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  • Summary: Not too far in the future, the global natural resources are on the brink of depletion. As our economies and our way of life tumble into chaos, the superpowers clash to gain control. Set in a fictional future based upon the headlines of today, F.O.W. brings players into the world's next great war. As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition (U.S./E.U.) or the Red Star Alliance (Russia/China). Tomorrow's weapons, today: As depicted in F.O.W., the U.S./E.U. and Russia/China have combined their military research and budgets, and the result is over 60 next-gen vehicles and weapons inspired by military designs for the near future. This includes remote controlled drones, gun cams, and next-generation counter-measures systems, all of which are player-controllable. Use high-tech combat systems to collect and relay recon, targeting, and threat information between team mates. Target acquisition and sharing between vehicle occupants is just one example of F.O.W.'s focus on an advanced team play experience. The customization system allows players to grow their soldier to fit their play style by choosing a weapons loadout, as well as a technical specialization (role). As the game progresses each role will upgrade, providing advanced equipment and abilities. The system is a mix of RPG-like depth but with the accessibility of a fast-paced FPS. Frontline combat system: The main game mechanic featured in F.O.W. in both in single player and multiplayer, is the ability to join the forces on the front line. This front expands across large portions of a mission and will require a strategy to achieve the contextual objectives in order to move this front forward. Not only does this system keep the battle centric and players in the midst of the action, it gives a unique sense of advancement as your Division is rewarded with territory for their victories. Choose your path to victory: Within the front, players can take advantage of a sandbox of destructible elements and various weapons of war to create their own unique paths and strategies. Instead of failing and re-playing the same sequence of events, players can 'chip-away' with varied approaches, allowing diverse missions with high replay value. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Frontlines managed to meet my expectations pretty well. Despite the fact, that I was hoping for additional graphical brilliance (especially in terms of the range of vision), the boys and girls at Kaos Studios managed to create a game, that nicely satisfies my personal multiplayer-shooter-likings: New ideas, uncountable (and well balanced) possibilities, cool vehicles, nice maps for up to 64 shooter fans and a single-player mode, that deserves its name. [May 2008]
  2. Frontlines: Fuel of War offers a robust multi-player but, we wish the single-player had more substance.
  3. Frontlines genuinely feels like a game made by Battlefield fanatics for other fans. [May 2008, p.54]
  4. For now, though, Frontlines is just another average shooter with a political slant.
  5. Frontlines does enough to entertain on the multiplayer end to make up for the woeful single-player experience. It’s a shame Kaos didn’t scrap the single-player altogether to focus completely on honing the online experience.
  6. Frontlines isn't exactly an original game but it mostly succeeds at what it's attempting to do. As an online shooter it has plenty of legs and you're likely to have more fun here than in Quake Wars or the online portions of other shooters released recently.
  7. 50
    One half of the time, Frontlines won't work. The copy I downloaded from Steam crashes to the desktop soon after I click start. The retail box, running on Vista and branded Games for Windows, craps out three-fourths of the time I try to join an online game. No joke.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 63
  2. Negative: 27 out of 63
  1. DelT.
    May 1, 2008
    Awesome Graphics and Game Play. Very Fun and addictive Multiplayer. Awesome story line and Single Player offering as well.
  2. Aug 27, 2013
    I love this game despite the fact that it looks like a futuristic battlefield game that was never made. Worth your cash and the fun factor is huge here. Expand
  3. JamesL.
    Apr 24, 2008
    Pretty immersive impossible though to play at 1280 X 1024 on High settings even with 8800 GT and a Quad Core CPU that sort of disappoints but it gorgeous even at 1024 X 768 at medium settings future cards should make this game even sweeter! Expand
  4. JSeif
    Nov 23, 2009
    It's alright for a while. The single player can get a bit tedious but overall it's a fun game.
  5. toddnance
    Mar 10, 2008
    gameplay and graphics are nice but not quite the quality of its peer games (i.e. call of duty 4).

    playing frontlines: fuel of war is the
    first time in along time that i have seen the infamous "blue screen of death." yes, i have the latest nvidia drivers and am running dual evga 8800gt 512Mb cards, but when i crank up the graphics options to high i experience lockups and eventually the troubling "blue screen of death."

    the games AI engine is buggy. playing the single player version, i have seen objects materialize out of thin air (team members, opposing enemy, missles, and other objects just appear as if spawned into the game). the occaisional opponent, running around like a chicken with its head cutoff and not seeming to know what it's function is...

    overall, for $50, this game was a big disappointment. if it was priced at $10, i could overlook the flaws that i encountered.
  6. Apr 22, 2012
    Not a bad game, sadly on new Hardware/Software system it act weirds, still if you have some money to spend and want to give it a try go on, story ain't that great, and your companion AI is a bit retarded, i wasn't surprised the first time i played it. Expand
  7. PetrasP.
    Mar 12, 2008
    I bout this game from steam and even cant run so this game on performance sux already.

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