Police Quest: SWAT 1+2 (1998)

About This Game

Experience the relentless adrenaline-pumping action of SWAT firsthand.SWAT 1 was created by the man who developed the real-life SWAT team, former LAPD Police Chief, Darryl F. Gates. The game was designed and directed by Police Quest veteran Tammy Dargan, former producer of America’s Most Wanted.

Inspired by Darryl F. Gates, SWAT 2 continues the tactical realism of SWAT 1 with even more missions and features.


Many of Police Quest: SWAT 2’s in-game missions were based on real life events, such as the North Hollywood shootout of February 1997, and a small-scale riot at a strip mall that can be seen as a parallel to the 1992 Los Angeles riots that followed the Rodney King beating incident. The game’s soundtrack was composed by Jason Hayes and Chance Thomas, with the game’s theme song being titled “Just Another Day in L.A.”, performed by Utahn singer Randall “Randy” Porter, composed by Chance Thomas, and written by Susan Frischer.


Police Quest: SWAT 2’s story takes place in Los Angeles, California and the surrounding metropolitan area in the game’s then-future of 1999, and revolves around a fictional conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department and a fictional emerging left-wing domestic terrorist organization calling themselves the “Five Eyes”, led by a mysterious figure named Basho, and his second-in-command, Dante.

As a homage, Sonny Bonds, the protagonist of the original Police Quest series, is one of the LAPD SWAT officers available for the player to send into missions during the LAPD SWAT campaign.


  • Pack includes Darryl F. Gates’ Police Quest: SWAT and Police Quest: SWAT 2.
  • Training is based on actual SWAT tactics and marksmanship training.
  • Missions are based on real-life SWAT call-ups.

Game Details

Genre Simulation – Strategy – Tactical
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released June 30, 1998
Size 1.9 GB
Company Yosemite Entertainment / Activision

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended; NVidia or ATI/AMD card required for SWAT 2), Mouse, Keyboard.

Compatibility notice: SWAT 2 doesn’t support Intel integrated video devices (including those found on netbooks).


Police Quest: SWAT 1+2 (1998)

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