NZGamer writes: "The game is set in a timeline that is very close to home. The oil supplies are running low in 2009, and by 2012, the world is in the middle of Armageddon. This slight leap forward in time has brought with it new technologies to the battlefield. Frontlines features hi-tech drones that you can control to spy on or detonate nearby enemies and new visual aids allow you to pin-point targets from afar.
Looking at the visuals and from the storyline, many will assume this game is yet another shooter in the ever-expanding genre. From a distance this game appears to be a mix between Call of Duty, Battlefield and Gears of War. But despite its low-key marketing and extremely unappealing title, Frontlines is still one of the most enjoyable first-person shooter games around currently."