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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Graphically violent first-person shooter with profanity.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 17+

It had good multiplayer.

The campaign was ok. Very short but had its fun moments with decent gunplay and occasional setpieces. Disturbing atrocities commited by North Koreans. Gun Executions, mass graves, bloody and sometimes mutilated bodies seen throughout.Some blood pooling under certain killed characters. People burning alive. Decent blood splats from enemies shot and stabbed that stain walls. Regular F words, mostly by one character.
age 16+

Welcome home

A good break from Battlefield or it finds a good in-between of both kinds of gameplay.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (16 ):

Homefront is a good -- but not great -- first-person shooter. The story is certainly one of the game's greatest strengths. Since it's a scenario that *could* happen in the near future and because it takes place on the West Coast of the United States, it might hit home for some. A scene in which American citizens are arrested and executed and another involving a battle on the Golden Gate Bridge are particularly stirring. The single-player story is only about five hours long, but the multiplayer is fun and should add some longevity and replayability. The visuals, voice acting, and music are competent, but not particularly special. In the end, Homefront is a solid B-grade title that puts its compelling story and setting first while delivering some fun and frantic action sequences, too. Note: Homefront is the same game regardless of the platform on which it is played.

Online interaction: All three versions of the game support online play against up to 31 other players. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players can chat while playing online. This means they may encounter foul language, be subjected to inappropriate subjects of conversation, and could potentially share personal information.

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