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  • Summary: SOCOM: Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it. With support for Tournaments, Clan Ladders, Leader Boards, this latest title in the multi-million unit selling franchise is exactly what SOCOM fans have been clamoring for. Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization. A global-scale experience, SOCOM Confrontation gives players the opportunity to battle against the best and brightest from the U.S., Europe and Asia. SOCOM Confrontation deploys with five new North African themed maps, including a 32-player version of "Crossroads." Additional themed packs for SOCOM Confrontation will be made available for download via the Playstation Store. [Sony Computer Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 64
  2. Negative: 6 out of 64
  1. A competent multiplayer FPS. The arenas are big, pretty and detailed. Too bad the vehicles have been dropped. [May 2009]
  2. Loads of customisation options and integrated clan support too. [May 2009, p.77]
  3. The slower pace is an acquired taste, but can make for ace games if you have the patience. [May 2009, p.78]
  4. If Slant Six is able to further solidify the game, and even expand on it with additional maps and content, it’s possible the score would be jump up a tick.
  5. For now, buy this to get the headset for Resistance 2 and come back to SOCOM in a couple months. Maybe it’ll be completed by then.
  6. 58
    It's been a mess. But growing pains aren't unusual for online games these days. These sorts of kinks get worked out in time, and there's no reason to doubt Confrontation's issues will be smoothed out in the process of a patch or two. But in the meantime, the game is available for purchase at retail and via download through the PlayStation Store, and you deserve to know what that game's like right now. [10/20/09]
  7. It feels a bit like kicking a puppy because many of the pop-in, lag, and graphical issues may be fixed with a promised update, but until then, I can only review what I have right now, not the game that might be. The only reason you should buy this game is for the headset pack-in. It’s everything SOCOM: Confrontation is not: pretty, functional, and fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 58
  2. Negative: 25 out of 58
  1. Jan 20, 2011
    THIS GAME BLOWS...... No.


    I'm a socom-er from way back - back when S1 first came out - save your money. This is bogus.
    Cheaters - holy **** HOLY **** Cheaters are worse now than ever. Save your money. Buy some dope - get high - you'll be better for it. Expand
  2. CoreyC.
    Oct 22, 2008
    To early to rate it accurately. This game has serious top end potential. I think the major reason for the low rating is the fact that they had to release it to work out the server issues. 57 out of 100 is ridiculous and inaccurate if right now. This game will be rated 90+ in the future. Expand
  3. ArthorF.
    Oct 31, 2008
    Week one issues are gone. Most reviews are from a really shitty week for SOCOM. Game runs beautifully now, hella fun. Only issue is some pop-in to be honest. But the gameplay is top notch, as you'd normally expect from a SOCOM game. Expand
  4. BrianH.
    Oct 21, 2008
    BULLET SPRAY GAME WARNING Spray bullets....spray more bullets. Spray more bullets. Fight the camera angle and that is pretty much socom confrontation. This game has so much potential. Once technical issues hopefully we'll see more "spicing" up the gameplay and wishes of the community. I have to give what I own at the writing of this review a 5 now. The only thing keeping me playing is the hope of the community and the enthusiasm. Expand
  5. DJB.
    Oct 23, 2008
    Wow where to start. It pains me that we the customers get screwed once again. Slant Six puts out a beta for the game that is quite buggy, and then puts out the retail version with the same problems only 60 bucks heavier (with a nice headset). Why do we have to continue to pay money to beta test company Expand
  6. Vic
    Oct 20, 2008
    If you bought it for the headset, congrats u got the game for $20 (which it seems like its only worth that, or less) The game is lackluster all around. Graphics are mediocre, gameplay is uber sluggish, camera angles are difficult to persuade, and the controller setup is ridiculous. Not to mention they put in a useless messaging device. The headset and the sound are the only good qualities, not to mention the victory dances are funny, as difficult as they are to achieve. The character customization is a lesser form of Rainbow Six and the lobbies are garbage to get into, crowded as all heck. Changing weapons and even scrolling through menus can take some getting used to, which is bogus. Aiming is difficult, and half the encounters end up straffing wars. A few times I even spawned without any guns, or even an invisogun, the gun model didn't even appear. Buy the set for the headset, don't buy the game by itself, its not worth $40. Collapse
  7. GofukU.
    Oct 22, 2008
    I couldn't even tell you what the game is like seeing as I cant even access anything. All I do is spend time trying to log in, let alone trying to get into a channel. This is brutal, and Ive never had this problem before in trying to play a game online. Im going back to future shop and telling them I want my money back. If they wont give me my money back Im seriously going to take my game disc and smash it. You think by now they would have figured out that the game was going to have a ton of people wanting to play it online and they would have TESTED it out before releasing it. Expand

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