User Reviews

My personal guilty pleasure. Windows Steely Gaze (209)
A "kill'em-all" first person shooter with a few gallons of gore tossed in. Windows kbmb (435)
One of the best and bloodiest warfare related fps to date. Windows Sycada (191)
Best when shared with others. Windows Anatole (61)
About as good as it gets Windows Aapo Koivuniemi (46)
OUCH. There goes his head... Windows Quackbal (51)
One of the best shooters around! Windows SifouNaS (1326)
Very good, extremely brutal game. Windows Marcel Grave (2)

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Xbox 7 3.7
Combined User Score 51 3.7

Critic Reviews

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100 (Dec, 2002)
La qualité des textures est incontestable, les personnages magnifiques, les objets fidelement modélisés, la végétation luxuriante. Ce jeu est un régal pour les yeux... si on possède la bête de course adéquate! Un iMac 700 G4 peine à le faire tourner en 640*480 tout médium 16 bit. Voilà où ça fait mal. Ce jeu sera une valeure sûre sur Mac... dans deux ans, quand le parc informatique sera apte à le faire tourner. Seuls les bi processeurs sont aujourd'hui capables de lancer SOF 2 "correctement". Autre point qui nous chagrine: l'abandon de Mac OS 9. Le jeu utilise le moteur de Q3 Team Arena qui a servi à batîr RTCW ou MoH:AA. On connaît la différence de framerate entre 9 et X. Peut-être un portage sous 9 aurait abaisser d'un poil la config requise. Dommage.
WindowsGame Chronicles (Jul 09, 2002)
Raven Software has had a long line of successful FPS titles dating back to the early days of Heretic and Hexen. They have steadily improved with each new release making use of the best of current technology as their recent releases such as Voyager: Elite Force, and Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast clearly prove.
WindowsImperium Gier (Jun 23, 2002)
SoF 2 jest z pewnością grą ciekawą i bardzo wciągającą. Duży plus należy się autorom za spory wybór broni i naprawdę długie misje z zaskakującymi zwrotami akcji, a także za możliwość cichego likwidowania przeciwników. Niestety gra nie ustrzegła się wielu błędów, które potrafią być irytujące, ale w żadnym razie jej nie dyskwalifikują.
WindowsActionTrip (May 23, 2002)
In closing, I should say that SOF2 is probably the best action game I've played this year, next to Jedi Knight 2. (and who made that game? Raven Software!) Its great all-around performance both in single-player and multiplayer and its groundbreaking technology overshadow some of its drawbacks, making it a must-buy for every action gamer out there; just as long as you can tell a difference between a polygonal model and a live person...
WindowsGamereactor (Denmark) (Jun 11, 2002)
Det kontroversielle gameplay i etteren kunne ikke hæmme købelysten og udfra, hvad SoF2 har vist indtil videre, ser det ud til at efterfølgeren heller ikke gir sig uden en kamp. Fans af etteren bør absolut give sig i kast med toeren, hvis altså nerverne er til det. SoF2 er uden tvivl et godt spil, men for nybegyndere, kan man nøjes med at give sig i kast med etteren, da mængden af nye elementer er relativt få. Hvis denne slags spil tiltaler én, er SoF2 et godt køb, men den er ikke et absolut must til spil hylden.
90 (Jun 11, 2002)
Soldier of Fortune2: Double Helixissä on omat vikansa ja puutteensa, mutta ne eivät hämärrä sitä tosiasiaa, että kyseessä on viihdyttävä pakkaus ja ehdoton pakko-ostos kaikille räiskintäpelien ystäville, kunhan ikää löytyy ne vaadittavat 18 vuotta ja kanttia katsella koko pelihistorian ehdottomasti päällekäyvintä väkivaltaa lähietäisyydeltä.
WindowsGamePro (US) (Feb 13, 2004)
The bottom line is Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is an all out blasting good time. If you like first-person shooters with lots blood, fire fights, screaming and explosions - then you'll rip through this - loving every minute of it.
