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 (703 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

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
66 of 85 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Overall Enemy Front does not live up to its hype, and falls short when compared to other modern shooters. It is great that CI Games chose to centre their story around the Warsaw Uprising, a conflict that has previously been untouched by games and film, but the story fails to engage the player, and the characters are not developed well. The terrible enemy AI further damages the single player campaign, making many of the missions more tedious then fun to complete. All this coupled with dated graphics, and a multiplayer system that doesn't bring much to the table, and lacks dedicated servers, means that the high price tag Enemy Front demands is not worth it for console gamers. I recommend buying this game through a digital distributor, when it's on sale, as a player should not expect to get more than eight to ten hours of game play out of it. Even when taking into consideration the decent gun play, sometimes beautiful environments and great loading screens, I can only score Enemy Front as 4 out of 10.

The structure of the campaign missions is good on the whole. Players are regularlygiven the choice as to what order they complete certain missions and once in the mission are free to approach the objectives how they wish. Enemy Front has a decent stealth mechanic which offers a sneaky route to victory through backstabing and hiding bodies, but this is let down by the lack of a defined cover system. Rather than have the player press a button that would draw them into cover they instead just move behind the various objects in the levels. This run behind something and hope for the best cover system often results in the player being discovered by the enemy and having to shoot their way out. By the second mission in I was so frustrated by the lack of cover system that I stopped trying to stealth kill characters and instead went in guns a blazin'.

Combat in Enemy Front is a mixed bag, with a good variety of detailed weapons that are consistent with the World War II timeframe,but some of the worst AI I have seen in a long time. All of the guns on offer look great, and react as expeted, with differing accuracy, damage and recoil depending on the gun. The game offers a good sniping system with the player able to scope their target, hold their breath causing the rifle to steady and time to slow, before firing off an amazing shot killing their opponent. The sniper rifle is an extremely powerful option, which motivated me to use it in most situations, but by the end of the game I was so damn sick and tired of seeing the slow motion bullet vision of my shots.

Enemy Front AI is terrible, and enemies often struggle to hide behind cover, and are all too prepared to come running head strong through doorways where a pile of dead bodies is already present. I found the most effective way to win missions was to snipe one or two guards then wait around a corner or through a doorway for the rest of the guards to come running through in single file. During other missions I would find guards looking in the wrong direction during fire fights or staying behind cover without firing until I moseyed on passed their defences and killed them point blank. The AI of your companions is also atrocious, with them being unable to kill enemies who are standing in the open, and with them often pushing you out from behind cover as they try to follow their own scripted path. All of these AI issues are further compounded by game play and graphical glitches. These glitches didn't happen too often but I find it extremely annoying when a game crashes during loading due to poor programming.

Enemy Front offers a couple of standard online multiplayer match options with one new match type for players to try their hand at. Players can choose between deathmatch, radio transmission and team deathmatch. Deathmatch and team deathmatch are the standard game types for FPS multiplayer, but radio transmission offers a slight tweak to the map point capturing game type. Radio transmission matches see two opposing teams of up to 6 players fight it out to control varying map points in an effort to bounce a radio transmission through a level. I struggled to find many people online and due to a lack of dedicated servers suffered from massive pings unless I made my own server. This issue of high pings along with a lack of community support made the Enemy Front multiplayer a tedious endeavour.

As a whole the game looks dated with many of the enemy models being repeated, textures looking flat, and draw distances fluctuating, with objects sometimes appearing out of thin air. This game would have been far more competitive visually at the start of the last console generation, but seems out of place in today's market. Having said this it is refreshing to be able to run a new game at full tilt graphically on my old rig and even with these graphical short comings some of the European environments did look beautiful. Also Enemy Front does have some of the best looking loading screens I have seen in a long while.

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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I bought this game off the sales bin.That was the best move, considering that the game is good but at the same time, rather rough around the edges.

The graphichs are great, with nice & colorful outdoor scenery predominenlty.Sound effects were generally okay,with the note that some of them are recycled from older CI titles.

The problem lies with the gameplay, rather uneven at some points, making the game progress a chore, not an enjoyful experience.While you get some interesting weapons, and levels, the game never gives you or itself, the chance to fully utilise them.The problem is that the entire game world is based on the engine of Crysis (CI made everything to advertise that) which by itself is a free-roaming, sandbox type of game.

EF is more scripted and moves in rails, and that contradicts with the mechanics of the engine.This in turn creates some weird outcomes, such as the enemy spotting your position accurately (even on open areas), when you use silenced weapons on one occasion, but hardly taking notice that their fellow soldier was killed, even if they stand next to them on other.

