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  • Summary: In online mode via broadband gameplay, up to 16 players (eight per team) can create their own SEAL character profiles and join the fight to take down hostile forces in 22 different online missions (12 new SOCOM II online missions and ten updated, enhanced SOCOM online missions) with fiveIn online mode via broadband gameplay, up to 16 players (eight per team) can create their own SEAL character profiles and join the fight to take down hostile forces in 22 different online missions (12 new SOCOM II online missions and ten updated, enhanced SOCOM online missions) with five different mission types including new Escort and Breach missions. Using a SOCOM-compatible headset, enhanced online communication enables team members to more easily communicate either in-game or in the game lobby while viewing the new ?who?s talking? display and use sub-channels for offensive and defensive gameplay strategy. Players can also use a friends? list to easily find their friends online and vie for the top position on the player and clan rankings board. Expand
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  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. In short, SOCOM II has addressed nearly every complaint I had about the first game, and added a bunch of new features on top of that. If you like the first game at all, run - don't walk, run - to get this game. [Dec 2003, p.160]
  2. Even if you focus strictly on the single player game and ignore the massive improvements to their multiplayer world, there are so many details in the game that it almost comes to life... A near-perfect game. [Dec 2003, p.84]
  3. Does a good job of providing a realistic, squad-based shooter without letting that realism get in the way of the gameplay.
  4. An exceptional follow-up to the original.
  5. The designers have responded to fan input, by making the game more difficult, making your team members and the competition smarter, a richer graphical environment, and overall a better gaming experience.
  6. Improves many of the niggling flaws of the original while updating the maps and graphics along the way, leading to a genuinely fun and at times, addictive game. Unfortunately, the disconnect ranking issue still need some ironing.
  7. It's entertaining, but if SOCOM II is the pinnacle of Sony's online achievement - and it is - then Microsoft has convincingly won the online battle. At least for this round. [Mar 2004, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. BigDog
    Oct 25, 2003
    10
    I don't know why johns complaining about no glitches i guess he's a little cheater himself. Oh well this game will be one to remember!!!!
  2. May 27, 2013
    10
    The multiplayer for this game was/is mind-blowing, and, although the campaign was only ok, it is always a game worth playing if you have anThe multiplayer for this game was/is mind-blowing, and, although the campaign was only ok, it is always a game worth playing if you have an ethernet cord and an online adapter as people, including myself, still play this regularly. Expand
  3. NickF.
    Oct 29, 2003
    10
    I am a Beta Tester for Socom II. I've been playing it for about a month and a half now. Yes there are some issues with the beta...but I am a Beta Tester for Socom II. I've been playing it for about a month and a half now. Yes there are some issues with the beta...but according to Sony and Zipper interactive they have been worked out. I do get booted quite often, there are some bugs, and some new weapons issues...however, they have all been fixed. Even with these old problems on the Beta I still play it every single day. Go out now and preorder Socom II. If you even remotely enjoyed the first Socom you will love this one. Just don't buy it expecting it to be Socom with new maps...it has changed...but for the better!!! Expand
  4. ThomasT.
    Dec 23, 2003
    10
    One of the greatest games in the world!
  5. Jomama
    Mar 24, 2004
    10
    The best game ever made... period.
  6. Justin
    Nov 6, 2003
    9
    The game is the greatest thing to hit playstation 2's world but the only complaint that i have is the lag. once the lag is gone then u have a 10.
  7. Jun 8, 2011
    4
    This game nowadays is crap do to the fact that there is no longer multiplayer, and the campaign is lame, the story however is better this timeThis game nowadays is crap do to the fact that there is no longer multiplayer, and the campaign is lame, the story however is better this time around, but in the end it's just more of the first game, I can't recommend this game, you can safely avoid. Expand

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