Homefront can best be summed up by its opening (which is nice, because that means you don’t have to play much of the game). You’re kidnapped and tossed aboard a bus, at which point you get to witness the ugly carnage of Korea’s invasion right in front of your face. Or maybe “in your face” is the more apt term, as the game immediately balks at the notion of subtlety. Senseless shootings. Dead bodies cluttering the streets. Parents brutally murdered as their child cries in terror. And this all happens within the first five minutes or so. It’s loud, it’s upsetting, and yet—somewhat shockingly— it’s incredibly difficult to care about.
2011 is finally starting to get under way, and you know what that means: roughly 20 million identical lists from your old pal The Internet telling you which games should have your clicking fingers and WASD-claws aching with excitement. Here's the problem, though: you've heard it all before. Even without the aforementioned list avalanche, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out when Call of Diablo: Crysis Effect 3 is dropping.
Granted, rocket science is also largely unnecessary when dealing with these games (we had to consult NASA, like, twice), but odds are, you probably know them about about as well as you know how to put a man on the moon. So, in that spirit, we thought we'd give you the scoop on some great-looking games that – prior to this very moment – were well on the road to passing you by.
Find out what you've been missing after the break!
Wrapping things up from the CES show room, Senior Editor Gordon Ung takes a brief look at Kaos's new Homefront FPS in 3D! Though Kaos will be releasing console versions of the game, the PC version promises to be a different take on the storyline. Check out the video below for your first look at Homefront, straight out of CES 2011.