SWAT (series)

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The SWAT series is the follow-up of Sierra's classic adventure game series Police Quest. The adventure game decreased in popularity by the mid-1990s and Jim Walls, the former series designer, left Sierra and was replaced by real-life SWAT founder Daryl Gates. After Gates released Open Season, Sierra searched out new genres for the popular police simulation series. SWAT and SWAT 2 were the fifth and sixth games in the Police Quest series, before the Police Quest title was dropped from the later SWAT games. SWAT 3 was later included as part of the Police Quest: SWAT Generation compilation.

The current owner of the SWAT series is Activision Blizzard, and there are no plans to develop additional SWAT titles as of May 2011.[1]


Police Quest series[edit]

Title Year Developer Publisher
Daryl F. Gates' Police Quest: SWAT 1995 Sierra Entertainment Sierra Entertainment
Police Quest: SWAT 2 1998 Yosemite Entertainment Sierra Entertainment

SWAT series[edit]

Title Year Platform Developer Publisher
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle 1999 Microsoft Windows Sierra Northwest Sierra Entertainment
SWAT: Global Strike Team 2003 PlayStation 2, Xbox Argonaut Games Argonaut Games
Sierra Entertainment
SWAT 4 2005 Microsoft Windows Irrational Games Vivendi Universal Games
Sierra Entertainment
SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate 2006 Microsoft Windows Irrational Games Vivendi Universal Games
Sierra Entertainment
SWAT Force 2006 Mobile phones Kaolink Vivendi Games Mobile
SWAT: Target Liberty 2007 PlayStation Portable 3G Studios Sierra Entertainment
SWAT Elite Troops 2008 Mobile phones Rovio Mobile Vivendi Games Mobile


  1. ^ Kelly, Neon (May 23, 2011). "Irrational unlikely to ever make SWAT 5". VideoGamer. Pro-G Media. Retrieved October 2, 2013.