Game (3 out of 5)
Socom 4 is a standard first person shooter game. The graphics and sound are top notch, but the story left a lot to be desired. If you enjoy running from point A to point B and shooting bad guys then you'll probably enjoy the game. Just don't expect an Uncharted type storyline to go with it.
3D Effect (4.5 out of 5)
The 3D is where this game really stands out. Certainly one of the best 3D games I've played to date. The depth in this game is absolutely incredible. There are scenes where you have explosions and fire all around you, smoke everywhere and bullets flying by your head, that are absolutely exhilarating.
There was minimal ghosting on my Sony HX800. Occasionally the white aiming crossbar showed a little ghosting, but outside of that the image was flawless. 100 times better than Killzone 3 or Crysis 2.
Without the 3D this is a very average game, but the 3D makes this this a definite buy in my opinion. Definitely a game to show off your 3D gaming system.