WindowsWorth Playing (May 29, 2002)
This will once again be a highly discussed game due to the large gore factor, but it offers everything you could possibly want in a First Person Shooter: extensive single player mode with a very large amount of maps and missions (in different locations so it doesn't get boring), high degree of realism, high blood factor, excellent graphics, and great sound effects. Apart from the lack of bosses at the end of each mission and the (in my personal opinion) somewhat shady accuracy, this game has all it needs to be a VERY good gaming experience with great replay value. Now, let's hope the gaming community gets the chance to go wild with the multiplayer aspect in creating new skins and extra maps, and we'll be set for years to come! If you have not yet purchased this title, then what are you waiting for?! This game is easily the best First Person Shooter to come out this year!!! I'm out for blood ... see you in the ring!
90 (Jun 20, 2002)
Rezultatul se vede, avem de a face cu un titlu care incearca sa imbine doua tipuri de jocuri apartinand genului FPS: cel orientat spre actiune furibunda (Doom, Serious Sam) cu cel axat pe o actiune care necesita si alte calitati din partea jucatorului decat cele de indemanare privind folosirea tastelor si a mouse-ului.
90 (Jun 22, 2002)
All in all, the game is a fantastic thrill ride filled with all of the action and carnage you would expect from Raven, Mullins, and the franchise. The game supports 32 player online play, and has a "Random Mission Generator" that creates single-player scenarios in totally new environments each time. This is a nice feature, but every environment is outdoors and relatively baron. If you're a fan of the trademark carnage of the original SOF, do not hesitate to buy this game. For as frustrating as some of the bugs made it, this reviewer is going to play through it again just to experience the visceral thrill that comes from dishing out pain Mullins style.
WindowsThe Age (Jun 13, 2002)
Utilising a modified Quake 3 engine, the environments are visually stunning and highly interactive, spanning the globe from Colombia to Prague. And with its mix of closequarters engagement and outdoors assault, Soldier Of Fortune 2 never becomes stale or repetitive. The missions are varied, requiring stealth, subterfuge and often a simple gunsblazing approach to succeed. Don't expect it to be a walk in the park either. You may be good, but so are your enemies - the artificial intelligence is downright spooky. They'll employ tact, surprise and teamwork, stopping at nothing to stop you. There is no doubt Soldier of Fortune 2 will be a huge hit with the firstperson shooter fans - not for its impressive storyline or graphic engine, but because people just love killing terrorists in the most violent ways possible.
WindowsGameZone (Jun 11, 2002)
All in all I highly recommend this sequel. If you have never played SOF or even if you’re a SOF nut, this is a must have for any FPS fan!
WindowsGameSpy (May 20, 2002)
I could spend days exploring the fine points of Soldier of Fortune 2. At first glance, it may seem like most other shooters, but it does so many things well, and offers so much replay value within the random mission generator and multiplayer modes that it's easily one of the best action games you'll play this year … and possibly well into 2003.
WindowsArmchair Empire, The (Jun 26, 2002)
I think this is the highest score I’ve ever given a game on the Empire. Looking at some of the great titles I’ve had the privilege of reviewing, it seems slightly out of place that a sequel that seems nothing more than a solid game should claim the mighty rare "9". Some would say that 9 is in fact the highest expression of numerical value. Philosophical and numerological propositions aside, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (SOF2) is definitely deserving of all its praise and all of its high scores and ratings.
WindowsFiringSquad (Jul 10, 2002)
Who would I recommend this game to? Fans of the first Soldier of Fortune will definitely enjoy the improvements. There’s nothing worse in SOF2, so I can’t see why someone would like the first but not the second. There are plenty of people that will get a kick out of the gore factor in SOF2, although the gameplay is worth more than a no-brain gore fest. However, some people may be disturbed at the well-acted death screams and enemies begging for their lives. SOF2 is probably not a good FPS to get started into the genre on if you’re not a veteran, your aim needs to be very good and the enemies can be pretty sneaky. Innovative? Not really. Fun? Yes. Besides the obvious improvements like graphics and sound effects, everything on Soldier of Fortune 2 is better than the original. The story, single player campaign, AI, weapons, multiplayer, and map design are light years ahead of the first.
Windowsgames xtreme (Jul 16, 2002)
SOFII promised so much more than it delivered. After months of waiting, the single game is pretty poor and you can usually spot something, which would have been better if they spent a little more time on the preparation. On a positive note however the Multiplayer game is a gem and well worth buying the game for.
