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.
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Mixed (159 reviews) - 62% of the 159 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,653 reviews) - 60% of the 1,653 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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Carl
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
It's a nice ww2 game, nice graphics and all, has some bugs, so if you like ww2 fps then you probably enjoy this one as well. If you are on the fence get it on sale.
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KnowPeace
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Great game as long as you can ignore a few minor bugs. Well worth what I paid, £5, shop around!
The levels in the country side are beautiful and the urban & bunker maps are pretty authentic.
Nice varity of guns especialy the polish that are very rare in any wwII game. Also a few fixed MGs AA and torpedo goodys through out.
Campain is long and exciting, theres also a "bonus" mission. Story is ok.. lots of varity. Mutiplayer is awesome but rare to find.
AI was pretty good I thought. Graphics are awesome in game. Some of the explosions are too good. Gunshots are really nice, good use of sparks etc ( I am using a TITAN though).

All in all a worthy WW2 shooter. Would Recommend :)
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Sharik
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Overall:

+ Action or stealth
+ Graphics
+ Open levels

- AI is weak
- Few big bugs
- Multiplayer
- Story
- Weapon equipments

Ratings: 4/10
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onman
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Product received for free
I really don't understand why people hate this game so much... Honestly I don't like shooters, but this one is pretty good. I had fun for 10 hours. If you don't suck at games like I do, then it will take you about 8 hours (:
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MariusPrime
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
The story is.... enjoyable.... graphics are great, everything else is crap.
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Bouillon
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
I havent played much of this game and after dipping into it for roughly half an hour i really don't want to play anymore of it. I thought as it was a WW2 game a setting i truely adore that it would spark atleast some interest for me. I was very much wrong.

This game really wants to be like far cry but ends up just falling flat on its face (minus open world), the gunplay is so bad that i was running around meleeing people as it was far more enjoyable watching the games ♥♥♥♥♥♥ engine try to register it as a kill. This game is a complete waste of anyones time and it really isnt worth £3 never mind its full retail price.

Too sum it up with that £3 buy a cheese burger or two :)
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dariomario5515
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
this game is terible it has many glictes and very bad screen tearing some time your veiw just gose black and white and other time the hole map gose black or you lock at a light and it stuffs up terible DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.
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Shadow Ops
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Enemy Front
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects

good game.
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DarkSideofThorn
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I wanted to play it, it looked cool. Apparently its not compatible with the GTX 660.
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41 of 46 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Although not at all innovative in its mechanics or story, Enemy Front is a bit of a black sheep in the ocean of first person shooters. Not only does it take place during World War II, which is a contrast to the contemporary and futuristic settings that are currently trendy, it also focuses on the equally fascinating yet not as famous resistance movements of WW2 – as opposed to the well-known exploits of American, British, and Soviet armies that have many times been explored in older war shooters. Here we take on the role of fictional American war correspondent Robert Hawkins, who infiltrates Nazi-controlled Europe at first in search of exciting news to print, but is then moved by the stories of ordinary people risking their lives to rise up against the Hitlerite regime and joins their struggles in France, Norway, Germany, and Poland.

Most of the game is set during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, the largest military operation of resistance against the Third Reich, with various missions in between taking place earlier and in other countries as Hawkins recalls: his time with the French Résistance, taking part in the Norwegian heavy water sabotage operations, and impairing a V2 rocket factory alongside an antifascist German agent. It is wonderful to see the gaming industry finally give some recognition to the armed acts of civilians against the Nazis, but Enemy Front falls short of its potential to tell a more powerful story. Its one-man-army protagonist can blast through waves of German troops with ease; even though the plot does on a few occasions slow down to show the more sombre moments of Polish civilians trying to deal with the war – it even touches upon the topic of mass executions – the game for the most part sticks with the bombastic themes of an action blockbuster.

One thing that can’t be denied however is the beauty of Enemy Front’s environments. Yes, the foliage and character faces look dated, there are some low resolution textures here and there too, but the amount of detail put into creating the picturesque communes and châteaux of France, the snowy mountainous surroundings of Vemork, the rural forested areas of Germany, and of course the haunting magnificence of a once glorious Warsaw gradually bombed to utter ruin by the Luftwaffe is stunning. Moreover, many of these areas are quite faithful recreations of real locations in wartime Warsaw (Holy Cross Church, the PAST building, Copernicus’ monument, the Varsovian sewers, etc.). Sadly, there are some historical inaccuracies when it comes to other visual details, such as the anachronistic appearance of a StG 44/MP 43 in 1940, which is 3 years before it actually entered service.

