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  1. IliaG
    Feb 1, 2010
    4
    I was pretty excited at first, but it looks like yet another disappointment. As a MMOFPS it seem to have both fps and rpg elements below average. Character customization is rudimentary. Combat fails to be exciting. Various mission objectives are too much alike. Maps are very plain. GUI is very raw and unfinished. I have not tried PvE aspect, so can't comment on that. Oh and of course I was pretty excited at first, but it looks like yet another disappointment. As a MMOFPS it seem to have both fps and rpg elements below average. Character customization is rudimentary. Combat fails to be exciting. Various mission objectives are too much alike. Maps are very plain. GUI is very raw and unfinished. I have not tried PvE aspect, so can't comment on that. Oh and of course HiRez is following the latest trend of releasing a game without basic features like friend list, voice comms test, private matches, character upgrades, channel and guild management, but with "innovative" subscription model. On that note: having tried AvA in beta I am totally underwhelmed and can't really see why would anyone pay 15$/months for it. Overall it is not terrible, but kinda pale and unexciting all around. I guess I expected a sci-fi version of GuildWars, and instead got MW2 without adrenaline filled combat. Expand
  2. Jan 20, 2013
    0
    Don't even bother. On top of the fact that I did not like this game for what it was advertised (It is not an MMO, more like a third person Team Fortress 2), the developers have abandoned it. The last patch was September 30th 2011. Very few people play it as well anymore.
  3. JohnD
    Feb 2, 2010
    8
    A fun action-mmo-shooter with sound mechanics and class balance. Content is a little sparse as of release, but the game is fun regardless. While subscription to the MMO section is optional and not for everyone, don't let that stop you from trying the basic game which is (in this reviewers opinion) the best part of the game.
  4. Philip
    Feb 8, 2010
    2
    The short: This game offers very little content for your money and is also extremely unpolished. I saw its potential, but the game has yet to deliver on any level. The Long: This game is a 3rd-person shooter, not an MMO RPG--do not let the advertisements mislead you. There are essentially only 5 maps for PVP, about 6 for PVE, and 3 for AVA. All of these maps are terribly constructed, The short: This game offers very little content for your money and is also extremely unpolished. I saw its potential, but the game has yet to deliver on any level. The Long: This game is a 3rd-person shooter, not an MMO RPG--do not let the advertisements mislead you. There are essentially only 5 maps for PVP, about 6 for PVE, and 3 for AVA. All of these maps are terribly constructed, redundant, look horrible, and run even worse unless you have a decent computer. Voice communication is unreliable in the game; you'll experience random crashes for no reason; and the user interface is shoddy and unfriendly. At the time I'm writing this, classes are horribly imbalanced--groups of medics can stay alive almost indefinitely. Additionally, the class skill trees are very poorly constructed and mostly offer lackluster boosts to your abilities. These ingredients result in very little customization, and the game has already adopted cookie cutter builds that seem to work better than others. Also, personal heroics mean very little in this game, so individuals who like to run into groups and try to gun them all down are going to be sorely disappointed. And what's more, the most destructive tactics in the game take nearly no skill to execute--sentries, extremely high damage AoE poison, grenades, and robo drones come to mind. The monthly fee content consists of 3 maps that are laid out exactly the same that you will be playing indefinitely. These are constructed just as poorly as the rest of the game. Couple this redundancy with the fact that you need a large Alliance in order to hold a presence on the PVP maps, and that the game presently favors 'zerg' rushing over player skill (including personal skill) and you have a very unrewarding game to play that is most definitely not worth your $10-15 a month. Expand
  5. mooman
    Feb 9, 2010
    9
    This game is pretty much tf2 with a twist of jetpacks, grenades and other offhand abilities such as healing waves or poisen waves etc. Another hint of tribes kicks in when you're doing the AVA, alliance vs alliance, in the global pvp base where agencies test their abilities against each other for territory. The pvp pve base of this game is also a great feature to hold upon. Although This game is pretty much tf2 with a twist of jetpacks, grenades and other offhand abilities such as healing waves or poisen waves etc. Another hint of tribes kicks in when you're doing the AVA, alliance vs alliance, in the global pvp base where agencies test their abilities against each other for territory. The pvp pve base of this game is also a great feature to hold upon. Although it says that it is an MMORPG, but it is MUCH different from any other "mmo" i have ever played. Much like diablo 2, the players are put into seperate games hosted by the company, no hosting required. This game is a must have for any players who like leveling up as well as skill based games. I've been waiting for an MMOFPS for a long time and it was finally delivered. Nice job Hi-Rez. Expand
  6. C.L
    Feb 9, 2010
    2
    A lower-than-average game. PvE (Player versus environment) has the most repetitive gameplay in GA and has the most poorly designed AI I have ever seen in a PC game. Fight against some enemies, fight the occasional mini-boss, fight the main boss which has the intelligence of a yoghurt pot. I'm not over exaggerating, the AI is completely f****** dumb and barely challenging. The only A lower-than-average game. PvE (Player versus environment) has the most repetitive gameplay in GA and has the most poorly designed AI I have ever seen in a PC game. Fight against some enemies, fight the occasional mini-boss, fight the main boss which has the intelligence of a yoghurt pot. I'm not over exaggerating, the AI is completely f****** dumb and barely challenging. The only challenge is staying alive as the boss shoots the floor and wonders around aimlessly. PvP is also very repetitive. There are 4 game-modes, 3 of which require either standing on a point to capture it or pushing the cart (Like in TF2) to the point. This game fails to include the bare basics of any FPS - Capture the flag (Not CTR), Death Match, team death match and so on. Classes are poorly designed. Medic, Robotics (Think of the engineer from Tf2), Assault (Heavy from TF2), and Recon (A Spy - Sniper from TF2). Medics rely on assaults, assaults rely on medics, medics rely on robotics and robotics rely on Assaults. Recon is literally useless unless you sacrifice the sniper abilities for some bombs which are pitiful at destroying robotic emplacements. AvA, or, conquest as it's called is purely exclusive PvP. It is solely take and hold with some maps that aren't available in regular PvP. Hi-Rez are going to charge monthly JUST for this. Yeah, as if I'm going to pay 20 USD a month to play on 3 maps with the same game mode over and over. After level 19, the useful unlocks have been unlocked; after that there's nothing to look forward to other than the next skill point or some new armour / helmet. Oh by the way, the armour and helmets don't affect you in any way other than changing what you look like. I hate how underdeveloped this game is, over half of the in-game shops are closed as the ideas were scrapped and the content removed. Don't listen to the other reviews! This game is only fun for the first 20 levels of each of the 4 classes, after that it WILL get boring and will seem to be a waste of money and time. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. Expand
  7. JonathonR
    Feb 17, 2010
    2
    This game is just not good on any level. No world to explore. No loot to find. It's a poor shooter, it's a poor mmo. The muched hyped agency vs agency (clan vs clan) is nothing more than 4 different PvP capture point maps and a 2D hex map to keep track. Don't waste your money.
  8. Niklas
    Feb 19, 2010
    3
    Cant see how they market this game as a mmo. As someone said above, its a fps with a small 3D lobby with a few shops (that doesnt really sell anything of value). Played this game for 1 week, got bored after 3 days because the extreme lack of content. The pve part is very shallow and you runt through those maps in perhaps 10 min. The pvp part is fun for the first few days as you level up Cant see how they market this game as a mmo. As someone said above, its a fps with a small 3D lobby with a few shops (that doesnt really sell anything of value). Played this game for 1 week, got bored after 3 days because the extreme lack of content. The pve part is very shallow and you runt through those maps in perhaps 10 min. The pvp part is fun for the first few days as you level up and gain new abilities but after about half the levels you stop getting new abilities and "talent points". Overall the game feels very unfinished, far from a full price game and more like a budget 50% off game. And on top of that , they want you to pay a subscription för £10 a month to play the main parts (where even paying the initial cost seems to much for what you get). Anyway, lets hope they release some patches with more maps/game modes (atleast something) or this game will crash n burn soon. Expand
  9. MorganB
    Feb 24, 2010
    3
    The game just feels like it was released a year too early. The concept is ok, and the game is fun for a few hours but rapidly becomes fairly repetetive. It has a fairly low skill ceiling as an FPS and being completely unrewarding as a MMO. Plus do not be fooled by any tags on Steam or elsewhere suggesting it is an RPG. It is not in any traditional sense.Even the level progression and loot The game just feels like it was released a year too early. The concept is ok, and the game is fun for a few hours but rapidly becomes fairly repetetive. It has a fairly low skill ceiling as an FPS and being completely unrewarding as a MMO. Plus do not be fooled by any tags on Steam or elsewhere suggesting it is an RPG. It is not in any traditional sense.Even the level progression and loot unlocking is fairly weak as you can max out quickly and there is no content reward for doing so. The nearest comparison would be an FPS like Counter Strike with the RPG mod. And to make matters worse the standard PvP game only lets you form teams of 4 even though its 10v10. So unless you want to become fairly devoted and do AvA you are left with a fairly forgetable experience that just feels half done. In the end, it just lost any "fun" factor after a few hours. Its a stocking filler. A 10 dollar pickup game. If this game is remembered in 5 years, it will be for all the wrong reasons. Expand
  10. JamesB
    Mar 16, 2010
    5
    This game is absolutely mediocre. The graphics aesthetics are excellent, and the game looks great in the screenshots. However, in terms of gameplay mechanics, it falls short on too many fronts for it to deserve anything higher than a 5. I wish I could get a refund because this was a waste of my $50.
  11. IanB.
    Feb 1, 2010
    9
    TF2, Tribes, and BF splashed together with excellent community functionality, in a persistent, player driven world. The gameplay alone is enough to buy GA, although the MMO atmosphere gives the matches worth beyond "Oh, I won." 4 classes, Assault, Robotics, Recon, and Medic. Each class has 2 or more skill trees. Medic, for example, can be combat oriented - lol battle medic - although TF2, Tribes, and BF splashed together with excellent community functionality, in a persistent, player driven world. The gameplay alone is enough to buy GA, although the MMO atmosphere gives the matches worth beyond "Oh, I won." 4 classes, Assault, Robotics, Recon, and Medic. Each class has 2 or more skill trees. Medic, for example, can be combat oriented - lol battle medic - although surprisingly they're not at all useless. A great arsenal of poisons and different grenades make sure he is never defenseless. The standard heal gun works like that of TF2, although it can be swapped out for one that group heals (but obviously less at a time). Heal grenades are great for a big cluster team boost. Assault, I haven't played much of yet. Works alot in the way a heavy does in TF2, but is not limited to a minigun. Alot of explosives with this class as well. Robotics I spent most of my time on. You can throw down bots for quick helpers when taking a point, or build a turret for defense. One of the more useful specs is his shields, which only your team can shoot through, for excellent cover. Recon, I did not spend much time on either, although it can be described as a "ninja" class. Very fast, and can cloak for a period of time. The two main specs are sniper and melee. Both are equally useful and effective. Alliance vs Alliance mechanics are great for large scale wars. Territories start out as Commonwealth (the NPC faction) controlled, and can be attacked by other alliances only during a certain time of day. Territories reset at their own times, and you have to retake them from the commonwealth if you've dominated them unchallenged for a month or so. Defenses among other things are customizable for strategic defensive advantages. Coop is -very- fun. It's like those instances in WoW, except you rely on your skill, instead of a level 80 escort. Various bosses and mini bosses, mobs that take thinking to beat, give the coop feature more substance beyond grinding for economic benefits. Agency (guild) headquarters, I haven't seen yet, although one can assume the obvious advantage of having your own place to hang out. Dome cities and social areas are all but functional for their purpose, though they can get slightly laggy with a lot of people. Luckily, these are instanced to keep the population down. That's about as much as I can say, this being an early review and all. I was in closed beta, although I didn't end up playing much more than one or two testing periods (buggy). Hope someone out there finds this useful since there are hardly any other reviews out there for GA on the net just yet. WORTH THE 50$. Expand
  12. ThomasN.
    Feb 1, 2010
    10
    For $50 you get incredible and engaging online multiplayer gameplay, and for a monthly fee you get an awesome strategy game where your ground forces are your teammates. Global Agenda has realized the online gaming experience I and my friends have sought after for years, and has proven to us all that any shooter is best played with jetpacks.
  13. ChrisB
    Feb 1, 2010
    9
    This is the best time I have had playing a multiplayer shooter since Tribes. I like the newer UT games (2003,2004 and III) and this has that solid combat feel since it's using the same engine. The PvE levels are a good co-op time, short and sweet. And I kept playing for 'just a couple more levels' in order to level. It will take some time to explore all the classes and see This is the best time I have had playing a multiplayer shooter since Tribes. I like the newer UT games (2003,2004 and III) and this has that solid combat feel since it's using the same engine. The PvE levels are a good co-op time, short and sweet. And I kept playing for 'just a couple more levels' in order to level. It will take some time to explore all the classes and see how long it takes to get th higher levels. I haven't subscribed to the territory control yet, but when my skills and level get up there it's something to look forward to. I've been waiting for a persistent world FPS for a looong time... people keep promising it and failing to deliver. With Global Agenda it looks like it has finally arrived!! Expand
  14. PatrickJ
    Feb 1, 2010
    10
    Based on Gameplay alone, I would give this game a 9. HiRez has focused on delivering a genuinely fun, thoughtful, and addictive game. Most MMOs out there rely on boring gameplay with obsessive reward cycles to make the game worthwhile. -- I can honestly say that with Global Agenda, the reverse is true. The game is fun on its own merits. Though somewhat shy in content, what is here is Based on Gameplay alone, I would give this game a 9. HiRez has focused on delivering a genuinely fun, thoughtful, and addictive game. Most MMOs out there rely on boring gameplay with obsessive reward cycles to make the game worthwhile. -- I can honestly say that with Global Agenda, the reverse is true. The game is fun on its own merits. Though somewhat shy in content, what is here is polished to a mirror shine. The graphics are stylish without being overbearing, and the animation is top quality. The reason why I am willing to give this game a ten, however, is because of the commitment I've seen on the part of HiRez. They are not a publishing company, they are not run by businessmen. They are an independent studio that loves their game, and has had an excellent dialog with their playerbase throughout all phases of beta. HiRez has already promised many additions to the gameplay- and I do not see those as empty promises. Expand
  15. IsaacSi
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    Global Agenda beautifully combines Third Person Shooter action with many of the aspects that are known and loved in the MMO world. From crafting and character customization to fast-paced shooter action, Global Agenda has everything an online shooter fan could ask for in a good game.
  16. BrianW
    Feb 2, 2010
    9
    Well polished, well balanced game, released with a respectable amount of content and more has already been confirmed for the following few months.
  17. ShawnR
    Feb 2, 2010
    8
    Fast paced TPS with some RPG elements and a persistent world. It has a lot of promise and so far is holding up. The smaller strike team sizes also help alleviate problems with "zerging". HR has done a great job with this.
  18. PatrickL
    Feb 2, 2010
    9
    Launch day was a little rocky But after the bugs got worked out the game is playing smoothly and the queues are short so you do not have to look for party before you go into the matches. I have been looking for a planetside replacement since the BFG's were introduced. Huxley will never come out and this game will give people a good FPS to play that is not run by the idiots at Sony or Launch day was a little rocky But after the bugs got worked out the game is playing smoothly and the queues are short so you do not have to look for party before you go into the matches. I have been looking for a planetside replacement since the BFG's were introduced. Huxley will never come out and this game will give people a good FPS to play that is not run by the idiots at Sony or Blizzard activision. Expand
  19. JensH
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    One of the most entertaining MMO's I have ever played. While most MMO's focus on grinding a character through the levels, and grinding away for loot, Global Agenda focuses on what all games should focus on. Being fun.
  20. JohnM
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    Don't go in expecting the typical MMO; nor the typical shooter. Just play the game for an hour and then try to stop playing - Very difficult. I've had a great time levelling 2 different characters already. PvE is fun and PvP (if you have a team) beats anything out there.
  21. CameronB
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    A very good 3rd person shooter with very solid rpg and mmo elements. Extra AvA ( Alliance vs. Alliance) at 13.99 a month is well worth it looking at the content out right now. Good PvP and PvE elements without the monthly fee. In total this game is very fun and it has very good starting character balances. A+ in my book!!!!
  22. JasonM
    Feb 3, 2010
    10
    Global Agenda is the best high intensity team based game I've ever played. I thought I was getting tired of those types of games until I started laying GA and realized that I was just sick of the games, not the genre.
  23. A-Train
    Feb 3, 2010
    10
    Game rocks my face. Sure there are plenty of 3rd person shooters out there but innovative additions such as the jet pack, moveable turrets, cloaking devices and nukes add a refreshing element to a generally stale genre. The graphics are fresh and gameplay speed is quick and generally lagless. This game truly optimizes the Unreal engine. Good work Hi-Rez!
  24. Ahlgreenz
    Feb 3, 2010
    10
