ENEMY FRONT is the first truly modern WW2 FPS, featuring stunning visuals, open-ended levels and a richly interactive combat experience that breaks out of the standard model of highly linear scripted FPS experiences, giving the player full freedom to own their playing style.
User reviews: Mixed (1,046 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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ENEMY FRONT is the first truly modern WW2 FPS, featuring stunning visuals, open-ended levels and a richly interactive combat experience that breaks out of the standard model of highly linear scripted FPS experiences, giving the player full freedom to own their playing style. Intense Combat, Sniping, Stealth and Sabotage – all are viable approaches for the player, maximizing player engagement and replayability. Against the visceral backdrop of breathtaking European locales, the player takes on the role of American Robert Hawkins, as he fights hand in hand with Resistance Fighters opposing the Nazi juggernaut in France, Germany, Norway, and during the Warsaw Uprising.

  • Choose your own fight: gameplay blends fast-paced FPS action with precision sniping thrilling stealth, and deadly sabotage in the first open-ended WW2 game.
  • Deal death from afar: use sniper rifles to decimate enemy ranks and pick off officers, enemy snipers and heavy weapons gunners with deadly precision.
  • Breathtaking visuals, interactive environments and spectacular action across many iconic Resistance operations of WW2.
  • Choose your own weapon: full arsenal of WW2 weaponry across all categories of hand-guns, SMGs, assault rifles, sniper rifles, as well as signature Resistance weapons including the Sten gun, Welrod Silenced Pistol, and Lightning SMG.
  • Own the battlefield: combine reconnaissance, explosives and marksmanship to prepare, misdirect and ambush numerically superior Nazi troops.
  • Engaging, destructible environments and advanced tactical AI means combat is always a rewarding and dynamic experience.
  • Highly replayable 10 hour Single-Player Campaign and 12-player Online Multiplayer, all powered by CRYENGINE technology.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, with the latest Service Pack
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2Ghz, or AMD Athlon 64 x2 2Ghz, or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 8800GT with 512Mb RAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
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85 of 108 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
This game really needs a "meh" review option.

The game reminds me of the old "Medal of Honor" games. A lot of that vibe has stuck with this game, just with updated graphics. Honestly, not terrible.

The problems however:

Bugs galore: texture issues, models that clearly were not finished, dodgy hit detection, etc.
Crap "AAA" features: tried to make the game "next gen" and succeeded in taking only the worst stuff. On full graphics, the game is simply painful to play, as you walk around in a motion-blur-lens-flare-reflecting-light fest.
Characters: terrible voice acting, terrible characters, unbeliveable story. I liked the setting, but it was simply to wild to believe, and the game took itself too seriously. (or at least tried to)

Worth it if you remember old WWII FPS's and can pick it up for $2.50-$5.00 as I did. It will give 7-8 hours of gameplay, it's worth a playthrough. Not worth a dime more though.
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52 of 74 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Enemy Front is a World War II themed FPS game. This game kind of snuck under the radar, as I can't remember it being released. You play as an American war correspondent who is caught up with various different Resistance groups across Europe during the war.

The game uses CryEngine 3, so you can safely assume the graphics are going to be top notch but you will need a fairly hefty rig to play them on full though. I am not sure why there is so much lens flare going on, since normally games have silly amounts of it to make up for lackluster graphics.

Game play wise, Enemy Front is an FPS at core, but there are quite a lot of times where stealth is required, the stealth parts of the game are actually a lot better than the gun play, I loved sneaking around the enemies base sabotaging lighting systems, distracting guards and finding alternative routes through rooms. It's certainly not on the level of Dishonored for stealth, but it is refreshing to see a World War II include it as a feature. Another aspect that is done very well, are the Sniper sections; what's better than sitting back hidden in the trees popping the heads of Nazis? Can't think of much! It's so satisfying to see groups of guards become so confused as their comrades slowly start dropping to the floor.

That brings me onto the AI, sadly it's not the smartest, you can be shooting your un-silenced gun in clear view of a guard, and he won't notice you; sadly this removed some of the immersion for me, leaving me a little confused at times whether a guard will hear me or not in some situations.

Each of the levels in Enemy Front are giant. There are about twelve levels in total, and each one has lots of hidden secrets, pick ups and Easter eggs to find. There has been a lot of work put into the environment here which most people will probably just pass on by, but there is a lot to see if you take the time to explore buildings and rooms off the beaten path - nothing that will effect your game play though.

I didn't find the game to be over difficult; there is a nice gentle raise in difficulty as you progress through the game so you don't suddenly become overwhelmed. You certainly get the "Bad @ss" feel when you manage to mow down a squad of enemies all on your own, and you will quite easily be able to take on more than just a single squad too.

The single player story took me about eight hours to complete; as I said above, there are about twelve levels to play through, each level has several objectives and secondary objectives if you wish to play it too the full. Secondary objectives only really offer ammo resupplies, so you don't really miss out on much if you skip over them.

So to conclude, I would recommend people consider picking Enemy Front up. The game does come with a pretty steep price tag, and I believe I picked this up for £10 off ♥♥♥, so at that price I think I have found a bargain, but I wouldn't say it's worth the full £29,99. Keep your eyes out for when this drops below 50%.

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33 of 52 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Enemy front might be the very definition of mediocrity:


This game attempts to cash in on a certain WWII game from when the genre was still somewhat interesting.
That certain game was once the very pinnacle of fast, frantic FPS-action.
But alas, that day has past, and today one cannot enjoy mindlessly shooting hordes of Nazis.

