Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
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  1. It appeals to hardcore RTS players with its historical accuracy, as well as newcomers with its ease of play and focus on putting you in control of what’s going on.
  2. This is a game with a great deal of replay value, and one that will keep you immersed for hours. An extra edge of realism has been added in the reinforcement system, which forces you to win objectives before you receive reinforcements.
  3. AceGamez
    70
    The attention to detail and faithful levels of realism are impressive, the audio and visual components are effective and the challenging gameplay is rewarding for those who can persevere through being thrown in at the deep end and getting defeated time and time again.
  4. 64
    The unforgiving nature of the game coupled with the predictable mission design makes Frontline more a cause of frustration than an exercise for your tactical skills.
  5. PC Gamer
    62
    Masochists and suicidally confident RTS veterans might embrace the challenge, but for the rest of us, Frontline: Fields of Thunder delivers an entirely one-sided ass kicking. [June 2007, p.59]
  6. History buffs and war nerds will delight in the information they can access in regards to the weaponry and tactics used in this battle.
  7. 60
    Unfortunately, Frontline: Fields of Thunder offers little in the way of diversity. Not only with it's own linear-nay-similar gameplay, but from the tried and test formula of RTS games of old.
  8. In playing this game, your humble reviewer found that at first, it was a lot of fun. After repeated butt-kicking (in which the reviewer was the kickee) some of the bloom came off the rose. Thoughts started wandering through the reviewer’s head. The (few) non-sexual ones included: “I’d bet this would be more fun in multi-player”, “This might make a good gift for somebody new to RTSs”, “Do I really need another WW2 RTS?”, and “I’m hungry”.
  9. Frontline: Fields of Thunder turns all out tank warfare into a tedious puzzle.
  10. PC Zone UK
    55
    A tired old rehash of Blitkrieg - the last RTS game from developers Nival. [June 2007, p.76]
  11. A new Blitzkrieg game in everything but its title, Frontline: Fields of Thunder is yet another cookie-cutter WWII RTS.
  12. PC Gamer UK
    52
    A hunk of old Russian bread: bland, hard, faintly nutritious. [June 2007, p.83]
  13. The RTS genre is already full to the brim with WWII clones and Frontline is nothing spectacularly different from anything we haven’t already seen.
  14. 40
    As yet another uninspired victim of its now dated and unwelcome subject matter, Frontline: Fields of Thunder completely misses the bounds made in today’s PC real-time strategies.
  15. PC Format
    32
    An ugly WW2 RTS. Full of text-based mission intros and no joy whatsoever. The controls are clunky, the unit models are thoroughly basic and utterly devoid of any graphical niceties. [May 2007, p.68]

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