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  • Summary: Show No Mercy In Defense of Life. Los Angeles: 2006. Gangs rule the city and crime's at an all-time high. As an elite SWAT officer, you must protect the lives of the innocent throughout 16 intense missions. There's no room for mistakes. Or mercy. What's it gonna be rookie? [Sierra]
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Simply put, SWAT 4 is just about the best tactical shooter available. Its outstandingly realistic and gripping play delivers everything a tac-sim fan craves. Now, if you'll excuse me, there are more perps in need of cuffing.
  2. I will say, though, that the vibrant, stylish graphics and unique gameplay will have me choosing a night of SWAT 4 over "Counter-Strike: Source."
  3. 90
    They've managed to make non-lethal tactics both important and fun with great sound bytes, exciting tactics, and a good selection of weapons.
  4. For fans of the realistic tactical shooter genre, SWAT 4 is a definite must have, marking the rebirth of a series out of its own ashes. It was a 5 year wait, but trust me, it was worth every second of it.
  5. No one has tackled this subject quite like Sierra has and Irrational has done a stellar job in preserving the look and feel of the predecessor while adding modern amenities.
  6. 80
    If Irrational is able to speed up the player speed just a tad so that run speed and player movement is faster, if server admins are able to control the abuse of non- lethal equipment, and if server admins are given remote server control, then SWAT 4 would be just as spectacular for Multiplayer.
  7. A true 'thinking man’s shooter', then, and one that can be enjoyed by all those capable of engaging their brain before pulling the trigger. [June 2005, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. Nov 18, 2010
    10
    this game is so epic, it is betterthis game is so epic, it is better than rainbow. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    May 9, 2005
    10
    This game is perfect, absolutely perfect. AI acts pretty realistic, there is not one best way to enter a room. Use explosives, tear gas or This game is perfect, absolutely perfect. AI acts pretty realistic, there is not one best way to enter a room. Use explosives, tear gas or sting grenades; pepperspray, beanbags, pepper balls, sting gun... And if you don't have any other options left you can still use an MP5, M4, colt, shotgun... This is SWAT! Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2012
    10
    Swat 4 İs Best Tactical Shooter Ever. İt İs Better Than Ghost Recon And Rainbox Six . İt's Very Realistic Game. You CanSwat 4 İs Best Tactical Shooter Ever. İt İs Better Than Ghost Recon And Rainbox Six . İt's Very Realistic Game. You Can ''Really'' Command Your Team But People Dont Know The Value Of Swat 4.So Swat 5 İs Never Come But We Still Want SWAT 5! Expand
  4. abc123
    Jun 8, 2005
    9
    This is a very good game, and despite minor bugs a glitches, it is a very fun. This is more of a thinking game than a shooting game, and that This is a very good game, and despite minor bugs a glitches, it is a very fun. This is more of a thinking game than a shooting game, and that is what gives it that successful feeling. I recommend this for thinkers. Those with itchy trigger fingers need not apply. Expand
  5. May 18, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Expand
  6. GoatBoy
    Apr 29, 2005
    8
    I was quite surprised by this game. I've never played the others in the series, but I picked this one up and got into it. Unlike other I was quite surprised by this game. I've never played the others in the series, but I picked this one up and got into it. Unlike other recent game flops that attempted to impress you with facial twitches, boring gimmicks, and overly scripted and unimaginative game play, this game has settings and extras designed to pull you into the game by making it feel real and lifelike. I appreciate a game that's been developed with flexibility in mind. There are multiple ways in each mission to achieve your goals. Even if it's mission-by-mission based, you never feel like you're just shuffling from point A to point B all alone because some dweeb of a game designer thought it'd be fun. I have to dock some points for AI (inexplicable behavior + lack of team controls), weapon handling (grenades and certain weapons effects), and other miscellaneous things which hamper the game. Otherwise... this is actually a pretty entertaining game. Expand

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