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Daryl F. Gates' Police Quest: SWAT

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows 3.x
58
3.0
DOS
60
3.0
Windows
70
3.3

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 7 3.0
Macintosh 2 4.2
Windows 13 3.3
Windows 3.x 18 3.0
Combined MobyScore 40 3.2


The Press Says

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87
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Zoals ik al vertelde, simulaties zijn niet mijn cup of thee. Toen ik doorhad wat ik in handen gekregen had was ik dus niet zo gelukkig, maar al spelend kwam daar toch verandering in. De gefilmde beelden zijn prachtig, de lessen zijn niet saai, de actie is niet eenvoudig maar toch uitvoerbaar, en de geluiden zijn gewoon af. Ik kan met een zeer gerust hart zeggen dat dit de beste simulatie is die ik ooit gespeeld heb, het is namelijk de enige. Maar dit knap stukje vakwerk heeft mij toch nieuwsgierig gemaakt naar wat er eigenlijk nog meer in de simuatieschijf zit. Kopen die hap, dit is helemaal niet duur en staat garant voor weken spelplezier.
87
Windows 3.xJoystick (French)
Les amateurs du Police Quest plus axé sur l'aventure seront un peu déconcertés ; mais si vous aimez l'action, voilà de quoi passer de bons moments.
87
DOSJoystick (French)
Les amateurs du Police Quest plus axé sur l'aventure seront un peu déconcertés ; mais si vous aimez l'action, voilà de quoi passer de bons moments.
87
WindowsJoystick (French)
Les amateurs du Police Quest plus axé sur l'aventure seront un peu déconcertés ; mais si vous aimez l'action, voilà de quoi passer de bons moments.
86
DOSComing Soon Magazine
Are you interested in police work? If yes, then here is a game for you. Police Quest SWAT by Sierra On-Line gives a general idea about how it feels to be a policeman. As it can be understood from the title, this game is a sequel to Daryl F. Gates's Police Quest (Daryl F. Gates is a retired police officer from Los Angeles Police Department).
70
WindowsPower Play
Die Schauspieler wurden exzellent gecastet, und sorgen zusammen mit der stimmigen Musik für eine spannungsgeladene Atmosphäre. Geduld ist jedoch bitter nötig, wollt Ihr in Swat einen Blumentopf gewinnen: Die Missionsstruktur ist extrem pingelig geraten. Macht Ihr auch nur einen falschen Schritt oder vergeßt eine Handlung, findet Ihr Euch in der Leichenhalle wieder. Ein Adventure in der Tradition der Police-Quest-Reihe hat Sierra hier also nicht abgeliefert und ungeduldige Naturen werden Swat nach spätestens einer halben Stunde genervt abschalten. Habt Ihr Euch aber erst an das „Try and Error“-Prinzip gewöhnt, entwickelt sich Swat zu einer wirklich fesselnden Angelegenheit.
70
DOSPower Play
Die Schauspieler wurden exzellent gecastet, und sorgen zusammen mit der stimmigen Musik für eine spannungsgeladene Atmosphäre. Geduld ist jedoch bitter nötig, wollt Ihr in Swat einen Blumentopf gewinnen: Die Missionsstruktur ist extrem pingelig geraten. Macht Ihr auch nur einen falschen Schritt oder vergeßt eine Handlung, findet Ihr Euch in der Leichenhalle wieder. Ein Adventure in der Tradition der Police-Quest-Reihe hat Sierra hier also nicht abgeliefert und ungeduldige Naturen werden Swat nach spätestens einer halben Stunde genervt abschalten. Habt Ihr Euch aber erst an das „Try and Error“-Prinzip gewöhnt, entwickelt sich Swat zu einer wirklich fesselnden Angelegenheit.
70
WindowsAll Game Guide
The training seemed to be the main focus of the game. The sniper range, shooting gallery, and the "briefing room" where you could see real interviews with police officers occupied a vast majority of the space on the CDs. With less emphasis placed on the training and information and more on the gameplay itself, Police Quest: SWAT would have been a longer, more fulfilling game to play.
70
Windows 3.xPC Gamer
Several years ago, Sierra brought a new level of intensity to adventure games by incorporating the procedures and dangers faced by America's law enforcement officers into their Police Quest games. Now Sierra has released the fifth game in the series, Police Quest: SWAT, but this time around, it's not a graphic adventure based loosely on real-life cases; instead. this is a tactical simulation of the day-to-day activities of the Special Weapons And Tactics division of the Los Angeles Police Department. (--Mike Wolf)
70
WindowsPC Gamer
Several years ago, Sierra brought a new level of intensity to adventure games by incorporating the procedures and dangers faced by America's law enforcement officers into their Police Quest games. Now Sierra has released the fifth game in the series, Police Quest: SWAT, but this time around, it's not a graphic adventure based loosely on real-life cases; instead. this is a tactical simulation of the day-to-day activities of the Special Weapons And Tactics division of the Los Angeles Police Department. (--Mike Wolf)
