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.
Excerpt: Back when the Xbox and PlayStation 2 were duking it out, there was one area where Microsoft had a comfortable lead--online multiplayer games. Sony's answer to this was SOCOM, a tactical shooter that was nearly the sole reason to hook your PS2 up to the internet. With PSN going strong, SOCOM: Confrontation comes as no surprise, but would it be a pleasant one? The story here is, well, there is no story.
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