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Solace92

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#1 8 years ago

Anyone here ever play SWAT 3? In my opinion, it's the greatest tactical first-person shooter ever. It was released in the late 1990s, and had really good graphics for it's time. The online play was amazing for this game, it was just like Battle.net (the original Battle.net, not Battle.net 2.0 which StarCraft II uses), with chat rooms, clans, custom games, and a lot of other features that Battle.net has. Sadly the online play was shutdown when Activision purchased and subsequently shutdown Sierra Entertainment in 2008-2009. The game is also heavily modifiable. There were custom maps, custom skins, custom weapons, and hundreds of modifications of every kind.

I remember playing this game all the time back in the early and middle 2000s. I was really disappointed when Activision announced that they were shutting down the servers, despite the game still having a lot of players online still. A few people managed to set up Hamachi matches on it after the shutdown, but two of the largest fansites, which hosted all of the custom mods both shutdown (hot-swat-mods.com and 10-david.com). Sierra also released a sequel, SWAT 4, but a lot of SWAT 3 fans didn't like SWAT 4 since they changed the gameplay and made it more of a normal FPS game, instead of a tactical FPS game. So has anyone else here ever played this game? Below is a video I found on YouTube of someone playing a single player mission of the game:

YouTube - Swat 3 - Random Mission




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#2 8 years ago

I tried the Swat 4 demo and thought it was utter crap. I mean I know SWAT don't jump or do bold roll to cover moves and all, but they don't move like snails either. Fact is too slow will get you just as dead as too fast. They should have taken a page from the SAS in considering how to make a game out of something like Special Weapons & Tactics.




superwierdo024

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#3 8 years ago

is swat 3 good?




Mihail VIP Member

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#4 8 years ago

don't think I played the 3rd, but the 4th was fantastic, wish it were more popular.




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#5 8 years ago

SWAT 4 was good, and I especially liked the cooperative play. My only real gripe was trying to quickly control multiple teams at once. Too often a door would be breached and only one team would move in.




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#6 8 years ago

ah ok so there is a SWAT 4 already i think the game is not that popular




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#7 8 years ago

It also has an expansion pack, The Stetchkov Syndicate.

Games like this are in a niche market. I don't think anyone would ever expect a tactical shooter to become the next Call of Duty.




superwierdo024

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#8 8 years ago

i liking this game..