SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs is a squad-based tactical shooter set near the Strait of Malacca. Players give commands to and set the behaviors of their team members to accomplish objectives. Gameplay also features a "Command Mode" that slows down time and highlights points of interest for players. In the single-player campaign, players take the role of Cullen Gray to command a 5-member NATO special forces squad, consisting of South Korean and either American or British operatives, to fight against a revolutionary group called "Naga." In addition to the single-player campaign, there is an online multiplayer mode which supports 32 players. SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs supports the PlayStation Move.