developer: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios
publisher: Deep Silver / Koch Media
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1 - 4
Homefront: The Revolution for PC, XONE and PS4 tries a new approach to an FPS franchise which debuted in 2011 and gained significant popularity among the players, despite receiving rather mediocre reviews. This next title was developed by Dambuster (formerly Crytek UK), who stepped in for the creators of the first game, Kaos Studios. After the original publisher, THQ company, went bankrupt, the franchise was bought by Crytek and then Deep Silver company, making it possible to expand the series by another installment
The story focuses around an imaginary conflict between North Korea and the United States. It's been four years since the USA has fallen to the invaders and the constantly growing forces of the resistance are preparing a huge revolution against the oppressor. You are thrown into the devastated streets of Philadelphia, where you join the local resistance and sabotage every major enemy objective in any way you can. The game features brand new characters who, either solo or in cooperation with others, try to hold their ground against a much more numerous and better equipped Korean army.
Unlike the previous game, which was linear in its structure, Homefront: The Revolution for PC, XONE and PS4 is set in an open-world environment. The order of missions and the way they are completed are mostly up to the player. As a member of the resistance you can recruit new people to aid your cause. Apart from dynamic combat, in which you use various weapons and vehicles, it is often necessary to go in guerilla style and keep a low profile while operating behind the enemy lines. Your hideout doubles as your headquarters; that's where you improve your gear and weapons in between missions.
Apart from the main story campaign, which can be played in single player mode or in cooperation for up to 4 players, Homefront: The Revolution on PC, XONE and PS4 also features competitive multiplayer with several game modes available.
Homefront: The Revolution is powered by the CryEngine 4, enabling the game to truly spread its wings on the most powerful PCs and the eight generation consoles. This resulted in very detailed environments, superior sound and high quality visuals.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz/AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760/Radeon HD 7870 or better, 38 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz/AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti/2 GB Radeon R7 260X or better, 38 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit