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Soldier of Fortune: Payback review

Payback ain't much of a bitch in this tepid first-person shooter


  • Familiar controls
  • Mindless entertainment
  • The (lack of) difficulty level


  • Been there
  • done that feeling
  • Boring graphics
  • Buying the game instead of renting it

Nov 20, 2007

If the original Soldier of Fortune games are remembered for anything - and let's be honest, they probably aren't - it's probably for being those first-person shooters where you could blow people's limbs off. Even though they were a lot of fun, with tight controls and reasonably intelligent enemies, they're still best known for being gory.

Now we have a new SoF sequel, and if it is destined to be remembered for anything -which it won't- it's that it too is a dismemberment-prone first-person shooter... and not much else.

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DescriptionA fun, mindless first-person shooter that doesn't do anything another shooter hasn't done better. Rent, don't buy, kids.
Platform"PC","PS3","Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Mature","Mature","Mature"
UK censor rating"","",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)