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28/05/2011 Specialist Reporting Gamer News
Guest author: Chris Jarvis
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APB Reloaded PC

APB Reloaded

Format:
PC

Genre:
Shooting

Style:
Competitive Cooperative Thirdperson

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APB Reloaded gives the ill-fated massively-multiplayer cops 'n robbers a second chance with the free to play game site GamersFirst.

APB Reloaded offers players the chance to fight as part of a team of either cops or villains to gain control of districts in an open-world city. It's a huge multiplayer environment with an emphasis on team-work and tactics.

Every element of a player's character can be customised and, combined with the bright and vivid colours and lights of the city, this looks to be a glorious and fast-paced team action game.

The original APB sadly fell to the cancel axe back in 2010 when the developer, Realtime Worlds went into administration. However the rights to the game were acquired by the online portal GamersFirst who are polishing this remake as a free-to-play download supported by micro-transactions. David Jones, veteran designer of open-world classics Crackdown and Grand Theft Auto -- as well as designer of the original APB with Realtime Worlds -- has joined the team in an advisory capacity bringing with him his huge experience of both the game and the genre.

APB Reloaded is currently in Open Beta and is due for release later in the year for the PC.

Guest review by Chris Jarvis


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