2155. From the ashes of the devastating Third Great War rose the Commonwealth, an oppressive world government determined to control the entire planet. The few remaining independent factions retaliate the only way they can, with elite teams of special operatives trained in advanced warfare tactics and equipped with high-tech weaponry.
User reviews: Very Positive (910 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 1, 2010

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"Repackages the fond, familiar cooperative and mobile combat of TF2 and Tribes with layers of MMO goodness" -- PC Gamer Magazine

"A fast-paced, action-packed adrenaline rush" -- Zam.com

"Slick, Polished and Bad Ass" -- Gamersinfo.net

"Stuns with its professionalism" -- Eurogamer

"I wanted to play for hours" - Inc Gamers

"Game of the Show - E3 2009" -- MMORPG.com

"Best Gameplay of E3 2009" -- TenTonHammer.com

"Easily the game of the show at GameX, hands down" -- Massively.com

About This Game

2155. From the ashes of the devastating Third Great War rose the Commonwealth, an oppressive world government determined to control the entire planet. The few remaining independent factions retaliate the only way they can, with elite teams of special operatives trained in advanced warfare tactics and equipped with high-tech weaponry. The future of humanity is their battleground, where knowledge is power, technology is a race, and everyone has a Global Agenda.

  • Create your agent - Create, customize, and develop multiple agent characters, complementing your FPS skills with accessible RPG-style progression. Unlock weaponry and cutting edge devices including jetpacks, grenade launchers, mines, deployable turrets, stealth suits, holographic decoys, robotic droids and HUNDREDS of others.
  • Co-Op with friends online - Four players share the same online mission experience - working as a team, communicating via built-in text and voice chat, infiltrating facilities, defeating end bosses, and earning technology upgrades.
  • Compete in fast-paced, multiplayer matches - Teamwork and tactics are paramount within objective-based game types designed from the ground up to support intense and balanced player vs. player combat.
  • Conquer persistent territory - You and your agency compete against other agencies for control of limited land resources and special rewards.

Play for Free

All current content of Global Agenda can be played for free. No purchase required. No subscription required.

With an optional one-time purchase, players may upgrade to Elite Agent status, which will accelerate the rate of earning character levels, gear, and currency and also grant access to premium features such as the login priority, auction house and in-game mail. All players that have previously purchased Global Agenda will be automatically upgraded to Elite Agent status.


  • No Level Restriction
  • Ability to earn all of the game’s current items without spending real money.
  • Access to all of the game’s current playable content, including:
    • Sonoran Desert Open Zone
    • Special Ops PvE (1- to 4-person Co-Op)
    • 10v10 Mercenary PvP
    • 4v4 Arena PvP
    • Double Agent PvPE
    • 10-person Defense Raids - including the new, high-level, Dome Defense Mission introduced in version 1.4
    • Agency vs Agency Gameplay (AvA)

Elite Agent - One-time purchase

  • Earn End-of-Mission XP at twice the rate of a Free-to-Play user
  • Earn End-of-Mission Credits and Tokens at twice the rate of a Free-Play user
  • Earn End-of-Mission Elite Loot upon winning an instanced PvE or PvP match
  • Choose which PvP gametypes you would like to play when queuing for Mercenary PvP.
  • Access the Auction House
  • Access In-Game Mail
  • Less restrictive chat capabilities
  • No ads for in-game voice
  • Ability to create Agencies
  • Higher Login priority

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2+, Windows Vista SP1+
    • Processor: 2.4+ Ghz Single-Core Processor
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (3GB RAM required for Vista/Windows 7)
    • Graphics: 256mb video ram or better with Shader Model 3.0+ (GeForce 8 series or higher/Radeon HD3000 series or higher)
    • DirectX®: Directx 9+
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB Free Space

    A broadband internet connection is required to play the game. All players will connect to centralized servers run by the Developer and gameplay may be impacted by network performance. Some game features may require online fees. Visit the game website for more information.

Helpful customer reviews
43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Personal Rating: "meh"
Platform: PC
Genre: Free-to-play Multiplayer Third Person Shooter/MMO

Once again the future of mankind is faced with bleak propositions when rival factions emerge from the devastation of a Third Great War. With a new and oppressive government forming from the ashes of past - gamers will get to create characters from different factions all fighting for power in this new political landscape. Sound exciting? Yes in theory and and on paper I am sure it sounded all rather brilliant but not so much when it comes to the actual games execution.

