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Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

http://games.1c.ru/soldier_of_fortune_2/:
    "Солдат Удачи 2" (оригинальное название - Soldier of Fortune II. Double Helix) - продолжение знаменитого 3D-шутера Soldier of Fortune.

    "Солдат Удачи 2" - одна из самых реалистичных и захватывающих игр своего жанра. Попробуйте себя в роли профессионального наемника, в арсенале которого - полный набор сверхсовременного оружия и сверхточного военного оборудования.

    В роли Джона Маллинса, специалиста по борьбе с терроризмом, вы побываете в разных уголках земного шара. Вам будут противостоять могущественные террористические организации, цель которых распространение смертоносного вируса по всему миру. Ваша задача - не допустить этого и ликвидировать врага, где бы он ни был.Впереди вас ждут сложные и опасные миссии. Вы будете действовать как в одиночку, так и в команде. И помните, что враг не дремлет и быстро научится адекватно реагировать на все ваши действия.

    Особенности игры

    • Захватывающий сюжет;
    • Боевые действия в различных частях земного шара;
    • Генератор случайных миссий;
    • Захватывающая многопользовательская игра по локальной сети или Интернет;
    • Продвинутый искусственный интеллект;

    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58025) on Mar 26, 2011.

www.xbox.com:
    Soldier of Fortune® II: Double Helix is the explosive follow-up to the acclaimed first-person action game Soldier of Fortune. As John Mullins, a military consultant working for the top-secret agency known as "The Shop," experience fierce shoot-outs in the jungles of Columbia, the frozen wastelands of Kamchatka, and the bustling streets of Hong Kong, to name just a few. During their tour of duty, players will have access to an immense arsenal of real-world weaponry, including MK 23 US SOCOM, M4 with M203 grenade launcher, MSG90A1 military sniper rifle, and the MM-1 40 mm grenade launcher as well as authentic next-generation small arms such as the OICW weapon system. Armed with this lethal assortment of hardware, you can tackle a wide range of missions, including hostage rescue, intelligence gathering, and search-and-destroy operations. You can also encounter up to 10 other warriors in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix's multiplayer modes via Xbox Live.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12592) on Oct 07, 2010.

Back of Case - XBox:
    TIME TO TERMINATE THE TERRORISTS.

    An insidious threat has risen in the form of a bio-terrorist organization and its two-pronged Gemini Virus. As mercenary John Mullins, it's up to you to stop the terrorists and destroy the virus before it's unleashed on humanity. Full frontal assaults, stealth and subterfuge are your tactics - submachine guns, rocket launchers and thermal vision goggles are your tools. Prepare for the most realistic cover-ops shooter experience ever.

    Engage in a variety of engrossing missions around the world in an attempt to stop a terrorist organization.

    Make it a fully multiplayer experience online with Xbox Live.

    Take on enemies with more than 25 real-world weapons - from anti-tank guns to thermal goggles.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69569) on Jun 25, 2003.

Inside Flaps of Box (U.S./Canada):
    TIME TO TERMINATE THE TERRORISTS

    Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix includes:

    2 CDs!
    Over 55 levels of covert action!
    Treacherous single-player mode!
    All out multiplayer mode!
    Eye-popping graphics!
    Badass enemy AI!
    Unbelievably powerful weapons!
    Hong Kong, Colombia and other locations!
    All new Infiltration multiplayer game mode!

    Bonus Feature: A Random Mission Generation, for unparalleled replayability-no two games are ever the same!

    John F. Mullins
    Major, United States Army Special Forces (retired)


    The real-life John Mullins served three tours in Vietnam, where he lead top-secret missions deep into Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam. Between tours he helped formulate the Quick Kill instinctive shooting program. After Vietnam he trained and advised the military in some of the world's most dangerous hotspots. Mullins has since founded an ammunition company, trains law enforcement and military personnel, and writes novels and non-fiction.

    GHOUL II Technology:
    The addition of GHOUL II to the Quake III: Team Arena engine allows for more animations, more damage and more pulse-pounding action than ever before-with 36 damage zones and 16 dismemberment zones! Additional features include per-pixel hit detection, fully skeletal, soft-skinned models and a facial animation system for even more realistic characters.

    Blow off a little steam in Hong Kong!

    Dispatch the enemy-from head to toe!

    Heat things up with some serious firepower!

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Jun 13, 2002.

Back of Box (U.S./Canada):
    Objective:
    The stakes are even higher in this heart-pounding sequel to the FPS hit! An insidious threat has arisen in the form of a bio-terrorist organization and their two-pronged Gemini Virus. Your mission: Race around the globe to neutralize the terrorists before the plague is unleashed on humanity.

    Parameters:
    Reprise the role of John Mullins: patriot, weapons specialist, anti-terrorist mercenary and "Military Consultant." Trust no one-only your ability to take out operatives with your brains, brawn and firepower. Failure is not an option.

    The enemy is smart...very smart. Eliminate them in dangerous single and multiplayer modes-AI reacts to a variety of strategy, stealth and other combat tactics.

    Employ over 25 realistic military-grade weapons and tactical equipment, including OICW, the ultra-secret combat threat of the future.

    Go wherever it takes to neutralize terrorist scum. RMG terrain technology allows for a full range of movement across hostile environments.

    An enhanced Quake III Arena engine creates fast action and incredible detail. GHOUL II technology provides ultra-realistic damage modeling.


    The most intense covert-ops shooter ever!
    • Immersive storyline!
    • Real-world locations!
    • Random Mission Generator!
    • Intense Multiplayer!
    • And more!


    "A follow-up to what may be the most intensely realistic first-person shooter ever made."
    - PC Gamer

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Jun 12, 2002.