Soldier of Fortune

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For the Sega Mega Drive game known as "Soldiers of Fortune" in the US, see The Chaos Engine.

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Soldier of Fortune
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Crave Entertainment
Developer:
Original system(s): PC
Publisher(s) of original games: Activision
Developer(s) of original games: Raven Software
Peripherals supported: Dreamcast Mouse, Dreamcast Keyboard, Dreamcast VGA Box, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
T-40212N
ESRB: Mature 17+
Sega Dreamcast
EU
T-17726D-50
BBFC: 18
Sega Dreamcast
DE
T-17726D-50
USK: 18
Sega Dreamcast
FR
T-17726D-50
SELL: 16+
Sega Dreamcast
PT
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£19.9919.99[4] T-17726D-50
BBFC: 18

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Soldier of Fortune is a first person shooter originally released for PC in 2000, published by Activision and developed by Raven Software. The following year the game was brought to the Sega Dreamcast by Crave Entertainment and Runecraft. The game was controversial at launch due to its high amounts of graphic violence and gore, featuring different forms of dismemberment.

The Dreamcast version is mostly the same as the PC original, and even supports the Mouse and Keyboard peripherals, but it lacks the multiplayer component, and is notorious for having lengthy load times.

Release

In the UK, Soldier of Fortune was initially set to be released on August 17th, but was recalled at the last minute due to not having the BBFC certificate printed on the front cover[6]. Still, enough copies slipped through for it to make number 2 in that week's ELSPA Dreamcast charts, before disappearing the following week and not returning until it re-entered at number 1 after it's revised release date of September 14th. Due to this there are two variants; one with the BBFC certificate on the front cover and disc, and a rarer version without.

Magazine articles

Main article: Soldier of Fortune/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 Konzol (HU)
90
[7]
Bonus (SCG) PAL/NTSC
85
[8]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
89
[9]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
86
[10]
Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
74
[11]
Neo Plus (PL)
80
[12]
PSX Extreme (PL) PAL
77
[13]
Sega Dreamcast
83
Based on
7 reviews

Soldier of Fortune

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
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Disc
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Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, EU (No BBFC certificate)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-04-09 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-05-24 GD-R Page

References