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Homefront
Homefront
Developer(s) Kaos Studios
Digital Extremes (PC)
Publisher(s) THQ
Engine Unreal Engine
Release date February 2011[1]
Genre First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) Ratings Missing
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, OnLive
Input Keyboard & Mouse, Gamepad
System requirements Minimum:
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 graphics card with 256MB of memory, NVIDIA GeForce 7900GS or ATI Radeon 1900XT
DirectX®
Hard Drive: 10GB of free hard drive space
Sound
Recommended:
OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Intel or AMD Quad Core 2 GHz+ CPU
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 260 or ATI Radeon 4850
DirectX®
Hard Drive: 10GB of free hard drive space
Sound
NVIDIA 3D Vision Recommended:
OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core i7 processor
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 3D Compatible NVIDIA GeForce 480/570 Series GPU, NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit
DirectX®
Hard Drive: 10GB of free hard drive space
Sound
Other: 3D Vision-Ready Display
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Homefront is a first-person shooter video game developed by Kaos Studios and published by THQ. It was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows in February 2011.[1]

Overview

Homefront is set in a near future America in 2027 when a now-nuclear armed Korean People's Army invades the USA. The game is written by John Milius, who co-wrote Apocalypse Now and wrote Red Dawn. The beginning gameplay is reportedly set in Montrose, Colorado.[2]

One of the major portions of the story arc is built around not only the growth of the North Korean forces over the years leading to the year 2027, when the game takes place, but also the economic downfall of the United States of America, and the unrest that seems to grip the nation before the invasion.[3]

About the Game

Homefront is set in a fictional world loosely based on apocalyptic fiction. The premise is that in only 15 years, the USA has not only fallen but "is powerless to resist the ever expanding occupation" of the Greater Korean Republic (which is, in Homefront, a united Korea under the rule of the North), which as of 2010 is an extremely poor isolationist state. This world also features fictional physics; for example, EMP bombs are capable of destroying almost any infrastructure, and objects of interest are magnetically attracted to the player. The player is invited to join the American resistance, "using guerrilla tactics, commandeering military vehicles, and utilizing advanced drone technology." The game will also feature multi-player online warfare.
Homefront screenshot

Gameplay Screenshot.

Confirmed Weapons and Vehicles.

  • T3AK
  • M4
  • M16
  • M110
  • m200
  • 870 Express shotgun
  • XM10
  • RPG
  • Goliath ACV (Autonoumous Combat Vehicle).
  • White Phosphorous air-burst mortar shells.
  • GPMG 7.62 MM machine gun.
  • Tagging binoculars (for Quad barrelled rocket launcher.
  • Cheytac 200.
  • M249 Squad automatic weapon.
  • SCAR.
  • AH-64 Apache gunship.
  • M1114 " Humvee "
  • M1A3 ABRAMS Tank

Gameplay

Homefront's gameplay has been completely reworked from its origins in Frontlines: Fuel of War, with new game modes planned, a new suite of weapons and a totally new single player game.

It was stated in an interview with the design director of Homefront, David Votypka, by G4TV that the game will be based around guerilla style tactics. The same interview also contained information stating that one of the important facts concerning your surroundings is that they are built to try and build a connection with the user by using real companies and brands.[4]

The game reportedly has a 'magnetism' feature. This means that certain events will be drawn into and around the player in order to make the player feel more the center of the action (as seen in a trailer when a crashing helicopter is 'attracted' to the player and crashes just next to him).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-18-homefront-pc-developer-named
  2. Lindburg, Matt (Jan 5, 2010). Video game set to take place in Montrose. Montrose Daily Press. Retrieved on 2010-01-06.
  3. HomeFront Homepage. Kaos Studios. Retrieved on 2010-16-06.
  4. Homefront Hands on Demo/Interview. G4TV. Retrieved on 2010-16-06.

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