BC Mag writes: "It's been a little while since a Soldier of Fortune game has graced our presence. Now that it has been released, I'm wishing that we had to wait a little longer. Soldier of Fortune: Payback was obviously a rushed release.
With an extra six to eight months of work, it would have been a pretty good shooter. I want to like it due the its almost arcade style fun of blowing enemies into several pieces, but there isn't enough fun in the gore factor to warrant the purchase. Even online play gets boring after a few games (if you can find anyone to play with - i found only three players in the span of a month). If Payback was a budget game like it is on PC, then maybe I'd be a little more lenient, but for a full priced product, games like this do not cut the mustard, and should be avoided at all costs."