Summary: Let me start off by saying I have not player Soldier Of Fortune 1 or 2, nor have I played most of the similar games out there such as the Call Of Duty series. Before I decided to write this review, I had read a few others that claimed this game was "the worst first person shooter ever made" and a game "best left unplayed". Both of those statements are complete rubbish.
Summary: I found SOF:Payback to be a reasonably enjoyable game for the money. It can be had quite cheap, so that factors into my review. I paid $15 and it's available much cheaper from third party merchants. The game installed fine and was easy to set up. Video options allowed for all of the newer screen resolutions. There is a patch that you will want to install if you're running on Vista. The graphics seemed to be quite comparable with other FPS games from the 2007 time period.
Summary: Strait forward shooter with beautifull graphics. i play it at high end settings .Easy to play and relax after a days work.Just instal the patch for the game first.Dont understand all the negative. i played all SOF and this one looks the best.
Summary: I am a huge fan of Soldier of Fortune 2. I have never played a game so long and had so much fun. Soldier of Fortune 2 became even more amazing as time went on because the online community really made it their own. There are an infinite amount of mods, maps, skins, and settings that people created which allowed Soldier of Fortune 2 to evolve far beyond its initial offerings.
Summary: I had a lot of fun with this game. And frankly, I don't understand all the hate being generated at it. I've played the first two games in the series, and this doesn't seem to be much different, and in fact, is much better in the graphics department. The graphics and set-pieces are just stunning. Also, the dismemberment engine seems to work just fine, depending upon your weapon choice. I paid full release price for this game, and was not disappointed.
Summary: This game is not as bad as other reviewers have said it is. It's a budget shooter and it may be just a tad bit over priced right now. I'm sure it doesn't satisfy as a third installment in the Soldier Of Fortune series and most all of the negative reviews come from people who loved the first two SOF games and were expecting something along the same lines for the third version. But, I like this game. It's fun and the graphics are really good.
Summary: When Soldier of Fortune (SOF) first appeared, I gave it a complete miss - and it had nothing to do with BC putting a near ban on it. It seemed to me that SOF was a one trick pony: Raven's GHOUL system allowed players to blow off specific limbs of the bad guys. After slaughtering wave after wave of bad guys and reaching a lame climax of the Platinum Edition of SOF, my suspicions were correct.
Summary: I'm glad I picked up this game. It was worth the money I spent for it. The graphics are still pretty good for a game based on the Quake II engine (which I don't believe is used at all anymore). The sound, with the execption of the main character's hammy voice acting, is good. The level designs make sense. The buildings look and (I don't know how else to put this) FEEL like they should.