- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
SOCOM II: US Navy SEALs places gamers in the role of an elite SEAL commander trained to protect America from hostile forces throughout the world and collaborate with international allied forces in unified missions. Playable both in single-player offline and with up to 16 players online via the PS2 Network Adaptor, SOCOM II features all new gameplay, incredibly detailed graphics, increased chat and online functionality, unique mission types, additional weapons and more. Robust communication (voice and text chat) improvements make SOCOM II one of the most interactive and dynamic team-based games available to date.
Please Note - Socom Headset NOT Included
Not that SOCOM II is radically different from its prequel: far from it; it's still a squad-based combat simulator very much in the style of Rainbow Six and the legion of other Tom Clancy-inspired tactical shooters. Here though the emphasis is on user-friendly controls and teamwork with real human players. The game features proper support for clans (groups of players that regularly play together) and is much better at keeping out cheaters. There are also 12 new maps to play on, in addition to the 10 from the original game, and two new multiplayer modes that have clearly been influenced by Counter-Strike.
Sensibly, though, the developers have paid just as much attention to the single-player mode, with a complete overhaul of the graphics and increased voice support that allows you to bark commands at your computer-controlled team mates (as long as you've got a USB headset) instead of mucking about with the ( still very good) menu system. All of this makes SCOCOM II the perfect way to get into online gaming. --David Jenkins