Frontlines: Fuel of War (2008, World War III Shooter) – 6/10 game review

Cast / crew
General Manager: Frank Delise
Senior Producer: Joe Halper
Design Director: David Votypka
Software Director: Alex Papasavas
Lead Designer: Frank Delise
Writing / Cinematics: Coray Seifert
Lead Programmer: Alex Papasavas

Frontlines: Fuel of War (2008)

China and Russia team up for the ultimate World War III fighting machine. A coalition is hurriedly lumped together and thrown into battle with small teams like the Stray Dogs expected to hit hard and deep and turn the red tide.

6/10

You get the feeling all the way through that this never quite turned out as originally envisioned. It feels like it should be a more tactical, squad-conscious shooter with a multi-path environment, multiple objectives and an accompanying squad that encourages thought to perfect each assault. Ultimately, the end product is just another run-and-gun shooter, quite a good one, but one which frequently feels less than the sum of its parts. The best thing about Frontlines is probably the variety of weapons which are all interesting and useful (though the tank is, as always, stupidly difficult to control and gets killed easier than you do and the default assault rifle is irritatingly weak). You get some really cool toys such as several different types of mini-drones, a mini-tank assault drone, strike designators, homing rocket launchers and a selection of armored vehicles on top of your usual array of personal weapons. Using all these tactical options certainly makes the game more interesting if you realise they’re there and remember to use them but the remaining elements all feel half-baked.

This game contains war violence.

 

Classified 16+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 16 or over..
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.

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