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Police Quest: SWAT 2 (Windows)

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Description

Police Quest: SWAT 2 is a real-time tactical game in which you control the actions of a SWAT team on crisis situations. The game is played from a 3/4 isometric view as you control the team members' movements and actions. Play as either the police or the terrorists to achieve your goals.

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Police Quest: SWAT 2 Windows Playing
Police Quest: SWAT 2 Windows Choosing scenary
Police Quest: SWAT 2 Windows Starting
Police Quest: SWAT 2 Windows Title screen

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User Reviews

More of a game than an actual police simulation, which is not necesarilly a bad thing. Ruben van der Leun (11) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Too far ahead of its time to be fun, even with the simplified procedures Kasey Chang (3654) unrated

The Press Says

Game Revolution Aug 01, 1998 A- 91
Power Unlimited Jul, 1998 8.7 out of 10 87
Gaming Entertainment Monthly 1998 82 out of 100 82
PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Attack Games Nov, 1998 6 out of 10 60
PC Action Aug 19, 1998 50.5 out of 100 50
Computer Games Magazine Sep 04, 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 1998 50 out of 100 50
PC Games (Germany) Aug 05, 1998 48 out of 100 48

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Trivia

Cameos

Sonny Bonds, the protagonist of the original Police Quest series, appears in this game as one of the selectable officers you can assign to your SWAT squad.

As in Police Quest: Open Season, game designer Daryl Gates, the former chief of police of the Los Angeles Police Department, will show up from time to time to give you some helpful in-game hints.

Coincidence?

One of the key characters in the game is Mayor Preston, the corrupt, arrogant and pompous mayor of Los Angeles, where the game takes place. The designer of the game, Chief Daryl F. Gates, was forced to leave his post of LAPD chief after rows and clashes with Tom Bradley, the real-life mayor of Los Angeles at the time of the infamous LA riots of 1992. It is not known why, however certain posters to this site have believed that Gates' rows with Bradley inspired the Mayor Preston character, and still others believe it's just a coincidence.

Information also contributed by Alan Chan

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Andy Roark (253) added Police Quest: SWAT 2 (Windows) on May 31, 1999