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Four Reasons to Play the Open-World Tactical Shooter Homefront: The Revolution

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Four Reasons to Play the Open-World Tactical Shooter Homefront: The Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution is now available on NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW and there are several key reasons why you should be excited about that fact. GeForce NOW is NVIDIA’s cloud-based game streaming service that allows SHIELD owners with a GeForce NOW membership (free for three months and $7.99 after that) to stream a variety of great games directly to their device. Certain premium titles, including Homefront: The Revolution, are available to purchase separately on GeForce NOW. Here are four reasons you’ll want to play Homefront: The Revolution on SHIELD.

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It’s Homefront done right
Homefront: The Revolution’s protagonist – resistance leader Ethan Brady – has quite a job on his hands trying to liberate the city of Philadelphia from the invading forces of the Korean People’s Army. The fact that you’ll soon be able to experience his struggle via NVIDIA’s game streaming service GeForce NOW is something to be celebrated because the game nearly didn’t happen at all. The original Homefront game was an enjoyable experience, but Homefront: Revolution builds upon its strengths in a variety of ways with a new development team at the helm. It’s not so much as a sequel but a more ambitious reimagining of the original Homefront.

Epic open-world action
Gone is the linear approach of the previous Homefront game. Here, much like that found in Tom Clancy’s The Division, we have an open-world environment that recreates several districts of Philadelphia in all its bleak, war-torn glory. There is a narrative that develops as you play the game, but within that you have the freedom to move around exploring the city and picking your battles.

The city is divided into three zones. The Green Zone is the most affluent and the most heavily protected area. The Yellow Zone contains the majority of the populace and is frequently patrolled by KPA troops and drones. Finally, the Red Zone is a suburban wasteland of empty streets and abandoned subways and this is where the resistance begins the second war of independence.

You get to build the resistance
Playing the part of resistance leader Ethan Brady is no walk in the park. In a city swarming with enemy troops brandishing state of the art weaponry the odds are definitely stacked against you. You must then build a strong resistance against the KPA. You do this by establishing a base of operations along with a number of safe houses from which you can conduct your missions. You then have to recruit new resistance members and embark on a series of strikes against the enemy forces. The secret to your success is in using guerrilla warfare tactics such as infiltrating enemy strongholds, laying ambushes and performing hit and run strikes.

DIY Hardware
When your enemies’ weapons are fingerprint-locked it’s kind of hard to put up any kind of resistance so part of your job is to scavenge, exploring the city for weapons caches and items that will enable you to construct a homebrew arsenal of firearms, IEDs, Molotov cocktails and the like. You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of a range of vehicles including motorcycles, armored cars, a tank and even an airship.

Homefront: The Revolution is available to stream on NVIDIA SHIELD via GeForce NOW for a special launch price of $44.99, which is 25 percent off its regular full price. Purchasing Homefront: The Revolution on GeForce NOW comes with an additional key to download the game on PC.