Nick Ballantyne at GameCloud writes:
"Deserts of Kharak is a fantastic addition to the Homeworld franchise. Its brilliant design translates the game from space into a more personal and grounded setting, and despite some infuriating absences, it’s a thoroughly satisfying experience. The depth of the mechanics should be appealing to anyone interested in RTS games, and the atmosphere of the game will be a welcome return for any diehard Homeworld fans. Simply put, it’s just a damn good Homeworld sequel."