    Global Agenda gets a 9,5 from me, because it's an excellent mix between an MMORPG and an FPS. While some people might be mislead by the "MMO" stamp, it's as deep as you could expect an MMO of any kind to be. - No, there is not a great world you can run around and explore, but there are extremely high focus on PvP (yes, more PvP than WAR) and it just works great. This is an Global Agenda gets a 9,5 from me, because it's an excellent mix between an MMORPG and an FPS. While some people might be mislead by the "MMO" stamp, it's as deep as you could expect an MMO of any kind to be. - No, there is not a great world you can run around and explore, but there are extremely high focus on PvP (yes, more PvP than WAR) and it just works great. This is an excellent game, and especially when taken in mind, that it's Hi-Rez' debut title. Global Agenda is the game for any almost any MMO fan, who likes shooters of course. Expand
  25. JorgeR
    Feb 8, 2010
    10
    I have to say despite the rocky launch day, the Devs really pulled through with the promised conquest AvA mode up and running. You'll find some of the most enthralling and competitive yet friendly PvP in Global Agenda. Definitely recommend playing with friends and joining an agency and definitely recommend GA. Thanks HiRez! -RemiX
  26. JimmyJ
    Feb 9, 2010
    10
    GA is a whole lot of fun. It's essentially Team Fortress 2 with a semi-persistent world. The classes seem to be very well balanced right off the bat, and while at first, 4 classes seems like a small amount, the skills you choose will make them play differently in a significant way. PvE is weak, but can make for a pleasant distraction from PvP (especially after a losing streak!). GA is a whole lot of fun. It's essentially Team Fortress 2 with a semi-persistent world. The classes seem to be very well balanced right off the bat, and while at first, 4 classes seems like a small amount, the skills you choose will make them play differently in a significant way. PvE is weak, but can make for a pleasant distraction from PvP (especially after a losing streak!). Those of you who enjoyed TF2 but wanted some sort of stats/tracking persistent setting will find a lot to like in GA. Expand
  27. DustinS
    Feb 11, 2010
    10
    This is one of the most fun I have had in any MMO in years. There are no major bugs to deal with, everything promised is there and finished, and there is lots more content to come. Not only that, their support team is amazing. If you have any problem with anything, you will get a response in less than an hour and will be looked into until resolved. If you are looking for a game that This is one of the most fun I have had in any MMO in years. There are no major bugs to deal with, everything promised is there and finished, and there is lots more content to come. Not only that, their support team is amazing. If you have any problem with anything, you will get a response in less than an hour and will be looked into until resolved. If you are looking for a game that won't disappoint, Global Agenda is it. Expand
  28. gabh
    Feb 18, 2010
    8
    A fun shooter rolled with a mmo, ive enjoyed this game since the preorder beta. There are of course the expected bugs from time to time but otherwise, a stable and "shiny" game with plenty of replay value if you decide to pay the monthly AVA fee for the global combat system. DOWNSIDE- the fee for AVA (which they say isnt done yet) seems a bit much for the limited extra gameplay. Pve maps A fun shooter rolled with a mmo, ive enjoyed this game since the preorder beta. There are of course the expected bugs from time to time but otherwise, a stable and "shiny" game with plenty of replay value if you decide to pay the monthly AVA fee for the global combat system. DOWNSIDE- the fee for AVA (which they say isnt done yet) seems a bit much for the limited extra gameplay. Pve maps need more variety. UPSIDE- the appearance of your character or "epeen" has nothing to do with your gear, the armor that makes your guy look like a supersoldier isn't gonna save him if he sucks at twitch targeting. -skill, not time played decides who wins or loses. -well balanced classes. -built in voice chat helps (when it works). Expand
  29. MikeS
    Feb 19, 2010
    9
    This game has massive potential! It still is comming out of it's beta shell but when all the patches are up and the bugs are ironed out this will be up there with WoW and CoD4! Brilliantly mixes fast past point and aim combat with talents and "spells" to make a beautiful hybrid of enjoyment. Anyone who says this game is a failure or mediocre really need to get their head looked at. This game has massive potential! It still is comming out of it's beta shell but when all the patches are up and the bugs are ironed out this will be up there with WoW and CoD4! Brilliantly mixes fast past point and aim combat with talents and "spells" to make a beautiful hybrid of enjoyment. Anyone who says this game is a failure or mediocre really need to get their head looked at. Admitedly there are a few bugs in the game and a few missing areas but the content that is up and working and playable is absolutly amazing! They've done something that makes me want to come back over and over again to be better then my mates - that's for sure! Expand
  30. AlexW
    Feb 19, 2010
    9
    GA has a great balance to it. Combat is quick. The third person perspective feels fresh and works great. The graphics aren't groundbreaking but they get the job done. Every class has a different feel, and all of them feel capable of standing up to the others. Come for the great PvP, enjoy the PvE as it expands. Also, don't feel the need to subscribe if you don't want to GA has a great balance to it. Combat is quick. The third person perspective feels fresh and works great. The graphics aren't groundbreaking but they get the job done. Every class has a different feel, and all of them feel capable of standing up to the others. Come for the great PvP, enjoy the PvE as it expands. Also, don't feel the need to subscribe if you don't want to (worth the initial investment for the standalone game). Expand
  31. XhaouSin
    Feb 21, 2010
    9
    I think this game is excellent the ava is really nice and this game is a nice change from a lot of other mmos this is one of the first games to get me re addicted to a game like in swg this is preety much a similar type of style a few things could be fixed and a few things could be added but THIS GAME IS ONLY A WEEK OR TWO OLD which means it has a lot of growing to do and they are planningI think this game is excellent the ava is really nice and this game is a nice change from a lot of other mmos this is one of the first games to get me re addicted to a game like in swg this is preety much a similar type of style a few things could be fixed and a few things could be added but THIS GAME IS ONLY A WEEK OR TWO OLD which means it has a lot of growing to do and they are planning on adding a lot of new content based on forum posts. Expand
  32. KeithG
    Feb 23, 2010
    8
    Global agenda is a team based MMO shooter. Were working as a team instead of a lone wolf gives you the full experience this game was ment to give. When you first play Global agenda you will be drawn into the fresh colors, Detailed character's and the fun of the game. As you progress you will hopefully join a agency, this adds a new level to the game play. Agencys are like guilds, Global agenda is a team based MMO shooter. Were working as a team instead of a lone wolf gives you the full experience this game was ment to give. When you first play Global agenda you will be drawn into the fresh colors, Detailed character's and the fun of the game. As you progress you will hopefully join a agency, this adds a new level to the game play. Agencys are like guilds, However each agency can choose to battle on the Hex maps. AvA is the bright point of GA, Highly competitive and each action you take could crush another faction, or assist. Alot of people complain about limited content, Hi-Rez has made the AvA "free" till the 1st of April and might extend it. They have large content patches already slated for release over the next few weeks, new maps, new AvA toys, and alot more. Give this game a chance and I think you will be very surprised how good it can be. Expand
  33. DanR
    Feb 23, 2010
    8
    Not an MMO. Not in any real sense. Frankly, the game does itself a disservice by invoking comparisons to MMOs. This game should be judged against squad-based tactical shooters, and as such, is excellent. I haven't had this much fun in a game like this since Tribes. Well worth the cost of admission. I haven't tried the guild-based persistent missions yet, and probably won't, Not an MMO. Not in any real sense. Frankly, the game does itself a disservice by invoking comparisons to MMOs. This game should be judged against squad-based tactical shooters, and as such, is excellent. I haven't had this much fun in a game like this since Tribes. Well worth the cost of admission. I haven't tried the guild-based persistent missions yet, and probably won't, but the core game is plenty. Expand
  34. MrJ
    Feb 23, 2010
    8
    Not as bad a game as the reviewers would have you believe. It does lack content, there needs to be much more variety in the arena's as over time it gets a bit stale and the crafting is, well poor, but who cares about that, when at the end of the day it just plain good fun. Reading the reviews it just sounds like people expected it to be like this or that game, but it is its own Not as bad a game as the reviewers would have you believe. It does lack content, there needs to be much more variety in the arena's as over time it gets a bit stale and the crafting is, well poor, but who cares about that, when at the end of the day it just plain good fun. Reading the reviews it just sounds like people expected it to be like this or that game, but it is its own creation. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing it, its not ground breaking, but i am having difficulty finding excuses not play it, if only for the thrill of work as a team to defend your hex's. Expand
  35. JamesE
    Feb 28, 2010
    8
    GA is a bit misunderstood. With its label of mmo, a thought of grind, gearing up, and pale quest after quest to get to the "End Game" surfaces. The only "mmo" that this game should be compared to is planetside. After years of playing planetside, i can not remember doing a single quest, chasing down one random piece of loot, or feeling that i must reach the "End Game" before i can really GA is a bit misunderstood. With its label of mmo, a thought of grind, gearing up, and pale quest after quest to get to the "End Game" surfaces. The only "mmo" that this game should be compared to is planetside. After years of playing planetside, i can not remember doing a single quest, chasing down one random piece of loot, or feeling that i must reach the "End Game" before i can really enjoy or flaunt my achievements. GA is terrifying for investors. Not a single tried and true fantasy element anywhere. GA is new. It forces the player to gain skill, not skill up. yes, after level 30 (written 2/28/2010) your only gaining new armor looks and paint. To compare this to planetside, leveling gave you access to more equipment and abilities at once, and new armor looks that changes its paint patterns. The 4 man dungeons are kind of bland after the 20ith or so romp through. But, when was the last time you had to actively dodge and aim at what you wanted to kill in an mmo setting? The over all feeling i get from GA is that it does not want to make large errors in development, or system shock players that do not play FPS or action games. Baby steps are what the developers are taking. They listen to the player base and are watching how the sales are doing at the moment. Announcements have already been made telling of new changes and added content. Also, the subscription is optional. A game that will update and change with an optional subscription is a good investment. Expand
  36. CrexCrex
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Hey, this game for me personally is very good. I absolutly do not understand why someone is giving here a zero or 2 points. That's absolutly unworthy. MMO: Ok true to say, it is more a shooter than a MMO so the MMO part has not much to show of atm. But there will be a lot of quests out of dome city and more MMO to come. Balance: Well what to say about it? Just perfectly balanced. I Hey, this game for me personally is very good. I absolutly do not understand why someone is giving here a zero or 2 points. That's absolutly unworthy. MMO: Ok true to say, it is more a shooter than a MMO so the MMO part has not much to show of atm. But there will be a lot of quests out of dome city and more MMO to come. Balance: Well what to say about it? Just perfectly balanced. I must confess, i have never seen a pvp game so dramatically based on teamplay which is so balanced like Global Agenda. Just every class is able to be the masterclass in one specific situation but to win the map you have to work together, solosnipering one person is absolutly ineffectivly etc. Story: Ok, the story is not that good, but what do you want to expect from a game in this genre where nerlay everything was used somewhere else? PvE: It's ok, It's not the mainfeature, it's not that boring but not really interessting, but as it is not the mainpart of the game that's absolutly ok. And yes, it's hard, even when you hit lvl 30/50. AvA: Just awesome. 10 vs 10 is maybe not what you expect to be an MMO, but it is really challenging and you have to think about: Do I take a recon for the last slot or better a medic? It is all tacticle choice. Tactics and strategies are also very important in the battles, you truly see which team has the better one. Nevertheless you can learn out of these matches and so it is easy to learn but hard to master. Agency/Guild: The management has been improved after release of patch 1.1 and all in all it could be bether but is functionally as it should be. Future Updates: Well I must say, that I have never seen a publisher working so close together with the community. nearly everything what was done by 1.1 was brought up by the community and the talk about these things is still present. Also when you say, ok content now is not worth 40 Expand
  37. KitoG
    Mar 10, 2010
    8
    This game's potential is enourmous. I don't give it a 10 only because it needs some improvements. Ataching different armours that you can only obtain in different levels only to the visual of the player, sounds a little restrictive and not that useful. After all you don't need an armour at all to play it. I do like to costumize my characters but the different armours and This game's potential is enourmous. I don't give it a 10 only because it needs some improvements. Ataching different armours that you can only obtain in different levels only to the visual of the player, sounds a little restrictive and not that useful. After all you don't need an armour at all to play it. I do like to costumize my characters but the different armours and helmets should bring something more with it. The game is very interesting and chalenging and prepares you to expect great things. Stores yet to open in dome Cities makes you wonder what will they allow us to buy to gain a little advantage or a little small difference in combat skills. I know this game will become absolutelly awsome thought is not there yet. I really hope the developers continue adding caracteristics and chalenging objectives after listening to the users. More skills are needed after level 30 and maybe different weapons should be allowed to purchase even if you needed to spend some addicional Dollars just to make a little but significant difference. Costumizing your character cannot be only based on your "looks" and high levels must be allowed to purchase or obtain something "more" even if it costs a few extra dollars and not only give you prestige. However the game is awsome and highly entretaining. The maps are huge and some of them are really beautiful. Some details deserve to be noticed and are really master pieces of design and inteligence. The discussion about if this is a FPS or MMO becomest totally irrelevant given the fact that this shows a very interesting compromise between types although I understand that some hard core adepts may find it disapointing. What is important is that this game is already very good and entretaining and is yet to achieve its highest point. I foresee that in less than 3 month most of the users, including me will rate this game like 10. We shall see. KG Expand
  38. TravisR
    Apr 11, 2010
    10
    My list of active games includes Guild Wars, BF Bad company 2, runes of magic, Aion, WoW, borderlands, Team Fortress 2, quake 3 arena (live), fallout3. Since the day I bought Global Agenda I have been playing NOTHING else. It is the game I have been looking for, for quite a long time. I can only say that if you like shooters, and you want a MMO that is TOTALLY doing away with "run here, My list of active games includes Guild Wars, BF Bad company 2, runes of magic, Aion, WoW, borderlands, Team Fortress 2, quake 3 arena (live), fallout3. Since the day I bought Global Agenda I have been playing NOTHING else. It is the game I have been looking for, for quite a long time. I can only say that if you like shooters, and you want a MMO that is TOTALLY doing away with "run here, fetch this, run back" questing and poorly designed PVP systems... this is IT my friends. The only game you'll ever need. They have thought of everything, and in a way that no one has before. Not to mention that they have created a software system that allows for worldwide play, seemlessly, with massive content updates continually shaping this from the awesome pvp style third person shooter "though it plays just like a FPS without wondering where you are actually standing" more in to the MMO format that MMORPG players are looking for. As a shooter alone, this game is TF2 on highly addictive crack supplements. Add in the fact that Hi-Rez is adding new MMO style content bi-monthly, the game that Global Agenda shapes up in to is going to be the one everyone else is looking for too. Expand
  39. Aug 27, 2010
    10
    Global Agenda is the best online game I have ever played, it got the perfect mix of both worlds, don't let the bad reviews discourage you from getting this game, is cause more likely those people suck at playing and are sore losers, the beauty of this game is not only the new approach to the game but best of all there's no monthly fee, yes that's right, no monthly fee to play, if you don'tGlobal Agenda is the best online game I have ever played, it got the perfect mix of both worlds, don't let the bad reviews discourage you from getting this game, is cause more likely those people suck at playing and are sore losers, the beauty of this game is not only the new approach to the game but best of all there's no monthly fee, yes that's right, no monthly fee to play, if you don't believe me fine, just Google 'Global Agenda Free Trial' and see how good a game this really is and give it some time to get use to the controls and if you're not that good at playing please don't blame the game instead of being a cry baby, practice and kick some ass. =) Expand
  40. Jun 18, 2011
    3
    I was finished with this game with in 6 days, the game is nice and fun but once you get level 17, the game slows down to a near stop, repetitive is a normal thing in games these days but this game takes it to a whole new level, once you hit level 17, 18, the only things you can do is dungeon missions, over and over and over, getting very and I mean very little exp for them, even if youI was finished with this game with in 6 days, the game is nice and fun but once you get level 17, the game slows down to a near stop, repetitive is a normal thing in games these days but this game takes it to a whole new level, once you hit level 17, 18, the only things you can do is dungeon missions, over and over and over, getting very and I mean very little exp for them, even if you have a paid account, it'll take you a week, week and a half, to get all the classes to a level 17 or 18 and it'll take you just as long to get to level 19, 20 if not longer, doing the same thing over and over and over and over, there is only a couple hands full of real missions, where you load into a world where players run around freely doing real missions, the rest is PVP, PVE, normal boring sad attempt at extending the game play, Crashing, wow, this game is very unstable, I've yet to play one day yet where I didn't crash at the very least 2 to 3 times, so basically after you've hit level 17, the game boils down to, shoot your way to a boss, kill him, get very little exp, do this three times, each boss/map changes slightly, then do it again and again until your a level 18 and either keep doing that or try to kill three new bosses, pretty much the same just a bit harder or try your best a player vs player or capture flag, the normal generic player vs player game modes, nothing worth wild, have a paid account and you might level slightly faster but not fast enough to be worth the money.

