SWAT™ 4 is the next installment of the successful tactical first person shooter franchise. SWAT™ 4 will have new features, like multi-player and co-op modes while still maintaining the features people love about the previous SWAT™ titles. Combining the high degree of tactical gameplay with an extensive tutorial, quick-start action mode, and adjustable tactic levels SWAT™ 4 will be sure not to disappoint!
A hefty dose of missions, although it does all seem to end sooner than you expect (probably because the missions aren't hard, not even on later stages against armored, well armed enemies). The array of weapons where nice but it would have been nice for some less common weapons. I found the having to notify your headquarters about every important details like arrested, incapacitated terrorists/hostages. My issues are the AI can be iffy, they do stupid things (the most annoying of which is throwing the grenade into the wall or bouncing it on a column which comes right back and blinds all of you). The only thing that annoys me more is how unrealistically passive you have to be to get "full points". You cannot shoot at an enemy unless you tell them to put their weapons done (which makes) and if they fire first which is taking things way to far. If you let the enemy shoot first you or your team mates will get killed! SWAT can't be that passive against armed opponents.
Possibly one of the last true tactical shooters to be released.
SWAT 4 is a breathe of fresh air in a day and age of Call of Duty and countless clones trying to follow the leader. Ammo is limited, the enemies are a real danger, team-work and careful coordination and leadership of your team is an asset and a slow and steady pace is required to survive even the first few levels.
The guns, while at times feeling clunky, offer a level of realism in varying environments thriving in detail and atmosphere. Speaking of which, many weapons can be utilized in door-breaching and even non-lethal takedowns (Something that is very rarely used in games, especially FPS's). For an 8 year old game, the graphics themselves are also quite eye-catching!
There were times where I wanted to punch my screen, and other times where I wanted to punch my fist in the air after beating a level. SWAT 4 is a challenging game and is certainly not for everyone, but those looking for a real change from today's FPS's will find a lot of fun in this gem.
Give it a wonderful gander, it's a very rare example of a real tactical shooter :)