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Soldiers of Fortune

DOS - 1994

Also released on: Amiga - Amiga CD32 - Genesis

Alt name The Chaos Engine
Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United States (1994)
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States (1995)
Genre Action
Theme Shooter, Steampunk
Publisher Renegade Software, WarnerActive
Developer Bitmap Brothers, The
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Diagonal-down
4.86 / 5 - 29 votes

Description of Soldiers of Fortune

From one of the masters of the action genre comes this excellent top-down action game that is fun in solo mode and exceptional in 2-player. Choose from a handful of mercenaries, each with his/her own weapons, for a blitz through forests, enemy camps, and beyond.

The trigger-happy, kill-everything-in-sight idea is implemented to perfection, with tons of power-ups, secret items, and cool sound effects. In a departure from most action games, Chaos Engine was designed as multiplayer from the ground up - when playing in one player mode, the computer would take control of the other character, forcing a style of gameplay that was both co-operative and competitive, similar in many ways to the arcade classic Gauntlet.

The soundtrack also reacted to how well the players were doing in the game. Thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

EldritchNexus 2021-07-03 0 point

Wrong game. This is the 1994 top-down shooter SoldierS of Fortune, also known as The Chaos Engine. The game you're referring to, Soldier of Fortune (singular), is a different and unrelated game from 2000.

Frnk 2021-01-13 -3 points DOS version

Ended up playing the Dos version which is better (faster, better music) than than Amiga version but still let down by the severe design limited 16/32 color amiga constraints.

ninakl 2020-12-19 0 point

one of the best games ever made, any year/any plattform/any cat/ try it guys its gona blow ur mind

chaba 2019-11-20 1 point

@Carlsgro are you stupid? This is years before Quake, let alone Quake II. A great game

Steven T Stellar 2017-10-17 -5 points DOS version

This game was ruined for me because of one niggle: no continues.

kvn1978 2016-01-03 1 point

Good game.

Ytsejammer 2015-03-27 1 point DOS version

Yep, another Bitmap Brothers game !!!

akas 2014-02-24 0 point DOS version

what is your best likly game here

indstr 2014-02-11 0 point DOS version

Uh, this is not a Quake 2 clone in any way.. Especially considering Quake 1 hadn't even come out yet at this point.

Anyway, I remember it being a solid shooter.

DonGiveAShit 2013-06-30 0 point DOS version

Superior game, back in the days. Get a friend over and play it cooperatively with a joystick, because that's how it is meant to be played and if played like this, it's a heckload of fun.

Seriously, I loved this game! Probably my favorite game on the AMIGA500 back then.

@Carlsgro: NOT a Quake II clone, not even remotely.

OdinPT 2013-06-06 1 point DOS version



Old School Gaming!

Carlsgro 2013-01-08 -14 points DOS version

quake 2 clone, good game

Purplekid 2011-03-20 0 point DOS version

I remember getting this game and thinking I would never play anything better!

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