Game Informer writes: "For Battlefield fans, Kaos Studios needs no introduction. The upstart development team formerly known as Trauma Studios honed its game crafting skills on one of the most well polished and popular Battlefield mods of all time, Desert Combat. Frontlines: Fuel of War is the team's ambitious first attempt at making its own full-fledged game.
The single-player campaign follows a near-future tale of dwindling resources and escalating military tensions. Russia and China have joined as the Red Star Alliance, and the newfound group is in a global struggle with Western Coalition forces over the last remaining black gold on the planet. The story follows an embedded journalist as he tags along with the Stray Dogs infantry group, which is leading the push against the Reds."