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. Considering the current global instability, organized acts of chaos and fear, and imminent conflict in Iraq, there’s no wonder that realistic combat titles hold new fascination for gamers everywhere.
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. Zipper Interactive has gone to great lengths to get the game as close to the real action that Navy Seals go through. In fact, they've had the Seals provide advice and even motion capture their movements and techniques.
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. For the next couple of months, expect to hear countless stories about broken marriages, destroyed relationships, or jobs lost because of this game. It is that damn addictive. SOCOM is not the prettiest game available for the system.
Excerpt: I reserved myself to playing a LOT of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs before I passed judgment on it (which is why it's taken so long for us to post this review). In many ways, it's a big first for console gaming, introducing a welcome new addition to the game design process that's long since become a staple of PC game: the online factor. For years now, a big part of a PC game's purchase-worthy weight has lied in what it can deliver in a multiplayer or online aspect.
Excerpt: SOCOM: US Navy Seals has been one of the most anticipated Playstation 2 titles ever since its revelation at E3 2001. It wasn't very well received, as attendees were skeptical of the choppy frame rate, among other things. The game had to be delayed a full year, primarily because Sony wasn't ready with its online gaming network yet.
Conclusion: SOCOM hat sich seinen JG-Award wirklich verdient. Der Single-Player-Modus kann absolut überzeugen und macht durch den innovativen Einsatz des Headsets mächtig Laune. Die Missionen sind abwechslungsreich, ebenso wie die Umgebungen und Terrains. Abzüge gibt es leider bei der Grafik und bei der etwas gewöhnungsbedürftigen und nicht immer optimalen Steuerung.