''Sometimes racing on a track just isn't enough. Sure, the surrounding scenery of the latest racing sim may look pretty, but wouldn't you rather just hare off the asphalt, flatten the surrounding tree-line and disappear into the sunset amid a cloud of dust? That's the promise of FUEL, a so-called multi-terrain arcade racer that claims to boast the largest racing environment ever.
How big? 5,000 square miles, that's how big.
Inspired by recent environmental headlines, the game portrays a somewhat decimated western United States, where natural disasters are commonplace and petrol is scarce. From the ruins has risen the most extreme form of racing yet, where drivers and riders compete cross-country to win precious fuel and live to race another day.
There are checkpoints, but no tracks in the conventional sense, so you can take whatever route you like in whichever vehicle you prefer: bikes, 4x4s and other off-road vehicles for preference. Whether you take a sneaky route through narrow passages or just smash down everything in your path is up to you, although you'll be guided to a degree by in-game GPS, which recommends the best strategy for your given ride.''