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Rebellion Resurrecting Three Classic Games For Digital Distribution

Gaming article by William Worrall on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 09:00
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They boys are back in town.

Three classic Rebellion Developments titles will be making their way back to PC. The legendary British developers were responsible for some pretty impressive titles back in the day, from Alien Vs Predator to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. Now they're ready to give everyone a nostalgia fix by bringing three PC classics back for another go around. The three titles in question, Free Running, Gunlok, and World War Zero provide a broad range of genres to choose from, and all are being touched up to work on modern pcs. If you know anyone who has even been into Rebellion's back catalog then you might just have found the perfect stocking stuffer. 

Free Running onto Steam

Free Running was one of the first games to put the street sport parkour into the spotlight. While it had been featured in games such as The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, it had never been the start of the show before. The game was effectively the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater of the parkour world. It tasked players with pulling of various missions in different urban settings. Although parkour didn't peak in popularity until 2011, this title managed to capitalize on the rising urban sport while it could. 

 

Gunlok on Steam

Taking a slightly more relaxed approach to gameplay, but not necessarily to dangerous situations, Gunlok was a real-time strategy title from 2000. In it, you control various different characters who have been dispatched on missions to save the human race from the evil robots who have taken over. As you can probably tell it's all pretty Skynet, and the main character, Gunlok himself, was a dude in a suit of power armor. Gunlok might not be as well-known as some of Rebellion's other games, but this is the perfect chance to give it a go. Recommended for people who miss the days of Syndicate WarsGunlok was previously available digitally on Gamersgate but that version doesn't work on modern computers without a lot of work. This new edition will work on new Operating Systems and modern hardware.

World War Zero taking place on Steam

Rounding out the trio is World War Zero. Initially released on PC under the title Iron Storm and developed by 4x Studios (nowadays owned by Big Ben and going by Kylotonn), the Rebellion version was first seen on PS2 as World War Zero, before being reported back onto the PC by Reef Entertainment. The game is an FPS title that mixes elements of World War 1 and World War 2 into an alternate history plotline. Set in an alternate version of the 1960s in which the first World War never ended. The blend of early 20th-century trench warfare and more contemporary technology presents a pretty unique form of gameplay. While it isn't immediately apparent which version of the game will be available, it's sure to be of interest to alternate history fans. 

 

 

All of these titles are out now on Steam with a special 15% launch week discount! It's also not going to be the last we've heard of Rebellion who also have plans to bring more of their back catalog onto Steam in the future. 

What do you think of these games coming back? Have you played any of them before? Let us know in the comments below!

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William Worrall

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I'm Will and I'm a UK-based writer who went to film school before realizing writing was more fun than film-making. I've written for a number of gaming sites over the past few years of my writing career, including Cliqist, Gaming Respawn, and TechRaptor. I also produce videos for my own channel (Mupple) as well as Cliqists popular YouTube channel. I've covered industry events such as EGX and am hoping to break into narrative game writing in the future.