The gameplay at first seems to be fairly unremarkable, clearly modelled after modern military shooters, but Enemy Front eventually shows its cards and you realise that it has more up its sleeve than the boring singleplayer campaigns of much of its competition. Although mostly linear in design, some of the levels here are actually surprisingly open-ended with larger zones and multiple possible approaches, along with secondary objectives and collectibles. There is even a basic stealth system in place with shooting out lights, quiet knife kills, carrying dead bodies to hide them, and so on. The sniping mechanics previously tested in CI Games’ other series “Sniper: Ghost Warrior” are immensely fun to use here. It also helps that the core gunplay works well and is satisfying thanks to blood gusts and nice sound effects. Enemy Front’s score is great as well, yet the soundtrack used in combat gets slightly repetitive even in this 8 hour campaign.

Perhaps Enemy Front’s biggest flaw is its instability. Even though it is significantly better than it used to be at launch, I still had to restart from a checkpoint on 2 occasions because of glitches that stopped me from progressing further. I came across some floating corpses, enemies clipping through objects, and other such minor annoyances too. These problems didn’t occur all of the time, but they were too frequent for the fairly short experience that this game is. This and some oddities in otherwise competent enemy AI give away the fact that Enemy Front clearly didn’t have the benefit of the same budget as a typical AAA production in the West. Nevertheless, when it comes to the overall quality of the product, this is perhaps CI Games’ finest creation yet – finally stepping out of mediocrity as a genuinely decent game, even if somewhat rough around the edges and at times awkward (e.g. the HUD is oversized and intrusive).

In the end, I would recommend this to anyone looking for something thematically fresh in the war FPS genre – especially so if you are into partisan history. Enemy Front feels like a heartfelt tribute from its Varsovian studio to the men and women who took part in the Warsaw Uprising. As a game it is far from anything ground-breaking or revolutionary, its Eastern European production values clearly lag behind that of Activision and EA’s FPS offerings and so its set pieces are also less impressive, but the gameplay is actually more varied and engaging than most of the recent CoD or Medal of Honor titles. On the other hand, its online multiplayer can't truly compete with either of those franchises, probably due to the fact that its development was outsourced to a different company. Regardless, it can be fun for a while, if you manage to find any active servers.

Here are some tweaks to make the game even more pleasant to play: skip all the intro splash screens by going to <Local Disk>\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Enemy Front\Game2\_FastLoad\ and deleting "IntroMovies.pak"; increase the FOV by finding "system.cfg" in the installation directory, editing it and changing both "cl_fov=" and "r_DrawNearFov=" to 59 (this is a vertical FOV number, so it should equate to 90 for horizontal FOV). To make enemy corpses and guns stay on the map forever change values for "g_enableWeaponUtilization" and "g_enableDeadBodyUtilization" from 1 to 0. Finally, again in the same file, change "g_show_crosshair=" from 1 to 0 if you want to play without the crosshair. It might seem weird that all of this can't be changed through the in-game options menu, but this is a problem that has unfortunately become the norm for most multiplatform FPS games on the PC.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
A lot better game than the Metacritic rating suggests.

First of all the game uses Cryengine so the graphics are really crispy and has nice looking effects like godrays. The maps/levels are decent designed and great to look at and walk around in. The cutscenes are really low resolution and is a big contrast to the ingame graphics. There are also a decent amount of graphic options to play with, but it's not needed as the performance is really good, you can max everything out easily.

The gameplay reminds me a lot of Wolwenstein 2009. For the most part it plays as an oldschool FPS, but they also have added some more modern mechanics such as a bullet cam (sniping shots) and tagging enemies with your binocular (ala Sniper Elite). The AI is a bit of a mixed experience. Sometimes they are oldschool bad ♥♥♥ and unforgiving and some moments they are a bit to weak and oblivious to your presence. Overall they tend to be predictable in combat and you find yourself often behind a door opening just waiting for a horde of enemies walking through. You can consider that to be bad, but oldschool AI behave the same... and I like that.

The story is forgetable and I personally skipped half of the cutscenes so far. You are a resistance fighter and you are being handed out objectives throughout the game, thats jig of the story. With FPS games like this the story is not the reason to buy and play the game, it is about the gameplay.

