Global Agenda Reviews (Windows)

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.7
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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True Game Headz (Feb 18, 2010)
If you are expecting a typical MMO clone where you select a target and watch your character auto-attack, this isn’t for you. This game was designed for those of us who like “Team Fortress 2,” “Unreal Tournament,” and “Quake Live.” The “grinding” is mostly just playing the game naturally instead of going out of your way to level up. It is not the most original game out there, as it rips off from many different games, but this approach is forgivable considering how well “GA” executes everything. The interface works great, the balance between the classes are fair, matches aren’t drawn out with the length being no more then 15 minutes, and the skill tree with the limited inventory provides a surprising amount of depth to character customization. This is a game definitely worth looking into, but only if you want to play the PvP missions and avoid the lack of subscription-only content.
GameFocus (Mar 04, 2010)
The class-based shooter gameplay core of Global Agenda is well balanced, fast-paced and, when it comes right down to it, really fun. After that, everything else is bonus. Global Agenda isn’t a perfect game, and those who aren’t interested in the community aspect of massive online games will likely loose interest pretty fast but there is a awful lot of potential in this well put together debut from Hi-Rez. Hi-Rez 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.
IGN (Mar 12, 2010)
Global Agenda hits the top notes in many areas. The crisp graphics and fast paced, high intensity team-based combat are definitely the game’s strongest points. Both PvP and PvE game play are equally fine and the AI of mobs in high difficulty PvE missions is admirable. However, there are few mission maps available at this time and the inability to filter and select missions is definitely a downer. An MMO review is a snapshot of where the game is in time as it is constantly evolving. If Hi-Rez can add more missions and improve the UI functions, the likelihood of keeping the more casual player in the long term grows high. As the game stands now, whether you enjoy the game rests upon whether you like the combat systems and if you find an Agency to suite your play style and personality, as it’s all about teamwork and the people you play with.
GamesRadar (Feb 08, 2010)
Global Agenda faces an uphill battle toward success. No one seems to have heard of it, and those who have don't know exactly what it is. It's terribly user unfriendly to get into, and it balances on a weird fence between shooter and RPG. We're having a great time playing it, but we don't know how many will feel the same. Here's hoping that word of mouth and continued support by the developer allow it to blossom into a beacon of skill-based, sci-fi light amongst the vast, dreary ocean of WoW-clone MMOs.
It's hard to say enough positive things about Global Agenda. GA is in the unique position in that they have managed to succeed where so many others have failed – it's a fun, innovative MMOFPS, it's free to play, it's got an addictive quality to it, and it's run by a great company. Hi-Rez has already improved this game, and is committed to further improvements. Based on their track record, these upgrades will likely be substantial.
GamingXP (Nov 24, 2010)
„Global Agenda“ ein Online-Shooter-Rollenspiel, das sogar eine Geschichte vorweisen kann. Ob diese jemanden dazu bewegt, das Spiel zu kaufen, sei dahingestellt. Auf jeden Fall machen die Multiplayer-Gefechte einiges von den öden Missionen wieder wett. Egal, ob PvE, PvP, oder die großen Schlachten, solange man nicht alleine herumirren muss, macht dieses kostenlose Spiel gute Laune, mehr aber auch nicht!
PC Games (Germany) (Nov, 2010)
Das Konzept von Global Agenda klang vielversprechend. Sollte Hirez gelingen, woran Richard Garriott mit Tabula Rasa und Flagship mit Hellgate: London gescheitert waren? Tatsächlich klappt die Verbindung von Action und Online-Rollenspiel erstaunlich gut. Global Agenda funktioniert als MMOG für zwischendurch. Leider gingen die Entwickler auf beiden Gebieten zu viele Kompromisse ein. Sowohl der Action- als auch der Rollenspielpart wirken verwässert. Zudem leistet sich das Spiel einige Schnitzer in puncto Bedienfreundlichkeit und Präsentation. Aber in den Spieler-gegen-Spieler-Arenen, von denen Hirez eine Menge mitliefert und die immer gut besucht sind, geht richtig die Post ab.
