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...
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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

    • 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)
    • 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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6.5 hrs
Posted: September 17
I ENJOYED the CRAP out of this AWESOME game!
Thumbs WAAAAaaaay UP!
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Scarlet Pumpernickle
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 5
This is a really old shooter with bad sinlge player and a small remaining community. Seems like it might have been fun at launch, but now holds little reason to be played.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
Great ! Works fine
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5.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
I usually write slightly better reviews than this...

It's Bad. Enough said.
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4.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
A product of it's time - before MP shooters became refined. The SP is a series of multiplayer maps stitched together with cutscenes. It's a blaster since everything is a bulletsponge but there's still some fun to be had here if this is your genre. Overall though I can't think of a reason to play it over something modern.
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7.0 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 5
Mechanically, graphically too old to enjoy.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: July 1
This was a good game but replaying it again I forgot about how bad the randomness of the bullet spread was. I did have a lot of fun playing it with friends too bad other games came out and this never took off with us as I thought it would. I am having fun again replaying the single player missions again though
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14.9 hrs
Posted: June 29
I never understood why this game is so underated. In fact it could be underated BECAUSE its so good for some reason ! The story has undertones critical of the Iraq War. Now Bush, Laney and 500 CIA agents cannot travel to Europe because there are arrest warrants out for them (go check if you don't believe me) that throws the games story into a very interesting light in retrospect, and I think it was meant as a kind of protest vote ... "what's realy going on guys" ? So that set the game play into an interesting context for me. I can only examine the single player campaign here as I have not tried the multiplayer part. I found everything about the single player combat here to be outstanding. The gun play and FPS combat is very fluid. The key innovation at the heart of the game's system is the remote drones. I've never seen any other game get this right with a seamless transition from the player soldier holding a control screen for the drone to looking out of the drone's camera and back again. So you can blast away with a drone, then leave it in some tactical location, switch back to the human first person view and do some fighting there, and then switch back to the drone again. The level design is still very good to this day and shows that less really is more. Many games these days try and cram too much into the scene and the focus is lost. This should be a very simple "zen of 3D engine design" but the point so often gets lost. Look at the levels in Frontlines. You eye is drawn to the most important elements because it's not distracted so the sense of place is enhanced as well as immersion. Cool ! My favourite level. The one when you can fly a helicopter as you approach a huge fortress. One last thing. If the "distortion" effect does not enable in the graphics settings, first apply very low settings, return to main menu, apply very high settings, return to main menu. Now distortion should be on and you can increase the other settings that were not set to full by "very high".
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0.4 hrs
Posted: June 28
Man, I remember so many late nights playing this game. Was a shot load of fun, esp when I would fly drones over a sniper and detonate right behind them. So sad this entire company collapsed.

I recently managed to locate the dedicated server files and was thinking about putting up a server and hopefully finding maybe 10 or more people who would want a weekly game night for FFOW. I dont even see any dedicated servers available for rent anymore so I doubt anyone plays much.

Any interest? Hit me up on steam.

BEWARE if you are buying this game: I remember single player was fun but there is NO multiplayer. You can start a LAN game but there are NO BOTS to play against. So you better have friends pleb.
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1 person found this review funny
53.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
I dont give a piece of crap if theres no multiplayer...this game deserves a thumbs up for itys ahead-of-its-time gameplay and graphics and no nonsense campaign for single player....especially on sale. Drive tanks, humvees, helis, fly drones, snipe, do it all in any order you want.
Great bugs.
$5 on sale people.
Buy it, and enjoy it.
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110 of 132 people (83%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 22, 2014
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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135 of 182 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
4 years and its still better than the new generation fps
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69 of 88 people (78%) 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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46 of 56 people (82%) found this review helpful
271.8 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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45 of 59 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-ish, Military themed FPS. It's not a full open world, as it's one structured area per level. I think "open level" would be a better description. Think of a battlefield map that has your forces moving from one side of the map to the other (like the front line moving in the trailer). This open level 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!!

No aim down sights, just some weapons with scopes as alt fire. You're able to choose your "class" (pre-set loadout) if you die and have to respawn in the campaign.

Overall, great fun playing the single player campaign as an open level 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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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
amazing multiplayer,still perfectly playable via hamachi,tunngle,gameranger etc. due to LAN mode (yes LAN! mindblowing, i know). also online servers hosted by the kiling crew are also still avaiable (connectable via ingame console).
lil sidenote: retail and steam version frontlines cannot play together in lan iirc.

well resurrection of frontlines great multiplayer wont happen anyway because people are idiots as usual.
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
100.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 2
Great gameplay in multiplayer.

They disable multiplayer.

Game was AMAZING in MP. Drones, tanks, detection, shooting, camping... That is BF:BC2 but better. Serious.
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14, 2015
In short:

The Good:
Nice graphics
Interesting background to story
Plenty of ammo
Driveable vehicles
Deployment system (acts almost like having lives)
Just plain fun
Simplistic mission designs (taking points, eliminating all enemies, destroying specific spots)
Various controllable drones

The Bad:
Short (4-5 hours)
Inaccurate weapons
Enemies are bullet sponges
Can't use enemy's weaponry
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