Excerpt: SOCOM has always been one of the better games on the PS2 and I think it will remain so for some time. Maybe the trend will be continued on the PS3, who knows. But anyway, let’s not get caught daydreaming.
Excerpt: Okay, I’ll admit something right now that I haven’t said to some of my gaming friends: I have a love/hate relationship with the SOCOM franchise. Personally, I love the tactical strategy and the realism of the series, but I can’t stand the stupidity that friendly and enemy AI exhibits.
Excerpt: While we've had to wait a while for its release (North American gamers received SOCOM 3 late in 2005), Zipper Interactive's latest SOCOM title has finally arrived in Europe. SOCOM is far and away the most impressive online military combat series on the PlayStation 2, and SOCOM 3 very much builds on...
Excerpt: My girlfriend is not an idiot – she’s just finishing off a PhD – nor is she new to bloodthirsty shooters – she’s a veteran of Syphon Filter and Resident Evil . But within 30 seconds of taking over the controller in SOCOM 3 , two of her four-man team were lying dead in the desert and she was running...
Excerpt: Despite being the third in a series of long running games on a high end console, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALS looks surprisingly bland. It seems that more time was spent on the cutscenes than was on the in-game content.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a violent action game with a lot of shooting and destruction; when characters are shot, blood sprays from the impact and spreads on clothes and the ground. Cut scenes show beating and death by poison gas, as well as cigarette smoking.
Excerpt: Developer - Zipper Interactive Publisher - Sony Features: 1 player Multiplayer 2 - 32 Players Online Compatible - Broadband Only USB Headset USB Keyboard Progressive scan Admittedly I do not play my PS2 very much as I spend most of my gaming time on my Xbox or with my handhelds.
Summary: SOCOM 3 for the PS2 takes the series
forward with several new features and more robust production values. As you'd
expect, squad based tactical combat remains the focus, but now players have the
ability to use vehicles during their missions.