Homefront: The Revolution PC Performance Review

Conclusion

Homefront: The Revolution PC Perforamance Review

Conclusion

While the Far Cry in the big city style gameplay in Homefront: The Revolution can be enjoyable, the game's performance is not even close to being something that we can recommend, especially for PC gamers with lower end systems. 

Even when using our GTX 980Ti and R9 Fury X GPUs we were unable to get this game to achieve a constant 60FPS at 1080p at Ultra settings, meaning that while the game does look nice when maxed out, nobody is going to be experiencing these visuals with a steady framerate. Players will need to wait for significantly more powerful GPU hardware before this game can be maxed out at 60FPS, even at 1080p.

At low and medium settings we can see a lot of objects drawing in as we move through the game, especially when outdoors and when traveling quickly via motorcycle. The game can also suffer from a lot of visual glitches and issues when it comes to some lighting effects particularly at night time, which really makes the game lack the immersion factor that a lot of other CryEngine games have. 

To put things simply Homefront: The Revolution takes a lot of good ideas and just doesn't execute them very well, creating at the end of the day what equates to a less enjoyable Far Cry like experience with sub-par shooting mechanics and terrible performance on even top of the line PC hardware.  

Homefront: The Revolution was something that had potential, so much so that I can honestly say that I was excited about the game for a time, but at the end of the day this game is not something that is worth buying unless it is heavily discounted and you don't mind playing the game on low settings or at lower resolutions.   

If you want to play a game with an open world, great shooting mechanics and great PC performance you should honestly just look into playing Far Cry 3, 4 or Blood Dragon if you haven't already, as right now Homefront: The Revolution is certainly not worth the asking price.

 

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21-05-2016, 20:01:31

jimma47
Argh such a shame. Was looking forward to this (yeah I'm in the minority that enjoyed the first one)

Looks like it's going to be another long, slow process of optimising before it's actually playable at decent settings. Wait for the summer sales -well winter for you lot.Quote

23-05-2016, 03:26:13

warrenbowers
I was really looking forward this game as i also enjoyed the last one. But was disappointed when i had to turn the setting down to medium on my GTX 980ti's just so i could play it. I am going to try the setting in this article to see what difference that makes and also disable SLI as this game doesn't support it.Quote

23-05-2016, 04:36:40

SPS
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Originally Posted by warrenbowers View Post
I was really looking forward this game as i also enjoyed the last one. But was disappointed when i had to turn the setting down to medium on my GTX 980ti's just so i could play it. I am going to try the setting in this article to see what difference that makes and also disable SLI as this game doesn't support it.
From the screen shots in the article there doesn't look to be a huge difference between medium and very high. Per-object shadows appear to be the only (massively noticeable) thing I can see which are missing in medium. Just because the preset is named "medium" doesn't mean it's comparable to medium presets on other games.Quote

23-05-2016, 05:16:34

Pendragon
This is one of those games that has "steam Sale" written all over it. Add it to your collection once the sale price drops to a more comfortable level.

I may pick it up sooner rather than later as it is going to get Linux support. As a Linux user games like this don't come along too often. However if it runs like arse on Windows it doesn't look good for us penguin loving gamers.Quote
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