Frontlines™: Fuel of War™ is an open-world First Person Shooter set on the frontlines of tomorrow. In a world ravaged by a global energy crisis, environmental decay, and economic depression, players assume the role of an elite soldier in the Western Coalition Army on an epic crusade against the Red Star Alliance to control the last of...
User reviews: Mixed (319 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 27, 2008
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Frontlines™: Fuel of War™ is an open-world First Person Shooter set on the frontlines of tomorrow. In a world ravaged by a global energy crisis, environmental decay, and economic depression, players assume the role of an elite soldier in the Western Coalition Army on an epic crusade against the Red Star Alliance to control the last of the world's oil reserves. Frontlines: Fuel of War combines cinematic, non-linear game play with next generation firepower and a revolutionary Frontline Combat System™ to deliver the most thrilling and intense FPS to date.
  • Frontline Combat System - In both single player and multiplayer modes, join the forces on the frontline in focused, intense combat.
  • Open World Environment - In both single player and multiplayer modes, create your own path to victory with non-linear mission objectives and destructible environments. Chip away at the battle instead of standard die and redo system.
  • Next Generation Firepower - Over 60 next generation vehicles and weapons inspired by military designs of the near future including jets, helicopters, tanks, APCs and more.
  • Customizable Soldier System - Character customization allows you to represent your play style through character choices, weapon load out and role specialization.
  • Advanced Team Play - Supports up to 64 players on PC via LAN or Internet with shared targeting systems, squad based VOIP and more.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows XP (32/64) or Windows Vista (32/64)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 2.8HT or AMD Athlon 2800+
    • Memory: 768MB/1GB for Vista
    • Graphics: nVidia 6800GT (SM3) or ATI X800XT (SM2) w/ Latest applicable video drivers
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
    • Sound: AC '97 or equivalent DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB
    • Internet: Broadband connection (min upload 768K for hosting games)
    Recommended:
    • Supported OS: Windows XP (32/64) or Windows Vista (32/64)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 E6400 (2.13GHz) or AMD X2 5000+
    • Memory: 1.5GB
    • Graphics: nVidia 8600GTX or ATI X2600 w/ Latest applicable video drivers
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
    • Sound: Creative Labs X-Fi sound card
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB
    • Internet: Broadband connection (min upload 768K for hosting games)
Helpful customer reviews
49 of 59 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
I bought this game long ago, when it first released, to the people that complain and give it bad reviews, all i have to say, is, its your fault you bought it now, because what this game was, is no longer, you should have done your research before hand.

I bought this game when on its release like i said (The play time hours you see are not represenative of what i actually played, since at that time such hour stat system did not exist) and in its glory days, was an amazing game, i had endless hours of fun with this, from sniping (the way sniping is meant to be done in large maps) to close quarter, vehicles, you name it.

This game was ahead of its time, and its true worth was on the multiplayer, and so i cannot recommend you buy this at the current time, since the multiplayer is long gone, there are no servers.

So, a few years back i would have told you to buy it, because the game was absolutely fantastic due to its amazing multiplayer, but now, i suggest you stay away and dont buy the game, because you wont be able to get the old experience from before.

But, still, i will give this a Thumbs up, because i once came to love this game, and the game was a fantastic addition to my collection then, and because although you are best not buying this game anymore, it was a damn good one years back, and that deserves at least some apretiation from my part, so as a thanks, a Thumbs up for this once upon a time very good and ahead of its time Game. Thanks Frontlines, but i guess everything comes to an end.

Note: I will stress this here, so people, can understand and they dont let themselves fall into hole, The game is not playable anymore, there is no multiplayer, all servers have been shutdown, there is no way you will be able to play it online EVER again, do not yourselves get fooled, if you think there is such way, use it at your own risk. But it is from my experience that if something is too good to be true, then its because it is. Dont let yourselves take risks unnecesarily, its not worh it, i have been gaming for years now, so you can take my word for it, or maybe not, its your call, but i talk from experience.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
This is a fun game.

It ain't Battlefield, though it certainly tries very hard. Bad news first: Servers are down, you won't find anyone to play with online. Thankfully, the single player mode has a lot to offer. If you're old enough to remember Battlefield 2 and how they said it'd have a single player campaign, I'm pretty sure that's what the designers of that old frigate had in mind when they thought about it, even though it never came through eventually (thanks for that, Obama!).

Graphics are still decent, weapons are neat, vehicles rock. The little boondoggle drones keep ingame monotony down. The story is surprsingly well written. I really liked how much thought went into all that just-slightly-beyond-tomorrow-tech - the experience is similar to the recent 2020-future Cowadooties, though far less spectacular, of course. Still, the designer's artistic achievement is to be applauded, if Call of Duty Advanced Blabla comes up with pretty much the same ideas five years later.

Naturally, the immersive aspect is rather reduced when compared to a big-budget game like Battlefield. Often you'll find yourself just blasting at simpleton foes or hammering away at a distant installation with and IFV chaingun. Nonetheless, I was playing through this game with a big grin on my face, if only because it actually felt like a good old GAME instead of these new overscripted pseudo-movies. I'd give the single player experience a straight 8/10, though that number drops significantly after the first pass.

