• Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2001
  • Also On: PC

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 85
    A solid Dreamcast title that, despite having a few nagging problems with controls and loading problems, delivers good bloody action & actually, let me rephrase that, & delivers brutally violent, incredibly gory, and horrific bloody action that borders on the perverse.
  2. A much higher score would be given if the ridiculously long 90 second load time between levels had been optimized. Otherwise, it’s a great shooter.
  3. 80
    It’s good fun for gunslingers who have strong stomachs and who can separate fantasy from reality, but with its average graphics and watery story, Soldier is notable only for its amazingly…um…interactive violence and its place as one of the few semi-realistic shooters for the Dreamcast.
  4. The main problem affecting the Dreamcast port of SoF is the game's ridiculously long loading times. Each game level is broken into numerous smaller stages. Every time you complete a stage, you have to wait more than a minute for the next to load.
  5. The gore alone will keep you entertained at first, but once you discover the game's detailed graphics and subtle effects you'll be hooked.
  6. The worst, in a ruin the game entirely sort of way, worst part of SoF, hands down has to be the pathetic artificial intelligence offered up by your enemies.
  7. Fans of the genre will like it and the gameplay is simple but strangely addictive.
  8. The guiltiest pleasure an individual sick-enough to be a member of the NRA can have locked inside a basement with a big screen TV and a stereo system cranking.
  9. While some subtle improvements have been made, many of the game's original flaws remain, including lackluster gameplay and a dull story.
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    SoF is best played as a guilty pleasure…Hankerin’ for some good ol’-fashioned shootin’? [Sept 2001, p.147]
  11. Through and through, Soldier of Fortune is a mess of a port.

Awards & Rankings

#17 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2001
#5 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. AndrewD.
    Nov 22, 2003
    This game is the most addictive game on dreamcast. The day I ordered it and the day I got it I loved this game. The only bad part is the This game is the most addictive game on dreamcast. The day I ordered it and the day I got it I loved this game. The only bad part is the loading time. Full Review »
  2. DanR.
    Oct 27, 2001
    This game is great, however, the loading time sucks!
  3. ChrisH.
    Oct 9, 2001
    This game kicks ass, even though it takes a long time to load which does not bother me. Once you get started you cant stop.