Socom U.S. Navy Seals - The release of this game and it's sequel Socom II should go down as a pivotal moment in video gaming history. Not only was this one of the earliest titles to use PS2's online service in NA, it was one of the best games in the early 2000s.
Game developer Zipper Interactive released Socom, a tactical third-person shooter, in 2002. You know you are a passionate video gamer when you hear the word Boomer and don't immediately think of the "respectable" term for the baby boomer generation. Instead, you think of one of the four teammates on Socom - Kahunna, Spectre, Jester, and of course, Boomer - who always seemed to be the worst AI. Our bet is that is why they killed him off in Combined Assault.
Socom's online gameplay let you select from one of the two teams (SEALs or Terrorists) and compete in three game types: Suppression, Extraction, and Demolition. While there are many great PS2 online multiplayer games, Socom, and it's sequel Socom II, were near the top of the list for the Quick Drop Squad.
Unfortunately, not every story has a happy ending. Zipper Interactive, which was owned by Sony, shut down in 2012. This was a sad moment for many of us in the gaming community. Their final tweet stated "After 17 years it's time to head off into the sunset..." We will never forget you Socom. #RIP.