Solider of Fortune 2: Double Helix is a follow-on from the hugely popular Solider of Fortune and sees you once again becoming a hired gun.
The main crux of the game is obviously the single-player campaign and this time it revolves around biological weapons and the former Soviet Union. This of course gives you plenty of chances to experience snow, deserts and Eastern European cities.
While Solider of Fortune 2 has plenty to offer in both the single and multiplayer arenas, one of its greatest strengths is its random map-generating option. Here it takes the same mission each time, but applies it to a randomly generated map with randomly generated bad guys. As you can imagine this makes for endless gameplay that will forever keep you on your toes.
With a truck load of weapons ranging from a simple knife to handguns to rocket launchers, those of you who like their weapons won't be disappointed. Better still is the ability to carry more than one type of the same weapon. Okay, so it's a bit implausible as to how you can carry everything, but hey when you have this many weapons, who cares?
Taking advantage of their work with Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, the graphics and sound that Ravensoft, the games developers, have managed to create are very impressive; with large, open, expansive scenery mixed in with close-quartered cities everything has a great atmospheric quality to it.
This is a great game, that builds not only what Solider of Fortune achieved, but also on the developments that have been made in the industry by both Ravensoft and other developers. - Jason Denwood