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The Most Addicting Game EVER!
posted by JDub14 (CARMICHAEL, CA) Aug 18, 2006
Member since Aug 2006
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The only time you may play the offline portion of the game is to unlock characters for the online portion. These characters have no upgrades or anything that makes them better, to me they just show who's has completed the game or not.
With the new maps and characters added to the game, Socom 2 has proved to still be the best military game for the PS2.
Epic Socom Title
posted by SUKMYTURBA (VAN NUYS, CA) May 2, 2010
Member since May 2010
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Tango with Tangos
posted by Linerunner (PROVIDENCE, RI) Apr 25, 2006
Member since Dec 2005
2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
The sounds and scenery are immersive, and your fire team is smart and deadly. I mean, who doesn't think having Michael Clark Duncan talking to you over the radio is the coolest?
If I have any knocks on this it's that the stealth isn't always easy. There are points in the game which leave you saying "They expect me to sneak into there...?". Also the rampant cheating that goes on online sullies that whole portion of the game.
Overall it's more than solid, however. Worth a spot in any shooter fan's collection.
Best socom ever made
posted by SEAWEED (HICKSVILLE, NY) Jun 2, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by Phantom34 (NOGALES, AZ) Nov 15, 2006
Member since Nov 2006
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by Ryimus (NEW YORK, NY) Nov 30, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
posted by EQOAnostalgia (NEW YORK MILLS, NY) Dec 27, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
Far has this series fallen since and it's a shame! Nothing has been able to match the original two titles. The game was online for OVER a DECADE on a CONSOLE! That alone is an achievement!
Glitchers and cheaters were the only thing that held the game back, but even that was something many, many people chose to ignore or tolerate. The combat was perfect, the controls were spot on! The graphics for it's time were amazing.
A perfect balance of action, tactics, and team oriented gameplay. Socom 1 and 2 were the thinking mans shooters. Not some willy nilly run and gun respawn with perks and nukes and other garbage!
No overpowered vehicles, just you, your team and the enemy! Only skill mattered and the best man won!
Nothing has come close to matching the feeling of excitement and heart pumping adrenaline this game offered when you knew you were the last man standing being watched by your entire team!
The campaign was fun but the star was the online. There is still a reason to play it for the story mode, but it does have it's moments of frustration and bugs. You CAN play online but it requires an outside program called xlink to utilize the lan feature and get online with others.
Simply put, this was one of the greatest games on the PS2 and imo one of the greatest games of all time! If you weren't a part of that, you wouldn't understand.
BEST GAME EVER
posted by Gamer223 (OAKDALE, CT) Nov 2, 2010
Member since Oct 2010
posted by jack66 (BARTONVILLE, IL) Nov 28, 2007
Member since Oct 2007
posted by Escapie (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Nov 23, 2007
Member since Nov 2007
The Single player is good, but its the Multiplayer where this game flys away from all other shooters, Ive played this game 1000+ hours online, to most people thats a waste, but I still don't get bored, its awesome, the maps, the people, the thrills of having a team depending on you, ahhh, awesome, just great.
This game is like a drug, you try it, your immediately addicted, its also like the game of golf in the sense that you strive to perfect your game, same here.
This game is awesome, the graphics, the sound, the multiplayer, everything, bought it 2 years ago, and still playing it today, still love it to death, worth your time and money if you have a PS2
Not a game, a Hobby.
posted by FSUdude (NOTTINGHAM, MD) Oct 31, 2007
Member since May 2007
ok, but not as good as the original
posted by dbroncos (WILLCOX, AZ) Nov 5, 2006
Member since Aug 2006
Oldie But Goody
posted by TheMonk (RIVERSIDE, CA) Sep 16, 2006
Member since Sep 2006
posted by Plague (APO, AE) Jun 13, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
The online play on this game is awesome, though i do have to say glitching has become a really big thing online so it kidna takes away from the fuun of playing online. Other than that, if you get a group of friends that won't cheat on ya just go at it it is off the hook. I play this game almost everyday now and I will probably continue to play this game for a long time.
Socom 2 has great realistic weapons, awesome missions that you just can't get tired of and when you die you just keep playing. Though i have to say when I have it on the hardest gameplay setting I tend to throw the controler on the bed but hey i still play the game. This is a definate must get game and a good game to add to anyones shooter collection.
posted by mmjj2007 (ANNA, TX) May 29, 2006
Member since Oct 2004
If you are a fan of the first SOCOM game than these one will please
you. SOCOM II raises the bar from the last game. Single player is
still fun and exciting, except this time it's urban warfare. More
weapons are added to the game including at-4's. This time you play as
Specter from the first game, but still control a squad of three. You
battle different terrorist groups and go from Brazil, Russia,
Algeria, and outside of Washington state. You also get to work with
the Russian Spetznaz and the British S.A.S. group. One new feature
for this game is turrents located throughout levels on and offline.
The online of this game is ,again as the first one, really fun. One
thing that I like most about the online of SOCOM II is that it had
all the same maps as SOCOM one and 12 new ones and a new gameplays
such as breach, in which SEALs will try to break into the Terrorist
using C4, and either rescuing hostages or planting a bomb. The online
community is now upgraded from the last one giving the ablity to have
clan tags, ranks, stats, and messages to other players.