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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 gameplayDouble 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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Score distribution:
  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 action level in SOF II is high, so prepare your adrenal glands for some intense shooter battles. Playing John Mullins is still a blast.
  3. 90
    With solid action, great graphics and lots of replay value, SoF2 is easily one of the best action games of the year.
  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. 80
    Excellent level and mission variety leads to an experience that ranks among the best seen this year.
  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. Computer Gaming World
    50
    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 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
  1. JakeM.
    Jun 9, 2002
    10
    This game is sweet. NOLF, Medal of Honor, and RCW is no where near this game. The story rocks, gore kicks, and the sound is awesome. If you This game is sweet. NOLF, Medal of Honor, and RCW is no where near this game. The story rocks, gore kicks, and the sound is awesome. If you like FPS and gore, this is the game to get. Trust me, your money will be well spent! Expand
  2. BenH.
    Oct 9, 2004
    10
    SP.. is very hard.. try play it on soldier of fortune dificulty.. ouch. Id give single player about 8. Multiplayer... this game deserves 10. SP.. is very hard.. try play it on soldier of fortune dificulty.. ouch. Id give single player about 8. Multiplayer... this game deserves 10. Many many gamers have now crossed over from CS to soldier of fortune becoz they realize cs is really really bad compared to this game. My advice: try this game multiplayer for 1 day and your hooked.. you will almost never play another game ever again. In fact i almost tell you not to do this now because you will no longer have a life you will pull sickys at work... miss important dates and times just to play soldier all day long!!! Anyone who plays the MP of this game will not be disappointed.. i just feel sorry for all the sorry diehard fans who still play cs.. cmon guys its outdated and pathetic now time to move on! Expand
  3. JohnM.
    Oct 4, 2007
    9
    Great game, better than the first one. Accurate wound modeling is much more detailed than the first game, though could be even better today Great game, better than the first one. Accurate wound modeling is much more detailed than the first game, though could be even better today (2007). As with the first game, John Mullins, a real-life soldier of fortune, collaborated with the designers on this aspect. It's a fairly close approximation of what real weapons do to real people (though some things do seem to be overdone). That's really what makes it so appealing. On a personal note, it's somewhat cool that the in-game conversations seem to be actually directed toward me :) Aside from that, it's fun and quite challenging. I'm hoping for a third. I can see the PS2 version getting low scores. I'm sure it ran like crap and looked even worse, just like nearly every FPS for the PS2. No surprises there. Plus the whole gamepad nonsense. Expand
  4. ShawnHubbar.d
    May 24, 2008
    7
    A decent game but very frustrating due to the decidedly unfair AI. An enemy soldier should not be able to hear you crawling stealthily along A decent game but very frustrating due to the decidedly unfair AI. An enemy soldier should not be able to hear you crawling stealthily along the ground while he is standing on the other side of a stone wall. Worse yet, he shouldn't be able to throw a grenade over the wall and have it land right at your feet...and grenades should bounce, not stick where they land. And if you are crawling along in dense blizzard conditions with poor visiblity, the enemy soldier shouldn't be able to see you when you can't see him. And he shouldn't be able to shoot you from long distances with the accuracy of a sniper with his machine gun. And the 3-saves that you are given for each level seem like an artificial way to prolong the game because you never quite know when to save. If you use your saves too early, you have to repeat difficult parts of the level over and over again. And if you wait too long and get killed, then you have to repeat difficult parts over and over again. Either way, the player is the loser. It seems the developer did everything they could to make this game overly difficult, but not in a fair way. Expand
  5. TheVoice
    Jun 17, 2003
    6
    The gameplay is fun and the weapons are cool, but the graphics are not that good. Also, the game is too bloody and gory.
  6. BitBurn
    Jun 1, 2002
    5
    Graphically, it's those kind of games that give me headhaches!...Try Medal of Honor:Allied Assault for a real blast!
  7. [Anonymous]
    Aug 25, 2009
    0
    It's just like the first game but worse in every aspect. I was extremely let down by this game when it was released, it's It's just like the first game but worse in every aspect. I was extremely let down by this game when it was released, it's uninspired, weapons feel and sound worse, the revolutionary gore system was downgraded and have never been seen again in a FPS since the first game... The entire game that used to be fast action just slows down and you even have to go to meetings (yes really!) in boring buildings. Expand

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