On other cases, the game might require you to do a specific task, -such as destroying a tank- but gives you just one antitank weapon to use, with one shot.If you miss, well, reload the level.

It's like writing a program in perfectly good code (which compiles great), but the programs' logic has flaws. Would I recommend this game?Yes, but not at full price.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Liking it quite a bit, it seems to have taken things from other game IE, sniper elite.
But all in all a good game and plays well. Been looking for a good WW2 game and i think this might just be it.
Hit mechenics could be improved, my only faults with the game is sometimes it takes more then one headshots to kill an enemy, now and then enemies will just appear infront of you and you cant sit back in a good spot and snipe the nazi's from a distance as the dont spawn till you are near them.They only seem to spawn for that area that you are in. some improvments needed but still, its a great game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Really Bad. Not what it should have been. You hit invisible walls all the time the AI is rather stupid and I also encountered spots where the enemy was literally invincible. There is not such a thing like a stealth mission you can not really walk around enemies and dodge Patrols there is always a chokepoint where you have to fight. No possibility to jump over a 1ft fence to sneak through a field around a Checkpoint. After reading all the previous recommendations I expected a really good WW2 Shooter but I was very dissapointed after a few hours of playing. This Game and more important Game Mechanic and level design would have been great 10 or 15 years ago but today it just looks outdated and stupid to me. I want a open world nowadays and decide myself where and how to engage the enmie if I stay hidden and not CoD like Leveldesign. Get Arma2 or 3 and a few good missions and your Money is spend much better.
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Surprisingly awesome, not a big fan of the MP but the single player campaign is amazing and the graphics really put this game above a lot of other non AAA titles.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
It was good after the 2nd mission. Took a while to get into it. The enemy AI is very bad but there are enough of them to make it interesting. Worth about $19.99. It ended kinf of abruptly. Could have used another mission or two. Good, not great.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Very good start up, seems promissing, I liked it.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This is what Cod and MW should have been like.
This is more like taking both those titles and adding a more or less open world to it.
This game has both single player and multiplayer game modes, BUT, the Multiplayer is almost non exsistant.
So I would classify this as mostly like an olde school WW2 FPS Shooter with Multi
Wish more games did this.

The playing area in this game are huge. Weapon accuracy and range are realistic to a degree.
There are elements from many other games included.

Sniper elite style bullet cam but without the internal effects S.E does.
Breach Events like Cod.
Duel timelines as the story is told about 2 conflicts and most are told in flash back (these are the most open levels)

Yes there are drawbacks to the game.
No fov slider, but you can tweak the ini file for that.
There is a problem with the ingame vsync option, but easily solved by just forcing it in you graphics control panel.
If you like exploring a level you can, but just be aware that there are areas where you may get terminaly stuck (Very Few and FAR Between)

All in all I would recommend this game as a SP WW2 FPS with optional Multi.

Want a more in depth view
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22 of 39 people (56%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Its a WWII FPS game what else do you need to know?
Graphics are similar to Medal of Honor
Its the type of game you just want to finish.
We need a game that is on the German side.
i recommend because i like history
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
I saw that Enemy Front gets 52 by Metascore. Okay lets start here...no, Enemy Front is not the best game you will ever play. But the game tries and does a couple of fun things. The graphics are good, guns look realistic and the audio is pretty good to, it has a fun (not original) story and plenty of packed action. It reminds me of an old school shooter, like they were made in the early 2000's games like CoD1 and Medal of Honor. However i have allot of fun playing the game it still looks and feels like a budget title some may even call it a B-game. For me its a sure "YES" but dont bother 30 bucks on it! wait till the game drops to 10/15 bucks and youll have allot of fun blowing nazi's up again!

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
The game brought me back much nostalgia from playing some of the classic Medal Of Honor games, Enemy Front is very similar to those - the only problem is the games it feels similar to are over a decade old. Enemy Front does not live up to todays standards of video games other than having semi good graphics and environments (as it is built on the Cry Engine).

Depsire the many game breaking and heavily distracting bugs, I still had hours of enjoyment out of playing Enemy Front. I wouldn'y recommend the game at the current store price (£30) as that is just a rip-off for the game you are getting, but I managed to pick the game up for around £7, and got enough fun out of it to warrant the price of purchase.

