CVG - SOCOM has been around since 2003, but none of the games have ever been really sensational. You can always rely on them for solid core mechanics and smart tactical combat, but they've never captured our imagination like other, similar games.
Special Forces is Zipper's boldest, most ambitious sequel yet, however, so maybe all that could change. Maybe. Set in Southeast Asia, you play as Gray, the leader of a NATO special forces team on a mission to stop a violent revolutionary army from... um, being violent and revolutionary.