Soldier of Fortune: Payback

The third game in the 'Soldier of Fortune' series brings its signature blood-soaked gameplay to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Overview

The game's signature dismemberment and gore effects in action.
The game's signature dismemberment and gore effects in action.

'Soldier of Fortune: Payback' is the third game in the Soldier of Fortune series. It was developed by Cauldron and released by Activision Value. The game was generally received poorly by critics and fans alike, who claimed its only redeeming quality is the series' signature bloody dismemberment. Shooting an enemy's limb could result in it being blown off, exposing the bone, and blood spewing from the wound onto the surroundings. The game also features 12 player multiplayer, but is scarcely populated in this post 'Call of Duty 4' world. Luckily, the gore is maintained in multiplayer.

Controversy

The 'Soldier of Fortune' series has always been in hot water for its excessive violence, and the trend continues with 'Payback'. The game was effectively banned in Australia on October 16, 2007, being denied a rating as well as sale in the country. The game was, however, eventually planned for release in New Zealand with a rating of R18. 'Soldier of Fortune: Payback' came out on schedule in North America.

Xbox 360 Game Installation

'Soldier of Fortune: Payback' requires 3.4GB of space to install on an Xbox 360 HDD.