    Despite all that, the game has a lot of potential, Graphics are acceptable, though could use some work, animations seem good, action is acceptable though VERY repetitive, that would be alright, if there was six time the number of bad guys currently in this game.

    If I had to list the number of things this game need to really hit it off here is that list.

    1. First of and for most, add more world maps like Sonoran Desert Zone, a lot more, at the very least, 25 more, 55 if you really want to make the game worth wild.
    2. Raise the level cap to 80 to 120, adding more skills.
    3. More armors, more weapons, more well, every thing.
    4. NPC that actual speak, instead of having to read, Live played this and haven't read on mission's info just clicked accept and followed to the area marked on the map, I'd stay and listen to what the NPC said if the spoke.
    5. until above is added, lower the price from $20 to $10 and more then cut the prices of bonus packs or triple the length of they last.
    6. More crafting.
    7. more missions then just shoot your way to the last room and kill some bid dud, some boss.
    8. Add more missions to Sonoran Desert, at the very least, 15 more, though 25 is a better number.
    9. The ability to earn agent points with out having to spend real money.

    What would make the game better but is not completely needed,
    1. more classes.
    2. vehicles or a whole new level of jetpacks.
    3. more color choices, more shades of colors in the creation of your charr.
    4. More hair choices.
    5. Base creating that you only have to worry about NPCs attacking.
    6. Zombies, that's nearly a requirement these days for games and I'd love to shoot me some zombies in GA.


    I haven't read to much into it but it sounds like this game is not even near done, though if it is, then you might as well stop now and throw it away and start over and only release it after you've added what I've said above.

    I say, its worth playing for those first two weeks, after that, your just hanging on, hoping they release a HUGE patch, that's what I'll be doing, the game has enough potential to keep me waiting for something more but I'll wait to spend any money on this game until the nearly double the content this game currently has.
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  41. Jun 19, 2011
    0
    Worst ever download from steam. After I register to play I was put in a que for 40mins and still could not play the game unless i paid for elite pack!
  42. Jun 21, 2011
    0
    The game would have potential, if servers weren't always full and you were not forced to buy every upgrade. Free game, yeah right. Can't believe Steam is pushing this game.
  43. Sep 30, 2011
    1
    This game is HORRIBLE!!!!! The worst developed MMO I have EVER played.
    I have beta tested games that have hundreds less bugs.

    Hi-Rez Studios you should be embarrassed to put your name on such a terrible game, I will forever be cautious when purchasing a game that has anything to do with you.
  44. Jan 10, 2012
    6
    this game deserves some credit, if you really like games that are action packed, you may like this one but if not you'll probably hate it, its gone free to play and its pretty awesome but i have gone bored of it just like Team fortress 2
  45. Dec 17, 2012
    1
    Hi-Rez abandoned this game in favor of working on Tribes:Ascend, which they in turn abandoned to work on SMITE, which will also probably get dropped for GA2. Everything about this game is at best average. Athough they advertise it as a MMO, everything is super instanced including the single hub town making it feel more like TF2 in space with a visual lobby. PvE content consists of tutorialHi-Rez abandoned this game in favor of working on Tribes:Ascend, which they in turn abandoned to work on SMITE, which will also probably get dropped for GA2. Everything about this game is at best average. Athough they advertise it as a MMO, everything is super instanced including the single hub town making it feel more like TF2 in space with a visual lobby. PvE content consists of tutorial zones, timed instances where higher difficulties yield better rewards for completion, and hourly raids which were survival against waves and then a boss. PvP matchmaking was really terrible and the gameplay was basically TF2 with less hats. No updates for over a year and then the devs sent out a survey email about a GA2, effectively killing the game. Expand
  46. May 8, 2011
    1
    The "persistent world" everyone keeps talking about is very small. You can walk end to end in minutes. The single player missions are either fedex quests or kill X number of mobs. After 16-17 level, the game becomes a waiting room for multi player maps. In other words, it's NOT an MMO. If I wanted to play 4x4 PvP, there are MUCH better choices out there. There just isn't any contentThe "persistent world" everyone keeps talking about is very small. You can walk end to end in minutes. The single player missions are either fedex quests or kill X number of mobs. After 16-17 level, the game becomes a waiting room for multi player maps. In other words, it's NOT an MMO. If I wanted to play 4x4 PvP, there are MUCH better choices out there. There just isn't any content for the game. Expand
  47. Mar 2, 2012
    1
    The game took a turn for the worst the moment hi-rez started to focus on tribes ascend, you can disregard my entire last review as it is now pointless. Everything about the game being skill oriented is now a lie, its all about the weapons which require zero skill. They upgraded every weapon that had zero skill to use to being the best weapons. All of the previous, skill oriented, weaponsThe game took a turn for the worst the moment hi-rez started to focus on tribes ascend, you can disregard my entire last review as it is now pointless. Everything about the game being skill oriented is now a lie, its all about the weapons which require zero skill. They upgraded every weapon that had zero skill to use to being the best weapons. All of the previous, skill oriented, weapons in the game now no longer have meaning. In other words they made the weapons that require you to aim to be worthless (except the snipers) and the ones that do not require you to aim to be deadly. I hate to say this but they defined it as a "player skill" oriented game, this is no longer the case after the game went free to play.

    Less than 100 players in any given channel at any given time does not make this an mmorpg/tps. The term MMORPG is defined by Richard Garriott (e.g. the terms creator) for ultima online as "Allowing hundreds to thousands of players to connect in a single, persistent, world." Hi-rez defines it by storing stats/characters on their server. What other game, which was one of the first to do so, but didn't have hundreds of players in a channel? Any guesses? No? Well its Diablo 2, which is not defined as an mmog. In other words hi-rez lied about this genre, no more than 20 players at a time in any given instance can be in the same mission, and up to 99 in a single city/free roam channel, this is not hundreds, or thousands, it means it is put into a false genre.

    There are better free games on the market, I paid 20 dollars for this game before it was free to play, there was almost no end game, just pvp end game, the same goes for now with one added end game raid zone and a new free roam/quest area. Big deal, its all broken gameplay mechanics developed by developers who have no idea how to fix it nor give a darn trying to. They are too focused on tribes ascend.

    My advise, do not waste the money, do not waste the hard drive space, do not try, it ended up in failure. I can relate global agenda to another game people know, another game that failed miserably due to lack of developer support. This game was known as Hellgate: London. Hi-rez would have gone bankrupt a long time ago if they were not receiving funding from the state of Georgia just to sit around screwing up their own products. But hey its their call on what they want to destroy since it is their Intellectual Property.

    I give this game a 1 out of 10 simply cause the graphics, albeit outdated, are still somewhat decent, everything else (including the company that made it) is garbage.

    Note: This is coming from a high level player with several characters max level who has given the game a year and a half to shape up, it has barely progressed at all, and when it did progress it was in the wrong direction.
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  48. Jun 2, 2011
    0
    If you want to play a game that has VERY little content rips you off their premium "boosts" then this is the game for you. If you want to join one of THE WORST GAMES with the WORST playerbase then this is the game for you. If you want to mention another game to a friend in a private message they will chat ban you for forever no matter how much you have money you have spent as I was stupidIf you want to play a game that has VERY little content rips you off their premium "boosts" then this is the game for you. If you want to join one of THE WORST GAMES with the WORST playerbase then this is the game for you. If you want to mention another game to a friend in a private message they will chat ban you for forever no matter how much you have money you have spent as I was stupid enough to buy the game back when it came out and buy a booster. The playerbase is horrid a bunch of immature kids who just scream and cuss over the mic constantly and the city chat is filled with obscene language racial language and even much worse. If you are thinking about playing this game take my advice don't play it don't install it and for the love of god don't give them any of your money. Expand
  49. HippieA
    Feb 17, 2010
    1
    This game isn't an MMORPG, it is an FPS with a 3D lobby. For FPS alone I might give it a 6 or 7, but it cost me $50 when looking for a new MMO and really made me mad. Calling this game a MMO is just pure marketing misdirection and sites need to stop repeating it.
  50. casperv
    Feb 19, 2010
    2
    Hmm well there is not much to explore in this game, as everyone else say i will say it again. you are stuck in a lobby and the only thing you can is just running around looking at the shops, and one thing that i think are really bad at this game is that the armor doesn't do anything, no strengh, no armor, no agility etc. please use your money carfully and see the trailers before Hmm well there is not much to explore in this game, as everyone else say i will say it again. you are stuck in a lobby and the only thing you can is just running around looking at the shops, and one thing that i think are really bad at this game is that the armor doesn't do anything, no strengh, no armor, no agility etc. please use your money carfully and see the trailers before buying the game. Expand
  51. JamesB.
    Feb 22, 2010
    0
    Not a good shooter, not a good MMO (actually, the worst MMO). Global Agenda has a lobby. No world to explore, no real loot to gain, just 5 v 5 team fortress style (without the style) maps. Very boring. If it were $9.99 and had no monthly fee, I'd say.. just stay away. It's not worth playing if it were free. Glad to see they got all the developers out here rating the game. The Not a good shooter, not a good MMO (actually, the worst MMO). Global Agenda has a lobby. No world to explore, no real loot to gain, just 5 v 5 team fortress style (without the style) maps. Very boring. If it were $9.99 and had no monthly fee, I'd say.. just stay away. It's not worth playing if it were free. Glad to see they got all the developers out here rating the game. The reviewer was kind to give it a 5, but I guess overall, since he didn't have to pay for this pablum, a 5 is OK. So free - a 5. If you pay even a penny, a 0. Expand
  52. Feb 6, 2011
    6
    Global Agenda has all the element that should make for a good game. Problem is, that's exactly the way the game feels - like someone made a list of elements that need to be in an MMO, then mechanically ticked through them. There is no "joie de vivre" in this game. All of the art, all of the landscape, all of the gameplay feels like a committee wrote it, each member adding whateverGlobal Agenda has all the element that should make for a good game. Problem is, that's exactly the way the game feels - like someone made a list of elements that need to be in an MMO, then mechanically ticked through them. There is no "joie de vivre" in this game. All of the art, all of the landscape, all of the gameplay feels like a committee wrote it, each member adding whatever element they were assigned, simply because that's their job. I don't feel the passion of the developer shining through in any aspect of this game. Magical "whoa - that's cool" moments are few and far between. Expand
  53. Jun 27, 2011
    10
    This is a great game. I started playing when it went Free to play on steam as many people did and I ended up buying the "elite" version just a few days later. Its great because you get a unlimited and (mostly) unrestricted trial basically, the only restrictions are you cant trade (to prevent gold / item farming). The game is awesome, the graphics are great, the mechanics of flying with aThis is a great game. I started playing when it went Free to play on steam as many people did and I ended up buying the "elite" version just a few days later. Its great because you get a unlimited and (mostly) unrestricted trial basically, the only restrictions are you cant trade (to prevent gold / item farming). The game is awesome, the graphics are great, the mechanics of flying with a jet pack in combat is great. Some people dont like the only other freely travel zone besides the "Dome" is the desert with mish that bring you from lvl 5-18 (out of 50). Honestly the things it has you do in the desert is really just the most elaborate tutorial ever! It makes you learn how to play your class solo before you go jump into PVP where it really matters. After the desert you can still do PVE mish in instances with 4 other people you go through the lvl and kill a boss and get rewards. Free players get no loot but get tokens, coins, and exp. Elite players (a one time $14 fee) get a item, double xp, double coins, and double tokens. So it speeds it up alot but you are never really required to get it. I got it because it is inexpensive and it makes the lvling go much faster and that to me is enjoyable. But what makes this game different is it has PVP starting at lvl 10 which, if your good at it (or score well), will level you faster than PVE matches. So while your enjoying the end game reward of PVP you are also leveling up to the max lvl 50. The only difference between a lvl 30 and 50 player is the kind of equipment you can equip. between level 1 and 30 you get 13 skill points and once you hit 30 your player is as "buffed" as it can be besides from armor. Overall its a great game that holds my interest since its basically all PVP. The PVP is almost EXACTLY that same as TF2 except it is much deeper. TF2 was very easy and shallow, this game is deeper, it has 100% more strategy, and for me more incentive to play. Think of TF2, better looking, with harder PVP, more maps and options, and that in between matches you get to walk around, talk to other ppl, buy and sell items (from NPC or other players if your elite) dye your armor, and just customize your play style. Expand
  54. Dec 29, 2010
    0
    This game is just awful, I'll admit I was taken in at first by the cool looks and decent gameplay but after about 2 hours I was just mad. The PvP missions are just ridiculously bland and the whole system is lacking for the things that would make this a real MMORPG. If this game wasn't on sale in steam I would be extremely angry for the fact that I just wasted money on something I'd neverThis game is just awful, I'll admit I was taken in at first by the cool looks and decent gameplay but after about 2 hours I was just mad. The PvP missions are just ridiculously bland and the whole system is lacking for the things that would make this a real MMORPG. If this game wasn't on sale in steam I would be extremely angry for the fact that I just wasted money on something I'd never play. If you're an MMORPG fan looking for a new/exciting MMORPG turn around and run away. You might aswell buy a gun and repeatedly shoot yourself because that would be truely more fun than this POS.... Expand
  55. Aug 14, 2010
    0
    Basically you're looking at a sci-fi wow clone with minus the persistent world. The game is a lobby for pve and pvp instances. You have seen and done this before and it's just as bad as you remember.

