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.
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Very Positive (15,181 reviews) - 92% of the 15,181 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 9, 2014

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January 23

There will be no peace for the wicked.

First of all, thank you all for your understanding to my previous announcement, I'm really moved by such a warm response. I just would like to explain myself a bit better and also try to clear any doubts you may have regarding FoF's future.

Why online reputation should matter to any of you.

One of my complains wasn't about negative reviews at all, anyone has the right to write such reviews as far they are minimally fair. My complain was about reputation tarnishing reviews. Someone in a highly upvoted review that can be seen on top implied that I usually ban legit players right and left and treat all those people like shit. That was the actual problem, I never have done that, that's not me. That's just a wicked and very negative image of me someone was touting as true. I'm a game developer, if I ever wanted to release a new game or talk about my past projects, should I have to carry such fabricated reputation on my shoulders?

There's lot of young people around here that may not understand the full implications of this behavior. It's not a game, reputation tarnish practices are an actual crime in lots of countries. Any of you have the right to protect your reputation as much as I do, and that's what I tried to do and probably didn't explained properly. This is as serious as it can get, really. Upvote any negative review if you think it highlights an actual problem, but please, report those who seek to destroy other people's reputation.

About Fistful of Frags future development.

I'm not just leaving this mod behind to never come back. I'm stopping my development duties as implementing new features or designing new maps. I fully created half the official maps approximately and also coded the entire game, there's not much more I could actually add to improve gameplay or overall feel.

However, I'll keep doing maintenance work as bug fixing and other backstage tasks. I'll be cooperating with the community when needed, for instance: adding new community maps to official rotation, new assets or whatever the community brings to keep FoF alive. If any of you want to contribute somehow, feel free to do it. You'll make lot of people happy, except a few haters ;)

Edit: the mentioned review is not showing now, the author probably made it visible to friends only, who knows why...

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January 7

Why developing this game isn't fun anymore.

This is a message directed towards those who still care about Fistful of Frags and appreciate the huge effort done by me and others to polish and improve this free game on Steam.

I'd like to remark that many updates were released during almost two years for a game that doesn't seek cash or benefice of any kind. We started with 4 maps and 1 game mode, now there are more than 20 for 4 different game modes. FoF did not receive donations or monetization of any kind, it actually costs me some money. I mention it because it also means complete freedom, freedom to stop when you feel is right to stop, and this time has come.

Developing a free game is great when you feel connected to its community and your work is appreciated. This isn't the case anymore. It's more or less normal that the so called “haters” pop up from time to time, but signs are too evident to ignore them. Just take a look to highlighted reviews in Steam store and you'll see what I mean. There're pay to win games out there that get less harsh reviews than we are getting now.

I also would like to clarify that I banned someone recently that seemed a cheater to me. Don't remember any other ban in the last half year, since I started to change the code to break the public hacks around that time. I was wrong, however his reaction was overly dramatic and it seems to have ignited a campaign not only against my person but the game itself. I may be a jerk but the game and all its player base have no fault and shouldn't be the target of this campaign. Let other people enjoy FoF even if you don't do it anymore.

This isn't only about some random persons hiding behind their computers to attack me or this game. I know that I'm not in touch with the community regulars, I don't feel confident in some the feedback gathered by the community so I tend to ignore it. I understand that this pisses some people to no end but that's how things work with me. Do you think I'm a jerk? I could tell you 1001 ways of people being jerks to me along this time but that would be a time waste.

So just to clarify, things have to end eventually. No drama, that's just how things are. The game is quite polished right now, lacks content but it can be added if someone feels like creating something. Thank Source engine for being so easy to mod. Just wanted to be as clear as possible, say goodbye and that's all. I prefer to leave it here as things will get worse over the time. That's what happens when a multiplayer game dies, and Fistful of Frags has had a very long life, being an actual free game and all.

Pass the Whiskey!

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
81 of 92 people (88%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
369.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
You really can't complain about a free game. It's well made, and makes me laugh whenever I kill someone with dynamite...This is my favorite game, including the ones that I paid for. 10/10
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67 of 74 people (91%) found this review helpful
74 people found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
If only drinking in real life would give me health....*sigh*
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89 of 109 people (82%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
still very fun, not sure what the fuss is over the devs and stuff
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157 of 224 people (70%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
206.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Please, I would sincerely ask that people ignore that one popular negative review posted by that sole bant guy, available for viewing via the Negative Comments section for Fistful of Frags to those interested. If, hypothetically, R_Yell, Rebel Yell, did indeed make a mistake in banning the guy, then public slander is not the medium to make dissent with him. Such considered, I would encourage people to down-vote that review, mark it "funny", and report it to Steam. It's a joke & slander. This is an awesome mod. And here's why:

