Parents' Guide to

Homefront: The Revolution

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Creative, violent story but massively flawed shooter.

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Some cussin butt not much

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

After patches its quite playable.

Even enjoyable time to time. Still lacks technical polish, inspired side quests, and interesting story tho. The several smaller open worlds have plenty of character and traversability to make firefights varied. AI is pretty dumb but lethal. Main missions can get intense. Stealth is near broken. If 1 guy sees you THEY ALL DO.Repetition expected of genre. Could have more inventive strongholds to conquer (they are all the freakin same!). Good gunplay, decent graphics. Enemies emit large blood sprays that stain walls and floors when shot. Knife slashings, slit throats are constant and bloody. Some bloody cutscenes. Legions of gory corpses litter the environments. Constant F words.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

While this offers some intense combat scenarios and a variety of missions, it ultimately fails to impress. For one, the story and setting might be interesting, but the enemy -- the fictional Korean People's Army -- are like cardboard cutouts: They never talk, and you don't ever face off against a leader, such as Kim Jong-un. Without proper motivation to kill these people -- despite some despicable acts played out in cut scenes -- it takes away from the game's important emotional element. Second, the first-person combat can be quite engaging, but the tactical and stealthy gameplay is marred by the lack of smart artificial intelligence (AI). For example, enemies don't look for you when you're out of sight, or they'll stupidly stand up from hiding behind an object for no reason at all. Another issue is lots of technical problems that result in frozen games, slowdown during play, and graphical glitches. Finally, online co-op adds to the game's overall value, sure, but there's very little meat to these short and limited gameplay sessions. Overall, while the story and setting of Homefront: The Revolution is interesting, the execution isn't quite there. Maybe with some updates for the technical and AI issues, it'll be worth the investment for military shooter fans, but as it stands now, you can leave this one on the store shelf.

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