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A terrorist organization has stolen nuclear weapons from a facility in Russia, intending to sell them to various third-world nations, initiating a global conflict. The player takes the role of John Mullins, a US mercenary working for an organization known as "The Shop". The goal is simple: hunt the villains across the globe, thwart their evil plans, and save the world!

Like most 3D shooters, Soldier of Fortune consists mainly of exploring the environments and killing the enemies that try to impede the player's progress. It is one of the first shooters to isolate over 20 different body regions and show/inflict damage to those regions. For example, if the player character shoots an enemy in the foot, the enemy will limp. The game was also notable for including realistic gore animations resulting from the injuries sustained by the enemies.


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There are 53 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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Alternate Titles

  • "命运战士" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Soldier of Fortune: Tactical Low-Violence Version" -- Censored release
  • "SOF" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Oct, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Gamezilla Aug 14, 2001 85 out of 100 85
IGN Jul 23, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 17, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Gamestyle Aug 06, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Sep, 2001 75 out of 100 75
SegaFan.com Feb 23, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpot Jul 02, 2001 7.3 out of 10 73
Planet Dreamcast Aug 06, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Aug 06, 2001 70 out of 100 70


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German version

There are a few changes in the German version:
  • All blood and gore effects, especially shooting off limbs, were removed.
  • There are no death screams.
  • No missions take place in real locations anymore, e.g. Tokyo was renamed to Tokono
  • Parts of the animation of a peeing enemy and pictures of Saddam Hussein were removed.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

incite PC Gaming review

Steve Klett's review of the game in incite PC Gaming #7 (June 2000) had a somewhat distressing sidebar detailing how his dog was frightened by the blood-curdling screams of dying enemies to the point that he escaped to his master's room and curled up in a ball, scared out of his wits. In his own words, "I guess it's a testament to the fact that the violence is perhaps too realistic."

John Mullins

The game is based (to a certain extent) on real-life mercenary John Mullins. A former member of a Vietnam spec ops unit of the Green Berets, Mullins has written a novel recounting his experiences (Days of Fire, 1991, Berkley Press) and acted as consultant for the game.


"Jessica Six'"is a reference to the 1976 movie, Logan's Run.


The weapons in this game (except for the more outlandish ones such as the slugthrower and microwave gun) are based on real life weapons, but to avoid royalty issues with the manufacturers, they have fictional names.

Information also contributed by Alan Chan, Foxhack and Jussi Huuskonen.

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Kartanym (12705) added Soldier of Fortune (Dreamcast) on Jul 25, 2001
Other platforms contributed by MAT (233807)
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