- Acceptable Political Targets: Due to the political situation in Timor-Leste around the game's launch, one of the terrorist skins for multiplayer is called "Indonesian Blue".
- Genre Popularizer: Along with the original Rainbow Six game, it greatly helped to popularize squad-based tactical shooters.
- Harsher in Hindsight: In one mission, terrorists shoot down an airplane and the FAA tries to ground air traffic in the region with little success. Two years after the game's release, 9/11 happened and the FAA grounded air traffic across the country.
YMMV / SWAT 3