I've posted this linked perspective from Fistful of Frags Competitive League (FoFCL), in response to Rebel Yell's, on that review in question, and mine, along with perhaps a dozen other comments from people whom I've never seen before have been deleted & blocked from further comment. All said comments were disagreeing with the aforementioned reviewer in question, in support of Rebel Yell—essentially the sole developer of Fistful of Frags. Such begs the question: why would they be deleted? It has become quite apparent that the aforementioned reviewer in question, with egocentric malice, is attempting to build negative comments in order to >>kill<< the game. Subsequently, we, the Fistful of Frags community, have likely lost already hundreds of potential players, if not over a thousand, based upon the likes for that slanderous negative review alone.
EDIT, 29.03.2016: Let me clarify that I meant "uninformed misconceptions of scientific fact" when I initially wrote above in this review, now below & clarified, "science". Personal vendetta, anger, ideological misconception, ignorance, & political bias have no place in serious academia, debate, nor any serious conversation or accusation, and should never been given any respect or credence by any serious person. It's alright to have fun, be light, whatever, but serious accusations should be taken seriously, and if they're horse ♥♥♥♥, for lack of a better term, then they should be ignored or addressed as just that. Truthful criticism is not the same as slander. Any good disagreement should be where both parties involved (not political parties, people) are eye-to-eye on objective facts & reason. As I like to say, let the facts dictate opinions, and not the opinions dictate which facts are convenient or correct, not let the opinions dictate facts, for any opinion not based upon reality, upon objective facts & reason, is a bad opinion, and may aswell not exist at all. "Waa, unprofessional", one might argue? I would suggest that people go to Yelp and see how professional business owners, of small & large companies, even corporations, respond to unjust negativity.

Many great videogames originated as mods. Insurgency (Source to Source), Counter-Strike (Quake [GoldSrc, Source gold], & Source), Team Fortress (Quake [GoldSrc, Source gold], & Source), Left 4 Dead (Source), Half-Life (Quake [GoldSrc, Source gold], & Source [see Black Mesa]), DotA 2, from DotA 1 (Warcraft III & WCIII: TFT to Source 2), Mer Nostrum (Red Orchestra on Quake), Darkest Hour (Red Orchestra on Quake), In-Country: Vietnam (not Rising Storm 2, separate game, from Red Orchestra on Quake), Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, from Age of Chivalry (Source to Quake), and the list goes on & on. This is the most polished PvP Western FPS on the entire videogame market. And it's free for you to play.

PS, I might add: R_Yell is hardly a newb at his own game, and the screenshot provided should negate all namecalling & slander in that aforementioned negative review—one of which was that he "was playing poorly". Checkout this screenshot of R_Yell, and then try to argue that he's a newb: Thank you. :-) Pass the Whiskey.

Resigned FoFCL Open, League ADMIN: Reverse Gaming (ЯG) Season2 2nd Place 8-2 w/ only hours in-game as Guantánamo Baywatch; ЯG Season3 2nd Place 7-2 as Menopause the Pokémon & Ornge is th Nw Blck Pwr Rngr & More Cash Than You; ЯG Season4 1st Place 6-2 as Smoking Girl Scout Cookies
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
82.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
On the surface, Fistful of Frags might look like a slightly underwhelming multiplayer shooter game running on the worn out source engine, which will probably only give you a few hours of enjoyment until it gets stale. Boy would you be wrong. Yes it’s true, the graphics are simple and the maps are relatively un-detailed. But what it lacks in visuals it makes up in gameplay. The map layout is phenomenal, with most maps having several different layers and ways to maneuver about the map.

Also what stands out is the different gameplay mechanics. Rather than the all too common, 'Run-n-Gun' gameplay you see with most common shooter, FoF has a gameplay style centered around accurate aiming. There is no fast pace running and you will need to be very heavy on the 'shift' key so you can walk slowly and place your shots accurately. If 'spray-n-pray' is more your style, you can press the left mouse button (usually dedicated for aiming) and be able to dispatch shots mush more quickly with huge detriment to accuracy and movement. You can even pick up two handguns of any kind and dual-wield them! How neat is that?!

Another thing that stands out is the choice of weapons. You won’t find any high-capacity assault rifles in this game. Nope, the base weapons consist of revolvers, single shot rifles, shotguns, blunt weapons for melee attacks, dynamite, and even a bow and arrow. There are also tiered weapon crates placed around the maps allowing for an upgrade to your weapons if you need a little extra firepower. Most weapons in this game are off balance, meaning that some are far more powerful than others. This factor is balanced out by the amount of score you receive from using each weapon, referred to as "notoriety". Weaker, more skill-dependent weapons issue more notoriety per-kill and more powerful easy to use weapons warrant less notoriety per-kill.

Overall, I would highly recommend this game. It’s really is no-nonsense. There’s no ranking system, no unlocks, no score streaks, no in game cash or rewards, no DLC, no micro transactions. And best of all, it’s free! Just pure and simple western shootout. This game is brutal, and does not cater to the 'Noobs' out there. If you don't have experience, you will be slaughtered. But after a little practice, you can become one of the most lethal gunslingers in all of the Wild West and enjoy several days’ worth of awesome gameplay.

Would definitely recommend!
10/10 "Pass the Whiskey"
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