    The pvp gameplay is a clone of TF2. The pve gameplay is like GW/WoW (lobby for pug pve grinding + pve quest zone) Their idea of a persistent world in which players pvp (think PlanetSide) is
    Basically you're looking at a sci-fi wow clone with minus the persistent world. The game is a lobby for pve and pvp instances. You have seen and done this before and it's just as bad as you remember.

    The pvp gameplay is a clone of TF2.
    The pve gameplay is like GW/WoW (lobby for pug pve grinding + pve quest zone)

    Their idea of a persistent world in which players pvp (think PlanetSide) is terrible. It has more in common with a boring chess game than an interactive 3d world.

    There are 4 class with 3 trees to specialize in. This allows people to spec their Medic for DPS. Once again we see brainless developers emulating bad ideas.
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  56. StuS
    Mar 16, 2010
    3
    I started out liking this game...it's a pretty fun shooter...until you play it for awhile and realize it has pretty much no MMO content. It's just PvP over and over again in small 'instance' like events with the same maps. Boring. You're either forced to sit in a dome world with nothing to do or you're in an instance doing pvp...there is nothing else to do. I started out liking this game...it's a pretty fun shooter...until you play it for awhile and realize it has pretty much no MMO content. It's just PvP over and over again in small 'instance' like events with the same maps. Boring. You're either forced to sit in a dome world with nothing to do or you're in an instance doing pvp...there is nothing else to do. Apparently the developers wanted to hurry up and get the game out and then start working on the stuff that will hopefully keep people playing. It was a poor strategy because this game needs a lot more than just a 'few tweeks' here and there...it needs a major overhaul if it expects people to play this game for months and not get extremely bored with it...and that's with the content they want you to pay for monthly. I'm really disappointed, especially with all the hype that surrounded the game. Expand
  57. KittyKimJongil
    Apr 17, 2010
    10
    I've been playing this game since Closed Beta of June 2009, and I got to say, I'm still addicted to the heart pounding PvP, the relaxing PvE and the hardcore AvA. GA will always be a game I'm willing to play, whether I sub for only 10$ of not, I will always be playing this game. 1.3 Will make or break this game, and it will make this game.
  58. WesleyL
    Apr 23, 2010
    6
    Want a fair review from a proper First-person-shooter and MMORPG fan? Read here! Global Agenda is absolutely ... Okay. I was taken in by the E3 reviews and early trailers. It looked like an excellent MMO, something quite cool and futuristic, a change from the usual boring fantasy-crap we're used to, so I participated in the beta. You will find all of the things you expect to be Want a fair review from a proper First-person-shooter and MMORPG fan? Read here! Global Agenda is absolutely ... Okay. I was taken in by the E3 reviews and early trailers. It looked like an excellent MMO, something quite cool and futuristic, a change from the usual boring fantasy-crap we're used to, so I participated in the beta. You will find all of the things you expect to be standard in an MMO; stats, skills, equipment, armour and helmets (Which do nothing but make you look good in GA) etc, however there are a few different and awkward things to get used to, such as the mailing system (Used for trading as there is currently no trading system.) PvP is rather bland, PvE is boring. PvP with an astounding 10 versus 10 combat featuring game-modes that require you to capture / defend a point, or play game-modes that are rip-offs straight from team-fortress 2, 'push the cart' being one of them and the player class system being the other. PvE is the worst of the lot. The AI is stupid and does not provide a challenge to your 4-man team. The bosses at the end are also VERY stupid and easily destroyed. There are no Story missions or free-roam or anything alike. You're confined to the Dome city, re-doing PvP missions and PvE missions for the sake of spending time. AvA (WHICH YOU NOW HAVE TO PAY FOR!) is just like PvP. 10 versus 10 but with around 4 extra maps and no extra game-modes. Yup, you're going to be capturing a point again, much like in PvP. The graphics use the Unreal engine, and they are pretty good, still lagging behind a few years but it's not exactly bad nor ground-breaking, but they're 'nice'. I can play with 50 - 60 average fps with a 2.8 Ghz Intel 2 duo core and an Nvidia 9600 GT. Controls and such are fluid, high pings have no effect on the gameplay which is quite surprising and a nice 'feature'. This game was released with barely anything finished for 35 pounds, a complete rip off; only now are they starting to pull their socks up and add some of the things that should be standard to an MMO. All in all, 6/10. Thanks for reading. Expand
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  60. Nov 4, 2010
    10
    Global Agenda is a great game on the verge of amazing. What makes it great, is the developer. Hi-Rez Studios is extremely dedicated to making a great game that will not only make them money, but that will satisfy us customers, a rare trait today. At first GA was supposed to be subscription based to unlock the entire game. Hi-Rez didn't charge the subscription until the big updateGlobal Agenda is a great game on the verge of amazing. What makes it great, is the developer. Hi-Rez Studios is extremely dedicated to making a great game that will not only make them money, but that will satisfy us customers, a rare trait today. At first GA was supposed to be subscription based to unlock the entire game. Hi-Rez didn't charge the subscription until the big update (Sandstorm) was available. Hi-Rez felt it unfair to charge extra for GA in its current state because the game didn't have the content that players expected (A bold move for Hi-Rez). Then Hi-Rez, being dedicated to their fans, released a survey asking what payment plan people prefer. Pay to play? Micro transactions? Buy once and then pay for expansions? Turns out people, myself included, voted for the buy once option. Hi-Rez listened and made the adjustments. So far Hi-Rez has a made a solid game, produced many patches, released big updates (other than just Sandstorm), and has never charged anymore than the original price. Hi-Rez is attempting to make this method work much like Guild Wars. The consumer buys the game and plays it. There are also options to buy "boosts" that will boost the amount of rewards you earn after battle (xp, money, tokens).

    I've said so much about the developer, but it should be understood that the game itself is also very good. The shooting mechanics aren't what you'll find in other shooters simply because Hi-Rez wanted a balance between the skill of a player and the rpg, number crunching aspect of the player's character. Amazing reload animations aren't extremely important because it's third person and not a part of the action (ammo is reliant on energy not rounds of bullets). However, movement animations are great and everything is smooth and natural feeling.

    Whether the game is a true persistent mmo or not doesn't matter. You can trade with people, play with people, and talk with people. It has all the social aspects of a traditional mmo. There is crafting, pve coop missions, a pve story (included with Sandstorm update), pvp, and Agency vs Agency pvp. The game seems limiting in it's gameplay modes, but once explored there is a lot to do. Hi-Rez also released more variety with each update which seems to come every couple of months.

    The critics where too hard on this game. Seems some of them where a little butt hurt that a brand new developer could stand in the ranks of legends. But I will say that Global Agenda is so much more than when it first arrived. Elements that where shallow have now been expanded. Elements that were missing have now been implemented. Some elements have even been removed and reinserted with a whole new working. It seems Hi-Rez is accomplishing everything they set out to do with Global Agenda no matter how much effort and time it takes. Some developers understand this. Most don't.
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  61. JasonS
    Apr 16, 2010
    4
    Another fail game. Maybe once it drops in price and more maps and content come out it may be playable. However, the $15 dollar sub. is in no way worth the money, so I would only play it as any other FPS. Sad I was really looking forward to this game. Now I am angry I payed full retail price for this crap.
  62. Nov 21, 2011
    2
    One point for each day that the game held my interest. Maybe I just didn't get it? Or is it possible that it's because it plays just like every other MMO on the market? A whole heap of wasted potential.
  63. Aug 23, 2012
    3
    Excited at first
    Played
    Lagged like ****
    Played some more
    Account gets ban
    WTF???
    Rage quit.
    I don't know why people continue to play this (maybe it's their only game?), but it got boring extremely fast.
  64. Apr 26, 2011
    10
    First off IT"S FREE, so that alone should get it more points than some of the people here are giving it.

    Secondly, objectivity seems to be an issue here. This is not an RPG this is not an MMO this is not a FPS, it is a little bit of all those. If you'd stop trying to define what the game is and how it doesn't fit those categories you'd probably have more fun with the game. And Third...
    First off IT"S FREE, so that alone should get it more points than some of the people here are giving it.

