• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2008
  • Also On: PC
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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 greatNot 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
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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. There are tons of military shooters out there, but where many offer a me-too experience, Frontlines differentiates itself by providing a fun-first approach. Let the other guys worry about dramatic storylines and realistic military maneuvers while we get our Rambo on in Frontlines: Fuel of War.
  3. Frontlines: Fuel of War was designed with multiplayer junkies in mind. The single player won't hold your attention for very long, but the online play is certainly the main attraction.
  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. Overall, Frontlines has been one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had this year – particularly online. It’s too bad about the control, graphical draw in and short length of the single player game but the multiplayer portion saves it from the bargain bin of doom.
  6. There are a lot of good ideas contained in Frontlines: Fuel of War, but their execution just seems to make the game feel average.
  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: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. LarsK
    May 18, 2008
    10
    If the single player campaign is regarded a warm-up to the multiplayer part of the game, this is absolutely the gratest wargame ever
  2. JackG
    Jul 17, 2008
    9
    One of the best shooters I've ever played.
  3. AnonymousMC
    Feb 25, 2008
    8
    Highly original gameplay ideas, especially centering on the drones and support class structures. Decent sound and though the graphicsHighly original gameplay ideas, especially centering on the drones and support class structures. Decent sound and though the graphics aren't top notched in quality visually, the maps are some of the most detailed and well designed I have ever seen. These mixed with a storyline ripped from todays headlines and posing the question of what could be a dark future for humanity, is highly original and very stirring. Expand
  4. TomS
    Sep 3, 2008
    8
    A very solid game, not as good as COD4 of course but lots of weapons and vehicles and some good missions make this another quality 360 shooter
  5. SamF
    Mar 22, 2008
    8
    A decent FPS With a few different twists. the drones are cool , and the destructible envirement is also a nice extra.
  6. ApocalypseBrown
    Mar 13, 2008
    6
    A cross between Halo and Battlefield, ends up as a poor relation to both. Its not bad, just plainly average!
  7. Jun 24, 2018
    2
    2018 review: Don't be fooled by the high average critic and user scores. This game didn't stand the test of time at all. While I did manage to2018 review: Don't be fooled by the high average critic and user scores. This game didn't stand the test of time at all. While I did manage to find a full multiplayer game on the XBOX 360, meaning this game is still playable, it just isn't very interesting. The controls are quite frustrating. The graphics look very dated, the low screen resolution, texture resolution and draw distance being detrimental to the player's awareness of the battlefield and ability to spot enemies. The sound mix is not affected by the environment, resulting in some faraway sounds sounding very loud and sounds close by being very silent. I guess the art style and setting are interesting, but going by the intro movie it takes itself way too seriously. Not recommended for any game mode. Expand

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