WindowsIGN (May 20, 2002)
In the end I imagine you will all come to the same conclusion as I. Who in the hell really cares if it's not as good as this and that when looking at this and that? Solider of Fortune II is a brilliantly fun first-person shooter with an outstanding multiplayer component, and despite its shortcomings and similarity to the original, excels well enough in critical areas to be at the very least worthwhile and at the very best really good.
WindowsJoystick (French) (Jun, 2002)
Raven Software offre une digne suite à Soldier of Fortune avec un jeu toujours aussi plaisant, bourré d'action et de violence du début jusqu'à la fin. Rien de très original, rien de très subtil, juste un très bon shoot servi par une réalisation impeccable.
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Jun 07, 2002)
Hoewel het game enkele nieuwe elementen toevoegt die niet altijd even goed lijken te werken, behoudt en verbetert het zowat elk element van het origineel, zowel in het singleplayer- als het multiplayergedeelte. Vergeet het rondsluipen en speel dit spel zoals het gespeeld moet worden!
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (May 31, 2002)
Soldier of Fortune 2 is een indrukwekkende FPS die realistisch wapentuig en degelijke A.I. hoog in het vaandel voert.
85 (Sep 13, 2002)
That’s it, Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix is a big big hit (as was to be expected) and will make many people happy, but will also leave several avid gamers with a tiny unexplainable feeling of disappointment. Right, let’s keep going until SoF 3 now, shall we ?
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer (Jun, 2002)
Jag tycker att SoF II är en utmärkt shooter som levererar vad utvecklarna har lovat. Raven Software vet exakt hur de ska göra för att få den rätta känslan i en shooter. Uppdragen är häftigare än i föregångaren, fienden är smartare, vapnen är mer realistiska och grafiken är mycket snyggare. De som letar efter några mer revolutionerande nyheter kommer att bli besvikna, men om du är ute efter en traditionell actionfest lär du njuta av Ravens hantverk.
84 (May 29, 2002)
Soldier of Fortune 2 ist in Sachen Brutalität nicht gerade zimperlich. Aber im Gegensatz zum ersten Teil ist das Gemetzel nicht mehr Essenz des Spiels, sondern nur noch Dreingabe. Raven Softwares 3D-Shooter fasziniert durch die gelungene Verbindung von klassischer Shooter-Action mit einer Prise Realismus.
WindowsPC Zone Benelux (Jun, 2002)
Sublieme graphics, ongeëvenaarde audio. Weinig origineel, relatief hoge systeemeisen. Waardig opvolger van de meest controversiële first-person game uit de geschiedenis. Dikke videokaart? Dubbel genieten!
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jun, 2002)
Nach dem anfänglichen Erstaunen, dass ich mich in unserer deutschen Testversion mit Androiden rumschlage, hat es mir Soldier of Fortune 2 richtig angetan. Von der Grafik bis zum Leveldesign, von der sauberen KI bis zur spannenden Handlung – es stimmt praktisch alles. Es macht Spaß, im Flughafen Geiseln zu retten oder mir im Dschungel heiße Schießereien mit Terroristen zu liefern, die sich auch noch einigermaßen schlau verhalten. Groß zu motzen habe ich kaum was. Die Ladezeiten nerven, und gelegentlich verschmelzen die Gegner zu sehr mit der Umgebung und sind schlecht zu erkennen. Davon abgesehen liefert Raven nach Jedi Knight 2 erneut Qualität ab. Das wirkt hier wegen des Echtwelt-Szenarios weniger spektakulär als im Star-Wars-Spiel. Wenn Sie aber lieber bodenständig kämpfen, dürfen Sie zum Spielegeschäft stapfen.
