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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
I thought that this was an ok racing game. The graphics ware great. Hardcore gamers would like it best. average gameplay. If you like this I would suggest pure.
This is a very cool racing game
Admittedly this game is not for everyone, I happen to be enjoying it. The variety is definitely there as far as vehicles, Motorcycles, ATV, Trucks, dunebuggies and also monster trucks. Many of the areas you unlock look the same but the roaming area is pretty much unlimited. There's mountains, trails, towns and old buildings and abandoned vehicles. The story of the game is supposed to be set where it's just a wasteland but the part that baffled me was why there was road signs and guard rails if there is not supposed to be people there. You also get to knock down fuel barrels which act as currency in the game to buy more vehicles, there's liveries scattered around the various areas and they represent the different designs you can add to your vehicles. Really makes no sense to decorate an off road vehicle that will be caked in mud the majority of the time. Also customizing your avatar or character only makes partial sense on the cycles and ATV's. If you're in a car or truck you can't see your guy anyways. The major drawback to this game is the atrocious load times. The graphics are very well done and so are the environments but the load times remind me of being stuck in rush hour traffic, it simply takes too long. The controls are very responsive but the music is mind numingly boring. If you rent or buy this game do yourself a favor and turn the music to 0 while you play. Sound FX are just ok, I never knew when you hit a tire it would make the sound of running over a stick, just an example of the sound effects, pretty weak. All in all this is a great racer with nice graphics and a fun experience I'm enjoying it.
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.
Fallout 3 On Wheels
I just don't get why people defame this game and give it bad reviews, i bought Fuel about 3 days after it was released here in the US because i couldn't before as to my surprise they were soldout at the closest gamestop from my home, as soon as i got home and popped the disc in i usually like to install the game to the Xbox 360 HDD before i start playing as it helps a bit with loading times. Well to make a long story not so long, i was very impressed with the graphics and the game map seemed alot to me like Fallout 3 but with roads and cars driving around, its incredibly huge! you could practically go anywhere you wish, there are so many vehicles to choose, and let me mention that the weather effects are just amazing, love the tornadoes! imagine racing and all of a sudden a tornado shows up out of nowhere and starts throwing whatever on its path at you and your competition. The sound is "okay" and the interface of the game is not so bad either, the game map is soo huge they have heliports or whatever so you can use a helicopter anytime you wish to make traveling a bit shorter. Customization is actually not so good in this game but i have so much fun that to me doesn't matter much, oh yeah and the music in it can get a bit annoying in my opinion but overall is just an incredible racer, there's no other racer out there like this so i have to say i highly reccommend this game to not only to offroad racing fans but to hardcore simulation racing fans as well
I returned it 3 days later
When I saw the trailer I was amazed. I thought it would be and open world game with numerous tracks and varieties to mess around with. I was hoping for vehicle customization like in Saints Row 2, but no. The only customization is colors (Which are the same for EVERY SINGLE 70 VEHICLES!) and upgraded the car which has no significant impact on the way it drives or handles. I picked this up along with Red Faction Guerrilla which has 10x better driving mechanic than this piece of crap. You have no traction what so ever even with off road vehicles. And the absolute truth is that while it might have won the Guinness World Gaming Records for largest area in a single video game, its just boring and dull. You have a map where you can set a point to go to in order to start a race from that point. But you also have a menu which you can access which skips the travailing and just starts the race. So now I ask " What is the point of driving there in the first place?" I'll tell you, so you can experience " The amazing weather effects" which include a tornado, rain, and snow. I tried to get close to the tornado to see what would happen and I just keep going into infinity. So in reality, it wasn't even there. So unless you feel like driving a million miles to get from point A to point B, just save your money and buy prototype or red faction or even ghostbusters.