11 Half-Baked Video Games That Totally Ruined Their Franchises

11. Homefront: The Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution
Deep Silver

The Homefront franchise might be the biggest waste of potential gaming has seen in the past 10 years. Using a great alt-future story about an invaded USA as its baseline, the series has seen two radically different attempts to build some solid mechanics on top of this premise, only to tragically fail on both accounts.

But it was last year's Homefront: The Revolution that hammered home the final nail in the coffin for this once promising franchise. With development duties handed over to the team in charge of EA's Crysis, the series went open-world, shrugging off its corridor-shooter roots in favour of a more varied and less linear experience.

A decent idea on paper, but thanks to an incredibly tumultuous development cycle, the game released with a myriad of bugs and technical issues that made actually playing Homefront a wrestling match between the player and the game itself. It didn't help that when the developers actually fixed these issues, there was no diamond to be found under the rough - only an uninspiring and all too familiar military FPS.


Writer. Mumbler. Only person on the internet who liked Spider-Man 3