Excerpt: Many people are convinced that SOCOM is a multiplayer-only game, but after a long time of thoroughly checking out the single player part I have to conclude that this game has more to it than one might think… way more… You take on the role of a commander who’s head of a 4-people seal team.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: All in all, the SOCOM series, be it on PSP or PS2, is a decent one. It isn't epoch-making and it doesn't change the face of gaming, nor does it do much for international relations with out Middle Eastern and Eastern European cousins, but it makes an alright game.
Excerpt: For years, PC users have fought off the scourge of terror with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series. Featuring counter-terrorism squads utilizing the most modern equipment, players traveled to numerous locations quelling threats to freedom.
Excerpt: In SOCOM: US Navy Seals , you play as Kahuna, a member of a four-man Seal team. With your teammates, Boomer, Jester and Specter, you are sent on a series of missions to deal with terrorist factions.
Pros: Great stealth/team experience, Online gameplay, Audio portion is well done
Cons: Graphics have some rough spots, AI inconsistent
Excerpt: Welcome to the last two weeks of my life. Before you even begin to consider stepping into SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals , know that it is easily one of the most addictive games available for the PS2.
Excerpt: I'm not really sure what all of the fuss about SOCOM is, but I did manage to have somewhat of a good time. The first thing I noticed was how crappy the graphics were and that there was a slight choppiness issue.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The definitive PS2 online title, though, given the dearth of online-capable titles currently available for the machine, this is not quite the glowing recommendation it may at first appear.