AssaultCube Reloaded is a first-person shooter that places itself somewhere between Quake and Counter-Strike. It has the fast-paced gameplay of the first and a visual style that resembles the second. On top of that, you get several game modes and an editor that allows you to do just about anything you want in the game.
Simple, practical and open source
AssaultCube Reloaded is built to improve on AssaultCube, which uses the Cube engine. The latter is an open-source product and as you can figure it out, AssaultCube Reloaded is also free to use, modify and enhance as you wish, given you respect the license.
Moreover, AssaultCube Reloaded provides support for both singleplayer and multiplayer, and since it’s open-source, it’s easy to see just how much freedom you have with it. You can create your own models and use them in the game, devise new weapons, build new maps or enhance existing ones.
With a game that’s delivered like this, if you have the skills, there’s little you can’t do.
Dynamic and fun gameplay
AssaultCube Reloaded features fast-paced combat that’s similar to Quake. Along with that factor in the existence of game modes such as Deathmatch, One Shot One Kill, Last Swiss Standing, Pistol Frenzy, Capture the Flag and others, and you can see how little you can get bored with it.
On the downside, AssaultCube Reloaded is a bit old, and the graphics that are used might not seem all that appealing. And again, since it’s open-source, you can change that. By default, the game looks really good when compared to other free games, it even gives Counter-Strike a run for its money. Another little setback are the weapons, or more accurately, the lack of them. And here we come back to the open-source bit. We can’t stress that enough.
Worth trying out and experimenting with
Even though the age of Counter-Strike 1.6 is almost gone, games like AssaultCube Reloaded can still be loads of fun. If you find a bunch of people who are willing to try out something new or revive something old, this one is a very safe bet.