Rated 10 out of 10 by Mr R Highly Underated
This game is unfairly underated by many player reviews, it requires alot of playtime to really be able to see the beauty and variety this arcade racer has to offer. First of all let me start by saying that the graphics are just beautiful and all the weather effects in it i haven't seen in any other racer, they are just awesome! the map its incredibly gigantic, you could go on for hours just driving around this enormous world. The sound is not great but its pretty decent and so is the interface, storyline is passable not that it matters much on a racing game, there are a few minor bugs in this game still, it actually froze for me once. You have a horde of all kinds of vehicles at your disposal as long as you can afford the ingame currency "Fuel Points" that is.I would not reccommend anyone to rent this game to try it, because you will not be able to enjoy more then 90% of it before you have to turn it back in. I highly reccommend players who love offroad racing games to buy this game right now.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Matto195 The Truth Review
So I wasnt very excited about this wannabe future anarchy racing game, but with the lack of games out there for the 360 I really didnt have a choice. It started off proving me very wrong, with fun customizations on your driver it seemed to be pretty cool, but that was until the vehicle customization came to my eyes. Same colors and designs for literally EVERY vehicle. But the races were quite fun, except for the fact that is is literally impossible to beat unless it is on Rookie (the easiest setting) and higher and the opponents become literally professional anarchy racers leaving you in the dust. And for some weird reason even if they are in the same vehicle yours seems to be THAT much slower than theirs. The game becomes very repetitive and very stupid considering the fact that you have to get a certain amount of stars to progress and the only way to get stars is by doing harder difficulty levels. Overall stick with another racing game PLEASE!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Mr. Person Love it Love it Love it!!!!!
This si probably just about the best game by codemasers next to Grid. There is so much territory to explore it's just ridiculous!!! You can go anywhere any time in any vehicle. There are a lot of challenges you can do anytime. You can access them from the menu or you can ride to them in free ride. Theren are acheivements for just racing in free ride for so long. One new thing I never see in a racing game is that you can make your own track! how sick is that.? you can make a lot of special customizations on your rider and vehicle. There is plenty of cahallenge with three levels for each which gives you fuel (money to get new vehicles). There are also so amny extreme weather effects like tornadoes and hurricanes and snowstorms and on and on and on... OMG definitely a must buy for any action or racing or just free time players. I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes these categories. Also try Grid which is a 10 out of 10 too.
Rated 7 out of 10 by aco612 Fun at times, not-so-fun at times
A rather forgotten title, but somewhat deservedly so, Fuel has a strong lineage - produced by Codemasters, one of the best racing publishers - but falls a bit flat in critical areas. The open world concept is great (somewhere around 5000 sq. km!) but as a consequence the graphics aren't. The vehicles are diverse, but the personalization of them is pretty shallow and is basically just changing their primary color. The storyline is promising, but is really just incidental to the action and isn't very cohesive to the game and the promise it held wasn't exploited at all. And the racing? Handling is responsive, fun, and easy to grasp, but speed is poorly depicted and it can be incredibly difficult to follow the tracks. The track difficulty can be alleviated with practice (duh), but the sense of slowness really wears you down. On the good side there are LOTS of tracks and LOTS of space to just drive around, and the game is pretty cheap nowadays. For a minimum investment there is a lot to do here, but many parts of it have been done better elsewhere.
Rated 9 out of 10 by stampbook well i love it
i dont care what anybody says. fuel makes things happen that no other racer on consoles available can say they do. fuel is the racer that all of the other racers secretly wish they were. big. wide. open. beautiful. fun. take it or leave it. but i like turning left when everyone else goes right. i like seeing storms come to form in the middle of a race. or the day turn to night ever so slightly to where the sky becomes for a second a piece every color of the rainbow as the sun leaves the moon to take over for light. theres nothing like this game. oblivion i guess. fallout maybe. and then they have a baby with motorstorm. thats fuel. like anything worth having the real worth and beauty is underneath. they dont want you to fix your car up. they dont want it to look like chevy made it. they just want you to race your heart out in a slew of diverse car types through a slew of diverse floor types. all they want you to do is drive.
Rated 6 out of 10 by guess who... Fun at first but after a while gets boring
The title says it this game gets really boring after a couple hours of gameplay. All of the racing is basically the same and straightforward. You race. After the race you can free ride in the huge world. Wandering around pointlessly gets boring quickly. Before you know it you'll be letting your brother play the xbox so you can watch him because your so bored. On the bright side the graphics are great and there are lots vehicles and they have different speeds and types. The problem is that you almost always have to buy another car because you have to have that car to race. The sounds of the vehicles and destruction (from the weather) are very good. The A.I. is way to hard sometimes. The controls are like all racing games. So if you like open world games, get this game no doubt. But if your like me and just want to race, get another game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by SuLLy 102 Looks Good
So far Fuel looks great. A great concept along side some nice graphics and visuals. Another thing that also makes this game look incredible is the sheer size of the map, which is rumored to be around 5,000 square miles! Codemasters is known for putting out enjoyable and worthwhile racers so they have some experience in this area. The concept and story sound amazing as well. Decades of environmental abuse has spawned the apocalypse turning the U.S. into a wasteland and driving fuel prices through the roof so the main thing everyone is after in this wasteland is fuel. Set in Nevada, the terrain has a deserted wasteland feel to it which intertwines the gameplay and story together. This is an incredibly original idea for a game especially a racer. I'll be picking this one up from gamestop as soon as it comes out!
Rated 1 out of 10 by sdcharger dont buy . or rent
This is one of the worst racing game ever . and of corse made by code masters how made another horrible game grid. the graphics are cartoonish and it gives you a headache staring at. the land is bland and isnt what they show in the trailer you cant run in to tornados witch is why i gave this game a try. also there no way you can customize your own ride you can only change the color also its the same with your driver you cant customize him the way you wants only change what he wheres. the game is not worth THE MONEY I RENTED FOR IT. a total waste also the challenge is the same even on the hardest level type still feels like your playing on easy. and the day and night cycle every minute its day then a minute later its night. and that got annoying. i would never recommend this game to anybody
Rated 10 out of 10 by kapaqs One of the best arcade racing games yet for the xbox 360
This game is huge! The free roam feature is just excellent and more then makes up for the slight pixel problem of the graphics (the regions a beautifully done giving huge variety in tracks and surfaces). I would say that this game is close to a cross between Downhill Domination for the PS2 and Pure for the xbox 360. I will say you need to give it a chance when you first start playing it. I almost didn't buy it because it seamed to start out slow. But once you figured out what you need to do and see all the different types of vehicles that are available to purchase, the fun factor grew exponentially! This game is for the fans of pure and simple fun racing whether you stay on the tracks, look for short cuts or love to explore the huge seemingly endless boundary free tracks and regions.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Mr. Person You are now to move about the country...
Well...this is my second revew of this game because I have discovered so much more in this game. There are many different tracks which you race on, and there is free ride, online and offline... who else has that??? The graphics are good...but i mean, they had to make 5000 sq. miles... so you cvant blame them. The sound is very good, but it repeats a lot which gets kind of boring after while. There are 74 vehicles and differnet paint shcemes for them. you can buy them or get them in free ride. The races in the middle to the end get tougher and tougher so you have to be prepared. Overall, this is a good game and i say anyone who really likes acing should get it. I liked it, but that is only my opinion...you cant just try it out for like 2 days... you need like 2 weeks to really get into it