In Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix players assume the role of John Mullins, a military consultant working for the top-secret anti-terrorist group known as The Shop. In the game, players must tackle a wide-range of missions from hostage rescue and intelligence gathering, to search-and-destroy. To help create a realistic experience for the player, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix offers vivid damage modeling and animations, accurate reproductions of over a dozen real world weapons and authentic combat scenarios set in far flung location such as Prague, Colombia, Hong Kong and Kamchatka. Additionally, many mission scenarios and objectives are inspired by the experiences of the actual John Mullins, a former Special Forces officer and military "consultant."
Players step into the role of Tom Hansen, a U.S. Coast Guard who is sent to board a drifting Russian whaling ship in the middle of a howling storm on the Bering Sea, who will discover there is no safe..