Since the discovery of the Guide Stone 100 years ago deep in the equatorial sand of our planet, Kharak, our very origins have come into question. Now, after 100 years of technological advancement and careful study, there is one inescapable revelation: We do not belong here. We are the last of our kind, and we have dedicated ourselves to one goal - returning home - a mission that will put everything at risk.
Homeworld is unlike anything that's out there, it's a game who defined the space strategy genre as we know it. I remember myself playing with my friends when Homeworld2 came out, the amount of incredible games we had, and still have. That was the best experience I had in strategy video games thus far.
As much as I love strategy games, I fell in love for this title the first time I played it. I will probably always consider it as my favourite one, and that's probably the most valuable reason I started developing mods on it, not just because I wanted to create something related to my favourite science fiction universes, but because this game brought us so many possibilities that I had to do it.
I seriously believe Gearbox gave Homeworld the respect it deserves, like other people think. This Remastered version is definitely what we can consider as "Remastered"... in opposition to other studios who tend to promote remastered games just because they changed the textures or the screen resolution. It's not a Remastered version, it's.. a Renovation. Now highlighting high definition score, great voices, 4K animated cutscenes and one of the latest versions of OpenGL, Homeworld Remastered makes the whole game really epic, with a well-told story.
My unique complain is that they decided to remove audios from other languages (such as French, Spanish, Italian...) while they still have them and that the original records are already in HD. They said they don't have them anymore, so they would have needed to remake all of them with foreign recording studios, and I don't believe Gearbox wanted to spend money on this, as they probably have no idea about the influence of Homeworld in these countries. Anyway I can't wait to get my hands on Gearbox's official Mod Tools to start working on this new version and bring to the new players and the Homeworld community stunning mods, as much as other mod developers.
VERDICT: IT'S A MASTERPIECE!
Pros of this Remastered Version:
✓ Brillant and stunning visuals.
✓ A better campaign (improved cutscenes).
✓ A great multiplayer mode.
✓ Far better Interface, and god we needed it.
✓ A great User Interface, which proves Homeworld rhymes with Modernity.
✓ Awesome multiplayer games in perspective.
✓ New tracks and remastered awe-inspiring score.
✓ Better movements and improved AI.
✓ Steam multiplayer platform, a good point to play with your friends.
Cons of this Remastered Version:
✖ Audio strictly limited to English. A shame because foreign languages had really great voice overs.
✖ Modding support not for now, at least for 3-4 months. Wait and see.
✖ Some missions could have been improved (strange movements).
There are cons, of course, but I'd give a 10/10 anyway, as this Remastered version is a way for Homeworld fans to support the future of the franchise. Thank you Gearbox, command line green. Homeworld Forever!
Honestly....this game sparked my interest in Tactical Strategy games (RTS, TBS etc)(and also im talking about the original homeworld :D) everything about this game is just awesome, no matter what i say i cant do justice to say how awesome this game is! If you wanna see what Homeworld is about, get this!(also THANKS GEARBOX for doing this for us in the Homeworld game community :D)
Homeworld is amazing. It's a very solid game, with well-defined elements, easy-to-understand mechanics, a compelling story with amazing soundtrack, and replay value through the roof. Seriously? it's 11/10.
Rivaled only by SCFA, this is the high water-mark for RTS, with a perfect score for hitting all the extra right notes with incredible story, audio, and graphics
An amazing effort by Gearbox, though some things have changed it's mostly the same game I played in 1999, amazingly redone and modernized with a far sleeker ui, yet still has the crucial things that made it such a good game!!
If I have any complaint regarding it is the fact I can't play as the taidaan in the HW1 remaster singleplayer or recolor my fleet to what I want for it......
Heck gearbox even HDed the derelict ships that were the first attempt at the kushan!!!
You can as Taiidan and you can revenge on Hiigarians for stealing your righteous world
i had forgotten what it was like to play one of the greatest early Space RTS games was. BUT not anymore!! Gearbox did na outstanding job visually and the gameplay either player vs cpu or in the campaign game is fantastic.
I absolutely LOVE it. The Remastered effects, audio, textures, modules and more! Essentially a remastered engine, that the game needed for the newer hardware and software of today's current gaming.
The Multiplayer needs a bit of work (of course its in beta, so duh) but its really fun also!
I just love the campaign and the single player battles as I play them on 60 FPS max settings with NO lag!
10/10 for staying strong in originality and its combined game/faction multiplayer.
The Remastered edition of the best games and stories of all times: Homeworld and Homeworld 2
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Highest Rated (11 agree) 10/10
Homeworld is unlike anything that's out there, it's a game who defined the space strategy genre as we know it. I remember myself playing with my friends when Homeworld2 came out, the amount of incredible games we had, and still have. That was the best experience I had in strategy video games thus far. As much as I love strategy games, I fell in love for this title the first time I played it. I will probably always consider it as my favourite one, and that's probably the most valuable reason I started…
Feb 24 2015 by Erayser