All Points Bulletin - PC

Also known as: APB

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All Points Bulletin (PC)
Also for: Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Combat Game
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Real Time Worlds Soft. Co.: Real Time Worlds
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 2 Jul 2010 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+
Accessories: Mouse, Keyboard


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Fancy causing a riot? All Points Bulletin is the latest title from RealTime Worlds, a studio whose roots go way back to the original Grand Theft Auto. Step into a persistent online city, choose a side and enforce your own rules in a constant turf war between criminals and enforcers.

When you create a character – from a range of almost limitless customisation options – you'll be placed into the Action District, where other online players will be roaming the world at their own pace. They're displayed in grey, and you can't engage in combat with them – in fact, you can't do much with other players at all besides chat to them, until you join their group or are identified as an opponent.

Missions are delivered periodically via the radio system that's in place throughout the game world. Depending on your current situation, these will involve free-for-all matches or team-based objectives, with vigilante anti-crime forces and nasty underground gangs going head-to-head for supremacy over the city.

There's ample reward for getting hooked as well. The game comes with 50 hours of game time within the Action District, but you can top up your hours or purchase a monthly subscription for unlimited time in the main gameplay arena. But besides the chaos and destruction is a deep level of creation and customisation that makes APB truly feel MMO-worthy.