SWAT 4 for PC
PC - Windows


Apr 5, 2005
932nd of 38508

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About this game

Developer: Irrational Games
Content Rating: Mature


SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. As the unit's commander, players must follow authentic police tactics as they breach and clear a concrete jungle filled with armed felons and innocent bystanders alike.

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Mar 25, 2020
Among my circle of friends, I was the only one playing SWAT 4. This was understandable considering that in 2005, Guild Wars, Call of Duty 2, Civ IV, AoE III, and more were released.

What SWAT 4 offered something unique that you don't find in other games at the time: 'realism' and a slower pacing. It required planning and proper execution as mistakes often lead to a failed mission. Now that we're in the age of remasters/sequels and repetitive shooters, it's one of the few games that I hope gets a sequel.


Aug 1, 2021

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Critic Reviews

6 Reviews
jkdmediaApr 24, 2005
SWAT 4 is a really good game that forces players to constantly think of new tactics and try to stay one step ahead of the enemies. This game is not for trigger happy individuals because the goal is to try to keep everyone, yes that means the enemies, alive. If you think you have what it takes to become a member of the elite SWAT force than you will want to pick this game up and try it out.
PC Zone StaffApr 15, 2005
As it is, SWAT 4 is definitely from the previous generation of FPS engines and while still perfectly playable, the likes of Half-Life 2, F.E.A.R., Brothers In Arms, even Doom 3 are all showing what can be done when you push the technical side of the genre to new limits. Consequently, you can come away from SWAT 4 thinking it's a little short in the technical trousers.
Bob ColaycoMar 31, 2005
As a realistic police simulator, SWAT 4 definitely hits the mark. Though the frame rate gets chunky at times, and there are a couple of irritating bugs and quirks, the AI delivers on most counts in a game that is designed with great replayability. The cooperative mode is also extremely fun and should make this game attractive for those looking for something to play together with friends at a LAN party or online.

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