APB Reloaded - Special Edition (PC)
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APB - All Points Bulletin is a video game version of cops-and-robbers. Internet-connected players take the roles of "Enforcers" and "Criminals" in the large, urban game world of San Paro, where they battle one another in third-person shooter combat. To get from place to place in the freely roamed virtual city, characters can drive their own souped-up custom automobiles, or simply carjack the nearest model of choice, Grand Theft Auto-style. Characters aligned with the Criminal faction gain "notoriety" as they commit crimes and other dirty deeds. Higher notoriety leads to higher payouts for accomplishing missions, but it also makes the Criminal a higher-profile target for law enforcement officers. Similarly, Enforcer characters strive to maintain a high "prestige" rating, by preventing crimes and doing good in the world, thus gaining higher mission rewards as well as higher prices on their heads.
Thousands of computer-controlled civilians populate the streets of San Paro, all potential victims to rob or rescue. Human-controlled characters cannot engage one another, regardless of faction, until they have been matched in a mission. This ensures that player-versus-player combat is consensual and prevents characters from being killed in the crossfire of another match-up's battles. Although it takes place entirely in a multiplayer, persistent-world environment, All Points Bulletin is not a conventional "Massively Multiplayer Online" role-playing game. There is a limit of one hundred human players per server world, and the game is heavily action-oriented, without the hierarchal skill-leveling system of an RPG. There are abundant opportunities for character customization, however, including the purchase of bigger guns and faster cars that offer obvious advantages in combat on the city streets.
Players can change the appearance of their characters' cars and clothes in the city's social district, where there is no combat allowed. Extensive customization tools are available, and creative gamers can upload their best designs for sale to other players. The action takes place in San Paro's three main areas, the financial and waterfront districts and the asylum.
Revolutionary customization system - players create their own avatars, music and vehicles and can modify them extensively
Unique game play mechanics with each “action district” supporting two rival factions, 100 players in 25 teams, 250 cars and 1,000 NPCs
Each game world handles 10,000 players