    Secondly, objectivity seems to be an issue here. This is not an RPG this is not an MMO this is not a FPS, it is a little bit of all those. If you'd stop trying to define what the game is and how it doesn't fit those categories you'd probably have more fun with the game.

    And Third... Go try it if you like team based FPS games with some light RPG/Adventure/Customization elements. It's FREE!!!!!

    The main focus of this game seems to be team based combat. There are more than enough variation of team vs all and team vs team combat that it doesn't matter what you like, you should be able to find something here. The match making is easy and painless. You can venture around while waiting for your game to queue, which I've never had to wait more than a few minutes.

    There are light RPG elements. You can do some basic customizations with "skill points", kind of like how WOW does it. You can reassign these points at any time in the normal world, but in missions you can't at all. This is nice because unlike other games, if you feel you'd rather take back a point or reassign it other places, you can without penalty. This allows you to always be playing a character you don't regret.

    There is armor, weapons, customizations, etc. There is enough stuff so that you aren't the same as everyone else, but it's just like all the other MMO type games out there, you will look like most people. The nice thing I like here is that your armor and how you look is completely seperate. So if you really like one "outfit/suite/Helmet" you don't have to give it up to have better armor. I always hated that in other games when I had to give up a look I liked so that I could survive.

    Jetpacks make it easy to travel. Which is nice that you don't have to buy the pack

    Adventure. This isn't WOW or anything else like that. The adventure is pretty linear, and you don't have to do it. It's really only there for people that care about storylines and adventuring. Again, you don't have to do this part, but if you do you'll get "free" armor/weapons/items.

    Combat is nothing really new, which ISN'T A BAD THING. It takes most of what everyone (including the developers previous games "Tribes") did that worked and used it again. It's fun to play if you like team based FPS action.

