Soldier of Fortune: Payback is the third installment of the Soldier of Fortune game series. Unlike the previous two Soldier of Fortune games, which were developed by Raven Software utilizing the Quake 2 and Quake 3 engines, Payback was developed by Cauldron HQ, developed with Cauldron's in-house CloakNT engine, used in their previous First Person Shooter game, Chaser. This game is the first game of the series released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game was released on 14.November.2007. Upon being refused classification by Australia's OFLC, Activision released the game on February.28.2008 in Australia.
Eh... it could have been better :(
The violence is over the top to the point of being just absurd and doesn't pack the disturbing and realistic punch it delivered in the first 2 games.
I always dreamed of seeing a 3rd entry into the series, but in the end, I got this.
But that doesn't mean it's entirely crap. I still enjoyed it with the proper mods, and using the many weapons it had at disposal was fun and many of the levels were shooting festivals, so it's not boring, just hard and flawed.
Give this a go if you are curious, but don't expect anything on par with the previous installments.