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Homefront reviews go live – get the full round-up here

Tuesday, 15th March 2011 12:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Despite there being apparent confusion over an embargo for Homefront reviews to go live, scores are now beginning to appear from bigger outlets. Get the lot below.

While some sites are holding off reviews until 4.00pm GMT today, several larger publications have now gone live with verdicts.

The Kaos shooter’s out today in the US and in Europe on Friday. As ever, if you have a review you want us to note, stick a link in the comments.

And here’s a story trailer for launch, released this morning.

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  1. Erthazus

    So it’s not a very well done game… Sad…

    I thought they could make a good game.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. djhsecondnature

    @1 – Ermm… I take it you focused on the 5′s. Missed the seven above 8.5 and two above a 9 did you?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. get2sammyb

    Yeah, it’s very mixed isn’t it? Curious to give it a go myself.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. EscoBlades

    5 was probably too harsh, based on what i’ve played. But then, number scores are a funny thing.

    I wouldn’t have scored it higher than 6.5 myself.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Crysis

    From what I’m hearing, the MP is absolutely fun but the SP, while a good story, is ruined by bad AI & is pretty linear.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Blimey, they’re a bit “all over the place”, aren’t they?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Hunam

    To be honest, scores as mixed as this set off more alarms than a row of 6′s and 7′s.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Crysis

    4 of the top 5 highest scorers on here so far are from sites supporting the 360, is this a coincidence?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Hunam

    /dons tin foil hat

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    When scores are this all over the place, it’s usually safe to say that the lower scores are the more accurate of the bunch.

    I’ll leave it to a rental to decide for myself, but for now I’m not hopeful.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Hunam

    £5 on steam for xmas for me.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    @10
    In some cases yes, but in others it’s simply that some reviewers didn’t get it or it wasn’t their particular thing. It could be the higher scores are “enhanced” shall we say – or it could just be more of a marmite game.

    Anyone know if there is a demo planned?

    Note as a rental the MP is going to be limited by the online pass system – I think you can play to level 5 but that’s it.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    From what i read the SP is bad and the MP is awesome. Great. No need to play it then.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Lounds

    THQ pack on steam for xmas lol

    #14 3 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    @13
    I never got past the first few levels in MW2, BlackOps, BFBC or BFBC2. Only one of those I regret is BFBC. For the others the SP was poor to disappointing.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. jaylee

    JVN : http://www.jvn.com/jeux/tests/test-de-homefront.html

    13/20

    #16 3 years ago
  17. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @15 no way, Black Ops single player was top. Completely insane but a great laugh nonetheless. MW2 sp did suck piss though…

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Alakratt

    What killed it for me was when I saw a short walkthrough of the sp in gamespot. Fuck man, that was THE most generic shit I’ve seen yet! Generic graphics, generic gameplay (and not even good)….really I don’t give 2 shits if the story is good. Stupid ass hype, “let’s make Koreans the bad guys THEN americans will buy this!” Really THQ? Go fund something better like Darksiders 2, really, fund the hell (pun intended) out of it so it can be released this year pleaseeee!!

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    1UP’s is there now.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @17
    I loved the way BlackOps was told, but the gameplay was similar to MW2. Pushed through a cinematic explosion fest of a corridor level with little feeling you are actually doing much beyond aiming at vague fuzzy-because-you-are-being-hit-sfx shapes and shooting them. Too many games seem to think turning everything up to 11 the whole time is the way to make things exciting, when actually a contrast and proper pacing is much more effective.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. YoungZer0

    @20: Agreed. I really like the way the story of BO was told. But the whole explosions and fighting was really annoying. I wanted more sneaking levels. I think MW1 is still the best example for that.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Predator2k9

    Review of Homefront (74 percent) >>> http://www.looki.de/homefront_test_a4786_1.html

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    @21
    The solo one man army type FPS seems to have disappeared. Everyone has added ineffective wingmen or designed the game with co-op in mind. It would be nice if someone did a decent single player focused campaign where levels encouraged you can plan attacks, use stealth if you want to, and plot your own way through a level.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. OrbitMonkey

    @17 what I disliked about Black-Ops was that *spoiler* Treyarch killed EVERYONE I liked! I mean Frank West coulda been a new Captain Price ffs :( *spoiler end*

    @8 No I don’t think Its a councidence that a game with exclusive 360 content & a 360 hardware bundle is getting the love box mags.

