SONY PLAYSTATION 2 - SWAT GLOBAL STRIKE TEAM RARE VIDEO GAME FOR SALE.
"Not that bad of a tactical game"
When I think of tactical
games, I normally think of games like Ghost Recon, Rainbox Six, Conflict
Desert Storm 2, etc. Then when SWAT came out, my one friend got it, and
we spent a few hours fooling around with it. Although it is not the
best tactical game I have ever played, it's pretty good. Read on...
The basic layout of the game is that you run around, taking down
terrorists, while avoiding civilian casualties. Of course, the different
scenarios make it more interesting. In one mission, you just try to
take out all the terrorists, while in another mission, you have to
disarm a bomb while other terrorists enter the room and attempt to stop
you. This game can get pretty hard at times, but it's not too bad. The
multiplayer makes the game great, as there are ten unique co-op missions
for you to take on. And they are great. The enemy AI is very good too.
If you fire consistently at their limbs, they will eventually surrender,
allowing you to arrest them (although your character has an unlimited
amount of handcuffs). And if they get really afraid, they'll just throw
their hands up, such as when they get surprised from the back, or you
just start shouting at them to drop their weapon. Also, you have to obey
the Rules of Engagement, which, in laymen's terms, means don't shoot
the civilians. You do too many times, and the mission ends in failure.
Not always a good thing. As for the weapons, there aren't many. I think
that there should have been more. Only an assault rifle, machine gun,
and sniper rifle. That's it, besides the armada of grenades. But I guess
those are the only weapons the SWAT team uses, but this is a video
game, and hey, you could put more in if you wanted to. But oh well.
Game play Rating: 9
Nice controls here. You can bust down doors, toss a grenade through a
slightly opened one, just open it normally, have people surrender by
shouting at them, disarm bombs, and other anti-terrorist things. Other
than that, it's just normal controls for a FPS.
Control Rating: 8
Very nicely detailed graphics. Of course, they are normal for a FPS.
Although the weapons could have had a little more detail to them, but
that's the major drawback. Otherwise, the game's detail is average. Not
much to say.
Graphics Rating: 8
Sound: Your typical FPS
sounds as well. Shooting, guys crying out in pain, hostages shouting for
help, you shouting for cooperation, etc. Nothing real spectacular here,
Sound Rating: 7
Longevity: This game may have
you playing it for a little while, due to the fact that there are a good
deal of missions to complete. And the multiplayer missions double the
rating. So you may be a little occupied with this game, but probably not
if you don't have a friend to play it with.
Longevity Rating: 7
There is some replayability, as in to get medals. Not like it does
much, but it's mainly just bragging rights. Other than that, there
really isn't much replayability, unless you like the multiplayer
Replayability Rating: 6
a typical FPS game, with a few extras. Not a bad rental game for a
weekend, but don't expect to keep you busy for a week or two.
Reviewer's Score: 7/10
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 16 July, 2011.