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The Rise and Fall of SOCOM (PS2/PSP/PS3)

In the early days of the PlayStation 2, Zipper Interactive would debut a third-person shooter called SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs. Authentic, tactical, team-based, and online at a time where few other PlayStation titles were, SOCOM took the home console by storm. It gave Sony’s exclusives a more mature face, provided multiplayer-centric shooters a new standard to compete against, and helped single-handedly move the PlayStation 2’s network adapter and headset into gamers’ homes. The debut of SOCOM 2 the following year created an immediate classic, and confirmed SOCOM as a franchise that would be with PlayStation for years to come – even as unsavoury hackers attempted to ruin players’ enjoyment.

Yet try as SOCOM would, lightning never seemed to strike thrice in the eyes of the series faithful. SOCOM 3, Combined Assault, Confrontation, and many more would all proceed to be good, if not great games in their own right – but whether helmed by Zipper or Slant Six, SOCOM never found its third pillar on which it could rest. And just as it seemed as if the series finally might, SOCOM 4 would both trip over its design, and fall into a hole burrowed out of the PlayStation Network Outage of 2011.
SOCOM was shattered, Zipper was shuttered, and one by one, the entire series would go offline – though the hardcore would continue to find ways to keep the series’ flame alive.

This is the rise and fall of SOCOM.

PlayStation 2 (PS2) EXCLUSIVE Games – 30 Games You Can’t Play Anywhere Else!

A sampling of PS2 exclusive games from my collection, including:

TimeSplitters
Blood Will Tell
RAD – Robot Alchemic Drive
24: The Game
SOCOM 1 & II
AirBlade
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
Champions of Norrath
Front Mission 4 & 5
Guilty Gear X2
Destruction Derby Arenas
Gungrave
Katamari Damacy
Okage: Shadow King
War of the Monsters
Downhilll Domination
Rogue Galaxy
Shadow Hearts: Covenant
SSX
Suikoden IV
TimeSplitters
Xenosaga Episode I
Xenosaga Episode II
Xenosaga Episode III

Stupidly EXPENSIVE & Rare Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

Radical Reggie & Metal Jesus show you the most rare and expensive PS2 games released. We cover North American, European and Japanese releases for your game collection!

Games Shown:
Kuon
Haunting Ground
Rule of Rose
Blood will Tell
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence Limited Ed
Bully Collector’s Edition
Michigan Report From Hell
Dragon Blaze
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
Ibara
ADK Tamashii
Ar Tonelico 1 & 2 Limited Editions

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