SWAT: Target Liberty PSP

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26
  1. The single-player game will last the average gamer no more than 10 hours, after which your only option will be to repeat it in order to improve your score, or find some friends who also have a copy of the game so you can compete in the multiplayer matches.
  2. Not the most thrilling experience because going gung-ho means failing. [Dec 2007, p.84]
  3. The slow plodding existence of a SWAT team member isn't ffor everyone. [Nov 2007, p.78]
  4. Instead of setting its sights on liberty, the game should have perhaps concerned itself with offering a more engaging experience. Still, decent multiplayer and great graphics prevent this from being simply ordinary.
  5. Target Liberty has a good atmosphere and the controls have been well thought out, but the story isn’t at all convincing and the gameplay doesn’t have enough merit in the end.
  6. Target Liberty is too short, too tedious, and too absurd to take seriously.
  7. SWAT is criminally start/stop. [Dec 2007, p.85]
  8. Target Liberty should receive a citation for roughing up the prestigious SWAT franchise. We can only hope the next effort more closely resembles its fantastic predecessors.
  9. A repetitive and flawed experience from start to finish, SWAT: Target Liberty is a disappointing tactical strategy shooter that just doesn’t quite have what it takes to be a fun game.
  10. There is something to be gained from Target Liberty, and if you do enjoy the likes of Commandos it may be worth your time. For anyone else though, this sloth of a game will likely be far too lumbering and largely thrill free.
  11. At its best SWAT: Target Liberty is a messy stealth action game that tries to bite off more than it can chew.
  12. Some ideas, such as the skill advancement and cover system, are underdeveloped while others, like the targeting system and overall mission design, are poorly executed. In the end, Target Liberty is more frustrating than engaging, more tedious than fun. That’s never a good thing.
  13. The story, characters and control system are all lacklustre, and even the sniper mode that regularly pops up for you to save a hostage from the grips of a terrorist is badly designed, as the times are too quick to clear the area and you end up with innocent blood on your hands.
  14. The actions you perform on the first level are exactly the same that you use from there on forward. It’s not totally awful but the lack of ambition here is obvious. [Nov 2007]
User Score
7.9

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
    10
    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 »