Multiplayer based, first person enabled, action packed and skill demanding shooter set in the Wild West times. A unique combination of non stop action and slow but powerful weaponry.
User reviews: Very Positive (12,397 reviews) - 93% of the 12,397 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 9, 2014

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"Free? Check. Fun? Check. Moving trains? Check. One of the better Source arena shooters out there. Pass the whisky!"

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October 10

Our game is secure now! Also, announcing upcoming Halloween update.

Howdy, just wanted to make clear something to avoid confusion among all of you. Maybe you didn't noticed but we released a large update a few days ago that fixes all the infamous security holes and also brings the most recent version of Source engine to our game. Happy fragging and pass the whiskey.

The second part of this brief news is dedicated to our upcoming update to commemorate Halloween. There will be Halloween themed maps as past year and a special 32 slot shootout-alike game mode featuring ghost and a new power-up. I'll just say this. Discuss.

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September 6

OLD NEWS: regarding recent security concerns.

Updated October 10, 2015: Fistful of Frags is already patched so the security issues described below are outdated and therefore shouldn't be taken in consideration.

Howdy partners, maybe you heard about a security hole that affects certain Source engine based games and modifications. You can read about it here.

The attack involves a client machine to download custom content from a server (maps, game textures and sounds). That should be completely safe except there seems to be a way to embed malicious code into these files that is executed thanks to an engine exploit.

To put this in perspective, any image or sound you download from the internet can potentially contain a virus, however such payload is not harmful by itself so it needs to be executed somehow from an external source. That's the problem here, the Source engine is vulnerable so a 2-step infection of this kind is possible. We are hoping a fix from Valve for the base engine functions soon but current state of the game is *safe* as explained below.

I'd like to make clear that one of the main vector attacks involve player sprays / jingles which do not work at all in our game. A related security hole that allowed to run malicious code was patched a month ago in our game, I'm not completely sure there may exist additional holes though so I decided to disallow any custom content download for the upcoming time. While this feature can be turned on again on each client machine, my advice is you leave it as is. This should be completely safe as long you don't install manually custom content from other sources.

Other than that, I'm hoping no one got infected in Fistful of Frags but if you think you did please let us know. I'll keep you posted.

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About This Game

Fistful of Frags born years ago as a Wild West themed modification for Source engine. It has been completely renewed for its Steam release, paying special attention to combat mechanics.

Also note this is a completely *free* standalone mod, no micro-transactions exist, no registration required. Just install and play. You may see ads when joining certain third party servers that host our game for free. That's however completely unrelated to FoF dev team, we do not profit from them.


  • Classic death-match and up to 4 teams death-match: non stop, all around action
  • Teamplay-objective based game mode: zone capture or 'push the cart' levels.
  • Detailed dual wield system: double dynamic crosshair, weapon flip for extra accuracy options, drop or throw your handguns as projectile attack
  • Advanced multiplayer bots for off-line practice
  • Historical black gunpowder based weapons as Colt Peacemaker/Navy/Walker, S&W Schofield, Volcanic pistol, Deringer, Smith Carbine, Sharps rifle or Henry Rifle
  • Customization options: choose primary/secondary weapons and special perks
  • Skill based scoring system: the more skill required to accomplish an attack, the higher score is
  • Source Engine 2013: community managed dedicated servers, LAN support, 3rd party level design and user customization allowed

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows® Vista
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600 or nVidia GeForce 6 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound
    • OS: Windows® 7 or Windows® 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI X1600 or nVidia GeForce 9 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound
    • OS: MacOS X 10.7.x (10.6.8 seems to throw a client library error)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    • OS: MacOS X 10.9.2 or higher
    • Processor: Dual core Intel processor, 2GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8 series or better, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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345 of 468 people (74%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
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Player: "What does black dynamite do?"
Me: "It's like regular dynamite except it screams 'n*gger' when it explodes."


10/10 would black dynamite again
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i kicked a guy in the balls, he died instantly 10/10
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Posted: August 26
Fistful of Frags is a half life 2 mod dedicated to the wild west. It feautres a unique game style which rewards people on their notoriety which involves being able to be diverse in killing even using less powerful guns, killing people in different ways, getting kill streaks, ending kill streaks and shooting hats off people. Hence the player with the most kills may not be in fact the winner. Anywhere up to 40 people can be in a match which is usually utter mayhem.

Unlike other shooters which require running and gunning, this one dictates that you stand still and aim properly so that your rewarded with greater accuracy. It also authenticates the guns of the old, by making them weak, slow and rather heavy slowing down your speed.

Undoubtedly you will experience novel moments in the game like when I ran out into the street with no ammo just to realise that someone had my head in their sights, just as they were to pull the trigger a train runs over them. Talking about the trains its fun trying to hijack them, or confiscate a toilet demanding privacy, or play a concerto to a audience of axe weilding madmen. Probably the thing that had me most in hysterics is to crawl up to the back of a horse and shoot it in the backside. I won't ruin the surprise, but let's just say that the developers have all class.

There is now a competitive league for this game that showcases professionals at work. Having said that everytime i personally log into the game it feels like i'm up against these professionals. Take for instance when my team logged in to go against a few hispanic children. It was like the battle of Normandy but with sniper rifles. The game could hardly keep up with the amount of times it needed to respawn my team. The hispanic children were gunning us down every four seconds and if that wasn't bad enough, they were also using voice chat taunting us in several languages to show how versatile they are. These children were so professional I have no doubt that they were even multi-tasking while killing us, like stroking their cat on their lap between shots.

Hence I have a love/hate relationship with this game. The bots are often ridiculous in their difficulty and I never see a way to make them more docile so that I can learn the mechanics. The kicking system will have sniper players raging, there is no map in the game which prevents close combat forcing skillful sniping, two kicks from a player and your dead. Its easy for your character to get snagged in doorways and on furniture. Having said all that the beefs I have with the game are trivial if you are to play this game with friends. There is much to be enjoyed here and it's completely free.

The main developer has hinted that there are new player models and animations soon to be introduced in the not so distant future. There has also been a large amount of chatter in regards to steam workshop compatibility, steam inventory drop items and a co-operative mode against a constant wave of enemies. It's the developers dedication to his product and his listening ear to his fans that makes this completely free to play game worthy of a slot in your library.

With that in mind don't forget to crawl up to the back of a horse and shoot it!
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