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  • genre simulation / strategy / tactical
  • download size 1.9 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 195 user ratings.
  • release date June 30, 1998
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Yosemite Entertainment / Activision
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual

What's cool about it:

  • Pack includes Darryl F. Gates’ Police Quest: SWAT and Police Quest: SWAT 2
  • Training is based on actual SWAT tactics and marksmanship training
  • Missions are based on real-life SWAT call-ups


Experience the relentless adrenaline-pumping action of SWAT firsthand.SWAT 1 was created by the man who developed the real-life SWAT team, former LAPD Police Chief, Darryl F. Gates. The game was designed and directed by Police Quest veteran Tammy Dargan, former producer of America’s Most Wanted.

Inspired by Darryl F. Gates, SWAT 2 continues the tactical realism of SWAT 1 with even more missions and features.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Realistic Blood, Realistic Gore, Realistic Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended; NVidia or ATI/AMD card required for SWAT 2), Mouse, Keyboard.
Compatibility notice: SWAT 2 doesn't support Intel integrated video devices (including those found on netbooks).

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User reviews:

Two flawed gems

Posted on 2011-02-10 11:32:10 bywarispeace's avatarwarispeace:

I became a fan of SWAT 1 & 2 when they first came out and still own the original discs. Note that these are two completely different games. SWAT 1 is an FMV simulator that follows police procedures and protocols. You will spend time at the shooting range both with small arms and sniper rifles. There were some puzzle elements that I didn't like, such as guessing what LASHread more commands to use. And I think the warehouse level was glitched, seems like you always die at one part no matter what you do. A flawed game but I still had a lot of fun with it.
SWAT 2 is an isometric tactical strategy game highly reminiscent of Syndicate. If you are a fan of Syndicate you should definitely give it a try. The AI is outstanding and each level truly is different every time you play. SWAT 2 is notable for being the only game I'm aware of with a full terrorist campaign. So if you like games where you can be the bad guy, this game is for you. Not many games let you take hostages, barricade yourself in a building, booby-trap the doors, and wait for the cops to bust in. Really a lot of fun once you learn the controls. One piece of advice though, learn the keyboard shortcuts! Issuing commands quickly is critical in this game.
All in all, I enjoyed both games a lot, but know what kind of games you're getting. They may not be for everyone.

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Good, but broken.

Posted on 2011-02-15 06:08:03 bymattcruise's avatarmattcruise:

Owned this game years ago, couldn't play til now. Very cool game, however major flaw upon GOG release, can't save games (at least on Swat 1) DOS box issue apparently. This game requires saves. I don't recommend download unless its patched in the future. As of Feb 2011 it is broken, go to forums to see if it is patched.

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swat 2 = one of the best game ever made

Posted on 2011-02-11 17:26:14 bychromeshelter's avatarchromeshelter:

if you like jagged alliance type games, and / or commandos, you should check it out. swat 2 is deep and steep. it might not have the best graphics, but the gameplay-wise it will deliver!!!

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