Parents' Guide to

SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Confrontation

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Foul-mouthed players & glitches spoil shooter.

Game PlayStation 3 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

The ESRB really doesn’t know what they’re doing.

This game is nothing different from a game like Fortnite. It may have a little more realistic graphics but it came out on a PS3 it doesn’t hold up as good as other games. It looks as good as a PS2 game. It may have a little blood but any 9 year old can deal with it. Maybe one or two curse words here or there but again nothing a 9 year old couldn’t handle. I certainly wouldn’t let someone who is 5 play it but it really isn’t as bad as the ESRB makes it seem.
age 12+


the game is okay for kids ... I know what you are thinking the game is rated by M and I should follow the ratings because I'm a good parent but that is WRONG! PEOPLE,ESRB is not always right did you know a game that just has the f word once and no violence is rated m for 17+ ?! that is so ! Kids are not dumb, I let my 11 year old son play M games because it lets them learn , if you teach your kids,and be a good parent , your kids will definitely know the difference between reality and fantasy . if you don't let your kids play it, they would be curious and try to kill someone themselves because they want to know whats it like. Let kids play games like this because they would learn from it and would not try to do it in real life. YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR KIDS TO BECOME TERRIOSTS JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT TO PLAY A GAME AND YOU WOULDN't LET THEM. Kids know the difference between fantasy and reality you don't have to worry so buy your kids mature games just be careful to warn them THAT THE GAME IS JUST FOR ENTERTAINMENT SO THEY KNOW WHATS IT LIKE & wouldn't try it in real life I always let my kids play mature games because I know my kid is smart enough to know the difference in real life , and in games like this !

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
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The cherry on top is a bundled Bluetooth headset that facilitates wireless team communication -- a great companion for the PlayStation 3's wireless controller. However, on the subject of team communication, it's worth noting that, as in previous SOCOM games, many of the people you'll encounter playing online will be belligerent, highly profane, and in some cases outright bigoted.

While Confrontation has the potential to deliver good fun for mature audiences, it also suffers persistent and acute technical problems. At the time of this writing (five days post-release), it was difficult to log onto game servers and network errors popped up regularly. When we were able to start playing a game, we were often arbitrarily kicked out mid-session. On several occasions the game simply froze, requiring a system reboot. It's difficult to imagine anyone but the most devout, hardcore fans putting up with such hassles. We recommend not buying the game until such time as Sony has sufficiently patched these problems.

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