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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.
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    70
    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: 40 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Jun 27, 2015
    10
    great game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!great game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Expand
  2. S.peewee
    May 15, 2005
    10
    The best ever tactical shooter to date.
  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. Sep 13, 2013
    9
    One of the best tactical shooter of all time. Only true defect is the less letal wewapon's umbalancing that ruin a bit the multyplayerOne of the best tactical shooter of all time. Only true defect is the less letal wewapon's umbalancing that ruin a bit the multyplayer experience, otherwise as perfect as no one else. The best epitaph possible for glorious sierra! Expand
  5. Jul 26, 2016
    8
    SWAT 4 is undeniably realistic, intriguingly unpredictable, painfully unforgiving and above all, weirdly addictive. Completing a mission isSWAT 4 is undeniably realistic, intriguingly unpredictable, painfully unforgiving and above all, weirdly addictive. Completing a mission is tough, but keeping yourself from coming back for more is even harder. Expand
  6. JonasHøiberg
    Mar 23, 2008
    8
    I actually love the game. It's worth a 10. What brings it down is the extreme amount of time it takes for it to start up, due to anI actually love the game. It's worth a 10. What brings it down is the extreme amount of time it takes for it to start up, due to an incompetent, annoying and useless copy-protection. I'd wish that, when I buy a game, they cared more about user-experience than a false sense of safety. Expand
  7. ZeeZee
    Dec 8, 2005
    5
    almost identical to the "rainbow six" series, very enjoyable but at times extremely frustrating as well. I'm only speaking for the almost identical to the "rainbow six" series, very enjoyable but at times extremely frustrating as well. I'm only speaking for the single-player and I haven't finished it yet, but I wish there was more variety in the level design and weapon/gadget choices. Expand

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