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  • Summary: Double Helix plunges the players into the secret and deadly world of the modern day mercenary as they race around the globe to stop a bio-terrorist organization. New features include enhanced version of the Quake III Arena game engine for explosive special effects and fast action gameplay and even deadlier AI than the original. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The plot is interesting and well told. The sounds effects and graphics are detailed, realistic, and both beautiful and gory. The enemy AI is outstanding and provides players of all skill levels with a stiff challenge.
  2. The developers did a fantastic job of utilizing a still great quake 3 Arena engine and GHOUL II technology that provides ultra realistic damage modeling.
  3. The action level in SOF II is high, so prepare your adrenal glands for some intense shooter battles. Playing John Mullins is still a blast.
  4. I’m maybe a little less impressed by this title for several reasons. Foremost is the fact that, although my system satisfies the minimum daily requirements for vitamins plus iron, the game ran so ridiculously slowly as to be almost unplayable.
  5. It may not be revolutionary for the genre, but it's as good an FPS as you're going to get today, with decent multiplayer to back it up into the near future.
  6. Pick it up if you are in dire need of a first person shooter fix, and simply cannot wait for "Doom III" or "Deus Ex 2."
  7. Anyone who gets off on the violence in this game is reveling in violence solely for violence's sake. [Sept 2002, p.78]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Nov 5, 2013
    Why modern games can't provide this level of sophisticated gore anymore is a mystery especially with how advanced game engines are nowadays. Still arguably the most satisfying shooter ever created. Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    The first FPS game to incorporate the "leaning" and "prone" tactic to the genre which over the years gave way to macros to perform a lean while strafing, commonly called "the electric slide" allowing the player model to be about 75% harder to hit due to being in a form not recognized by the original game code, thus spawning many mods to a game with an open source code. However, hidden Quake developer console commands ultimately ruined the multiplayer aspect allowing players to shut down servers and hack other players resulting in an extreme loss of interest in trying to keep servers up. These were earlier days when Punkbuster's system of detecting aimbots and hacks was in it's infancy. Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2011
    The game is not perfect but for the time the graphics were state-of-the-art and the gameplay and realism were top notch and allthough it has been 6 years the game has aged but still feels fun and refresing compared to newer games like COD and MOH and also the weapons may not be new or as fun as you would have thought SOF2 Had spawned the realism of modern shooters and you have to hand it that. Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2013
    This game is boring. I played SoF 1 and that game had a great original atmosphere (Stop screaming!), very exciting to play. This one doesn't have atmosphere. Expand

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