Like I said, a real fun game. Definitely recommended when on sale, you won't regret the four hours or so it takes to finish. After that, go for two double cheeseburgers at Mickey D's and feel like you're 15 again and all's well with the world for about an hour.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
A Great game.
Wanna play online with other players? owo

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Frontlines_Fuel_Of_War
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
BEST Battles in this type of MP wargame Hands Down! I wish Nordic would bring back the ranked servers, and so do many others.. Homefront was, and still is, awesome as well! So sad that Kaos Studios is no more...(
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Not a bad little shooter, wait till it goes on sale though
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Fun fps shooter and I like how they handled respawns
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Great Single play game ! And Even Better Multi Play !!!

Just Check Out the guide to get multi play going
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
This had, and in many ways, still has great graphics and a smooth running engine. The single player campaign is nothing startling but actually very playable. It's worth a look if you are a FPS shooter fan and are lookig for something for those twitching fingers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Well... what can i say, game is old and has short Singleplayer but playing this was really enjoyable
P.S. i got this for free :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
This is a fun FPS that is reminiscent of the Battlefield franchise (though not as good)
Pros:
- Good variety of weapons and equipment
- A nice selection of drivable and flyable vehicles
- Campaign is fun and engaging with multiple mission types
- In most mission you get backup and don't have to run it solo
- The AI is acceptable

Cons:
- Campaign is too short
- Online future doesn't work anymore
- Compatibility issues
- Story is generic and hollow



Also, don't forget about the bonus mission that you can unlock in game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
I remember playing this on the 360 and I loved it! The only thing is that I didn't get the chance to play online with other people on 360 and hopefully the MP will be fully ressurected for this game via PC! It's a great FPS that, as a friend said in his review, should of set the standard for game series like MOH, COD, and Battlefield! The one thing that I regret is that the devs haven't made a sequel! I hope Nordic Games does though, albeit in a form of a new title! One other thing that I must say, if you are getting this game, I suggest you get PhysX Legacy since this game does need it to run on Windows 7! That sucks, but it's a small price to pay for a great game!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Great game
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Frontlines fuel of war is a really intersting fps, where you can alos have a lot of vehicules.
I recommend this game.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
FAIL !!!

(3/10)
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
THAT ♥♥♥♥ING GAME DOESNT WORK BECAUSE THAT ♥♥♥♥ING NVIDIA ♥♥♥♥ THAT I INSTALLED 50 TIMES ALREADY DIDNT
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64 of 74 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
Pre-Release Review
It no longer has multiplayer but this game was Battlefield 3 before Battlefield 3 was Battlefield 3. R.I.P. the amazing multiplayer. :'(
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100 of 136 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
4 years and its still better than the new generation fps
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41 of 49 people (84%) found this review helpful
260.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
Have owned this game for too many year to count :) Absolutely love it and would recommend it to anyone who loves battefield type games. It's too bad the multiplayer servers are shutdown now since not too many ppl play it anymore. If they could re-open it somehow and get the name on the headlines again that would be legit.
5 star game
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42 of 55 people (76%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
A pretty solid single player experience as a near-future, open-world, Military themed FPS. The open-world mechanic is refreshing for a single player experience (that isn't battlefield with bots) compared to the modern military shooter campaigns which are very linear. There's still a hint of linearity as each mission is basically about 3 target objectives (at a time) you have to capture/destroy but you can pretty much get to each of them in whatever order you want. Then another 3, and so on, until you've basically hit ever point of interest in the large scale level. It plays out somewhat like Crysis (1) or FarCry (1), but better in my opinion because the combat comes sooner, is more sustained (more ammo, more bad guys, & less time traversing the map), you have allies to fight alongside you, you're given more choice via multiple simultaneous objectives, and the level design is more than just a jungle (it's an urban jungle)

This game lets you use vehicles (tanks) but you can survive w/o having to use them (unlike fights in battlefield). Then there's also using drones (RC cars/helicopters with mounted guns/bombs), which occures quite often-more than I would wish in an FPS game but at least its not the majority (or even the entirety) of any particular mission and It's possible to get the through the mission w/o using them, though can be difficult at times.

Graphics may be slightly dated, but they're unified and solid. Sound is generic but it gets the job done well enough without detracting too much from immersion. Dialog is simple, not much depth. Same with the plot, but this is good as it doesn't try to cram a bunch of narrative/history into your brain when you've come to play a shoot 'em up action game. The controls are tight. You have health regeneration so as long as you have cover, you can almost always stay alive. There are still times where you may die, but the open-world game mechanic makes dying less frustrating as you are not forced to follow the exact same path that just got you killed!!

Overall, great fun playing the single player campaign as an open world shooter. I was disappointed with the last few levels in the cities as you couldn't enter many of the large buildings which greatly restricts your movement and attack options compared to the previous levels in the game.
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80 of 127 people (63%) found this review helpful
160.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
only single player now. Kaos has shut down the Multiplayer servers
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