APB Reloaded: It’s Like a Grand Theft Auto MMO

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All-Points Bulletin: Reloaded (APB Reloaded) is very much like a Grand Theft Auto MMO. One would think that such an unusual concept that is very different from the usual fantasy MMORPGs would have gotten a lot of attention from the big MMO gaming websites and press but that was not the case at all. APB Reloaded’s 2012 release date came and went without much fanfare, largely ignored in favor of the high-profile Star Wars: The Old Republic launch.

I’m guessing that some of the people who are reading this are might not have heard of the game at all so here’s a link to their website: APB Reloaded.

Despite the lack of hype surrounding the game it has been successful so far, with an estimated 25,000 and 30,000 active players every day.

The original All-Points Bulletin game launched and then quickly closed down in 2010, possibly due to the fact that it was a subscription game at a time when pay-to-play was already on its way out. APB was developed by Realtime Worlds, a company founded by Dave Jones, the guy who brought us Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto and Crackdown. Last year it was re-launched and redesigned by some plucky survivors from Realtime as a free-to-play multiplayer online game, APB Reloaded.

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APB Reloaded Overview

APB Reloaded is a very unique game that’s in a class of its own. Since it’s now free-to-play there is no reason not to at least give check it out.

The game is set in the fictional city of San Paro, an urban battleground full of cops and gangsters. Character and car customization is one of the highlights of the game.

Players can choose between two roles – criminals and enforcers (not really the police, they are more like vigilantes). Gameplay exists in the interplay between these two types. For example, one group of criminals is told to break into a house and steal the cash inside while the opposing enforcer group is told to take down the criminals and put the cash somewhere safe.

It’s essentially an open-world sandbox MMO and there are not to many of those around so we suggest you try it out for yourself.

Link: APB Reloaded

Exactly how much fun is APB Reloaded? This humorous fan video shows us what you can do in the game: