SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2005
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59
  1. 70
    If you're wondering if it's worth picking up, consider yourself warned if you're a newcomer -- it's a tough nut to crack. If you've been a long-time fan, close this browser window and head to the store.
  2. 70
    Most of the environments -- despite some moody weather effects in the eerie flooded streets of Poland -- look blocky and blah, especially compared to the much prettier "Battlefield 2." But if you absolutely demand realism over pizzazz, you'll have to re-enlist with SOCOM. It's still the most true-to-life shooter you'll lock-and-load on PS2. [*Single Player review]
  3. Personally we're not too keen on the change to bigger maps, it's made the experience feel more like ever other tactical/shooter available.
  4. With support for up to 32 players online there's nothing quite like this for the PlayStation 2 or on consoles in general.
  5. Simplified PSP controls do dial down SOCOM's complexity, but impressive options both on and offline make this shine. [May 2006, p.90]
  6. SOCOM 3 doesn’t innovate in any way at all, but it does entertain.
  7. It’s nice to see the addition of vehicles, though they’re not as fun as you'd expect.
  8. If SOCOM is to remain Sony's flagship online war title, it needs a complete overhaul in time for its PS3 outing.
  9. The game seemed to take a lot of aspects of the previous versions of the game and just build off them, but seemed to lose focus of what the game was meant to be. And a lot of the improvements that came in this release just complicated the game, making confusing and hard to play at times.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Oct 27, 2011
    10
    This game is godly. It has large combat with vehicles and small combat with no vehicles giving you the best of both worlds. The only downsideThis game is godly. It has large combat with vehicles and small combat with no vehicles giving you the best of both worlds. The only downside is some of the small maps are poorly designed, but most of them are great and so much fun. Very challenging and tactical game modes too. Full Review »
  2. May 24, 2011
    9
    Just plain fun. I could go on SOCOM bingers for hours at a time online. Tons of maps. Easy to meet new friends online. Too bad the cheatersJust plain fun. I could go on SOCOM bingers for hours at a time online. Tons of maps. Easy to meet new friends online. Too bad the cheaters have to ruin it. RIP SOCOM. I wish my PS3 would play the old PS2 disks. Maybe for kicks Ill pick up another PS2 but Id rather see the original SOCOM games rewritten for PS3. Full Review »
  3. JeremyH.
    Sep 30, 2008
    10
    This is the best game I have ever played, if you enjoy any shooter games you should love this game, the online mode is amazing and i have yet This is the best game I have ever played, if you enjoy any shooter games you should love this game, the online mode is amazing and i have yet to get bored with it.. 10 does not go high enough for this game. Full Review »