Hardened? What an understatement. It's close to Veteran. I spent most of my time prone. In COD4 Hardened, I can crouch walk. Only Veteran made me go prone here and there.
Taking cover is a god word but that doesn't cut it this time. They use grenades to flush you out. In Homefront, grenades explode fast, really fast. You have one second to run when you see the grenade icon. Otherwise you are either dead or badly injured.
I'm just glad they didn't eliminate all checkpoints (although nerds hail that) or add a goddamn timer.
I have preferred gaming PCs over consoles since 2012.