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Jun 18, 2002)
Ich bin hin und her gerissen.Technisch bringt Soldier of Fortune 2 wirklich alles mit, was ein guter Ego-Shooter braucht. Erstaunlich gut finde ich zum Beispiel die KI der Computergegner, die die Verfolgung aufnehmen, sich zusammenrotten, Deckung nehmen und das Terrain ausnutzen. (...). Ein echtes Highlight und für mich DIE Innovation an SoF 2 Ist der Zufallsgenerator für Multiplayer-Karten. So etwas gab's noch nicht. Und trotzdem: Das Spielgeschehen fesselt mich nicht mit entsprechender Begeisterung an den Monitor. Ich finde, Soldier of Fortune 2 artet in Arbeit aus. Wer hat sich zum Beispiel diese übertriebenen Schleich-Missionen einfallen lassen? Das nervt. Wenn ich am PC spiele, will ich mich gut unterhalten und nicht abrackern. Ich will eine spannende Geschichte nachspielen, überraschende Wendungen erleben. Ich will „Magic Moments“, über die ich staunen kann. So gesehen ist Soldier of Fortune 2 für mich ein Spiel ohne Seele.
WindowsClick! (Aug, 2002)
DOUBLE HELIX nie jest może grą wybitną, ale na pewno bardzo dobrą. Amerykański PC Gamer użył do niej następujących określeń: brutalna, wybuchowa, złożona, emocjonująca. Można wręcz powiedzieć, że w tych czterech słowach da się streścić cały program. Weź wszystko to, co podobało ci się w oryginalnym SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, po czym podnieś do drugiej potęgi. A potem pozostaje tylko krwawo się bawić.
WindowsCanadianGamer (Jul 24, 2002)
The fact that there has been only one patch since the game was released on May 21st shows how much time and effort they put into making this game. Although there aren't many MP user-made maps available yet, I suspect that once people catch onto this game's real value, custom-made maps and mods will flourish. Despite those weaknesses, lack of weapons and maps, this game is worth every penny. Definitely recommended.
WindowsGameSpot (May 29, 2002)
Though the plot, the sneaking, and the environments don't amount to much, about 90 percent of Soldier of Fortune II consists of gunfights. And, as in the first game, the developers definitely get that part right. Besides which, the infiltration mode alone is enough reason to recommend Soldier of Fortune II, a sequel that succeeds more on solid improvements than innovation.
WindowsGame Revolution (Jun 01, 2002)
At the end of the day, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix more than holds its own in this crowded genre. It's not spectacular, but it knows what it does well and sticks with it. Good graphics, fun gameplay, crafty AI, a random mission generator and more bursting heads than you'd find on a teenager's face will keep this one on my hard drive until the bitter end.
Xboxgames xtreme (Aug 20, 2003)
All in all, I think it should be said that Soldier of Fortune II:Double Helix is a good game. It does some interesting things and has some very clever level design, promoting versatility in the gameplay, and doesn’t feel limiting at all. Bizarrely Soldier of Fortune II feels kind of fresh and I don’t quite know why. It’s a war based first person shooter, quite a lot like many others, with the aforementioned added benefits, but it works which is the most important thing. It goes without saying that if you want an FPS and don’t have one, get Halo, but as an extra title to add to your collection there’s a lot worse than this. The only problem for the developers of Soldier of Fortune II is that any title released on the X-Box of this genre right now is only going to be an instalment in the run up to the video gaming event we’re all waiting for. Halo 2.
80 (Jun 10, 2002)
Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix ist eine konsequente Verbesserung des ersten Teils. Zwar muss man sich als Spieler erst daran gewöhnen, gegen Androiden in einem Echtwelt-Szenario zu spielen. Aber dafür entschädigen die schöne Grafik sowie das stimmige Missions- und Leveldesign. Anders als in vielen anderen 3D-Shootern ist die Story durchaus spannend und motiviert den Spieler immer noch eine Episode weiter zu spielen. Nervig lange Ladezeiten und teils fies platzierte und schlecht zu erkennende Gegner schmälern den Spielspaß ein wenig und an der Mehrspieler-Front gibt es auch nichts Neues berichten. Richtige Neuerungen bietet das Spiel nicht, dafür aber viele bewährte Spiel-Elemente in teilweise makelloser Perfektion. Soldier of Fortune 2 ist ein rundum gelungener 3D-Shooter, der dem Actionfan solide Unterhaltung bietet - nicht mehr und weniger.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Jul 18, 2002)
Fans of 3D shooters have come to expect solid offerings every time out from Raven Software, and the company once again delivers. While Soldier of Fortune II won’t contend for Game of the Year, it’s worth its price tag for both its combat-heavy single-player campaign as well as its robust multiplayer package, highlighted by the random map generator. The repetitive combat bogs down the otherwise excellent solo mode, but the multiplayer portion extends the value of Double Helix tremendously. It’s the most visceral shooter to ever grace our monitors, but I’m happy to say that underneath all of the entrails, it sports just as much substance as style.
