Excerpt: , both made their impact as the top online shooting games available for the PS2Ã¢â‚¬â€�but that didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stop the developers over at Zipper Interactive from bringing us yet another installment in the
Excerpt: SOCOM developers, Zipper Interactive, have already expanded greatly upon the original game with SOCOM II, but with SOCOM III they have done a real solid job of overhauling the overall experience of the series' original concept of giving gamers a real SEAL experience. Taking into perspective what supporters of the series truly want, Zipper has gone back, renovated and expanded just about every aspect of the game.
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.
Conclusion: To sum up, SOCOM III has improved in almost every way; huge maps, more players online, vehicles, swimming, weapon customisation, a great single-player mode… I could could go on for a while but I won’t, there’s an online deathmatch with my name on it. All I can say is that the graphics really do fall way below the great level of quality the rest of the game was created with, and that’s what stops this otherwise brilliant game from getting the top marks.
Pros: Big maps, Bigger and better online, Great single-player, Gun customisation
Summary: Having convinced more PS2 players than any other game to take their console online, SOCOM has already staked its claim as one of Sony’s most significant releases. But in evolving the fierce multiplayer battles offering players a sophisticated single-player alternative, SOCOM 3 is one of the most captivating PS2 releases this year.
Summary: SOCOM 3 is certainly the best game in the series and Zipper Interactive have not only provided the best online experience on the PS2 but also a fantastic single player experience. An essential purchase for fans, and a great game for newcomers to the series.
Summary: Alleine die Verdoppelung der Spielerzahl auf satte 32 Soldaten sowie das Hinzufügen von Fahrzeuge wird wohl die zahlreichen Fans des Vorgängers sofort zu einem Kauf bewegen. Nicht zu unrecht, denn SOCOM 3 stellt klar den bisherigen Höhepunkt der Serie dar und ist mit Sicherheit eines der überhaupt besten PlayStation 2 Online-Games. Angesichts dieser spielerischen Pluspunkte kann man die stellenweise detailarme Grafik durchaus verschmerzen.