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Type of media DigitalMedia

Release date 12/03/2011

Ratings Info Contains strong violence and language

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  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 02/03/2011

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HOMEFRONT is a First Person Shooter (FPS) set in the USA in the near future. The country has been invaded by North Korea and the player assumes the role of Robert Jacobs, a former helicopter pilot who joins the American resistance. In addition to engaging North Korean troops in combat, the player-controlled character and his associates must also fight and kill indigenous American 'survivalists' who appear to relish torturing and mutilating captured North Koreans and anyone else who falls into their hands. The game was classified '15' for strong violence and language.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' state 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable'. The game includes frequent strong violence throughout as opponents are stabbed or shot to death. Typical of the genre, the player-controlled character is armed with a knife and, as he progresses through the game, he gains access to a variety of firearms (pistols, machine-guns, shot guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles) and other weapons, such as rocket-propelled grenades and C4 plastic explosives. Shooting or stabbing North Korean and 'survivalist' opponents produces blood spurts but at no time is there any discernible injury detail. Moreover, kills are invariably quick and clean. It is impossible to mutilate fallen opponents or to otherwise inflict any form of post-mortem damage. Pools of blood form on the ground from time to time but dead enemy corpses simply vanish from the screen after a few seconds. The game includes no strong gory images and it is not possible for the player to inflict sadistic or sexualised violence. In one cut scene at the very beginning of the game, a distressed child is seen crying as his parents are executed by North Korean soldiers but the sequence includes little in terms of blood or injury detail. In one mission, the player-controlled character must hide amongst corpses in a mass grave but the imagery is not particularly gruesome. The same can be said for the images of hanging North Korean corpses and the occasional sight of severed heads on poles and torsos impaled on stakes. Although the majority of the game comprises dynamic combat action, respite is offered from time to time in the form of stealth, helicopter flying, and Humvee driving missions.

The game also features frequent strong language. At '15', the BBFC's Guidelines state 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, 'fuck').


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