Few games deserve a sequel less than Homefront. The original couldn’t have been more middling if it tried. But here we sit, four years, three developers and three publishers later, with Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios’ Homefront: The Revolution. It was a bit of a surprise showing during Microsoft’s Gamescom press briefing, but we did get our first look at actual gameplay.
Homefront: The Revolution is set four years after the original, and the Korean invasion of North America is wholly successful. The protagonist Ethan Brady isn’t best pleased, and he’s organising a resistance movement in the suburbs of Philadelphia. During the live event I actually noted it looked a heck of a lot like Half-Life 2, and in the PR blast we got sent out that’s exactly how they’re keen to pitch it. We’ve got the first pair of trailers, cinematic and gameplay, so you can judge for yourself whether Homefront 2 is a revolution or stuck in 2004 with Half-Life 2. [More]