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My personal guilty pleasure. Steely Gaze (209) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
A "kill'em-all" first person shooter with a few gallons of gore tossed in. kbmb (435) unrated
One of the best and bloodiest warfare related fps to date. Sycada (191) unrated
Best when shared with others. Anatole (61) unrated
About as good as it gets Aapo Koivuniemi (46) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
OUCH. There goes his head... Quackbal (51) unrated
One of the best shooters around! SifouNaS (1326) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Very good, extremely brutal game. Marcel Grave (2) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.1
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.5
Overall User Score (45 votes) 3.7


Critic Reviews

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Game 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.
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Imperium 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.
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ActionTrip (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...
90
Gamereactor (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
Peliplaneetta.net (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.
90
GamePro (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.
90
Worth 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
ComputerGames.ro (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
Play.tm (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.
90
The 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.
90
GameZone (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!
90
GameSpy (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.
90
Armchair 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.
89
FiringSquad (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.
88
games 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.
88
IGN (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.
87
Joystick (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.
87
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!
86
Gameplay (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
Fragland.net (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 ?
85
Svenska 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
Gamesmania.de (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.
84
PC 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!
84
GameStar (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.
84
PC 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.
83
Click! (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.
83
CanadianGamer (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.
83
GameSpot (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.
83
Game 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.
80
4Players.de (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.
80
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.
80
IGROMANIA (Jul, 2002)
Солдат удачи возвращается после небольшого отпуска. Новый движок, новая физическая модель, новые миссии, новые проблемы.
80
GamesFirst! (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
Jeuxvideo.com (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.
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JeuxVideoPC.com (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.
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Gry 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.
60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) (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.
50
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!