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Daryl F. Gates' Police Quest: SWAT (Windows)

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70
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall MobyScore (13 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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87
PC 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
Joystick (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.
70
Power 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
All 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
PC 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)
37
GameSpot
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.