Police Quest: SWAT, Daryl F. Gates' Sierra On-Line, Inc. 1995

The SWAT series are the follow up of Sierra's classic adventure game series Police Quest. The adventure game decreased in popularity by the mid-nineties and Jim Walls, the former series designer, left Sierra and was replaced by real-life SWAT founder Daryl F. Gates. Shifting from an adventure series to a tactical simulator, SWAT puts you in command of a member on a swat team. Centered around training and then several missions, your adherence to procedure and team work will determine the outcome. It's an "interactive movie" type game that suffered the same fate as most titles of the same genre released during the so-called Multimedia Explosion in the mid-nineties. With extensive use of FMV videos for its basic gameplay, the game took up four CDs. In keeping the rule strictness of the previous series, the majority of the game is spent in reptitive training exercises. In fact, there are only 3 actual missions in the game (a deranged grandmother, a barricaded fugitive, and a terrorist attack). Each of the missions can only be accessed after the successful completion of many training exercises. To increase replay value, the missions are randomized so that they unfold in a different way each time (a character may be an innocent in one play-through, and a gun-wielding maniac in another). The role the player takes during the mission also differs based on the career path they have selected during training; for example during the last mission the player may act as either the element leader or a high-ground sniper. The strictness and discipline the game attempts to convey is emphasized by the game's opening movie, an introductory briefing delivered by the Sergeant to the player character. If the player attempts to skip this opening movie, the Sergeant will berate the player character for this disrespectful and insubordinate behavior.
Police Quest: SWAT Generation ISO Demo 2.84GB which also includes: Police Quest: SWAT 2, SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle: Elite Edition (uploaded by Egon68)
included in Police Quest: Collection Series (1997) - Clone 5CD ISO Demo 2.71GB (uploaded by Egon68)
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4CD ISO Demo v1.00 514+529+421+474MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)

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