1UP writes: "SWAT: Elite Troops gives a jolt to the sagging mobile action games genre. Even if the graphics aren't much to look at, the game moves with rapid precision, combining tricky tactical situations with a rewarding score system. The ability to adjust your squad's skills between levels, along with a few simple minigames, demonstrates a game that's both polished and professional.
The story is nothing new -- just your average case of terrorists seizing a building full of hostages -- but instead of a Die Hard-like solo campaign, you're saving the day with a squad of three geared-up SWAT police with the occasional support of a sniper team poised outside. These snipers break in on the radio sometimes, giving you just a few seconds to ask if they should take "the shot," but this is used mainly for dramatic effect".