Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Before you can find your Homeworld, you must first unlock the secrets of the desert.

The sci-fi real-time strategy game Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is free, for Windows, 100% free to keep, on a limited-time Epic Store’s giveaway offer! Enjoy, because Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak can normally cost US$ 49.99!

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a sci-fi real-time strategy game set in a hostile desert world. It is also a prequel to the popular Homeworld (1999). It was developed by Blackbird Interactive and initially released on January 20, 2016.

Published by Gearbox Software and made available for Windows and Mac, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak was generally favorably received by critics. In addition, it has thousands of very positive reviews on Steam and is rated 3.8/5 on GOG, at least so far.

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About the game

A ground-based RTS prequel to the classic Homeworld games. Assemble your fleet and lead them to victory on the shifting sands of Kharak in this compelling strategy game. Crafted by Blackbird Interactive, a studio founded by veterans of Homeworld and Company of Heroes, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak takes players to the deserts of Kharak where danger lurks over every dune.

Before you can find your Homeworld, you must first unlock the secrets of the desert.


  • Experience an origin story – In Deserts of Kharak’s campaign, an anomaly is discovered deep in the southern desert. An expedition is sent, but the story is not that simple. Discover the story of Rachel S’jet as she leads her people on a quest to find their destiny in an exciting campaign.
  • Heavy duty hardware – Take control of fleets of land and air vehicles – from nimble light attack vehicles to massive heavyweight cruisers – built to conquer the desert.
  • Massive environments – Fight your way across massive dune seas, deep craters, and hostile canyons in sprawling maps – all in unprecedented fidelity and scale.
  • Tactical combat – Position your fleet to take advantage of the high ground or create ambushes across dune lines in terrestrial combat. Attack your enemies’ resource operations, or assault their military head-on.
  • Strategic Decisions – Meaningful choices in resource management, fleet composition, and technology research directly impact your chances of survival.
  • Online multiplayer – Compete online solo or with friends in a variety of game modes, including ranked play, to rise through the ranks and become the most powerful Fleet Captain on Kharak.



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