of gameplay. I honestly would give this game a 7-7.5 but I am giving it more because I feel the 0 ratings are from people who played the opening and stopped there. most of the 0 ratings showed up not too long after the games release and there is no way that they gave it the time to rate it fairly. Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2018
    5
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  5. Jun 20, 2016
    3
    Wow what a sorry excuse for a game. Everything in this game is borderline average and that's quite an achievement in itself. What's shockingWow what a sorry excuse for a game. Everything in this game is borderline average and that's quite an achievement in itself. What's shocking is how unconvincing this game is in its progression system. 3 hrs in and I inspired the malnourished citizens of America by back stabbing 10 soldiers who were harassing random citizens and by cutting wires on few small generators sitting by the roads. Now my malnourished fellow Americans are spray painting anti KPA slogans on structures, calling out the KPA, and starting a riot in the streets. These are the same people who were at their lowest 10 mins ago and questioned their existence. The area that was constantly being patrolled by armed KPA soldiers and tanks was empty of KPA forces because people started rioting and screaming. A world power was this easy to scare? Brilliant.

    People giving this game more than 6 haven't played a lot of quality games I would reckon. Do me a favor: If you are interested in this concept, then go get Red Faction Guerrilla and The Saboteur instead. These games do the whole Guerrilla/revolutionary concept far better than this under cooked abomination and are far more interesting and fun to play. And despite having dated graphics, they are far more immersive in their setting and lore. I was going to give this a 6 but I will have to knock the score down to 3 due to glitches and unstable frame rate. And no, I didn't buy this game, I rented it.
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  6. May 17, 2016
    2
    Well, game play isn't exactly the right term. The first two hours have been about 80 percent really bad movie (that you'd can't skip), 5Well, game play isn't exactly the right term. The first two hours have been about 80 percent really bad movie (that you'd can't skip), 5 percent loading and about 15 percent game play.

    Most of that game play has been of the "follow me" variety to set up the narrative with no choice availble.

    Movement: I have a topic about the poor movement system already posted, and I've finally figured out exactly how it feels. Have you ever played a PC game that didn't have a controller option available, so you used a program like Xpadder to map the keyboard to a controller? It's that bad. The controls make you feel like you're floating and unresponsive. It's, by far, the absolutely worst movement system I've played on a console.

    Frame rate: The frame rate appears average to below average, but there are so many points where it lags for no reason, it feels like it's in an early alpha. Even when it's not in combat, the lag happens every minute or so, if not more. Something as simple as going through a window or around a corner causes it, and it's about 2-3 seconds of lag each time.

    Save System: Remember the early 2000's when you restarted the checkpoint and had to go all the way back to the cut screen and watch it again? Welcome back. Instead of starting after the cut screen, the few times I've tied (mostly from getting annoyed at not knowing where to go and just running blindly until I was shot giving me a brief but sweet relief from the poor game play), it's put me back before the last cut screen to watch whatever short video led me to this point.

    After about two hours of "playing" the game, I haven't done anything. The acting/voice acting is terrible. The plot is ridiculous and isn't even feasible. Without giving any spoilers away, it's like a ten year old thought of the plot and the developer ran with it, amazingly with no understanding of politics, weapons building and purchasing, and common sense.

    I guess it's supposed to be an alternative time line as well considering the "history" of North Korea is incredibly different (and outpaces the technology of the rest of the world).

    I really enjoyed the first game considering it flew under the radar when it was released. I had very high hopes this game would be good.

    So far, this has been a bad purchase. Beware.
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  7. Feb 9, 2018
    0
    Ratatouille, The game, was a much more fun title than this. Enough said right there. It is full of bugs, terrible frame-rate, the combat isRatatouille, The game, was a much more fun title than this. Enough said right there. It is full of bugs, terrible frame-rate, the combat is sloppy at best, hard to hit your target and the weapons are so nerfed, the enemies become bullet sponges. The story has a terrible "hipsters of the future fight off an invasion" feel and an absolutely terrible storyline with no character development. North Korea invading the United States? Seriously? People struggling to find weaponry here? The only guns 30 years from now that citizens have are M-14's and M-16's and Remington shotguns with picatinny rails? A terrible hybrid of the Colt 1911/Beretta 92FS/M9 Hah! That couIdn't even happen in an alternate timeline. Wolfenstein was believable because the enemy actually came pretty close. I generally give all games a fair chance and I do beat them until the end of the game/storyline even if they suck. This one is absolutely the worst piece of crap I've ever played, it is unbelievably crap. It is a half-witted attempt at "Far Cry: Philadelphia" with maps so small relative to Far Cry games it'll make you cringe. Every single thing about this game was executed terribly. Regardless of whether it was in "Development Hell" (passed on between developers and delayed), it should not have been released in it's form. This is a Beta test game at most. If you are looking for a fun shooter or combat, you will absolutely not find it here, move on. There is a reason it is only $5 new on eBay. Sheesh. Expand

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