70
DOSPC Gamer
Several years ago, Sierra brought a new level of intensity to adventure games by incorporating the procedures and dangers faced by America's law enforcement officers into their Police Quest games. Now Sierra has released the fifth game in the series, Police Quest: SWAT, but this time around, it's not a graphic adventure based loosely on real-life cases; instead. this is a tactical simulation of the day-to-day activities of the Special Weapons And Tactics division of the Los Angeles Police Department. (--Mike Wolf)
60
MacintoshMac Gamer
I don't recommend this game to anyone except die-hard Police Quest fans. The game play is just too restrictive and frustrating for the average gamer. Plus, the software contains critical bugs that make it difficult for the user to complete the first mission. The good graphics and animation do not by any means make up for these shortcomings.
60
MacintoshHigh Score
Ett datorspel ska vara roligt och engagerande - det här blir mest ett tragglande för att klara en rad övningar. Det fick jag nog av i plugget.
60
Windows 3.xHigh Score
Police Quest: SWAT är ett trevligt exempel på nytänkande och erbjuder en spännande utmaning även för svenska elitpoliser. Välgjort, Sierra.
47
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Bei all der strengen Disziplin hat der Spielspaß kaum Chancen. Spätestens nachdem man ahnungslos wieder gegen eine der unzähligen Vorschriften verstoßen hat, ist auch der letzte Elan flöten. Die Adventure-Wurzeln von Police Quest wurden radikal gekappt. Was bleibt, ist eine fragwürdige Einkommando-Simulation für alle, die sich in einem Spiel schrecklich gerne disziplinieren lassen.
47
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Wer sich in seiner Freizeit gerne von virtuellen Vorgesetzten herumkommandieren und anbrüllen läßt, sollte zugreife. Alle anderen sollten sich bewußt sein, daß SWAT näher an der Polizei-Realität liegt als irgendein anderes Action-Adventure.
40
DOSJust Games Retro
Despite the involvement of the LAPD, this game’s merit as a simulator is questionable. It’s certainly no fun to play. The inefficient interface simply doesn’t give you quick access to the tools and commands you would need to play a reactionary game. As a result, it becomes a frustrating puzzle of trying to find the right combination of “moves” to win. The encyclopedia sections may have value to budding SWAT enthusiasts, but anyone looking for a recreation of a day in the SWAT van, or a interesting police-based action title, should pass this by.
40
Windows 3.xJust Games Retro
Despite the involvement of the LAPD, this game's merit as a simulator is questionable. It's certainly no fun to play. The inefficient interface simply doesn't give you quick access to the tools and commands you would need to play a reactionary game. As a result, it becomes a frustrating puzzle of trying to find the right combination of "moves" to win. The encyclopedia sections may have value to budding SWAT enthusiasts, but anyone looking for a recreation of a day in the SWAT van, or a interesting police-based action title, should pass this by.
37
Windows 3.xGameSpot
Attaching the Police Quest moniker to this game may be misleading to long-time fans of the series. Police Quest: SWAT is not an adventure game, but an attempt to simulate the experience of being a Special Weapons and Tactics team member. Unfortunately, the designers, under the guidance of former LA Police Chief Daryl Gates, seem to have aimed for realism in all the wrong places.
37
WindowsGameSpot
Attaching the Police Quest moniker to this game may be misleading to long-time fans of the series. Police Quest: SWAT is not an adventure game, but an attempt to simulate the experience of being a Special Weapons and Tactics team member. Unfortunately, the designers, under the guidance of former LA Police Chief Daryl Gates, seem to have aimed for realism in all the wrong places.
37
DOSGameSpot
Attaching the Police Quest moniker to this game may be misleading to long-time fans of the series. Police Quest: SWAT is not an adventure game, but an attempt to simulate the experience of being a Special Weapons and Tactics team member. Unfortunately, the designers, under the guidance of former LA Police Chief Daryl Gates, seem to have aimed for realism in all the wrong places.
30
MacintoshMacworld
Police Quest: SWAT is seriously flawed by a cryptic interface, an inexcusable reliance on full-motion video, and an inability to run on any but the most recent system software. Its lackluster atmosphere puts the final nail in its cof-fin. I'd hesitate to recommend this game to anyone.