Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Rating Summary

Based on 44 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Based on 44 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2016

Desite a lengthy list of issues that might annoy players such as the inability to rebind keys, a dearth of multiplayer maps, or potential potholes, Blackbird Interactive has successfully developed a worthy contribution to the Homeworld franchise with Deserts of Kharak.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Jan 19, 2016
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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2016

Homeworld's return is not quite what I expected, in many ways this is a step back for this grandiose saga. However, it is a solid strategy game that any fan of the genre will definitely enjoy. If you haven't already do give the HD remastered of the previous games a try.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 16, 2016

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is an extremely well-made and enjoyable RTS title.

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Jan 20, 2016

Better than ever, Homeworld makes a comeback to show how amazing real time strategy campaigns can be.

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75 / 100
Feb 2, 2016

There is some integrity in its detail, its precision, its distance. It manages to reach the epic mode, the grand narrative, to evoke a mythical journey now lost to us. But it also fails to escape the easy orientalism of that same myth, the simplicity of bloodless violence.

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9 / 10
Jan 27, 2016

It's a widely held belief that good sound design can make a good game great, but the sound design in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak makes a great game incredible

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2016

In many respects, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharah had the potential to be a really tough sell to longstanding supporters of the Homeworld brand. Yet somehow it managed to not only meet expectations, but exceed them in a surprising number of ways. This is far from a reinvention of the RTS genre, but it is certainly a much needed rebirth for this series. At long last, the king has returned.

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82 / 100
Feb 2, 2016

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak offers up one of the best RTS campaigns in years alongside some great gameplay mechanics, though its multiplayer and skirmish offerings leave much to be desired.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2016

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a good mainstream real-time strategy title that offers a solid prequel story and shows that the core ideas of the series can easily be adapted for planet-based warfare.

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