Soldat is extremely simple. You play as a tiny little soldier who basically shoots everything that isn't on your side. Your little guy can carry a primary (stuff like MP5s and SPAS 12s) and a secondary weapon (like chainsaws and the SOCOM pistol), as well as a few grenades. You can also swap your weapon with any weapons left behind on the battlefield, if you want to give yourself some extra firepower. By pressing the right mouse button, your soldier can use jet boots to temporarily fly around the landscape, giving you a fraction of a second to make your move.
The game is entirely multiplayer (although you can play offline with bots). There's usually around 350 servers online at any time, and finding a match is easy with the game's browser. Soldat offers your typical game modes like deathmatch, capture the flag, infiltrate the enemy base, plus a few unique ones like the Rambomatch (a big crossbow fight). The game has 18 weapons to choose from, and most of them are varied enough to keep a fair fight.
Graphics are the game's major fault. Even running with all the sliders on full, the characters still look like squares with legs and the environments are sparse and blocky. Weapon fire looks okay, but explosions are a little cheesy looking. The ragdoll death animations are a little over-the-top, and your guy looks like a big blob when he goes down hard. All the weapons sound different and add to the experience, and you can find little sound effects everywhere in the game, from the sound of footsteps to the hum of an idling chainsaw. The biggest draw about Soldat is the price and the excellent gameplay. The full game, which gives you just about everything the game has to offer, is free , and registering lets you play music in game and gives you a few skins to play around with. So if you're looking for some free entertainment, Soldat is a great game to check out.