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  • Summary: Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix plunges you into the secret and deadly world of the modern-day mercenary. You'll have 25 authentic military weapons, including machine guns, grenade launchers, and sniper rifles, at your disposal. Test them out against enemies that are scattered acrossSoldier of Fortune II: Double Helix plunges you into the secret and deadly world of the modern-day mercenary. You'll have 25 authentic military weapons, including machine guns, grenade launchers, and sniper rifles, at your disposal. Test them out against enemies that are scattered across real-world hotspots from the jungles of Colombia to the frozen wastelands of Kamchatka. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix provides 55 single-player maps and 20 multiplayer maps to keep your finger on the trigger. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Official Xbox Magazine
    85
    A case of Jekyll and Hyde. Single player isn't bad, but the multiplayer is head and shoulders cooler than than the PC version, thanks largely to the clever use of the Xbox Communicator. [June 2003, p.76]
  2. This is a very traditional realistic FPS, lacking in any serious innovation, relying on the same gameplay that's worked before. However, ultimately, I found it a bit boring.
  3. Sadly, the graphics don’t even come close to the sharp visuals of the PC version--something the Xbox could have easily replicated.
  4. 58
    When you have "Halo" and "Ghost Recon" in your library, there's little reason to spend $50 bucks on a very average shooter with sub-standard Xbox graphics.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    Fortune II doesn't have the same visual polish or addictive team-based onlne play of ["Return to Castle Wolfenstein"]. [Aug 2003, p.112]
  6. The poor graphics and ho-hum gameplay really killed any chance this game had to compete with the fantastic games arriving this summer. Even Xbox Live compatibility couldn't rescue it from the realm of inadequacy.
  7. Relentless FPS overlords might find their pulses raised briefly by the thought of endless, generic shooting and violence, but the rest of you would be well advised to direct your time and money elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. KeithP.
    Jun 23, 2003
    10
    The online play is fun and fast. The singleplayer is a joke. But the online is worth a purchase if ya have Xbox live.
  2. Photonious
    Jun 6, 2003
    10
    If this game is ANYTHING like the PC version........it's gonna rock so hard. And with the Xbox live, there's noIf this game is ANYTHING like the PC version........it's gonna rock so hard. And with the Xbox live, there's no contest......it's gonna rock! Expand
  3. BrianK.
    Dec 3, 2003
    9
    Great Game!!
  4. JayK.
    Sep 17, 2003
    5
    If you're looking for something to waste time with then you've found it. If your looking for a challange keep looking. Graphics are If you're looking for something to waste time with then you've found it. If your looking for a challange keep looking. Graphics are more than poor. Looks like something from the last generation of gaming systems. If you want to buy it rent it first. Expand
  5. NedF.
    Aug 4, 2003
    4
    The first level is CHOPPY what the hell, it is an xbox game. i expected it would run like a pentium III at least, no it is a 486 with 16mb ofThe first level is CHOPPY what the hell, it is an xbox game. i expected it would run like a pentium III at least, no it is a 486 with 16mb of ram the graphics are pretty bad for a next gen console. the only good part is shooting off your opponents limbs thats it. Expand
  6. BlueFalcon
    Jul 30, 2005
    3
    This is the worst 1st person shooter I've ever played. The graphics are very sub par, but it's also really simple and boring.
  7. May 21, 2020
    0
    La suite syndicale du premier mais en plus con ou en tout cas aussi con qu'avant, ce qui laisse une impression de "plus con", étant donné queLa suite syndicale du premier mais en plus con ou en tout cas aussi con qu'avant, ce qui laisse une impression de "plus con", étant donné que c'est toujours la même chose, toujours aussi bas du front et pire que tout, toujours autant...premier degré complet avec ce mercenaire de mes deux, gros moustachu de mon cul !

    L'effet "gore" et "démembrement" est passé (et carrément fané... démembré lui aussi) alors que les graphismes n'ont pas progressé : ils étaient déjà limités avant et ça ne s'est pas vraiment arrangé ici... Certes, j'ai joué à la version Xbox qui tient à peu près ses 30 im/s (quand même !) et reste sensiblement moins belle que sur PC -je veux dire que la version PC est moins moche en fait- mais tout de même, ce moteur Quake 2 dépassé, conjugué à un manque de goût généralisé, c'est putain de pas beau...

    Même les effets sonores font un peu "passés" et dépassés, pas à la hauteur de la concurrence qui n'est pas restée les bras croisés... Quant aux temps de chargement, eh bien votre patience sera mise à rude épreuve (il paraît que c'est une vertu !).

    Pour le reste, non les restes de ce "Soldier of", c'est la même chose que précédemment avec moult scripts, quantité d'ennemis qui apparaissent dans votre dos, pas de carte, pas d'indications à l'écran e des niveaux qui cassent les burnes un peu trop vite et avec un peu trop d'application ! trop con et trop psycho-rigide, trop ringard, ce Soldier of doit juste aller se faire foutre ailleurs.
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#57 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003