    There isn't anything wrong with this game. Everything they do, they do it well. It's really more about whether or not you like this type of game. And since it's FREE you don't have any reason to not go and try it.
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  65. Aug 24, 2013
    0
    0 just because this game was made by hirez one of the worst sh never see in my life, they bring a game and they let it going down slowly without giving any kind of support before ga now tribes, the worsty unbalanced game they did is smite and seems its going good but it still a unbalanced game.
  66. MaxD
    Feb 1, 2010
    7
    This game be PlanetSide 2, however atm AvA is still in its infancy and requires lots more updates before comes close to the kind global domination you could get with PlanetSide. Hexes in AvA are not linked, bidding is totally random and the AvA portion is not open to casual players, or players without an agency. This is opposite to PlanetSide where by random players would also make up a This game be PlanetSide 2, however atm AvA is still in its infancy and requires lots more updates before comes close to the kind global domination you could get with PlanetSide. Hexes in AvA are not linked, bidding is totally random and the AvA portion is not open to casual players, or players without an agency. This is opposite to PlanetSide where by random players would also make up a fight in a zone with conflict. Tbh this game could be so much better in terms of AvA, until it is made better, i won't be subscribing. Expand
  67. NicholasP.
    Feb 1, 2010
    7
    I've been playing this game since closed beta, and back then I would have given it a 5. However, it's grown into a much better game. Nonetheless, it's still dull and mediocre. Sure you may think being a MMO and a TPS is an advantage, but in reality it is much too hard to combine such successful genres. Global Agenda shows this, it is quickly boring and I doubt it will be I've been playing this game since closed beta, and back then I would have given it a 5. However, it's grown into a much better game. Nonetheless, it's still dull and mediocre. Sure you may think being a MMO and a TPS is an advantage, but in reality it is much too hard to combine such successful genres. Global Agenda shows this, it is quickly boring and I doubt it will be much of a success. Hopefully updates will be available in the future to add things like extra cities, new weapons and a higher level cap. Expand
  68. EetuS
    Feb 1, 2010
    6
    The game is decent.However, this game is not an MMO, just a FPS with an online 3d lobby. Sadly it is not convincing enough as a FPS to challenge the top dogs. More polish, more content, and maybe this game has a shot.
  69. PaulF
    Feb 1, 2010
    8
    Not exactly what I was expecting when I read "MMOFPS" - the MMO part is basically a 3D Lobby UI - but an engaging and oddly addictive shooter all the same. The developers' motto is, apparantly, "a minute to learn, a lifetime to master", and they've gone a long way to achieving this in Global Agenda; if you enjoyed Tribes, TF2 or Planetside, I think you're likely to enjoy this.
  70. DextroN
    Feb 1, 2010
    7
    This game is absolutely amazing, but there is reason for giving it a 7. As much as I did enjoy the team based pve and pvp, as well as the mmo aspects of the game, it seems the game is lacking a certain amount of content. There's limited missions for pve, character customization is level based *for armor & dyes* and the pvp is lacking a good server system. When I play online games, This game is absolutely amazing, but there is reason for giving it a 7. As much as I did enjoy the team based pve and pvp, as well as the mmo aspects of the game, it seems the game is lacking a certain amount of content. There's limited missions for pve, character customization is level based *for armor & dyes* and the pvp is lacking a good server system. When I play online games, it's nice to be able to see what servers are available to join, what the average ping is and the ability to choose what pvp mission I want to do. Even though global agenda used to seperate their pvp, it was based by level, so it sucked then, and it still sucks now with not being able to choose what mission you would like to play. TL;DR The gameplay is amazing, but there is lack of content and the pvp is lacking. Expand
  71. BryanM
    Feb 2, 2010
    9
    Great game with helpful players. Hope to see a bit more content but from how active the devs have been I can see that coming soon. They already said new things within 30 days so I can't complain.
  72. HarrisonE
    Feb 2, 2010
    9
    Excellent Third Person Shooter. Variety of game types available and a business model allowing people to play the majority of the game for free, with additional team-based strategic combat and crafting systems available for a subscription. Smooth launch, and best development team I've tested for.
  73. Xeros
    Feb 12, 2010
    5
    I am stuck with global agenda, I've been playing the game since Alpha March 2009 and I will say that the game is highly flawed. It suffers and identity crisis ecause the game markets itself and an MMOFPS, but it's neither on in particular. An MMO relies on consistent content to keep the players occupied, Global Agenda doesn't have very much content and the stuff that's I am stuck with global agenda, I've been playing the game since Alpha March 2009 and I will say that the game is highly flawed. It suffers and identity crisis ecause the game markets itself and an MMOFPS, but it's neither on in particular. An MMO relies on consistent content to keep the players occupied, Global Agenda doesn't have very much content and the stuff that's there is very lacking. Now an FPS doesn't rely as much on content, but rather on the mechanics and dynamis of a map, Global Agenda delivers with the mechanics, but nto with the dynamics of the maps. It's a very solid platform for the game, but overall this game is not worth shelling out 49.99 for and 12 bucks a month after early March for access to the AvA because AvA is also very incomplete. It's not that the game is buggy, but there's hardly any content and this game isn't an MMO or even a good game to justify paying for it. I predict this game will have a diehard, small player base in 3-6 months and nothing else. Expect this game to turn into a F2P within a year if Hi-rez doesn't get their act together. Expand
  74. DD
    Feb 17, 2010
    9
    I thought about writing more, but this is all you need to know about it. -The gameplay is a mix of Tribes 2/TF2 and is highly addictive and very fun. You keep coming back to it like Diablo 2. -It has no storyline or good PvE, it feels tacked on and avoiding it is best. Its unnecessary and the game is great just the same. -Its highly innovative in nature and extremely well balanced except I thought about writing more, but this is all you need to know about it. -The gameplay is a mix of Tribes 2/TF2 and is highly addictive and very fun. You keep coming back to it like Diablo 2. -It has no storyline or good PvE, it feels tacked on and avoiding it is best. Its unnecessary and the game is great just the same. -Its highly innovative in nature and extremely well balanced except for perhaps Robotic's Turrets. You can get extremely high scores regardless as any of the 4 classes. -10v10 matches with active voice chat. Initially I was disappointed there wasn't larger battles, but it feels surprisingly hectic and large for such a small number of players -I didn't subscribe, its not worth it and its not bothering me, AvA Conquest is only 10v10 which is already the default gameplay type. Its a plus for me, I might pay if they have larger battles. -Well over +40 hours of gameplay and worth the 50 dollars if this is the type of game you like, fast paced, FPS, over the top weapons. Collapse
  75. ThomasS
    Feb 17, 2010
    9
    Well, The only reason I didn't give it a straight 10, is because it's still lacking a lot of content. If you have been running around in the dome city, you have probably seen a lot of stores that haven't opened yet. Once these are open, more content is revealed. Secondly, the game itself might not yet be worth all the 50 $/
  76. PavelI
    Feb 17, 2010
    6
    Thhis game was fun at first, and while playing beta, i which i enjoyed very much, i was expecting more rpg elements with the full release of the game, although there is almost none, it tries to be a Unrealtournament/Teamfortress with very limited customization. ALthough pvp mayh be some what enjoyable at times, it lacks a good pvp user interface, maps are unchoosable in pvp, and game Thhis game was fun at first, and while playing beta, i which i enjoyed very much, i was expecting more rpg elements with the full release of the game, although there is almost none, it tries to be a Unrealtournament/Teamfortress with very limited customization. ALthough pvp mayh be some what enjoyable at times, it lacks a good pvp user interface, maps are unchoosable in pvp, and game types either. Armor buying is level based, and is only bought for looks and nothing else. The upgrades are pretty much useless, and will not help in combat, and the main control over how well you play this game is based of how high level you are (leveling tree bonuses) and time spent playing which is just like any ordinary game. The content is severely lacking, and the only rpg elements that i can see off is grinding for "better" looking armor, and walking around in an uninteresting dome, which is useless overall. The classes are very similar to that of team fortress with a few classes fused into one. The best aspect of the game, and the majority of the content lies within the Pvp which i enjoyed and still play occasionally. A v A is boring, overpriced, and a dumb version of clan matches for which you have to pay about as much as world of warcraft. The only way the score will go up is if major content patches are going to be released within next 1-2 months. Otherwise very overpriced 50$ is way to much and a teamfortress 19.99 would suffice this games actual gameplay. I believe Hi rez did a pretty well job, but nothing new other then a mediocre third person shooter) and the msot i can even consider giving this is a 6. Expand
  77. MatthewS
    Feb 17, 2010
    9
    I can't believe the big-name review houses are so harsh on this game. This game isn't nearly as big-budget as triple-A titles, but it makes up for it by being, GASP, fun! Everything about this game is just plain fun. It is combines good old-fashioned shooter mechanics with a dose of RPG love and the result is simply incredible. BUY IT.
  78. TyDeL
    Feb 17, 2010
    8
    I give it an 8 at the moment, but I'm pretty confident that would be a very strong 9 after they implement all the tweaks and content they plan to release very soon. Bottomline, the game is incredibly fun, it takes all the elements that make Team Fortress 2 a lot of fun, and added Jet Packs, and tons of RPG elements that increase the playability even further. Skill specs, Weapon I give it an 8 at the moment, but I'm pretty confident that would be a very strong 9 after they implement all the tweaks and content they plan to release very soon. Bottomline, the game is incredibly fun, it takes all the elements that make Team Fortress 2 a lot of fun, and added Jet Packs, and tons of RPG elements that increase the playability even further. Skill specs, Weapon Load-Outs, leveling, Gear upgrades, Dyes, Alliances, Agencies, etc. I honestly am not much of an FPS player, but I can't get enough of this game. I've sunk about 40 hours into it so far with no sign of stopping. Expand
  79. JadeBl
    Feb 18, 2010
    5
    This game is one of those games that was released too early. The game is hardly finished, with a lot of the content still missing. It has no long term appeal, apart from the Conquest mode, which in itself really isn't worth £10 / month. It also has no repetitiveness appeal, you do the same thing over and over, until you finally grind your way up to 50, upon doing so, you are This game is one of those games that was released too early. The game is hardly finished, with a lot of the content still missing. It has no long term appeal, apart from the Conquest mode, which in itself really isn't worth £10 / month. It also has no repetitiveness appeal, you do the same thing over and over, until you finally grind your way up to 50, upon doing so, you are left with nothing to do but AvA (Alliance v Alliance) or PvP, which loses its appeal after a while as well. Hi-Rez have taken a chance, and if they don't pull their act together within the next couple of months, I think the game could have the same fate, like some of the other games that have tried to mix genres. I do believe if Hi-Rez pulls their act together, and releases the other 50% of the content before everyone gets bored of the long and painful grind, there could be a lot more to do, and my rating would improve. But given the circumstances, I think 5/10 is sufficient. Mostly due to the fact that they should have pushed the games launch back, and finished it before releasing. Another big downside is that it is on Steam, and a lot of the gaming community, that don't have "awesome" computers, will not be-able to run steam in the background, and play GA at the same time. There is also the fact that the game is very unstable and crashes all the time, for nearly 70% of the people who play it. All in all, not a bad try, but finish the game! 5/10 Expand
  80. JamesH
    Feb 18, 2010
    5
    5 for me because global agenda does not have the ability to call itself an MMO, your based in a lobby that has shops and there is only 1 lobby, so if you are high lvl you do not change lobby or move to a higher area for extra content, your just stuck in a virtual lobby. they mite aswell of just made a lobby such as the ones Valve use and call it and FPS, 10Players per side in PVP and AvA, 5 for me because global agenda does not have the ability to call itself an MMO, your based in a lobby that has shops and there is only 1 lobby, so if you are high lvl you do not change lobby or move to a higher area for extra content, your just stuck in a virtual lobby. they mite aswell of just made a lobby such as the ones Valve use and call it and FPS, 10Players per side in PVP and AvA, Not an MMO quick look on crafting and items stats that every good MMO has. armor cost alot of money and doesnt benefit the character as it only there to look good, upgrades are expensive to craft and can not be repaired bnecause they have not yet released a repair shop which brings me onto my next point. they said in the beta they would release more content when the game comes out but they didnt, the game in my opinion is still Un-Finished which makes it very frustrating that iv payed for a game which isnt even complete. the game has the basic but Premium content is poor as there is hardly any content in it. 2maps for AvA as i recall and slow into match in AvA (4MInute wait after finally getting your bid for the spot) Overall it has a few bugs that are really annoying and alot of un released content which means im already bored of the game after 2 weeks. Expand