    @9 Can I borrow that hat after you plz?

    #24 3 years ago
  25. spiderLAW

    Xbox folks loving this while others are giving it a fair shot i think. So…looks like a $20 buy for sure.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Maikrobi

    Videogameszone (German)- 84% Link: http://www.videogameszone.de/Homefront-PS3-231959/Tests/Homefront-im-Test-fuer-PS3-und-Xbox-360-Fulminanter-Auftakt-maues-Finale-816050/

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    giga.de -> 86%
    http://www.giga.de/top-themen/00151877-homefront-test-frischer-wind-im-shooter-alltag/page_4.html

    #27 3 years ago
  28. theevilaires

    Why do you take in reviews from the most obvious XBOT sites?

    XBOX Addict
    Totally360
    PlanetXBOX360

    Really would you trust a review from a place like this? :D
    I can look at the box and tell this game is shit but I guess when you’re starving for anything a cracker would taste like chicken to you ;)

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Eregol

    Gamestm awarded 6/10

    #29 3 years ago
  30. spiderLAW

    LOL

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    The main embargo’s lifting in 15 mins.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Naaame

    I thought this was looking good, they have even used a Two Steps From Hell movie track in the background. WTF THQ?

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Patrick Garratt

    EG’s up. 6/10.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Maximum Payne

    ”would be nice if someone did a decent single player focused campaign where levels encouraged you can plan attacks, use stealth if you want to, and plot your own way through a level.”
    Crysis 1,Crysis:Warhead and Crysis 2

    #34 3 years ago
  35. spiderLAW

    ^ Crysis 1 yes. Not so much Warhead and 2

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Maximum Payne

    ^^ it is One man army and you can use stealth or Rambo style.But for open levels…so so.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Mike

    Very mixed.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Stephany Nunneley

    More added in there. More should be going live soon.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Erthazus

    It’s 75 on metacritic.

    If it is 75 then it’s horrible. Rent at best.

    but i can’t WAIT for SHOGUN:Total War 2. Where is SHOGUN 2 round-up?

    #39 3 years ago
  40. DSB

    If you build a game up by getting a (supposedly) acclaimed writer to do story, then the campaign failing as hard as it does according to most of those reviews is a pretty huge deal.

    It looks to me like the reviewers who actually know what they’re doing aren’t going above 7.

    @39 I’m psychic when it comes to Total War games (Which has nothing to do with the fact that it hasn’t changed in 10 years) so here goes:

    It’s going to be released full of bugs and bog down anyone who spends time on it, with ultra-laborious micro-management, but ultimately the battles are pretty fun if you disregard the lobotomized AI – So I give it a 9, because it looks super shiny, and I’m an idiot who apparently doesn’t read my own reviews.

    Feel free to copy paste, journos.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. spiderLAW

    Wow, this game is so hyped we got 3 of our chiefs here working on the Review Embargo Article….jeez. lol

    #41 3 years ago
  42. NeoSquall

    GamesVillage.it – 7.6 (PC Version)/7.3 (Console versions)

    http://www.gamesvillage.it/piattaforma/all/articolo/47077/homefront—recensione.html

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Tallon 4

    I never ever brought a game back to the store. Today I did.
    This games is really awful. I think the 6/10 from Eurogamer is spot on.
    I traded it for Bulletstorm and I didn’t regret it for a second.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. DeathJynx

    Sounds like more xbox trash leaking onto multi platforms. Which was my hunch from the get go after seeing advertising for exclusive xbox maps.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Sir Pretender

    Dunno if you’re interested in this as well.

    http://www.byteme.gr/game-review/homefront

    Score 6/10, review is in Greek though. :)

    #45 3 years ago
  46. AHA-Lambda

    I was intersted enough in this that i was willing to get the pc version (£25 made it easier to bite on) but now i’ll just rent n see what i think.

    #46 3 years ago