Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix

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The stakes are higher in this sequel to Soldier of Fortune. The player is John Mullins, a patriot, weapons specialist and anti-terrorist mercenary, who takes on a new threat bio-terrorist organization and their Gemini virus. His mission is to neutralize the terrorists before they unleash the virus.

Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix features over 55 levels and an all new Random Mission Generator mode. The game uses the Quake III: Team Arena engine with GHOUL II technology and its models are designed with 36 damage zones along with 16 dismemberment zones.


Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Windows Random Mission Generator: Mullins is sent to assassinate the Uzi-toting Deviant1 in the Hills (the easiest Random Mission map)
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Windows When he isn't killing terrorists all over the world, Mullins surely takes a break with an good old shooter.
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Windows Fighting some salty sailors on the deck of a cargo ship. I'm slaying in the rain, just slaying in the rain...
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Windows A plague village straight out of the Andromeda Strain shows you how high the stakes are in your battle against the Romulus virus

Alternate Titles

  • "命运战士II:双重螺旋" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Солдат Удачи 2" -- Russian spelling
  • "SOF2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

My personal guilty pleasure. Windows Steely Gaze (188)
A "kill'em-all" first person shooter with a few gallons of gore tossed in. Windows kbmb (399)
One of the best and bloodiest warfare related fps to date. Windows Sycada (175)
Best when shared with others. Windows Anatole (52)
About as good as it gets Windows Aapo Koivuniemi (43)
OUCH. There goes his head... Windows Quackbal (51)
One of the best shooters around! Windows SifouNaS (1317)
Very good, extremely brutal game. Windows Marcel Grave (2)

Critic Reviews Windows Jun 20, 2002 90 out of 100 90 Windows Jun 11, 2002 90 out of 100 90
games xtreme Windows Jul 16, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Jun 07, 2002 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Windows May 29, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
CanadianGamer Windows Jul 24, 2002 83 out of 100 83 Xbox Jul 16, 2003 71 out of 100 71
Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Oct 02, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 2003 6.4 out of 10 64
Next Level Gaming Xbox Jul 07, 2003 62 out of 100 62


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German version

To avoid having the game banned in Germany because of its violent nature, major modifications had to be made to the game's story line and graphics. The game now takes place in a parallel universe called Hysperia (!), where mankind was completely wiped out by machines. The machines then began to develop human-like emotions, which also led to common human problems such as war and crime. All humans, including enemies and the main character John Mullins, were therefore replaced by Cyborgs. As a consequence, all blood and gore effects are missing. The censored German Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is regarded by most players as "the most censored game ever in Germany". A doubtful title indeed...

The UK version has a region lock, meaning the game is censored when installed on a system with a German version of Windows. Humans are still humans and the story does not change, but everything else applies.

The Xbox version is not effected.


The game's installer features an audio narrative and slideshow telling the background story of the game. Because computers continually get faster, it's possible to finish the installation before the story has successfully completed. It helps that the game comprises two CD-ROMs and the user can continue listening to the audio while the installer is waiting for the next disc to be inserted.

John Mullins

The protagonist, John Mullins, is named after the real-life mercenary, who has been Raven's exclusive consultant during the making of this game. The character's background is also similar to that of the real John Mullins.


  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Special Technical Achievement Award (for its random mission generator)
Information also contributed by DarkChojin and WildKard.

Related Web Sites

  • Save the World, But Only in Mac OS X (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Double Helix, with commentary being provided by MacPlay President Mark Cottam (July, 2002).)
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