Last year I wrote an article titled, The State of SOCOM. I discussed my love and history for the beloved third person shooter that helped pioneer online multiplayer on consoles. It has been six years since we last had a new SOCOM game.
Baffles me as to why they have not done anything with this franchise. Seeing as how it was #1 on the official PlayStation poll. With all the trash put up weekly on the App Store why has nobody done a clone of this yet. I've been playing Defiance as my go to 3rd person since 2013 but still nothing like that old school Socom/Socom 2 up all night gameplay.
the only game on that list that's like socom is wild land if you want socom type games then you will have to invest in a PC
You are looking at the view point I.e 3rd person view. Rainbow six siege is probably most like socom aside from H-Hour
Army training grounds its F2P.
Insurgency Socom mod perfect adaption. Play it
RAINBOW SIX: is the closest you'll get to Socom. Also, in response to @lookatthisi They let go the creators, and I think socom is a game that's hard to clone even the creators had a hard time making Socom 2, Socom 3.
No way man. The devs at Trion made Defiance. I know different genres different games but this could have very easily turned into a war game rather than a kill the mutants/aliens games. Ghost recon actual gameplay is about the closest to the old Socom feel due to the squad format and team commands but it was still clunky at times. Using the wheel was cumbersome to command teammates and strategies on how you approcahed a scenario. FFS you could control your teammates with a microphone in the ps2 days. You can't tell me that it is that hard when people throw up mods on the pc all the time that mirror the original games using random game engines. These are professionals with money/tech that most people don't have access to. (Seth Luisi was the problem at zipper, he tried capturing ghost recon/cod fans with Socom by slowly turning the Socom series into Frankenstein GR/COD lite games)
Getting that feel, that rush being the last one alive, Rainbow Six is the closest I got to that feeling since Confrontation. And we all know that was a horrible Socom, but looking back at it, SC was a great game just had a horrible release. I didn't play defiance, but ghost recon is and was trash.
A lot will defend Seth saying he was a puppet, but his inactions or actions didn't help. He helped ruin the franchise.
socom or nothing I play ghost recon and a bunch of others, but there's NOTHING like socom Sure people cried they wanted an old school socom 2, but Confrontation was easily the best iteration when it was said and done(prior to glitching/hacking after Cold Front released) Perfect Confrontation, add a campaign, co-op, keep online 8v8. it is quite obvious what worked in socom 2, 3, ca, confrontation, combine them all in one and do not try to make some spinoff bs 3rd person CoD bs that bombed in Socom 4.
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