DescriptionPolice 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.
Part of the Following Groups
|More of a game than an actual police simulation, which is not necesarilly a bad thing.||Ruben van der Leun (11)|
|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||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||50|
|Svenska PC Gamer||Nov, 1998||50 out of 100||50|
|PC Games (Germany)||Aug 05, 1998||48 out of 100||48|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Win 3.x||3||Sciere (251763)
Jul 25, 2014
CameosSonny 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
Related Web Sites
- Police Quest: SWAT 2 (official website)