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SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle (Windows)

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Written by  :  Mosaic Rhino (8)
Written on  :  Feb 16, 2002
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Summary

One good simulation!

The Good

Unlike the rainbow-six series, which suffer from the complex-mission-planning syndrome, and the use of the entire keyboard - this one is a beauty. Also, the fact you are a police officer, forces you to think twice before blasting everybody on the screen straight to satan's backyard. This twist actually adds the need to THINK (quake lovers - go home!).

The Bad

The AI team members under your command (4 of them - no less!) could use some more brains - not once you will see them going in only to be mowed down by a bad guy hiding around the corner. the ever-important "Stop" command was actually left out of the orders menu.

The Bottom Line

An accurate simulation of SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team - the police's special operations dept. You will handle missions like hostage rescue, assault, and alike using state-of-the-art weapons and gear. While being a solo fighter is easy - you get to command a team of 4 other men (broken into 2 couples - put one to cover while the other breaks in). This adds a need for sense of responsibility, otherwise your men will die. Altogether this is a very entertaining game, that already have a large group of fans gathered around it.