But behold! Enemy Front arrives!

Story:

Well, FPS games have never been about epic storylines.
For epic quests and life-changing decision making one must look for something more intelligent.

But, for what it is, the story has an rather interesting premise.
Instead of journeying in Normandy, The USSR or secret Nazi bunkers this game mainly takes place in Nazi occupied Poland.
A setting that, to my knowledge, has not often (if at all) been used in mediocre FPS games.
And then, of course, there is the rather less interesting location of the idyllic French countryside.
And there is also some adventuring in Norway... Blowing up secret Nazi stuff... You know the drill...

But this is where the postive ends and the mediocrity begins.
You are the stereotypical heroic American War correspondent who somehow finds himself in Poland.
Your emotional depth is none, and background story is absent.
The voice actor sounds like a cheap version of the criminally overused Nolan North.

The story timewarps across the war, while never being emotionally engaging.
While the dramatic moments are there they lack any impact.
"oh no" some random Polish resistance fighter just died... Well, who cares no one told you anything about them.
Did they have children or sickly parents for whom they must care? Well, who cares.

Also, the ending is a somewhat foregone conclusion... The Nazis were defeated, but the evil USSR took over, making all your heroic prowess completely unecessary.

Gameplay:

Shoot Nazis.
Stab Nazis
Kill Nazis.
Blow up Nazi Stuff.
Throw stuff at Nazi tanks.
Nothing special, nothing out of the ordinary.

There are, of course, bugs , glitches and magically appearing teleporting Nazis that diminish the experience somewhat. But if you are fond of killing nazis this will still be fun.

Stealth is possible, altough somewhat useless as shooting the Nazis is faster and usually more effective.

Ocassionaly the game presents you alternative paths and situations.
Do you chose sewer a or b? Well, not much changes by making such decisions.
Enemy AI is close to nonexistent.

Unfortunately the multiplayer is dead and could not be tested.

Basicialy: It Plays like a poor man's Crysis.


Graphics.
This game runs on the Cry Engine. This means nice graphics.
But the environments are not very unique or inspiring in any way.
Sure,the pretty graphics are there, but the game limits itself to sewers, Nazi prison camps and other such sights we have all visitied countless times before

Does it stutter/performance?
( I include this completly long and unnecesary part in all my worthless reviews)
As someone who has been gaming on PC since 1993 there is one thing that always annoys me: Stuttering.
For years , when noticing stuttering, people accused you of heresy, console peasantry or mental retardation.

People claim it's not there, it's unnoticable or other such nonsense.
When frametimes were introduced this changed the whole way of looking at pc performance.
This bassicly counts the time between frames, and when long pauses occur this can be detected as stuttering.

And that is why I will report if the frametimes are causing stutter or smooth gameplay.

Tested with: R9 290 refence and Asus GTX770 OC.

The game does not seem to stutter during normal gameplay, but frametimes are somewhat inconsisstent which means that while running at 60-75 fps on 1080p ultra settings , the game feels like it is running at slightly lower FPS.

Conclusion.
Mediocre game, mediocre fun. Mediocre frustration.
Get it cheap if you like killing nazis.
Otherwise, don't bother.

I rate this game 6 out of 10.
7 out of 10 if killing Nazis is your life and passion.
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Enemy Front is a WW2 shooter with an original setting and decent story: sadly a few issues and unimpressive production value keep it from being truly great.

Pros:

-novel setting,you join the Polish resistance and fight in Poland,France and Norway

-interesting story

-nice graphics thanks to CryEngine 3

-good sound design

-nice amount of different guns to use

-good variety of levels

-optional objectives during missions make things a little more interesting,also collectibles for those so inclined

Cons:

-cutscenes are somewhat low res

-movement feels a bit jerky at times

-poor enemy AI,while mostly functional it often just charges in the open,stops moving or doesn't react to casualties

-no lean/cover mechanics mar gunplay a bit

-while the story is interesting it falls flat in truly giving an emotional attachment to characters

-a few bugs here and there

-multiplayer is dead

I got this game for 4 dollars,and for the price it was a pretty interesting and fun ride.

It can be clearly seen Enemy Front is a product of love,sadly it didn't come out as great as it'd be,whether to a lack of budget or lack of testing I cannot say...but considering the lack of WW2 shooters and the fact it can still offer a decent 6 hour campaign I'd say it's a good purchase on sale for WW2 aficionados.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
In development for 4 years this game is a huge disappointment for WW2 fans who were expecting a classic experience because of these following reasons:





Let's start with the good things (Pros) :


+ Amazing graphics (Cryengine 3 )

+ Sniping sections are good

+ good stealth mechanics

+ Mediocre Animations

+ wonderful explosions effects







Cons :


- Terrible story

- It's soo boring ..... playing through this game feels like a chore

- MP is ♥♥♥♥

- AI is sometimes ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

- Gameplay feels weird

- Devs were too lazy to polish some sections in the game

- To me it looks like this game was rushed out even though it was developed for 4 years -_-

- This game is terrible to the extent that I didn't even bother to finish it

- 29.99 $ :(

- " A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME"






Summary : Enemy Front tries to please many fans who love ( Strategy , Sniping , Action , WW2 , and Adventure games) , however it fails in accomplishing this since the game feels like a combination of all of these aspects that were executed poorly , moreover this game focuses on graphics instead of gameplay which fail to represent a promising product.

In conclusion I enjoyed some of the sniping sections but to be honest the overall experience is Mediocre.



Verdict : 4.0/10

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