Homefront: The Revolution didn’t exactly receive the pre-launch hype that several other games releasing at the same time had. What it does have is a dynamic and very engaging story with graphics that, while on an “older” engine, are still quite amazing looking. Today we’ll take a look at just how these graphics perform on a variety of different GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA.
Homefront: The Revolution might not be that revolutionary
There has been some negative feedback on Steam regarding Homefront: The Revolution, quite a bit actually, which seems to focus mostly how terrible it performs on anything. The bad reviews are solely about how even a modest system can barely handle even middling indoor scenes. The stuttering and low framerate makes the otherwise great story completely unenjoyable, even quite fatiguing.
The first patch fixed some of the issues present, and so too did the official drivers from NVIDIA and AMD. The performance, though, is still not quite up to par, as you’ll see. The issue might not necessarily be that it’s a “poor port” either, but could be due to the complexity of CryEngine 3 and all the effects that are used. CryEngine is beautiful, but there’s a huge performance penalty for having a game with the lighting and shadows that this uses. Even though it might not seem as if those are so computationally intensive, in actuality they are. Let’s dive in!