Homeworld Remastered Collection

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Mar 3, 2015

With space battles now more spectacular than even the evergreen Eve Online, and with far less effort required to enjoy them, this sees two excellent games restored. While in a past it was tricky to argue a decisive case for either of the Homeworld games for greatest RTS of all time, now they've been forever merged, updated and supplemented with the original games, the collection is indispensable.

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Dan Stapleton

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9 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2015

Gearbox gives Homeworld the respect it deserves in this impressive refitting of Relic's classic

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92 / 100
Mar 23, 2015

A worthy upgrade to one of the best strategy games ever, featuring the best space battles in the business.

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9 / 10
Feb 26, 2015

A near perfect remastering of a classic strategy game, that succeeds not just because of nostalgia but because there's never been anything else quite like Homeworld.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2015

Thanks to graphic and audio enhancements alongside a few quality of life changes, Homeworld is still an enjoyable experience

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8 / 10
Mar 8, 2015

Not every change in this collection is for the best, but Homeworld and Homeworld 2 remain gorgeous classics that withstand the test of time.

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Mar 9, 2015

It's a real pleasure to play Homeworld Remastered Collection, especially given the rarity of real-time space strategy games, and Gearbox Software has done a great job of upgrading the audio and video. The gameplay in particular holds up very nicely, and proves that the original was well ahead of its time. Unfortunately, it's held back a bit by its clumsy interface, and formations are currently quite broken, which will hurt its standing with long-time fans. But all that said, it's hard not to love Homeworld Remastered Collection's striking and memorable space battles, which have very much stood the test of time.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2015

Whether you're a fan of sci-fi, real-time strategy, or simply just video games in general, Homeworld Remastered Collection is a must-have if you haven't played the series before. For those who spent years guarding their precious pressings of these classics, it's time to rejoice, the Homeworld series is just as good as you remember it.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2015

Two of the finest RTS titles ever developed get a makeover courtesy of Gearbox

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Feb 23, 2015

Homeworld Remastered Collection simultaneously lives up to the legacy of the series while forging ahead with updated graphics and UI elements. Genre fans will love this collection, while others should be able to find something to enjoy with all that it contains.

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Unscored
Feb 25, 2015

I'm not sure the Homeworld games were first built with the expectation that they'd stand the test of time like this, but because there was so much care, because there's been nothing quite like them since, and because the remastering has been sensitive, this package comes across as beautifully timeless, and as essential as real-time strategy gets. Welcome home.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2015

There's quite a bit to like about the Remastered Homeworld Collection. From the music to the atmosphere, or lack thereof in space, and the tale of the Kushan, now the Higarans, makes for a powerful...

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Mar 5, 2015

Despite the shortcomings of the multiplayer mode and the sequel's disappointing narrative, the Homeworld Remastered collection is a must-purchase for any fans of the RTS genre. The HD upgrade makes the already-addicting game even more beautiful and engaging, and the unique 3D combat and navigation bring something to the table that is still drastically different from the vast majority of other RTS games available.

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100 / 100
Mar 1, 2015

Gearbox has set the bar for how to update an old game for a modern audience. The slick new UI, the minor control improvements, and the updated graphics make these two strategy masterpieces into an experience even greater than the originals.

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85 / 100
Mar 15, 2015

Overall though, the game is still a blast to play. The glorious visuals and soundtrack make one feel like they are redirecting an episode of the recent Battlestar Galatica reboot. Homeworld is a unique game in the space combat genre and with this Remastered version, Gearbox has proven that you can go back home again.

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9 / 10
Feb 24, 2015

An essential pair of games for your collection, beautifully remastered and enhanced.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2015

Homeworld 1 and 2 were classic real-time strategy games in their original forms, with the exception of some of difficulty issues. The Homeworld Remastered Collection brings the series back in a thoughtful approach that keeps intact the original gameplay experience, while also masterfully recreating the visuals and sound. By utilizing original artists and voice actors, it's clear a great deal of work has gone into bringing the Homeworld series to the modern era of gaming. The epic scale of space battles and awe-inspiring backdrops they take place in make the Homeworld Remastered Collection a must own for real-time strategy fans.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2015

As a modern re-release of two classic games, the Homeworld Remastered Collection should ultimately be considered a benchmark. Gearbox have delivered on all fronts: visuals, playability, compatibility and spirit. It's also a heck of a lot of fun.

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Mar 4, 2015

There might have been some worries when the series ended up in the hands of new developer Gearbox, but they've proven to be unfounded; Homeworld Remastered Collection has been handled with the care and attention it deserves, and is worth a place in the library of any self-respecting fan of strategy games, spaceships or little things flying around going pew pew pew.

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Mar 3, 2015

A classic sci-fi saga that's stood the test of time. Thanks to a sympathetic visual update, the graphics look spectacular even by today's high standards, while the well-balanced gameplay and excellent mission design haven't dated much at all. Old fans might not like the way the original Homeworld has been fixed to reflect changes made for the sequel, but it's great to see two legends not just return, but reaffirm what made them legendary in the first place.

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