Game Focus: Editors Note – In order to give SOCOM Confrontation a decent review after the games initial very troubled and rocky start, we waited to play it until the game was patched several times and made playable.
SOCOM has always been about multiplayer, but never to the point that the single player campaign was completely scrapped in favor of it. Such is the case with developer Slant Six's take on the Zipper franchise, and while it doesn't necessarily benefit from not having a solo career, the fine-tuned and well-designed online mode is as excellent as ever, despite SOCOM's traditional problems of clunky controls.
Confrontation is the best edition of SOCOM yet. With relatively smooth servers (patched and fixed after a rocky start) and great character customization, there's a lot of fun to be had in the wide open and stunningly beautiful maps. Precision accuracy and coordinated teamwork are well represented here, making for one of the most fun tactical online shooters this side of Rainbow Six: Vegas, so if you're in the need for multiplayer action on the PS3, you shouldn't have any qualms with Confrontation in spite of its niggling flaws.