SOCOM US Navy SEALs is a unique action game which was available by Zipper Interactive. The game first appeared on the PlayStation 2 device in 2002. With a third perspective and events surrounding top-level gun battles, the game allows players to communicate with many other players through micro. However, this function was revoked in 2012 due to its low popularity and effectiveness.
The game is in the armed battles of SEAL, a naval organization of the US military. It was founded with the main members, including Kahuna, Boomer, Specter and Jester. Their first mission was to destroy the Brotherhood terrorist gang. They traded nuclear weapons at sea and kidnapped many soldiers in the SEAL. Before the Brotherhood’s ruthlessness, four SEAL leaders invaded the base and defeated all the enemies in the gang. After rescuing teammates from the Brotherhood, they took up the next mission in Thailand under the organization’s direction. Here, many dangers and pitfalls await them.
In the game, the player will act as one of the four SEAL leaders accompanying three teammates. Their 12 challenges take place in four major regions like Alaska, Thailand, Congo, and Turkmenistan. In Alaska, the player’s goal is to rescue hostages from terrorists. They have rifles and grenades. The initial difficulty is to infiltrate the enemy base. If the player lets the enemy detect his appearance, they face the enemy’s attack. By using obstacles in the base, players will defeat enemies and collect bullets. Some challenges require their reflexes against a surprise attack in the base. Players board the plane to the next mission after rescuing SEAL soldiers. Their goals are increasingly difficult with rugged terrain over many mountains and strong attacks from enemies. The map which displays on the left of the screen allows the player to determine the next destination and safe route to travel. C4 bombs are used in their missions to destroy large targets. Players collect information in Turkmenistan to destroy the last base. The game ends when the enemy’s base is destroyed, and the leader returns to the organization safely.
Regarding graphics, SOCOM US Navy SEALs use realistic and beautiful 3D graphics. By the view from above and the unique mission system, players are drawn into the consecutive missions of the SEAL organization. The drama level in the stages is increased to bring a new experience for players.