• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2002
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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

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  • Summary: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs places you in the role of an elite SEAL commander whose team is asked to fight terrorists in more than 12 of the most deadly missions ever. Engage enemy terrorists with fellow SEAL team members via intense team-based gameplay. Utilize the SOCOM headset to communicateSOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs places you in the role of an elite SEAL commander whose team is asked to fight terrorists in more than 12 of the most deadly missions ever. Engage enemy terrorists with fellow SEAL team members via intense team-based gameplay. Utilize the SOCOM headset to communicate and plan strategies with fellow SEALs in single player and online play. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    I love this game, and I don't see myself playing anything else at home for a good three or four months. [Sept 2002, p.11]
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    93
    The realistic weapons and possibility of one-shot deaths give it a visceral excitement other shooters lack. [Oct 2002, p.186]
  3. GMR Magazine
    90
    Possibly the best reason to own a PS2 network adapter. The team-based miliary tactics work better online than off. [Feb 2003, p.93]
  4. The game is also annoyingly dark during night missions. Even with the brightness cranked, it was pretty hard to see.
  5. PSM Magazine
    80
    One of the greatest features of this game, by far, the headset lets you tell your computer-controlled teammates exactly what to do...makes SOCOM such an innovative title. [Oct 2002, p.28]
  6. SOCOM: US Navy SEALs isn't quite PS2's online killer app, but it's a worthy beginning.
  7. 60
    The frustration factor, however, runs needlessly high in SOCOM as a one-player adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 50
  2. Negative: 5 out of 50
  1. AlexJ.
    Oct 17, 2004
    10
    It's the best thing i rate it 10 itst the best weapons levels graphics and its just the best!!!!!!!!!.
  2. Linus
    Sep 5, 2003
    10
    This game is one of the best ever, anyone who thinks else either sucks at the game, or dosnt know what a good game is. I find socom to be This game is one of the best ever, anyone who thinks else either sucks at the game, or dosnt know what a good game is. I find socom to be very addicting, i got the game about a year ago and im still playing it 24/7. To me Socom could be better than the GTA series, if there werent any glitches or lag. I played Vice city for about a month and i got bored of it, the same thing with gta 3. Thats why this game deserves more than a ten. Expand
  3. NickB.
    Dec 5, 2002
    10
    HOLY SH.T THIS GAME FRIGGIN KICKS MY LAME ASS!!!!
  4. DanS.
    Apr 4, 2004
    10
    Excellent.
  5. Andreas
    Jun 25, 2003
    9
    The control can be a bit messy, and the concept is not exactly new. But the game is sooo much fun in both one-player, and online to let it The control can be a bit messy, and the concept is not exactly new. But the game is sooo much fun in both one-player, and online to let it be!! Enjoy! (",) Expand
  6. Aug 2, 2013
    8
    This is where the great SOCOM series started. It's dirt cheap nowadays so pick this one for your PS2. Even if the online is dead, theThis is where the great SOCOM series started. It's dirt cheap nowadays so pick this one for your PS2. Even if the online is dead, the singleplayer is quite tense and deep. I hope Sony re-releases this on the PSN as part of an HD collection. Expand
  7. TimS.
    Mar 25, 2003
    1
    This game sucks! when you go online the other players are like drunk ducks trying to ice skate!!!i would rather play with me sisters dolls!!!!!!

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Awards & Rankings

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#6 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
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#30 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002