The single player campaign for SOCOM: Special Forces can get a little hectic at times. There are only five of you against a whole army of enemies. If you’re a beginner at shooting games or is struggling to get past the game then read on.
JustPushStart is here to help you get past those nasty terrorists so you’ll be playing like a pro. Here are a few tips that will help make SOCOM: Special Forces are lot less frustrating to play.
Spread Out Your Teammates
SOCOM: Special Forces is a tactical team-based game so it pays to actually spread your team out to attack the enemy at all sides. There will be a blue and yellow team that will join you. Each team consists of two members. The blue team specializes in close quarters combat so it pays for you to tell them to go ahead as they will be helpful in eliminating enemies from up close.
The yellow team has a member called Park who is a sniper rifle expert. You should tell her and her mate to stay back and shoot at enemies from a long distance. If you don’t have a sniper rifle yourself, you can always tell Park to shoot enemy snipers for you. Don’t worry about the A.I. not listening to you or being bad shots as they are efficient most of the time.
Keep Your Teammates Alive
Even if one member of your team dies it’s game over. If your team is struggling you should tell them to regroup so they can revive any dead team members. You’re A.I. teammates are pretty good at reviving one another so you can cover them by shooting at the enemies while they are vulnerable.
If you find yourself in a situation where every team member is down don’t waste time reviving them all. Just continue with the mission by yourself if possible until to reach the next checkpoint. Once a teammate dies, your whole team will be back alive and ready at the last checkpoint you just crossed by yourself.
Keep quiet and stay in the shadows. Don’t be tempted to sprint during these mission or you’re bound to be detected. Another good idea is to not kill everyone in sight. It’s better if you distract guards by throwing empty magazines near them instead. If you kill too many people you will have to hide their bodies and this in turn could make alert guards as you’re forced to come out of the shadows in order to do so.
There are some levels where you can hide atop of some rooftops. The higher you are the better as the guards rarely look up. If you really need to kill someone crawl slowly behind them to initiate a stealth kill.
The game only executes a stealth animation if you are DIRECTLY behind an enemy. Don’t approach from the side or you’re likely to be detected. The best weapon to use from long range is of course your sniper rifle. Don’t be worried if you think it’ll create noise. The weapon always has a suppressor on so you’ll be fine. Just make sure you have the right weapon equipped before you shoot. If you have your secondary weapon equipped and fire you’ll make a lot of noise and get killed.
Choose Weapons To Suit Your Style
Before you load out for each mission, you’re prompted to choose which weapons you’ll like to use. Choosing the right weapons is important as you don’t want to left with a gun that doesn’t suit your needs. I made the mistake of equipping a shotgun one time and died instantly. Shotguns are good to use only if you’re a short-ranged combat specialist. If you’re an Arnie-type gamer then shotgun will suit you better.
I’m more of a long-ranged expert so the sniper rifle suited me better. If you’re like me and like to shoot enemies from afar then sniper rifles are for you. Using the PlayStation Move is arguably better to use while playing SOCOM in my opinion as aiming is lot more accurate than using the controller’s right stick. But if you feel that the Move is too uncomfortable for you, can always switch back to the traditional controller.
At the end of the game you have a choice whether you want to kill Gorman (the main bad guy) or not. If you wish to kill him in the end make sure you press R2 to shoot him as you won’t have another chance to do this. My brother wanted to kill him but left it too late. He then had to do the final level all over again…