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 (821 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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183 of 233 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
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. I recommend buying this game 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.

GAMEPLAY
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.

MULTIPLAYER
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.

VISUALS
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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70 of 88 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
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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32 of 42 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Graphics are nice but gameplay is not good at all, generic and uninspired what a shame that it turned out to be all looks no heart. It's nice to play as the resistance in WW2 but the story is bland as is the combat, 3/8 not recommended
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Enemy Front puts you in the shoes of an intrepid American reporter covering the war’s more inglorious theaters. Though it's packaged as a first-person shooter, it feels more like a puzzle game with guns. Case in point: I'm early in the single-player campaign, and I need to blow up a bridge in the French countryside. The main path to my objective is stocked with a half-dozen Nazi strongholds, and when I'm spotted, all the soldiers come pouring out as though they're controlled by an alien hive mind. After dying over and over again, I accidentally discover an alternate path that lets me flank everyone, sneak my way to the bridge, then watch it come tumbling down without firing a shot. That discovery makes me feel smarter, and it’s far more rewarding than blasting away hordes of enemies.If you’re saying to yourself “oh man, I hate stealth games”, don’t sweat it; Enemy Front still gives you plenty of opportunities to blow stuff up. There are scads of missions where you rush through bombed-out buildings in close-quarters combat, manning machine guns, sniping from church towers, and destroying tanks with Panzerfausts. These action segments are smart punctuation to the larger missions where stealth is clearly the best path to success.Almost as impressive as the variety of action Enemy Front delivers are the areas you’ll explore. The bombed-out horrors of Warsaw are strikingly juxtaposed with the bright French countryside and the bitter cold of snowy Norway. Even the loading screens contain gorgeous, original 3D visuals that depict moments in time from the viewpoint of very different character-- army officers, terrorized civilians, and nonchalant soldiers doing their duty.Enemy Front also doesn't hold back on controversial subjects. At various points, you’ll come across depictions of atrocities being committed against civilians and partisans--and if you don’t act quickly, you’ll be confronted with the nasty results. Choosing to rescue a person who's about to be executed may be a heroic act, but it also means getting discovered and attacked by the enemy. Later on, you’ll have a harrowing walk through a barely-functioning Warsaw hospital that's under constant bombardment. In its crumbling halls, dying people beg for assistance--you can choose to help them or not. There are few easy choices.That said, I can't help but wonder if Enemy Front was too ambitious a project, as there are a host of problems that really detract from the experience. Transitions in and out of cutscenes are very rough, and the sound mix makes it difficult to hear what characters are saying over the orchestral score. You meet a host of characters as the story unfolds, but the brevity of the conversations doesn't explain your transformation from a notebook-carrying reporter to a gun-toting one-man army; why exactly are you willing to risk your life for these people you barely know? What's more, bizarre moments are frequent. Watching a fellow soldier fire an invisible rifle through a window is a bit strange, as is seeing an unmanned rifle flop around on the floor, repeatedly shooting at the walls as though it has some sort of grudge against concrete structures.Then there's the AI characters and enemies, whose behaviors are often erratic. Enemy soldiers rush right at with the intent to kill, then stand there for a moment or two before opening fire.The single-player campaign is the heart of Enemy Front, but there is a functional--if bare-bones--multiplayer component as well. Featuring three run-of-the-mill modes and a handful of interesting combat arenas, it offers little depth and feels tacked-on.In some ways, Enemy Front succeeds in standing out in a crowded genre. Impressive visuals and expansive levels merge create memorable locations. And though some stages very obviously award stealthier playstyles, the gunplay is enjoyable when you're not overwhelmed with enemies. Unfortunately, a raft of weird bugs, mindless enemy behavior, and a multiplayer mode that feels like an afterthought shoot Enemy Front's potential square in the heart.Overall 6/10.
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
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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30 of 48 people (63%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
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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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
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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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Clunky shooting, broken stealth mechanics, soooo dumb AI, short 10 minutes levels, nonexistent story; it does look good, spectacular in some places.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
look guys im going to be honest here.....
i am baffled by the bad feedback this game gets .
for the money it great and i must say if its a good testing wwII fix you are after then this is it, if its a call of duty type then its not.
aI in this game is ok not to hard to death trap them, graphics i find nice , gameplay is great , i did however find this game very short but having said that it is most certainly re playable.

as an older seasoned gamer this brings me back to my old medal of honor days way back .
i can say with hand on my heart this is worth the dollars, most bugs are fixed now.
just one thing i need to put negitive.....multiplayer here is pretty much none existant so bear that in mind.
a thumbs up to this latest wwII FPS i must say its been a while since a desent one was released
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
8/10
    Sabotage, sneak and fight behind enemy lines of Germany occupied Europe during World War II.
While some elements may lack originality and optimization, the stunning environments and strategic gameplay make Enemy Front a rather fun experience. (Single-player review)

POSITIVE
  • France, Norway, Germany and Poland
  • 2 primary weapons + sidearm
  • WWII shooter with CryEngine
NEGATIVE
  • no driveable vehicles
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Great graphics... but the AI is terrible. Nazi soldiers just sit there and don't even fire whne you're in line of sight sometimes. The sound is awesome as well.. very dumbed down Call of duty game w/ pretty eye candy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
I was really looking forward to this game but sadly it just doesnt "Feel Right"
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Brings back great memories of Medal of Honor back when it was good. Plus, it is an absolutely gorgeous game.
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22 of 42 people (52%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
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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25 of 48 people (52%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
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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27 of 52 people (52%) found this review helpful
69.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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.
i did enjoy the game so it was worth the buy.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Brilliant absorbing game with a great story line well worth playing . I have enjoyed each episode playing as a FPS with my sound on full blast to enjoy the true to life game sounds. Even the music is superb and matches the game play
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
No. It's bad. really bad. bad game. no, I said no. NO!

Broken in so many ways, AI is probably the worst part, closely followed by the stealt and shooting mechanics. Enemies spawn in strange ways and sometimes right in front of you. Looks allright, not gorgeus as some people describe but definetly decent. could have been good, I dont mind linear games and this is definetly that, but the story needs a rework, big time.

Raged out on it after a bit. said a thousand noes and deleted local content. need a good WWII game? get yourself CoD2. thats still miles ahead of this. Or redorchestra. way better.

Nopey nope nope nope. no.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
I really enjoy this game, it's a bit short but very good.
There are some bugs, sure (example: bodies dissapear, glitching through walls etc.), but when I see one, I just laugh for a few seconds and go away.
I would say it's about 8,5/10, maybe more
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