Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26
  1. 45
    There's certainly room for a tactical isometric shooter, but that game is going to have to be at least half as good as the high water mark set by Killzone: Liberation, and this game doesn't even come close.
  2. 45
    Regardless of whether or not it was a good idea to make SWAT: Target Liberty for the PSP, it's quite a poor game either way.
  3. Target Liberty is far from actual standards on Sony’s handheld... It’s a shame that a franchise like SWAT wasn’t worthy of more thought. It’s short, unappealing and monotonous.
  4. There's not much to like about SWAT: Target Liberty. The squad-based mechanic is imbalanced. The levelling-up and weapon selection systems don't have significant effects on how things play out. The plot is silly, the cut-scenes are rubbish and everything's so small it makes your eyes hurt.
  5. Target Liberty is a game so clunky, dated and downright unlovable that between its miserable graphics, woeful presentation and tedious gameplay it feels more like a late-90s budget PC release than a premium PSP game with a price-tag to match, and playing it is as pointless and unrewarding an enterprise as you're likely to get for £30.
  6. Lacking the immediacy and fun of Killzone Liberation, this feels criminally outdated. [Christmas 2007, p.109]
  7. This is a below average, clunky game that I'm knocking an extra few bonus points off of for the sheer stupidity and laziness of the near-bordering-on-racial-profiling plot.
  8. 40
    Playing against a pal or three isn't truly any less repetitive and tiresome than the endless sequence of door breaches and fire-and-forget gun battles that define the single-player experience, but it's at least different enough to add some middling interest to a game with little in reserve.
  9. Also, the presentation is a mix of cheesy music, mediocre pre-rendered cutscenes, better in-game cutscenes, and bad voiceovers. [Holiday 2007, p.78]
  10. 20
    This game is quite clearly meant to be a celebration of how "kick-ass" the SWAT teams are, and will probably provide a smattering of enjoyment for the more jingoistic out there. But it really has nothing to offer anyone else - it's just a poor version of Killzone on the PSP. Purchase at your own risk.
  11. 20
    Target Liberty will only serve to frustrate even the most die hard of tactical shooter fans.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. WilliamP.
    Oct 18, 2007
    Lots of little squad command button combos. After I completed the tutorials it got a lot better. The first level is slow, but the later Lots of little squad command button combos. After I completed the tutorials it got a lot better. The first level is slow, but the later levels are really nice and very hard. Full Review »