  81. Brad
    Feb 20, 2010
    7
    I have had this game ever since it became available, and I must say i've been in for quite a ride. Global Agenda (GA) has tried something very much different in attempting to call itself a 'MMO'. As most people have said, as will I, there is still quite a good amount of content missing, and the game can get a bit repetitive. The 4 classes (Robotics, Medics, Recons & I have had this game ever since it became available, and I must say i've been in for quite a ride. Global Agenda (GA) has tried something very much different in attempting to call itself a 'MMO'. As most people have said, as will I, there is still quite a good amount of content missing, and the game can get a bit repetitive. The 4 classes (Robotics, Medics, Recons & Assualts) all have talent tree which have a nice appearence, but depending on your class can prove to be...not as important.. The base idea for the game is unique in its designs for each PvE map, with varying map bosses and random enemy placement on the maps, but at the moment, GA shines quite nicely in its PvP. Its a bit shoddy that you can't choose which type of gametype you want to play, but you get into it and have fun. Right now, the whole Conquest deal is something that really is not worth the money, given that Hirez will hopefully give a patch to fix everything up. I enjoy the game to play occasionally and it gets fun when your in a agency and you have others to play with. You will find many hours dedicated to this game if you find the right agencies and people, but there is definatly room for improvement. I hope my review has given a small insight to this game if you are wondering on buying it. I personally think it is worth the buy, but its your money, and if you feel like gambiling it in a game that will either go north or south, I think its worth it. Expand
  82. EricN
    Feb 24, 2010
    8
    Coming from TF2, i find GA a really fun game to play... there's a few bugs that need to be fine tuned but other than that its a fantastic game. AvA is a little slow but that doesn't mean its no good. Even tho the subscription is for AvA I want to give them money because I know they will create something Ive been longing for! I recommend it.
  83. TheMarauder
    Mar 1, 2010
    6
    Unfortunately Global Agenda trys to be everything to everyone. It's an okay little co-op shooter. It's got some nifty gear and a skill tree you level. It's massively multiplayer. It's not bad at any of them, but I found I got bored with attacking the same bunch of rather generic robot factories over and over. Save your money.
  84. JJ
    Mar 2, 2010
    7
    I've been playing Global Agenda 5 nights a week since release four weeks ago. The foundation of the game is rock solid: classes are balanced, gameplay is practically bug-free, hackers and exploiters are dealt with quickly, and the game can be a lot of fun to play. That being said, the existing content is fatally anemic. There just isn't that much to see and do that you I've been playing Global Agenda 5 nights a week since release four weeks ago. The foundation of the game is rock solid: classes are balanced, gameplay is practically bug-free, hackers and exploiters are dealt with quickly, and the game can be a lot of fun to play. That being said, the existing content is fatally anemic. There just isn't that much to see and do that you don't get out of Team Fortress 2 at 1/3rd the price. Calling it an "MMO" is misleading -- it has elements of an MMO like persistent characters, leveling, and a basic item system, but that's pretty much where the MMO begins and ends. This game has the potential to grow into something amazing, but it isn't there yet. Expand
  85. MarkR
    Mar 6, 2010
    6
    This game suffers from an identity crisis and a flawed business model. Buying the game at full retail price without subscription gives you a fairly decent team based shooter with several typical game types (and pretty obviously pulled right from TF2), but probably not something worth playing for a long time when there are so many alternatives out there. The subscription fee buys you a This game suffers from an identity crisis and a flawed business model. Buying the game at full retail price without subscription gives you a fairly decent team based shooter with several typical game types (and pretty obviously pulled right from TF2), but probably not something worth playing for a long time when there are so many alternatives out there. The subscription fee buys you a persistent strategic world, clan based game. Unfortunately, this aspect of the game is lacking to the point that many gamers are not going to see it as worthwhile, again in light of the alternatives available in the MMO market. At this point, the subscription fee actually looks like it would simply grant me access to more of the traditional MMO grind without really making the core game any more fun to play. So, the game ends up providing a fair PvP without subscription, but a poor, unfinished MMO experience with subscription. As an avid gamer, I appreciate the efforts that HiRez have made to get customer feedback and "earn the subscription" of their customers, but I am afraid that this execution of their planned business model has fallen short, and I don't think the game will get a second chance to succeed. In the end, they will likely need to concede that the game does not provide the type of value that justifies a monthly subscription, and change their payment model. Expand
  86. ZorielK
    Mar 21, 2010
    8
    Nice and fun Team Based Shooter with a few MMO Aspects. GFX are good but surely not the best one can get out of the UT3 Engine although it runs very smooths on mediocre Rigs. Sounds also good but nothing exceptional. The Value atm is OK, but Content Updates are in Progress. (The Devs are working hard updating the Game with new Content.) Performance is great, i never had any Lag Issues Nice and fun Team Based Shooter with a few MMO Aspects. GFX are good but surely not the best one can get out of the UT3 Engine although it runs very smooths on mediocre Rigs. Sounds also good but nothing exceptional. The Value atm is OK, but Content Updates are in Progress. (The Devs are working hard updating the Game with new Content.) Performance is great, i never had any Lag Issues wether playing on Euro or NA Servers. But afterall the most important is: The Game is fun :) Expand
  87. MarkN
    Apr 7, 2010
    5
    Being a mmorpg vet of over 15 years I can tell you that this game should not have the mmo attached to it. You play with max 10 players pvp and 4 players pve missions. That's less players per game than the first fps games had. Hell, only recently they patched in city wide chat.... which is something that usually seen first in a mmo. The game is fun at the begginning but gets boring Being a mmorpg vet of over 15 years I can tell you that this game should not have the mmo attached to it. You play with max 10 players pvp and 4 players pve missions. That's less players per game than the first fps games had. Hell, only recently they patched in city wide chat.... which is something that usually seen first in a mmo. The game is fun at the begginning but gets boring after a few hours. Very repetative. The only thing going for it is that it's fairly balanced when it comes to combat. Devs are promising more weapons and gadgets, etc just like Planetside did for years to make sure that a few suckers out there keep subscribing while waiting. Carrot on a stick if you will. This game will be ready in a few years. Then it will be worth the subscription cost. Expand
  88. MattL
    Apr 8, 2010
    9
    I can honestly say that I do not remember having this much fun playing a game. For me, HiRez has outdone themselves. I have been playing since beta and they have made so many great changes. For those who say that it lacks material, they better get ready to eat their words. HiRez is constantly pushing themselves to get what the COMMUNITY wants, and boy are they dedicated. It has been I can honestly say that I do not remember having this much fun playing a game. For me, HiRez has outdone themselves. I have been playing since beta and they have made so many great changes. For those who say that it lacks material, they better get ready to eat their words. HiRez is constantly pushing themselves to get what the COMMUNITY wants, and boy are they dedicated. It has been almost two months since the game came out and they were generous enough to let us play the full game without the subscription. I think that is a real sign that they care about their customers. They're not going to pick at your wallets like Activision, who is seriously constantly wasting people's time with their ridiculously priced map packs. Global Agenda is simply fun. It's balanced and extremely addicting. Give this game a few months, and can guarantee that this game will filled with content. Just show them that you support what they're trying to do and buy the game. You won't be disappointed. Expand
  89. Steven(Tikuto)Griffin
    Apr 9, 2010
    5
    This MMO has so much potential. The majority of the players knew this before the game was officially released, unfinished. The "PvP" gameplay is incredibly compelling, extremely fast and rather simplified. "PvE" content is attractive too. I _could_ be on it more than I should but I always feel disappointed by the game. While their is room to alter your character's performance and This MMO has so much potential. The majority of the players knew this before the game was officially released, unfinished. The "PvP" gameplay is incredibly compelling, extremely fast and rather simplified. "PvE" content is attractive too. I _could_ be on it more than I should but I always feel disappointed by the game. While their is room to alter your character's performance and appearance - personalization - this always suspects balance issues. The balancing in Global Agenda is probably right in it's own _design_ but personally I think it's wrong in it's own design because it's own "liquid balance" (Skill Tree + Upgrades) is wrong. It is, to me, the Skill Tree causing alot of flaws in the game. I still do allow for personalization and specialization but the super-buffs of the Skill Tree effectively chang the game from competative gameplay to competative failplay: You can fight hard, extremely hard, and lose hard and you may think "Why?". I dispise the Skill Tree because I know at the beginning without them the game was more enjoyable for me. 5/10 - It's good but not GREAT, yet, and if Hi-Rez were to change things from wrong to right or wrong to more wrong; this could determine Hi-Rez's fate for the game. Patch 1.3 is due. There's alot of new stuff, though maybe excessive and unnecessary additions. Expand
  90. Khlaid
    Apr 13, 2010
    9
    I had heard about this game from a friend a few months back and much to my surprise it went into free trial so I had to play it. First thoughts: The detail is amazing, that being said don't cut me short. The game has good graphics much better then other mmos or equivalent shooters and with that I was incredibly surprised by the lack of lag. This game is fast paced and addictive. I had heard about this game from a friend a few months back and much to my surprise it went into free trial so I had to play it. First thoughts: The detail is amazing, that being said don't cut me short. The game has good graphics much better then other mmos or equivalent shooters and with that I was incredibly surprised by the lack of lag. This game is fast paced and addictive. I've seen several posts stating this is not an rpg at all because its not traditional. You're right, there's no elves or dwarves. That being said there are classes which are very specialized in the fact that they all have interesting skills and GAME-CHANGING elements. Team-work is key and the unique combination of skills, weapon load outs, and player chosen talents is what really makes play dynamic. Customization in this game may just be the most custom I have seen while still retaining both gameplay and the concept of gear through upgrades. This game is addictive, my guess is the people with 0-3s are those that just got too butt-hurt from getting ganked by recons like a scrub. Expand
  91. NazD
    Apr 23, 2010
    9
    I have been playing the game for about a month now and I really enjoy the game. I started off with the free trial through Steam and tried the game to level 15. Really enjoyed it so purchased the full game to continue
  92. N0rdicNinja
    Apr 26, 2010
    9
    While the PvE can certainly leave more to be desired the PvP in this game is absurdity addictive and by far the most fun I've ever had in a competitive environment. This is definitely a game for those of you who like fast paced FPSs, if you're a TF2 junky or UT addict I'm wiling to bet you will absolutely love this game. On the flip side if you're someone who steers While the PvE can certainly leave more to be desired the PvP in this game is absurdity addictive and by far the most fun I've ever had in a competitive environment. This is definitely a game for those of you who like fast paced FPSs, if you're a TF2 junky or UT addict I'm wiling to bet you will absolutely love this game. On the flip side if you're someone who steers more towards the slower paced nature of MMOs this my not be for you. This is a game about skill, grinding will not net you any victories over anyone, not even people half your level. This is a game that very much rewards your ability over time spent in-game, while having the higher level Agent will net you advantages, it's not going to stop someone half your level from taking you out. I haven't even touched the AvA stuff yet and I'm already in love with this beast, best $40 I've spent in a looooong time. Expand
  93. Aug 26, 2010
    9
    Global Agenda is an ambitious MMO 3rd Person Shooter that takes a team based shooter and mixes in RPG and MMO elements. What it sets out to do, it does well. The graphics are solid, controls are seamless with the integration of a jetpack, and the gameplay is addicting. What this game does so well is reward you for your skill at your class. Gear and Levels, while important, are not asGlobal Agenda is an ambitious MMO 3rd Person Shooter that takes a team based shooter and mixes in RPG and MMO elements. What it sets out to do, it does well. The graphics are solid, controls are seamless with the integration of a jetpack, and the gameplay is addicting. What this game does so well is reward you for your skill at your class. Gear and Levels, while important, are not as crucial to your success as your reactions, aiming and use of skills in real time combat. For those WoW and mmorpg players looking for a change of pace from the Gear > Skill, I can speak from experience that this game is it.

