Fuel Xbox 360

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45
Buy On
  1. You want Bikes, ATVs, Muscle Cars, SUVs, Buggies, Trucks…they’re all in here, along with every conceivable type of race set across thousands of miles of populated ultra-realistic topography, complete with dynamic weather. And it all looks and plays spectacularly. Unless you’re looking for an authentic hard core sim, there’s no reason you shouldn’t leave right now, and even if you are, a little FUEL might just change your mind.
  2. 80
    Despite some flaws, FUEL is so much fun to play you'll keep coming back to it.
  3. Edge Magazine
    80
    Even if some of the fundamental stuff has been sacrificed to the creation of this huge world, Fuel still makes it across the finish line on a far-from-empty tank. [July 2009, p.97]
  4. While it’s clear that Asobo spent ample time in perfecting the tech that’s needed to enable a speedy racing game to run smoothly for hundreds of (no-load) miles on end, more attention needed to be paid to the fleshing out the Career objectives and tightening up the overall presentation package.
  5. Some gamers may appreciate the freedom Fuel gives you, but I feel like the lack of payoff and context blunts any adventurous feelings I have. [July 2009, p.84]
  6. 77
    This Asobo Studios game is a good entry in the racing genre, although some aspects, specially the audiovisual part, could have been better.
  7. Fuel might not appeal to everyone because it fails to live up to the hype about the land mass size and open world racing, but if you are a patient gamer who is willing to just race and play the game for what it is you will find plenty of racing game to enjoy.
  8. If you were expecting lightning in a bottle, Fuel keeps the electricity in the environmental elements and out of the gameplay.
  9. The first open-world FUELled outing however will certainly be worth trying out for those that look to master every racing game, for other gamers, there's certain enjoyment to be had here, though it's not all adrenaline-fuelled, perhaps taking a test drive before purchasing would prove a wise decision.
  10. FUEL is a very cool world that’s been designed nicely with some great weather effects although lacks some depth in the gameplay to really draw you in like I really wanted.
  11. Fuel isn't lacking in defects, like not-so-great graphics, high difficulty spikes and some random bugs, but the game is surely enjoyable. The career mode gives us a very varied experience, and the online modes contribute to keep the longevity high: suggested to the offroad racing fans.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Aug 5, 2016
    6
    Fuel is a pretty,but bland racer.

    Fuel main standout is it's huge map,but this is also it's biggest flaw,as there is literally ZERO point
    Fuel is a pretty,but bland racer.

    Fuel main standout is it's huge map,but this is also it's biggest flaw,as there is literally ZERO point to exploration,except for finding and driving to side-activities.And driving inbetween events is just boring.

    The vehicles are varied,from ATV's and buggies to muscle cars to big trucks,so there is something for almost everyone.They all handle decently,apart from the buggies

    The game has nice music,and decent engine noises,but storm sound effects are incredible.

    The game looks beautiful,for such a big map,plus the use of dynamic weather,results in a Fuel being a fantastic technical achievement.

    It's just a shame the game is so boring,as it had everyting needed to be good,except for fun.Pick it up on the cheap to take a look,but don't be looking for something revolutionary.
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  2. Feb 18, 2011
    9
    Honestly I sold this game back to the store before buying it again,starting from a different perspective and now loving every minute ofHonestly 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 »
  3. Feb 18, 2011
    8
    i thought this game was really good with some floors. the post apocalyptic landscape could of been better like ruined city or somethingi 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 »