Sony is rumoured to have asked Zipper Interactive to look into the feasibility of porting the highly popular SOCOM 2 to the Playstation Network as a downloadable title.
one of the greatest games ever & i never even got to play it online ! here's hoping we do get this giblet over psn as people are starving for a decent competitive game.
socom 4 is the best socom game.
^ Thanks for the chuckle.
You should lose a bubble for that one.
For real. Socom 4 is a JOKE. Socom 2 was the best online shooter Ive ever played. IF this happens... well I dont know what I would do. OMG please be true.
you are not a real socrack fan and dont know what a real socrack game is, go play cod or something please.
All I can say is Enowapi as a SEAL on Breach.
but it's in no mean BAD! c'mon, it's still a pretty solid game IMO! and @colwyn, you're "Clowny"!
I sure as hell hope this is true. Its just too bad its taken them so long to realize that this is what the fans of the series want. Oh well, better late then never..... @ Morganfell All I can say is I dare you to come down into the bunker where I've laid out all my mines, shot out the lights and where I'm sitting in a dark corner with my Model 18 just waiting for you to try to plant that bomb :D Ah but wait, don't even try to come down the back side ladder....I've got a mine there too.
We have ourselves a comedian
A blonde comedian <_<
its the best online game EVER SOCRACK it was my life as soon as i got home from school i would get on that game till 12am and find clan wars and all, its alot better then everthing we have today it was very team based and tactical we would actually make strategys and people would talk and it was when it was one life per round f this respawn bs.
This would be very smart of them.
Hopefully it will be a straight port and not a "remake" with a bunch of changes. The only thing that needs to be changed in SOCOM 2 is the hacks, the game itself needs to stay unmolested.
No one's going to buy this except for a few hardcore Socom fans that are left... And even then I'm sure a lot of them will play it and it won't be as good as the fond memories they had of it. Today's "Call of Duty/Shooter" crowd will not be impressed by its outdated gameplay and it wasn't really that highly praised by critics in the first place. It got mostly 8 out of 10s and below according to Metacritic. It was also riddled with bugs that need be fixed! While I loved it back in the day, it won't be anything special by today's standards. Socom's glory days are past and bringing back S2 won't change that.
Great read, agreed GraphicX. My first encounter with SOCOM was confrontation and from what the old fans of the series told me SOCOM 2 was the best by far and if there is a chance of seeing it come to PSN/SEN, I would certainly be getting it.
I am in love Socom 2 is one of the classics
The best Socom game imo. I haven't played 4 though mind you. I heard it's kind of crappy?
Kinda is a HUGE understatement. It was the final nail in the coffin. I will never buy a new Socom game again. BUT, I will buy this port. Socom 2 was perfect until the released that cheat thing (kinda like Gameshark that worked for Socom)
code majic lol guy named idot made it you can download it online it was like the first real hack but it was never that bad.
don't listen to the haters! if you like TPS, SOCOM 4 is actually a pretty good game!
yea i agree.. for a 3rd person shooter its a good enough game. fairly solid i say but it is not socom not even in the slightest. confrontation was good after the slightly worrisome start it had up until the cheaters ruined it but it nailed the socom gameplay 100 percent. if they do a hd update i want it to be as well done as the gow remakes and give this game the attention it deserves because it is easily the best socom game. dont change the controls to suit the cod fans keep it like confrontation / socom 2 but enhance the graphics :)
Watch this video closely. Thank me later......
I'm sure it would be a very popular download if it was on SEN, fingers crossed.
If somebody bought this game and put it under my Christmas tree it would be the bestest present eva! xo <3
socom 2 is one of the most deserving remakes i can think of, its entire design and precise measurement of complete game integration of a soldiers weapons and damage through the entire intelligent form of button control the ps2 had was incredible, from the damage intake to the precision through minor to extreme complications of management through the game to the controls, it was brilliant!
graphic_x sent me here
Great article, well worth reading. Good job willy684
lets go! Even though I love Socom 4 I'll play this too
i liked Socom 4 too!!! I didn't play any of the other ones before that so i cant say whats so good or bad about them. I really like S4, i missed 2 trophies for it. I think i liked it cuz i reminded me of Ghost Recon....(last gen Ghost Recon)
all I hear are hate for SOCOM 4 over here! not really sure if they are true old days SOCOM fans or just plain haters! I love SOCOM 4 too and just missing the Elite trophy for Platinum! my only complain for S4 is the enemies are too cheap on Elite! edit: forgot my other complain being the later buyers get the incentives of free DLC over people who've bought it earlier! seriously, WTF?!
oh please god let this be true this is the best online game of all time played all of them since socom 1 stopped playing after they killed the game with confrontation and changed everthing that was good about the game and made it crap. i can tell you all the glitches and walk around the maps with my eyes closed this is the best game of all time never a better game than it. socom1 east 4 C A P 1 clan metal/poa still play with the same people i been playing with since the first game....its socrack
Of course now that I no longer own a ps3. I'd have to go out and buy one for this!
They should update the graphics and sound and release it on bluray as well: "Socom 2 Ultimate HD Spectacular Awesomeness" ....or something to that effect. A few GOOD advertisements wouldn't hurt, to let people know it is around SONY.
You gooses putting the guy down for liking Socom 4 best, should just go away & spank it over your Socom 2 case...Now on saying that, I also heavily favour Socom 2 over the rest, although I do also enjoy Socom: Confrontation & find it the closest experience to S2 available on PS3.....now on saying that, I also enjoyed MAG & hope a bigger better sequel is still in the works, & upon saying that, I really also love Socom 4 for different reasons to all the above..... Which is why I find hardcore Socom fanboys paying out another PS3 owning Socom purchasing person with an opinion to be highly laughable & close minded on there part. See little Socom freaks, if people like us don't give something new & different a go, like the Socom 4's & MAGS, then Zippers Interactive go down the gurgler, like so many great devs do......so unless Zipper are making absolute stinking piles, then there employees don't deserve to be jobless, because arrogant turds pinned them down to only making the exact game over & over, only with prettier graphics. At least, as a gamer 1st & Socom lover 2nd, I can open my mind to other attempts from Zipper at games & due to my unwavering support & there unwavering quality, I am able to enjoy more games from this great developer & one day may experience an online thrill as great as that, that the 1st 2 Socom games gave me. See, if I had your attitudes, I would have sold my PS3 long ago, & stuck to playing solo games of Socom 2 in my bedroom, whilst silently cursing the wrath of C.O.D. MW.
I would pick Socom 4 over Call that Duty Games any day.
I was never good at Socom 2 but i would sure like a remake for the PS3 so i could try again.
I logged in around a year ago and it was still pretty active... but I'd like an "HD Version" if anything, proper PSN support, upscaling and trophies but without touching the core gameplay.
Right O mate. As a download of a PS2 classic there won't be online and at that point skip it, eh.
i would hope for a disk release but it seems unlikely so i hope the game is cheaper, i seem to remember playing a socom game by myself or co-op with a cousin before on the ps2 probably the last one i ever played before, not any that came out now lol
here's hoping this is true!
Confrontation was (apparently unfortunately) my first socom game and all the hardcore fans said it paled in comparison to socom 2. So while I thoroughly enjoyed confrontation I would love to see this be true. Thanks for the article!
Any one of the first 3 SOCOMs needs to be in HD hands down, not to mention new servers...
I only made a video on this about 3 weeks ago. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
PS2 SOCOM Series is the best online game i ever play
I did not write the article. Anyway when asked about the port: Zpr_Roper: "Sorry, but I can't comment on rumor or speculation."
all these great games! what should i play next? =D
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