Homeworld 3 Reviews

Homeworld 3 is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
May 20, 2024

Homeworld 3 is a somewhat competent shadow of its great progenitor from 1999.

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Dan Stapleton
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 10, 2024

Homeworld 3's multiplayer skirmish mode may be barebones, but it gives us all we need to wage visually impressive war with fleets of starships. The co-op War Games mode, on the other hand, gets an extra boost from its novel roguelite-style progression.

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Dan Stapleton
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 10, 2024

Homeworld 3's single-player campaign brings the series' epic space battles in for intense, close-quarters combat on visually diverse maps full of enormous obstacles to plan around. At the same time, it delivers an unexpectedly personal story that leans a little too heavily on the cliche of a new-generation protagonist seeking out the old.

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77 / 100
May 10, 2024

Homeworld 3 takes some big swings, but while it's a very good RTS, it never quite comes together in the same way as its predecessors.

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May 10, 2024

Homeworld's operatic space combat is as engrossing as ever in its third outing, although a weaker story and a slightly odd cover system dim the shine of its star.

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Unscored
May 10, 2024

You’ll have to take that however you want. If you are reading this and thinking Wow, how have I never heard of this franchise? It sounds awesome! you are in luck. You have found your new calling. I am personally now interested in going back to the Homeworld Remastered Collection to get some more of this gameplay attached to a pretty good plot. And if you’re with me, congrats. We’re Homeworlders now.

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7 / 10
May 10, 2024

After decades of waiting, Homeworld 3 pushes the beloved space RTS series in new directions with megalithic terrain putting a fresh spin on combat, and a bitesized roguelite War Games mode, but still retains so much of the original tone and style. It doesn't quite stick the landing in some areas, and there's rough edges to improve, but I simply love being back in this setting and series.

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
9 / 10
May 10, 2024

When the dust settles, there are several multiplayer options to explore and War Games is a solid gold winner that looks like it will continue to grow over time. I had only a few gripes, but Homeworld 3 plays incredible from top to bottom, and I think whether you’re a fan of the series that’s been waiting for this or a newcomer that just likes good strategy, everyone who takes control of the Khar Kushan is in for an absolute feast of stellar strategy gameplay.

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Unscored
May 10, 2024

A lavishly presented, detailed, often gripping RTS with most of the atmosphere and tone you'd expect from the series, held back from greatness by playing it too safe, some control issues, and favouring reaction speed over tactical depth.

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100 / 100
May 10, 2024

Homeworld 3 is everything I hoped it could be. It improves on its predecessors in every conceivable way, and adds meaningful new features including a cooperative War Games mode. I never thought it would happen again, but I'm happy to report…the mothership has cleared the scaffold...we are away once again.

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May 10, 2024

Homeworld 3 offers the experience of handling a full fleet with aplomb through tactical gameplay options that live up to and build on the systems of its predecessors. With gorgeous atmosphere and crisp audio design, it's a game that asks big questions of its new cast of characters with some solid writing. Not every narrative decision lands, but Homeworld 3 stands on its own feet as a worthy new entry in the long-running franchise.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 18, 2024

It's a shame that Homeworld 3's plot seems to completely miss the point of the story in the older games, focusing too much on Imogen's hyperspace superpowers rather than on the Kushan's struggle as a people, because gameplay and presentation are otherwise top notch and prove once again Blackbird Interactive's competence and skill as a versatile RTS developer.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2024

Homeworld 3 marks a successful return to a long-revered series. Bringing back the successful space strategy series, but improving the combat by a large amount with a more tactical approach, Blackbird Interactive has successfully made their mark. With exceptional tactical combat, made all the more important by the fact that everything carries over, and one bad mistake could cripple you much further down the line. The additional War Games mode only enhances this, making for a very engaging title.

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95 / 100
May 10, 2024

Homeworld fans can take heart the latest game in the series sets new benchmarks for the franchise. The new line-of-sight gameplay mechanics make for even more challenging space combat strategies. The gameplay depth is greater, the customization is deeper, and the replayability is longer. Homeworld 3 oozes quality across all aspects.

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Unscored
May 12, 2024
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May 10, 2024

Homeworld 3's vast galaxy clashed with the limits of a poorly paced campaign and buggy missions.

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8 / 10.0
May 13, 2024

While not as trailblazing as its predecessors, Homeworld 3 is still a well-made and worthwhile sci-fi real-time strategy with a solid story and exceptional production values.

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Gamersky
Top Critic
7.7 / 10.0
May 14, 2024

As a sequel to a classic RTS, Homeworld 3 retains the core experience while streamlining the series and introducing a new, highly satisfying and replayable co-op mode. However, the game's sparse content and poor network conditions hinder a smooth and enjoyable experience. All of these factors suggest that Homeworld 3 has a lot of room for improvement. Homeworld 3 still has a long way to go in order to win over gamers and become a worthy successor.

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8 / 10.0
May 10, 2024

Homeworld 3 balances incredibly technical gameplay with streamlined mechanics that is easy to get into, but difficult to master.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2024

Although Homeworld 3 certainly doesn't put the cult strategy series to shame, and space flight has its own charm, it can't be said that it's a leap or a big step forward.

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