With its dystopian setting I was looking for some fast-paced frantic action to keep me glued to my monitor but the best adjectives I can use to describe Global Agenda is mediocre and boring. Global Agenda has some good ideas stuck amongst the more turgid ones - the ones every single MMO suffers with regardless of how they doll it up - the "fetch 15 of these and the kill me 5 of those" types of quests. In my earlier MMO days I was happily and stupidly comfortable to sit through crap like that but not anymore. It's an utter killjoy for me now.

Dispersed amongst the typical MMO tropes are some genuinely good ideas - such as the co-op and faction pairing quests that actually see you fight other players. After having committed roughly 8hrs to the game I just didn't see the point of continuing forward. Don't get me wrong its a very competently made game and I am sure it has its many fans out there but I am afraid I am just not one of them.

I really am not that crazy on free-to-play games at all and being constantly bombarded by the in-game shop recommending that you purchase this and upgrade that. No thank you! I would rather happily pay a small monthly fee and receive equal quality across the board for all players. The game will require a lot grinding away to get anywhere and quite frankly that is not my idea of fun at all if you decide not to go the purchase item route.

By all means give it a go - its just not something I see anyone sticking with for long periods of time unless they are a) Broke as a poor church mouse or b) Really dedicated or C) Have enough money than God and can afford to waste it on in-game stat booster and whatnot.

***I have given it the thumbs up, since its not something I wish to discourage players not to try out by giving it a thumbs down. I really wish Steam would give us an orange side-ways thumb for something that is average***
Posted: June 15
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
124.3 hrs on record
Was a solid and fun MMO experience. Enjoyed every second of my time. Rest in peace, sweet prince. 8.5/10.
Posted: June 15
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37 of 48 people (77%) found this review helpful
702.9 hrs on record
Met the Devs at a Convention and got into the beta. Played it after launch and it was AMAZING when it first started out, bought the game before it went free to play. After all the the time spending getting every class to level 50 and getting awesome gear and toping leaderboards and what not there was also AvA (Agency Vs. Agency) which put you and your comrads against the other agencies out there.

Went great for about a year and then soured once every aspect of of pvp and ava became monopolized by a collection of like minded individuals who clung to exploits like the fist of an angry god. That mixed with GM's and Devs who did little to nothing to fix or crack down on this (They were too busy at the time beating off on Tribes Ascend and runing that too).

Might be a little too passionate there but thats not where it stops oh no... once it went free to play I checked it again they brought in microtrasactions to ruin the game even more and all they managed to do for adding diversity was add a new raid mode and open world area. Even checked on AvA (All new names I had no idea who the hell they were) and it was still the same thing "oh we will let these guys win this time and then the next then its our turn" was the new norm though. Mainly monopolized, and I never managed to even look at the PvP because the damned game was so underpopulated it was impossible to even get a game even started.

TL;DR: Game was good when it first started out and then it began a gradual downward spiral when the devs developed ADD and couldn't focus their small company on a single game but decided to spread themselves thin and ruin two titles and try to elbow their way into the MOBA realm with Smite.

Also they are apparently making a reboot of this game? I have no idea but its probably going to be the same old thing as above probably, I hope not though I hope they remake it and it goes great.
Posted: August 4
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
415.2 hrs on record
After years of playing this, I still feel this game deserves some recognition. Even if the developers abadoned this game for 1-2 others, they left gold behind.
Posted: June 17
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
601.9 hrs on record
Well, i have played lots of games over my 15 years of gaming and i must say this was truly one of my favourite games.
Just too bad Hi-Rez ditched it.

Posted: July 27
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54 of 68 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
I loved this way back at launch, here now I was happy to jump right back in! When I got there the game still was all the fun it had been for me way back when and this is the only example I can think of for a successful shooter mmo hybrid (not counting planetside series). The game is action and fast paced like a shooter but detailed and open like an mmo! The "con" I have noticed after returning is it was like almost a ghost town I only crossed paths with 10-15 people when I logged on recently, and for an mmo that is crazy small, but if you want to give it a try its still worth it even today!
Posted: November 2, 2013
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