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GF Rating
4.8

1168 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Pros and Cons

posted by lordwarner (SALISBURY, VT) Nov 28, 2007

Member since Nov 2007

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

When the game 1st opens it seemed like it was going to be a good shooter but feel apart as soon as the shooting started.

Pros-Back grounds had some nice visuals to them from mountain bunkers to bridges along cliff sides. Fairly big selection of weapon's from machine guns, grenade launchers, pistols, shoot guns and rocket launcher. You can customize them for your style. Limbs go flying w/ a single shoot and blood squirts everywhere. Gore can be turned off for people who don't want to see it.

Cons-I love shooting an end level boss w/ a grenade launcher and when the smoke clears he's still there looking at you firing away. You might as well run up and stab him it does the same amount of damage. A.I sucks. Stand around a corner and let them come to you and mow them down. Lots of opportunity for cheap shoots. A.I people all look the same. Few different models. The story line is dirt simple and not that interesting. Voice over is not great either. When you beat the game you will be left sitting there thinking "that was the end?" A very short game from 4 to 7 hours depending on how quick you mow down the bad guys.

Worth the 1 day rent but not much more.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Worst FPS ever

posted by will1084 (EAST ROCHESTER, NY) Mar 15, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This game was hands down the worst fps game i have every played when i got it in the mail i played it for about 15 mins and at first it seemed fun the second night i played it for about and hour and a half and discovered that my first impression was way off and i promtly put the game back in the envelope and mailed it back The game play was boring and linear the AI was probably worse than something from a ps 1 game the graphics were nothing to write home about the plot was lame and the ultra violent gore was patheticly over done to the pont that it wasnt even funny it just made you said that you had actually waited a few days to get this game in the mail.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Eh...

posted by AFriend (PASCAGOULA, MS) Nov 26, 2007

Member since Nov 2004

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

This happened to be a title I was mildly excited about. Unfortunately this game simply does not measure up to my expectations.

We all know Soldier of Fortune is known for its gore...and it shines in all its glory in this game. Unfortunately thats all this game offers really. The only people I really see enjoying this game is 10-15 year old boys who just want to rent a rated - M game.

The audio is...well...unimpressive compared to other titles out there such as Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty 4. The voice acting is just ew and they swear in seemingly useless moments of the game. Hey I'm all for a swear or two but geez say it right.

The gunplay is alright, but I became completely frustrated at the fact that enemies just seem to come out of thin air and stealth is basically non existent in this Activision title.

If you really just like goofy over-the-top gore effects, SoF is the way to go.

Oh, and one last word of advise. Good luck finding online play as I found only one sever in the entire world open...nuff said.

This title is weak...4

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