Global Agenda is the new MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online game) from independent developer Hi-Rez Studios. Although Global Agenda (or GA) is the debut game of Hi-Rez, it is an extremely strong game and shows that they are going to be a competitive developer in the future.
Global Agenda is a great game that isn’t easy to categorize. It has a little bit of many genres at it’s core, and yet it retains a solidity that offers gamers something a little bit different. The gameplay is a mix of MMORPGs (like World of Warcraft) and 3rd person shooters (like Team Fortress 2 or Halo), all in a large online word where you can interact and compete with thousands of other players from around the world.
Set in the year 2155, Global Agenda creates an excitingly gritty science fiction universe with plenty of jetpacks and lasers. In both PvE (Player versus Environment) and PvP (Player versus Player) game modes you’ll find yourself on maps with robots, space ships and plenty of mechanical ‘stuff’.
There are four classes to choose from, each with their own unique skill-tress to assign points to as you progress your character. The Medic is your healer, the Recon is the stealth and sniper expert, the Robotics is adept at defense and different utility skills, and the Assault is your big guy with a heavy gun. Each of these classes plays very differently and has their own strengths and weaknesses.
The one main argument that many players have against Global Agenda is that there isn’t enough content. This could be true, but plenty is being added. Hi-Rez have shown that they have a great amount of dedication to Global Agenda, and they will continue to improve the game for a long time to come. They have teased that there will soon be much more content like 10-man PvE and 32vs32 PvP.
Personally I’ve played Global Agenda for over 150 hours, and I’m sure I’m going to spend a lot more time in it. It’s a brilliant game and it looks like it’s only going to get better.
Global Agenda has an endless free trial available right now, so you can go and give it a try right now at http://www.globalagendagame.com/.