An otherwise rote FPS stands out for the ability to blow off limbs, leaving bloody torsos behind. It did for war video games what Saving Private Ryan did for war movies--showed the most grotesque parts of war with no holds barred.

Fun Fact: Soldier of Fortune's damage model engine, GHOUL, was the first to enable players to dismember enemies instead of just killing them. And thus a nation of Ritalin-addled sadists was born.