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 (251 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)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game will not work with recent NVIDIA PhysX drivers, it needs to Ageia 7.1.1 driver and it also wants the PhysX card that NVIDIA orphaned immediately after buying Ageia.

http://hardcore-games.azurewebsites.net/gr/2008/frontlines%20fuels%20of%20war.php

One way to keep this game available, is to dual boot, Steam can be run from anything so its not that big of problem.

I have one other game that also needs that Ageia card

Selling a defective game like this is illegal in many countries, including Canada where I am located.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game on steam do not work. I purchase it and haven't play a single game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Just an old not so good multiplayer FPS.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
its a rip of when you try and install it it tries to find a file called AGEIA physx wich is the nvidia physz but the game does not recognize it, you try and contact THQ as steam says they dont anwser you and forget about steam helping they just sell the game there is no kind of support from them, so unless you can find this program you going to loose your money, THANKS STEAM
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Well, I would review the game. Except my old NVIDIA drivers apparently keep me from playing it with some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ PhysX error. Considering I'm not on an AMD card, this is annoying.
And no, running some random apt-get like program for windows to properly install it through powershell and installing who knows what it may be on my system is a reasonable solution. Really people, don't run random command lines someone recommends just to run a dated game.
So: I give this game a big fat stupid, since it doesn't run at all. I guess I'm out a few bucks from steam from this steamer, but live and learn: don't buy old games on steam.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
worth
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3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Campaign will keep you entertained for 3-4 hours. Buy it if you like fps and it's on sale at 3€ or less.
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39 of 51 people (76%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
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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64 of 100 people (64%) found this review helpful
160.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
only single player now. Kaos has shut down the Multiplayer servers
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Excellent game, sadly suffers with poor ai. However it is fun no the less.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This is a gem of a war game. Plenty of action or combat to keep you interested and focused.
They should have made a sequel to this one or came out with some DLCs for this one.
This is a game that should have set the standard for the Medal Of Honor,COD and the
Battlefield series.
A classic example of what a war game should be.
For those armchair soldiers out there I highly recommend it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
It was sold at a really low price but on the other hand, it was a rather bad game even though it held a rather high pace throughout the whole game. The AI was close to abysmal - both friendly and enemy AI - and the levels were basically multiplayer levels with some story attached to it... much like the single player part of Battlefield 1942 (except that game had no story at all).

In short, it was not a really good game.
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49 of 95 people (52%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
steam has a lot of nerve and obviously boundless greed to be putting completely dead multiplayer only games like this one on a front page sale.

they should not be selling this game at all!! because the one thing the game relies on to function, can not be done anymore!!

if you buy this game today, you are ♥♥♥♥ out of luck!! you will only play by yourself and there is no game there!!!

money spent on this game is money wasted. you have been warned.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This is a fantastic game, I love it. The campaign is meh, but the old multiplayer was very fun!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
No Co-op, trouble-shooting is necessary in order to play the game. Game play and story-line is excellent
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
ok its an old game and was never a block buster, but for £2 on the steam sale it's worth buying to fill the time between better games. I only recommend this on those terms. In all other situations, I wouldn't bother.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Painfully average. Decent graphics and new ideas are squandered with terrible gunplay and design. Decent enough if on a steep sale, otherwise don't bother.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
For 2-2,5 € it's a good buy. The Single player is very simple and easy to handle and learn.
There are many ways and options to kill the enemy soldiers. I like the idea with the mini helicopters with rocket launchers, and drones, ect. :)
But the SP looks a little short, and the biggest potential would be in the MP. But the servers are offline. :(
If it is on a huge sale, i can hardly recommend the game. But for the full price, you can buy games with much more potential playtime :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Do not buy this if you use an nVidia video card AND/OR if you're running Windows 7 x64 and up.
Chances are it won't run for you and there's nothing you can do about it, even if you do install the old AGEIA PhysX driver.
♥♥♥♥ this game.
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