The only thing that kind of annoys me in the game is regenerating health. It has nice oldschool gameplay and mechanics, but they had just had to add cheesy regenerating health. As the maps are nice enough to explore I rather would have seen some hidden healthpacks/medkits or something.

There is also online mode, but I haven't checked that out (might be dead or not).


Edit: after 8 hours in the campaign the game consistantly kept crashing (hard crash) and the game became completely unplayable. Editing the settings .cfg file and change DX to DX9 fixed it so far.


68/100
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Overall:

+ Action or stealth
+ Graphics
+ Open levels

- AI is weak
- Few big bugs
- Multiplayer
- Story
- Weapon equipments

Ratings: 4/10
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
It's really hard for me to give a review for this game. It is full of contrasts. We have beautiful design of locations in Warsaw during Warsaw Uprising 1944 or locations in occupied France and Norway, yet we have many moments in which the game doesn't look as if it was created in CryEngine. There are some moments of poor textures and usage of that engine's effects. They don't look bad, but in 2016 they look very average.
I had some game crashes as well and they happened mostly while certain levels were loaded.

About gameplay, it has some flaws, but generally speaking it's entertaining. The hardest availble difficulty level might be too easy in some moments, at least I had that kind of feelings, but it's good in stealth missions. Most of them are not polished and going through scripts, thinking when they're gonna appear, is boring and dull. In effect each stealth mission ends with massive fight including you and several units of nazis.

But as I said before, this game is full of contrast. If I were to choose whether recommend or not "Enemy Front", I would say: I recommend. I had several hours of fun while playing this game. The worst parts placed in occupied France were not as long as rest of them, including crème de la crème: many missions placed in Warsaw during Uprising from 1944, the biggest battle of the resistance during World War II.

If there is a discount, then I highly recommend You buying this game. 29,99€ (price as it was in the moment of writing this review) might be too high for this game if you put on a weight quality you are to get, but if there's gonna be a discount then no need to wait: grab your weapon and join the Resistance!
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Great WW2 FPS game!
I liked very much!
The only problem, I haven't found anyone to play multiplayer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCYwK0tr7ms
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Enemy Front is a WW2 First-Person Shooter developed by CI Games. It isn't deserving of it's bad reviews, at least when it's on sale. When and if this game is on sale, it isn't a bad game at all. It has fantastic visuals, great audio and solid shooting. However, it is flawed, very flawed. The movement can feel absolutely horrible. It can be so hard to actually enjoy the game because of it. It is awful and slow. On some devices it can take multiple attemps to boot it up. The game can also be so easy. But on the veredict, on sale (for usually) $3-$5 this game is gold. It can be fun, undoubtedly stunning graphics that definately keep you immersed, great audio and an interesting campaign, this game is worthy of a 7/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Pros:

Great graphics
Decent gunplay
Open levels

Cons:

The checkpoint system, aka spend 10 minutes fending off waves of germans only for you to die and have to spend another 10 minutes to get back to the point where you originally were. Only to then die because the dynamite you placed can go through walls and there isnt another checkpoint for 5 minutes still.
Bad hit detection in single player, I ♥♥♥♥ you not.
Misaligned sights on some guns, Sniper rifle you have to aim down not up to compensate.
Horrible checkpoint system
Terrible plot.
Dumb AI
Stealth mechanics are just a joke, even the mission where they want you to stealth just ends up being a loud firefight.

The game started out so good but the longer you play the more you see the games glaring issues. Shame, I liked this game early on.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Very well made game, stealth system is a bit strange at times, but overall solid work.

The game creates a different take on World War Two than the usual "america rekts germans", and it is very unique that at the end of the campaign, no matter what you do, the Poles lose. One almost never see that in WW2 genre games.

The campaign is short, but very well made allowing it to be replayed multiple times due to the open playstyle. Be it stealthy, loud, or both. An absolutely fantastic game for those who wish to learn more about the war from the perspective of the resistance movements all across Europe.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Only played the singleplayer campaign, but would still recommend getting at least when on sale if you like WW2 games. Has a lot of game mechanics that are similar to for example CoD and other major shooters, but still has an unique feeling. Interesting moderately open maps, fun gunplay and a unique story make for a good FPS despite some bugs.
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