Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. A good game, don’t get me wrong. Theres just isn’t a whole lot new here. Maybe in the next installment we’ll see something a bit different.
  2. 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.
  3. The game suffers from some obvious bugs here and there, but the enthralling single-player missions and addictive online multi-player modes offset the problems to an extent. The game absolutely has to be experienced with the USB headset for full effect.
  4. The graphics of SOCOM II: US Navy Seals is a mixed bag
  5. 80
    The best tactical shooter you can buy for the PS2 by far.
  6. Move in for the commander-in-chief of online tactical shooters. [Jan 2007, p.106]
  7. There's no denying the game creates one of the most intense and interesting war game experiences out there on a console. I'm personally more a "run and gun" guy than a "sneak around in the shadows" player, and I still found SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs to be an engaging and engrossing gaming experience that immersed me in a world I'd not experience otherwise.
  8. Realistic is the effect that the designers are going for and they have certainly come closer with this version. Compared to the original all the graphics and animations have been improved greatly.
  9. 80
    Taken together, the new touches are nice, but the graphics are one area where SOCOM II can't yet compete with its PC cousins.
  10. Problems do arise however, mainly down to the computer AI. At times they can act obscenely professional, and at others fairly dumb.
  11. 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]
  12. We can't help feel this game deserves better; that Sony should have better prepared its overachieving child for its second run at online domination. Sadly, it's still the average game that SOCOM was, and without any novelties to paper over the mundane gameplay it's hard to see this repeating the success of its predecessor. [Apr 2004, p.96]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. 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.
  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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »