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Homefront (Windows)

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Description

Homefront paints a scenario where the United States has lost its status as a world superpower, and is invaded by a unified Korea in the year 2027. The player controls Robert Jacobs, a former military pilot, who is conscripted by the Korean army and released by a local resistance cell. Now on the run, Jacobs has no choice but to assist the resistance as they attempt to link up with remnants of the US Army outside San Francisco. Homefront was written by John Milius, the screenwriter behind Red Dawn and Apocalypse Now.

The single-player campaign follows Jacobs and three resistance members as they engage in guerrilla attacks and attempt to escape the walled city of Montrose, Colorado. Gameplay is modeled closely after the Modern Warfare series, and uses snap-targeting, aiming down the sites, and an identical control scheme. The player carries two weapons at a time, and weapons dropped by enemies have randomized attachments and scopes. The most unique aspect of Homefront's combat revolves around the "Goliath" robotic assault vehicle. At multiple points during the game, the player will use a targeting indicator to direct the otherwise-autonomous Goliath to fire on specific enemies or tanks. The single-player campaign received frequent criticism upon release for being uncommonly short.

Multiplayer combines elements of the Modern Warfare series' fast-paced foot combat with vehicle combat similar to Frontlines: Fuel of War. Players earn XP during matches which stays with their character and increases their overall "rank." Players also earn "Battle Points" during matches, similar to Counter-Strike, which are spent on new weapons, upgrades, and vehicles for that match only. A unique multiplayer mode for Homefront is "Battle Commander," where players are guided by an overseeing A.I. commander. Players will be automatically assigned objectives, including specific enemy players to hunt and kill. Performing objectives raises the player's notoriety, resulting in more important missions and greater support from the A.I. commander, and increased attention from the enemy commander.

Multiplayer supports up to 32 players (in two teams of 16) on both consoles and PC. Multiplayer also requires redemption of a "Battle Code" provided free in new copies of the game, or purchased separately; identical to EA's Online Pass system.


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Homefront Windows Voice of Freedom, the underground radio station, broadcasts between missions, describing current events from third point of view.
Homefront Windows Those guys are brutal! That bridge must scare off for sure.
Homefront Windows Old papers fragments serve not only as collectables, but as vital source of background information.
Homefront Windows Getting under bullet rain might be a good idea, since you die after two hits.

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User Reviews

Great game concept in the vein of "Red Dawn" that misses in the execution. William Richards (17) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars

The Press Says

GamingBolt Apr 10, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZ Mar 17, 2011 83 out of 100 83
We Got This Covered Mar 15, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameTrailers Mar 18, 2011 7.3 out of 10 73
GameStar (Germany) Mar 15, 2011 72 out of 100 72
GamingTrend Apr 06, 2011 72 out of 100 72
Gameplanet Mar 24, 2011 7 out of 10 70
NZGamer Apr 05, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Brash Games Apr 10, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gry OnLine Mar 23, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55

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BurningStickMan (17739) added Homefront (Windows) on Apr 15, 2011
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