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  • Summary: Protect America and freedom from enemy forces in urban and rural warfare in SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault, which features all-new 4-player cooperative play, improved enemy behavior and tactics, and new vehicles and weapons for campaign mode. Command the most feared Special Forces team ever assembled through a single, massive Area of Operation with varied missions spanning across multiple diverse regions. Players can experience the campaign mode in single player or in 4-player online cooperative mode. Additionally, players have the option to select an individual tactical mission area that was previously completed, and play it as a stand-alone, or 'Instant Action', mission in 4-player online cooperative play. Players can then customize these Instant Action missions for nearly endless replay. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault also contains the full "SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs" multiplayer online game with all maps, patches and updates included and it is completely compatible with SOCOM 3 Online multiplayer. In addition it features new competitive 32-player maps, exclusive to SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault. Improved Crosstalk functionality between SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault allows each game to have even more dramatic effects on the progression of the other, in addition to unlocking special features across the titles. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. Combined Assault isn’t a major leap forward for the series but this is still one of the most addictively fun military shooters available on the PS2.
  2. It focuses on creating a lengthy and engaging campaign that works great as a single-player experience but can also be played cooperatively online. The result is a new SOCOM game that offers great value for returning SEALs and new recruits alike.
  3. Even though Combined Assault, which looks to be the last SOCOM game on the PS2, is showing signs of the console's aging hardware in the graphics and AI department, it's a hell of a game to go out with. [Feb. 2007, p.81]
  4. About as ugly as Leatherface and just as rough around the edges. However, it's still a pretty decent shooter.
  5. I enjoyed quite a few lengthy gaming sessions on this title; the online ranking helps you quickly team up with fellow elite Seals and you can easily while away the hours negotiating the many maps available.
  6. For those seeking good online play on the PlayStation 2, Combined Assault is the best there is, for better or worse. Anyone seeking a strong single-player game is strongly advised to look elsewhere.
  7. If you already own "SOCOM 3," and you’re really only playing it for the multiplayer stuff, then you can avoid this one and save yourself a few bucks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. RyanJ.
    Apr 21, 2007
    Wow! It has a great combination of stealth and head-to-head battles. It is really realistic because it has enemies surrendering and men not noticing you in the shadows. Probably the best third-person shooter ever! Expand
  2. LoganPlyler
    Oct 30, 2006
    I believe this is going to be the best socom game. There are so many more options on the demo as well as the game itself such as you can have a medic pack and heal yourself when your hurt, you can also have a regular weapon pistol and a grenade launcher (m79) and at-4 or rpg. I cant wait til November 8th. Collapse
  3. AlexO.
    Nov 5, 2006
    This game is the best socom so far. It is the next generation of a navy seals game and will live longer than any other socom game there is.
  4. PaulB.
    Nov 12, 2006
    Excellent Game! Great Maps! One of the best shooters of all time, if not the best. Online is fantastic with the combination of the Socom 3 maps as well. Co-op play is a step ahead for Socom's online play. There is only one problem with the game though. In a single player campaign, teammates will sometimes get stuck in the environment. This can be frustrating, but it doesn't take away from the great shooting. If you love military games that make you think, then this game is a must have. Expand
  5. ZackM.
    Dec 28, 2006
    Awesome game. There's better graphics, bigger explosions, larger battle fields, and tougher enemy forces to deal with this time around. This game is very addictive, so be forwarned! Expand
  6. GeorgeB.
    Dec 18, 2006
    Worth it if you are a SOCOM fan. Hard to earn enough badges to get advanced equipment. Still love it. George Bush likes to kill people from his living room chair. Expand
  7. Jul 15, 2013
    This game is a sad piece of propaganda from the mid 00s and a cash in on what was left of the Socom series for Sony. Opening titles try to recruit you into real military service. The point of the game is to fire on other armed people who supposedly captured other teamates and oppose you. Elimating the enemies is barely satisyfing. Firing the weapons is only sort-of fun. Today, without online play, a Socom game is only half as good. The server has been shut off for this game. It does have a single player, but it seems the story is barely there. The controls, graphics, and sound are all okay for PS2. The voiceovers and music aren't as good as Socom II's. Neither is the sense of urgency of the missions. The epic scale is gone. The level design is more undefined than previous games, as are enemy positions. Enemy AI is quite good. Lots of times you will get fired upon and not know where the enemy is. The open maps can make the game more difficult than it should be, as well as the kickback of the weapons makes the controls too hard. Sniping should have been easier so you could pick up and play this one. Instead you die often enough you won't want to play it. You are supposed to become a hero, but its an average game that won't stand the test of time, and its a pretty sad cash in on war and what was popular in video games. Expand

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