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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.


SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Windows Preparing to enter the soundstage of the TV Station
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Windows Securing the doors on the presidential suite of a hotel.
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Windows Starting off a mission set in a church.
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Windows Clearing the upstairs of a civilian residence while another team is securing downstairs.

Promo Images

SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Screenshot
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Screenshot
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Magazine Advertisement
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "霹雳小组3:致命距离" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "SWAT 3: Тактика и стратегия" -- Russian spelling
  • "SWAT 3: Confronto Direto" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Good as it is, excellent with the add-ons Luis Silva (13593) 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

Critic Reviews

PC Joker Jan, 2000 90 out of 100 90
RealGamer (Benelux) Jan, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Dec, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Gamer's Pulse Dec 13, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Just Games Retro Apr 29, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gry OnLine Feb 27, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpy Nov 03, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Gamekult Sep 15, 2000 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Feb 08, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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German version

In the German version, all blood was removed.


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.


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 (115) added SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle (Windows) on Feb 09, 2000