||Soldier of Fortune
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (DVD Case) (SOLDFOR2PR)
Developed by Raven Software
- Animated blood, gore and violence
90 from GameSpy
"4 out of 4 stars", One of the most explosive tours of duty in gaming
Time To Terminate The Terrorists!
Players once again assume the role of John Mullins, a military consultant
working for the top-secret anti-terrorist group known as The Shop. In the game,
players must tackle a wide-range of missions, from hostage rescue and
intelligence gathering, to search-and-destroy missions. Soldier of Fortune II
brings unparalleled detail to PC gaming, with vivid damage modeling and
animations, accurate reproductions of actual weapons and missions taken from
international hotspots including Prague, Colombia, Hong Kong and Kamchatka.
Level design in Soldier of Fortune II is flexible enough to allow for multiple
styles of play. "Hit em hard" with a frontal assault or use stealth
weapons for a subtle approach
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.
Reprise the role of John Mullins: patriot, weapons specialist,
anti-terriorist mercenary, and "Military Consultant". Trust no one.. only you
ability to take out operatives with your brains, brawn and firepower, Failure
is not an option.
The revolutionary GHOUL rendering system works with an accelerated
Quake 3 engine to give you faster game play with incredible detail.
Unprecedented artificial intelligence gives pinpoint weapons
accuracy. Enemies react differently according to 36 different hit locations on
each model's body with 16 dismemberment zones!
The military is ruled by government laws, regulations and standards
of conduct. When a mission is too messy to fall within these codes, they call
Bonus Feature: A Random Mission Generator, for unparalleled
replayability. No two games are ever the same!
3-D Hardware Accelerated with full OpenGL
Windows: 98/Me/2000/XP:Pentium III 450 MHz processor or faster, 128
MB RAM, 1.3 GB of uncompressed hard disk space plus an additional 300MB for
Windows swap file, 8X speed CD-ROM drive, DirectX 8.1 compatible true 16 bit
sound card and drivers, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible mouse and driver, Internet
(TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP or IPX ) play supported, 33.6 Kbps or faster modem
with Internet Service Provider for Internet play.
GameSpy by Sal "Sluggo" Accardo
"But perhaps no game illustrates Raven Software's growing mastery of the
first-person shooter genre more than Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix. SoF2
isn't just a solid shooter -- it's a huge leap over the original, both
technically and in terms of gameplay, and contains a number of advancements
that may influence the genre for years to come."
"...Unlike the original game, SoF2's enemies are NOT
pushovers, even on the easiest skill level. They'll hide behind trees, peek out
to shoot, throw grenades, chase after you, call for reinforcements and even
duck down into grass to hide. Enemies respond to the sounds of gunfire, and
will also react when they notice a fallen enemy. Aside from the graphics, the
AI is easily the biggest improvement over the original SoF, and it's most
"It should be mentioned that SoF2 is a VERY mature game, with lots of gore
and sensitive themes like terrorism and biological warfare. While the gore
levels can be adjusted (and even password-protected), things can get really
ugly at the highest levels..."
"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
and possibly well into 2003."
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