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SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs (PlayStation 2)

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Back of Box - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    DESIRE. DETERMINATION. VICTORY.

    The SOCOM (Special Operations Command): U.S. NAVY SEALs
    (Sea-Air-Land) are one of the best trained and most
    versatile combat forces in the world.

    As an elite SEAL commander, your team has been called
    upon to engage terrorists in some of the most deadly
    missions in the unit's history. With more than 30 weapons,
    detailed intelligence, unparalleled skills `and decisive tactical
    manoeuvres at your disposal, protect freedom wherever it
    is in danger.

    • Match strategy and firepower against up to 15 other players
      via groundbreaking Network (Broadband) gameplay in separate
      multiplayer missions using the Network Adaptor (Ethernet)
      (for PlayStation 2)
    • Battle enemy terrorists in exhilarating single player mode
    • Lead your team on 12 dangerous missions, including ambushes, reconnaissance, demolitions and hostage rescue in treacherous, unstable locales
    • Developed in association with U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command for ultimate realism

    HEADSET INSIDE

    Utilise the SOCOM voice recognition headset to
    communicate and plan strategies with fellow
    SEALs in both single player and Network
    (Broadband) modes

    Contributed by UkCollector (2221) on Sep 11, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    If you happen to be an international terrorist you'd better work up your CV and start looking for more gainful employment - because the SEALs are coming, and we don't mean Flipper and family

    If you happen to be an international terrorist you'd better work up your CV and start looking for more gainful employment - because the SEALs are coming, and we don't mean Flipper and family. SOCOM: US Navy SEALs is a detailed, squad based game which casts you as the leader of a team of SEAL commandos on a series of deadly missions to keep the world safe from terror. This engrossing game is made all the more unique by the inclusion of the SOCOM Headset that allows you to issue verbal orders to your team, while receiving radio messages in response directly in your ear. SOCOM also takes full advantage of the Network Adaptor for PlayStation 2 allowing broadband Internet users the chance to take part in multiplayer combat with up to 16 players at once. After SOCOM, the PS2 is never going to be the same again.

    SOCOM is effectively two games in one - the challenging single player missions and the hardcore action of the online multiplayer mode. In single player, your four man team is split into two 'elements', Able and Bravo. Like the very similar Ghost Recon, you take direct control of Able's leader, while Able 2 tags along and the Bravo element is at your disposal to be ordered around as you wish. Orders are issued via the Headset by pressing Circle to open the channel (just like a walkie-talkie) and stating simple orders - such as "Run to checkpoint", "Fire at will" and "Hold fire". What really pulls you into the game is when your team mates respond or update you directly via the headset, so the sound arrives in your ear rather than through the TV speaker (where all the other game sound comes from). It's a simple touch that makes the game much more immersive than previous soldier sims.

    Gameplay wise, you and your team will attempt 12 life or death missions across four international locations - Alaska, Thailand, Congo and Turkmenistan. Facing numerous trained, intelligent and above all deadly terrorists your objectives will range from all-out assaults and demolitions to careful reconnaissance and search and rescue. Remember the SEALs are a precision implement not a blunt weapon so use careful planning, stealth and teamwork to carry out your orders.

    SOCOM really comes into its own when you take it out across your broadband connection and take on living, breathing opponents in multiplayer mode. Logging into SOCOM online via your Network Adaptor gives you access to chat rooms, player rankings and of course the opportunity for up to 16 players to head into the fray together. Up to eight SEALs take on up to eight terrorists - no CPU opponents, no pre-scripted events, just real gamers from around Europe trying to blow holes in each other. You can even talk to the other players in your team via the Headset and co-ordinate your battle plans. As with the single player game, brains rather than bullets will win the battle.

    SOCOM is the vanguard of a whole new gaming experience for PS2. In single player, as well as being a nail-biting covert ops sim, SOCOM rises to new levels of interactivity through the innovative use of the headset. In multiplayer mode the PS2 becomes your gateway to literally limitless gameplay as you face a fresh challenge every time you jump into a multiplayer game. Are you good enough to become the best in Europe? Can you make the grade as a Navy SEAL?

  • Detailed and realistic combat across 12 challenging single player missions


  • Issue orders and receive feedback from your team-mates via the unique headset


  • Massive multiplayer conflicts are possible via the Network Adaptor and a broadband internet connection


  • Set up online Clans (teams) and train to be the best SOCOM squad in Europe


  • Equip yourself with over 60 realistically recreated weapons including SMGs, grenades, laser designators and mines

Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Apr 17, 2008.

PlayStation Holiday Catalog 2003 - Print/website:
    As an elite SEAL commander, your team has been called upon to fight terrorists in 12 of the most deadly operations ever. With more than 30 weapons, superior intelligence, intense training, and unparalleled skills and tactical maneuvers at your disposal, protect freedom wherever it is in danger.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69577) on Nov 21, 2003.

Back of Case (U.S./Canada):
    Keep your feet wet and your powder dry.

    As an elite SEAL commander, your team has been called to fight terrorists in 12 of the most deadly missions ever. With more than 30 weapons, superior intelligence, intense training, and unparalleled skills and tactical maneuvers at your disposal, protect freedom wherever it is in danger.

    • Engage enemy terrorists via intense team-based gameplay.
    • Association with Naval Special Warfare Command provides realistic SEAL actions and mission designs.
    • Undertake 12 dangerous missions, including ambushes, reconnaissance, demolitions and hostage rescue in treacherous locales such as Thailand, Congo and Turkmenistan.
    • Battle lethal enemies in single player mode, or match strategy and gunpower with and against 16 players via online (broadband) gameplay.


    HEADSET INSIDE
    Utilize the SOCOM headset to communicate and plan strategies with fellow SEALs in single player and online (broadband) gameplay.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Sep 03, 2002.