Review: Homeworld Remastered Collection (PC)
Memories. Nostalgia. They invoke some strong feeling in this geek. I remember spending an ungodly amount of money back in 2000 on a brand new Pentium 3 and a Voodoo 3 graphics card just to play the latest and greatest games. Homeworld was one of those titles and I was instantly hooked. Now, 15 years later, we can not only play the classics Homeworld and Homeworld 2, we can also play them in glorious 4k and modern OS'. Luckily, all the gaming goodness you fell in love with, is fully intact. For those new to the Homeworld universe, you can play the new remastered versions that are even more stunning with a powerful gaming machine. Homeworld in a nutshell is a space combat RTS in full 3d, meaning, you can move in any direction. The combat, the controls, the ships; all are top notch and gameplay is smooth and silky. Gearbox has done a stellar job bringing a classic into the modern era.
Graphics & Sound
We've seen a huge resurgence in space combat and sims as of late with incredible graphics. That being said, Homeworld Remastered is no slouch when it comes to not only intricate space and ship details but stunning scale as you have hundreds of ships swirling, blasting and diving throughout space. So yeah, this is a spaceship geeks dream! The old versions still look decent but the Remastered versions were absolutely gorgeous on our 4k gaming rig. Don't believe us? Check out the 4k screenshots in the gallery below. Kudos to Gearbox for a stunning acheivement of old and new!
While the visuals are fantastic, the audio department equally or exceeds said acheivement. Not only is the music absolutely beautiful and haunting at the same time, the voice acting and narration is some of the best to date. That's right, 15 years later and I still absolutely dig the ear candy this game portrays.
Fun and Value
Now that I've gushed enough about gameplay, graphics, and sound, how much fun are these game anyway? Well, let's put it this way: Do you like space? Do you like amazing graphics? Sound? Solid RTS'? If you answered yes to any of these, you should pick up this title. Even if you answered no, you should still pick up this title. It's not only a fantastic value with all the gaming included but it's Remastered done right. A huge shout out to Gearbox for treating a classic how it should be treated. What are you waiting for? This title is available now!
In an era where we are bombarded with HD remakes, remasters, re-releases, etc etc, Homeworld Remastered Collection stands above the rest with a plethora of options, tweaks, and overall quality. Whether you want to enjoy your classics from oh so long ago or enjoy them in glorious 4k resolution, the choice is yours. This is a stellar series that no one should miss.
4.5/5 Stars -- Digital Hippos Highly Recommended