Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45
  1. Like a spiny armband of black ink needled in at the end of a bender, Fuel is the tragic result of spontaneity without foresight, and design without inspiration.
  2. Along the way decisions were made to cheat the player and in doing so this is one racer robbed of most of its fun. That really is a crying shame.
  3. Flawed racer which finds little of interest in its massive open world - least of all the race cars.
  4. Fuel had the makings of a great game but just falls over too many hurdles. It is fun in free mode but that isn't enough to nearly warrant a purchase.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Feb 18, 2011
    Honestly I sold this game back to the store before buying it again,starting from a different perspective and now loving every minute of playing.See I was comparing it to Code masters other titles like Dirt and Grid and I wasn't satisfied.If you play it for what it is then you will find that nothing and no game is like it.It is mentioned in 3 guinness world records,gamers edition and now I see why.Up to this review I have put in around 90 hours into this game and it's great.I am knocking 5 points off because of the amount of time it was in production and it still has small problems,but all in all another amazing title by Code masters!!95% Full Review »
  2. Feb 18, 2011
    i thought this game was really good with some floors. the post apocalyptic landscape could of been better like ruined city or something different to what it is. the racing is the best thing about this game even tho in the racing you need to get the checkpoints as well as first place to win it but that aside the races r frantic and intense. i enjoyed the fact you can free ride it was my favorite thing to do on the game was great when i just didn't want to do a race. the fact it changes from day to night is a nice touch along with the weather effects Full Review »
  3. MarcusL
    Jan 24, 2010
    Codemasters have been very successful with their Colin McRae Rally series, and ever since his tragic passing in 2007, we have seen some new additions to Codemasters's garage such as Grid and Fuel. Fuel is a post-apocalyptic sandbox racing game with the biggest environment in any game, with 5,000 square miles of land to do whatever you want. But, it isn't all available for you straight away. You start off in one area of the map (which considering it's only about one twelfth of the map, it's still very huge) and have to complete races in order to collect stars which unlocks extra areas. The races, are very Midnight Club, with the fact that it's all checkpoint based, and you can take your own route, as long as you hit the checkpoints. However, the AI can be very aggressive at the start of a race, on ANY difficulty. Also, the 5,000 square mile landscape, isn't the best thing to look at. Sure, it's post-apocalyptic, but maybe we could have some worn down cities, like in Fallout 3? The multiplayer is pretty limited too, with only standard races, or online free ride, allowing you to go around the 5,000 square mile landscape with 7 other people. However, at the time I played, there was nobody on online free ride. Overall, if you really enjoy Midnight Club and Burnout Paradise, but want more of an area to cruise around, this is the game for you. But, if you get bored very easily, I'd recommend you avoid this at all costs. Full Review »