Summary: I didnt have the issues playing this on a Windows 7 laptop that others seemed to. I haven't tried the expansion CD yet, but so far pretty smooth install and playing experience. I only wish I was able to play with other people.
Summary: EDIT: Saw another review detailing the "NEED" for a patch before playing on newer systems. There IS a patch but the game played fine on my Windows 7 64 bit system before I ever downloaded it. Still haven't seen any difference after patching. Anywho... The game cetainly has some age on it but it's still a great game. It's no run and gun shooter to be certain and is quite challenging. The graphics are acceptable to good depending on your anality about the issue.
Summary: You'll hear the phrase I chose for this review title a lot in this game. The partner AI is rather buggy - in fact, that's the only thing that keeps the game from being as fun as it could be. It is fun developing and implementing tactics, movement plans and combat strategies in this game, and the single-player campaign for both the core game and expansion is extremely well-designed in terms of the various locales you visit, but the partner AI drags it down a notch.
Summary: SWAT 4 GOLD Features Includes the Original game and the Expansion! The SWAT Experience - Lead your squad into fully detailed SWAT scenarios Weapons and Tactics - Deliver justice with a full arsenal of official SWAT tactics and weaponry Multiple Gameplay Modes - Extended SWAT replayability with Multiplayer and Co-op Modes Quick Mission Maker - Create detailed custom missions for yourself and your friends 7 new single and multiplayer levels Voice over IP Built in voice...
Excerpt: "...past one of the other SWAT titles. I played SWAT 3 years ago and I found it extremely addictive and entertaining. One of those titles that you keep reinstalling over the years. When a new Swat was released I couldn't wait playing it. The improvements from the previous were many and not just graphical. A part from the new actions what was most appealing was being able to see the weapon as in every other FPS game (which was quite an expected feature ...
Summary: In game this first shooter game really gets you involved and active. You have to think a lot for the first few missions but then you get the hang of it and everything runs smoothly. The swat team you command gives more options for game play therefore making it more interesting. The music and in game sounds put you in the mood to go around throwing flash bangs and arresting villains.
Summary: I didn't expect too much from this game, but I was pretty surprised by the lack of AI from your team members. The gameplay becomes difficult because you have to deal with only taking one or two shots before dying, and having a team that won't shoot back unless they get a good few seconds to aim. Being extremely close quarters it is hard to get a good score on missions (which requires that you don't shoot to kill your suspects but instead use non-lethal means).
Conclusion: The game is really good though loading time is too long (unbearably long). However, when the game loads it runs superbly without any glitches and CO-OP game play is superbly done as well. I have played it in single player mode as well as online with my friend and both levels were superb. I really enjoyed multiplayer side of the game.