Excerpt: In a future where resources are scant and an oppressive worldwide government endeavors to extend its controlling grip around the whole planet, there are those who resist. Banding together in disparate factions, elite soldiers use their diverse talents and quick reflexes to carve out their place in a world where the land you fight and die for is the only land you control.
Conclusion: Through all its faults, Global Agenda: Sandstorm is still worth checking out. It's a slow-burner, but after a few dozen hours of play you'll be blasting with the best of them, going off on raids with friends and modding your weapons to be ridiculously powerful. Hopefully Hi-Rez Studios will add even more expansions in the future, as a bit of extra content would do this game wonders.
Excerpt: Global Agenda is a futuristic Massive Multiplayer Online Third Person Shooter. The story is set in the 22nd-century after a severe global disaster. Habitable land is hard to come by and the tyrannical government rules with an iron fist and with an army of mechanical drones. Your goal is to colonize areas and overthrow this government known as the Commonwealth. When you first log into the game you will have to choose your player class.
Pros: No monthly subscription fees; fun team based game missions.
Cons: Maps have sparse player counts which makes forming parties difficult.
Shooter MMORPG with no blood but chat and headsets.
Common Sense Media
6 December 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Global Agenda is a futuristic, massively multiplayer online shooting game. That is to say, players arm themselves with guns, rifles, grenades, rocket launchers, and other weapons of destruction and seek to kill their opponents in arenas, playing games such as capture the flag and king of the hill.
Excerpt: It’s been two years since players took up the reins and cleaned the streets of crime in Crackdown and our return to the sweeping highways and towering edifices of Pacific City couldn’t be better timed. The pristine and beautiful city of the future left at the close of the first game; blissfully gang-member free and under the control of ‘The Agency’, has lapsed into turmoil in the decade that has passed.
Summary: Global Agenda, an MMO FPS, aims to deliver a vast multiplayer shooter with strands of WoW in its DNA. Unfortunately, what it does do well is already done better by several other PC shooters that don't charge a monthly fee.
Pros: Four diverse classes, Combat involves more than just shooting, Jetpacks are a fun addition
Cons: Generic looking maps, Dull player vs. environment content, Weak crafting