Fuel Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Get fuelled up and prepare to race and explore the world's largest ever racing environment - over 5,000 square miles of spectacular wilderness. Set to revolutionise multi-terrain, multi-vehicle racing, FUEL is a fiercely competitive game without boundaries. On and off-road, two andGet fuelled up and prepare to race and explore the world's largest ever racing environment - over 5,000 square miles of spectacular wilderness. Set to revolutionise multi-terrain, multi-vehicle racing, FUEL is a fiercely competitive game without boundaries. On and off-road, two and four-wheeled vehicles race a massively diverse environment, from scaling the highest snow-capped mountain to racing the deepest arid canyon. In a fictional present, vast swathes of the United States have been ravaged by the extreme effects of accelerated global warming: tornados, brush fires, hurricanes and tsunamis have driven people from their homes leaving huge areas of America abandoned. Now these dangerous areas have created the perfect playground for a new breed of adrenaline junkies who set out to conquer each other, and Mother Nature, in closely fought races. There are over 70 different vehicles with which to take on any challenge that FUEL’s stunning environment throws at you. On-road and off-road bikes, cars, quads, trucks, buggies and dragsters take dangerous short-cuts, perform death-defying jumps and tear through spectacular cross-over points. FUEL's landscape is powered by cutting-edge technology and, using satellite data, features some of the most exciting and inspiring areas of America - including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier and much more. In FUEL, if you can see it, you can drive to it, taking any route - on or off-road - that you want. With a draw distance of 40KM, 100,000 miles of roads, tracks and trails and hundreds of race events FUEL’s epic world demands to be explored. [Codmasters] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45
  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. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. Motorstorm who has gone post-apocalyptic, thats the best way to describe Fuel. It´s not quite as good as the first Motorstorm and it has some really annoying flying arrows, but it´s still a good game. At least while we´re waiting for Motorstorm 3.
  5. Everything else about the game is completely lackluster, and even driving around the open map, the high point of the game, gets tedious after a while.
  6. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. ChrisD
    Jun 9, 2009
    10
    8/10 -- I too was disappointed to find the controller couldn't be configured to match my GRID setup, (reminded me of Speed Devils from 8/10 -- I too was disappointed to find the controller couldn't be configured to match my GRID setup, (reminded me of Speed Devils from my Dreamcast days) and I'm still not sure if there's such a thing as mixed class racing (I saw none online or in single player). Outside of that, I'm impressed with the scope and think it has good potential. It's funny that people would trash this game as mediocre though, when this generation has produced pure lamefests like PGR3. Expand
  2. legendKid
    Jun 22, 2009
    9
    I love this game i brought it three days ago, and i love the free ride and the races. People may cry "its just boring waste land" well yeah I love this game i brought it three days ago, and i love the free ride and the races. People may cry "its just boring waste land" well yeah but i have pulled off some serious freeking jumps free ride. Dont be arses and definitely don't underestimate this game, cause i rock at this game b*tches. Expand
  3. 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% Expand
  4. HarryT
    Jun 4, 2009
    8
    Very good game with flaws that can be overlooked due to the fantastic, frantic racing and excellent online "free-ride" mode.
  5. DanH
    Jun 8, 2009
    8
    It is unfortunate that this game is getting such mixed reviews because it may steer some away from giving it a try, especially those who It is unfortunate that this game is getting such mixed reviews because it may steer some away from giving it a try, especially those who enjoy this type of game. I picked up a copy on a Friday afternon and played it straight through the entire weekend ... and let me tell you I am just barely beginning to scratch the surface of this incredibly immense game! As you may have heard the ability to free roam is truly amazing. Just messing around and looking for Fuel barrels throughout the landscape is a total blast! I would say this game is a blend of Motorstorm and Test Drive Unlimited and the graphics remind me a lot of Pure. There are a ton of cars, a ton of missions, and an incredibly huge map to play with as you raom the countryside or play one of the many challenges or missions ... There is so much to do that this game always keeps things fresh. Because of the incredibly mixed reviews I went into this game pretty sceptical ,but, I am so glad that I picked it up anyway because this game has been a a welcome addition to my game library! If you are the type who likes to run aroud open workd games just to see the game world and you also enjoy driving games, do yourself a favore and pick this game up right away. Expand
  6. 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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  7. Andyman
    Jun 3, 2009
    0
    In 2009, to omit controller configuration options is completely inexcusable. I'm very sure I'm not the only gamer on the planet In 2009, to omit controller configuration options is completely inexcusable. I'm very sure I'm not the only gamer on the planet who's unable to use the triggers for gas/brake. Unbelievably lazy game design. Thanks for making the game impossible for me to play, guys. Expand

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