Sierra Best Sellers: Swat 3 Elite Edition (DVD

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When SWAT 3 was first released it faced two major criticisms, namely a short mission list and a lack of multiplayer options. Both of these have been addressed by the Elite Edition, whic

When SWAT 3 was first released it faced two major criticisms, namely a short mission list and a lack of multiplayer options. Both of these have been addressed by the Elite Edition, which sports a total of 21 missions and full multiplayer support for up to five players in deathmatch, or co-operative games. Add to this a well-organised mod interface for facilitating further enhancements to the game as they are developed and a fully fledged scenario editor and you can no longer aim a lack of longevity as a fair criticism at this game.

With these issues dealt with, you are left with the most impressive portrayal of tactical squad action in the first-person shooter genre to date. Set in the near future in Los Angeles, you are placed at the head of a five-man armed response team of the LAPD. A World peace conference plays the backdrop to justify all the “crazies” coming out of the woodwork, which provides you with a stream of linear missions ranging from hostage situations to disarming missiles; and all set in “real-life” locations.

While the likes of Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament offer “all guns blazing” action, subtlety is the order of the day in SWAT 3. A single bullet can put you down and with no health pack round the corner to come to your rescue; you need to employ guile and most importantly teamwork to survive. Unlike games of a similar style, such as Rainbow Six, this teamwork isn’t planned prior to the missions, rather it is managed on the fly with a number-driven tiered command system for your two-man teams. It works beautifully for the most part and with a scaleable AI, you can ensure both your compatriots and the suspects put up a convincing display. This, combined with superb audio, that blends information and suspense through radio chatter, well-modelled graphics and tense gameplay, makes SWAT 3 Elite Edition a worthy addition to any gamers collection. —Jason Weston

  • AudienceRating:Parental Guidance
  • Binding:Video Game
  • Brand:Sierra UK
  • CatalogNumberList:
  • EAN:3348542135635
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  • Feature:Play single or multiplayer
  • Feature:Test your mettle in 21 missions
  • Feature:Set in real Los Angeles locations
  • Feature:Test your imagination and Create new levels
  • Genre:military-strategy-games
  • HardwarePlatform:PC
  • Label:Sierra
  • Manufacturer:Sierra
  • ManufacturerMaximumAge:216
  • ManufacturerMinimumAge:180
  • OperatingSystem:Windows 95
  • PackageDimensions:
  • Platform:Windows 95
  • Platform:Windows 98
  • ProductGroup:Video Games
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_VIDEO_GAMES
  • Publisher:Sierra
  • ReleaseDate:2002-07-12
  • SKU:837358
  • Studio:Sierra
  • Title:Sierra Best Sellers: Swat 3 Elite Edition (DVD Packaging)

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