Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Total PC Gaming
    40
    FUEL is a big world of promise, but sadly it can't deliver most of them. [Issue#23, p.54]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. RC
    May 1, 2010
    5
    The game seems to have been sold on the strength of its huge world. The world and the graphics are impressive (lots to explore and nice The game seems to have been sold on the strength of its huge world. The world and the graphics are impressive (lots to explore and nice lighting effects), but the game is dull. It feels like a demo for a forthcoming game, where they have finished the landscape and want to show it off, but haven't really thought about what you might do in it. Also, the objects to be found in the landscape are very repetitive - the same few farmhouses keep turning up again and again. Codemasters need to realize that it's not size that's important, it's what you do with it. Full Review »
  2. Apr 26, 2011
    6
    You've heard others say it... I'll be saying the same. The game is just like an open world... that's it. I just felt so... lonely. Plus theYou've heard others say it... I'll be saying the same. The game is just like an open world... that's it. I just felt so... lonely. Plus the world wasn't really that exciting to explore because it was all the same almost everywhere. I got it on Steam for 5 dollars... now I wish I could trade it for GRID. That was a much better game. It was all on confined race tracks, but each track looked different enough so that it wasn't getting barring. When a game talks about how large it's play area is and all the screen shots look nearly the same, there's something wrong. Full Review »
  3. Nov 25, 2011
    7
    Kudos to Codemasters for making a game map that is 5,560 square miles filled with many western natural exhibits, but with size comes lack ofKudos to Codemasters for making a game map that is 5,560 square miles filled with many western natural exhibits, but with size comes lack of attention to detail. It's quite obvious that only the race tracks were tended to with love and care, but the other 99.5% of the map seems randomly generated with some minor fine tunings. Collisions are terrible, I will crash into a tree even though I'm 5 feet away from it. The redeeming factor is the graphics, they are rather beautiful, but in many areas if you've seen it once, you've seen it all (particularly the rolling plains). Now that the price has gone down, I recommend this as a "free ride" game, but don't expect it to hold your attention for more than an hour or 2 per sitting. Full Review »