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SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy Seals

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Thrilling military action for mature gamers.

Game PlayStation 2 2005
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SOCOM 3 provides thrilling firefights in one of the best online games on the PlayStation 2. It improves on its predecessors by including drivable vehicles like boats and humvees, and allows easier, one-button commands for the squad. The artificial intelligence is only so-so; players may find it easiest to proceed Rambo-style, taking down hundreds of enemies single-handedly. While the gear looks real, the military action is over the top: When characters are shot, blood sprays onto their clothes and the ground.

Players with high-speed Internet access can compete with up to 31 others in a range of missions, from death matches to cooperative challenges. Parents should know the popular SOCOM community has a lot of trash-talkers and havoc-wreaking pranksters. To deal with this, players can form clans among their friends and block obnoxious players, but to participate in online rankings or join a clan, players must enter a credit card number (although there is no charge).

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