Girl Gamers UK (Sep 21, 2010)
The game is not perfect. As I said earlier, variety seems to be the major sticking point in the games road to success. But playing an MMO is not like playing other games. With other games you get the finished product and, barring patches, what you see is what you get. With an MMO, you get a work in progress. As time passes, and as long as the players keep coming back, these games can only improve in both quality and content. Global Agenda has the potential to become a great game, with bit more polish and additional content. But it has made a brilliant start and if you are a fan of MMORPGs and fancy something a bit different from your usual fare, or a shooter fan who wants a bit more depth, check the game out. It may very well be just what you are looking for.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Feb 27, 2010)
Global Agenda is zeker een interessante mix van TPS en (MMO)RPG, maar blinkt in geen van de twee echt uit. Voor de liefhebbers.
Global Agenda isn't an excellent game, but there is a lot of co-op and competitive fun to be had. In fact, the overwhelming vibe from current players is quite upbeat. Still, there's not enough content included with its purchase to keep you playing for months on end; you'll have to pony up the monthly fee for the Conquest mode to get any lasting appeal. Hopefully this won't destroy the title, but I've got a feeling it is going to quickly chip away at the vibrant community of players that currently exists unless significant after-purchase support (e.g. new classes, more maps, new city hub) is included gratis.
Mana Pool (Dec 23, 2011)
Would I recommend Global Agenda? Considering the game is free, if you have some spare time on your hands and you have a passing interest in MMOs or shooters, I’d definitely give it a go. It doesn’t take long to level a character to a point where you can PvP or do other interesting activities (raids, for example) and largely speaking it’s a pretty decent game. Don’t expect to be absolutely amazed, as it’s not really on par with the paid alternatives, but ultimately this game is free. Even if you end up paying for Elite Agent (which is highly recommended) and perhaps a booster here and there you are still getting a very good deal. I certainly enjoyed my time, and if it wasn’t for the huge titles coming out this time of the year I’d probably still be playing.
Brash Games (Feb 23, 2011)
Global Agenda is an okay MMO. It’s well worth a look at, I would at least recommend downloading the free trial that’s on offer and seeing for yourself. If you can afford the Conquest subscription option and you love the game then great, but personally, there wasn’t much to do after a week’s worth of playing and it seemed like a very sterile kind of game. Still, to be fair, there have been some significant updates and more players are now online, therefore I’m going to raise my score from 6 to 7.
70 (Feb 04, 2010)
Difficile d'évaluer un concept comme Global Agenda, qui repose sur deux modèles économiques bien différents. Dans sa version sans abonnement, le jeu ne mérite pas vraiment l'achat : le PvE est ennuyeux, tandis que les matches PvP sont sympathiques mais tournent vite en rond par manque de cartes. En revanche, en s'acquittant d'une obole mensuelle, le soft dévoile un tout autre potentiel qui rappelle parfois EVE Online, avec son monde unique librement laissé entre les mains des alliances de joueurs. Cette note se veut donc une moyenne des deux aspects, mais doit être majorée ou minorée en fonction de l'option choisie.
Spazio Games (Mar 22, 2010)
Global Agenda cerca di fare un po' tutto ma non riesce a fare nulla in maniera eccelsa, le missioni PvE diventano monotone dopo poche partite mentre gli scontri nelle arene PvP non portano nessuna reale innovazione. Il jetpack che poteva essere una buona aggiunta a un sistema di gioco già noto è poco sfruttato e non si sente mai la necessità di doverlo usare durante i combattimenti visto che inficia l'utilizzo delle armi. L'interfaccia è semplice mentre i menù sono completamente privi di informazioni utili lasciando il giocatore dopo un breve tutorial verrà abbandonato solo a capire cosa fare senza dargli il minimo aiuto. Interessante invece la modalità Conquest che non potrà non attirare coloro i quali si divertono durante le battaglie in scala ridotta nelle arene e che riuscirà a incuriosire anche qualche giocatore di Eve Online che vuole provare un nuovo genere, sempre ammesso di riuscire a superare lo scoglio del canone mensile.
GameStar (Germany) (Apr 21, 2010)
Global Agenda ist eines der Spiele, die desto besser werden, je mehr Zeit man mit ihnen verbringt. Am Anfang haben mich die tristen Levels gestört, die lahmen PvE-Missionen, die sterile Atmosphäre. Doch irgendwann greifen die Rollenspiel-Elemente; es macht Spaß, meine Talente zu verbessern und mich in die flotten Teamschlachten zu stürzen. Die Monatsgebühren bringen allerdings noch zu wenige Vorteile; sie lohnen sich allenfalls für eingefleischte Vielspieler. Alle anderen sollten erstmal die Demo ausprobieren.
