Conclusion: SOCOM has always catered to the hardcore and Confrontation is no different in this regard. Slant Six has done an admirable job updating the formula of past games, but the decision to wipe the single-player slate clean and the copious amounts of bugs are standout problems.
Conclusion: Socom returns with its first outing on the Playstation 3, with the gameplay returning to the much more preferred style of Socom II, making this game addictive and enjoyable for veterans of the series and new players a like.
Conclusion: SOCOM: Confrontation is a game delivered with conviction and a clear sense of its identity, and that it will be embraced and loved by veterans of the series is without question. However, its single-minded pursuit of realism is also unfortunately its greatest downfall, making it at times more frustrating than enjoyable.
Conclusion: Post-patch SOCOM: Confrontation is a highly enjoyable online tactical shooter with an emphasis on realism and teamwork, but unfortunately the game has a few shortcomings and missing features preventing it from being something special.
Conclusion: Technical issues aside, there is no arguing the fact that SOCOM Confrontation is a very enjoyable online experience for the PlayStation 3 console. At the end of the day, it’s up to the end user to determine what they should buy, but one thing is for sure, SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation is an online experience that shouldn’t be passed up by any SOCOM fan, nor newcomer looking for the best online experience possible.
Excerpt: It’s good to see the SOCOM franchise finally arriving on the PlayStation 3 that once again offers gamers an in-depth online first person shooter. Unlike the single player incarnations of this franchise, SOCOM Confrontation is thoroughly focused on online play with two distinct sides for gamers to play, either the militaristic commando’s or the materialistic mercenaries.
Excerpt: World Cup tie-ins - a mug's game? From the wretched World Cup Carnival in 1986 through to EA's last World Cup effort 20 years later, it's hard to think of one that has really been worth buying. In a world where even FIFA's annual releases come with a sense of built-in obsolescence, it's a challenge to recommend that people who have only just shelled out on the last FIFA buy another football game that has so much in common with its predecessor.
Pros: Comes from the best footballing title out there, captures the celebration of football that is the World Cup
Cons: If you have FIFA 2010, you probably don't want to pay for what is essentially the same game
Excerpt: So Far, SOCOM…So What! Well, well, well. Finally we get the SOCOM Franchise hitting the next gen Sony console. Now personally this is one game I expected out at launch. Especially considering the popularity of other shooters such as COD 4 and Rainbow 6:Vegas. Now if you happen to be a Sony fanboy, then you will be aware that SOCOM: Navy Seals originally appeared on Playstation 2, back in 2002. It was a third person tactical shooter, which included a usb headset.
Pros: A tachtical alternative to other online shooters
Cons: No Campaign, average graphics, need headset to make most of game.
Summary: A bit rough around the edges, particularly with the network code, but there’s still a great game hiding underneath. That said, for retailing at almost half the price of a full game, if you’re a fan of online shooters you’ll definitely get your money’s worth with SOCOM Confrontation.