MacintoshMac Addict (Jan, 2003)
Bloody combat is the main selling point of this game. You blast a parade of enemies with 14 weapons. A gloriously gruesome device called Ghoul 2 technology provides 36 damage zones on each enemy. So flex that trigger finger and split heads, send arms and legs flying, and even cut torsos in half—all in stomach-churning color.
WindowsIGROMANIA (Jul, 2002)
Солдат удачи возвращается после небольшого отпуска. Новый движок, новая физическая модель, новые миссии, новые проблемы.
XboxXBox-Zone (Aug 02, 2003)
Bei Soldier of Fortune II gibt es einiges zu tun, denn ganze Horden von Terroristen warten in einer anständigen Level-Auswahl auf den tapferen Helden John Mullins. Dabei ist die KI der Gegner nicht gerade der Hammer, aber dennoch ganz witzig anzusehen: Haben die Terroristen uns erst einmal entdeckt, gehen sie teilweise in Deckung und schicken mehrere Schergen mit nervösen Abzugsfingern voraus, um nach dem Rechten zu sehen. Leider ist die Grafik nicht besonders geraten. Es gibt zahlreiche Passagen, die wie die Pest ruckeln - nicht gerade gut für einen Ego-Shooter! Außerdem zerren zusätzlich elend lange Ladezeiten an den Nerven. Auf der Habenseite kann SoF II den einfachen Missions-Editor und die Xbox-Live-Unterstützung verbuchen. Unterm Strich reicht es nicht für einen Hit, aber Action-Fans ab 18 werden dennoch ihren Spaß mit dem Game haben.
WindowsGamesFirst! (Jun 28, 2002)
I have a few other quibbles with the game; it takes a pretty healthy machine to run, and the single player missions can vary wildly as to quality and level of difficulty. But mostly I'm disappointed that the game's designers didn't focus on what Soldier of Fortune does well-quasi-realistic first person action-packed shooting. The game's poorly executed attempts to be something more than that just draw attention to what the Solider of Fortune II really is-a lot like Soldier of Fortune. And that's pretty good.
80 (Jun 04, 2002)
Sans conteste le shoot du moment pour ceux qui souhaitent laisser un peu de côté Wolfenstein ou Medal Of Honnor. SoF 2 est un régal à tous points de vue, on ne le déconseillera qu'aux joueurs les plus jeunes ou aux gens atteints de schisophrénie avec tendance psychophate.
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (Nov 25, 2002)
Once you accept that SOF2 is a heavily structured shooter (as opposed to Rainbow Six, where the game was essentially a reaction to your planning, or Deus Ex, which was the had the widest structure of any game I've ever played), it's a lot of fun. Running straight in, guns a-blazing will often get you killed, so you have to think a bit. But just when you get used to that, you'll run into a situation where you should simply rush the enemies, catching them unprepared. Despite it's lack of any great innovation, I found myself enjoying it tremendously.
80 (Jan 11, 2007)
Il est grand, il est viril, il aime se battre et en bon américain patriote, il aime pas les terroristes. Ce héros des temps modernes, cette armée à lui tout seul, c’est bien sûr Mullins, John Mullins, personnage central de la saga Soldier of Fortune. Après avoir nettoyé le métro de New York dans le premier opus, le célèbre mercenaire revient plus en verve que jamais, prêt à en découdre comme pas deux pour sauver la veuve, l’orphelin, et le deuxième amendement. Cette fois-ci, Mullins, toujours employé par l’organisation nommée « le Magasin », devra tout mettre en œuvre pour arrêter un groupuscule plus que belliqueux, bien décidés à répandre un virus mortel sur le sol de l’Oncle Sam.
