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  • Summary: Global Agenda is a massively multi-player action game set in 22nd Earth, a 'spy-fi' world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict. In the wake of severe global disaster, the political face of 22nd century earth has changed and player-created factions scheme against each other forGlobal Agenda is a massively multi-player action game set in 22nd Earth, a 'spy-fi' world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict. In the wake of severe global disaster, the political face of 22nd century earth has changed and player-created factions scheme against each other for power. Traditional full-scale wars a thing of the past, factions must rely on covert agencies, teams of elite special operatives able to seize and defend key facilities. The future of humanity is their battleground, where knowledge is power, technology is a race, and everyone has an agenda. [Hi-Rez Studios] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Global Agenda's developers Hi-Rez Studios have wisely mixed together MMORPG elements with FPS action resulting in an amazing online experience, which reaches its apex in the Conquest mode. It is not perfect, it must be said, but we've enjoyed it a lot!
  2. Global Agenda isn't a perfect game but there is a awful lot of potential in this well put together debut from Hi-Rez. They should also be applauded for utilizing a system that allowed optional subscription service and I hope to see this adopted by more developers and publishers in the future.
  3. Hi-Rez has created a fast paces fun FPS that has successfully bridged the gap between MMO and shooter. Well worth a look.
  4. It's lots of fun as a straight team-based shooter, but the MMO side of things needs polish to make it more accessible. [Apr 2010, p.100]
  5. One last kick to the armor-shielded gut: If you are currently playing the game using a trial version you downloaded prior to it being made unavailable, be warned that in-game voice chat may now be interrupted by audio ads-a stinky (though gutsy) move to "encourage" subscriptions.
  6. It's a shooter without eloquence or crunch, an MMO without content or personality, and as an experimental combination of the two it's missing ambition.
  7. Global Agenda's novel take on class-based combat has the potential to be exciting, but drudgery and other issues present serious obstacles to your enjoyment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 110
  2. Negative: 25 out of 110
  1. 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 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
  2. 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 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. Expand
  3. 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 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
  4. Dec 5, 2011
    8
    Alot of people bag on the game for it's lack of huge content or massive maps to wander. Yet they fail to realize that GA is an off shoot fromAlot of people bag on the game for it's lack of huge content or massive maps to wander. Yet they fail to realize that GA is an off shoot from Georgia Inc. which is a buisness oriented company first. Why did they decide to reanimate a classic MMO or Run with the Tribes franchise with Ascend?, maybe because buisness was on the decline and the video game industry was rock solid. Either way, global agenda is a great game and it's FREE to play, but you'll buy the Elite Agent package sooner or later to experiance the whole content. Hi-Rez gets KUDOS here for making a game simular to Tribes 2 with larger models and simplified load outs.It isn't Tribes in the whole sense, but Tribes in spirit just the same. Expand
  5. 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 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
  6. 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 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
  7. 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 slowly0 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. Expand

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