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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: 35 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. The tasks themselves are familiar — secure blueprints and ammo dumps, defend towns from takeover, detonate collateral — but your freedom of movement creates an exciting illusion of tactical authority, even if you can’t order around your disposable steroid-brigade buddies.
  2. Kaos brings the Battlefield experience to the console and delivers a solid single player experience to boot. It's not a perfect game but it's something that FPS fans should check out.
  3. 80
    But while the game's storyline is focused on a far-reaching conflict, Frontlines ultimately succeeds because of all the attention that the developers paid to the small stuff.
  4. I'd expected its open nature to feel like a series of watered down multiplayer matches, but once you get into the heat of action it's a thrilling experience.
  5. This Battlefield-style shooter isn't very original, but it's still pretty fun.
  6. Finally a lag-free online shooter! A shame it comes at the expense of the Campaign.
  7. The coolest part of Frontlines, the RC copters and mini-tanks, are legitimately neat and worth a look if a friend buys the game. But the extremely loose shooting, weak communication apparatus, and lone, quidditch-dumb, multiplayer game mode are points that recommend waiting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. MW3
    Jan 18, 2012
    10
    this game is cool i havent played online but i like the campaign and the achievements
  2. Jan 18, 2012
    8
    Creo que es un gran juego! es entretenido, con una historia aceptable y a muy buen precio. No será un must have, pero si que es un juego que te promete horas de entretenimiento. Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2012
    8
    front-lines fuel of war has some awesome and original game-play idea's that make it different than many other games. the story is fun and exciting, and the multilayer is good as well. Expand
  4. Apr 7, 2013
    8
    The game is old, and the dated graphics show its' age, but it is a fun game regardless. The weapons and useable items in the game (radio controlled combat vehicles) make it even better. Admittedly, it is a bit easy as ammunition crates are everywhere. The story is mediocre but the gameplay is definitely worth at least 1 play through. Expand
  5. Aug 9, 2013
    8
    Frontlines: Fuel of War is a flawed game to be certain, but most definitely an entertaining and interesting experience as well. The single-player story is semi-forgettable, but the prospects of the single-player campaign itself are quite intriguing and promising. The multiplayer mode is pretty fast paced and has a decent following going even today, and has certainly done many things right, such as balancing gameplay and objectives. The game's graphics, at the time, were decently good, and the weapons realistically effective. The major drawback for the game is that the majority of vehicles control terribly to drive, and often experience glitches such as rapidly decelerating or randomly driving backwards and erratically while you are concentrating on firing. All in all, Frontlines: Fuel of War has been an enjoyable experience, and one that shows promise. It is only a shame that it's universe has not yet been revisited or expanded upon... Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2010
    7
    This game is alright game but there are many things that keep this from excellence. This game does not reach the level of greatness that many other FPS's do. This campaign often feels like you are playing with a bunch of bot players because the enemy AI is terrible. I literally have had countless enemies walk right past me and not even trying to kill me. Your friendly AI are not much better if not worse than the enemies. This game also has hardly no story besides that there is some war over oil so go out and win battles. thats it. The multiplayer is alright but it often seems like they were trying to copy battlefield with it except that there is no level progression or unlocks in the game. Expand
  7. May 16, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you can forget about the fact that you’ve been playing this style game for years with the Battlefield franchise then Frontlines will hook you for some time with its gargantuan battles, but for most Fuel of War will likely be too generic to truly sink their teeth into. Expand

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