Soldier of Fortune: Payback PlayStation 3

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
Buy On
  1. This shooter is a painful exercise in pattern memorization plus frustrating trial-and-error gameplay.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    40
    Compared to Call of Duty 4's sensitive and intelligent treatment of the same material, Payback is a joyless, hoo-hahing head butt of a videogame. [Feb 2008, p.95]
  3. Edge Magazine
    40
    Soldier of Fortune’s damage model is probably its major selling point and, lamentably, the only thing that makes its combat entertaining. [Feb 2008, p.96]
  4. 30
    A thoroughly uninspired piece of hack work that gives you plenty of reasons not to buy it. Pick any one you like and save yourself the sixty bucks.
  5. When Soldier of Fortune Payback isn't being generic and shallow, its being utterly crap and thus does nothing to mitigate its gleeful and deliberate xenophobia.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 28, 2011
    3
    One of the worst plots and shortest campaigns I have EVER seen. Certainly this game deserves its bad reviews, its clunky, buggy and can'tOne of the worst plots and shortest campaigns I have EVER seen. Certainly this game deserves its bad reviews, its clunky, buggy and can't compete with the likes of COD and Battlefield. There are enjoyable elements such as being able to blow off limbs (crude i know, but we all know it's fun) but overall this game belongs in the bargain bin at best. Full Review »
  2. Nov 18, 2015
    7
    This Game has a terrible Story but the Gore and Gameplay definitely makes up for it. You might find this Game a little offensive but we allThis Game has a terrible Story but the Gore and Gameplay definitely makes up for it. You might find this Game a little offensive but we all know blowing off Limbs is great Fun. Full Review »
  3. Aug 22, 2012
    6
    Well, this game can be fun at times, but it is really not that fun. There are many difficult parts in the game where you can lose your mind.Well, this game can be fun at times, but it is really not that fun. There are many difficult parts in the game where you can lose your mind. Most graphics feel wooden. It is a nice game, but clearly not "great". Full Review »