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  • Summary: In APB Reloaded you take on the role of a Criminal - hell-bent on causing havoc and making money, or an Enforcer - tapped by the city to keep order. The city never sleeps and the fight never ends in this fast paced Massively Multi-player, Action Shooter!
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  • Developer: Reloaded Productions, Reloaded Games Inc., Reloaded Games
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Massively Multiplayer, Modern, Modern
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jan 10, 2012
    75
    All Points Bulletin has improved drastically from its original launch but isn't necessarily the MMO Grand Theft Auto we've been looking for.
  2. Jan 23, 2012
    70
    There is fun to be had on the streets of San Paro though, and as the price of entry is precisely zero, there's absolutely no reason not to give it a try.
  3. Jan 25, 2012
    68
    APB Reloaded comes with new locations, a better gameplay and a new free-to-play format that lets you play for hours without spending anything, though you have to buy something in order to be more competitive.
  4. PC Gamer
    Jan 26, 2012
    57
    Reloaded has recreated APB, but reined in its ambition. Most of the same problems are here, but for a better price. [Mar 2012, p.70]
  5. Aug 7, 2012
    50
    This isn't a great game, it's not even a good game, but it is the closest thing we've got to a cops-and-robbers MMO - which is, I suspect, one of the all-time great video game concepts. One day, somebody's going to do it right, and they're going to become very rich indeed.
  6. Apr 28, 2012
    50
    Although APB has a few good ideas, the execution just isn't fun enough. It presents itself as an online Grand Theft Auto, but in its core is nothing more than deathmatch in an open world. Shooting isn't balanced well, and the number of missions is so limited that it becomes a bore really fast.
  7. Feb 6, 2012
    40
    The original release of the game was an interesting (but not great) concept hobbled by atrocious execution, and it seems like the people who went in trying to rescue it have managed to make things worse in an overall sense. There was little to recommend the original game. There's even less to recommend it's second act.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 137
  2. Negative: 65 out of 137
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    10
    Very fun to play with friends. Alone it's not as fun but still it is. Being a nice change to other Free 2 play MMOs. There were alot of bugsVery fun to play with friends. Alone it's not as fun but still it is. Being a nice change to other Free 2 play MMOs. There were alot of bugs in the earlier version but they are mostly fixed. New patches and updates are coming so the game won't get boring for a while. The game looks good and even with minium settings. Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2014
    10
    Insanely Fun game, I have around 700+ hours into this game. New Anti-cheat system, 212 hackers gone the first day. This game is not P2W atInsanely Fun game, I have around 700+ hours into this game. New Anti-cheat system, 212 hackers gone the first day. This game is not P2W at all. I've seen teams get ruined by the starting gun. I have a friend who forced himself to use nothing but the pistol, he started out horrible, now he takes out entire groups with just the pistol.

    This game is about skill and practice. You will not jump in and be the greatest shooter on the planet. You will lose, you will rage, you will either sink or swim. I recommend not getting this game If you have anger issues. I am not the greatest player, I lose a lot , but I still have fun. It is those close matches where you really enjoy the game.

    The customization in this game is on an entirely different level. You can pretty much make anything... I am a ninja turtle with a shotgun. I created the turtle van. I've seen some really great designs in this game. There really is no other game that can match this type of customization.

    They are working on improving the matchmaking system, and will be upgrading the game engine soon as well. It's definitely worth checking out.
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  3. May 3, 2014
    9
    APB Reloaded is extremely fun. The only thing keeping it from a perfect 10 is the Joker tickets and rented guns. It's nearly impossible toAPB Reloaded is extremely fun. The only thing keeping it from a perfect 10 is the Joker tickets and rented guns. It's nearly impossible to get Joker tickets unless you buy them with real money, and the amazing guns are only allow you to have them for 7 or 8 days! That's kind of ridiculous. Overall, its a great game that is very fun. Expand
  4. Oct 5, 2013
    5
    Not bad, not good.
    Broken,buggy and online connectivty issues..Developers should focus on game network system rather than gameplay and
    Not bad, not good.
    Broken,buggy and online connectivty issues..Developers should focus on game network system rather than gameplay and graphics...Not friendly game to newcommers...
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  5. Jul 7, 2014
    3
    It is truly a shame to see a wonderful concept of a video game to turn rotten thanks to a few block-headed developers and producers thatIt is truly a shame to see a wonderful concept of a video game to turn rotten thanks to a few block-headed developers and producers that seemingly want the game to go under for a second time with their nail-point pushing of Armas Marketplace/Paid premium advantages, temporary in-game items and now years of ongoing yo-yo'ing server stability issues.

    The neglect of this game by the creators has to be the biggest I have ever seen besides the one in Dota 2. Early attempts to connect with the community was promising with the TMC being announced (Test Monkey Crew) whereas a select few out of thousands of applications from the community were chosen to spearhead testing and feedback of test versions of APB. Alas, the "plan" was very quickly shut down due to a huge lack of planning/structure.

    Live, actual communication between the crew and It's leader (Jared Parks) had to be done through scraped-together Ventrilo/Teamspeak servers that was supplied by members of the crew themselves and the way they reported bugs changed about 3-4 times under the lapse of a month, varying from sending emails to report sites to using special forum sections. It mostly consisted of everyone sending group emails which caused massive waves of spam, the traffic from a non-busy hour being enough to fill maybe 2-3 pages of hotmail's email list within an hour.

    Times and plans for actual testing (You had to do it with everyone else with maybe 30-60 minutes notice on beforehand) was made up and changed frequently. Needless to say me knowing all this, I was a part of the hand-picked elite team and thus, when I say GamerFirst's ability to organize and create proper communication is putrid, It's an understatement.

    There has been promises on their blog that a revamp of the game's outdated Unreal 3 Engine is under way but seeing the active and current years of neglect, I don't see the likelyhood of G1 getting back any of the respect they've lost to be very big.
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  6. Mar 9, 2013
    2
    APB is a great and unique concept. Cops and Robbers in large open environments with the ability to make your own unique character and car.APB is a great and unique concept. Cops and Robbers in large open environments with the ability to make your own unique character and car. There's nothing really else like it at this time. That alone retains a strong player-base.

    However... it is poorly executed.

    Combat in the game is fast but not smooth. The developers seem to have taken the Unreal 3 engine and in an attempt to make it work with a third person camera turned the combat system into a jerky mess with mechanics that are infuriating at times.

    Most of the weapons do have a weakness. The cash shop offers versions of these weapons with that weakness removed.

    Matchmaking is also poorly done. A new player should expect to be matched up against max rank players with every possible weapon and modification unlocked. Players should expect to frequently find themselves outnumbered 2:3 with the other team having equal or better players.
    Player's can also expect that opposition will exploit the games poorly developed mechanics to their advantage.

    APB's community is horrible with little moderation; player's are encouraged by the developers to be disrespectful to each other.

    The game's only strong point is the customization. As far as free to play games go, it is one of the most detailed. You can make a truly unique character and vehicle. This system does suffer from poor image projection and images used for decoration are low resolution and pixelated.

    So sum it
    Most people, including myself, playing this game are waiting and praying for the concept to be applied to a game that doesn't suck.
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  7. Aug 28, 2015
    0
    A perk that gives immunity to vehicle damage?!?!?!?!? YOU'VE CROSSED THE LINEA perk that gives immunity to vehicle damage?!?!?!?!? YOU'VE CROSSED THE LINE APB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand

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