XboxGamePro (US) (Jun 18, 2003)
Soldier of Fortune II may sound like a mixed bag, but the action proves intense enough for players to forget the flaws
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG) (Nov 01, 2002)
Even with these reservations, SoF2 is currently unique in the Mac gaming space. While some Quake 3 total conversions (such as Silicon Ice’s excellent Urban Terror @ ) and Red Storm Entertainment's Rainbow Six & Rogue Spear games have been remarkably successful at bringing the modern counter-terrorism experience to the Mac gamer, SoF2 is an FPS game that creates an almost perfect action-style experience with enough strategic gameplay elements to make the story credible. SoF2’s near-limitless replay value thanks to random map & scenario generation is a also tough act to follow. Adding to that the ability to inflict realistic damage on targets in a wide variety of indoor & outdoor environments in varying weather conditions makes SoF2 a worthy addition to any Mac shooter fan’s software library.
WindowsGry OnLine (Jun 19, 2002)
Śliczna, grywalna, cudowna – to opinie jednych. Wtórna, nudna, przereklamowana – drugich. Jaka jest prawda o „Soldier of Fortune II”? Ta, jak chyba zwykle, leży gdzieś po środku. Fakt, że prócz zaawansowania graficznego (technologia GHOUL2 odpowiadająca za zachowanie i wygląd poszczególnych postaci/ obiektów, jako mała rewolucja zapowiadana była już od dłuższego czasu) gra nie wnosi zbyt wiele do gatunku FPP, nie umniejsza jednak jej zasługom, jako jednej z najbardziej przesyconych brutalnością, ale i zarazem grywalnych produkcji. Jeżeli będziemy pamiętać, aby przed zagraniem ukończyć 18 rok życia, czas przy niej spędzony z pewnością nie okaże się dla nas ani destrukcyjny, ani też zmarnowany.
MacintoshMac Gamer (Oct 15, 2002)
In short, Soldier of Fortune II puts more effort into making the game which comes out of the box as playable as possible without the need to install mods, add-ons or patches. Trust me on this one: Soldier of Fortune II will not run out on gameplay before you run out of interest. This is a brilliant accomplishment and let's hope other games follow suit.
71 (Jul 16, 2003)
Soldier of Fortune 2 hat eine Menge Potenzial und hätte mit guter KI ein echter Hit werden können. So ist es jedoch nur ein wilder Ballerspaß, bei dem man keine hohen Ansprüche an Spieltiefe oder Gegnerintelligenz stellen darf. Sollte sich der Mehrspielermodus noch entwickeln, könnte das Spiel dennoch für Xbox Live! Spieler eine gute Alternative zu Ghost Recon und Unreal Championship darstellen.
This game lacks the intuitive storyline, but is targeted for those of you who do not care and are only interested in killing everything that is in sight. If you are looking for an engrossing storyline to accompany the game play, I would suggest you look elsewhere.
XboxGameZone (Jun 30, 2003)
Solid controls and plenty of missions aren’t enough to ignore the glaring flaws this game possesses and, sadly enough, it holds this game back from being the best console version of the Soldier of Fortune series. The game is still fun enough to play and the online multiplayer feature alone is worth the price of a rental.
65 (Jun 26, 2003)
Au final, on a vraiment le sentiment que pour réaliser ce portage, tout ce qu'on a souhaité conserver de SOF 2, c'est sa violence, du sang partout et des gros flingues. Techniquement appauvri et en deçà des capacités de la Xbox, amputé d'une partie de son gameplay, Soldier Of Fortune 2 s'est transformé en un FPS bourrin, rigolo mais sans envergure et aura du mal à tenir tête à RTCW.
XboxGame Freaks 365 (2003)
Even though the single player campaign sucks, there is about 20-30 hours of gameplay here, that is, if you actually feel like completing the story. As you already know, multi-player is great and Xbox Live only ups the value of Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix. The headset is great for these multi-player modes and all of the weapons and maps keep you playing different levels and learning to use different guns in different situations. Soldier of Fortune II was better on the PC, but this also is a solid game overall, but only as a rental.
