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Homeworld Remastered review: There's no place like Home(world)

Hayden Dingman | Feb. 26, 2015
Apparently 2015 is the year the PC gets serious about the HD remake craze. Resident Evil, Grim Fandango, Homeworld--it's only February and already three of the most notorious games in history have shown up in my Steam library, spruced up and ready for prom.

Bottom line

Homeworld Remastered is exactly what I want from this sort of preservation exercise. Not only has Gearbox put in the work to modernize Homeworld, but the core game hasn't aged too poorly either. That's something that can't be said of so many other HD remakes. I hate to harp on Resident Evil and Grim Fandango, but neither of those games are as accessible or revolutionary in 2015 as they were when first released. Homeworld is the rare game that, because of its unique approach to a rote genre, feels just as impressive today as it did in 1999.

Keep in mind that it's an older game and thus still — at least in my opinion — a bit more difficult than your average modern RTS. A bit more unforgiving. With that in mind though, would I recommend it? Absolutely.

 

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