65 (Jan 01, 2011)
La sterzata free-to-play offre nuova visibilità a Global Agenda, un gioco probabilmente difficile da inquadrare con un giudizio "universale". A ottime idee ben implementate come quella dell'uso del jetpack in combattimento, va ad affiancarsi un tipo di azione a metà tra shooter in terza persona e gioco di ruolo, che trova la propria debolezza proprio nel fatto di essere un ibrido senza particolari spinte in nessuna direzione: il rischio è che i fan dei vari generi messi insieme dagli sviluppatori possano abbandonare Global Agenda: Free Agent dopo la fase iniziale, soprattutto nel caso in cui non si riesca a trovare un buon gruppo col quale giocare in modo affiatato. Il gioco di Hi-Rez è dunque in grado sia di appassionare che di far subentrare la noia: la parola finale va quindi ai giocatori stessi, ai quali consigliamo comunque una prova su strada, soprattutto nel caso in cui ci si ritenga dei fan del tipo di ambientazione o di gioco.
GameZone (Aug 01, 2010)
PvE (in which players fight against an evil global government called the Commonwealth) lacks any real draw, and environments are bland and uninspired. Considering that the trial for the game has been pulled, you might want to wait until the price drops before jumping in. As it stands, it’s not worth the price of entry unless you’ve mastered other similar, fuller games out there and are cursed with copious amounts of free time.
60 (UK) (Feb 11, 2010)
However, without a total reboot, what bars Global Agenda from being an obvious purchase will not change. 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. I played Planetside for a year because I was so inspired by what it tried to do, and because its problems tended to arise from it being huge and daring at any cost. This? It barely has any problems beyond its averageness. And that's a much, much harder thing to get behind.
DarkZero (Apr 06, 2010)
Whether or not Global Agenda is worth paying a monthly fee for entirely depends on the player, along with Hi-Rez Studios’ commitment to pump out enough updates that justify the fees. There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with the game, but there’s nothing particularly outstanding about it either. The combat is versatile, the graphics are decent (but hardly reach the level of that “other” sci-fi game running on Unreal Engine), and the free-to-play missions are quick but ultimately satisfying. But for players looking for extra content in the long run, ponying up for the subscription will become an eventuality, and ultimately becomes their decision to make.
AceGamez (Feb 23, 2010)
It’s a trend that seems to overshadow all of Global Agenda – it’s incredibly watered down. The shooting elements have been watered down to accommodate MMO players, and the persistence has been watered down to accommodate FPS gamers. Hi-Rez Studios have attempted to make so many compromises, they just seem to have fallen short across the board. The result? Not a single part of GA is overwhelmingly bad, but neither is any part in any way memorable. Everything it does has been done before, and far better – although it may be the firs to attract both MMO players through its persistence, FPS gamers through its gameplay, and RTS tacticians through the alliances, but not a single one of those gamers will find something in Global Agenda that will drag them from their current staples, that satisfy their needs so much better.
GameSpot (Mar 30, 2010)
Even with a reasonable price, Global Agenda is not easy to recommend. It demands tens of hours of dull, low-level play to access and enjoy the more exciting content. And even that content is not consistently enjoyable. While Global Agenda does offer a distinct breed of action in the world of massively multiplayer online games, its hectic combat is hidden beneath layers and layers of drudgery that only sincerely dedicated players are likely to enjoy.
G4 TV: X-Play (Feb 17, 2010)
Global Agenda has a lot of things going against it. Bland environments, limited choices, loose gunplay, and the lack of meaningful loot will make you think twice about leveling your character to 50. The MMO part is questionable at best, and there are a number of flaws that need to be corrected before you should consider taking the plunge. Perhaps the most damning flaw is that titles like Guild Wars, Team Fortress 2, Shadowrun, and even Borderlands already do most of what Global Agenda does and they do it better. They also do so without relying on any added monthly cost, even if it is entirely optional. Let the buyer beware.
GameStar (Germany) (Jun, 2011)
(Free to play version)
Global Agenda schnürt also ein dickes und spaßiges Free2Play-Paket, das sich Fans flotter Online-Schlachten keinesfalls entgehen lassen sollten.