Announced for release on consoles in 2015, APB Reloaded snuck onto the Xbox One overnight available to download. APB Reloaded is a free-to-play open world action title similar to GTA Online, with players choosing to play as the cops or the robbers.
APB was created by by David Jones, who created the original Grand Theft Auto and Crackdown, and was developed by Realtime Worlds. It was released on June 6, 2010 in North America and Europe for Windows PC and after being acquired by Reloaded Productions, was penned for a console release.
“Gameplay typically consists of the two sides fighting one another in missions, where one side must complete a series of objectives with the other side attempting to stop them doing so. For example, several Criminal players may rob a convenience store within the game; the game will then seek out one or more Enforcer players of equivalent skills and other criteria and will issue an all-points bulletin for them to stop the robbery and apprehend or eliminate the Criminals. Players earn money for participating in these missions, which can then be used to upgrade weapons, vehicles, and their character appearances, all of which influence the game.”
APB Reloaded boasts a fantastically robust customization system for dresses your character, and features a selection of cars and vehicles to commandeer. Online play allows for up to 100 players in a session which far surpasses the restriction in GTA Online, which maxes out at 32.