PALGN writes: The Navy SEALs of the SOCOM franchise made a successful transition to the PlayStation Portable with each of the Fireteam Bravo titles. In SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike, the elite soldiers of the US armed forces are again poised to take the battle to the scourge of the earth. While previous SOCOM games adopted an over-the-shoulder perspective, Tactical Strike plays similarly to the Full Spectrum Warrior titles. Players order their team where and when to move to shoot, rather then actually pulling the trigger. The effect is that SOCOM: Tactical Strike is more in-depth and strategic game, which is both entertaining and nail-biting at the same time.
Before beginning the SOCOM: Tactical Strike campaign, players can choose which elite army unit they would like to command, including the Australian S.A.S. and the U.S. Navy Seals. This feature works well and helps players better identify with the squad under their instruction. The story begins with the kidnapping of your country's ambassador, but it later becomes apparent that there are more sinister plans afoot. The plot is paced well and is accompanied by several first-class cutscenes. Even though it's similar to what we've seen before, the story functions as a good pretext for leading your squad around various international localities.