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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Vivendi
Developer: Irrational Games

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'SWAT 4' Moves In On Retail Stores

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT

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.

From intense hostage situations to high risk undercover operations, players will tactically command their teams and address every situation differently, where a split second mistake could lead to failure. Tension is the key element of SWAT 4, and the game emphasizes tactical deployment over pure run-and-gun action. Proper use of a broad range of real police gear, including tactical mainstays such as the Colt M-4 carbine, the Benelli M4 Super 90 shotgun and Surefire tactical lights, will help the team to overcome any obstacle, rescue endangered civilians, and bring the bad guys to justice.

SWAT 4's 14 single-player missions feature random enemy placement ensuring the player's experience is different each time the level is played. Players can also use the quick mission maker to create and customize missions, including modification of enemy and civilian AI, mission objectives and more. SWAT 4 includes extensive multiplayer functionality including co-operative modes and team based competitive modes with up to 16 players.

To ensure authenticity, VU Games enlisted Ken Thatcher, a 24-year SWAT veteran, as the game's consultant.

SWAT 4 carries a suggested retail prices of $49.99 for the PC and has been rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.

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