While the odds are overwhelming and you may be outnumbered, you're never outgunned in SOCOM: Special Forces thanks to an excellent range of multiplayer modes. By bringing some friends you can enjoy a series of special online co-operative missions for up to five players, and a 32 player online multiplayer mode, all via PlayStation Network.
Co-op mode drops you in a customised environment where you have to complete objectives from a selection of six varied maps. You choose the weapons and the range of enemies you'll be fighting against. Co-ordination is the only way to survive, so make sure you pick up a wireless headset to relay strategy with your friends - and don't worry if you don't have a full squad, as computer-controlled teammates can be added to make up the numbers.
If you fancy something a little more competitive, there are four modes in the 32 player romp to get your blood pumping: Suppression, Last Defence, Uplink and Bomb Squad. Each one is full of entertaining and frenzied warfare where the advantage can swing between teams in an instant and, if you don't use your head, you're in danger of losing it.
Both competitive and co-operative modes feature rich environments, with lots of cover and flanking areas, making for some spectacular firefights. The more you play, the more your player level and in-game stats increase, offering plenty of incentive to return for another blast. Make sure your friends are ready, because SOCOM: Special Forces on PlayStation 3 is an explosive multiplayer feast of fun.