XboxNext Level Gaming (Jul 07, 2003)
When I play Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, all I can think of is that it simply doesn't do it for me like Return to Wolfenstein. I realize it's more realistic than RTCW, but there are some glaring problems with the port from the PC. It doesn't look that great, and the surround sound is off enough that it actually impairs your ability to play the game. It did for me. In the end, I will always pick Castle Wolfenstein over this game every time. I would probably pick Ghost Recon over this game too. I just can't get into it no matter how hard I tried. Those are the games I would recommend over this one.
WindowsAbsolute Games ( (May 28, 2002)
Будь Soldier of Fortune 2 фильмом, она бы вошла в когорту летних экшен-картин, которыми североамериканские кинотеатры наводняются в преддверии крупных осенних премьер. Экранное действие вряд ли заставит вас пронести попкорн мимо рта или расплескать кока-колу, сюжет вял настолько, что за ним можно следить, не отрываясь от беседы по сотовому, а после сеанса человек выходит с абсолютно незамутненной головой. Посмотрел — и забыл. Таковы каноны жанра.
XboxIGN (Jun 18, 2003)
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix was a good game on PC. This sloppy port is not so great on the Xbox. When you have Halo and Ghost Recon in your library, there’s little reason to spend $50 bucks on a very average shooter with sub-standard Xbox graphics. The only reason anyone should consider getting this game for the single player mode is if they crave gratuitous violence. If flying body parts is your thing then this is the game for you. If you don’t live or die by gore, pass this one by.
XboxGameSpot (Jun 24, 2003)
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix doesn't do anything that hasn't already been done better in Activision's own Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Players starving for something--anything--new might be able to briefly enjoy the game as a rental, but the Xbox version of Soldier of Fortune II has too many problems to be recommended beyond that.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Sep, 2002)
I got in think that many people must be wrong about Soldier of Fortune II, because I can’t believe that many people would shell out $55 for a terrible single-player story slapped onto serviceable gameplay with some nice multiplayer touches thrown in. Maybe that many people want to experience the appropriately named GHOUL 2 technology and its ability to provide “more pulse-pounding action than ever before—with 36 damage zones and 16 dismemberment zones!” Yay!
XboxGamereactor (Denmark) (Jul 02, 2003)
Tiden har ikke været flink ved Double Helix, og titlen fremstår lidet imponerende på den tekniske front. Det er simpelthen for ringe, at der ikke presses mere ud af maskinens muligheder. Baggrundene fremstår mudrede og teksturer gentages i en uendelighed. Dertil så byder banerne på nærmest klonhære af identiske fjender. Der bydes ikke på nogle specielle effekter, ingen brug af lyssætning eller speciel udnyttelse af partikler. Simpelt hen for skuffende. Det samme gør sig egentlig gældende for den samlede pakke - med det udvalg af FPS-titler der efterhånden er tilgængelig på Xbox, så har jeg svært ved at se et marked for Double Helix. Med det sagt, så er der dog momenter af god ligefrem action.
MacintoshMacworld (Feb 01, 2003)
Soldier of Fortune II offers impressive multiplayer gaming capabilities and nearly infinite replay value, thanks to its random mission generator. But it's enough of a system hog that it may tax even faster Macs to the breaking point.
XboxExtreme Gamer (Aug 26, 2004)
This game just isn’t fun. Playing through the single player campaign was nothing more than a chore. The multiplayer aspect was entertaining, but not worth buying the game. Gratuitous Games has done a poor job of porting this from the PC to the Xbox. With the exception of excessive gore (which by itself is not enough to make this enjoyable), everything in this game is done better in Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
40 (UK) (Feb 07, 2003)
Your decision to buy or ignore SoF II lies squarely with how much of an FPS junkie you are. Relentless FPS overlords might find their pulses raised briefly by the thought of endless, generic shooting and violence, but the rest of you would be well advised to direct your time and money elsewhere.
XboxGameSpy (Jul 02, 2003)
Got Halo? Ghost Recon? Splinter Cell? Return to Castle Wolfenstein? No? Then buy one of them instead. After that, try renting this sloppy PC port for the multiplayer fun only. Even the overdone gore isn't realistic enough for the morally unhinged. It's a lackluster experience and part-time embarrassment to the hardware potential of this game system.