The story is so so (but that is pretty standard for a ww2 shooter), you are pretty much just a one man army. The environment is pretty decent. The AI is very stupid, to the point where you can just run around meleeing everyone with a pistol and they die in one swing (but this is what reminded me of MOH: Frontlines, as thats all I used to do in that game)

I'd say pick it up when it's on offer if you are a fan of the classic Medal of Honor series for a fun nostalgia trip - if you are not, you may wish to stay away from Enemy Front.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Played some of this game, and, after a week or so, decided to uninstall it for the time being. At many points in the game, I found myself up in front of an enemy. I would unload an entire MP magazine at his face and no X marks showing up on the crosshairs to indicate any hits were taken by him. As a result, I died. Quite a few times, actually.

***Spoiler Alert***
On the bonus mission for pre-ordering the game, there is a point in which you have to electricute the Germans coming into a lower level that has been flooded. I flipped the switch on one German, then flipped it again to make sure the water was not electrified. The other two Germans started shooting at me, and of course I returned fire with zero results. I ran across the water and, once again, unloaded my weapon on the both of them, and neither took damage. I died, again. This tells me that I have no choice BUT to electricute all of them, or I probably would not survive to continue. I must march to the beat of the game's drum.

It's things like this that really ruined my experience, especially after spending $30. On the bright side, it was just $30 and not the averate $50 or $60 that many games are going for these days.

At this current time, I would strongly recommend against purchasing this game. At least, see if any more updates come out and read future reviews to get a better idea on how the game has improved- if it has. I only spent about 3 hours on this game, and that's all I needed to make an educated descision.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Brings back great memories of Medal of Honor back when it was good. Plus, it is an absolutely gorgeous game.
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
First class graphics, shootem up, WW2 style. I read the negative comments...as most are. My response is that I hope to play the game that these folks believe is a great example of digital gaming. Its a good game and worth your payment. I hope there is a sequel...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Single Player is great, with lush graphics, interesting levels (albeit somewhat linear) and fun gameplay. Shortish, but value for money if under $20 or so.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
The game isn't horrible, it is actually fun to play, but it doesn't resemble a game that was released in 2014. Not optimised well (horribly in fact). I'm looking at the DVD cover and some of the claims made on the box are almost a lie..it boasts of having 'Advanced Sniping Technology' and the description on the back seems to imply a sandbox game with multiple paths to take. The game is actually incredibly linear with few options available to achieve goals.
Try and cut cross country to an objective and you'll find an invisible wall. In fact there are invisible walls everywhere (totally unacceptable in 2014)

I'm fnding the single player enjoyable but I can still recognise that in many ways it's a shoddy piece of work. There's nothing advanced or new here.
There's one thing about games like this that is a minor irritant to me. You get so sick of countless WW2 and WW1 games actually attempting to re-write history so you can play as an American. Theatres of war that were amazing but involved other countries. If it was a conflict between England and Germany for example, then for god's sake just let the character be English or German. How many times have we played a game where the story-line goes something like..."I was an American reporter in France and now I'm fighting in the French resistance..and everybody speaks English..how lucky is that!".....or....."What's a bloomin yank like you doing in the trenches of the Somme in 1917...cor blimey!"
Please, game devs don't do that any more....it's a subtle insult to the countries in those theaters of war that did actually fight in them.
If you want to honor the dead, then please don't re-write history to suit your target market.

I am enjoying playing it in the same way I would enjoy watching a badly made action movie.

I would recommend this game if it appears on sale and should cost no more than $5 tops.
You will get the same kind of experience (or possibly better) if you buy MOH Warchest or MOH Airborne.

Actually MOH Airborne really is a sandbox game and may look even better than this graphically and it was made in 2007.
As ive said before, I can see that the multiplayer might be alot of fun but nobody is online.
In future I will look at anything made by this developer (CI Games) with extreme caution. They seem to have hung this game out to dry the minute they released it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
So broken Crashes almost everytime i play! what ive plkayed has been very linear but its gorgeous and runs really well which yoiu dont get a lot these days but it crashes almost all the time
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Delicous copy pasta!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
pls fix multiplayer or this game will die
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I bought this game aching for a good old classic fps/ww2 shooter ; and boy did i get kicked in the balls hard when i tried it.
First of all, it won't run in fullscreen on HD resolution for some reason ( problems with multiple monitor setup apparentely, but still no fix as we speak). The story and voice acting is really really bland. The controls are clunky , the frames/second are ♥♥♥♥. You can't rebind some keys , the textures and models are ♥♥♥♥.
I played through two missions and i uninstalled it. Lesson learned. Don't buy ♥♥♥♥ just because it looks nice, especially when it doesn't look nice to begin with.
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