• Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2001
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. While some subtle improvements have been made, many of the game's original flaws remain, including lackluster gameplay and a dull story.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. SoF is best played as a guilty pleasure…Hankerin’ for some good ol’-fashioned shootin’? [Sept 2001, p.147]
  5. 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.
  6. Fans of the genre will like it and the gameplay is simple but strangely addictive.
  7. 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.
  8. Through and through, Soldier of Fortune is a mess of a port.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

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