    The game does have its flaws. Most of the content is instanced, with cities and other hubs being areas where you find a group to PvP, PvE and AvA (Think PlanetSide in that you are fighting for territory with other "Guilds"). You will enjoy this game far more if you have a few friends to run "dungeons" and quest. GA does have a nice Team finder in the veins of WoW's random dungeon and random battleground finder.

    If you are looking for a change of pace game this is it. The content has been vastly updated in recent months and the game no longer requires a monthly subscription to enjoy all content. At just $39 (cheaper if you can get a steam deal or promotion code) this game will provide plenty of enterainment, especially if you play it with some friends.
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  94. Jan 4, 2011
    9
    Global Agenda, is a different than usual game type, a game type that many people have not had any experience with: MMOFPS. This game genre is a very new with several contenders falling from the race such as All points bulletin. Global Agenda attempts and succeeds where others fail, by combining elements of FPS games and RPG's. This is where it comes into conflict with many players, as FPSGlobal Agenda, is a different than usual game type, a game type that many people have not had any experience with: MMOFPS. This game genre is a very new with several contenders falling from the race such as All points bulletin. Global Agenda attempts and succeeds where others fail, by combining elements of FPS games and RPG's. This is where it comes into conflict with many players, as FPS players think that it is going and should be faster pace, with things like headshots implemented. On the other hand RPG players may find the features in this game to random, relying more on the players skill than mastering the abilities. If you get into the dramatically different (and refreshing) gameplay, you will find that it is a very immersive game, perhaps the only problem is the clear lack of a story, but this is slowly being implemented with the new expansions. The first one Sandstorm introduced a open world area, with missions and a background story to boot. Missions can be divided into two types PvE (player vs AI opponents, similar to dungeons or wave based defenses) or the classic shooter PvP (player vs player). PvE, while playing a large part, tends to take a backseat to the amazing PvP. For the first 29 levels the game, slowly intorduces you into each type of mission, but once you hit level 30, the game takes a change. AvA (agency vs agency) is another addition to the PvP world, similar to other MMO's guild vs guild. Agencies fight over control of territories on a board (the territories are called hexes) and at the end of the session of the AvA whichever agency has the most points win. There is much more depth to the game, but that would make this review too long.
    The classes in this game consist of four types, Assault, Robotics, Medic, and Recon. When the game first came out there was and definite imbalance in the number of classes. Each class has the option to spec out several different ways. Assault for example, can focus on, AoE's, tanking, or ranged damage. This game many times has been likened to TF2 in the role of the classes, and this is true to some extent. Assaults are the, heavies, soldiers and demomen. Medics act as more of the original team fortress medic, being able to poison opponents, and heal friends. Robotics fills the role of engineer. Recons take the spy, sniper and scout role. Now that time has past for the most part there is a reasonable balance of classes.
    In the end Global Agenda is a new game type that people should try before buying, luckily there is a free trial that lets you play to level fifteen. If you find it to your liking, then buy the full game as you will fall in love with it. This game remains one of my favourite and is by far one of the most innovative.
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  95. Feb 16, 2011
    9
    This game kicks A**! I bought it for $7.50 off Steam on one of their one day specials b/c the reviews were good and what the heck, if it sucked I'm out under $10. But I would be happy w/ this purchase if I would have paid the full $29.99. It's an intense shooter w/ various classes that are all extremely important to the game. The action is great. It has a variety of things you can doThis game kicks A**! I bought it for $7.50 off Steam on one of their one day specials b/c the reviews were good and what the heck, if it sucked I'm out under $10. But I would be happy w/ this purchase if I would have paid the full $29.99. It's an intense shooter w/ various classes that are all extremely important to the game. The action is great. It has a variety of things you can do and is deep. Expand
  96. Jun 14, 2011
    8
    This game is by no means perfect, but it is great for a f2p title. Many lag and bug issues have been resolved since beta and sub versions, and though many remain, the dev team hirez is pretty well dedicated to resolving them on a regular basis. They just opened the micro pay system which isn't very elaborate yet, but they are clearly trying to figure out a lean model by which to startThis game is by no means perfect, but it is great for a f2p title. Many lag and bug issues have been resolved since beta and sub versions, and though many remain, the dev team hirez is pretty well dedicated to resolving them on a regular basis. They just opened the micro pay system which isn't very elaborate yet, but they are clearly trying to figure out a lean model by which to start seeing profits for further dev of this and the studio's tribes reboot. Most importantly, it is not pay to win. Cash can be spent to speed up leveling a bit, or for visual flair. The game has a lot of options, though not a lot of visual variety (or rare flair yet, but give them time to cycle new stuff in) and a few different builds for each class which one can experiment with. Aside from co op pve and pvp modes, most often overlook the SOLO PVE mode, which is hugely challenging in the upper levels. Don't listen to any of the straight negative reviews on here, all the red ones are trolls and people who gave the game 20 minutes and gave up cuz they are f2p 'gurus' or something. Expect bugs, it's still being updated. Expect a real challenge, and a co-op that requires your teammates to play well. Ignore the random parties, and make some friends, it will make all the difference. If you all play your roles as teammates correctly the payoff is a much faster, efficient and less deadly mission series ripe with diverse mob spawns and industrial crushing devices. Honestly give this game a try, the total tally is 241 positive to 36 negative user reviews. Trust the ones who put in 200 hours and love it. This game is the business. Expand
  97. Jun 23, 2011
    9
    Enjoyable and fun at long last an rpg that ticks boxes...I think this game has great potential and I hope more people discover this refreshingly playable game.
  98. Jun 27, 2011
    9
    What can I say, despite all the problems I have with the game I still put 300 hours into it B4 my agency collapsed and I rage-quit along with everyone else. Since the recent F2P release on steam I have re-installed for some good old noob-stomping
  99. Jul 21, 2011
    7
    It's fun, has pretty graphics and fun-to-shoot guns and alI that. But this game used to be a retail game, and now it's free to play. I'm glad I only got it when it was free to play because while I did enjoy it, it's not the kind of game I would want to pay for, PvE could be considered a long-ass tutorial in a desert, and then you just into PvP for the rest of the game, people compare theIt's fun, has pretty graphics and fun-to-shoot guns and alI that. But this game used to be a retail game, and now it's free to play. I'm glad I only got it when it was free to play because while I did enjoy it, it's not the kind of game I would want to pay for, PvE could be considered a long-ass tutorial in a desert, and then you just into PvP for the rest of the game, people compare the PVP to TF2, but I didn't really see how this was the most enjoyable part. For a game that's free it,s good, it might even be great, but it's not the kind of game I'd be glad I payed for. Expand
  100. Aug 4, 2011
    8
    Really, a great mmo.
    Its a game that you can play for many hours.
    But unfortunatly, like most games, it gets very bored after a while.
    But still instaal this game now for free!
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jun 1, 2011
    65
    Global Agenda is a good game, with some good ideas that may have been pushed harder by the development team to make it more than a simple hybrid. You will probably enjoy in the beginning and for some time, but the lack of original elements may lead you away from it quite soon.
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    78
    In the world of Global Agenda it's your turn to help the agency to fight the regime of terror: unit with the thousands of other agents and defeat the enemy in various multiplayer battles. And as long as you keep playing the game in multiplayer-mode, it's quite entertaining – but nothing more.
  3. Uninspired levels. [Aug 2010, p.88]