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Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (Xbox)

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Description

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.

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There are 35 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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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The Press Says

Gamesmania Jul 16, 2003 71 out of 100 71
GameZone Jun 30, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Digital Entertainment News (den) Oct 02, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 26, 2003 13 out of 20 65
Next Level Gaming Jul 07, 2003 62 out of 100 62
IGN Jun 18, 2003 5.8 out of 10 58
GameSpot Jun 24, 2003 5.2 out of 10 52
Gamereactor (Denmark) Jul 02, 2003 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Jul 02, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Extreme Gamer Aug 26, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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.

Installation

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.

Awards

  • 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).)
Corn Popper (69497) added Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (Xbox) on Jun 19, 2003
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