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SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle (Windows)

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Description

2005. After many negotiations, the United Nations Nuclear Abolishment Treaty is about to be signed in L.A., celebrating what's to be named the "Global Peace Day". However, the joyous occasion is also seen by domestic and international terrorists as a soapbox for their demands, and it's up to SWAT to keep everything going as planned. As if terrorist threats are not enough, two portable nuclear demolition devices are for sale... in the L.A. area.

A tactical FPS, the player is in control of a five man strike team, and it's up to him to guide the other two-man teams to complete each mission, for a total of 16, ranging from dangerous arrests, hostage rescue, VIP escort to track and disarm bombs, while visiting landmarks of the city such as the City Hall or the Convention Center (where the E3 takes place). To help the strike team, each officer has one of four standard-issue weapons to choose from, a sidearm and utilities such as glowsticks, C2 door breaching charges, CS gas, flashbangs and the always useful optiwand, to know what's after the corner and the Leatherman tool, to disable electronic devices and unlock doors.

Screenshots

SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Windows You'r team moves in to clear the room
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Windows Securing the doors on the presidential suite of a hotel.
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Windows Preparing to enter the soundstage of the TV Station
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Windows Starting off a mission set in a church.

Alternate Titles

  • "SWAT 3: Тактика и стратегия" -- Russian title
  • "SWAT 3: Confronto Direto" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Good as it is, excellent with the add-ons Luis Silva (13294) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
One good simulation! Mosaic Rhino (8) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gamer 1999 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania 1999 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Dec 15, 1999 8.3 out of 10 83
incite PC Gaming Feb, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer's Pulse Dec 13, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Just Games Retro Apr 29, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Dec 15, 1999 75 out of 100 75
GameSpy Nov 03, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Spel för Alla Feb, 2000 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, all blood was removed.

References

One of the missions in this game includes what may be a reference to the Police Quest series which spawned the SWAT series. In the mission where the player retakes a bank from terrorists holding bank employees hostage, one of the women being held captive is listed in the mission briefing as Marie Bonds, well known to Police Quest fans as the wife of protagonist Sonny Bonds.

SWAT 4

A version of SWAT 3 is included in the SWAT 4 pre-sell CD.

Information also contributed by Kasey Chang

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Heikki Sairanen (105) added SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle (Windows) on Feb 09, 2000